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 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.
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.
Are BB, CC and DD creams beneficial? If you want to know, read on!
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”.
Trust me when I say that one day you will wake up and ask yourself the question “why is my neck sagging”.
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? Once the pandemic started people began looking for ways to sanitize everything around us. The air is no different.
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?”
“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.”
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…
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…
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…
“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.”
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…
“Licking your lips gives yourself a little moisture boost, right? Sadly, no. Having dry lips can give you the urge to lick.”
“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.”
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.
“Many people struggle with understanding just how much they need. The answer depends on what type of exfoliant you’re using and what type of skin you have.”
“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.”
“Americans, unequivocally, associate straight, white and healthy teeth to longer lives, more successful careers and overall attractive looks.”
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.