Can’t banish your blackheads? They might be this instead

Can’t banish your blackheads? They might be this instead

As someone with textured, oily skin with large pores, blackheads are near (and definitely not dear) to my heart. Since you're here, I'm guessing you feel the same way about those pesky black dots lurking in your T-zone. Perhaps this sounds like you. You try every drying agent under the sun, you pick at them, [...]

I tried it: Lip filler

I tried it: Lip filler

One of the most requested augmentations in the medical aesthetic and plastic surgery industry involves addressing the lips. I say augmentation because addressing concerns about lips can be a multi-faceted approach. It could include addressing pigmentation with cosmetic tattooing, relaxing an inward roll and correcting a gummy smile with Botox, balancing symmetry, smoothing age/smoker lines, [...]

Try This Not That: Effective Skincare Ingredients for Sensitive Skin

Try This Not That: Effective Skincare Ingredients for Sensitive Skin

Aside from a severe dermatological diagnosis (which should be treated by a doctor), the most challenging skin type to treat in my opinion is sensitive skin. It is a dance of constant fluidity that requires a bit of taking an aggressive lead, and falling back to see where it takes you. The first step to [...]

Neurotoxins: The nifty wrinkle-buster that’s not just for wrinkles

Neurotoxins: The nifty wrinkle-buster that’s not just for wrinkles

When you hear the words neurotoxin in the medical or cosmetic field, it is referring to botulinum toxin A commonly known as Botox. Botox itself is a brand name from the company Allergan who did a marvelous job of bringing this aesthetic procedure to the masses with effective campaigns (thus making it a household name [...]

Product Review: Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer by Too Faced

Product Review: Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer by Too Faced

If there is a product that I struggle to accept (and it very much struggles to accept me), it is a concealer. I'm that annoying Goldie Locks who after spending enough to buy a small country has decent skin, some imperfections, a few fine lines, and acne-prone but aging skin that wavers between oily and [...]

How to care for your face when wearing a mask during COVID-19

How to care for your face when wearing a mask during COVID-19

Times are surely interesting during the COVID-19 pandemic. First off, I'd like to thank ALL essential workers and first responders. My sincerest thank you to the janitor to the warehouse fulfillment people to grocery store workers to the trash person to the doctors and nurses. You all are my hero and make me SO PROUD [...]

7 cringeworthy things people do when it comes to skin (and you’re probably doing one)

7 cringeworthy things people do when it comes to skin (and you’re probably doing one)

Tis the season for giftcards to spas, makeup shops, skincare boutiques plus the seemingly everyday holiday party. Of course we want to look our best and perhaps try something new! Before you start your holiday glam and just in time for New Year's resolutions, check out these (totally normal) cringeworthy things you might be doing [...]

What I learned in one year of weight loss, and the one thing you’re likely forgetting

What I learned in one year of weight loss, and the one thing you’re likely forgetting

Ahhhh weight. Everyone's always talking about it. Losing it, gaining it, shredding it, blasting it...it goes on and on. A little over a year ago I decided to make a change. While I was never overweight, I was an unhealthy version of myself. I subscribed to Dave Matthew's Band's mantra of his song "Too Much." [...]