health & wellness

Marathon Skin Care

As someone that works and lives in the Greater Boston Area, there’s nothing that quite brings the city together like the Boston Marathon— especially since the tragic bombing in 2013. But it has been both encouraging and uplifting to see so many passionate, dedicated athletes return year after year and refuse to be deterred. And […] Read more…

The Benefits of Sleeping In Separate Bedrooms

Imagine finding the love of your life that complemented you in every way imaginable. He’s smart, funny, professional, charismatic, caring…but he snores like a bear, rolls around and can’t fall asleep unless it’s 20 degrees colder than your preference.   To a lot of people, this wouldn’t seem like a big deal, but any woman […] Read more…

Surviving Winter Itch – GIVEAWAY INCLUDED!

We’re officially in winter. It snowed, it’s cold, and you can’t go through your emails for more than 30 seconds before being bombarded with a new holiday promotion. There is plenty to love about winter — for one, the winter flavors at Starbucks are my personal fave. And I might pretend that I only rewatch […] Read more…

Help me fix this scar! A dermatologist’s tips for minimizing scars

  Bethenny Frankel made headlines recently when she announced that she had been diagnosed with skin cancer, specifically basal cell carcinoma. On her face.As a dermatologist, I am constantly preaching the necessity of adequate sun protection. Especially on areas (like your face and hands) that are rarely covered by clothing. I will spare you another lecture about […] Read more…

Should I Use Coconut Oil On My Skin?

  Over the last few years there has been a trend emerging – the use of coconut oil to replace common personal care products. A google search for ‘coconut oil for skin care’ returns thousands of results that all declare coconut oil a winner for cleansing, moisturizing and healing the skin. In my opinion, most kitchen […] Read more…

Sweaty Pits

  I’ve been writing a lot about summer time skin care lately, and today’s post is something that I know bothers a lot of people this time of year. Sweaty pits. It’s hot and humid and personally, for me that means a lot of sweat. Sweat is a normal bodily function that affects everyone differently. […] Read more…

Summer Vacation Skincare 101

Summer is officially here!  Between camps, trips to the beach, and just spending a lot more time outdoors in general, there is a lot to keep track of!   I’ve put together my summer skin care guide to help you treat common ailments at home, and so that you know when to see the doctor.  Enjoy […] Read more…

Taking Care Of The Skin Down There – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series we covered the top 7 complaints ‘down there’.  In this post I’m going to drill into the fifth item on that list, Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  It’s summer time which means more people are out and about having fun, leading to more sex.  The CDC estimates that 19 million new […] Read more…