Skin Cycling and The Moon

In keeping with the beauty industry’s ongoing campaign to inspire new trends, one of the latest is skin cycling. Is there anything to it? The answer is in the ancient wisdom of the moon and its influence on our biological cycles.  The moon is about gravitational pull. Skincare is about fighting gravity. Thus, it makes… Read more »

From Plate to Face

At the Farmers’ Market, we shop for the ingredients our bodies need. At Sephora or Ulta, we shop for those ingredients we think our skin needs. With a little knowledge, our shopping missions can complement one another, and we can achieve total glow from the inside to the outside rather than finding the odd vegetable… Read more »

2024 Beauty Trends Embrace Individuality

In the ever-changing landscape of beauty, staying on top of the latest trends is essential and hopefully achievable. As 2023 unfolds and we enter 2024, new beauty trends are emerging, redefining conventional standards and encouraging individuality. From innovative skincare routines to bold makeup choices, this year is all about celebrating diversity and embracing one’s unique… Read more »

A Helping Hand for Aging Skin

As we age, our skin and facial anatomy go through various changes. These changes not only affect the appearance of our skin, but also the shape of our face.  Thus, taking extra special care of our skin becomes increasingly important in our later years.   Non-invasive and minimally invasive medical aesthetic treatments have come a… Read more »

How to Layer Skin Care

No one is quite certain where the concept of layering began. Was it when Estee Lauder told us to “layer up with confidence”? Or, was it when Sunday Riley told us to “reveal radiant layers”? Is layering grounded in science or is it a marketing ploy to encourage people to buy more product? The answer… Read more »

Sunblock, a Hat and Botanical SPFs

As summer approaches, it’s essential to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Some folks won’t walk out the door without sunblock, while others loathe the stuff and rely on a hat or choose inside activities like bowling or bunco. If you do choose to wear sunscreen, it’s important to check the labels and… Read more »

PRP: The Fountain of Youth?

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy has been used by orthopedic surgeons for many years as a less invasive option to surgery and to enhance athletic recovery. PRP uses a person’s own platelets (blood) to stimulate healing and is widely known to be an effective solution to injury. Due to its unique healing abilities, PRP therapy has… Read more »

Should You Dermaplane?

With season in full bloom, many are looking for a quick facial treatment that delivers immediate rejuvenation with no down time. Dermaplaning can be the perfect choice. Widely practiced by dermatologists and plastic surgeons for more than 40 years, dermaplaning is a simple and safe treatment that leaves you with soft smooth skin and a… Read more »

New Developments in Eczema Treatment

The itch of eczema is maddening. It’s an old disease we are continually learning more about. Many consider it an autoimmune disease; others say it is caused by a defective skin barrier. Which came first? Or perhaps they are two different aspects of the disease process.  Since the 1950s, topical steroid creams have been the… Read more »

This Year’s Beauty Trends

There’s never been a better time for beauty. Buoyed by the sheer number of millennial consumers, with their desire to be Instagram-worthy and their constant craving for the new, the beauty industry is thriving. Revenues for the U.S. beauty industry alone top $56+ billion annually. Globally, the beauty and personal care industry is expected to… Read more »