August 29, 2014

Approaching Anti-Aging Without The Quackery!


Many of you know that my specialty is Adult Acne but, most notably, I focus much of my practice on providing anti-aging products suitable for acne-prone skin. Although my expertise is chiefly in acne formation and treatment, I do know something about the aging process as well. 

A while back, on the rare occasion that I was idly watching The Dr. Oz Show, an audience member asked Dr. Oz about sagging skin and what can be done about it.

August 25, 2014

Skincare On The Go!

If you're planning a vacation for Labor Day weekend, there's one thing you can't forget about packing... Your skincare routine! Use this post as a helpful reminder of what to pack to keep your skin glowing wherever you go.

In your carry-on or over-night bag...
  • 1oz spray bottle of alcohol-free toner  (spray on your face about 5 minutes before your flight.)
  • Hydrating serum (apply over toner while still wet on your skin.)
  • Eye drops to keep your eyes refreshed and not dried out from the stale cabin air.
  • Petroleum-free lip balm (in a pot, not a stick -- apply immediately after licking your lips for moisture.)

In your luggage...

August 21, 2014

Is There A Connection Between Water Consumption And Clear Skin?

I often hear from clients who've been having trouble with dehydration amidst breakouts, "I know, I know, I don't drink enough water."

(I even hear this from other Estheticians who advise their acne and dry skin clients alike to drink more water to help with dehydration!)

The truth is that skin dehydration actually has very little to do with your water intake - your organs get all of the water first, then your skin gets the little bit left over, but that's usually enough.

Let's put it this way: by the time your skin is dry from not drinking enough, you're so thirsty that you're dying. Dehydration on the skin is about water loss to the air, and not lack of water from inside. There are many remedies to this, one of which involves a process of determining what skincare products should or should not be used. You can find more information about starting this process at the link: http://acnewhisperer.com

However, skin clearance can have connection with water intake just because more water is simply healthier.  


Simply put: a healthier inside = a healthier outside!

I was thinking all about the issue of water intake and skincare this morning, as I was preparing my daily morning tea. I thought it would be cool to describe what my daily drinking ritual is in case that it could help you with your daily water intake!


I have an automatic drip coffee maker in my kitchen.