A Skincare Regimen Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All

You spend time choosing your food and clothing, why not your skincare? Like working out, it helps to know what your goals are, what you like/don’t like, and what may work best for you. Basic skincare is fairly, well, basic: Cleanser, Toner (not if your skin is already dry), Moisturizer, Sunscreen. But even a basic regimen improves significantly when you …

Less Is More In Skincare, Too!

Less Is More In Skincare, Too!

SIMPLIFY. “Less is more” is a healthy philosophy for pretty much everything in life. In food, less processed means more nutrients and less junk. Studies show that mindfulness — clearing the mind of clutter and focusing on the now — has significant health benefits for the brain and aging. In skincare, simple formulations with as …

5 Habits To "Spring Clean" For Healthy Skin

Skin care is never just about the skin’s surface. Your diet, stress levels, amount of sleep, and exercise all contribute to your skin’s clarity and health. As you spring clean your closet, take these 5 habits out to the trash to make room for vibrant, fresh, healthy skin: Junk The Junk There just is no redeeming factor to junk food …

Afraid Of Your Skin's Tantrums? Try These 3 Tips To Keep "Problem Skin" Happy & Healthy

Do you live in fear that any little thing — a “gentle” new moisturizer, a hotel pillow, your hair — could set off your skin? Some discipline and lots of love keep “problem skin” happy and healthy. Practiced diligently, and combined with with good nutrition and exercise (the building blocks of health), these three to-do’s can even enable problem …

Drink Lots Of Water: 30-Day Healthy Skin Challenge

Your body needs water. Your skin needs water. Drink water. It really is that important.  While water alone can’t keep skin healthy — enough sleep, good nutrition, plus a good skincare regimen that includes proper cleansing, a moisturizer to prevent water loss (you’re seeing how important it is to prevent water loss, yes?) and strengthen the …

Your Vitamins Or Meds Could Be Causing Your Skin Problems

Your Medication Is Important, But Could Be Affecting Your Skin A surprising variety of medications can cause acne, hyperpigmentation, and even skin sensitivity. Some vitamins and drugs known to be… …Acnegenic: T3 and T4 hormone supplements Vitamin B12 (alone or in multivitamins) Certain hair growth supplements Some neurologic medications and anti-depressants …Photosensitizers (can make skin …

Your Skin Wants You To EAT Your Antioxidants

“Dinner in the sunshine. Natural fiber place mats, retro tin camping plates, spinach soup, lotsa veggies, grilled fish. #healthyeats #eatarainbow” via @LauraAtVMV It’s not just what you stop eating — great skin comes from what you DO eat. The junk is gone, yay for you! Now what? First, let’s over-emphasize how thankful your skin is …