Open Your Eyes to the World of Puffiness and Other Irritations

“Eyes are the windows to the soul” — Peng Liyuan The eyes are also a snapshot of your overall health and well-being. Fatigue, anemia, aging, medications, genetics, and other factors can cause various eye irritations. The skin around the eye area is the thinnest and most delicate region of your face. Lack of sleep, high…

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…

Pimples, Diet, Skin Problems? Let’s Ask an Expert!

When writing these posts, I refer to the expertise of Dr. David Cunningham from Santa Barbara. Our conversations and fact-finding missions are thoroughly enjoyable and educational. Here is the latest collection of questions from my skin care clients. What are the most common habits people shouldn’t do to their skin? Let your skin heal: Picking…

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%…

Black Friday Sale

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoyed a beautiful day with friends and family. Thank you for reading and supporting my blog each week. As you may know, my product line is Shelley Skin Care and I have just announced my Black Friday Sale. We’re offering 25% off the entire website. Simply shop with us during…

Makeup Removal Do’s and Don’ts

By my calculation, if you’re a makeup wearer, you may remove makeup up to 21K times in your lifetime. If that’s the case, let’s get it right! Makeup varies in thickness, texture, and consistency, e.g., powder, cream, powder over a cream. Then there is waterproof and water-based mascara. And let’s not forget our lipstick. Let’s start with…

A Packaging Dilemma. An Inside Look into Your Skin Care Jars

Prior to launching our line, my partner and I performed market research by canvassing the downtown San Francisco area. We asked people to spend several minutes of their time answering questions about their likes and dislikes about skin care jars and packaging. The vast majority felt that heavy-bottomed glass jars were a sign of luxury,…

Do I Have to Be a Chemist to Shop for Skin Care ?

Do you need a degree in chemistry to understand which ingredients are safe and why they are used? Often, deciphering an ingredient list is no easy task. For instance, consider our Simplified Face + Body Toner. Upon first glance, ingredients can look like a foreign language: Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Aqua (Water), Alcohol, Glycerin,…

Much Ado about Wrinkles, Laugh Lines and Falling Eyelids

When it comes to aging there are two roads: natural or enhanced. As with all roads, you may not travel them simultaneously. You will come to a certain age where you are at that fork in the road and you will need to choose. But, what does each path look like? I can help you…