The Truth About One-Size-Fits-All of Mass Marketed Skincare Products

Yes, these mass-marketed sensations that promise the world in a bottle, but really only deliver ho-hum results at best, and a mess to be cleaned up at worse, have challenged skin care professionals since the beginning of the profession. Our efforts to help our clients put their best face forward are sometimes thwarted by another […]

Introducing LED Light Therapy

Want to regain that smooth, plump complexion of your youth?  Have a few “spots” you’d like to get rid of? Breakouts a problem? Then LED therapy might be for you. LED is a painless skin-care treatment that plumps up aging skin by boosting collagen production, and treats mild to moderate acne by killing the bacteria […]

Why Cetaphil Isn’t Doing Your Skin Any Favors

Cetaphil probably has the best PR of any facial soap. Beauty magazines gush over it as a no-frills $8 must-have. Dermatologists love to recommend it as a mild and non-irritating facial cleanser for two reasons: it doesn’t contain fragrance and, more tellingly, because MDs have a big Pharma love affair with the manufacturer, Galderma, the […]

Have complexion you have always wanted? How do you keep it?

Have complexion you have always wanted?  How do you keep it? Just a few suggestions: Get a facial at least once a quarter – if you are following a home care regimen designed for your skin and have not developed some new skin issue. More often if you begin to have problems. Always use a […]

Your Breakout – Is It Hormonal?

Your Breakout- Is It Hormonal? Are you a little too familiar with the monthly appearance of cystic acne around the jaw line—the deep-rooted, long-lasting kind that’s largely due to hormones? Those hormonal breakouts are not limited to women and teenage girls.  I see about as many teenage boys as girls in my salon, who suffer from these hormonal breakouts. The […]

Your Breakout – Is it caused By the World You Live in?

When acne strikes, it’s usually your body trying to tell you something’s up. Everything from the type of breakout to where it’s located on your face has its own meaning; you just have to learn how to interpret it. Environmental Factors If your skin issues are caused by environmental toxins, you might see blemishes between the eyebrows and on the temples, in the eye […]

7 Things You Should Never Do To Your Skin

7 Things You Should Never Do to Your Skin Republished from Hallie Gould The worst things we do to our skin are often completely unintentional—forgetting to remove our makeup before a nap, blithely hanging out in the sun, or snacking on fried foods with abandon. But it’s time to educate you on what might be […]

What Do Your Hands Reveal About Your Age?

As I have gotten older, I’ve become much more aware of my hands — and everyone else’s, for that matter. They’re one of the first things I notice in both men and women. When we meet someone, we shake hands.  Are your hands giving the first impression you want when meeting new people? Hands reveal […]

Drink More Water for a Glowing Complexion

For those of you who know me, this is preaching to the choir, but I will remind you again none the less. NOTHING is more important for a healthy, glowing complexion than water (and sunscreen). The fact is that skin is an organ, and just like any other part of the body. your skin is […]

How to Layer Skin Care Products

How to Layer Skin Care Products I know that I published this piece several months ago, but I am often asked by my clients how to get the most from their “lotions and potions”, so here is the recipe for success. Did you know there is a proper way to layer your skin care products? […]