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Episode 107: Breaking the Code of Breakouts: What Does Your Acne Mean?

All breakouts aren’t created equal. In fact, the location of a cluster of acne can tell you a lot about your body. Forehead breakouts mean something different than chin breakouts, for example. Nutrition expert Susan Ciminelli returns to map out the causes behind our acne breakouts. Forehead Acne: The forehead is one of the most common places for acne. But no one likes rocking a tiara of zits. To understand forehead breakouts, Susan says to look to the small intestine. “Your digestive system...


Episode 106: 3 Fall Skincare Secrets for Weather-Proof Skin

As the seasons change, our skincare needs change, too. Cool, dry air isn’t the only thing autumn brings. After a lazy summer of vacationing and spending time with the kids, back-to-school chaos may wreak more havoc on your skin than you realize. Plenty of us are so busy running around and adjusting to our new schedules that we neglect our skin. Stick to Your Skincare Routine If the stressful transition from a beach bum summer to a fast-paced fall semester isn’t enough to break you out,...


Episode 105: Ovarian Cancer? Not On My Watch! with Celebrity Guest Cobie Smulders

Breast Cancer Awareness Month just ended, but cancer is a topic that never stops affecting our lives. On this episode of Just Ask David, actress Cobie Smulders of “How I Met Your Mother” and “The Avengers” shares her struggles with ovarian cancer struggles and how it led to her partnership with TESARO to create Not On My Watch. Not On My Watch is an ovarian cancer education organization dedicated to empowering women to take their health into their own hands. “I believe that having knowledge...


Episode 104: The Connection Between What You Eat and Your Skin

While a good skincare regimen helps with keeping your skin clear and glowing, your diet plays a bigger role than you may realize. Lisa Davis chats with nutrition expert Susan Ciminelli to get the low-down on how to clear up your skin through your diet. You Are What You Eat! Did you know that your skin is one of several eliminative organs in our bodies used to push waste out through? Along with organs like the liver and intestines, the skin is responsible for filtering some of the things we...


Episode 102: Steer Clear of These Ingredients

Personal care products we use on a regular basis like shaving cream, body wash, and even toothpaste can have toxic chemicals hidden in their ingredient lists. In fact, the European Union recently banned over 1,100 chemicals from being used in any beauty or personal care products. The United States, on the other hand, has only banned 11. Hidden Ingredients and How to Look for Them Some of the chemicals commonly used in our personal care products create a by-product called 1,4 dioxane. 1,4...


Episode 101: DIY Beauty Found in Your Kitchen

Most people don’t realize it, but there’s a world of beauty remedies right in your pantry! DIY beauty is a fantastic (and frugal!) way to avoid harmful chemicals in beauty products without sacrificing your looks. A lot of everyday food products - like honey or lemons - are surprisingly effective at improving the appearance of skin and hair. How to Remove Waterproof Makeup Don’t waste your money on makeup removers. While it’s true that soap and water won’t get rid of waterproof makeup, that...


Episode 100: Seasonal Skin Care for All

As the seasons change, our outfits change. We put up our holiday decorations. We spring clean. And it’s always a refreshing experience, right? Well, when’s the last time you did that to your medicine cabinet? When’s the last time you reevaluated the beauty products you’re using? Spring (and Fall) Cleaning! In the spring, we often talk about spring cleaning. But how many of us are including makeup and makeup tools? “Every six months, you want to get rid of old makeup,” David says. Why?...


Episode 99: The Holy Grail of Plastic Surgery (and Other Beauty Secrets!) with Dr. Youn

If you’ve been following this podcast, you already know a great deal of anti-aging skincare secrets from inside the beauty industry. But beauty is more than skin deep. Sometimes you have to go a little deeper. Board certified plastic surgeon and award-winning author Dr. Anthony Youn, MD, FACS, joins Just Ask David to give us a few fillers beyond skincare - pun intended. Dr. Youn, better known as America’s Holistic Plastic Surgeon® or America’s Holistic Beauty Doc™, believes that everyone can...


Episode 98: Social Media is Obsessed with These 2 Complexion Perfection Techniques with Special Guest Felicia Walker Benson

Why are social media filters so popular? Do we really want to look like puppy dogs? Or do we like how the filter blurs out our blemishes and imperfections? Probably the second one. “I think there is a quest for complexion perfection and the resurfacing of the skin,” beauty expert and style writer Felicia Walker Benson says. “And I think social media filters are helping to drive that trend.” Felicia is publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the well-known fashion and beauty blog, ThisThatBeauty....


Episode 97: Top 4 Must-Have Ingredients for Your Skin Care Regimen

With so many skin care products on the market, it’s impossible to figure out what you really need. Some skin care routines (like the Korean method) have 10 or more steps! In this segment, beauty guru David Pollock cuts to the chase: Which ingredients are essential for smooth, glowing skin? Hyaluronic Acid “One of the most important ingredients, one of my favorites, is hyaluronic acid,” David shares. “It is found in almost every cell of your body. It’s what Mother Nature uses to take and bind...


Episode 96: 6 Life Hacks for Saving Money on Prescription Drugs with Special Guest Ruben Castaneda

Prescription medication can burn a serious hole in your wallet. Rising healthcare costs mean that many of us are scrambling to get the money for prescriptions we need to be healthy. It’s a depressing reality. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t things you can do to shave a few dollars off the price tag. Wellness reporter Ruben Castaneda of the U.S. News & World Report returns to Just Ask David to offer insider advice on little-known ways to save money on your prescription medications....


Episode 95: The Exclusive Spa Day Event for Women Cancer Patients & Survivors With Special Guest Caitlin Kiernan

Just Ask David fans know that David Pollock’s dedication to Safe Beauty all stems from cancer awareness. Our special guest Caitlin Kiernan joins us right before the month of October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month - to share an extraordinarily inspiring opportunity for women who have dealt with or are currently dealing with cancer. Even as an award-winning journalist and beauty director for the likes of Life & Style Weekly, Star!, and OK! magazines, the Cancer Wellness Expo is a passion...


Episode 94: 3 Mind-Blowing Tips for Your Fall Skin Care Routine 2018

There’s something about autumn that inspires us to turn over a new leaf. Maybe because summer vacation is over and we’re all getting ready to focus again. Maybe it’s as simple as the leaves changing color that makes us want to do the same. Our skin care routines adjust with the changing of the seasons, too. But for those of you new to skin care, rotating your routine to match the season can be a bit confusing. What products should we be adding to our fall skin care routines? Are there any...


Episode 93: How to Dye Your Hair NATURALLY - No Harsh Chemicals! With Special Guest Jodie Moore

The color of our hair is important to a lot of us. For some, it’s the way we single ourselves out as individuals. A head full of curly red hair can passed down like a family heirloom. And some of us rely on hair dye to conceal gray hair. Many of us dye our hair to get that special color: the hair color that makes you feel unique, the color that brings out your eyes, the one that shaves 15 years off of you. But anyone who has dyed their own hair knows that it is not always a carefree task....


Episode 92: Produce Panic: How Safe Are Your Veggies? With Special Guest Mareya Ibrahim

How clean is your produce? We don’t think about it often, but maybe we should. Imagine the life cycles of fruits and vegetables: they’re sprayed with pesticides, covered in fertilizer. Is that what you want to be biting into? Meet Mareya Ibrahim. She’s the inventor of a clean eating product line. She’s an award winning entrepreneur, chef, author, patented inventor, and a food industry veteran with over 26 years in the industry. Mareya’s also concerned about how well we’re washing our fruits...


Episode 91: Fight the Frizz! With Special Guest Dana Wood

Nothing encourages us to go outside and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air like the summertime. On the same note, nothing ruins your hairstyle faster than that sweltering summer humidity. But you don’t have to let the summer be a never-ending bad hair day. Beauty blogger Dana Wood of Florida Beauty Problems returns to Just Ask David to share tips on taming your coif this summer, even when the weather feels like a clothes dryer stopped in mid-cycle. Dana’s blog teaches readers how to deal with...


Episode 90: EVERYTHING You Need to Know About Picking a Sunscreen With Special Guest Melissa Goldstein

Our perspectives on sunscreen has changed a lot in the last 20 years. We know now that sunscreen is an everyday product, not just for going to the beach. We know sun damage happens to everyone regardless of how light or dark your skin is. And we know that using sunscreen is any anti-aging routine’s secret weapon. So since we know how essential sunscreen is to our lives, it only makes sense that we want to make sure we’re picking the right brand. There’s a lot more to sun protection than the...


Episode 89: Rebel Against Traditional Skincare with Special Guest Eric Fallon

The days of the skincare industry being a woman’s market are becoming a thing of the past. Skincare companies are following suit as men are starting to care more about their skin. Unisex skincare is popping up everywhere now to cater to a wider audience than before. Eric Fallon, co-creator of Rebels Refinery and one of the pioneers of the unisex skincare movement, joins Just Ask David to share his experiences and wisdom on his journey to his skincare calling, his product values, and the...


Episode 88: Sunkissed, Not Sundried: How to Protect Your Skin & Hair This Summer

The summertime is brutal on skin and hair. Between lounging under the sun and heading to the pool every day, we’re lucky to still have skin and hair at all! On this educational segment of Just Ask David, health expert Lisa Davis and beauty guru David Pollock dish out a few tips on how to protect and maintain your skin and hair even if you hit the beach every single day until the summer ends. Beat the Heat! Sunscreen, a hat with a visor, and sunglasses are your best friends during the sunny...