Aging is inevitable, but looking old is optional. There are some very exciting ingredients available in anti-aging skincare today, and peptides are at the top of the list.
In years past, hydroquinone was the standard ingredient for skin-lightening treatments. It was thought to be the safest and most effective treatment for hyperpigmentation, age spots, melasma, and sun damage.
People often ask me questions about all the different ways to resurface the skin and repair the damage done by "too much fun in the sun," poor skin care, and photo-aging. There are many options available today that address skin problems, but it can be a bewildering experience to sort though them all.
The skin (our faces in particular) is the only part of our body that doesn’t wear clothes… just think about that! In the US, we go to great lengths to camouflage discolored skin and make pores look smaller. The appearance of our skin is a huge factor in our overall self-confidence and in how we are perceived by others.
Over the past decade, rosacea has become an increasingly common skin disorder seen in skincare clinics all across the country—almost daily. This has been a very difficult condition to treat aesthetically and medically, as well.
In the age of "more," sometimes it's best to go with less.
Store shelves can overflow with countless beauty products, offering access to pearly white teeth; beautiful, luscious skin; and thick, glorious locks. But many of the unnatural ingredients within these products could be doing you and the planet more harm than good.
To save a few dollars (and to mix things up), I turn to my kitchen for inspiration for my beauty regimen. Here are some fun, natural, kitchen-based ingredients for beautifying on a budget:
Get this: While the European Union has banned over 1,100 ingredients from cosmetics, the United States has blacklisted only 10. That’s a jaw-dropping difference, if you ask me. So what gives? Are our chaps across the pond overly cautious in weeding out potentially harmful chemicals or is America taking a slack approach to nixing major health hazards?
There are days when curly is really code for out of control—a mass of undifferentiated locks that are like a rain forest growing on top of my head.