Beauty Myths

Imitation as Flattery? Not Always!

Imitation may be fine for fashion, but it can be troublesome in other arenas. Imitation is human nature. Often without our consciously realizing it, we copy looks we see in magazines, on television, and in the general popular culture around us. It’s how trends are born. Those who determine trends—the runway artists, if [...]

2012-11-12T09:05:56+00:00By |Beauty Myths, Inspiration, Skin Issues|

Celebrity Skin

s_bukley / Broken out? Battling rosacea? Trying to mask a psoriasis outbreak? Feeling like a used dishrag whenever you’re in a checkout line flanked by beauty magazines? We all know by now that Photoshop works magic, and celebrity skin isn’t as flawless as cover shots imply. But do you realize the extent [...]

2017-08-16T21:04:55+00:00By |Beauty Myths, Health, Skin Issues|

Menopause: Why Is There No Prom for This?

“I’m trying very hard to understand this generation. They have adjusted the timetable for childbearing so that menopause and teaching a sixteen-year-old how to drive a car will occur in the same week.” – Erma Bombeck The average life expectancy of American women today is hovering right around 81 years. That means many women spend [...]

2012-08-05T17:00:44+00:00By |Beauty Myths, Products|

Top 5 Common Complexion Challenges for Expectant Moms…And How to Handle Them!

One of the great pregnancy myths is best known as the pregnancy glow. It’s not that pregnant women can’t have a particularly glowing complexion—many do—but just as many would say they feel (and look) a little green. There’s also a slew of dermatologic issues that can arise during pregnancy, leaving women feeling duped by all [...]

2017-08-16T21:13:31+00:00By |Beauty Myths, Products|

Shading the Windows to Your Soul: Protect Your Peepers!

Sunglasses rank somewhere in our fashion sensibility among handbags and shoes. We usually choose a pair as much because of the way they look as we do for their functionality. Wait, who am I kidding? Most people choose them mainly for how snazzy they look. Just check out the sunglasses wall at Target. It’s a [...]

2017-08-16T21:14:01+00:00By |Beauty Myths, Health, Skin Facts|

Lipsticks, Blush, and Foundation (Oh, My!): Cosmetics Wisdom

What are you putting on your face? I really hope this doesn’t come as a dread surprise to readers, but I want you to know that dermatologists are not trained (or necessarily versed) in knowing a lot about what cosmetics you should or shouldn’t use, or how. There are times when I would [...]

2017-08-16T21:14:22+00:00By |Beauty Myths, Cosmetics, Products|