Tag: skincare

Not All Breakouts Are Equal

No breakout can be treated equally. Not sure what I’m talking about? Let me explain! 1.Whiteheads (aka closed comedones): Clogged follicles with white or clear pus underneath the skin. Usually not sore or too red. Home care: Exfoliate with acids, apply benzoyl peroxide and ICE! Avoid by: Do not use products that are oil based if getting these are common for...Read More

The Truth Behind SPF

Here’s the rumor: the higher the SPF number, the longer you can stay in the sun. Not actually so. You could use an SPF 15 which only shields you from 93% of UV rays, but if it’s applied every half hour, that will give you more coverage than applying an SPF 30 once! The SPF number indicates how well a...Read More

Au Naturale

In the past year, I've slowly been transitioning my products to the alllll natural side. I've switched to flouride-free toothpaste, (some) vegan & cruelty-free makeup, sulfate & paraben-free shampoo and conditioner, and aluminum-free deodorant. When you really think about it, the amount of toxins we come in contact with everyday is astounding. From the food we eat, to the air...Read More

Skincare for the mama-to-be!

Depending on body chemistry, some women develop acne or melasma due to the shift in hormones during pregnancy. Being pregnant (or breastfeeding) limits the use of specific products because they could possibly enter the bloodstream and affect the baby. Some say it's ok to use AHA's/BHA's or benzoyl peroxide during pregnancy, others say it's not safe, so it depends on your doctor....Read More

What NOT to Skip on Gym Day

Some of my clients are either athletes, yoga instructors or pilates lovers. Most of them come to see me for the same reason: they have acne that seems impossible to get rid of. Usually it is the worst on the chest or back, sometimes affecting the face too. I call this type of acne "lifestyle acne," because it's typically caused...Read More