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…

Cream or Gel Facial Cleanser: Which One Is Right for You?

Oct 12th, 2015 Beauty Tips, Skin Care 2 min read

There are as many facial cleansers as there are stars in the sky. Luxurious creamy ones, refreshing gel ones and even foam ones. But how do you know which one is right for you? Well, it depends on what type of skin you have. Additionally, your skin type can change over the course of your lifetime due to age, hormones, even climate. You may have…

The Dangers of Over-Exfoliation

Oct 12th, 2015 Beauty Tips, Lifestyle, Skin Care 1 min read

What I’ve seen, and what the dermatologists and plastic surgeons I know see, time and time again is red, raw, irritated skin—and I’m NOT talking about a diaper rash on a baby’s bottom—because women over-exfoliate their skin. What do I mean by over-exfoliation? I mean women going at their skin with micro beads (just now banned, in California, thankfully!), daily scrubs, excessive microdermabrasion, and way…