Acne Skincare: Where do I start?

First Lets Talk Major Causes of Acne: HORMONES Hereditary Factors Inflammation Cosmetics Skincare Products (i.e. the wrong ones for your skin type) How to know what is causing your acne: Sun Exposure Greasy workplace Over cleansing Self-trauma (i.e. picking/popping pimples – don’t do it!) Nutrition and diet Let’s Break This Down Sun Exposure Who believes […]

Acne Treatment: What Do We Do? Where Do We Start?

Get A Good Cleanser Gel or foaming wash Salicylic Acid 2% Look for no paraben, perfumes or dyes Charcoal is great, removes toxins, but keep your expectations in check. Toner vs. Astringent Who can tell me the difference? Astringent is going to strip your skin of moisture i.e. oil. Use sparingly, and if you are […]

Exfoliating Acids: What Are They?

What are exfoliating acids? These are acids that can treat different kinds of skin conditions. They can help with hyperpigmentation, chloasma, Melasma, scarring, hypopigmentation, acne, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, and even rosacea. The different acids treat different skin needs. These acids are referred to as “Chemical Peels”. The benefits of skin brightening, […]

Microdermabrasion: What is it and how can it help me?

What You Need to Know   Microdermabrasion is a process of physically exfoliating the skin. In my prior posting I spoke on chemical forms of exfoliating. Now I want to introduce you to a very effective physical exfoliator. This is a great option for those who are not suitable for chemical exfoliants. Microdermabrasion has been […]