• Stop, Hawaii, Smile
    Melasma,  Retinol,  Vitamin C

    Patience Pays

    Each one of us was born with our very own personal body suit, our skin.  It is the largest organ that we possess.  It grows and changes as we grow and change.  It has a very important job to do, and that is to protect our inside from infection and germs.  Our skin is constantly exposed to injury, whether from UV exposure, pollution, or physical injuries like scratches, scrapes, and other wounds.  It is perpetually making new skin cells to repair itself.  It’s always on the defensive, just waiting to…

  • Melasma,  Retinol,  Sunscreen,  Tips,  Vitamin C

    Melasma

    I had no idea what melasma was until I was pregnant.  I never had as much as a freckle on my face beforehand.  I didn’t even really notice it until after I delivered my baby.  It started out as uneven, light brown patches on my cheeks.  Those patches went from light to dark in the summer time when I was outside more.  What I learned from my summer time hyperpigmentation fun was that I was not doing a very good job at applying my sunscreen.  I was not applying enough…