• Vitamin C

    Vitamin C

    You’ve probably heard of Vitamin C.   It’s a vitamin that we have been told will improve our immune system and help us feel better when we get a cold.  It’s also an antioxidant. When applied topically it can help heal acne, increase the barrier function of skin, regulate synthesis of collagen, protect from UV radiation, and prevent age spots.  All of this means healthier, firmer, younger looking skin.  Who doesn’t want that?! Finding the right Vitamin C is a challenge.  This is a finicky vitamin and it does not like…

  • UV
    Ultraviolet

    Ultraviolet

    Ageing is inevitable but we can do something every day to help keep our skin looking and feeling youthful.  The number one cause of early skin ageing and skin cancer is the ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun.  It breaks down our skin’s connective tissues, damages DNA and contributes to wrinkles and sagging.  There are two types of UV light that we think about with regards to our skin, UVA and UVB. UVA rays cause the ageing effects (wrinkles and sagging) we see in our skin and can damage the…

  • Beach Day
    Sunscreen

    Sun Worship

    What is the number one thing you can do avoid premature ageing?  Wear sunscreen!!  You have probably heard it a million times but a million and one can’t hurt! We must accept that ageing is unavoidable due to intrinsic factors, internal ageing that is biologically occurring naturally throughout one’s lifetime, but we are not powerless to slow the ravages of time.  The greatest cause of the visible signs of ageing is environmental or extrinsic ageing, ageing based on the external environment, and it is avoidable!! Intrinsic ageing is thought to…

  • Cleansing
    Cleansing

    Dirty Dirty!

        If you want to keep your skin looking healthy and fresh the most important thing you can do is to keep it clean.  Our skin is exposed to make-up, dirt, sweat, excess oil, and pollutants throughout the day.  These things can contribute to breakouts, redness and irritation.  They can also accentuate fine lines and wrinkles and make us look and feel older than we are. How often should you wash your face?  Well that is up for debate but the best answer I could find is to at…

  • Skin Type

    Skin Type

    We all have our own likes and dislikes, tastes and preferences and our skin is no different. What works wonders for one person may cause breakouts and irritation on another. To make matters worse the weather can influence how our skin responds to products as well. That moisturizer you use all winter that melts into your skin and makes it feel like silk may make your skin look like an oil slick in the summer. How do you know what works when? The first step is to determine what your skin…