An Alternative to Hydroquinone – Introducing LumaProC

  Over the last few months I’ve been testing out a product from HydroPeptide and I’m so excited that this product is going to be released to the market very soon.  LumaProC is a skin brightening serum, and I’m hooked!  It reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation due to aging, sun damage, post-acne spots and “pregnancy mask”.  12/1/2016 […] Read more…

Skin Care For A New Momma

Fresh home from the hospital with your new bundle of joy and you’re focus is likely almost entirely on your new baby.  Babies show up with their own list of skin-related concerns but there are a number of skin questions for mothers that can arise post-delivery and I’m here with all of the answers for […] Read more…

Hair Loss In Women

Today we’re talking about something that seems to be an increasing trend:  hair loss in women.  After the birth of my son almost two years ago, I noticed that my hair was shedding in abnormal amounts.  With my medical background and knowledge, I knew that this shedding was likely caused by hormones and I shouldn’t […] Read more…

Curing Your Acne With Over The Counter Products

  If you walk through any drug store you will find a wide variety of topical acne medications available without a prescription.  They all declare a similar message about clear skin.  If you examine the ingredients closely you will find that they all contain varying degrees of different medications and this can be very confusing.  […] Read more…

Back To School

It’s that time of year!  In some areas kids are already returning to school and where I live, they will be heading back soon.  There are a handful of skin conditions that are quite common among school-aged children.  None of these conditions are really life threatening, but they are very contagious and can be quite […] Read more…

Taking Care Of The Skin Down There

We often shy away from talking about caring for the skin in our nether regions yet it’s a very important part of our regular routines.  Many women think any little itch or irritation is a yeast infection and turn to over the counter treatments quickly.  However, many times it is not a yeast infection and […] Read more…

Baby Bath Time – Newborn Skincare

As a new parent, I found giving my baby a bath one of the most nerve-wracking aspects of newborn care.  I remember feeling like their tiny bodies were so slippery!! Their tiny bodies and delicate skin require gentle touch and care.  The market makes us think we need fancy tubs and toys for a successful […] Read more…

Aging in Ethnic Skin

Take a look at the images below – Halle Berry and Nicole Kidman – similar in age yet you can see more lines and sagginess in Nicole’s face – especially around her eyes.  While these women both look amazing for being in their late 40’s, Halle maintains a much younger looking appearance.   There is […] Read more…

Skin Cancer Does Not Discriminate

 A few months ago, around the time of Bob Marley’s birthday, I shared an image on Facebook that was well circulated.   The message I was spreading is that ‘Skin Cancer Does Not Discriminate’.  Many people aren’t aware of the fact that Bob Marley died of skin cancer.  He was only 36 years old and passed […] Read more…