Red Red Vino

I have just returned back to the states from Italy, and one thing that stood out to me the most, was their food culture.

There was not one night that the servers didn’t bring out a jug of red wine, for the table to share.
I mean you asked for water, and you still were brought wine with that water.
What’s with that? Why is wine such a huge part of their culture?

Let me explain.

Red wine is the new ‘IT’ in ant-aging, weight loss, health, and overall happiness!
I know many of you have heard, “drink a glass of red wine a night, it makes for a healthier heart.” ❤️

Well did you know that new studies show women who drink a glass or two of red wine every night, have higher success in losing weight, than those who don’t? This pairs with those who do drink wine, also have a lower stress and anxiety rates, through an every day work life.

If those reasons are still not enough to encourage you to relax with this wonderful-high antioxidant beverage, how about all the health benefits it gives to your health and skin?

The high antioxidants and polyphenols in red wine will:
make your skin glow, clear up any uneven complexions, make you live five years longer, have fewer precancerous skin lesions, and significantly lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Still not convinced? Try it topically first.
New skin care lines all over the world are introducing new “red wine facials.”
These skin care products are being made for topical use to create masks, night creams, cleansers, and scrubs with many beneficial ingredients of red wine.

Now go enjoy a glass.. or two!


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Hold the Dairy


“Do you eat dairy?”
That is the always the first question I ask my acneic clients when they come to see me.
Why does eating dairy matter? Let me explain, in the simplest way.

First, the facts:

We seem to be the only species that drink milk after infancy, and
we are the only species that drink another species milk.
Cows milk contains three times more protein than our human milk. This amount of protein consumption causes metabolic disturbances.
75% of the worlds population is lactose intolerant, meaning, humans do not create the lactose enzymes the body needs to breakdown dairy.
Majority of the cows in America, are injected with synthetic hormones and antibiotics to’plump’ the cow to produce more. Even those that are not injected with hormones or antibiotics, and are ‘grass fed organic’ still contain higher levels of hormones, than any other animal we ingest.

milk1Why do those with acne prone skin develop a new zit,
after each time they consume dairy?

Humans have grown, technology has advanced, and hormones have significantly increased. Whether you are on a synthetic form of hormones for a variety of reasons, or you are just rocking your natural balance of hormones, dairy can and will affect your levels.
Have you ever noticed why every breakout on a woman is in the same area? (jawline/upper cheeks)
Your skin is showing that your hormones are unhappy.
When dairy enters the body, your natural hormones mix with the synthetic hormones from the dairy and they create a reaction of too many hormones.
Did you know that for acne-prone skin, even the smallest 1% trace of hormones in food, can mix with yours and affect your levels, causing a new outbreak immediately?

Food will affect your skin, it’s in the facts. If you are struggling with breakouts, try eliminating ALL dairy for 2-4 weeks. It takes a while for it to completely get out of the body, but i guarantee you will see a decrease in breakouts within 2 weeks.

Remember* crackers, bread, salad dressings, chips- EVERYTHING now days contain dairy, make sure to look at the ingredient list before you assume! If you are not strict with this, you will not see results.

A few other foods to stay away from for acne prone skin:
Red Meat, iodized salt, algae, seaweed, tofu, kelp, canola oil; supplements with biotin, whey or soy.

There is a reason they say, you are what you eat!


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I’m often asked by clients, “What is the difference between skin care products sold at a drug or a department store, compared to professional products sold by you or a dermatologist? Do your products really work better?” The answer simply is yes.

Not every product and professional line will be able to fit your skin needs, but as proven, ‘Professional’ skin care lines will benefit your skin in a safer, quicker, and more effective way.

Here are a few reasons as to why:


ALL otc (including sephora, ulta, macys, etc.) stores are FDA approved. 

This means that all skin care products are regulated and can legally only penetrate into the first layer of the skin, otherwise known as ‘dead tissue’. Cosmeceutical grade skin products are not regulated by the FDA. 

Therefore, when buying a product by a licensed esthetician/dermatologist, they are trained to inform and sell an individual products that CAN penetrate into the stratum corneum & dermis layers, know as ‘live tissues’.

All your problems start in the dermis!


Even though estheticians can not diagnose skin conditions, we are trained to understand how and why products work for all skin types. Our professional products can legally contain a higher percentage of active ingredients to ensure the products will do what they state they are going to do. This also means that cosmeceutical grade will not be watered down, they are HIGHLY concentrated. 


Cosmeceutical grade products are generally made in smaller batches to guarantee freshness and to deliver immediate results. Since professional lines want to concentrate on the results of your skin, they avoid mass-producing with artificial preservatives, colors/dyes, and fragrances.

Remember, your skin absorbs 90% of what you put on it!



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