Posts Tagged ‘ skin care ’

These Are Safer Options For You

Everyday we expose ourselves to potentially dangerous substances in our beauty products. Here are three options to get the results you want without potentially harmful chemicals and medicines: 1. Replace your sleeping pills with essential oils – Nearly 9 million American adults use prescription sleep aids, often highly addictive pills like benzodiazepines. Essential oils are an […]


Clean Skin Care – What to Avoid, What to Choose

Did you know the EU has banned 1300 potentially harmful ingredients in skin care products, whereas the US has banned only eleven? Yes, our skin care is filled with ingredients that have been implicated in cancer, hormone disruption, and a lot more. Here are five potentially harmful skin care ingredients that I recommend you avoid: […]


Simple Tips to Clear Up Your Skin

Dear Karin, Do you have issues with adult acne? If so, you are not alone! In this week’s blog, I’ve compiled seven simple tips to help reduce your acne and clear up your skin. 1. Avoid Harsh Astringents – We tend to think that the solution to acne is to remove all the oil from our faces, […]


Five Simple Recommendations to Look Younger

We all want to look as young as we feel. So here are five simple rules to help you get there! 1. Exfoliate. If you have normal skin, you should ideally exfoliate 2-3 times per week. If you have sensitive skin, once a week is usually sufficient. There are many ways to exfoliate. The two most […]


The Best Anti-Aging Cream Is…

Most plastic surgeons and dermatologists believe that retinoids are the most proven anti-aging creams today. Retinoids can be divided into prescription-strength tretinoin (aka Retin-A) or over-the-counter strength retinol. So which one do you choose? Tretinoin has been vigorously tested and scientifically confirmed to thicken the skin, increase collagen, reduce fine lines, lighten sun spots, and even […]


Post-Summer Skin Secrets

I hate to say it, but summer is officially over. I am as sad as you are. Now that autumn is upon us, I thought I’d take some time this week to give you some tips on how to care for your skin now that the summer is over. 1. Sun spots? Combine IPL with […]


A NEW Anti-Aging Treatment You Must Know About!

It’s a very exciting time in cosmetic medicine today. A plethora of new age-reducing treatments have exploded onto the scene, and I’d like to reveal one to you today! As a regular reader of my weekly e-newsletters, you’ve likely heard about microneedling. One of the most popular minimally-invasive procedures across the continent, microneedling creates tiny […]


Introducing the Live Beautifully Box!

Last week I promised to reveal to you a big surprise project that has been in the works for quite some time. Well, today is the day I unveil it! As part of my online family, you know that it’s my mission to help you make the very best decisions about how to look and […]


The Truth About Collagen Supplements

What is the truth about collagen supplements? This is a question I get asked to me all the time. Does eating collagen improve the collagen of your skin? The answer is: YES. One double-blind placebo-controlled study from Germany found that ingesting collagen increased the skin’s elasticity. Another placebo-controlled clinical trial published in the Journal of Cosmetic […]


Clearing Up Confusion

I often get messages on Instagram asking me, “What is the difference between X and Y?” So this week I’ve decided to clear up some confusing terms and treatments. Do you know the difference between a sun spot and an age spot? What about Fraxel and fractional lasers? How about BBL and IPL? Let’s clear things up, […]