August 2012

Skin Care Regimen: Step 3, Masks and Exfoliators

When it comes to face masks, there are a few main types. Depending on the type of skin you have, and what your main focus is, will depend on which kind you should use. A note before we begin: always be sure to use cleanser and toner (optional) before you apply a mask and/or exfoliate. Most masks can be used 1-2 Continue reading

West Nile Virus, Mosquitoes & Bug Spray

The Center of Disease Control and Prevention announced that this year’s West Nile Virus outbreak is the worst in U.S. history. Texas appears to be the center of this outbreak, with other nearby states including Louisiana, Oklahoma and Mississippi all reporting cases. In total, 1118 cases and 41 deaths have been reported so far, with 537 cases and 19 deaths Continue reading

Skin Care Regimen, Step 2: Toners

The next step after cleansing is using a toner. You’ve probably heard that using a toner is an optional step in the skin care regimen, but there are some benefits to finding a toner that works for you. It helps firm skin and gets rid of any residue left over after using a makeup cleanser. It also helps to balance the skin’s Continue reading

Skin Care Regimen, Step 1: Cleansers

The options available in skin care today are far and wide, and include everything in between. But by knowing the skin care basics, you can guarantee that you’re getting the most out of your skin care routine. First, you’ll need to pre-cleanse before you get started with anything else. Getting the makeup off your face will unblock pores so they Continue reading

Five Steps To A Glowing Complexion

First and foremost, it is necessary to adequately protect your skin from the sun. Unless you’re allergic to sunlight, chances are you’ll be exposed to the sun’s rays. The essential part is knowing what kind of sunscreen to use: “Always broad-spectrum with an SPF of at least 30 says Dr. Miriam Hanson, “and reapply every two hours or more often Continue reading

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