Understanding Your Skin Barrier

Have you ever wondered why your skin gets dry, flaky, irritated, itchy or sensitive? These are all signs of a weakened skin barrier function. Your Stratum Corneum, or outermost layer of the skin, is your skin barrier. The Stratum Corneum’s job is to protect your skin and body from the external environment. When we talk […]

Exfoliation 101

  We all want glowing skin, right? You may be cleansing, moisturizing, and applying sunscreen but if you’re not exfoliating you are skipping a huge step in your skincare routine! Just to be clear, exfoliating is the practice of removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. Why exfoliate? As we age, the […]

Rosacea Awareness Month

If you have Rosacea, you’ll likely have redness on your face at some point in time. Without treatment, the redness can become permanent. Rosacea causes redness, enlarged blood vessels, blushing, flushing, pimples and pustules. It can cause burning and a stinging sensation to the skin. Rosacea affects the cheeks, chin, forehead, nose, and sometimes the […]

Do you know your ABCDE’s?

Skin cancer is the most common type of skin cancer in the United States. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 1 in 5 Americans will develop a skin cancer over their lifetime and one person dies from melanoma every hour. Yearly skin checks with your dermatologist are a must and can save your life but […]

Skin Care Ingredients Explained

Have you ever been shopping for new cosmetics or skin care products and been completely confused about the ingredients? You’re not alone! Here is a little cheat sheet on some popular skin care ingredients to help you next time you’re reading labels. Enjoy!   Word on the box: Retinyl Palmitate Translation: Vitamin A Definition: This […]

Pumpkin Season Is Here…

Did you know pumpkin seed oil offers great benefits for your skin? Next time you are out shopping don’t forget to add pumpkin seed oil to your cart! Here are some ways pumpkin seed oil may help improve the health of your skin. Increases firmness: The natural antioxidants and nutrients in pumpkin seeds, especially zinc […]

Obagi Professional C Products

If you want your skin to look it’s best, be sure you are giving it the best! Obagi skin care products leave you with a healthy, beautiful glow. Vitamin C is often acclaimed for its ability to defend your skin against visible signs of aging caused by environmental factors. If you’re looking to calm inflammation, brighten skin, […]

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is skin cancer awareness month. While basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma can be invasive, melanoma can be deadly. Tanning of any sort leads to these deadly skin cancer.  It is helpful to screen yourself and your loved ones on a monthly basis.  Yearly total skin exams will detect cancers at an early stage.  Unless you are trained […]

Shield your skin from the inside out!

  If you or someone you love spends a lot of time in the sun, consider taking Heliocare daily to help preserve your skin’s ability to protect itself from the harmful effects of the sun. Heliocare is a powerful antioxidant that helps fight free radicals in your skin caused from sun exposure. The supplement taken […]

Do You Need Microneedling?

Microneedling – A new way to produce collagen First off, what is it? Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) is a minimally invasive treatment to rejuvenate the skin. A device with fine needles creates tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, which triggers the body to heal itself and create new collagen […]