The ABC’s of Skin Spots and Early Skin Cancer Detection

All of us are familiar with moles (not the little critters that live underground); today we’ll be talking about the small dark bumps that appear on our skin. Moles, also known as melanocytic nevi, are raised dark spots formed from the clustering of pigment cells (melanocytes). These bumps can be congenital, meaning you’re born with…

Diamonds and Minerals in Skin Care

We adorn ourselves with jewelry to reflect our personality made up of all of the magnificent metals and minerals that we also have on the inside and utilize to make our body function properly. 

What Sunscreen Works Best for Runners

What sunscreen works best for runners is an important questions. Protecting your skin from the elements can be a real challenge for someone who is always on the go. Runners, bikers, walkers and weekend warriors have all faced the challenges of traditional sunscreen.  

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…

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…

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…

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…

Get the Skinny on Sunburns and Base Tans?

When we see tan skin, we are programmed to think healthy, right? It has taken on its own life, with its own vernacular. Think: base tan and sunburn. Many of us start the summer expecting to burn a bit and then turn that into our base tan. Some of my clients have told me that…