Seasons change. So does your skin.

Summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean your skin can’t be radiant. Or maybe you got too much sun this summer, which can exacerbate hyper-pigmentation. Hyper-pigmentation is the skins reaction to protecting itself from damage. Usually some internal component such as hormones can start the discoloration and the external irritants (the [...]

Acne … The Dreaded Four-Letter Word

Acne … teenagers shudder at the thought of another break-out. Young 20-somethings wonder why all of a sudden un-sightly pimples are appearing that didn’t show up during their teenage years. Adults who thought this pesky problem was a thing of a past are discovering that it’s once again rearing its ugly head. Whatever your age, [...]

Vacation Skin Care

I have recently blogged about “Capsule Skin Care,” and keeping with that theme, I want to address vacations. First of all, you need to find out the climate where you will be vacationing, as this will have an impact on your skin. For instance, dry verses humid. Then you must take into consideration your skin [...]

Beware: MLM Companies Are Masquerading as Skincare Providers

Don't be the next victim! You could be their next victim without even knowing it. I know it sounds harsh, but I have to warn you because I care about you. There are tons of these product lines out there that have been around literally forever: Mary Kay, Avon, Arbonne, Rodan + Fields, Nerium… and [...]

Multi Level Marketing Skincare

Multi Level Marketing Skincare. Also known as MLM. These are the products  you keep hearing about (over and over and over again). Your news feed is saturated with social media posts detailing yet another product that can transform Shrek into Cinderella in a matter of days. Bippity Boppity Boo!  Before you hand over your credit card, [...]

Facials: Luxury or Necessity

I have said many times; facials should be part of your “self care” routine. One may ask, “Why?” Let me explain, and I think you will agree. Professional facials (one performed by a licensed esthetician), remove toxins from everyday pathogens, drains lymph, stimulates cells to rejuvenate, relaxes muscles, aids in age correction—and the list continues. [...]

Let’s look at Vitamin A!

What is Vitamin A? You have heard of Vitamin B and C, and you know that Calcium helps make strong bones. And you have probably a pill packed with lots of good vitamins. We know that vitamins help our bodies function at their best. Of course Vitamin A is also one of the vitamins that [...]

Fire & Ice brings out the Sugar & Spice!

The spa industry often refers to it as the "Fire & Ice Facial" and Hollywood calls it "The Red Carpet Treatment" - but what exactly is this sought-after facial that everyone’s talking about? According to Telegraph UK, the Hollywood version of the Red Carpet Treatment is an intensive clinical facial that generates tingling heat with a chemical peel and a [...]

Capsule Skin Care

Recently I read an article about “Capsule Wardrobe” in Fashion and Beauty. I was very intrigued by the minimalist concept. I am always looking for ways to make life simpler; less stress in our ever changing, fast paced world. I believe we have so much technology that it weighs us down instead of lightening our [...]

Is Retin-A OK?

A guest blog by Abbie Major Many of the department store and drug store skin care products have jumped on the Vitamin A/Retinol bandwagon. These lines boast the anti-aging, wrinkle-erasing, skin-smoothing, complexion-brightening ingredient that will be the cure-all to all your skin issues, at the low drugstore price of less than $30 per bottle. But [...]