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Top Six Questions I Get Asked About Skincare and Makeup for Mature Skin

Top Six Questions I Get Asked About Skincare and Makeup for Mature Skin

Being a Hollywood makeup artist for 20+ years on major studio television and movie productions such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Parks & Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, I've had the privilege to work on people of all ages and skin types, from everyday people to Oscar and Emmy winners!! To be successful as a make-up artist, you have to become a skincare expert. I recently...

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Retinol 101: The Benefits & Risks

Retinol 101: The Benefits & Risks

There are few ingredients as hotly debated as retinol. With new European Union (EU) regulations coming into effect in 2025* limiting the strength of cosmetic retinol, it’s time we take a deeper look at this popular ingredient. Lauded by celebrities, retinol is considered by many the ‘gold standard’ for anti-aging skincare due to its ability to rapidly speed up skin cell turnover.  This results in...

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Quick Guide: Essential Perimenopause & Menopause Resources

Quick Guide: Essential Perimenopause & Menopause Resources

Accessing affordable menopause support in the US can be challenging due to the high cost of healthcare, so many women turn to the internet for guidance.  However, this can lead to uncertainty about the accuracy and safety of the information found online. This article hopes to point you in the right direction! From links to great non-profit organizations focused on menopause and menopause-certified healthcare providers, all...

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Menopausal Acne

You're 30 or 40 years past the age you should be getting acne, yet there it is! Right along your jawline, maybe on your chin. Are you googling "adult acne" or "acne in your 40s" and "acne in your 50s"? For some reason, women's adult acne isn't talked about, and it's rarely mentioned in conjunction with menopause. But it should be. Menopausal acne is considered...

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Rosacea and Menopause

Rosacea and Menopause

There are many surprising symptoms when it comes to perimenopause and menopause, like hair loss weight gain. One area that's rarely talked about as a menopause symptom is our skin, the largest organ in our body. If you were surprised about the connection between dry skin and menopause we talked about in a previous blog, you'll be even more surprised to learn that there's a strong...

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Winter Skincare for Perimenopause and Menopause

Winter tends to intensify skin dryness, which can be particularly challenging during perimenopause and menopause when the skin is already compromised due to fluctuating and declining hormones. Physicians are aware that climatic conditions negatively affect the skin, but it’s not only outdoor elements such as the cold, dry air, and harsh winds that are detrimental. Indoor heating devices can also dry out the skin and...

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Skin Changes During Perimenopause & Menopause

Skin changes during the menopausal transition are very common, and many women report a sudden onset of skin aging several months after menopausal symptoms begin.  Estrogen is an essential component of skin function, and lower levels of estrogen have a big impact on the skin. As your hormones plummet, you may notice that your skin starts to become dryer, thinner, and itchy. According to the...

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8 Menopause Symptoms That May Surprise You

8 Menopause Symptoms That May Surprise You

Perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause can be very challenging times, with declining hormones playing a large part. Hot flashes are the most common symptom, with 75% of North American women experiencing them. But there is a wide range of other uncomfortable, lesser-known symptoms that may surprise you. Every woman's experience of the menopausal transition is unique. Some sail through it barely noticing a thing, while others...

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Menopausal Brain Fog

Menopausal Brain Fog

Brain fog during the menopausal transition is very real. So, if you’re forgetting why you entered a room or where you left your phone, or you find it hard to concentrate on everyday tasks, you are not alone. In fact, 60% of women report difficulty with concentration and other cognitive issues during the menopause transition. Sometimes also referred to as mental fatigue, foggy brain and...

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The Four Phases of Menopause

The Four Phases of Menopause

Menopause marks a significant biological transition for women; defined as 12 months without menstruation in the absence of other causes. This transition affects women both physically and mentally. In fact, 85% of women experience menopausal symptoms that negatively impact daily life. Contrary to common belief, menopause itself lasts just one day—it signifies the one-year anniversary of a woman's last period. When people discuss "menopause," they're...

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