CHOOSING THE RIGHT SKINCARE PRODUCT

By Nadia Stephens|May 13, 2017

When choosing a skincare product, the most important thing to look for is not the name or the design of the packaging.  It’s the ingredients.  It’s the ingredients that make the product.  If they are not suitable for the skin and will cause damage in the long run, then you are going backwards in your skin health rather than going forward. Going more natural and organic is definitely ideal when

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POST PEEL TREATMENT TIPS

By Nadia Stephens|May 13, 2017

Superficial peels result in little to no downtime but create dramatic and visible results.  Treatments may cause slight redness, tightness, peeling, flaking or temporary dryness.  Most patients find it unnecessary to apply makeup, as the skin will be smooth, dewy and radiant following your treatment.  If you would like to apply makeup, allow approximately 15 minutes for the pH of the skin to stabilize before applying foundation.  _______________________________________________________________________________ Stay cool!

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WHAT IS MELASMA

By Nadia Stephens|May 13, 2017

Melasma is a very common condition with skin discolouration usually seen in women in the reproductive years, ages 20-50.  The discolouration is a patchy brown, tan or blue grey typically appearing on the upper cheeks, upper lip, forehead and chin and just a little may appear on the arms and neck.  The areas of the body that are more exposed to the sun. This condition is primarily related to daily

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UNDERSTANDING ECZEMA

By Nadia Stephens|May 13, 2017

Many people often mistake the skin condition, eczema, for an allergic reaction but it is not.  The root cause of it are different for everyone but there are factors that can trigger the eczema such as, the change in season, dehydration, stress and poor digestion just to name a few.  Every human being is biochemically unique and eczema has become extremely common amongst people. Once you have been diagnosed with

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Prevention vs Correction

By Nadia Stephens|May 13, 2017

IT IS BETTER TO PREVENT THAN TO CORRECT Our skin engages in a constant cycle of repair and regeneration along with all our other organs. The skin is the largest organ of our body and rejuvenates every 28 days but as we get older the rejuvenation cycle begins to slow down and takes longer for the repair and regeneration to take place. Collagen and Hyaluronic acid are compounds in our

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Chemical Peels: Restore & Refresh

By Nadia Stephens|October 30, 2016

Autumn is a perfect time to recover from Summer’s environmental aggression and to prep the skin for Winter’s harsher climate.  Damage during Summer can result in cellular build-up on the skin’s surface and needs the dead skin cells to be removed effectively for a much more smoother, healthier appearance. Glycolic Acid is an Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA) derived from sugar cane.  It is used to dissolve the bond between the cells which helps

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