“The skin microbiome is very site-specific. Think about the different textures of various places around your skin: above your cheeks, under your armpit, in the crease of your leg. Each of these sites have different properties: your face and scalp are oilier, your arms and legs are drier, and your feet and armpits are moister. As you might expect, because of these differing compositions, different sites on your skin have different microbiome community compositions. This has implications on disease, as skin ailments generally occur in site- specific manners: acne on the face, foot fungus on feet, eczema in arm and leg creases, etc.”
“I do feel very comfortable as I think just like physical health, mental heath is something to also be worked on and strengthened. I generally consider my mind to be just like my body, in constant need of some exercise so I’ve gotten comfortable having those conversations.”
Notes on meditation from a male:
“I define meditation as little as one minute or longer to reflect upon yourself. How I feel physically, mentally, and emotionally. If there’s something bothering me in any form, this is my moment to identify it and recognize it, rather than run from it. I may not have the answer for it right away, but meditation allows me to adapt accordingly.”
Recently, I came back from my trip to the motherland, Korea – a country well known for its innovative beauty products and sheet masks that we now can’t live without. While I was there, I took the liberty to shop around different K-beauty brands to discover some unique products that I found fascinating. I share with you below four kinds of really cool sheet masks I brought back from Korea.
A wonderful and honest chat with Loren and Aphrodite, the women behind Maison Rogue, on their entrepreneurial journey thus far: getting over the discomfort of self-promotion, things that keep them inspired, and wellness.