Argan Oil

Although argan oil might sound like the latest flavor-of-the-month in terms of so-called miracle ingredients in the beauty industry, it has limited but promising research to back up its use. Dubbed “liquid gold,” argan oil is a highly-sought after skin care ingredient worldwide. The vitamin E-rich argan oil has also been quite popular in France … Continue reading


Vitamin C

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is one of the most important ingredients in skin care products. Vitamin C has been proven to increase collagen production when applied topically to skin (Journal of Drugs in Dermatology). It is a powerful antioxidant that may enhance UVA protection when used in concentrations of at least 15%. It may also … Continue reading


The Pros and Cons of Oily Skin

Oily skin can be a challenge, especially among teenagers (and adults) who struggle with acne. Oily skin is characterized by a shiny appearance, mainly in the T-zone (which includes the forehead, nose and chin.) While those with oily skin tend to focus on the downsides, there are actually a few advantages to having oily skin. … Continue reading


5 Popular Skincare Myths Busted

The internet is an excellent resource for finding quick information about any number of topics, but it can also be misleading, especially when it comes to the countless skincare myths that are constantly circulating. Here are a few of the most popular of these myths and some skincare tips that you should follow instead. 1. … Continue reading

Acne, Eczema/Dry Skin

What to Do about a Wart

Common warts are caused by the HPV virus.  If your immune system is strong, they may disappear on their own. It is important to note that warts are contagious.  You should keep them covered up until they go away can help to prevent the spread of the virus that causes them. There are a number … Continue reading


DSPW Skin Type: What You Need to Know

DSPW skin is one of the most challenging and complex of the Baumann Skin Types® because your skin can be affected by a number of varying factors.  Your skin type needs medical advice on skincare® more than any other skin type.  Without your doctor’s advice, it is too difficult for you to find the right … Continue reading

Eczema/Dry Skin, Skin Type

Understanding the Skin and Its Components

Knowing the key components of skin and what characteristics make your skin unique can help you to choose the most appropriate products to optimize skin health and beauty. Here is an overview of skin anatomy and how each level plays a role in choosing the proper skincare products.  You can learn more in my book … Continue reading


Skincare for Travel to a Dry Climate

If you’ve ever taken a trip to an area with a different climate than you’re used to, like traveling from Florida to Colorado, for example, you’ve probably experienced dry, dehydrated skin. This can cause your complexion to appear dull, flaky, and wrinkled. Read on to find out why this happens and what you can do … Continue reading

Eczema/Dry Skin

The Latest on Rosacea Treatments

As we continue to learn more about rosacea, a common skin condition that affects millions of Americans, we can adjust current treatment methods to better manage its variety of symptoms. According to new research published in the British Journal of Dermatology, treating the specific symptoms of rosacea is more effective than taking a one-size-fits-all approach … Continue reading