Is it just me, or is the color orange flooding the atmosphere a little early this year? Not that I’m complaining. I’ll pin pumpkin recipes and share cute costume pics all September long—then get crafty (or at least imagine I will) come October. But when it comes to my beauty routine, autumn’s early invasion goes beyond the usual social pinning, liking and…dreaming.
Q: What is the best way to treat already-formed, deep wrinkles? Can topical products really help?
Licensed esthetician Catie Wiggy of MyChelle Dermaceuticals responds:
Wrinkles are an inevitable part of the aging processes. As we get older, fine lines and wrinkles start to form on the skin, and the battle for a youthful appearance begins. As Mark Twain once said, “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” This is true; but we all get wrinkles, and they appear on the skin for a whole host of reasons.
Q: I am an African American woman and would love some tips for naturally caring for my skin. Thanks!
MyChelle Dermaceuticals licensed esthetician Catie Wiggy replies:
This big, beautiful world we live in encompasses people from all walks of life and numerous ethnic groups and cultures. Each group tends to have certain generic characteristics in regards to eye, hair and skin color. Skin can be the fairest of fair to a rich, beautiful, dark hue and everything in between, and here at MyChelle we believe all skin colors are uniquely beautiful!
You’ve heard other people talking about argan oil, calling it a “Moroccan treasure” or “liquid gold.” But if you’re still not quite sure what to do with it — or if you think it’s just for skin — you’re in for a pleasant surprise! Read on to discover six different ways to use this versatile oil.
If only there were a real fountain of youth or magic wand that could instantly reverse skin aging. Ahhh, that’d be the life, wouldn’t it? Sadly, they just don’t exist. Bar none, the best strategy against fine lines, wrinkles and dull, aging skin is prevention—regardless of your age, it’s never too late! At MyChelle, we believe there’s beauty in aging and we’re all about embracing it—even if you have to wrangle with a wrinkle or two along the way.
You consider yourself healthy. But even someone as fit as you may not be getting the daily nutritional requirements. To paint a complete and wholesome picture of health, you need variety. You already know to switch up your workouts every few weeks to keep your muscles from adapting, so why let your nutrition hit a wall? Read more →
Q: What’s the best way to care for my skin during the summer months?
MyChelle Dermaceuticals licensed esthetician Catie Wiggy responds:
Summer in full swing! Take one step outside and you feel the scorching sun’s rays against your skin–and, in some places, a hot, wet blanket of humidity covers you. Everyone knows that summer basics for healthy skin start with sun protection, but what about other skin issues that arise with summer’s heat and humidity? MyChelle has solutions for all of it.
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