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Your Winter Remedies Are Here!

First thing's first. Drink more water!! Adequate water intake during the winter time can seem like a daunting task. During the warm summer months it's much easier to keep hydrated as we naturally want to drink more water. To function properly, the body and skin both rely heavily on water.[More]


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BRAND NEW from Environ, Intensive Revival Masque!

“The story behind why we developed Revival Masque is that this was my first step in the mission I have to make a skin care product that would be like a “Face Lift in a bottle”. I know that this is a preposterous idea, but as a dreamer I decided to pursue it.” –Dr. Des Fernandes [More]


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3 reasons to get a skin analysis

#1- Hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is an excessive amount of melanin being produced in one area of the skin. Melanin is the natural chemical that gives our skin, hair and eyes color. Most hyperpigmentation is caused by an accumulation of sun exposure and therefor damage. These spots usually start to appear at the age of early to mid-thirties, depending of course on the skin type and the sun exposure levels one has experienced. While some people may think these spots have suddenly appeared overnight, this damage has actually been with them for years and years prior to seeing it. [More]


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Winter Bumps Solution!

What is it? The proper term for this is Keratosis Pilaris. It’s an over production of keratin which is the natural protein substance in the skin. This build-up of keratin occurs on top of the follicles, creating a hard plug and often trapping hair underneath of it.[More]


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Glycation and The Skin

What is glycation? Glycation is the process of a glucose (sugar) molecule binding with a protein (collagen and elastin) molecule in the body, causing the protein structure to become stiff and eventually break. These damaged structures are known as advanced glycation end products, or appropriately abbreviated as AGE’s. Collagen and elastin are the fibers that keep the skin plump, taught and youthful. These fibers, once damaged are not easily replaced by the body.[More]


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Exfoliation...Mechanical vs. Chemical

Why is it important to exfoliate? Exfoliation is extremely beneficial to the skin whether you’re trying to correct a problem or simply maintain your skin and prevent premature aging. Exfoliation removes dead, dull skin cells from the surface and reveals the “new” glowing skin underneath it. [More]


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Liver Spots

“Liver spots” is the common term for hyperpigmentation caused by the sun which presents in the form of uneven splotches on the skin.Hyperpigmentation: an over production of melanin.Melanin is the chemical that gives us color. It is responsible for the color of our skin, hair and eyes. These factors are of course, predetermined by our genetics. However other factors like hormones and sun exposure can have a huge influence on how our natural pigmentation may be effected.[More]


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Rosacea

What is it? Rosacea is a chronic vascular disorder characterized by extreme redness and congestion of the skin. This means that Rosacea is a relapsing or, reoccurring disorder that can be aggravated by certain internal and/or external triggers. Some examples of internal triggers would be stress, spicy foods, smoking, caffeine, and alcohol. Some examples of external triggers would be UV exposure, heat and hot/cold extremes, incorrect skin care products like harsh scrubs or irritating acids.[More]


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Vein Therapy FAQ

What is it? This is a laser treatment for spider or reticular veins on the face and body to permanently remove these broken, unsightly capillaries and veins.What are they and why do they happen? Spider Veins: “Spider veins” are the common term for capillaries which have been damaged and are now visible at the surface of the skin. These can appear red, blue or purple. Capillaries are the smallest of the body’s blood vessels. Oxygen rich blood runs through capillaries which connect arteries and veins together. The medical term for “spider veins” is telangiectasia. [More]


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Skin 101

Skin, the integumentary system is the largest organ of the body. It is a strong barrier designed to protect us from the outside elements. The body systems that make up our outermost layer are incredibly complex. Skin layers, nerves, cellular functions, hair follicles, and glands all work together harmoniously to regulate and protect the body. Healthy skin is slightly moist, soft, smooth and somewhat acidic. Skin is the thickest on the palms of our hands and soles of the feet. It is thinnest on the eyelids. Our skin is a cell-making factory with miles of blood vessels, millions of sweat glands and an array of nerves within a network of fibers. [More]


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