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
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
While oil is essential for keeping your skin supple and hydrated, too much of it can cause problems. This is because bacteria like to feed off of specific skin oils. In this 3-part series, we will talk about how oily skin and bacteria cause pimples and how this process can be stopped in its tracks. The … More Pimples and Bacteria Trilogy: Pt. 1 – Oily Skin
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
Keeping it simple is the best approach for maintaining healthy, beautiful skin during your pregnancy. If you’re one of the lucky ones, all that’s necessary is regular cleansing, moisturizing and avoiding excess sun exposure. However, if you’re not that lucky, read on! As with all things pregnancy, I recommend asking your doctor to review everything. … More Mothers Day Special! Skin Care During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Cupping has been in used in ancient Chinese medicine for at least 3,000 years. This treatment, which basically involves using suction cups on your skin, is often used in combination with acupuncture and massage to elevate “Qi”, which represents a person’s energy or life force. Recently, there has been considerable interest in using cupping … More Can Facial Cupping Benefit Your Skin?
Catchy title, right? A girl’s gotta do what a girls gotta do, including bikini maintenance. As painful as it might sound or be, you will be happy you did it. Finding the Right Waxer This is the most important decision. The skill, personality, and attention to detail are essential factors. It doesn’t matter where you … More A Tell-all From a Bikini Waxer…(Part I)
Laser stands for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” Laser treatments involve using a focused beam of light to permanently affect the surface of the skin. This treatment can be used to improve the skin’s appearance and alleviate a variety of skin conditions. Hair removal, skin reshaping, light therapy (for psoriasis, etc.) and thermolysis … More Laser Hair Removal and Skin Treatments
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a dermatological treatment that uses tiny needles to stimulate the natural production of collagen. Collagen is a fibrous structural protein that allows your skin to be supple and resilient. This protein is broken down during the natural aging process and by UV radiation. In microneedling, tiny holes … More Microneedling + Anti-Aging Therapies
Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a common skin condition that affects over 3 million people. KP causes small, hard bumps on the skin, typically on the back, upper arms, thighs, face, and buttocks. Although these bumps may look similar to pimples, they have a different texture and composition (like chicken skin). Acne papules and pustules contain a fluid … More What Are Those Pesky Bumps on My Arms and Legs?