Were you one of the sun goddesses that laid out for hours on end, trying to get that much admired “golden glow”? I was. Well…sort of. I had a deep olive complexion growing up, from a Sicilian heritage on my dad’s side of the family, so I had no trouble getting that “glow” that everyone raved about. It actually only took me a few minutes in the sun to get that look, where other girls would either lay under the sun or in a tanning booth for hours. I was, however, a pool queen. I would swim for hours and hours, so my sun exposure was compounded.Read More →

 Like this? Then share it with your friends! When you look in the mirror, do your pores seem to overpower your face? Are you plagued with little black dots that muddy your complexion? Your pores are telling you something, you better get them under control. First we need to talk about what makes them look so large in the first place. Your pores are actually little openings in your skin, where your sweat glands are located. The initial size of your pores is determined when you are born. Sweat and oil is secreted through these little openings to hydrate your skin. Excess oil, dirt andRead More →

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! So, you’re a big, strong guy that is starting to get some wrinkles here and there. Doesn’t that make you look more distinguished? You keep telling yourself that, and I’ll speak to the rest of you. Looking young isn’t just a woman thing. For years, men have been ignoring signs of aging, because a lot of men think using age-defying tactics should be left to the ladies. But why should men have to live with wrinkles when there are so many easy-to-use products out on the market? Here’s a man’s guide to preventing or reversing signs of aging:Read 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! Exfoliation is the big buzz word now, from doctors to hollywood stars. It makes your face feel smooth and look great for a few weeks max. But there’s a way to make that feeling last as long as you’re willing to do some of the work yourself. Basically, if you looked at a plug of your skin, it’s like Grapes, Raisins and Corn Flakes. The Grapes are the plump, moisture filled cells as they’re created. As they start to move to the surface, they lose some of their moisture and resemble Raisins. When they finally get to the surface, they’re completely driedRead More →