Facing the Sun

I criticized my sister's vanity. She lived in California and she would never let the sun touch her face. She owned a house with a backyard pool but never swam.  It baffled me and made me feel inferior, short-sighted, as if I didn't understand the sacrifices one must make. It was like a diet with no end in sight. Permanent deprivation....more

Sun Damage Medical Breakthrough

A recent study published in the Journal of Ginseng Research found that when Korean Red Ginseng is combined with a potent enzyme found in black mold, the mixture could create miracles for the skin.   Apparently, these two combined ingredients have the power to stop sun damage by preventing the skin to thicken AND may reduce wrinkles by restoring collagen!...more

Zap Sun Damage and Freckles Off


Zap Sun Damage and Freckles Off

The weather has gotten cooler and it is getting darker earlier. Fall is upon us and this is the time of year I will roll out my favorite machine to fade freckles and brown spots.The Intense Pulse Light laser. IPL or sometimes referred to as photo-facials....more

Easy Ways to Keep Your Face Free From Sun Damage

One of the greatest determiners of a woman's age is sun damage. And while we may think bronzing our skin makes us look better in the short term, the long term effects are not so pretty.This year, at just 31, I was diagnosed with Basal Cell Carcinoma, a common and treatable form of skin cancer. Though my treatment was relatively quick and painless, my dermatologist did warn me that because I've had one skin cancer incident, I'm at a higher risk for more, including the dreaded malignant Melanoma....more
Thanks for the important post. I had a nasty Basal Cell Carcinoma removed from my leg, it was so ...more

Natural Self Tanners

It’s mid-August and it’s getting painfully obvious that, by now, I will not manage to get sun-kissed color on my depressingly white body through normal outdoor activities. I have not had the time – nor the desire – to sit in the sun the get that natural glow. I’m going to have to fake it. And by fake, I mean a “natural”, with natural sunless tanners....more

Ageless Skin De-Mystified

I have just celebrated my last birthday in my, ahem, later 40′s and I have come to realize that I am definitely looking my age. Which I have no problem with – really – as long as I “age gracefully”, I am happy with the way I look. I can truly embrace my wrinkles but, at the same time, I still do want my skin to look as healthy and toned as possible without resorting to “procedures”....more

Can Foods Help Protect Skin From Sun Damage?

As a child, and while growing up, few of us used sunscreen. As a result, most of us have sun damage to our skin, especially on our faces. As we get older, we will notice more wrinkles, sun spots and “leathery” skin; with a lot of the damage coming from our fun in the sun. Luckily, getting older also means getting wiser, and we now take steps to protect ourselves from sun damage....more

Better Skin With Garnier

For some strange reason, it always seems to take me a long time to finish beauty products, I don't know why, I'm not freakishly small - so whatever I choose to slather on my face or legs or hair had better be good because I could be using it for months. And I'm not always willing to throw away products that don't seem effective. I feel like it's wasteful. ...more

Sounds like exactly what I need!more

Sunscreen 101: Improved Sunblocks and Sunburn Relief

Summer is the time your skin needs extra protection. Even if you are not sunning at the pool, your skin still needs some extra TLC when you wear short sleeves and shorts.  ...more