• Best Sunscreens of 2019, a Consumer Review

    What are the Best Sunscreens of 2019? First I must start off with the fact that I am not a medical professional, but a concerned consumer and I like to educate myself on the best products to you for all occasions.  In order to rank the best sunscreens of 2019 and all previous years, there are a three factors that I consider,  how they rank on the Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Sunscreen, then how easily they fit into my lifestyle (do they have a white cast, are they super expensive, etc), then the final and most important part….will my family and I use them. Everyone who knows me, knows that I am serious about sunscreen. Why am I so serious? Both my great grandmother and mother were advocates for wearing sunscreen regularly.  My mother had very fair skin and would burn very easily, while my great grandmother loved the sun, but… Read More

  • Dry Skin Remedies- The Top 4 I Swear By

    Today I am going to talk about my dry skin remedies and things that I love using to make sure that my skin doesn’t dry out.  I usually have oily skin, but my skin tends to get pretty dry in the winter.  Now I understand that LA does not get as cold as most of the rest the country, but our humidity level is extremely low.   I therefore are usually have to battle dry skin to some degree all the time.  These are the Dry Skin Remedies that work for me. For the Face I have oily skin, so I always make sure that the items I choose are non-comedogenic.  It can often be a hard balance to find Dry Skin Remedies for the face that are moisturizing enough without the use of heavy oils.  These two below do just that. Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream– I received a… Read More

  • Anti Aging / Anti Acne Dermatology Secrets

    Today I’m sharing a video with tips on how to tackle anti-aging while you’re also struggling with acne.  I’ve had acne most of my life in some degree or another, and I want to make sure I’m doing all I can to also tackle anti-aging.  That’s why I asked Dr. Corey Frucht to sit down with me and answer some tough questions.  Dr. Frucht is a cosmetic dermatologist at Santa Barbara Skin Care and he has to answer these same questions from his patients.  A little back story and how I met Corey, he and his wife Jesse are members of Sanford Winery, just like me and my husband.  We attended Sanford’s Annual Pinot Blending and Lobster Feast in May, and were sitting at the same table.  I love meeting new people! Ok, now let’s get to it….here’s my latest video Anti Aging / Anti Acne Secrets from a Dermatologist, learn a… Read More

  • My Favorite Acne Treatment Regimen

    I was recently talking to my best friend and telling her about a new acne treatment regimen I’ve been using that has really improved my acne and complexion.  My friend wanted to know more details about the regimen so I thought I would make a blog about it, because I hope this information can help you too.  Many people that know me, know that I have struggled with acne since I was 14 years old. It has been an ongoing battle that constantly evolves as my skin changes with age and where I live. I’ve seen dermatologists, done every possible acne treatment regime on the market today.  Yes I tried Proactive and it didn’t work for me; you’d be surprised how many times I’ve been asked this question. I did Accutane in 2008 and had good results, but I still have minor acne flair ups that I still need to control.   I have been a big fan… Read More