Skin Cancer Awareness

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month – a perfect time to focus on proper sun protection and to educate ourselves on this important and possibly life-saving topic. The Skin Cancer Foundation reports that approximately 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers and 65 percent of melanomas are due to exposure to UV radiation from the sun, making sun protection of utmost importance in preventing skin cancer. KNOWLEDGE IS KEY:  UNDERSTAND THE FACTS AND LINGO! UVA (Ultraviolet A/”A” for Aging): UVA plays a major role in wrinkling, leathering, sagging and other effects of photoaging, as it penetrates the skin more deeply than UVB. … Continue reading

The Rules of Attraction

It’s an age-old question: What brings two people together? Is there a certain scent, look or behavior that immediately attracts individuals to one another? Surprisingly, researchers have found that the skin’s complexion is a big factor when rating attractiveness. Not only do people focus on the symmetry of a person’s face, but they also analyze their complexion. Studies of individuals reviewing photographs found people with red and yellowish tints to be overwhelmingly more attractive. Research shows these tints are universally more attractive because the colors subliminally signal health and abundance. In fact, research confirms females actually prefer a healthy complexion … Continue reading

Banish a Blemish

No one likes blemishes – they are a pain and tend to make an appearance at the worst times! Whether it’s finding a blemish in the morning – feeling the sensations of a “heartbeat” on your chin that was NOT there before you went to bed – or a chronic cluster of blemishes if you suffer with a skin condition such as acne, blemishes are NOT WELCOME! We are frequently asked during skin consultations for tips to manage blemishes and steps to quickly banish and prevent them. As with many skincare tips, however, topically applied products are not the only … Continue reading

Exercise for Radiant, Healthier-Looking Skin

Exercise, without a doubt, is one of the healthiest activities we can do for our bodies. Physical activity helps keep the heart and lungs healthier, while making muscles toner and our bodies thinner. But the benefits don’t stop there:  Exercising can also lead to reduced stress and anxiety, better immunity, more restful sleep and even healthier, more radiant-looking skin! Exercise offers so many benefits to the skin, that it can almost be considered a regular part of a skincare regimen! Start exercising regularly, and here are just a few of the terrific wonders it will do for the body’s largest … Continue reading

How to Combat Chapped Lips

It’s the dead of winter, and your lips may feel a little chapped, or perhaps even cracked. There are numerous tips, tricks, products and services available to help combat chapped lips, but what really works? How can you transform your lips overnight from cracked and stiff to plump and healthy? The most important thing to remember is to stay hydrated. During winter months, the recommendation of 8 glasses of water daily is often forgotten because of the chilly temperatures and decreased time spent outdoors. In addition to drinking water, increasing your fruit and veggie intake will help to keep your … Continue reading