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Despite our rainy weather, summer is basically here and that means long, sunny days spent outside in nature, on a beach or by a pool. While the sun is great for a dose of vitamin C, it can be very hard on the skin, causing dehydration, hyperpigmentation and of course sunburn if you are not diligent about sunscreen application.   Before You Step into The Sun  There are some things to avoid because they can cause sun sensitivity and irritation:  Vitamin A: Most forms of this vital skin ingredient do cause skin sensitivity; however, Retinyl Palmitate is usually safe to use  Acidic...

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When following a good skincare regimen, it can be quite frustrating when breakouts happen. Pinpointing the cause of acne is a tedious process due to the amount of factors that play a role in clear skin, however the main goal should be maintaining balance within your body, which can be achieved through a healthy diet.Although everyone's skin is different, there are some foods that are known to trigger acne and are best to be avoided during a breakout. Dairy is at the top of this list.Cow’s milk contains androgen hormones along with the proteins whey and casein. When we digest...

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The sun makes us feel brighter on the inside but can cause some damage on the outside, so here are some ways to keep our well skin protected this summer.   1. Don’t Forget Your Lips: Your lips are a part of your skin so it makes sense to keep them protected. Use lip balms that have SPF 15 and above. This will help block out the sun’s rays and keep them soft and smooth. Reapply throughout the day.2. Keep hydrated: Well this is a no brainer but it’s hard for some people to keep drinking water especially with the...

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Due to years of training and experience, we understand that every patient is unique and requires a personalized approach to men's vs women's skincare. You might not know, however, that one of the reasons for this is because the structure of skin differs between men and women. There are actually many notable differences that consequently impact the way that we offer treatment, and these should also influence how you approach your skincare at home.Find out more about men’s vs women's skincare below and give your daily regimen a boost!   MEN’S SKINCARE First and foremost, you might be surprised to learn that men boast...

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Cleansing is the first and most important step in any skin care routine. Not only does it clear away product build-up, makeup and environmental impurities including pollutants and free radicals, but gives skin a chance to breathe.There are many cleansers on the market and depending on what your skin needs on any given day, it is helpful to have a few on hand.While you should use a cleanser twice a day, you can also get away with a quick water rinse with a washcloth in the morning - but you should ever skip your evening cleanse. Below is a breakdown of cleanser types...

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