Like this? Then share it with your friends! Winter can be harsh on your skin, even if you live in a milder climate. Wind, cold and lower humidity can wreak havoc on hair, nails and especially skin. But you can protect yourself from these foes, you just have to know how to fight them. When winter shows up on your doorstep, you’ll notice changes that are minor at first. Maybe your lips get a little chapped, or maybe your arms or legs get a little dry and itchy. But did you realize that everything about you changes? Your hair is probably a little drier, and your nails might chipRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! There are lots of mistakes, or shortcuts, that people make every day in their skin care regimen. But there are a few that might make or break (or break out) putting your best face forward. Skipping toner: Toner is designed to do a few things. First and foremost, it balances the PH of your skin. It also helps close your pores so that less dirt and funk gets in. Another huge benefit is that it also removes the last bits of makeup or dirt that is left on your face after washing. Without toner, a few thingsRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! A common question I’ve been getting is how to tell the difference between skin ailments. There are a few that can be mistaken for one another. Being misdiagnosed is very frustrating and can lead to months, or even years of inaccurate treatment, sometimes causing bigger problems than the original ailment. Keratosis Pilaris (KP) is probably one of the most misdiagnosed skin ailments. It’s very common, and is usually easy to figure out if you’ve had any experience with it. The most common form is usually referred to as “chicken skin” because of the raised bumps that form on theRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! I’d love to tell you the story of a boy who has chicken skin, and how he manages this skin condition doctors call Keratosis Pilaris. He was born with the condition, and his mom noticed it when he was about 4 months old. The pediatrician insisted that most babies get occasional little white pimples and it would go away. But it didn’t. The condition seemed to get worse and worse. The boy also tended to get very red and hot in the face when he went outside with other kids. His arms were very rough and pimply, and theRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! You saw in my previous post why exfoliation is important. So you can’t afford $150 to go to an esthetician every few weeks for a light chemical peel, and you don’t want to get a deep chemical peel because of the risks of burns and the recovery period. So now what? You can exfoliate at home, with no risk and as often as 1 to 3 times a week. You’ll need both a chemical peel, also called an acid peel, and dermabrasion. A good rotating brush makes the work easier as well. I’ve seen a vibrating brush, but I’m not really sureRead More →