The ABC’s of Skin Spots and Early Skin Cancer Detection

All of us are familiar with moles (not the little critters that live underground); today we’ll be talking about the small dark bumps that appear on our skin. Moles, also known as melanocytic nevi, are raised dark spots formed from the clustering of pigment cells (melanocytes). These bumps can be congenital, meaning you’re born with … More The ABC’s of Skin Spots and Early Skin Cancer Detection

Pimples and Bacteria Trilogy: Pt. 3 – Internal Bacteria

In addition to our skin, bacteria live in various other locations in our body as part of our normal flora. This includes the nose, mouth, stomach, intestines, rectum, and vaginal tract. These bacteria play an important role in keeping your body healthy. Digestion The digestive system is one area where the balance between “good bacteria” … More Pimples and Bacteria Trilogy: Pt. 3 – Internal Bacteria

Pimples and Bacteria Trilogy: Pt. 2 – External Bacteria

In our previous post, we discussed the cause of oily skin and pimples. We would be remiss if we didn’t also discuss bacteria. Let’s Dive In At any given moment there are hundreds of types of bacteria living on your skin. Are these microscopic critters helpful or problematic? The skin’s microbiome (environment), also known as … More Pimples and Bacteria Trilogy: Pt. 2 – External Bacteria

Washing Fruits and Vegetables for Your Health

Fresh fruits and vegetables are important components of any healthy diet. However, many of us have questioned how these foods should be prepared: Do we really need to wash fresh fruits and vegetable before eating? The short answer: Yes! For fruits and vegetables that have a skin, the FDA suggests washing them in water before … More Washing Fruits and Vegetables for Your Health

High Frequency Facials For Pimples, Aging and Hair Loss

Have you ever had a facial and heard a crackling, static or buzzing sound? Or felt a zap or mild shock on your skin? If so, your Esthetician may have used high frequency during your facial.   What is High-Frequency? Radio frequency (RF) treatment is commonly used to tighten lax skin, promote collagen growth, and … More High Frequency Facials For Pimples, Aging and Hair Loss

Which Therapies Work Best to Reduce Stretch Marks

Clients are typically self-conscious when it comes to their stretch marks. They want to know “why me” and how can they get rid of them ASAP! Here are my findings… Stretch marks, also known as striae, appear when there is a rapid change in growth, such as during puberty, pregnancy or weight gain. When skin is … More Which Therapies Work Best to Reduce Stretch Marks

Yum! Eating Chocolate for Health and Skin

Chocolate can be an essential part of a healthy diet and beautiful skin. Dark chocolate, in particular, is rich in antioxidant flavonoids, flavonols, essential fatty acids, and a multitude of minerals. A 100 gram serving of dark chocolate can help you meet your recommended daily intake of Vitamin B6 (29%), Iron (67%), Magnesium (58%), Copper … More Yum! Eating Chocolate for Health and Skin