Choosing the best sunscreen for your skin tone has always been a sore spot for me. Working as a makeup artist and esthetician in major cities, my clientele ran the gamut from light skin to dark. Often, the sunscreen color was too white, making the skin look chalky or ashy. This challenge forced me to…
Learn how skin reacts to PCOS by understanding how hormonal changes, diet and BPA play a roll. Uncover simple ways to improve the condition.
Discover how humidifiers affect dry skin and what you can do to balance moisture in the air. Learn tips that help you deal with humidity and lack thereof.
Trust me when I say that one day you will wake up and ask yourself the question “why is my neck sagging”.
Beauty rest is essential to good skin, but let’s see how pillowcases help with wrinkles and acne. I used to only pay attention to thread count, cotton-types, weaves, and silk when trying to find bedding and now there’s even more to consider! As I go through life I hear clients and friends discussing night sweats…
Is retinol the best anti-aging cream? The short answer is yes, depending on your skin type. Let’s explore the reasons and compare retinol with its cousin, Retin-A.
“As we were clinking our glasses on New Years Eve, who knew that we’d be adding a new word into our lexicon and having to deal with Maskne in 2020?”
Clients often come in asking what to do about various types of dermatitis, so today we’re going to take a good look at it. Dermatitis is essentially skin inflammation. The term “dermatitis” is somewhat broad and actually refers to a number of different conditions. You’ll often see it combined with a qualifier, such as “contact…
“Pineapples are more than just a tasty snack; they contain a powerful mixture of enzymes that can help your skin feel soft and look great.”
When getting to your favorite spa is impossible, here are some DIY steps for a facial at home. You probably know what type of skin you have and already own an assortment of products, so the first step is to pull out all of your products and go through them to see what is still…
Many clients have been asking how to self-care while we shelter in place, so I set up some video chats where beauty experts teach you how to DIY! This blog post is different than my usual since I’m treating it as a “live” document. These videos are available on my YouTube channel and IGTV, plus…
Often, clients ask me what to do about veins on hands, arms and breasts, so I made an appointment with an expert on the matter, Dr. Nicholas Hyde. His practice is called Elite Vein Specialists and he is truly a specialist. Dr. Hyde is Yale-trained, Board Certified Vein Specialist in the East Bay area of…
If you’re looking for a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to get healthy skin, grab your ladle because bone broth is something to scoop up. In my last post we discussed the benefits of marine collagen and now I’d like to share the benefits of the collagen found in bone broth for healthy skin. What…
“Licking your lips gives yourself a little moisture boost, right? Sadly, no. Having dry lips can give you the urge to lick.”
I was inspired to write about how athletic compression improves your game after doing the research for my last post When to Wear Compression Socks. While that post focused primarily on medical uses, this one will focus on the benefits of compression for athletics. Next time you’re watching your favorite sports team, pay a little…
“For best results, you should slip into your compression socks several hours before your flight. Try not to wait until you board the flight.”
This is a handy skin care cheat sheet for your daily beauty routine. You can print it out and keep it in your bathroom to refer to it whenever you add something new to your beauty routine. It’ll keep you on the path to good skin. I’m splitting it into two parts, so you can…
Personally, I would suggest using this beauty secret while showering instead of bathing due to the amount of dead skin that will slough off during the process.
“Brightening products take a different approach to beautifying skin. They tend to focus on restoring dull, lackluster skin to achieve a vibrant, glowing look. Brighteners typically include alpha hydroxy acids, vitamin C, and retinols.”
Simply put, midorexia is a state of mind. It affects both men and women equally and, typically, starts at 50. For some, midlife brings a sudden surge of energy and a blossoming of vibrancy.
Let’s look into German beauty, otherwise known as G-Beauty and find out if it’s worth it. G-Beauty is not a new concept, but it does sound cool, given all of the hype around the alphabet soup of skin care these days.
Let’s discuss how to get rid of pimples fast, so you can get back to living the dream! We’ll start with a description of pimple types.
“You can certainly do a combination of fillers, Botox and laser, but if you’re trying to avoid injectables, laser will do the trick nicely.”
“Bakuchiol is best for those who have acne-prone skin and are sensitive to other retinols.”
What is CBD and is it something you should consider putting into your skin care routine? Read more to find out!
“Exercise, along with good nutrition and adequate hydration, can help to improve facial fullness and complexion, giving you a healthier, more youthful look.”
Every woman is a candidate for vaginal rejuvenation at almost any age. Since every woman is dealing with their own unique issues, there seems to be something for just about everyone.
Taking a look into the effects of aging and how it impacts our sex lives and sensations.
“In my experience, I understand that preventing hyperpigmentation is important in people of color. During a facial, if the skin is inflamed by applying pressure while performing extractions, ice or something cool will quickly reduce it.”
Being aware and considerate of others is essential to avoid the spread of cold sores. Kissing is off limits during this time, sharing utensils, lipstick or lip gloss is a major faux pas.