Category ‘Skin’

The Dos and Don’ts of Maskne

Maskne is caused by the heat and friction that is created by skin rubbing against face masks. Breathing, sweating, and talking with a face mask on can make skin become raw and inflamed, ultimately causing pores to become clogged with bacteria. While masks are keeping people safe throughout the...

What’s the Right Way to Exfoliate

Fact: there *is* a right way to exfoliate. Here’s everything you need to know. If you’re reading this, you probably already know that regular exfoliation helps to reveal brighter, fresher-looking skin. That’s because exfoliating speeds up desquamation (skin’s natural exfoliation process). But did you know that, done right, exfoliation...

Why you need to know about retinol

Here’s how to reap the benefits of this powerhouse ingredient Ask that girl with the gleaming, pore-free skin about her favourite product and she’ll likely tell you that it’s sunscreen. That’s a reasonable, believable answer—and totally the right one! Sunscreen keeps harmful rays from prematurely aging your skin and...

Tips for Teens: 5 Ways to Reduce Breakouts

If you’re a teen with acne, you know that having a less than perfect complexion can increase stress and worry and even take the excitement out of preparing for big events like back to school!  But did you know that even though 80 percent of teens develop acne, it’s...

5 Ways to Boost the Effectiveness of Your Sunscreen

Even if you’ve used sunscreen for years, chances are you can boost its effectiveness by making a few small changes. Let’s look at what sunscreen does and doesn’t do, and how you can protect you and your family from too many rays this summer and all year round. What...

How and Why to Boost Your Collagen Intake

Collagen is a protein found in abundance throughout our bodies. It is an essential building block for our skin, bones, cartilage, tendons, connective tissue, and teeth. Collagen is well known for its effect on skin, but the benefits go beyond beauty. We’d like to share with you the benefits...

What is Microneedling?

Anti-aging and scar-reduction treatments are hot topics in the beauty world so it’s no surprise that microneedling is an increasingly common cosmetic procedure. What is microneedling? Microneedling—also known as collagen induction therapy—is a minimally-invasive treatment, typically performed by a dermatologist in a professional setting. A needle roller or pen...

4 Things to Look for in an Eye Cream or Serum

The beauty world is strongly divided on eye creams and serums. Fans say it’s a must for keeping wrinkles at bay. Critics say it’s a marketing trick that creates a need for tiny and expensive jars of moisturizer. A case could be made for either side of this argument....

5 Reasons to Take a Break from Makeup

For many women, wearing makeup is a lifelong affair that started casually and became a habit. It’s a fine habit to have, but with the natural look emerging as the next beauty trend, there’s a renewed interest in wearing little to no makeup. There are good reasons to embrace...

Skin Care Treatments for Adult Acne

Unfortunately, adult acne is common: it affects about half of all women in their twenties and a quarter of women in their forties. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, adult acne—which occurs more frequently in women than men—is typically caused by stress, hormone levels, skin care products, family...