You may have seen him on E!’s hit show ‘Dr. 90210′ or on Netflix’ ‘Celebrity Plastic Surgeons’…Dr. Robert M. Rey, MD, is plastic surgeon to Hollywood’s most beautiful celebrities, and arguably, to some of the most beautiful people in the world. He very graciously agreed to let me interview him for the blog, and I can’t wait to share with you what he has to say about physical beauty, advances in interventional technology for plastics as well as the importance of inner beauty and of loving the self! SKB: “Thank you SO much for having me and for your time- I am so grateful! So, IRead More →

In today’s post, I’ve got something super exciting for you that launches TODAY!  Lab Grab, from Silk Therapeutics, is a brand new line of effective, innovative and affordable skincare.  You may have seen my post about their professional/spa line here. Their mission is to make clean and safe skincare accessible to everyone, and LabGrab helps to make that mission a reality. Rather than paying a high ticket price for the packaging and marketing (as some big label brands do, as explained in my skincare brands post), Lab Grab has jettisoned all extra expenses to prioritize the price tag reflecting what is within the product rather than the bellsRead More →

In today’s post, I’m talking with the beautiful Jackie Parks, Licensed Aesthetician, all about caring for skin of color! Jackie Parks: “Women and men with deeper skin tones don’t have a lot of information out there. Especially with known skincare brands. They are tailored to a certain specific group of Fitzpatrick’s. Types IV, V, and VI are never included as they should be.” SKB: “Yes! So first of all, what are some good skincare lines for women and men of color?” JP: Carol’s Daughter is widely used. Its the first line most people turn to. The products are hydrating and comforting to the skin. I likeRead More →

In part two of Skincare Brands, Explained, I’m going to finish going over different product lines- what they do, what you pay for, and summarize my recommendations for each! Direct Sales Brands: Rodan & Fields, Beautycounter, etc.  PRO’s: You may be able to find a product or two that you like, just like at Sephora or a Department Store You may be supporting a friend or family member’s business endeavor. The lines are comparable in quality to department store/specialty store. I don’t think that direct sales in itself is terrible, and I am not offended if my clients come in and tell me they use them-Read More →

As a consumer today, you are faced with SO many options! You can purchase skincare from a department store, a specialty store (such as Sephora), your Dermatologist’s office, from your favorite Aesthetician at a spa, the Drugstore, or even from an old high school friend who is selling the latest direct sales skincare and posting before and after’s on Facebook! Which to choose, why, and what are you getting for your money? I’m here to spell it all out for you so you can decide for yourself as an informed consumer!  Drugstore/Grocery Store/Large Chain Store (Target, Wal-Mart) Brands These products are some of the mostRead More →

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 →