In today’s post, I’m going to share with you how to care for your baby and child’s delicate skin.  For Baby; You don’t need to bathe her every day. Every other day is the perfect spacing (barring the massive blowout- you know what I’m talking about!) Make sure the water isn’t too warm. Just as in my Caring for Winter Skin post, water that is too hot can dry out the skin very quickly! Start by washing the head with a gentle baby shampoo and wash the diaper area last. Make sure to concentrate on little crevices such as under the chin where milk andRead More →

Phytomer Souffle Marine Cleanser Phytomer Rosee Visage toner Neocutis Micro Serum Neocutis Micro Eye Riche Skin Ceuticals Triple Lipid Restore Phytomer Citadine Face and Eye Contour Sorbet Cream Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46 Phytomer Sun Radiance Self Tanner for face and body (My face- I mix it with my moisturizer every couple of days and gives the perfect glow. Amazing on the body too!) Also loving- Phytomer Shaka Shaka Body Blur and Morpho Designer Body CreamRead More →

If you’ve ever visited the Greater Boston area and you love to Spa, you have probably made a stop at one of Bella Sante’s three locations: Boston’s Newbury Street, Lexington and Wellesley, Massachusetts. Winning Best of Boston for over a decade running, Bella Santé has a cult following among all New England spa-goers! They are best known for their facial treatments, ranging from classic European complete with steam and rich, luxurious products from Carita and Phytomer to results-oriented treatments such as Dermaplaning, SkinCeuticals Peels, Microneedling and HydraFacial MD treatments.  I have had the utmost privilege of working there since 2007, and today I have the privilege ofRead More →

When is the Right Time for Breast Reconstruction? By: Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo MD of PRMA Plastic Surgery With so much to think about after a breast cancer diagnosis, many patients facing mastectomy do not fully understand how the timing of breast reconstruction influences how the reconstructed breasts will ultimately look. Breast reconstruction can be performed at the same time as the mastectomy (“immediate reconstruction”) or any time after mastectomy (“delayed reconstruction”). When the mastectomy and reconstruction are performed at the same time, a skin-sparing mastectomy can usually be performed which saves most the natural breast skin envelope. Only the actual breast tissue under the skinRead More →

In today’s blog post, I’m going to tell you all about how receiving a full body Swedish massage can benefit your mood, immune system, and soothe sore muscles from shivering and shoveling this winter season!  I’ve been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2007, and I can tell you that in the 10 years of being a practicing massage therapist as well as an educator, the benefits of massage make such a huge impact on your health! I believe once you start receiving regular treatments you will wonder why you never incorporated it into your self care routine before! A relaxing, systemic massage with long, soothing strokes stimulatesRead More →

  Today’s post was written by LPN and National Clinical Educator, Cheryl Hardy of Pacific Dermatology and Cosmetic Center in Seattle, WA.  Ultherapy, an ultrasound treatment, is a great choice to tighten the jawline, jowls, and lift the face and neck. It is the best alternative to a facelift, and the only non-invasive procedure FDA cleared to ‘Lift’ the skin. It uses ultrasound waves to deliver focused energy/heat to the exact right depth to cause neocollagenesis, stimulating new collagen and elastin, thus tightening and lifting the skin. Results typically take three to four months to appear fully and can improve slightly more as collagen continues toRead More →

Okay guys. Now you know I love you…. but it’s time for an ASI (Apricot-Scrub Intervention). I KNOW it’s in your medicine cabinet. I bet you’ve been using it since high school. I’m going to walk you through why you may want to re-purpose your Apricot Scrub for body skin only! What Apricot Scrub does to the skin  Here’s the short version. Walnut Shells contained within the scrub are very harsh and abrasive. When rubbed into the skin, they actually create little micro tears which compromise the skin’s barrier function and allows bacteria to enter. This irritates the delicate skin and promotes inflammation. Inflammation mostRead More →

Happy Saturday y’all! Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be in the makeup chair constantly for your work? Ever wonder what’s in a model’s beauty bag? I’ve got the scoop chatting with Boston based beauty Alissa Mezzetti (IG: AlissaMezzetti) I met Alissa three years ago at an event for Diane von Furstenberg on Boston’s Newbury Street- I knew she was someone I wanted to know! She is equal parts fierce and warm-hearted, has a passion for women’s rights and is as beautiful on the inside as she is outside!! SKB: “Alissa thank you so much for speaking with me today! You model for a living.. what areRead More →

It’s New York Fashion Week friends! As part of a two part post series, today I am interviewing the ridiculously talented makeup artist Buffy Saint Marie! I first met Buffy four years ago at a Laura Mercier event for a fashion show in NY- her talents wowed me and even more so was her great sense of humor and kind heart! She gave me a signature red lip that night that I still wear to this day!  First, some background on Buffy: Buffy has over 10 years experience in the beauty industry. Her make up career began in the salon and spa community of New York City. Frederic Fekkai,Read More →

    Inspired by Valentine’s Day, today I am sharing my favorite romantic scents with you!  From left to right; Wildfox, Esteé Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia, Laura Mercier’s L’Heure Magique, Cartier Baiser Volé   Let’s start with Wildfox. I’m about to date myself here, but to me, it smells like Electric Youth! ( Do y’all remember that? Debbie Gibson?! No? Okay….) It has top notes of absinthe, incense and apricot, Middle notes of camellia, honeysuckle and jasmine (what’s more romantic than honeysuckle?!) and base notes of ambrox, musk and honey. YUM! Next, we have Esteé Lauder’s Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia. Oh. My. God. This smells likeRead More →