In today’s post, I am going to share with you how to fake a beautiful tan, and the best products to use!!! To fake a tan at home there are two options: An Instant Full Body Bronzing or A Gradual Tan For the Instant Full Body Bronzing you will need to first exfoliate your skin thoroughly. On dry skin, apply a sugar or a salt scrub vigorously, paying attention to knees and elbows. Rinse off in the shower thoroughly. Apply a tanning lotion or mousse in a thin, even layer over the skin, washing hands immediately after. (Or wear a mitt!) Wait a few minutes to get dressedRead More →

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Weekend friends! In honor of that, I’ve called in a special treat for you today- my friend Dr. Michelle Morris, MD, a General Practitioner in Dublin, Ireland, sharing her very favorite skincare brands from the Emerald Isle! I hope you enjoy! Michelle has a fantastic blog called “Skip The Script” I think you would love!      Premium skincare products abound in every country but what makes the two ranges of premium skincare products I’m going to talk about different are the healing, glow-infusing ingredients unique to Ireland. They containnamely Irish sea botanicals and nutrient-infused seaweed extracts.                                                                                             Seavite  Read More →

  SkinCeuticals, one of the most widely known and well respected brands in the industry, is like nothing I’ve ever come across before. SkinCeuticals is advanced skincare backed by science. Born from decades of skin cancer research that led to pivotal breakthroughs in antioxidants, their high potency formulas are concentrated in pure actives and proven to penetrate optimally into skin. Made in the USA, their clinical skincare is used by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and medi-spas for daily homecare and to complement aesthetic procedures. We formulate to correct signs of aging, protect healthy skin, and prevent future damage. Today, I’m talking with Kathryn Fazzari, Senior Account ExecutiveRead More →

Here in New England, the weather can be quite unpredictable. A few weeks ago, it was in the 70’s here, and over the weekend it got down to 3 degrees overnight and we are expecting a snowstorm this Monday night! Oh boy…My move to North Carolina is sounding better and better!!! Anyway…no matter what region of the world you live in, spring is a transition not only for Mother Nature, but for your skin as well! Here are my tips for helping your skin handle the season change: I’ve got a mantra for you during seasonal transitions. It will help you not just from winter to spring butRead 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 →