Take Your Vitamins?

Vitamins and supplements are everywhere now. Forget that multipurpose daily vitamin that your mom plopped down on your dinner plate. Today they are designed for every need and age group; even custom creations based on your blood type,hair color or a number of other bizarre requirements. Vitamins and supplements are everywhere now. Forget that multipurpose daily vitamin that your mom …

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Happy Skin

Sometimes happy skin is pretty simple. Moisturize it! Keeping moisture inside your skin makes it look better, feel smoother and act tougher against outside insults. How does smooth glowing skin end up being tough? Moisture in your skin acts a barrier to all the everyday insults like heat or cold, changes in humidity, chemicals/frangrances/soaps etc etc. Your moisturizer is your …

Two Ways to Sabotage Your Skin Care

#1. Using too many products at the same time. I have patients bring in purses, grocery sacks, ziploc baggies FULL of different creams, washes or lotions. Whether it’s acne or dry skin or something else, they find every product that lists their problem on it’s label, and slather them on together. How are we supposed to know what’s working? What’s …

Don’t Be Gel-ous of My Nails

Gel or shellac nails are becoming very popular at nail salons. When I first tried one and realized that it was immediately dry (ie no delicate, pinky-up use of your car keys or cell phone for an hour post-appointment) I was quickly in love. Then I realized that over the next two weeks the color didn’t chip or fade, I …

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Is it Humid in Here?

Probably not. During the winter, in most parts of our country, the humidity in the air goes down and the heat gets turned on inside. Cozy? Yes. Good for your skin? No. If you have ever visited the mountains in the winter, you are familiar with the chapped lips and parched throat you feel as soon as you get off …