• Selfcare,  Skincare

    Life After Acne: Is It a Thing?

    Taking care of your skin isn’t a temporary deal. Like most good habits, these should stick with you for life. That being said, your routine will and should probably change as you get older and your body changes. What are problem areas for you now will get better, but what issues you didn’t have before may replace them. This is a completely normal cycle. So, while it may sound like a lot of work to take care of your skin, it will always be worth the work. Keeping your skin barrier strong and healthy benefits more than just your physical appearance. Skin can be dry, flaky, tight, sensitive, inflamed, etc.…

  • Skincare

    Going Beyond Your Bathroom Sink

    There’s a lot we can do from the comfort of our homes. As we know now, skincare is one of those things. Your routine will primarily happen at home. There are, however, plenty of things you may want to go to a professional for. Whether it’s for a day of pampering or for help with a stubborn problem area, there’s a lot that is offered beyond a convenience store’s shelf. Sometimes too all of that trial and error can be exhausting. It’s awfully disappointing when you feel like you’ve tried so hard for so long but still can’t seem to find a solution. Perhaps then it is time to seek…

  • Skincare

    We’ve Talked About the Face, Now What About the Rest?

    When it comes to skincare we see a lot of tips and tricks that talk about issues pertaining to the face. Perhaps this is because it is the only thing not spending covered up most of the time. For whatever reason it is what we seem to focus on editing the most. We apply makeup to the face more than we would apply makeup to the body. We think about cleansers, moisturizers, serums, etc. in terms of what would be good for the skin on our face. However, just because this is where are focus is at, it doesn’t mean it’s not just as important to take care of our…

  • Skincare

    Rewinding The Clock: All About Aging

    If there’s one thing that is unavoidable when it comes to our skin it’s the way it will age. With time comes wear and tear on anything. Your skin is no exception. We see the ready solution to aging in botox and plastic surgeons, but before we dive into anything like that, let’s talk about what we can start doing right now to slow down that aging process. There is nothing wrong with aging, of course, but there’s also nothing wrong with wanting to age “gracefully.” By taking care of ourselves now we’ll see how the effects of a good routine can really produce some longevity to our “youth.” Prevention…

  • Skincare

    Skincare Fads

    When it comes to the health and beauty industry there is always someone trying to make a splash with a new product or a new technique. Some are good and some are…not so good. When we have a problem we often depend on immediate solutions. So if someone is vouching for a product that supposedly helps your skin in whatever you way you desire it to, then we’ll probably lean towards it without doing as much research. A common one that many of us didn’t question twice at first was toothpaste. This fad had everyone smearing toothpaste on their pimples to clear them up over night. It is true that…

  • Health and Diet,  Selfcare

    The Universal Culprit: Stress

    Stress: the number one killer. As a major contributor to the six leading causes of death in the United States it’s safe to say that it’s a big deal. We know that stress causes a lot of issues that go beyond just our day-to-day lives. It’s an issue that we should want to tend to. It’s easy to not think about the long term effects of living a highly stressful life when we’re young, but it still damages our health in ways we can see immediately. So if not for wanting to prioritize your heart health just yet, then perhaps it would be easier to talk about how your stress…

  • Skincare

    Treating the Surface: Skincare for Acne

    We’ve talked about treating ourselves from the inside out with what we’re putting into our bodies, but what can we do from the surface? Whether we’re treating a problem area that’s already there or we’re trying to prevent another breakout, there’s a product for just about anything. Before we get into what money can buy though, let’s go over what we can do right now to prevent another breakout. As we know now acne can be caused by outside sources such as dirt, oil, etc. An important thing then is to make sure you’re not rubbing your face all over dirty surfaces. You may be thinking “why would I be…

  • Skincare

    Getting to Know the Basics

    When it comes to treating our bodies, the solutions we find are often unique to each individual person. Meaning, what works for your friend may not work for you and vise versa. A big part of what makes skincare routines so unique to the individual are the variations in skin textures. Skin textures can be narrowed down to five types: Normal Sensitive Dry Oily Combination Normal is neither oily nor dry. This skin has a regular texture than doesn’t need a lot of attention. It’s still important to keep up a good skincare routine, but there’s nothing special that needs to be treated. Also known as irritated skin, sensitive skin…

  • Selfcare

    Acne: Deeper Than a Blemish

    Discoloration, bumpy texture, dry, oily, uneven…there’s not one aspect of acne that makes it easy to cover up. Yet, all we want to do when we see an imperfection is try to make it unnoticeable. It’s hard to feel confident in yourself when you can both see and feel where your skin isn’t at its best. If you can’t cover the “flaw,” then your only option is to hide it, right? So you isolate yourself. You decline invitations to go out, cancel plans last minute, lock yourself in the safety of your room… I get it. I’ve been there. I didn’t go anywhere without a full face of makeup on…

  • Health and Diet

    What Foods Affect My Skin?

    When we hear someone is dieting or watching what they’re eating we automatically think they’re trying to lose weight. However, what we’re putting in our body affects more than just our figure. Changing up your diet will also change how your skin looks. Determining what you can and cannot eat to achieve your goal does look slightly different depending on if you’re dieting to change your figure or dieting to change your complexion. When you’re trying to target a specific skin issue, it’s not as simple as cutting out carbs or following a Keto lifestyle. To give a better idea of what this “skin changing” diet looks like, here are…