Mothers Day Special! Skin Care During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Keeping it simple is the best approach for maintaining healthy, beautiful skin during your pregnancy. If you’re one of the lucky ones, all that’s necessary is regular cleansing, moisturizing and avoiding excess sun exposure.  However, if you’re not that lucky, read on! As with all things pregnancy, I recommend asking your doctor to review everything. … More Mothers Day Special! Skin Care During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Laser Hair Removal and Skin Treatments

Laser stands for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” Laser treatments involve using a focused beam of light to permanently affect the surface of the skin. This treatment can be used to improve the skin’s appearance and alleviate a variety of skin conditions. Hair removal, skin reshaping, light therapy (for psoriasis, etc.) and thermolysis … More Laser Hair Removal and Skin Treatments

Open Your Eyes to the World of Puffiness and Other Irritations

“Eyes are the windows to the soul” — Peng Liyuan The eyes are also a snapshot of your overall health and well-being. Fatigue, anemia, aging, medications, genetics, and other factors can cause various eye irritations. The skin around the eye area is the thinnest and most delicate region of your face. Lack of sleep, high … More Open Your Eyes to the World of Puffiness and Other Irritations

Pimples, Diet, Skin Problems? Let’s Ask an Expert!

When writing these posts, I refer to the expertise of Dr. David Cunningham from Santa Barbara. Our conversations and fact-finding missions are thoroughly enjoyable and educational. Here is the latest collection of questions from my skin care clients. What are the most common habits people shouldn’t do to their skin? Let your skin heal: Picking … More Pimples, Diet, Skin Problems? Let’s Ask an Expert!

The How-to’s on Freckles and Sunspots

Hyperpigmentation (aka HP) occurs when a patch of skin becomes darker than its surrounding area due to increased melanin. Sun spots (solar lentigines) and melasma are among the most common forms of hyperpigmentation. Melasma is a specific type of HP that is associated with hormonal changes and appears as gray-brown patches on the face. 90% … More The How-to’s on Freckles and Sunspots

Black Friday Sale

Happy Thanksgiving!   I hope you enjoyed a beautiful day with friends and family. Thank you for reading and supporting my blog each week. As you may know, my product line is S4 Skincare and we have just announced our Black Friday Sale. We’re offering 25% off the entire website. Simply use the code ‘S4BLACKFRIDAY’ … More Black Friday Sale

A Packaging Dilemma. An Inside Look into Your Skin Care Jars

Prior to launching our line, my partner and I performed market research by canvassing the downtown San Francisco area. We asked people to spend several minutes of their time answering questions about their likes and dislikes about skin care and packaging. The vast majority felt that heavy-bottomed glass jars were a sign of luxury, and … More A Packaging Dilemma. An Inside Look into Your Skin Care Jars

Sunshine or Popping Pills? Which One Gives You the Most Vitamin D

  For most of us, the sun is the primary means of getting our daily required dose of Vitamin D3. Exactly how much sun we need to produce enough vitamin D depends on many factors. The vitamin D that we obtain from our diet is initially inactive; it must travel through our circulatory system to … More Sunshine or Popping Pills? Which One Gives You the Most Vitamin D