• 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…

  • 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,…

  • Vitamin C

    Vitamin C

    You’ve probably heard of Vitamin C.   It’s a vitamin that we have been told will improve our immune system and help us feel better when we get a cold.  It’s also an antioxidant. When applied topically it can help heal acne, increase the barrier function of skin, regulate synthesis of collagen, protect from UV radiation, and prevent age spots.  All of this means healthier, firmer, younger looking skin.  Who doesn’t want that?! Finding the right Vitamin C is a challenge.  This is a finicky vitamin and it does not like…