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Face Mapping: What Is Your Skin Telling You?

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Face Mapping: What Is Your Skin Telling You?

Face mapping dates back thousands of years in ancient Chinese practice. Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners believe energy flows to and from organs along visible pathways, and that the appearance of the skin is a direct reflection of a person’s health.  And while research on this subject is limited, derms can no longer deny that the food you eat affects your skin. Your lifestyle and diet is directly related to the health of your skin.  Our skin is our largest organ, and our body uses it as a form of detoxification. When certain toxins build up in the body, it will often...


Common Acne Triggers And What To Avoid

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Common Acne Triggers And What To Avoid

  First, it is important to figure out the root cause of your acne. Do you know how to tell if your breakouts are hormonal, triggered by diet, or caused by makeup and skincare. The location of your break-outs may also be an indicator of an internal issue. Check out our blog post on the ancient Chinese art of face mapping to learn more. Hormonal acne will be cystic, red, inflamed, and painful. Breakouts from topical products are typically not painful, and will usually appear as small white bumps. Topical products can trigger acne by either containing comedogenic (pore-clogging ingredients), an...


6 Skincare Ingredients Not Worth Your Money

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6 Skincare Ingredients Not Worth Your Money
Skincare marketing can get confusing, I know. With a new "miracle" ingredient popping up every minute, you may not know where to best invest your money. I'm here to discuss a few of the most common worthless ingredients on the market today

How To Change Your Skin Type From Oily To Normal

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How To Change Your Skin Type From Oily To Normal

I was inspired to write this blog post by an article I saw on how to care for oily skin. The article contained multiple "skin tips" that would end up making things worse in the long run. And it was written in what would appear to be a "reliable source," nonetheless. Excess oil production can be caused by a number of different things, including hormones, diet, wrong skincare products, and is typically a side effect of dehydrated skin.  I dealt with overly oily skin for years. And I can thank apricot scrub, drying products, and bad advice in my teenage years...


My Favorite At-Home Anti-Aging Skin Tools

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My Favorite At-Home Anti-Aging Skin Tools
A microcurrent device uses electrodes to send small currents of electricity into the tissues of the face - speeding up cellular energy, and re-training the facial muscles. And in the words of Jennifer Aniston, "it's like a little work out for your face." So what exactly are the benefits of this face workout?
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