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IPL Photo Facial Benefits for Sun Damage

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...

Acne Scars or Dark Spots?

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,...

How SUGAR ages your skin

How SUGAR ages your skin

We all know that sugar isn’t great for your waistline, however, experts also believe that overeating sugar can age and damage your skin - in fact, it could even be one of the worst offenders! So, let's find out a little more about sugar and the effect it can have on...

How to prevent ingrown hair on your bikini line

How to prevent ingrown hair on your bikini line

With the bikini season soon upon us, it’s time to start thinking about getting the bikini area ready and keeping those pesky ingrown hairs under control. Hair becomes ingrown when it grows sideways and curls back into the skin. Even though they are relatively...

Does Shaving Make Your Hair Thicker?

Does Shaving Make Your Hair Thicker?

We’ve all heard various variations of the rumor that shaving can make your hair grow back thicker and darker. Those who longed to have smooth legs became fearful that shaving could make hair soon become thicker and darker than it was before. Or they swear that the...

How to reduce pore size

How to reduce pore size

Although your pore size can partially depend on genetics, there are still external factors that can increase them. This can be anything to do with hygiene, inflammation of the skin or your pores may be blocked resulting in a larger appearance. Thankfully there are...

UV Skin Damage And How Anti-Oxidants Can Help!

UV Skin Damage And How Anti-Oxidants Can Help!

UV Skin Damage And How Anti –Oxidants Can Help! It is true that the skin needs some exposure to sunlight, it generates vitamin D which is crucial to strengthen bones and muscles, fight disease, depression and much more. It is also a fact that the skin can burn under...

Are tanning beds making you look older?

Are tanning beds making you look older?

Many of us at some time or another have used tanning beds to maintain that post-vacation glow, or prepare our skin for an upcoming tropical trip. We will admit, especially in the freezing cold weather, it does feel nice to take that warm nap in a tanning bed....

What are Milia?

What are Milia?

MDo you have tiny, hard white bumps around your eyes, or even on your eyelids that just won’t go away? They are most likely called Milia and are very common and harmless.  What are they? Milia are small pockets of dead skin cells that have formed at the surface of the...

How to Remove Blackheads at Home

How to Remove Blackheads at Home

Let’s face it, whether you can admit it or not, blackheads are irresistible. When you spot one, you most likely drop everything and press up your nose to the nearest mirror to deal with it. But are you doing more harm than good just for that 5 seconds of strange,...

Are You Seeing Spots?

Are You Seeing Spots?

Have you started to notice there are various brown spots showing up on your face, neck and chest? Maybe you’ve wondered where they came from or how to get rid of them, or maybe you just keep adding more concealer and not giving them not thought.  One thing that...

A Simple 3-Step Skin Care Routine!

A Simple 3-Step Skin Care Routine!

Our skin is the largest organ we have and is one that needs the most attention, but is often forgotten about. It suffers tremendously throughout the day, protecting us from pollutants, UV rays, injuries, weather and that's just to name a few! We are often asked, what...

The Worst Foods For Acne

The Worst Foods For Acne

So, you’re doing everything right. You’re washing your face twice a day, removing all your makeup, not wearing that heavy foundation anymore. But you’re still getting breakouts. Before resorting to harmful medications like Accutane, think, are you eating the worst...

Botox vs Lasers – the perfect pair!

Botox vs Lasers – the perfect pair!

Wondering whether to go with Botox or a laser treatment, but aren’t sure which would be the right choice? Spoiler alert, the answer is both! Let's jump into Botox vs lasers to explore the core elements of both. If you are starting to see those lines on your forehead...

Why Choose The Fotona Laser?

Why Choose The Fotona Laser?

There are so many laser clinics out there now, how do you know which one to choose? Besides looking for caring, experienced laser technicians and a clean clinic, it is important to choose the right technology as well which is why we use the Fotona Laser.  Older...

Makeup CAN Be Good For Your Skin!

Makeup CAN Be Good For Your Skin!

Most woman won’t leave the house without their makeup on.  It takes years off our age evening out skin tone and smoothing out texture.  Our desire to hide blemishes and scars, reducing redness as well as covering pigmentation spots is a driving force for having a full face every day.  Makeup is used…

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