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Menopause & Your Skin: How Your Skin Changes

The changes that happen to our bodies before, during, and after menopause play a part in how we take care of our skin and what products we use, but understanding hormones and their role really helps us respond to these changes. For many years there was a mystery and maybe even a taboo of talking about how women age, but that time has passed. Let’s be forewarned and armed with information as we…

Natural Alternatives to Dermal Fillers & Facial Injections

Everyone wants to look good, but not too many are willing to go under the needle for a facelift. Aging gracefully is a balancing act of taking care of ourselves inside and out. However, here in California (which admittedly is the plastic surgery and facial-procedure capital of the world!), it’s easy to compare our self-image with touched-up magazine photos or to fall for every new product or food…

​About Acne Prone Skin & Skin Care Tips That Help

I struggled with acne for over 40 years. When you are struggling with acne, either as a young teen, or as an adult, you don’t care too much about the statistics of 40 million Americans suffering with you. All you care about is learning what you can do to make it go away…like, now! Most people can relate to the horror of waking up on the day of a big date, with acne, but there are those of…

10 Simple Stress Relief Tips We Love

Feeling stressed or strained? If you feel like your life has become a constant to-do list to check off, it’s easy to forget to practice self care. If stress runs rampant for too long, and we forgo taking some time to unwind, it can affect more than just your peace of mind. Your complexion and your mental state are equally affected. Unchecked, stress can begin to take a toll on your entire body and…

Benefits of Goji Berry for Skin & Overall Health

Known as the Chinese boxthorn, Chinese wolfberry, or Goji berry, this woody shrub grows in temperate regions of Asia, particularly the cold climates of China, the Himalayas, and Mongolia. The first to use the berry were the Buddhist monks hundreds of years ago. Rumors began that the monks who consumed the berries were enjoying longer, healthier lives. Today there is plenty of science that might…

About Perfume & Fragrance in Skin Care: Fragrance Oils vs. Essential Oils

In recent years there more research has emerged about the dangers of synthetic fragrances and oils. These perfumes show up in our daily lives in so many products that are everywhere in our air but are not disclosed on the labels you may be reading. Let’s take a look at what those substances are, how you may be using them every day without knowing that you are, how you can avoid them, and how…