5 (Skin & Hair) Beauty Tips From My Grandma

My grandmother was a wise woman. Her name was Eva. She only achieved a 4th grade education and rarely left the corners of her own home but she could cook the most magnificent Caribbean dishes you would ever hope to taste and had a wealth of knowledge about home[opatic] remedies that rivaled any wellness expert today. ...more

I confess: I love skin cream samples.

Never in my life did I ever expect to become skin obsessed.  I never really paid much attention to my skin and was lucky not to have much acne when I was a teenager.  As fate would have it I married a dermatologist which is the equivalent of eating the forbiddden apple for skin....more

Is A Vegetarian or Vegan Diet Bad for Your Skin?

I've been a vegetarian for over 20 years, and have no plans to start eating meat any time soon. Am I hurting my skin with this dietary choice? What's the the truth about skin health and food? ...more
@EllenJaffeJones KUDO'S to you!!! How inspirational you are to me, and Im sure to many others! A ...more

How to Remove Skin from Salmon

http://eggallergycooking.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-to-remove-skin-from-sa...For some recipes, you need skinless salmon.  If your grocery store is like mine, the skinless salmon is at least $1 more per pound.  That may not be a lot of money but once I figured out a quick, easy way to remove the skin, I just can't justify paying it....more

Sea Salt, See Clear Skin

The quest for clear skin is an on-going life process, starting in puberty and continuing through adulthood. Even though adolescence might be over, adult acne can continue to still plague many people. And to make matters worse, in addition to combating pimples, now the battle with wrinkles starts to happen. So what does that mean when it comes to skin care at this stage in life? It’s time to find skin treatments that don’t cause drying (which results in more wrinkles), but are still effective in resolving acne issues....more

Vitamin D and Your Skin

We all know that Vitamin D is essential to good health, but how does one reconcile the need for Vitamin D, which humans can synthesize through sun exposure, with the need to protect your skin from skin cancer and, if we can be vain for a moment, unnecessary aging?  I’ve written about this subject in the past (see my previous post), but armed with some new information on the subject I thought it was time to revisit this controversy....more
Thanks for simplifying a complicated and controvesial subject!more

Dermaplaning Explained

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Skin Therapy Classic Skin Regimen Must Do!

TO MY SURPRISE I have been unaware as to the fact of how many men and women are not sure where to start when it comes to taking care of their skin. Here are 4 simple steps to help you start your skin care regimen. ...more

A Lesson in Art -- and Racial Identity

I volunteer as an Art Docent at my kids' school, which means that once a month I go into the classroom to teach the kids about a famous artist and let them try their hand at the techniques that artist used. For my latest project, I taught Little Brother’s first grade class how to draw self-portraits. The lesson was supposed to be about proportions. Each child would get a large sheet of white paper, on which they would draw an oval and sketch in pencil lines which would help them place their eyes, nose and mouth. ...more
It seems that we are never totally happy with who we are! @Kariannamore

Brown and Yellow Women Dying to be Pale

Do you associate summer with pool parties, picnics, beach trips, and the sunkissed skin that comes with it? As an Asian American woman, I have the kind of complexion that tans easily— my skin darkens by a few shades after a quick lunchtime walk. Unfortunately, as an Asian woman, that’s not the kind of complexion my culture considers beautiful. In fact, it's spawned a lucrative -- and potentially dangerous -- industry of skin lightening products. During a recent beach trip, I found myself huddled on a blanket with several other Asian American women, comparing SPFs and stories of how dark we got during our own childhoods, and how much our mothers lamented it: “Brown as a monkey!”...more
I loved this article. I am Native American, Spanish, and Irish mixed. I have black hair, but ...more