All Blog News for Skincare

  • Reversing Sun Damage Where It Counts: Treatments for Hands and Neck

    Our facial moisturizer contains SPF. So does our BB cream and foundation. Once we’ve “got our face on,” we are armed with layers of sun protection. But, we are skipping out on protecting our hands and necks, which after years of sun exposure, can be the sounding alarm exposing our true age. Sure, maybe they get an initial swipe of sunscreen at the beginning of the day, but our exposed skin is baking in the UV rays long after that protective screen has worn off. 

  • If You’re Not Quite Ready for Surgery, Consider This!

    Were it not for the mirror, I probably wouldn’t believe it myself. I feel 25, but the mirror doesn’t lie and it reminds me, painfully, that I’m 41. It happened so gradually, it was like watching grass grow. Those little lines around my eyes that used to resemble tiny twigs have morphed into lengthy tree branches that have taken up permanent residence and found their way up into the edges of my hairline. Don't get me wrong, I would NEVER EVER trade what I have and the experiences that have led me to this milestone age. 

  • Get A Beach Body, Not A Beach Cover-Up. Procedures That Help You Bare It All This Summer.

    When Lilly Pulitzer debuted her capsule collection for Target this spring, the allure of bold, bright bikinis, sun hats and beach cover-ups in the iconic designer’s coveted prints offered at unheard of affordable pricing was so compelling that the collection sold out in mere hours! I was left without day-glow preppy beachwear. Tragic, except for the fact that I already have too many beach accessories and bikinis and besides, why cover up?  

  • Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, Dermabrasion - What's The Difference?

    Moving into summer, we want to shed the pounds, the layers of clothes, and, most especially, dull, wrinkled skin. Am I right or am I right? 

    Now is the perfect time to research and book a procedure that can diminish scars, wrinkles, blackheads and brown spots.  

  • Hair Removal Goes High Tech

    A cascade of luscious locks is a woman’s crowning glory, but hair anywhere south of the top of your head has certainly gotten a bum wrap. Leg hair, back hair, chin hair, hair down there — it doesn’t matter how many perfectly rational and functional reasons the science-set serves up in defense of body hair, the modern species simply does not care. We want our skin silky, smooth and bare, and by golly, we’ll go to high-tech lengths to get it. 

  • Could Plant Stem Cells Be The Holy Grail of Skincare?

    By Claudio Pinto 

    Imagine a world where your skin tissue regenerates – tightening and improving in elasticity even as you age. Sounds like science fiction, right? 

    Well, as the saying goes, the future is today. Skincare specialists can now incorporate plant stem cell-based products into everyday skincare routines. Plant stem cells are undifferentiated cells found in the meristems of vegetation and like human stem cells, they have the ability to self-renew. 

  • Glycation Station: Sugar Highs and Lows

    Today is the day you face the devastating truth that your best and most delicious friend is, in fact, your complexion’s biggest foe: Sugar. It’s frenemy No. 1. Cue the tears. 

    Sugar is more of a menace than your Pilates instructor would lead you to believe, not only wreaking havoc on your waistline, but also leading your complexion in a direct line to wrinkle, fine line and sagging-town. It’s all due to a little something called ‘glycation’. 

  • Your Skincare Game Plan to Maintain Hydrated Skin This Season

    As we age, it becomes more and more difficult for our skin to maintain moisture. Heated buildings, hot showers, frequent washing and winter chills can dehydrate skin ten-fold. So what’s a gal to do when her skin starts to look like an elephant’s trunk? Here are six day-to-day approaches to combating dehydration. 

    1. Drink Water. Staying hydrated makes you dewy from the inside. It keeps your skin supple, which translates into fewer wrinkles. Score!  

  • How to Prolong the Effects of Popular Anti-Aging Skin Treatments

    I’m finally about to bite the bullet and do a laser or light therapy treatment. I haven’t decided which one yet, but it needs to basically obliterate age spots, remove wrinkles, reverse sun damage, shrink pores, un-break broken capillaries and froth my latte. I’ll let you know when I find said contraption. 

    For now, I’m in prep mode — which is actually the first phase of treatment. I was unaware that there were phases other than: 1) Aim laser/light/frequency/chemical at face. 2) Get blotchy, or peel, or react in whatever way you’re supposed to react, 3) Look 1,000 years younger! 

  • A Laser That Could Change the Game - Halo

    So, I’m obsessed with finding the right laser to make my foray into the world of resurfacing and correcting pigmentation. I’ve been “window shopping” for years. Every time I feel I’ve made the right choice, a new option hits the market and I say, “Jenny, wait a bit longer this one might be ‘The One.’I may or may not have done the same thing when looking for a husband. Luckily, I felt pretty certain I’d found “The One” or I’d probably still be window shopping men. 

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