DIY Tomato Citrus Sugar Scrub
With harsher summer sunlight shining down on our faces, this simple DIY Tomato Citrus Sugar Scrub is ideal for replenishing, protecting, brightening and revitalizing the facial skin. Sugar scrubs remove dry, flaky skin and are great if you want to achieve soft, supple skin. The best part about scrubs is that they are an easy DIY project and most of… read more
Facial peels are one of the best ways to ‘rejuvenate’ your skin. Almost everyone can benefit from a peel. Facial peels improve overall skin tone and texture, diminish appearance of wrinkles and acne scaring and in some cases improve acne prone skin. Choosing the right type of peel for the individual patient is of utmost importance. Peels have varying strengths… read more
New ‘Good’ Acne Bacteria Found
Many acne treatments on the market today are made to kill all of the acne causing bacteria. A new study has shown that not all skin bacteria that causes acne is bad for the skin. Researchers from the University of California LA discovered certain strands of acne bacteria ‘P. acnes’ which can actually assist in averting acne if enough of… read more
Crustaceans: A Key to Treating Acne?
A study was recently published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology discussing a possible treatment for acne derived from the shells of crustaceans. Chitosan is the key. Chitosan is produced commercially from chitin which is a structural element found within the shells of crustaceans. Chitosan is used widely as a preservative because it has antimicrobial properties. Scientists have fabricated nanoparticles… read more
Pregnancy Glow vs Pregnancy Mask
Pregnancy Glow vs Pregnancy Mask We’ve all heard about the infamous pregnancy glow. Little spoken of is the pregnancy “mask”. This mask is a darkening of the skin called melasma. The glow is caused by hormonal changes as well as increases in blood flow that gives a “blushed” look. Because of the darkening, the glow is muted. Being pregnant can… read more
TOPICAL Fillers? Syringe Free!
Ionic Nano Particle Technology – a delivery system for topical Hyaluronic acid that penetrates the skin barrier and improves smoothness as well as eliminating roughness. A study was done on participants between the ages of 35 and 65. They were evaluated on the 15th, 45th, 90th and 120th day during the duration of the study. On the 120th day, 100%… read more
Childhood Acne: Treatments Now Available
Acne can be a major issue for all ages. It tends to be most common among teenagers but, what about the few preadolescents who suffer from it? The first acne treatments and guidelines for children starting at the age of 7 have been revealed and are both efficient and easy to understand! Now, thanks to these new treatments and… read more
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