Not all sunscreens are created equal….Do you know the active ingredients in your sunscreen and why this is important?  In June 2011, the FDA issued new guidelines for sunscreen labeling so that consumers would know what they are putting on their skin. The labels still don’t quite make it clear- I’ll get you in the know! Let’s start with the basics- UVA & UVB Radiation To help you remember-  The “A” stands for “Aging” rays- UVA radiation causes wrinkles, collagen loss, compromised barrier function, and free radical damage. Lentigos, or “liver spots” (those unsightly brown spots that can appear on the skin as we age), areRead More →

So, this year, I had my second baby on 11/1. I turned 34 on 12/12. I had decided that this was going to be “The Year of Botox” (I will get into when to take the plunge in a later post!) But then, since the summer, I started using MicroNight from Neocutis. Neocutis is a brand developed in Switzerland at the prestigous Medical School at the University Hospital of Lausanne over years of research for wound healing, particularly pediatric burns. It is a medical line only available through a licensed Physician. (DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT attempt to buy this on Amazon!) I originally fellRead More →