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Great Travel Tips for Your Summer Vacation

While you may be tempted to toss everything into a bag and run out the door, space can be an issue when you are packing for a summer vacation. Whether it is a long or short trip, with air travel nowadays, optimizing space is critical; but how do you bring all that you will need, and still manage to hand carry onto a plane? Here are some ideas of what to bring on your next escape, along with ti…

​Shelf Life: When do your beauty products expire?

There are a lot of women out there that are doing the current Kon Marie trend in minimizing and throwing out or giving away excess in their homes, but what about makeup, skin care and shower products? When are they too old to be safely used, and when should they just be pitched into the trash or recycling? Using products that have expired can mean exposing your skin to bacteria, mold and yeast…

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…