All Blog News for Skincare

  • A less-is-more approach to a luminous complexion

    When it comes to skincare, the title “game-changer” is often reserved for in-office treatments, new-fangled fillers and expensive serums and moisturizers, but a recent article in Self magazine claims that changing the skincare game can be as simple as changing your own routine.  

  • Skin aging linked to lack of sleep

    Bloodshot eyes and dark, puffy circles aren’t the only things you’re reaping with those late night hours. A new clinical trial by physician-scientists at Cleveland University Hospital’s Case Medical Center has found that sleep quality directly impacts skin function and aging. *yawn… wait. What?! 

  • Skincare ingredients take a turn to the strange

    From South Korea’s besotted and booming beauty industry to highborn nods from the UK’s royal family, skincare is taking a turn towards nature’s less than conventional phenomena in an effort to advance anti-aging products beyond the here and now. Snail mucus, fish eggs, and bee venom are all making the leap from witchy shopping list to cosmetics must-haves, so let’s look past the gross and try to see the good in these less than glamorous ingredients poised to shake up your skincare regimen. 

    And let’s start with the grossest. Mucus. Specifically snail slime. 

  • Spring-cleaning for your beauty routine

    Spring fever is likely starting to tighten its grip on your poor S.A.D.-ravaged heart. And while winter is still raging for most of us, let’s take to heart that old adage “in like a lion, out like a lamb” and start plotting out some pre-game seasonal beauty changes that’ll help prepare you for your springtime debut. 

    You’ve spent the last few months fighting winter weary skin, so you’ve had plenty of practice with hydration and exfoliation. But shouldn’t spring’s beautiful blooming buds act as inspiration for taking your skincare routine a step further?  

  • Why Retin-A should be in your medicine cabinet

    I’m a vain woman. I tell myself it’s nothing to be ashamed of. But, quite honestly, with all the hours I’ve spent in front of a mirror, I could have saved the whales, reversed climate changes and revived American manufacturing.  

    I can pursue a new eye shadow color with the zeal of someone panning for gold. Armed with tissues and cleanser, I establish a military stronghold in front of a mirror and begin maneuvers: try on, wipe off, and test out in different lighting.  

  • Invisible undereye girdle works like Spanx

    According to Living Proof, a high tech beauty company, “Every day should be a good hair day.” Now, they are trying to make every day a good undereye day. 

  • Have you given up on Retin-A?

    When I turned 40, a new eye shadow or blush just didn’t cut it. My skin was looking tired. I went for a consult at a top New York teaching hospital. The doctor there had one suggestion for me: Retin-A. Even more significant was the off-the-cuff advice I got from her assistant, a radiant outdoorsy blonde with glowing skin who said, “If I could, I would bathe in Retin-A.” 

    Real Simple magazine interviewed a doctor who said, “People use Retin-A too much, use it too often, experience negative side effects and then give up on it too soon.” 

  • Treating post-op skin -- To wash or not to wash one’s face

    By: Ron Robinson 

    You know what I love most about those plastic surgery shows? It’s seeing the people during the healing process. It’s the days or weeks later that really interests me. We might see them changing their bandages or going to the doctor’s office for a follow-up, but what I always want to see is how they take care of their sensitive, postsurgical skin. 

  • 8 More Beauty Myths Debunked - Seriously, Who Knew?

    My last post on beauty myths was such a hit, I thought I'd give you another chance to test your anti-aging acumen and set some records straight. For starters, it is true that if you become a vampire you will in fact stop aging, though you'll probably need to start getting spray tans … and the jury is still out on whether those fumes are harmful. Though I guess if you were technically undead some spray tan fumes wouldn't be an issue. 

  • Winterize your beauty and skincare regimen

    It’s cold. Really cold. “Polar Vortex” cold. Winter 2014 has packed a wallop when it comes to dipping temperatures, and despite your best efforts, your skin is likely showing it. 

    The turning of the seasons isn’t something to be sniffed at, as each spring, summer, fall, and winter comes with its own special brand of beauty pitfalls. From spring’s fight with unwanted hair, to summer’s punishing UV rays, your regimen is liable to change according to the calendar — which means that your products and procedures should too.  

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