Brighten Up Dark Circles Under the Eyes

Essentially, dark circles are caused by having excess blood pools under the eye. Fatigue, anemia, aging, medications, genetics and other factors affect the appearance of periorbital (eye area) dark circles. The skin under your eye is thin and delicate. Because of this, increased blood flow can be easily seen in this area. The fragile capillaries under…

Smile, We’ve Got Pimple Solutions

The word “pimple” is a broad term for whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples, plus a variety of acne types. Pimple: A pimple is simply a clogged pore. When a pore is clogged, swelling and redness occur because your body sends out white blood cells to eat the bacteria and debris. The force of having extra blood in…

The How-to’s on Freckles and Sun Spots

Hyperpigmentation (aka HP) occurs when a patch of skin becomes darker than its surrounding area due to increased melanin. Sun spots (solar lentigines) and melasma are among the most common forms of hyperpigmentation. Melasma is a specific type of HP that is associated with hormonal changes and appears as gray-brown patches on the face. 90%…

Eat Your Way to Firm and Fabulous Skin

Vitamins come in all colors, shapes and sizes. The tastiest and most absorb-able ones come in the form of food, such as crisp red peppers, celery and juicy oranges. Let’s focus on Vitamins C, E, A, and K and how you can eat your way to healthy, beautiful skin. There are 13 universally recognized vitamins…

Better Skin Starts with Better Food

Customers often ask how to improve their skin.  Skin care products go a long way in protecting and improving skin, but diet also plays a primary role. Eating a balanced diet can enable you to achieve and maintain healthy skin.  Major contributors to a healthy diet are amino acids. Protein is comprised of various amino…

Face Facts; You May Be Sensitive or at Least Your Skin Is

Sensitivity can vary from person to person and mean different things. One person might be sensitive due to dryness, while another has blemishes, flaky, itchy or inflamed skin. This means that there is not just one treatment for sensitive skin. Sensitivity can be genetic in origin, induced via the use of harsh products, or due…

10 Tips to Improve Your Skin from an Esthetician 

From morning to evening here are some tips that will make your skin happier. Cleansing your face it is often best to start with a gentle cleanser to help emulsify the oil, makeup, or debris. After rinsing, a second wash with a treatment cleanser is necessary for thoroughly clean skin. This process should be performed…

How Often Do I Really Need a Facial?

The quick answer is that it depends on what type of facial treatment you are getting. There are my types of facials. Here are just a few: Oxygen Facials are typically recommended as a treatment in a series. Your Esthetician may suggest that you have them weekly for up to six weeks in a row,…

Find Out Why You May Have Dry, Dehydrated and Oily Skin All at the Same Time

People who have skin conditions due to excess oil production, such as acne often over wash and under-moisturize, leading to skin that is dehydrated but still oily. Dehydrated skin typically feels tight and dry, even after a moisturizer is applied. Additionally, dehydrated skin can result from not drinking enough water. Those living in dry, arid…

Travel Essentials; In-flight Skin Care Tips

Ready to pack your bags? Here are some tips on how to keep your skin clean and hydrated in-flight. While airplanes get you where you want to go, they tend to stress your skin by circulating dry air. It is similar to sitting in front of an oscillating fan for hours. When our skin loses…

When to Pop Pimples at Home

When you decide to pop pimples at home it’s important to have the right tools and be in a good frame of mind. Removing pimples, using antibacterial products, cold compresses, and spot treatments with ingredients such as salicylic acid (SA) are always the best first step. If you have sensitive skin, salicylic acid is the…

Is Your 2-in-1 Moisturizer, SPF Working?

My motto: No-go on the combo (moisturizer and SPF that is)! What is the best anti-aging product you can own? Sunscreen. And, in this age of fast and convenient isn’t it great that we can combine our sunscreen with our moisturizer? Well…..maybe, but maybe not. There are two types of sunscreens: Chemical and Physical Chemical…