Is Sunscreen Build-up Dulling Your Skin?

Sunscreen is a necessary evil to ward off winkles, hyperpigmentation and skin cancer, but applying it every day can lead to a dull film that can clog your pores and lead to breakouts. Not what you want for your skin. One way to undo this annoying effect is by getting a deep pore cleansing facial. […]

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Icing After Exercise

Here’s a quick skin care tip to help you create your most beautiful skin. Pigmentation is tricky and the problem seems to increase as time marches on. The hat’s important, sunscreen is important, but did you know that heat alone can stimulate increased hyperpigmentation on the skin? Aside from sunscreen and an application of antioxidants […]

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The ABC’s of Skincare

Many of you want to get down to basics when it comes to skin care. What are the primary ingredients you need to achieve optimal results? For a beautiful complexion you might want to focus on true action ingredients that have the most scientific testing and offer proven results. Before we start with specific actives […]

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Spots, Blotches, Uneven Pigmentation – Part Three

WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT #1 SUNSCREEN PROTECTION: This is your main protection against sun damage and hyperpigmentation.    Wearing sunscreen is an absolute must. Every day, year-round. Rain or shine. Choose a “broad spectrum” formula (blocking both UVA and UVB light). Purchase an SPF of 30 or greater. Use the 2-peanut approach (1/4 tsp. before and […]

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Spots, Blotches, Uneven Pigmentation – Part Two

THE MANY CAUSES OF HYPERPIGMENTATION OXIDATIVE DAMAGE FROM UV RADIATION FROM THE SUN The #1 cause of hyperpigmentation is UV damage from the sun.  Freckles, age spots, and other darkened skin patches become even darker when skin is exposed to sunlight. This happens because melanin absorbs the energy from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays and […]

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Spots, Blotches, Uneven Pigmentation – Part One

WHAT IS HYPERPIGMENTATION? Hyperpigmentation is a condition where patches form on the skin that are darker in color than the normal surrounding area. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin (brown pigment) deposits itself in and around skin cells to protect your skin from damage (usually from the sun).  Normally melanin production results in […]

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IS TAP WATER CAUSING YOUR ACNE?

If you are having problems with breakouts you’ve probably explored many theories to find the root cause. You may have tried several treatments including dietary changes (cutting out sugar and dairy), stress reduction techniques (yoga and meditation) or even harsh acne products and medication.  You may have just given in to the thought that your […]

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