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PCOS and Facial Hair Growth

What is PCOS?   Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a disorder diagnosed by your doctor. This disorder generally causes menstrual irregularities and excess male hormone levels in women. This disorder has many complications; however, we are going to talk about one of the...

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

What is Hyaluronic Acid? Don’t let the word “acid” freak you out, it defiantly doesn’t sound like something you want to put on your face, but in fact, our bodies naturally produce Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acids main job is to keep the skin plump and hydrated. Over...

Laser Facelifts and Skin Tightening

What is a Laser Facelift & Laser Skin Tightening? Plain and simple, Laser facelift and Skin Tightening is a non-surgical procedure that tightens the skin on your face and neck; it is one of the easiest ways to tighten loose aging skin. And it’s not very painful …...

Don’t Forget Your Neck

Don’t Forget Your Neck Many of us are attentive to the skin on our face but are careless when it comes to the skin on our neck. With age, the skin on your neck becomes loose and saggy, a term known as “crepey skin.” Another common sign you have neglected your neck and...

Stretch Marks

I’ve always been jealous of people that went through puberty, pregnancy and rapid weight changes without the scars to prove it. Stretch Marks!!! Those lovely race-track looking marks that tell the world my skin has been through some major changes. I’ve done some...

Laser Vein Treatment

Spider Vein Treatment This common medical condition happens when valves in your veins become weak or damaged, causing blood to pool just under the skin. The smaller, discoloured vessels are easily visible through the skin. Many factors can cause or increase your...

Waxing or Laser Hair removal?

To Laser or to Wax… That is the question. Getting your summer body ready doesn’t just mean going to the gym and sticking to your diet. It also means thinking about your high-visibility hair removal options. I hate shaving and find it an annoying burden, so what are my...

Dry, Winter Skin!

Keep Your Skin Moisturized During Winter Old man winter is defiantly not kind to our skin. Many of us experience redness, itching or cracking due to low humidity. Keeping our skin moisturized during the winter months is a real struggle.  Use these tips to help keep...

Importance of Omegas for Skin

Eat Well for Healthy Skin So many people are into skin care and keeping their skin looking firm, clear and bright. When it comes to healthy skin, researchers show that what you put in your body is as vital as the products you put on it! Omega’s (healthy fats) are not...

Which type of cleanser do I need?

If you are using regular bar soap on your face, STOP RIGHT NOW! A bar of soap will leave it irritated, tight and dry.  Proper face cleansers don’t just remove dirt, oil, and makeup from your face; a good cleanser also balances the pH in your skin to keep it healthy...

Body Acne

Back and Body Acne Acne is a daily skin care concern for many people; it isn’t limited to age, gender or race. And it, unfortunately, isn’t limited to just your face; body or back acne (AKA Backne) is just as persistent as facial acne. All blemishes or acne breakouts...

Does my skin need Vitamin C?

Everyone knows that our body needs vitamin C; but does everyone know it’s also required for your skin to stay youthful and young looking? I’m sure at some point you’ve said “I think I’m getting sick” and no-doubt someone said, “take some vitamin C pills or eat an...

What is Hydroquinone?

Hydroquinone is added to skin care products and used to help skin discoloration and lighten those lovely dark yellow-brown patches on your skin caused by too much sun exposure and aging.  Also known as, liver spots, age spots, sun spots, hyperpigmentation, and...

Does IPL help Rosacea?

The answer is…. YES! YES! YES! People with Rosacea, are considered great candidates for Intense Pulsed Light Therapy. Most Rosacea suffers have seen a considerable improvement after IPL treatments for redness, bumps, stinging and burning sensations and the flushing...

What are peptides and do I need them?

What are peptides and do I need them for my skin? If you haven’t heard the buzz about peptides in skincare products, and how they can help with wrinkles and skin tightening, you need to keep reading. Peptides research is interesting, relatively new and on-going. The...

IPL Photo Facial Benefits for Sun Damage

As a sun worshipper from the early 90’s in Alberta, I remember taking advantage of every sunny day possible. Lathering up on dark tanning oil and spending hours smelling like coconuts and soaking up the rays. It never occurred to me the damage I was inflicting on my...

Blog – Acne Scars or Dark Spots?

When it comes to acne, some sufferers have more than just the acne to contend with. Not only do they hurt, but they can knock confidence and for some and after the pimple has gone, it can leave something to remember it by – an indented acne scar or darkened spot. So,...

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