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What is Salicylic Acid?

Learn about this popular ingredient and why it works so well on acne-prone skin.   story highlights Salicylic Acid is a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) that exfoliates skin to help unclog pores. Salicylic Acid is known to help clear and prevent acne. Struggling with stubborn acne that won’t go away? Salicylic Acid might be just […]

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Exfoliation: When is just enough… enough?

It may be human nature to overdo things. We often seem to act on the axiom, “If some is good, more is better”. Super-sizing is an especially bad idea when it comes to exfoliation services. Manufacturers and skin therapists are correct when they say that exfoliation is needed in order to allow treatment products to […]

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Preventing Maskne

Some helpful face mask skincare tips courtesy of Dermalogica and Michelle’s to prevent Mask Acne (Maskne!)…

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better sleep = better skin

Discover six easy ways to up your zzzzz game. You can’t have great skin without good sleep. It’s the only time skin can truly repair itself: stress hormones taper off, giving skin time to regenerate. Collagen production ramps up, smoothing out fine lines. Human growth hormone is produced in higher volumes, too, adding muscle mass […]

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behind the brown spot

Dark marks, brown spots & more: hyperpigmentation, demystified. Brown spots have a major influence on how old people think we are. In fact, one study showed that unbalanced skin tone can make a person look more than 12 years older! The big questions: where do they come from, and what can you do about them? […]

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the best ingredients for treating dark spots

story highlights  Dark spots are caused by an excess production of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin colour You can fade the appearance of dark spots with active ingredients like Hexylresorcinol, Niacinamide and Aswagandha Sun spots – Age spots – Dark spots – Melasma. All of these names fall under one bucket, otherwise known as hyperpigmentation. […]

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A Glutton for Gluten: Should Skin Care Be Gluten-Free?

What’s behind the growing phenomenon of gluten-free foods, and moreover, should it start crossing over into the world of skin care? Gluten is the protein found in wheat, rye and barley flours that reacts when mixed with water.  Celiac disease is an auto-immune disorder in which eating gluten causes the lining of the body’s small […]

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STOP! You’re washing your face wrong.

Public service announcement: You’re washing your face wrong…! The Importance of Double Cleansing — It’s the beauty habit that comes as naturally to us as cleaning our teeth, but according to the experts, we’ve all been doing it wrong. We’re talking about washing your face. Yes, that seemingly simple task has just been turned on […]

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Does Stress cause Acne?

Learn how to limit chronic stress for the sake of your skin… story highlights Stress doesn’t always cause acne, but research shows a significant link between the two. Chronic, continual stress triggers activities in the body that can lead to breakouts or make existing breakouts worse. Chronic, continual stress is a top trigger for the […]

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