skin guru

  • 3X Brighter Than The Sun And It Won’t Burn Your Skin!

    Friday, January 12, 2018 - 7:19am

    Pretty amazing, huh?

    LED light technology, the highly acclaimed and widely documented therapy, is actually 3X brighter than the sun when it’s applied to your skin. So why doesn’t it burn?

     

    Because it uses low-level pulses of red and/or infrared lights to

    activate skin cells, which is actually healing to your body!

     

  • What causes skin aging?

    Monday, January 1, 2018 - 7:53am

    Skin aging is influenced by several factors, including genetics, environmental exposure, hormonal changes, and metabolic processes. In humans, structual and functional changes attributable to aging and more visibly evident in the skin than in any other organ.

     

    Intrinsic Factors

    Intrinsic (internal factors) aging, or your natural aging process, begins appearing in your mid-20's:

  • Does Dimethicone clog pores and suffocate the skin?

    Friday, December 29, 2017 - 7:38am

    Dimethicone is a non-greasy occlusive silicone based polymer that is a man-made synthetic molecule made up of repeating units called monomers. It also has been shown time and time again to be non-comedogenic, yet it provides a significant amount of emollience and coverage to the skin, without adding any heaviness. 

  • What are Sebaceous Hyperplasias?

    Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 1:43pm

    Sebaceous hyperplasia is the term used for enlarged sebaceous glands seen on the forehead or cheeks of the middle-aged and elderly leading to an ongoing problem with over-productive oil glands. They appear to be somewhat indented in the middle. This indented centre is characteristic of sebaceous hyperplasia. It has nothing to do with milia or an old spot.

  • Why Retinol is such a workhorse in your skin care regimen?

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 4:28am

    As we age our cycle of cell production slows down to about 45-60 days in our 40's and 50's and further slow down to 60-90 days in our 50's and 60's. Retinol is a vitamin A derivative that has been used for anti-aging and acne clients for years. Retinol stimulates the metabolism of skin cells and encourages collagen production. Retinol is much gentler when absorbed within the skin and it’s converted into tretinoin (the acid form of vitamin A, also known as retinoic acid).

  • What are Sebaceous Hyperplasias?

    Monday, December 4, 2017 - 11:24pm

    Sebaceous hyperplasia is the term used for enlarged sebaceous glands seen on the forehead or cheeks of the middle-aged and elderly leading to an ongoing problem with over-productive oil glands. They appear to be somewhat indented in the middle. This indented centre is characteristic of sebaceous hyperplasia. It has nothing to do with milia or an old spot.

  • Acne Cosmetica

    Monday, June 12, 2017 - 3:01pm

    Perhaps you have an acne problem or maybe you just break out from time to time. Regardless, if you want to get rid of acne, you need to be careful of makeup that can cause acne cosmetica and worsen existing acne. When you go to the cosmetics counter seeking to buy makeup, moisturizer, or anything to put on your face, look at the label. If the words “hypoallergenic” or “non-comedogenic” make you feel confident that the product is good and safe for your skin, then you may very well have been duped.

  • Are Fabric Softener & Scented Detergents causing your Acne?

    Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 8:04pm

    Acne Vernata or contact acne, is acne related to exposure to certain substances that sometimes results in irritation, inflammation, acne flares and even allergic reactions. Not all of these reactions affect all people, or even all people who have acne. However, it is important to remember that there is a potential for contact related forms of inflammation or comedogenicity that might lead to acne flares. ~Dr. Mark Lees, Clearing Concepts