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  • The Real Deal About Stretch Marks
    The Real Deal About Stretch Marks I’ve developed a new interest in stretch marks (striae) lately, not because I’m having a baby, but several of my close friends are pregnant, I will eventually be pregnant in the next few years, and as doctors we want to be informed about how to prevent and treat stretch marks. We are all in our late 20’s and early 30’s, and the thought that our bodies are going to undergo huge changes is frightening! Being in dermatology I naturally wanted to…
  • Top 4 Skin Benefits of Licorice Root Extract
    Top 4 Skin Benefits of Licorice Root Extract Growing up, my mom would make this natural tea from the licorice root whenever we had a sore throat. She would grind up the licorice root into a coarse powder or just boil the whole root in a kettle full of hot water. To this day, I still have a fond memory of drinking the licorice tea. It tasted better than other teas we usually had. We liked it so much that we would sometimes lie about having a scratchy…
  • Are Ultraviolet Glass Bottles Worth the Price?
    Are Ultraviolet Glass Bottles Worth the Price? If you’re an avid skincare maker or consumer of small batch, artisan skincare products, I’m guessing that you’ve heard of ultraviolet glass bottles. This is a special type of glass that many natural formulators use to maintain the integrity of their products. Though it’s really violet in color, it appears black, and it’s become the preferred packaging for many of my students and colleagues. Ready for me to say something shocking about how Miron violet glass actually doesn’t work how you think…