Tag Archives: skin care

How to Soothe Irritated Skin

Woman using face cream

Remember that flakiness we just talked about?  That is usually a sign of irritated skin.  If you suspect that your flakes could be more than simple irritation, please do consult your dermatologist.  However, if it is just reacting to the change of the seasons, perhaps we can help! Years ago, when I started getting those […]

Face mask recommendations by skin type

Woman applying mud mask

Most of us love to treat ourselves and our skin to a nice relaxing mask.  Not only can it calm the frazzled mind, it does wonders for the complexion!  But since there are thousands upon thousands of available products, it is hard to pick one.  In fact, it can lead to a case of those […]

Beauty 101: Chemical Versus Physical Exfoliation (Peels Versus Scrubs)

Women getting a chemical peel treatment

There are literally thousands of facial exfoliators available, from glycolic peels to apricot shell scrubs. It can be overwhelming to pick one. There are several criteria including cost, personal preference, scent, texture, active ingredients, and the degree of user-friendliness. If something requires nine steps just to exfoliate, I will be honest and say that I […]

Is It Better To Mix-And-Match Your Skincare Or Is It Better To Be Line-loyal?

Women shopping for skincare products.

When selecting your skin care products, there are two basic schools of thought – to stay brand loyal or to mix and match. And everyone does have their own opinions. The short answer is to make the right choices based on your skin type and needs. If this means being brand-loyal because the entire regimen […]

Pre-wedding skin preparation

Bride with her bridesmaid.s

Getting your skin ready to glow is always in the best interest of the bride and her entire bridal party. Here are a few tips to making sure that you look your best on the big day, no matter which part you are playing! Any major skin treatments such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion should […]

Do It Yourself Masks And Scrubs

Woman applying a face mask

Did you know that the secret to a better complexion might be hiding in your kitchen? If you are fed up with the lack of results from commercial products, try mixing your own! The Sunny Avocado Mask-  from Annmarie Gianni is wonderful for skin that needs extra moisture. It combines half of an avocado, a […]

Beauty 101: Professional Facials

Women enjoying facial massage

If you’ve never had a professional facial, I highly recommend them! When you choose the right professional, the facial can be a healthy and relaxing treat for you and your skin. Some of the Advantages Deeper exfoliation can be offered by a professional, whether they offer physical or chemical. Manual extractions are also better when […]

Stay Safe and Healthy in the Summer Heat

Woman in tank top and denim shorts

Our temperature here in Dallas, Texas is supposed to hit about 103 degrees today.  Phoenix, Arizona expects to hit at least 100 degrees every day this week.  Those are some extreme temperatures out there! Two of the worst dangers are heat exhaustion and heat stroke.  Heat exhaustion is characterized by excessive sweating, a rapid pulse, […]

Incorporating Retinol into Your Skin Care Regimen

Woman looking in the mirror

Essentially, retinol (retinoid) is the Vitamin A molecule which is one of the best vitamins for your skin.  Not only is it a powerful antioxidant but it also stimulates cell growth, helps to repair injured or damaged cells, and encourages new cell turnover.  The molecule itself is small enough to penetrate to the lower layers […]

Is Petrolatum or Petroleum Jelly Bad for Your Skin?

Woman applying a serum on her skin

There are mixed reviews about using petroleum jelly (aka petrolatum or Vaseline) topically.  Petroleum jelly itself is essentially a byproduct of the oil refining process and was discovered inside the oil rigs around the mid-1800s.  Many makeup artists and skincare experts recommend it for everything from dry lips to diaper rash. But just how eco-friendly and […]