All Blog News for Skincare

  • Out Damn Spot: Non-Surgical Treatments for Age Spots

    In the immortal words of Billy Shakes —"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Except today we’re not talkin’ about roses. We’re talkin’ about age spots. And there’s nothing sweet about ‘em.  

    Call them what you will: liver spots, solar lentigo, senile freckles (I beg your pardon?!)—age spots happen, and while they’re harmless and generally don’t necessarily need treatment, I didn’t necessarily need to eat that entire cheeseboard by myself last night either. Yet, here we are.  

  • Skincare 101: Are You Washing Your Face Wrong?

    Get up. Brush your teeth. Wash your face. What could go wrong? 

    Apparently, a lot. ‘Cause it seems too many of us are doing it wrong. There’s no shortage of health and beauty mags, blogs, vlogs, morning shows, etc… all pointing to the same simple observation that the way in which we’re doing something so basic could be what’s actually causing our skin woes. 

  • Expired! Is Your Skincare Product Past Its Prime?

    "Waste not, want not” is a relatively good rule of thumb, but your skincare cabinet is neither the time nor the place. We’re about to lay down some soul-searing truth about the expiration dates on your favorite skincare products, and it’s in your best interest to pay attention. 

  • Sagging Skin: 8 Ways to Defy Gravity's Effect On Your Face

    Luminous. Dewy. Taut as a baby’s bottom. There are certain words and phrases that we'd like to have our complexions compared to. “Saggy” ain’t one of ‘em. And yet many of us, at some point or another, will find ourselves in front of a mirror, lamenting a drooping jaw or sagging cheek, and using our thumb and forefinger to gently lift our faces back to their once-youthful position. We might also be crying. *sob 

  • A Beautiful Butt: Is A Skin Condition Affecting Your Bottom Line

    How many times will a flawless complexion be likened to a baby’s bottom before we finally catch on that the skin on our butts deserves its own infantile glow? Wordy? Yes. Wise? Also yes. So today we’re going to take a look at the importance of skincare for your butt and address 3 common afflictions that might be troubling your tush.  

  • Skincare: How to Kickstart Results When Your Products Fail You

    There’s a distinct emotional tug-of-war involved when you’re plunking down a chunk-of-change for that anti-aging in-office treatment or at-home skincare regime. On the one-hand, the results are fantastic—a reductions in fine lines and wrinkles, improved hydration, and the taut pore-less visage of a babies cheek—one the other hand, beauty ain’t cheap. Imagine then, the added insult when the karmic rules of the universe stick it to you—and just like that—your favorite beauty product stops working.  

  • Stress Test: How Stress Can Negatively Affect Your Skin and Hair

    The body is a wondrous thing, is it not? From the intricate workings of your innards to the magnificent mechanics of your outers, the human body is rife with bells, whistles, and countless charms. And yet, it’s not all unicorns and rainbows. How can it be, when stress and its corresponding hormone cortisol are lying in wait for the least little stressor to occur, at which point it infiltrates, wreaking havoc on your skin and hair. It’s all downright stressful. And thus the cycle repeats itself.  

  • Skin Conditions: Is Your Skin Sensitive or Is It Something Else?

    You cry over greeting cards, beautiful sunsets, even a heart-stopping sip of grenache. We get it, you’re sensitive. But just because you’re feeling all the feels, doesn’t mean your skin is too. The truth is—the skin you’ve been calling “sensitive” all these years, may not be that at all. 

  • Broken Capillaries: If It Ain't Broke Fix It Anyways.

    Just like a broken heart, broken capillaries aren’t literally broken. Sure, you might feel aching loss and devastation at the discovery of red spidery veins creeping across your once flawless cheek or climbing up the side of your nose. You may even fall into despair over a ruddy looking complexion overrun with the broken beasts, but despite the “broken” moniker, it’s not necessarily true.  

    Causes:  

  • Can Too Much Collagen be a Bad Thing?

    My Adventures with a Stubborn Keloid Scar 

    By Allison Schmidt 

    A keloid scar is basically the only time I think of collagen as a bad thing, because too much of it following an injury or a mole removal procedure, (in my case), can actually cause a scar that is raised and larger than the initial injury, which can also be itchy and painful.  

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