What a tricky skin type! Combination skin has both oily and dry skin conditions screaming for attention. If you have this skin type, you know just how difficult it is. Here are a few secrets to managing combination skin.
The #1 secret of skincare is to use the right products for your skin type. With combination skin that can be more difficult. Choosing professional products is always an excellent step.
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!
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:
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.
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.
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.
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 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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