How Skin Reacts to PCOS

Learn how skin reacts to PCOS by understanding how hormonal changes, diet and BPA play a roll. Uncover simple ways to improve the condition.

How Humidifiers Affect Dry Skin

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.

Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Learn the unexpected benefits of intermittent fasting to decide if it’s right for you. Discover skin and health benefits simply by changing your meal times.

Can HRT for Menopause Improve Skin

Discover how HRT for menopause can improve the skin. Hormone replacement therapy is life-changing. Understand how to choose the right therapy for you.

What to Expect During Menopause

A discussion on what to expect during menopause. We’ll review everything from when menopause begins to hot flashes and in-between.

What Happens Leading Up to Menopause

What happens leading up to menopause is a big issue for women. There are many facets to aging, so let’s start out by tackling perimenopause, and subsequent posts will cover menopause entirely.

How Medication and Beauty Patches Work

After writing a post on instant face lifts I was interested to find out how medication and beauty patches work. For starters, the official name for a patch is “transdermal” since it transfers medication into your skin.

Can the Keto Diet Improve Skin?

The theory works like this: if you cut out sugars and other carbs, your body will be forced to burn fat and it will learn to do so faster and more efficiently. Without carbs, the body enters into a state of “ketosis”.

Why Is My Neck Sagging

Trust me when I say that one day you will wake up and ask yourself the question “why is my neck sagging”.

What’s the Deal with Milk Alternatives?

In a nutshell, milk alternatives are better for the environment. Plus, factory-farming is a nasty business and unless you’re getting your milk straight from the teat, you can bet the cow wasn’t that happy when they donated it to your breakfast cereal.

Can We Purify the Air with Plants?

Can we purify the air with plants? Once the pandemic started people began looking for ways to sanitize everything around us. The air is no different.

How Pillowcases Help With Wrinkles and Acne

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?

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.

How to Deal with Maskne

“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?”

Wearing Masks and Cleaning Them

“A lot of us are facing daily challenges with wearing masks and cleaning them. Long gone are the days of traditional surgical and N95 masks. There are many options of hand sewn masks to choose from and each one is unique in style and fit. As cool as it is to rock stylish masks to reflect your mood it isn’t always fun and games inside the mask.”

What To Do About Various Types of Dermatitis

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…

The Secret to a Good Facial at Home

“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.”

DIY Steps for a Facial at Home

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…

How Shelter in Place Affects Our Skin

As I was getting ready for the day I wondered how the order to “shelter in place” affects our skin. Typically, at this point in the year, we’d be looking forward to Spring and getting outdoors for some much-needed sunshine. Unfortunately, at this moment, the majority of people around the globe are dealing with the…

Interview | What to Do About Veins on Hands, Arms and Breasts

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…

Bone Broth for Healthy Skin

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…

Fish and Marine Collagen in Skin Care

“collagen is absorbed directly into the blood and is transported directly to the skin demonstrating that fish and marine collagen works well for skin care.”

A Healthy Diet Can Improve Your Life

Everyone knows that a healthy diet can improve your life, but let’s explore how and why it makes a difference. Recently, I was reminded of the importance of eating well and eliminating certain things from our diet to radically improve our lives overall. Specifically, I will be sharing information on how to thrive by eating…

Why We Get Chapped Lips

“Licking your lips gives yourself a little moisture boost, right? Sadly, no. Having dry lips can give you the urge to lick.”

Is this Skin Care Goop Worth It?

“The first thing I look at is the ingredient list. Certain websites offer the ingredients right away while others have to be hunted down. These hard-to-find lists always make me suspect from the start. My focus goes straight to the first 5 ingredients, and I compare my findings to what the product is touting.”

How Athletic Compression Improves Your Game

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…

When to Use Compression Socks

“For best results, you should slip into your compression socks several hours before your flight. Try not to wait until you board the flight.”

Skin Care Cheat Sheet for Your Daily Beauty Routine

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…