Melanoma. Say it Isn’t So-ma.

Greetings All…. As I sit here at the crack of dawn, not sure what time it is where, from sunny freezing Stockholm, I’m pondering exactly why its taken me 4 months to actually stop and write this little something for my blogging younger sister.  Of course the obvious comes to mind:  a busy life, lots of countries, lots of cities, too many time zones to even want to remember.  But those thoughts are fleeting. It’s not hard in the quiet {Read More}

Constant Craving

I admit it: I have had a lifetime of craving things. It’s not a new part of me. In fact, it’s probably the most recognizable part of me. As a child, I remember being four and flipping a coin with my dad for the right to watch certain TV shows. Specifically, I needed my Munster’s fix. As I grew, my cravings grew to include other categories. I used to really want those small plastic jewelry sets at the grocery store {Read More}

Lovely Locks for Summer

Has fun in the sun taken a toll on your hair this summer? Is your hair a little lackluster or maybe feeling dry and brittle? No worries.  We’ve got you covered with a few simple steps to revive your strands! And any of these treatments can be done in a salon ~ or at home. Refresh and Restore Consider regular conditioning treatments. Restore your hair’s moisture balance and leave it feeling soft, silky and totally touchable. For DEEP conditioning, try {Read More}

Ask Ellbee ~ BBs, CCs and DDs

Dear Ellbee, I don’t use very much foundation.  I’m a big fan of tinted moisturizer, with a translucent powder to set and finish. I’m super interested in finding a BB cream to replace my moisturizer/light foundation/powder routine.  But there are SO many options.  What’s the difference between them, and what is your suggestion? Also, I think I know that a CC cream packs a bit more of a punch.  What else can you tell me about it? Thanks!  And keep {Read More}

Dr. George Answers the Burning Question

Summer is upon us and the sun is shining.  One burning question remains: What sunscreen should you use? As a dermatologist, I get asked this multiple times a day. I encourage all of my patients to use sunscreen on a daily basis. 1 in 5 Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer; and the numbers are rising. Sun protection is the very best thing you can do to prevent aging and keep your skin looking healthy. Look for a sunscreen with {Read More}

Has the Rouge Gone Rogue?

We all know we’re not supposed to share our makeup. And most of us know we should wash our hands before applying products. But did you know you should replace your cosmetics on a regular basis? Even before you open a bottle, tube or palette box, the clock is ticking. — And once you break the seal, air and microbes are free to move in.  It’s only a matter of time before bacteria begins to grow. Yikes! Like to learn {Read More}

Jessica Designs ~ Heathy Nails (2)

  Jessica Guyton has graciously agreed to write a short series of “nail health” posts, complete with product recommendations for strengthening, growing and maintaining healthier nails. This is her second installment. When it comes to the most basic of manicures, filing is key.  And no matter what shape you embrace (round, square, pointy), it’s all about the tools you use. There are a lot of nail files out there….  Here’s a guide to help you choose the right one. But {Read More}

Jessica Designs ~ Healthy Nails (1)

  Jessica Guyton has graciously agreed to write a short series of “nail health” posts, complete with product recommendations for strengthening and growing healthier nails.  This is her first installment. There are a lot of tips to maintaining your nails….  I work in food service and, in just a year’s time, my nails have gone from long and hard to weak, peeling and breaking everyday.  And let’s face it:  Once you break a nail there’s really nothing you can do except cut it {Read More}

Ask Ellbee ~ Dry Skin

Dear Ellbee, I’m having problems with my skin.  I’m dry and flaky and itchy all over.  The dryness is occasionally an issue in the winter, but usually clears up by spring.  Not this time.  Plus I’m sort of red and splotchy. I’ve been using Nivea Lotion before bed, but it’s not really doing much.  Any suggestions? Thank you! Lori Hi, Lori. I recommend a trip to the dermatologist for you. Though weather changes can trigger skin problems of all kinds, {Read More}

The Lazy Vegetarian ~ A Day of Meals

Just so we’re clear, I’m not kidding about being lazy when it comes to cooking. I am usually cooking only for myself, and I don’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen cooking and cleaning up for a meal that I’m probably going to eat on the couch in my pajamas while I watch tv.  I actually love to cook for other people, but when I’m cooking for just myself, I want to do something quick and {Read More}