My Dermatologist Has X-Ray Vision

Or, How My Skin Doctor Found My Thyroid Problem. My dermatologist isn’t Superwoman (although I think of her that way). No doctor can see through you, to your blood, thyroid, heart, or bones. I’m not sure anyone would want that. But my dermatologist took one look at my skin and knew something was off with my insides. It was, frankly, fascinating. …

Elaine Abonal, Surfista

Elaine Abonal surfing Multiple Islands, Philippines Hooked on surfing after her first taste of surfing culture in high school in Florida, Elaine chose the Philippines to set up Surfista Travels, a surf tour company that helps surfers and travelers arrange trips to the Philippine islands that include accommodation, transport and surf lessons  and island hopping. Elaine speaks English, French, …

Don't Let Skin Problems Get In The Way Of Working Out

Not working out because you’ve got sensitive skin? Or exercise makes you turn red…red like the sun…on Mars? Acne? Don’t let skin problems keep you from getting your body healthy. Working out (daily, is the latest recommendation) isn’t just fantastic for your heart and muscles, but your brain and, yes, your skin, too! PROBLEM, SENSITIVE, AT-RISK SKIN Rosacea, …

Paula Rosales, Kiteboarding

Paula Rosales kiteboarding Manila, Philippines Paula is born to be outdoords and in the water. Starting out as a competitive swimmer in high school, she later discovered her love for always being at sea. Paula is passionate about waterborne sports like skimboarding, wakeboarding, kiteboarding, surfing and, leisurely, sailing. Paula is an active professional kiteboader following the wind across …

7 Steps To Sublime Summer Skin

We asked Holly, Senior Esthetician and Brand Educator at VMV Hypoallergenics, to share some tips for summer skin survival. Survival, she scoffed, is so defeatist. And limited. Here are Holly’s top 7 steps to summer skin survival sublime summer skin! 1: SUNSCREEN Many of us still rely on the SPF that we apply in the morning or think that …