Showing posts with label Skin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Skin. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Finding The Correct Fall Skin Care Routine


As we move into the cooler months, it’s time give our skincare routine a makeover. Our latest find, or shall we say rediscovery, for skincare is Desert Essence and the brand can definitely help refresh your fall skincare routine! With formulations for dry/sensitive, oily/combination, or normal skin types, the various collections of natural skin care products help to balance skin so that you can turn heads all season. Follow the Desert Essence skin care routines below catered to each unique skin type.



For Dry/Sensitive Skin

Step 1: Wash away impurities with Desert Essence Gentle Nourishing Organic Cleanser that works to remove dirt and rejuvenate dry skin.

Step 2:  Apply Desert Essence Gentle Nourishing Day Cream SPF 15 daily to protect against harmful UV rays and hydrate sensitive skin with the help of Cucumber and Chamomile.




For Oily/Combination Skin

Step 1: Cleanse with Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash to rid skin of dirt and excess oil while improving skin’s clarity and texture.

Step 2: Moisturize skin with the lightweight Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Oil Control Lotion that works to hydrate without clogging pores.

Step 3:  Use the Desert Essence Blemish Touch Stick, formulated with Tea Tree Oil, to reduce oil and clear problem skin areas for a glowing complexion.




For Normal Skin

Step 1: Cleanse with Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash or exfoliate with Desert Essence Gentle Stimulating Facial Scrub to remove dirt and oil for renewed, radiant skin.

Step 2: Apply Desert Essence Daily Essential Moisturizer, infused with Jojoba Oil, to revitalize and soothe skin.

All products can be found online at Desert Essence




Friday, June 28, 2019

Summer Skincare Solutions For Problem Skin


This Article First Appeared On TME May 2016

For those that suffer from skin issues like eczema, psoriasis, or sensitive skin, summertime can bring a set of very unique problems. Any skin condition can make us feel unattractive and while those with skin conditions such as acne may feel self-conscious, society general knows what those bumps are. The same cannot be said for skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Despite that over 30 million Americans suffer from the aforementioned skin disorders, many people don’t have a clue about the rough, inflamed and sometimes blistering skin patches that occur during an eczema or psoriasis flare up. To help us understand more about our skin and tackle the unique summertime challenges of eczematous and psoriasis skin, TME turned to Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Ranella Hirsch.

Called an “Expert Derm” by Allure and a “Beauty Guru” by Marie Clare, Dr. Hirsch is a frequently quoted expert in the fields of cosmetic and laser dermatology. Due to her unique expertise in the areas of skin care development and laser-skin interactions, Dr. Hirsch is highly sought after as an expert. Dr. Hirsch is the author of several articles and book chapters on the subject of injectable neurotoxins and other dermal fillers. McGraw-Hill released her most recent textbook, “Aesthetic Regional Rejuvenation”.

TME: What causes dry skin?

Dr. Ranella Hirsch: There are a multitude of causes in addition to some people having a genetic predisposition. Contributing factors can include the weather, humidity, bathing habits, and using skincare products that are too harsh or any combination of these.

TME: What’s the difference between severely dry skin and eczema or psoriasis?

Dr. Hirsch: There is some overlap in symptoms but generally eczema refers to a hereditary condition of dry skin known to wax and wane. For some people there are also certain allergic tendencies along with it.

TME: Summer brings skin-baring clothes. For those of us that suffer with skin issues, what can we do to prepare our skin for the summer?

Dr. Hirsch: Prevention is key. Think about sun protection appropriate to your level of activity, so as an example, look for something labeled for an active person if you will be outside in the heat. With other conditions, such as dry or oily skin, think about getting ahead of the curve. Look for products that help keep dry skin well hydrated, [look for] products that are specifically formulated for extremely dry, compromised skin.  For oily skin, look for products in a gel form that are labeled as mattifying.

TME: For those of us with severely dry skin or eczema, is it possible to “overdo it” with the moisturizer?

Dr. Hirsch: Interesting question! I suppose it would be theoretically possible to use SO much of something SO heavy that you could get break outs, but it would be difficult. As a general rule, best practice with dry skin is leaving the skin damp and then applying a product to seal in the moisture.

TME: Shaving and summer go hand-in-hand and shaving can exacerbate existing skin issues. What’s the best way for us to approach shaving?

Dr. Hirsch: Shaving brings with it both good and potential for challenges so it’s helpful to get it right. When done properly, on well-lubricated legs, which have had time for the hair to soften, it is a great form of exfoliation. In fact, a great beauty trick is to shave as a way to prep for applying self-tanner. However, shaving dry skin can cause it to become very irritated especially in the delicate bikini area.

TME: What things do you recommend that we avoid during the summer?

Dr. Hirsch: Well, I am a dermatologist so the most appropriate answer is too much sun! Not saying it needs to be avoided, just respected though.

TME: Once we achieve a healthy state for our skin, how do we maintain this throughout the warmer months?

Dr. Hirsch: Maintenance is key. Once you get your skin into a good place, look for skincare that supports where you want to stay. Avoid picking, scratching, and too much sun.

Note: A very special thank you to Dr. Hirsch for her time and wisdom! 




Sunday, April 5, 2015

Spring Into Action Spring 2015 Beauty Must Haves




After digging out of yet another snowfall, we are officially so over WINTER 2015! And speaking of “officially,” Spring 2015 begins tomorrow, March 20th … of course you’d never know it with today’s weather! Chapped lips, watering eyes, skin that feels like a crocodile … enough already! We are completely ready to leave the winter behind, but the same cannot be said for our lips, nails, skin … you get the picture. So kicking into high-gear Team TME went on an expedition to find the go-to, must-have beauty products that will get you ready for the warmer weather ahead … and do so in style.

Hair Care: Rejuvenating our locks after the cold and brutal winter, and managing our hair, can be quite the endeavor. We found Davines’ MOMO collection and Redken’s Frizz to be the perfect products for getting our hair back into shape and for maintaining it throughout the often frizz producing weather of Spring and Summer.



  • Davines MOMO Shampoo ($25) and Conditioner ($29) are ideal for dry or dehydrated hair. Formulated with Cartucciaru Melon from Paceco, the collection leaves hair smelling delicious and offers up amazing hydration without weighing hair down. Major bonus – Davines is a cruelty free, organic and sustainable brand that belongs to 1% Forthe Planet!
  • To maintain those lovely locks, Redken Frizz Dismiss collection offers the first-ever Frizz Protection Factor (FPF) with 4 levels of smoothing and humidity protection for all hair types -- from fine to coarse. Frizz Dismiss offers heat and humidity protection with a sulfate-free, sodium chloride-free cleansing system. The Redken Frizz Dismiss collection ranges from $18-$25 and includes all of the haircare items that you will need to weather the weather! 


Skin Care: Look … we all know that your skin is nowhere near ready for those beautiful shoulder-to-pins revealing ensembles.



  • For an all over body rejuvenation, we pick Daily Concepts MY Zen Konjac Sponge ($18), which is 100% natural and comes in three selections -- Charcoal, Pure and Turmeric, and Daily Concepts is a vegan brand! Use your new Daily Concepts Sponge with Sebamed’s Spa Shower ($14.95) for a relaxing, skin-loving shower experience. Sebamed Spa Shower is soap and alkali-free, perfect for sensitive skin, and smells absolutely delicious.
  • Out of the shower, our pick is L’Occitane’s NEW Almond Velvet Youthful Body Serum ($52) and Almond Velvet Youthful Body Balm ($60). These ultra-concentrated formulas combine a powerful complex of natural almond ingredients infused with 2% Vitamin C, helping to get your winter skin ready for a sexy spring!
  • Of course you can’t ignore your face! For a relatively instant Spring prep, Green Apple Peel Nightly Brightening Pads ($45) by Juice Beauty smooth and tone while reducing the appearance of dark spots. Apple Peel Nightly Brightening Pads are eco-friendly and made of bamboo, which are saturated with antioxidant-rich organic fruit acids to brighten your skin. L’Occitane’s Divine Immortelle 28Day Renewal Program ($130) is a real “must-have” product to help rejuvenate winter skin and prepare for spring. This luxurious skincare treatment adapts to the skin’s natural renewal cycle to help regenerate tired, over-worked skin!

Now that you have your hair, body, and face all prepped you need the hot products for Spring 2015! Oh, and these will take you through Summer 2015 too!

Cosmetics: Out with old, in with the new and we’ve found a few new products that you should check out this season. Speaking of out with the old, now is a perfect time to discard that old makeup!



  • NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($43 - available in 11 shades and travel size) is an oil-free formula that provides buildable coverage with the sun protection you need.
  • Gabriel Cosmetics ZuZu Luxe La Sirena Palette ($45) is a fantasy palette of ocean blues and playful pinks creating an ethereal look perfect for this season. Also from Gabriel Cosmetics is The Beach Beauty Collection, which Team TME is calling a total must-have for Spring/Summer 2015! The Beach Beauty Palette ($27.50) is a collection of four ultra-wearable earth tone eye shadows featuring Pantone’s Color of the Year, Marsala! Multi Pot in Conch ($18.35 – Limited Edition) can be used on eyes, lips, and cheeks. Bonus: Gabriel Cosmetics is a cruelty-free brand!
  • Stila Cosmetics, another cruelty-free brand, has lunched two amazing brow products! Courtesy of “it” girl Cara Delevingne, “boy brows” are in. But, you gotta keep ‘em tame and pretty. Stila Stay All Day Brow Gel ($34) comes in five shades and a dual-ended brush that lets you contour and define your brows. If you’re more of a pencil person, the Stay All Day Brow Pencil ($21) has a micro-point for a precise application.
  • For a super pretty pout, we found a super interesting brand … Vintage by Jessica Liebeskind. Velvet Lip Crayon in Vintage Rose ($22 – includes sharpener) is a perfect hue for spring. This matte color can be worn alone or punched up with Jessica’s Sparkling Lipgloss ($21). Vintage Sparkling Lipgloss in Papaya gives lips a beautiful glittery glow in a super on-trend hue.

Nails: No look is complete without a little lacquer on your paws. Meow!



  • Team TME looked at a lot of lacquer for our Spring 2015 Must Haves. When we found Londontown, we stopped looking. After all, when you find a brand so deliciously good why bother looking anywhere else? The Londontown Nail Lakur Spring 2015 Collection ($16 – each), which includes eight cream colors and four matching glitters, offers sophisticated hues that are on-trend, luxurious, highly pigmented and 5-free!

Looking for a new fragrance for Spring? Check out TME’s fragrance section for thorough reviews and visit soon for upcoming reviews of the newest scents from Clique, Lotus Wei, Fragrances of Ireland, Victoria’s Secret, Quartier Latin, Laura Biagiotti and more!