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Sticking to the Basics: 3 steps to healthy skincare

It’s easy to get carried away with unnecessary skin care steps and get wrapped up in a 16 step routine. We are bombarded by multiple products and the latest influencer who promotes the latest fads but is it beneficial to your skin?  My entire philosophy on skin care is to keep it simple. Good skincare is all about the basics and I put that into three categories: Cleanse, Correct and Protect.   1. Cleanse  No matter how you approach it, cleansing your face is imperative and should be  first priority. Cleansing helps to remove impurities and dead surface cells to allow your skin to breathe.  How you cleanse your skin really depends on the stage of your skin. If your skin is young and health, then...

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Why isn't my Skincare working?!?!

When working on your skin, chances are you’ve followed the most popular, top-search-result suggestion known for solving your particular skin issue, like a salicylic acid treatment for acne or a vitamin C serum for dullness. After all, what works for everyone else must work for you... right? If only skin transformations were just that simple. When faced with a skin care product that just isn’t solving your problem or actually making your skin worse,  it can be not only frustrating but extremly confusing. But there's good news, there are numerous ways to fix this problem. Typically, a single ingredient gains notoriety for a specific skin issue and skin type for one reason, it works. Which is why it can be so...

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Sensitive Skin and the Cleansers They Love

Cleansing your face may be one of the first step of your morning ritual, but if your skin is on the sensitive side, it’s not as easy as grabbing the nearest bar of soap or drug store brand. If you have sensitive skin that's easily irritated by chemicals, fragrances, or prone to redness, rashes and irritation, you know the struggle of searching for the right product.   So, what is sensitive skin?  Defined by Laurent Misery,Department of Dermatology, in the ActaDV medical journal. "Using the Delphi method, sensitive skin was defined as “A syndrome defined by the occurrence of unpleasant sensations (stinging, burning, pain, pruritus, and tingling sensations) in response to stimuli that normally should not provoke such sensations."  While environmental...

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7 Days of Self Love

Self care is so important. When taking time for yourself, it allows you to enjoy life, the little things and the company of others so much more. Being kind to yourself is just as important as taking care of everyone else.  Feel rejuvenated and enjoy a week of new routines to self care with small changes that make a huge difference:  Monday: Journal & Relax Reflect on the previous week and write out 10 things you are grateful for. List out all of the things that you love about yourself.  Tuesday: Digital Detox  Try to limit your screen time. Try to stay away from social media ( if possible and does not affect your primary living). Just enjoy the silence. ...

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8 Steps to Glowing Skin Routine Guide

Skin care routines can be quick, but quick doesn't always mean effective. A steady regimen that allows you to take the time for yourself and away from all other distractions can do wonders for both your skin and overall health. 

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