How Does Stress Affect Skin?

Apr 8th, 2016 Beauty Tips 1 min read

Stress takes its toll on us in many ways: health, sleep, depression and digestive issues, just to name a few. But did you know that stress can wreak havoc on our skin, too? Negative effects of stress on skin include increased oil production (which means breaking out), psoriasis flare-ups, rashes, itching, redness because of capillary expansion, and dullness due to slower skin cell turnover. Top stressors…

Nutrition Tips for Healthy Nails

Mar 29th, 2016 Beauty Tips 1 min read

Did you know that your nails can reflect your health the way your skin can? Check out your nails: Are they thinning, brittled, ridged or discolored? Or are they strong, thick and long? When you maintain a nutritious diet, your nails will show it. Here are some of my favorite nutrition “tips” (pun intended!) for healthy nails.   Make sure to get enough protein in…

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How to Wear Red Lipstick

Feb 11th, 2016 Beauty Tips, Uncategorized 1 min read

With Valentine’s Day coming up, lots of ladies want to turn up the glam and wear dramatic red lipstick for the special night out with their honey. But what if you never wear red lipstick because you think it looks clown-y on your, or it bleeds, making a mess all over your face? Well, you’re in luck. With a few tips, you can look like…

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The Effects of Stress on Skin

Jan 29th, 2016 Beauty Tips, Skin Care, Uncategorized 1 min read

We all know that stress causes us to do a lot of things: lose sleep, overeat, snap at friends and family. But did you know that it can do an undesirable number on skin? Here are a few things that can happen to you skin when you’re stressed out regularly: An increase in acne: No matter what age you are, if you’re under major stress from…

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Oils For Skin Health

Jan 21st, 2016 Beauty Tips, Skin Care 1 min read

Oil is not just for cooking or for fuel. A variety of oils can improve skin health by moisturizing, tightening and providing much-needed nutrition directly to the skin. Coconut, castor and argan oils are three of the most popular oils when it comes to skin care, and with good reason: They moisturize, tighten skin and even help clear acne. Coconut oil Coconut oil has been on…

Water for Gorgeous Skin

Dec 29th, 2015 Beauty Tips, Skin Care, Uncategorized 1 min read

We all know water is important to our health? But how important? The answer is VERY. We are made up of 75% water, and if we don’t drink enough, we can’t function optimally and our health and looks suffer. Our organs can’t work properly. Our metabolisms slow down. Our skin suffers. Check out this chart that give you all the deets on optimal intake. Hint: it’s…

Luxurious Body Oils For Winter Skin

Dec 22nd, 2015 Beauty Tips, Skin Care, Uncategorized 1 min read

Body Oils to Combat Dry Skin The cold winter air is notorious for drying skin out, leaving it cracked, flaking and uncomfortable, from hands so dry they snag delicate fabric to ashy, flaking legs and feet. It seems you’re constantly applying lotion, yet you still have parched skin. What I like to do during the winter is switch over to body oils, instead of body…

Strobing: The HOT New Makeup Trend

Oct 14th, 2015 Beauty Tips, Skin Care 1 min read

After a couple of years of the contouring craze, strobing has arrived to take its place. What’s strobing? Well, if you think it sounds like something to do with lighting, you’re right! Strobing is the process of adding highlighter to the high planes of your face, as opposed to contouring, which requires several different products to create highlights and lowlights. Contouring gives a more sculpted…

Best Organic Body Lotions

Oct 14th, 2015 Beauty Tips, Skin Care 1 min read

Though the vast majority of skin care is focused on the face, you can’t forget the rest of your body! Skin is our largest organ, so we have to treat it with TLC. To me, this means organic and natural body lotions. Why does it matter? Because whatever you put ON your skin, gets absorbed INTO your body, leading to all sorts of problems. You…

What’s a Toner and Do You Need One?

Oct 13th, 2015 Beauty Tips, Skin Care 1 min read

You always hear about toning as a step in between cleansing and moisturizing, but what is a toner? A toner is a liquid that you usually apply all over the face and neck with a cotton pad or ball. Designed to remove impurities from your skin, shrink pores and reduce oil, most toners contain water, alcohol, humectants, some cleansing ingredients, skin soothers like aloe and…