Many people are not aware that having a healthy heart and normal blood pressure can aide in the fight against premature aging and other adult skin issues. Elevated blood pressure can lead to fine lines,…
Kalahari opened here in the Poconos with much fanfare a few years ago. My husband used to be a delivery driver who often brought their heating and cooling equipment onto the grounds and would come…
Inflamed Skin? Stress? Digestive Upset? Have a Cup of Chamomile by Samantha Lahonen, R.H.N. Chamomile is an herbal plant commonly taken internally as a tea. Did you know that chamomile has sedative, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant…
I’ve developed a new interest in stretch marks (striae) lately, not because I’m having a baby, but several of my close friends are pregnant, I will eventually be pregnant in the next few years, and…
Research shows that there are three distinct types of aging: biological, extrinsic, and intrinsic. Biological aging is the result of changes that occur naturally within the body. These changes are the result of a gradual…
A growing consensus within the scientific community is that common disorders are all caused in part by chronic inflammation or even re-occurring inflammatory lifestyles. Inflammation is the body’s natural defense against foreign invaders or infection.…
If you’re an avid skincare maker or consumer of small batch, artisan skincare products, I’m guessing that you’ve heard of ultraviolet glass bottles. This is a special type of glass that many natural formulators use to…
When targeting wrinkles and the appearance of aging, peptide technology is a collagen-boosting solution. What are peptides? According to Vogue magazine, they are “the building blocks of protein” that encourage the formation of protein in…
We think of energy as being physical – the boundless energy of children, nervous energy, and so on – but energy is actually fuel; your physical self depends on the energy from your subtle energy…
Acne is one of the most common and difficult skin conditions that we treat as aestheticians. When you break out, those annoying blemishes are a combination of dead skin cells, oil, and bacteria. Those with…
Strengthening your skin's ability to retain moisture is the key to youthful looking skin. Understanding your skin's natural moisture level is understanding that it can fluctuate depending on your skin type and the kind of…
Transepidermal water loss, or TEWL, is an essential concept to understand when considering skin dryness. Although often overlooked, TEWL is one of the main reasons why moisturizing the skin regularly and with the right products…
Every day, we come in contact with microscopic specks of soot, chemicals and even acid in the air. With growing awareness about the effects of air pollution, we realize that they not only harm Planet…
You may not want to hear it and I hate to say it, but it's true... exercise can seriously age skin. Some of our most active patients, especially men, are the ones who request the…
Do you take care of your Decollete? Do you know what it is? Decollete is a French term given to the upper chest, neck, cleavage and shoulder areas. It is one of the first places…
Aging. It happens to all of us, but as we age, we all want to do so gracefully. Even if you take excellent care of your skin, there are still sneaky little culprits that can…
To have a complexion as flawless as a Disney princess may seem like a fairytale or something only achievable with the help of Pixar or Photoshop.  Unfortunately, factors come into play that can cause us…
Exfoliation is essential for healthy cell turnover and a clear complexion! There are 2 types of exfoliators on the market - physical and chemical. I have put together a little bit of information which will…
It could certainly be argued that the coconut is the most versatile fruit on the planet, not only for material purposes, like using its husk as a piña colada container or to help Tom Hanks…
A simple search of #RelationshipGoals on twitter shows an ever growing list of cuteness. Everything from swolemates to elderly couples and even pizzas pop up in this never ending homage to love. What is rarely…
I have been sculpting eyebrows and teaching the technique for nearly 20 years. In that time I have seen all kinds of self-expression from well-meaning make-up artists trying to be edgy and utterly confused “do-it-yourselfers”…
I went to MAC the other day to purchase my favorite BB Cream with the SPF of 50.  I kept looking at the testers that the store had on display and could only find SPF…
One of the most difficult way of improving skin condition is avoiding stress. Difficult because it is nearly impossible for people to avoid feeling stressed. Students for example have so many writing projects to do.…
It's the season to celebrate moms! In honor of Mother's Day, we're looking for a mother/daughter duo to win a day of pampering at SPA ONE at The Plastic Surgery Group. Submit a photo and…
Don’t you think that by now we would all understand that when we make a post on Facebook the entire world has the ability to see it? How many of us (I am mostly referring…
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