Menopausal Skin Care

Hot flashes, breakouts, night sweats, flushes. Those of us going through menopause know these symptoms very well. Our hormones are in choas, leading to all sorts of skin issues. Breakouts appear, caused by higher levels of testosterone, while less estrogen is causing skin to sag and deflate. As we enter into menopause our skin needs different ingredients, it is a great time to create a new skin ca…

Protecting Your Skin During Wildfire Season

As many of you know, wildfire season is in full effect in many parts of the United States. Many of our clients have expressed worries over what the smoke is doing to their skin, hopefully this blog can help clear up any confusion on how best to approach smoke and skin.Toxic smoke is in the air and our bodies are working hard to protect us from long term damage. Our skin is the largest organ in our…

Probiotics: Not Just for Your Gut

You have probably heard about how important probiotics are for your gut health but did you know your skin needs them too? Probiotics (good bacteria) and prebiotics (food for your good bacteria) are important for all skin types but especially beneficial to those with acne, rosacea, and eczema prone skin. Within these skin conditions lies a large underlying factor, inflammation. Inflammatory skin co…

Get Sun-Kissed Without Sun-Damage

As a skin care junkie, my face is almost always a few shades lighter than the rest of my body. In the summer, this difference is a bit more obvious than I like. Having a glowing, sun-kissed complexion during the summer is always tempting, but we know that it is always more harm than good. Tantasia is our go to for adding color without exposing our skin to the elements. It is acne-safe, making it e…

Alcohol in Your Skin Care: The Good, the Bad, the Beautiful

For those of us that love skin care, we are lucky to live in the era of endless information at our fingertips! The internet has become an amazing resource, but it is also full of misinformation. You may already be seeing many beauty bloggers actively removing skin care products with alcohol from their routine. This has fueled the myth that any amount or form of alcohol is detrimental to your skin,…

How to Cleanse Properly: Creamy vs Foamy Cleansers

Cleansing is arguably the most important step in your skin care routine. You probably know that not washing your face can lead to clogged pores and pimples but did you know that it also accelerates aging? Free radicals from air pollution collect on the skin throughout the day and, if not washed away, break down the skin's natural elastin and collagen thus creating wrinkles. Properly cleansing the…