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  • VITAMIN A IS ESSENTIAL IF YOU WANT TO KEEP SKIN LOOKING YOUNG AND HEALTHY.

    Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 6:38am

    DR DES FERNANDES REPORTS

  • “What’s The Difference Between An Enzyme Peel And A Chemical Peel?”

    Friday, September 18, 2015 - 4:38pm

    There’s a big difference!

    Both are important and have their rightful place in the world of skin rejuvenation. The enzyme peel is made from fruit enzymes. It both nourishes and sloughs off dead skin cells, creating the perfect pH balance for your skin.

    It also fights free radical damage, which causes premature aging, by removing the top layer of skin and exposing newer skin. Gentle and effective, even sensitive skin types can benefit.

    I love enzyme peels because the result is immediate.

    It helps to:

  • Telltale Signs Of Over-The-Hill

    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 12:02pm

    There was a woman who was so insecure without her make-up, she would cover her face and run to the bathroom after a facial.

    No joke. And to make matters worse, the make-up she wore was heavy and obvious. That’s not good at any age. But at her age, it was worse!

    As we get older, we sometimes get stuck in…well, old patterns. We still feel the same but our bodies have changed. Hate that, don’t you?

    Here are three telltale mistakes that signal somebody’s stuck in a flashback:

  • Do You Have These Skin Complaints?

    Monday, August 31, 2015 - 2:07am

    I hear these complaints a lot:

    • “My skin looks dull and has lost its glow. I guess I have to live with it since I’m getting older, right?”
    • “What can I do for blotchy skin?”
    • “My skin is so clogged. UGH! I hate it!”

     

    The answer to these pesky problems is not only simple, but it’s THE most overlooked problem solver in skin care. What is it? Exfoliation.

  • Should You Price Shop Your Eyes?

    Monday, August 24, 2015 - 1:45am

    She was in tears; I was very nearly in tears, too, and it was just sad all the way around. But the moral to the story is this: when you’re searching for the “cheapest price,” make sure you stick to toilet paper, paper towels and gas.

    But never your eyes!

  • Why This Natural Treatment Beats Laser

    Monday, August 17, 2015 - 8:09pm
    When you hear the phrase “natural anti-aging treatments,” you might think these treatments couldn’t possibly be powerful enough to create dramatic change.
    Bah humbug!
     
    For years, laser has been the gold standard in the anti-aging world. The process stimulates collagen by heating and burning the skin to rejuvenate it. But the cost is high and the downtime long.
     
  • What's your Skin Type?

    Friday, July 24, 2015 - 12:34pm

    Oily Skin

    Oily skin tends to be shiny with enlarged pores, and is prone to blackheads and blemishes. You might experience some tightness.

     

    Combination/Normal Skin

    This skin type has medium pores, a smooth and even texture, good circulation, healthy color, may tend towards dryness on the cheeks while being oily in the T-Zone.

     

    Sensitive Skin

  • Beauty Secrets For Combination Skin

    Monday, July 6, 2015 - 3:10pm

    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.

  • 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:

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  • When I have an upcoming appointment with Katie, I look forward to it so much! I love what she does for me. She has made some great recommendations and, combined with the treatments, I see the benefits in my skin.

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