Winter Sun Care

Just because it is cold doesn’t mean you should put away your sunscreen.  Just the opposite, especially if you are going to participate in outdoor winter sports.  According to an online article in Skin...more

Dos and Don'ts of Winter Skincare

Last winter I wrote a post called Winter Skincare Tips which I think still has great tips for winter skincare.  In this post I would like to expand on the subject of winter skincare a bit after having just read yet another great...more

What's In Your Mascara?

Ever wonder what the ingredients in your make-up actually do?  Ever wonder how your mascara is able to lengthen, thicken, and/or darken your lashes?  Ok – well maybe you never did wonder, but I’m here to explain anyhow.  I was looking through the latest issue of Wired magazine and came across the follo...more

How to Properly Remove Your Make-Up

Ok – so even if you don’t always follow this advice everyone knows how important it is to thoroughly remove your make-up and properly cleanse your face at the end of the day.  I already wrote a post about how to properly wash your face - ...more

Can You Get Rid of Cellulite?

    Is there any comfort in the fact that anyone can get cellulite?    Thin people get cellulite, rich people get cellulite, beautiful people get cellulite.  About 85% of women over the age of 18 have some degree of cellulite on their upper legs, buttocks, and abdomens.  It c...more

Nutritional Supplements for Your Skin: Worth Trying?

  I’ve been debating a long time about how to approach this subject on my blog.  Though I definitely think that the subject needs to addressed I’ve never been quite sure how to approach it mainly because the scope of the subject is so large.   But I finally decided that it is time to take the plunge and write this post. There are quite a few things that need to be mentioned here.  One is the issue of a healthy diet and how to affects your skin.  Another entirely separate issue is that of supplements, in pill form or drink form, that claim t...more

Rosacea: Casues, Triggers, and Treatments

Rosacea poses a vexing problem for estheticians and physicians.  It is a fairly common skin condition since it affects around 16 million people a year yet a poll found that 78% of Americans have no knowledge of this condition and do not know how to recognize or treat it.  Perhaps what is most frustrating about rosacea is that there is both no known cause* or c...more

Book Reviews: Make-Up Tutorial Books

I am pretty much all thumbs when it comes to make-up application.  Truth be told I didn’t really start wearing make-up on a daily basis until I was in my 30s.  I have to admit that I was always intrigued by make-up but completely intimidated by make-up application to the point of near paralysis.  A few years ago I started playing around with make-up.  Now I feel that I look much better with at least a little make-up than without any at all.  In my opinion a little eyeliner, mascara, and lip gloss go a long way.  Now you might ask - a...more

Menopause and Your Skin

Menopause brings about huge changes in women’s bodies and psyches.  You can experience hot flashes, mood swings, belly flab, increased facial hair, and erratic sleep – to name just a few things.  And menopause can have quite the effect on your skin as well.  Estrogen levels drop when you reach m...more

Large Pores - Can You Shrink Them?

I’ve actually already written about this subject in a previous post, but I thought it was time to revisit the subject again so I could add a few more tips, tricks, and ideas to the mix. Never, ...more

You might like to preface your remarks on magnifying mirrors with a little caveat - "Unless your ...more