What Skincare Is Safe To Use While Pregnant & Nursing?

Q: I’m pregnant or am nursing. Can I still use my favorite VMV Hypoallergenics®products? A: There are no conclusive studies that show that typical cosmetics can affect fetal or infant development. But it is understandable to be extra cautious. Every person (and baby!) is an individual so make sure to check with your obstetrician and pediatrician before following any …

“Skintimate” Problems: Skin Issues Related to Underwear, Sex & Other Things That Might Embarrass You (But Shouldn’t)

Skin problems can cause embarrassment. This can be especially true for skin problems affecting the “nether regions” — areas of the body that so many of us are taught to think of as shameful, not to be spoken of, or at least extremely private. Of course, they aren’t shameful and we should all know more about skin problems that appear on the …

Refrigerate Your Skin Care?

Fan Tip: Chill Your Skin Care!  Razor burn? Puffy eyes? Got a reaction that needs calming? Or a pimple that needs flattening? Want to tighten your pores…or just a fabulously cool feel when applying your skincare? “Throw some of your favorite VMV Hypoallergenics products in the fridge, especially in the summer!” – skinthusiast Earl Chad Palacios Estenor‎ Fellow “skintellectual?” …

Stubborn Skin Problems? You May Need An Investigative Dermatologist

Your skin may need further investigation. Most dermatologists can handle the majority of skin concerns, and jumping from doctor to doctor isn’t the best idea. Usually, it takes a few visits for a doctor to get a full history and see how you’re responding to certain suggestions, procedures, or treatments. But some specific skin conditions …

Sunscreen Isn't Just For Summer (And Your Laptop Could Be Causing Your Dark Spots)

Sunscreen isn’t a summer thing. It’s as daily a must as brushing your teeth: both help you look great and prevent serious damage! You’re not out frolicking in the sun? It’s important to remember that sun damage is cumulative — every bit of exposure adds up. Your skin doesn’t “reset” when you’re back in the …

Bright Lights, Big Problem: What Is Causing Your Hyperpigmentation?

Treatment + Prevention = Clarity. Because the melanocytes of darker skin produce more melanin, hyperpigmentation tends to be more common in deeper skin tones. But dark spots and blotches can occur in all skin phototypes. The top cause: exposure to sun and light, including indoor lights, TV/stage lights and computer screens…and even heat from cooking, …

Combining Actives: Customize Your Skincare Regimen Like A Pro

First, some basics. IS MORE…MORE? YES AND NO. Combining different actives in one regimen can give you multiple benefits but you up the risk of irritation and you can definitely over-treat. If you’re going to combine, keep the following in mind: Hypoallergenic: Choose products with minimal or no allergens to up the safety factor. Sensitive …