Microneedling With PRP Review – Before & After Pics

When it comes to uneven skin texture, light acne scars, and sun spots there is only so much skincare products can do. This is why on my quest to combat the above I’ve turned to board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Tansavatdi for intense pulsed light laser treatments (IPL) to help with my discoloration, derma pen micro-needling to smooth scars and platelet rich plasma (PRP) for overall collagen stimulation and texture improvement. If you’re unfamiliar with the amazing skin enhancing benefits of micro-needling and PRP, read this blog post that goes into full detail. Or this article from John Hopkins Medicine website…
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SkinOwl PM Maqui Berry Beauty Drops Review (*The Perfect Oil For Breakout Prone Skin)

I’m one of those people who knows right away if a product works for my skin or not. It’s basically a REQUIREMENT that I see results and feel results within the first use. No, it does not need to be a miracle worker and transform me from my usual Cruella DeVille self into a golden goddess overnight (not possible btw), but I’m very in tune with my skin and I can feel immediately when a product is in sync with it or not. That being said, the SkinOwl PM Maqui Berry Beauty Drops had me hooked after the first use! Seriously, where…
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Organic Eyeshadow Palettes For Fall

  I think the misconception that organic beauty isn’t up to snuff is quickly fading as consumers discover luxury organic makeup brands, like Kjaer Weis, Y et Beaute and Inika Organic. While I’ve been a fan of Kjaer Weis for a while now (their cream foundation is my go-to and the one I recommend for anyone dealing with inflammatory skin issues) and the stunningly luxe matte lipsticks by Y et Beaute, I recently just discovered the gorgeous organic eyeshadow palettes from Inika Organic. Inika Organic is an Australian brand founded in 2006 featuring organic, vegan, cruelty-free makeup – what’s not to love about…
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Marie Veronique + Kristina Holey Talk Perioral Dermatitis, Rosacea, Retinol, Acne & More

Back in July, I sat down with chemist, organic skincare founder and former rosacea and acne sufferer, Marie Veronique, and in-demand Bay-area facialist, Kristina Holey, to pick their brains for answers to my biggest skincare questions: Is candida linked to perioral dermatitis? Are some people predestined to develop rosacea? Does retinol thin your skin? Can you use retinol if you have rosacea or PD? Do lasers cause premature aging with consistent use? And more. The answers below will make you cringe and gasp as you recall everything you’ve done in opposition to this sage advice.   Marie: It’s interesting and timely you…
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How I Overcame A Receding Hairline & Hair Loss – PART 2

When my hairline started receding a year and a half ago, I thought it was one of two things: low iron (anemia) or my thyroid. That’s typically what comes to mind first. But it wasn’t either of those things. I had blood work done and my iron levels were surprisingly high, and my TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone – more on this later) was assessed by my primary care physician as normal at 2.5; the range 0.5 – 4.0 is deemed “normal” by labs. I found out through more testing that at that time my hair loss was due to a food sensitivity…
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