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  • How to get rid of sebaceous hyperplasia?

    Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 7:42pm

    Sebaceous hyperplasia is a common, benign condition of sebaceous glands in adults of middle age or older. It’s a harmless skin disorder of the sebaceous (oil) glands, where the sebaceous gland becomes enlarged. These harmless bumps often appear soft, yellowish in colour with a cauliflower-like or donut-shaped appearance ranging in size from 2 to 3mm. They usually appear on the forehead and cheeks in fair-skinned people who have dealt with oily or combination skin over the years.

  • Buy 3, Get 1 FREE!

    Friday, February 1, 2019 - 8:18pm

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  • Why an Advanced Skin Health Analysis so important?

    Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 8:20pm

    What we see on our skin surface is a reflection of our overall skin health and this is a reflection of what lies below.

  • What are ceramides?

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 6:33pm

    Ceramides are lipids (aka fat molecules) that are found in high concentrations within cell membranes. Lipid’s have one of three functions -- they make up part of the structure of a cell’s membrane, storing energy or signaling actions in cells. Ceramide is a structural and signaling molecule. It is made up of a fatty acid called sphingosine and is located within the membrane of cells, in great concentrations.

  • The science of maintaining and restoring healthy skin is called Corneotherapy.

    Monday, November 26, 2018 - 7:51am

    Corneotherapy is the science of restoring and maintaining healthy skin. Corneotherapy refers to therapeutic interventions aimed at repairing stratum corneum barriers impaired through dermatologic disorders such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, irritant allergic contact dermatitis and chronic alipidic skin. This therapy is centered around the science of corneobi­ology, which is focused on the anatomy, physiology and biology of the stratum corneum.

  • November is National Healthy Skin Month

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 10:10pm

    November is officially designated as National Healthy Skin Month in the US. All month long, people are encouraged to learn about the functions of skin and how to keep it healthy. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) first implemented November as healthy skin month in order to raise awareness about the importance of keeping skin fresh, hydrated and healthy all year round.

  • Is Marine Collagen good for the skin?

    Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 8:38pm

    Marine collagen, comes exclusively from fish skin and their scales. 70% of our skin is made of Type 1 collagen, by supplementing with Marine Peptides, which are a Type 1 collagen, helps to improve skin hydration and firmness. It also helps in stabilizing blood sugar, reduces inflammation, promotes cell proliferation, protein synthesis, and regenerating the extracellular matrix for tissue strength.

  • Change Your Skincare with the Seasons

    Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 11:14pm

    Yes! It’s time to pack up our summer clothes and sandals and dig out our sweaters, leggings and boots!  Just as we need to change our wardrobes we need to switch up our skincare routine to protect and moisturize against the environmental changes which impact the way our skin behaves.

  • What is Melasma?

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 8:44pm

    Melasma is a form of facial pigmentation stimulated by hormone disturbances, like pregnancy and birth control pills and UV exposure make it worse. However, the underlying hormone responsible is melanocyte stimulating hormone (MSH). This hormone increases the production of melanin, which is responsible for darkening the skin.

    Melasma appears on the face, especially on the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead and upper lip. Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, usually seen in women in the reproductive years.

     

  • What actually causes wrinkles?

    Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 5:29am

    Damage occurs to the collagen and elastin fibers in the reticular dermis over time. Expression lines are caused by a gradual “denting” of these fibers from repeated facial movements. Just like a piece of metal that is bent multiple times, the fibers become weaker and weaker and thinner in the area of the constant bend.

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