Nighttime is Skin Time

As we age, our life story often shows up on our face. It’s especially true when one lives in the desert. If you feel the story your desert skin is telling you is one of despair, you might find relief by establishing a few new habits before you tuck in for the evening. A morning… Read more »

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 »

The Difference in a European Facelift

Aging is something we all come to terms with differently. When we look in the mirror and see changes, it’s natural to consider what we can do to turn back the clock. In fact, the concept of facial rejuvenation dates back to ancient civilizations where massages, herbal remedies and rudimentary surgical procedures were employed.  Today,… Read more »

Aging + Big Beauty: The Expensive Myth

Does expensive equal good? Do more steps equal better results? Can you fix your aging skin? These are the questions the skincare industry often lobs at the post-menopausal crowd. Then they offer us miracles to calm our panic. Aging women (as well as young consumers who could rub dirt on their faces and still look… 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 »

Skin Care: Making Sense of Scents

Have you ever noticed that the first thing you do when considering a skin care product is to smell it? The second is to spread a bit on the back of your hand and feel it. The skin is tied to human emotions1 and those two bits of sensorial information are often enough for many… Read more »

The Mindfulness of Skincare

Sometimes we don’t realize that the odd flareups we experience on our skin are caused by stress. It’s a demon that increases the signs of aging and can cause a blemish to pop up right on top of a wrinkle, or an itchy irritation to suddenly appear on our arms or legs. One of the… Read more »

The Beauty of Technology

Imagine bringing in a favorite photo of yourself from the past and being able to turn back the clock. If you think that’s unreachable, just a few years ago, we never believed an entire face transplant could be possible. Now we know it’s reality. Medical technology is advancing at a faster pace than ever before,… Read more »

Resolving to QUIT in 2019

The New Year is upon us, and for many resolutions will be set and abandoned within the first 8 weeks of the year. Those resolutions were more than likely set to achieve some level of happiness – financial, physical or emotional. THIS year, let’s quit some stuff in order to move towards happiness rather than… Read more »

Feeling Good Never Looked So Good!

Whether you wear makeup regularly or hardly ever, the holidays are a festive time to add that little extra sparkle and let your spirit glow. Here are some tips to help you shine: Holiday hues: red and gold. Show your holiday spirit with incredible red and gold makeup. Determine the right shade of red that… Read more »