10 Summer Skincare Tips

We thought it’d never arrive, but summer is officially here! As we bust out the flip flops, cute ‘suits, and muscle shirts, it’s time to take a moment and reflect on the fact that summer has its own set of skincare rules we must follow, in order to keep our skin healthy, nourished, and of course […]

Causes of Adult Acne & How to Manage It

At any age, experiencing acne is annoying at best and downright traumatic at worst. Adults who struggle with adult acne can be particularly embarrassed by a condition typically associated with teenagers. However, research tells us that adult acne is quite common and actually on the rise over the last couple decades. One study found that 85% of females […]

Smart Skincare, Post Mask-Wear

Welp. It seems like we’ll be wearing masks in many public spaces for the foreseeable future. What does that mean for our skin? Prolonged wear of a properly-fitted (read: tight) mask can sometimes result in the following: Irritated and inflamed skin. This is due to pressure and friction from wearing the mask tightly against the skin. This is […]

Skin Cancer Fast Facts

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month. While we like to focus on preventing skin cancer 365 days a year, now is the perfect time to focus on preventing skin cancer, armed with knowledge. With summer quickly approaching and cabin fever rising, we will inevitably seek the great outdoors for recreation.  Before we go outside without Proper […]

The Case for Cleanliness

Now more than ever, cleanliness should be front and center in our minds. Cleanliness is not only important for reducing the spread of germs, it’s also beneficial for managing breakouts and simply having peace of mind in your environment. Cleanliness-related matters come easier to some, so follow these tips to keep yourself, your face, and your […]

Skip Tan Now – Save Money (& Life!) Later

Tanning. In case you’re new here, we’re not big fans of it (see this). There are heaps -and heaps- of studies outlining the dangers of UV exposure, particularly that of artificial tanning beds, but here’s one more piece of compelling evidence.  Researchers in this study compiled data to estimate what would happen if the U.S., Canada, and Europe banned […]

How Sodium Affects Your Skin

What’s the best part of any movie-going experience? Everyone knows it’s the popcorn; that buttery, salty, delectable snack seems to transform a movie into a full-blown event. But your skin (and body) will pay the price. Why? Sodium. Most people in the US should get less than 1,500 mg of sodium per day. Compare the recommended intake with […]