Beauty with Substance
A blog by Marisa Vara Arredondo

Wrestling with Rosacea




This multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, gender-fluid, global moment is a beautiful thing. In a perfect world, we recognize that we are all created equal, while we celebrate our differences.
A similar principle applies to skin type and pH balance. We have a shared need to balance out the acid and alkaline levels in our skin, but that doesn’t mean we n...

April 29, 2016Read More

Results We Can "C"

Many of us rely on Vitamin C boosts for immunity. When we feel under the weather, the first thing we do is double-up on everything from orange juice to high-dose powders in hopes of staving off sickness. 
How do we know to do this? In the 1960s and 70s, Nobel Prize-winning chemist and activist, Linus Pauling, was among the first individuals to ...

January 21, 2016Read More

Wrestling with Rosacea

It’s not easy to maintain a rosy outlook when you’re coping with rosacea. Some excess redness may not seem like a big deal, but - as anyone with this chronic skin disease knows, and that’s many people - there’s a big difference between a healthy flush and a flare-up.
Rosacea is characterized by stubborn red rashes across the forehead, cheeks, n...

November 1, 2015Read More