Those who know me well know I am absolutely obsessed with raw nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and berries. In fact, I always keep pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and…
Before you get booted from your family’s Thanksgiving dinner for rubbing a turkey leg all over your face, let us qualify that title a bit. Although the turkey is an…
Finding natural ways to boost one’s energy level is easy, yet commonly overlooked by most. Most people revert to coffee. I have seen the coffee drinker in the workforce crave…
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…
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural polysaccharide (and a biodegradable polymer actually!) that is found in the eyes, skin, connective tissues, and joints of the human body. It works as…
There is nothing sexy about an oily face that has pores that are more clogged than a dirty nightclub toilet. When skin reaches this level of neglect, the shine that…

The Link Between Your Heart and Your Skin

Written by a DermaCenter Medical Spa Aesthetician
Many people are not aware that having a healthy heart and normal blood pressure can aide in the fight against premature aging and other adult skin issues. Elevated blood pressure…

Serenity by Salt

Written by Shannon Smyth
Kalahari opened here in the Poconos with much fanfare a few years ago. My husband used to be a delivery driver who often brought their heating and cooling equipment onto…
Inflamed Skin? Stress? Digestive Upset? Have a Cup of Chamomile by Samantha Lahonen, R.H.N. Chamomile is an herbal plant commonly taken internally as a tea. Did you know that chamomile…

The Real Deal About Stretch Marks

Written by Joyce Park, M.D.
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…
Research shows that there are three distinct types of aging: biological, extrinsic, and intrinsic. Biological aging is the result of changes that occur naturally within the body. These changes are…

Your Worst Enemy… Chronic Inflammation

Written by A Natural Difference
A growing consensus within the scientific community is that common disorders are all caused in part by chronic inflammation or even re-occurring inflammatory lifestyles. Inflammation is the body’s natural defense…
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…
When targeting wrinkles and the appearance of aging, peptide technology is a collagen-boosting solution. What are peptides? According to Vogue magazine, they are “the building blocks of protein” that encourage…
We think of energy as being physical – the boundless energy of children, nervous energy, and so on – but energy is actually fuel; your physical self depends on the…
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,…

Skin Hydration

Written by Institut' DerMed
Strengthening your skin's ability to retain moisture is the key to youthful looking skin. Understanding your skin's natural moisture level is understanding that it can fluctuate depending on your skin…
Transepidermal water loss, or TEWL, is an essential concept to understand when considering skin dryness. Although often overlooked, TEWL is one of the main reasons why moisturizing the skin regularly…

Are Your Wrinkles Actually The Effects Of Pollution?

Written by Eminence Organic Skin Care
Every day, we come in contact with microscopic specks of soot, chemicals and even acid in the air. With growing awareness about the effects of air pollution, we realize that…

3 Ways Exercise Ages Skin

Written by Avery Graham Skin Care
You may not want to hear it and I hate to say it, but it's true... exercise can seriously age skin. Some of our most active patients, especially men, are…

Decollete Skin Care

Written by Colorado Aromatics
Do you take care of your Decollete? Do you know what it is? Decollete is a French term given to the upper chest, neck, cleavage and shoulder areas. It is…

4 Sneaky Causes of Wrinkles (& How to Avoid Them)

Written by Eminence Organic Skin Care
Aging. It happens to all of us, but as we age, we all want to do so gracefully. Even if you take excellent care of your skin, there are still…
To have a complexion as flawless as a Disney princess may seem like a fairytale or something only achievable with the help of Pixar or Photoshop.  Unfortunately, factors come into…
Exfoliation is essential for healthy cell turnover and a clear complexion! There are 2 types of exfoliators on the market - physical and chemical. I have put together a little…
It could certainly be argued that the coconut is the most versatile fruit on the planet, not only for material purposes, like using its husk as a piña colada container…

Couples who spa together

Written by Alexandria Professional
A simple search of #RelationshipGoals on twitter shows an ever growing list of cuteness. Everything from swolemates to elderly couples and even pizzas pop up in this never ending homage…

The Original Art of Eyebrow Sculpting

Written by Tasha D. Manigo-Bizzell
I have been sculpting eyebrows and teaching the technique for nearly 20 years. In that time I have seen all kinds of self-expression from well-meaning make-up artists trying to be…
I went to MAC the other day to purchase my favorite BB Cream with the SPF of 50.  I kept looking at the testers that the store had on display…
One of the most difficult way of improving skin condition is avoiding stress. Difficult because it is nearly impossible for people to avoid feeling stressed. Students for example have so…
It's the season to celebrate moms! In honor of Mother's Day, we're looking for a mother/daughter duo to win a day of pampering at SPA ONE at The Plastic Surgery…
Don’t you think that by now we would all understand that when we make a post on Facebook the entire world has the ability to see it? How many of…
I was watching ENews, one of my favorite entertainment shows, in fact the only one I watch, and they had a segment where the fabulous Giuliana Rancic (she always has…
The winter blues play melancholy sounds to our skin, repeating the same sounds over and over, singing “the sun’s not shining… the sun’s not shining” in a slow deliverance.  Our…
Can you guess the number of articles on retail I found on the top three professional skin care websites? 972! NINE. HUNDRED. AND. SEVENTY-TWO. I am amazed at this number.…
BurnFree solves the immediate first aid needs for all types of burns by relieving the pain, rapidly removing the heat, and cooling the burn. Founded in 1994, BurnFree has become an…
Rick Butts wrote a book in 2002 titledThe Big Butts of Life. Of course, he meant 'buts'; however, I believe his point was that we need to get off our…
Use Certified organic skin care products only from a trusted skin care store like "Mum To Be" to get the natural beauty and healthy skin.
Fear often prompts us to seek out information, and the media sometimes exploits this by latching onto scary stories and sensationalizing them to boost their ratings. Readers and viewers can…
New video featuring SkinMedica's TNS Essential Serum!!  My patients love this product but get frustrated because you can't open the bottle to get the last of the product.  Once the…
This newest quadruple Radio Frequency device with blue light is a high-frequency generator with four poles that is extremely beneficial to the skin and tissue. The fourth pole produces a…
Green Education: Many beauty enthusiast do not know the meaning of Green beauty. "Green" is now an industry term "buzz" word. Green, when used in a cosmetic sentence means, natural…
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    What Are Signaling Peptides and How do They Benefit Skin? Peptides are composed of amino acids that are sequenced together and held by a bond. They are crucial to almost all biological actions of the body and thrive in a system network of communication. As mentioned in a previous article, peptides are able to provide the link to homeostasis with a network of communication that is very specific. Each cell, tissue and organ has a very important task to perform to provide optimal health. Peptides have many different roles. These…

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