Beauty Tips

Detox Your Skin with Probiotic Skincare

The holidays are filled with little luxuries, a time for us to indulge, relax and enjoy ourselves! But after the holidays, with maybe one too many treats, rich dinners, and late nights, our skin starts to feel the effects! In the new year, pair your green smoothie with skin-loving ingredients you may not expect - probiotics! Not just for your gut health, probiotics in skincare can also help to restore your skin’s glow, purify toxins, and get your skin off on the right foot in the new year! Here are our favourite probiotic skincare products:   COLUMBIA SKINCARE - Probiotic...

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Best Serums for Acne

Dealing with acne can be an overwhelming endeavor, especially if it is more severe than just the occasional pimple. Thankfully there are many over-the-counter products that can help improve acne and help mitigate scarring. Today we are going to explain what acne is, what makes over-the-counter treatments effective, and finally we are going to recommend our best serums for acne. What is Acne To answer this question we first need to address some anatomy in order to really understand what acne is. As you know our skin consists of two main layers - the top layer is the epidermis, and...

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Are Professional Facials Worth It?

Professional facial treatments have been growing in popularity, but you may be wondering, are they worth the investment? To answer this question we will go over what to expect during a professional facial treatment and the benefits this service provides.  What exactly is involved in the facial process? Below we will outline the basics of what each stage of a facial is designed to do. The process and products used to accomplish these steps will be different depending on what kind of facial treatment is determined to be right for your skin type! Pre-cleaning Pre-cleaning removes any dirt, oil, and...

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Best Serums for Rosacea

Rosacea is a common skin condition that affects 16 million Americans. However, a survey from the National Rosacea Society reveals that 90 percent of patients knew little or nothing about this condition prior to their diagnosis. Whether you are familiar with rosacea through experiencing symptoms or feel like you are completely in the dark about what rosacea is, this article is for you!  What Is Rosacea? Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition predominantly affecting women ages 30 and up. While commonly recognized with symptoms of facial redness around the cheeks and nose there are actually four subtypes of rosacea...

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6 Reasons Exfoliation Should Be a Part of Your Skincare Routine

6 Reasons Exfoliation Should Be a Part of Your Skincare Routine

Oftentimes when we think of “exfoliate” the first thing that comes to mind is removal of dead skin cells. Aside from this, it is worth mentioning the many amazing benefits anyone can achieve just by introducing an exfoliant to their skincare routine.  But first - how exactly does exfoliation work? There are a few ways to remove the layer of old skin cells from the surface of your skin. This can be done mechanically through means of applying an abrasive scrub or dermaplaning. This can also be achieved without scrubbing through a chemical peel procedure by applying specific enzymes that...

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