Healthy, Glowing Skin and Your Confidence

Something for which we all strive yet so few achieve and even fewer keep: a good skin care regimen. Oh yes, there are times we look in the mirror and think "Wow! Not a blemish!" or "Eek, not now!" The second, of course, always happens before a big event or special intimate dinner, whereas the first may come on any given day, giving us a reason to smile and a more confident bounce in our step....more

Coming Out of the Closet About Adult Acne

For as long as I can remember people have commented on my skin. I’ve always received compliments about how pretty my skin is and my canned answer was “it’s make-up”. Looking back, it is funny that I didn’t recognize that I was indeed blessed and had great skin. All I could see were the random (minor) scars left from a old pimple or if it was that time of the month, the one pimple that made an appearance with my hormonal changes. Today however, I can’t think of one person that would say I have great skin. ...more
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My Self-Confidence Shielded me from Having Body Image Issues

I’ve had my share of self-image issues…but I didn’t allow them to stop me because I had so much self-confidence in myself.  I realized at a very young age through some dramatic events that I shouldn’t live my life based on other people’s opinions or expectations.  I also had to fend for myself pretty early on so I quickly learned just what I was made of and capable of doing....more

Body After Baby (what no one tells you) Hair Edition.

My body is astronomically different than it was before I had James. Okay, maybe that's a tad over exaggerated. My body is not as good as it was before I had James. It's a warzone. A battlefield....more

Facials aren't supposed to be depressing

I have nothing against my aesthetician Nina; she’s the best in town. Nina knows so much about our skin and what causes it to hate us, so I trust her implicitly. But man, what a depressing facial! The extracting of my clogged pores with a microscopic scalpel wasn’t nearly as painful as hearing no soda, no coke, no red bull, no sugar free red bull, no oil, no French fries, no sweet potato fries, no fried anything. As if I could just cut fried food out of my diet? That doesn’t exactly work for me. I’m half black–half of my diet is fried....more

From zits to wrinkles, freckles to fungus...REALLY?????

I'm All for Botox,wrinkle cremes and whatever else may or may not work to keep women looking ...more


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Adult Acne Diary: Day 2

If you read the previous ...more

The Familiar Bump

There are mornings I'm afraid to look at myself in the mirror because I expect my 15-year-old self looking back at me.Or my 18-year-old self.Even my 22-year-old self....more

I don't remember having acne in my teens (though recent photo-rummaging has proven this is ...more

Fun Fridays Should Definitely Involve Food on Your Face

  Photo Credit: Kim Bauer; 2010 All Rights Reserved   Homeschool in my house revolves around two pimply faced ‘tweens.  Honestly, they aren’t that pimply yet, but every day I can feel it coming....more