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What is Face Mapping?

Posted by Lorina Romano on

What is Face Mapping?

Face mapping is an ancient medicinal technique that involves making connections between problems affecting someone’s face and their overall health. An approach that combines elements of Eastern and Western medicine philosophies. These guidelines may not apply to everyone. For example, if you have consistent breakouts on your forehead, it doesn't automatically mean that you have liver problems. There are many other factors that can be responsible for acne including chemicals in skincare products, pollution, allergies, hormones and genetics.However, understanding the concept of face mapping may give you an idea of an underlying health concern which could be the root of...

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Did you know that skin gets its color from a pigment called melanin?

Posted by Alisha Meehan on

      Melanin is the pigment that produces the various shades and colors of human skin, hair, and eyes. Pigmentation is determined by the amount of melanin in the skin. Without melanin, the skin would be pale white with shades of pink caused by blood flow through the skin. Fair-skinned people produce very little melanin, and very dark-skinned people produce the most. Melanin is evenly distributed in the skin, but sometimes people have spots or patches of skin that are caused by overactive pigment cells. Examples of such spots include freckles, age spots (lentigines), and melasma. Pigment disorders can be...

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Tips for Nighttime Skincare - Good morning Beautiful!

Posted by Lorina Romano on

Cleanse your face every single night! – It is definitely a disciplined act to perform a nighttime skin care routine diligently, especially when you are tired and just want to go to bed! However, it is a must! We touch our face all day long spreading bacteria and pollutants which cause breakouts and infections. Skipping that five minutes it may take to cleanse your skin is simply not worth it! Nighttime is when the skin heals and repairs itself, so why not take the opportunity to nourish your skin with special treatments by feeding it active ingredients. This way you...

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6 Ways to Keep Skin Soft and Glowing this Winter

Posted by Lorina Romano on

It can be a challenge to take proper care of your skin at the best of times, but in the winter months when the weather turns cold and the humidity levels drop, keeping your skin hydrated becomes even more difficult. For most of us, the cold days of winter brings more than just a rosy glow to the cheeks. It can bring painful dryness to the face, hands, and feet. The type of dryness that results in flaking, cracking, and even eczema.          To reduce the effects of the winter weather that is almost upon us, try...

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Bakuchiol vs Retinol

Posted by Alisha Meehan on

What is Retinol? Retinol is a synthetic derivative of vitamin A. When retinol is applied topically, it converts to retinaldehyde and then to retinoic acid by specialized enzymes found in the skin. When used as an ingredient in skin care products it alters the behavior of aged cells, so they act in a more youthful manner. It will work through specific receptors in the cells that trigger an increase in gene expression and increased production of collagen. Translated, it means that your skins firmness and elasticity increase, and wrinkles and fine lines decrease! It also has that ability to simultaneously...

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