Where the mineral SPF lip balms at?

It’s that time of year again, folks. The sun’s out, and so are we. After sheltering in place for months, we’re all craving some summer sunshine. Even me, the woman whose pale, pale skin really makes me question my Greek heritage. We all know to wear sunscreen. Duh. I’ve spent how many thousands of words waxing and waning about the various types of sunscreens (1, … Continue reading Where the mineral SPF lip balms at?

Sun Bum: Your Sunscreen Savior

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a sunscreen fiend. I have fair skin and melanoma runs in my family, so I’m always applying, applying, applying! In addition to applying, I’m always SEARCHING. Yep, it feels pretty much like that. I prefer to use a sunscreen that has a mix of physical (mineral) as well as chemical sunblocks, because my research has shown that that … Continue reading Sun Bum: Your Sunscreen Savior

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

Beauty Picks for Spring ’15

Spring is in the air… or we hope it will be soon anyway. To kick off season and prepare us for all the makeup and skincare needs we’ll have for the hot summer months, brands are rolling out their newest products. Here are a few special ones I can’t wait to get my hands on! Drunk Elephant Skincare Umbra Sheer Physical Defense Sunscreen Photo courtesy … Continue reading Beauty Picks for Spring ’15

Double Cleansing: Why Everyone Should Be Doing it!

Double cleansing. Heard of it? Yes, no, maybe so? It’s nothing fancy. In fact, it’s literally exactly what it sounds like. Washing your face not just once but twice. You might be thinking, why would I need to clean my face if I just cleaned it? This is more for the ladies in the house who wear makeup. If you slather on some makeup remover … Continue reading Double Cleansing: Why Everyone Should Be Doing it!

Skincare for Oily/Acne Prone Skin

Whether you have enough oil to rival the BP spill, enlarged pores, blackheads, or straight up acne, you need to follow a routine that has products catered to your skincare concerns. Luckily, all of these issues can be addressed with some similar ingredients. Read on to learn more about how you can clear up your skin on a daily basis. Cleanser: You want a cleanser … Continue reading Skincare for Oily/Acne Prone Skin

Summer Skin: Not Your Mother’s Self-Tanner

It’s summer and time to for everyone to break out their sundresses… err, upon seeing our pasty, pasty legs, maybe not. Hey, ladies! Don’t let your porcelain skin keep you from wearing what you want this summer. Using self-tanner will allow you to revive the tone of your skin. You can either fake a summer tan, or just bring your translucent self a little bit … Continue reading Summer Skin: Not Your Mother’s Self-Tanner

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