Beauty is More Than Skin Deep: 2008-04-13

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Trader Joes Conditioner

At the time of writing, this is one of my favorite moisturzing hair conditioners. This conditioner from Trader Joes is all nautral and smells so citrusy. At first I was worried about the drying out factor but thankfully I never had to deal with it. For 2.99 it is my magic potion. Best thing about this conditioner: moisture filled so that one can use it on a daily basis. Love, love, love this Trader Joe's conditioner.

Will post a photo later!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Fade Dark Spots

Olay Definity deep penetrating foaming moisturizer:

Since I am bent on getting rid of all my facial acne scars, I decided to do my research and realized there was a common denominator from beauty experts: Olay Definity deep penetrating foaming moisturizer.

Though, not too happy with the almost $27.00 price tag, I decided to give it a try. According to Olay, this product:

Inspired by high definition technology, new Olay Definity Deep Penetrating Foaming Moisturizer helps reverse the appearance of past damage coming from beneath the skin's surface.
Unique aerated serum foam actively combats the look of skin discolorations to revitalize luminosity.
Glucosamine Complex hydrates to allow the natural rebuilding of collagen, diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Lightweight formula absorbs quickly for a smooth, weightless feel.
Active foaming action feels rich and luxurious as it penetrates to condition skin at the source of past damage.
Over 8 weeks, the appearance of dullness, brown spots and uneven skin tone diminish.

I was quite impressed with Olay Definity deep penetrating foaming moisturizer that I switched to their Definity UV moisturizer, SPF15. There has definitely been improvement in the clarity of my skin. I plan on switching to another one of their cheaper lines, with similar ingredients. To read more about olay, or to get a free skin consultation online, you may visit their website: www.olay.comIn addition, if you have any recommendations with other products to fade acne scars, do not hesitate to post. We’re in this together.

Best Dermatologist in New York

Ask anyone how many Native Americans they know, and the answer will be nil. Ask anyone if you know of anyone with a skin problem, and the answer will be a resounding: YES.

Recently, I was fortunate to have come across a dermatologist in New York by the name of Dina Strachan (pronounced Strawn). Dr. Strachan was extremely polite and thorough. She makes you feel so welcomed. Such treatment is a rarity in a lot of medical facilities where one usually feels so pressured to get out of a doctor’s office quickly.

Prior to my visit with Dr. Strachan, I had visited a very prestigious Tribeca skin center. (I will not mention the place). I spent no more than 2 minutes with the dermatologist. She was is such a hurry to usher me out…it is an extremely busy practice. By the way, it was my Family doctor who referred me to this place. Frustrated, I decided to google: black dermatologists in New York. That’s how I came across Dr. Dina Strachan.

Curious as to why I visited? I had been suffering a little from bacne(back ance), you know the tiny little white stuff sticking out on your back at times. Well this was one of my problems. Though it was not severe, I wanted to get rid of them especially since summer is round the corner. Within one month of using the products that Dr. Dina Strachan had prescribed, I was beach ready! I am not kidding. I wish I had before and after pictures to show you.

My next problem was acne scars and mild acne on my chest and face. Since I began using the products, I have seen an almost 95% decrease in breakouts. The best thing about the regimen, is that I get to use only TWO products. They are suitable for face and body.

As I write, my chest has cleared significantly, but it still has a little way to go. After all, it these dark spots had been there for years, therefore I do not expect them to fade in a month.

My chest is weird. Yes, really weird. I have this thing that seems like Goosebumps all the time. Can’t wait to get rid of it totally…

If you are tired of suffering from acne scars, acne, pimples, dark spots, and other skin conditions, give Dr. Dina Strachan a try. I assure you, you will not be disappointed. My next appointment is in two months…so Dr. Stachan could monitor my progress.

According to her website: “ She has a special interest in ethnic skin care and the management of common conditions affecting ethnic populations such as melasma, keloid scars and facial moles.” She treats all skin types, not just ethnic skin.

Her official website is:

In case you're wondering, the products which were prescribed to me were: Oscion6% cleanser(benzol peroxide) and ziana gel.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post! We’re all in this together.