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  • What is diffused facial redness?

    Monday, April 23, 2018 - 8:43am

    Facial redness can occur due to small, discrete, red blood vessels called Telangiectasia, these are more commonly referred to as broken capillaries. Diffuse redness most commonly affects the nose, forehead, and cheeks. Common causes include genetics, aging, hormonal changes, ultraviolet exposure, extreme climate changes or lifestyle factors. Diffuse redness is often associated with a condition called rosacea, diagnosis is typically between 35 and 55 years of age. Whilst there is no cure for Rosacea there are effective treatment options to control the condition.

  • April is National Rosacea Awareness Month

    Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 5:55am

    The National Rosacea Society has deemed April as Rosacea Awareness Month, by the National Rosacea Society (NRS). Rosacea is a very common disease that affects 15% to 25% of all people. Diffused redness (early rosacea) refers to a condition caused by dilated capillaries, most commonly affecting the nose, forehead, and cheeks.

  • The right skincare for your age

    Monday, March 12, 2018 - 6:13pm

    I see it all the time. Clients get stuck in a skincare time warp. For years they might have battled oily skin, dry or combination skin, but with the passing of time, their skin needs have changed.

    One problem. They didn’t change their skincare routine. It’s just another sneaky way time has of tapping you on the shoulder. Not to worry. I’ve got you covered.

  • Did you know by the age of 40 we lose about 2% collagen a year?

    Friday, February 16, 2018 - 6:53am

    Collagen production begins to diminish starting at age 21 with the average woman’s skin decreasing in thickness by 7% every ten years. Collagen is the most important building block in the human body which makes up 70% of your skin, it prevents wrinkles from forming and it’s integrally involved in vital skin elasticity.

  • 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.

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