pH Balance

pH Balance

The health of your body and skin is directly related to the ph balance. This is a balance of acidity & alkalinity. One of the skin's functions is to defend itself & being slightly acidic at approximately 5.5 is necessary to help it ward off bacteria, fungus & viruses....

Medical/Cosmeceutical Grade vs OTC products

Medical/Cosmeceutical Grade vs OTC products

Medical & Cosmeceutical grade skincare products are often recommended by dermatologists and skincare professionals for their ability to produce positive results in the health of the skin. Ingredients in medical grade skincare are backed by research & strong clinical...

PCOS

PCOS

Since June is Acne Awareness Month, I would like to highlight PCOS because it affects many of my female clients, their body & their skin negatively. PCOS stands for polycystic ovary syndrome and unfortunately, many women suffer from this condition. PCOS...

Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is the most common condition clients seek my help for. Dark spots left from old acne lesions can be quite pronounced and if not treated with the correct products & professional treatments, it leaves many feeling frustrated, defeated & it can...

The Life Cycle

The Life Cycle

Have you ever wondered how long it will take your new skincare regimen to start producing noticeable results? The life cycle of a skin cell is approx 6 weeks. The immature cell leaves the deep layer of the skin (dermis) & as the cell rises to the top (epidermis),...

Collagen

Collagen

Collagen is a protein found throughout our body. In the skin, collagen is located in the dermis (deep layer of the skin) Collagen provides the structure and support to our skin. It is responsible for the skin's firmness and elasticity. As we age, collagen...

ABC of Skincare

ABC of Skincare

If your current skincare regimen does not include these products, you are not working toward visible changes that will positively impact the health of your skin. A: Vitamin A, also known as retinol, is responsible for its anti-aging benefits. It helps build collagen...

Black Does Crack

Black Does Crack

Did you know that it is important to protect your skin with a broad spectrum sunscreen EVERY day of the year? UV ray exposure is the #1 cause of premature aging of the skin. UVA & UVB rays cause damage to the skin and they can penetrate clouds up to 80%....

Harmful Effects of Sun Exposure

Harmful Effects of Sun Exposure

Sun is the number one cause of premature skin aging. The author lists risk factors for skin damage and skin cancer. Good read right in time for the summer. The main risk factor for sunburn, premature skin aging, skin damage, and skin cancer is exposure to UV light...