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  • How To Tame Oily Skin And Fight Premature Aging, Too!

    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 9:16pm

    Oily skin can really try your patience! Make-up meltdown by lunchtime, a way too shiny look that just doesn’t look natural all day, and unpredictable breakouts, can make even the most patient woman scream!

    So, how can you tame all that oil, greatly reduce breakouts and avoid excessive shine? Well, the good news is there are many ways to show your oily skin who’s boss!

  • These Sneaky Habits Can Cause Acne

    Friday, June 12, 2015 - 7:36am

    What gives?

    You’re way past high school but your skin is still stuck in adolescence. Grrrr! It’s enough to make even the most patient person lose their cool.

    Acne-prone people are born with five times more skin cells than the average person. They also produce more oil (like you didn’t know that, right?) If you’re doing everything you know to do to keep acne at bay, but are still fighting it, here are a few factors that contribute to this pesky problem:

  • The Secret Hiding Places Of Acne

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 6:04am

    Acne-prone skin has four to five times more skin cells than other skin types. That means you have to be diligent with your skincare, but you also have to be watchful with hair and make-up products, too.

    Any hair styling product that has oil, silicones and plasticizers will clog your pores if they get on your skin. So try to steer clear of these products.

  • Ask the Experts - May 2015 Edition

    Monday, June 1, 2015 - 6:15pm

    WHY DOES OUR SKIN LOSE ELASTICITY AND START TO SAG?

    Our skin is tightened by a structure of collagen fibres in the dermis in a network of skin cells, fibres and blood capillaries. Below in the hypo-dermis or subcutaneous layer there is supporting fat tissue with strong and elastic collagen fibres, and the circulatory system.

  • Three Easy Ways To Pack More Punch Into Your Skincare Routine

    Monday, May 11, 2015 - 8:37pm

    None of us has a ton of time these days. That’s why it’s important to pack as much punch into your skincare routine as possible.

    But what if you want MORE results from your skincare without adding extra time? Great! We’ve got some “at home” solutions that will knock your socks off! These are chemical exfoliants that contain enzymes to work a little more deeply.

    Let’s take a look:

  • Ask the Experts - April 2015 Edition

    Monday, April 20, 2015 - 7:25pm

    Angiomas are benign (non-cancerous) skin growths that are collections of small blood vessels (capillaries). We do not know the exact cause of most angiomas, but fortunately the growths are not dangerous. They range in colour from bright red to purple. When they first develop, they may be only a tenth of a millimeter in diameter and almost flat, appearing as small red dots. However, they then usually grow to about one or two millimeters across, and sometimes to a centimeter or more in diameter.

  • Rosacea Skin Care Do’s And Don’t’s

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 10:20pm

    Rosacea is such a frustrating disease. While there are common denominators, the symptoms can vary from person to person!

    Initially, keeping a journal to chronicle food and drinks consumed help to identify triggers. We do know that spicy foods, caffeine and red wine tend to be common flare-up culprits.

    Fortunately, skin care advances have now made this baffling disease less frustrating to manage. Clinical treatments such as IPL Photo Rejuvenation dramatically reduce the severity of rosacea. The results have been tremendous:

  • Are You Sick And Tired Of Shaving? (Here’s What To Do)

    Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 6:39pm

    UGH! Shaving is so tedious, isn’t it? And what about those ingrown hairs around your bikini line? That’s definitely an ouchy.

    Instead of putting up with the drudgery and inconvenience of shaving, just get rid of that unwanted hair!

    With Intense Pulse Light Therapy, or IPL, the next generation in light therapy, you can get rid of unwanted hair on almost any part of the body. In fact, IPL is so effective that it gets rid of 85% or more of hair permanently.

  • Ask the Experts - March 2015 Edition

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 8:49pm

    Stem cells have revolutionized the skin care industry over the past decade, but there’s still confusion about what it means to use them in skin care products. To cut through the clutter of information, let me break it down for you. There are two types of stem cell ingredients – epidermal growth factors and plant stem cells – and explain how they work and what they do.

    What are Stem Cells?

  • The Acne Cycle

    Friday, February 27, 2015 - 8:00pm

    Acne can befall any skin type at almost any age and is triggered by a number of factors, making it a major issue for many people.

     

    Acne starts when keratinized skin cells within hair follicles clump together and form a plug at the follicle's opening where sebum from the sebaceous glands travels to the surface of the skin. The mixture of "stuck' cells and increased sebum feed the bacteria known as P.Acnes in the plugged follicles, causing inflammation - translation: swelling, redness and pain in the form of a pimple.

  • Focus on Pigment

    Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 10:58pm

    Do you notice pesky dark spots popping up after a summer in the sun?

    Hyperpigmentation is one of the most stubborn skin conditions to treat, and requires persistence, patients and, of course, dedicated use of sunscreen. The good news? It's possible to achieve an even, spot-free complexion safely and effectively.

    Hyperpigmentation: Why it happens?

  • Ask the Experts - February 2015 Edition

    Friday, February 6, 2015 - 10:09am

    In these frigid months of winter the weather can be unpredictable. Many of us notice an increase of dry skin. Did you know that the body has a natural defense to keep the skin moisturized? They’re called ceramides.

    Stemmed from the Latin cera which means ‘wax’, ceramides are a main component of the outer layer of our skin. Ceramides can also be found as the waxy substance that covers the skin of newborn babies. This might explain why babies have such smooth, soft skin!

  • Ask the Experts - January 2015 Edition

    Monday, January 12, 2015 - 9:41pm

    Yes. The skin around the eye is much thinner, more delicate, and more sensitive than other facial areas. It has fewer sebaceous glands and is probably the most fragile skin on the entire body, and most likely to show signs of premature aging and sun damage.

  • Ask the Experts - December Edition

    Monday, December 8, 2014 - 2:59pm

    Why the use of peptides in our skin care is so important!! 

    What are peptides?

    Peptides are chains of amino acids that are the building blocks of proteins in the skin. When peptides form a long chain of amino acids, they become proteins. When they are in a short chain of amino acids, they are able to penetrate the top layer of our skin and send signals to our cells to let them know how to function.

  • PCA SKIN’s Intensive Clarity Treatment: 0.5% pure retinol night

    Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 3:31pm

    Intensive Clarity Treatment™: 0.5% pure retinol night is a nighttime treatment that pairs 0.5% pure retinol with antioxidants and lightening agents to promote an even skin tone and a clear complexion. Lilac leaf cell culture extract is a potent antioxidant derived from the stem cells of the lilac plant. Verbascoside is the major component of this particular stem cell extract, responsible for inhibiting P. acnes bacteria, minimizing inflammation and supporting the wound-healing cascade.

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