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  • 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…
  • The Difference Between Dry Acne and Oily Acne
    The Difference Between Dry Acne and Oily Acne Acne is one of the most common and difficult skin conditions that we treat as aestheticians. When you break out, those annoying blemishes are a combination of dead skin cells, oil, and bacteria. Those with oily skin have excess oil on the surface, making it the perfect breeding ground for breakouts. Yet, surprisingly, even people with dry skin can get acne. So, what is the difference between oily acne and dry acne and what is causing that to happen?
  • 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…