The “Natural” Sunscreen Debate

While we might be in the throws of winter, we all know that sunscreen is STILL a must. The sun’s rays might not burn you like they can in the summer, but they still cause skin damage that can lead to dry, unhealthy skin and even cancer. Don’t slowly evolve into a leather handbag and then have to spend thousands on cosmetic and dermatological procedures, … Continue reading The “Natural” Sunscreen Debate

Mechanical vs. Chemical Exfoliation

Exfoliation is such a buzzword in skincare now, and there are a ton of options out there. Just because there are a billion out there it doesn’t mean you have to use them all. Some are better than others with regard to skin type, concern, desire, and personal preference. Mechanical Exfoliation: Mechanical (or physical) exfoliation involves tiny granules, like sugar, coffee, etc. that literally scrub away … Continue reading Mechanical vs. Chemical Exfoliation

Chemical versus Physical Sunscreens: What Everyone Should Know

We all know that we’re supposed to wear sunscreen on all exposed parts of our face and body every single day, sunny or cloudy, to ward off damage that can lead to aging. I bet you didn’t know, however, that there are two types of sunscreens out there (I know I didn’t!): chemical and physical. Chemical Sunscreens (some but not all): – Avobenzone – Octinoxate … Continue reading Chemical versus Physical Sunscreens: What Everyone Should Know