• Hair,  Sunscreen,  Tips,  Ultraviolet

    Hair! (Flow it, show it, long as God can grow it, my hair)

    When we think about protection from the sun’s rays we think of our skin. Our skin is very important, and deserves thorough daily sunscreen application. There is another part of our bodies that is exposed to the sun every day, and yet we don’t even think about protecting it… our hair. We may not think much about protecting our hair from sun damage because it’s not living and therefore, can’t get sunburned or develop life-threatening diseases like cancer. Also, if our hair becomes damaged we can just cut it off,…

  • 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…

  • Prevention,  Sleep,  Sunscreen,  Tips,  wrinkles

    An Ounce of Prevention (…or what I would love to tell my teenage self).

    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.  All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again. We have all heard this nursery rhyme but what does it have to do with skin care or health in general?  The point I want to make is, that once something is broken it can be really difficult (and/or expensive) to fix.  The same thing goes for our bodies.  The earlier we start taking care of ourselves the less damage we will have to…

  • Blue Water
    Camping,  Cleansing,  Facial Water,  Hydration,  Micellar Water,  Tips,  Travel

    Micellar Water

    For the longest time, I resisted even trying micellar water.  I thought, “What’s the point?”  I use facial cleanser and water to wash my face.  I couldn’t imagine how swiping a liquid-soaked cotton pad across my face, without rinsing it off no less, could possibly clean anything.  Well, I’m always up for trying new things. I knew what the term micellar meant.  I studied micelles in high school and college chemistry.  The definition of micelle is an aggregate of molecules in a colloidal solution, such as those formed be detergents. …

  • Cleansing,  Retinol,  Sleep,  Sunscreen,  Tips,  Vitamin C

    10 Tips for Beautiful Skin

    Taking care of our skin does not have to be difficult or expensive.  There are simple things you can do every day that will give you glowing skin. Drink water. I know that for some of us this can be a difficult task.  Some people forget and some people just don’t like drinking water.  I get it.  I used to be there, but I have since become a believer in the power of water.  When I started drinking more water I began getting compliments on how nice my skin looked,…