Biotin and Acne

Biotin and Acne

As we all know, understanding the balance between environmental factors and what exactly triggers our acne feels a little bit like chasing rainbows!  Whenever it seems like we’re getting close to an answer, we get a massive breakout that undoes all of our “progress.”...
Acne Scars:  Can they be a thing of the past?

Acne Scars: Can they be a thing of the past?

One of the most difficult and discouraging aspects of having acne are the marks that are left behind after a breakout clears.  Just like any wound or injury, when a pimple does damage to the dermis, often a scar is left behind. The more inflamed the blemish is, the...
Foreign DNA in Your Body?

Foreign DNA in Your Body?

Microchimerism may sound like an unfamiliar term, but there’s a possibility that your body is more familiar with it than you know. So, what is Microchimerism anyway? Most commonly, it is the presence of male DNA in a woman’s body from a past pregnancy. The fetal DNA...
Be Smart Over The Holidays!

Be Smart Over The Holidays!

The holidays can be the most joy-filled time of the year, but they can also be huge setbacks to our healthy diet routines. Sugar, dairy, saturated fats, and alcohol can all lead to acne breakouts, which is discouraging because most holiday meals revolve around all of...
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) & Your Skin

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) & Your Skin

I have noticed a growing number of skincare and hair products displaying the message “sulfate free”.  Have you? Have you ever wondered why that is? First, what is a sulfate? Sulfates act as emulsifiers, foaming agents, and detergents in many household cleaning...
Halloween Makeup Can Be Scary!

Halloween Makeup Can Be Scary!

The only thing scarier than your Halloween costume this year will be the skin rash, breakout, and/or irritation left behind from your costume makeup. Low quality, cheap makeup kits from costume stores typically contain harmful, comedogenic ingredients that clog pores...