Lightening and Brightening the Skin

“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.”

Beauty without Surgery and Fillers

“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.”

Common Skin Conditions for Darker Skin Tones

In order to discuss common skin conditions for darker skin tones, we must first understand how our skin gets its color. For this, we start with melanin. Melanin is a cellular pigment that exists in the dead layer of our skin, the epidermis. It is the skins’ first line of defense against the sun. The moment…

Vitiligo and How to Deal With It

Here are some answers to the questions what is vitiligo and how to deal with it. As I was packing my bikini for vacation, I decided to try it on to see how it fit. After looking at my body from every angle I noticed a small white spot on my leg. I knew right…

How to Deal with Freckles on My Face

Freckles; the little brown spots that appear on our skin. Although we’re typically familiar with what they are, many of us have questions about them: Why do some people have more freckles than others or what causes freckles? Freckles occur when pigment cells (melanocytes) experience an overproduction of melanin. The melanin is activated by sun exposure…

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%…

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…