Skin Health

The Benefits of Alpha-Lipoic Acid + Review

The Benefits of Alpha-Lipoic Acid + Review

What is Alpha-Lipoic Acid? There’s a new kid on the block when it comes to trendy and groundbreaking skin care science. Which makes me, as a certified skin care geek, extremely excited. Lately, I’ve been hearing all about Alpha-Lipoic Acid (or ALA for short) and […]

Skin Rehab: The Consultation

Skin Rehab: The Consultation

This new Skin Rehab series will document my experience and results using in-office treatments to level up my skin game, as well as explaining the science behind the treatment method and comparing the cost, convenience and results to the at home options. In this first […]

Ultimate Guide to Antioxidants for Skin Health

Ultimate Guide to Antioxidants for Skin Health

Antioxidants. Undoubtedly you’ve heard the buzzword before, and you probably know that they’re a good thing. But why? What do antioxidants do in our bodies and how are they so powerful in the fight against ageing? Today we’ll look closely at why we age, the way […]

How to Deal with Cold Sores

How to Deal with Cold Sores

There’s things in life that nobody wants but they’re unavoidable. One of the not-too-scary yet not-so-pleasant conditions that you can pick up along your lifetime are cold sores. Like periods or zits, cold sores seem to be able to sense when you need to look […]

New Year’s Skin Care Resolutions

New Year’s Skin Care Resolutions

Happy new year! I hope that everything you’ve been working towards comes to fruition this year, you make many good memories and move on from the past. If one of your goals is to up your skin care game in 2018, here are some skin […]

4 Surprising Reasons Why You’re Breaking Out

4 Surprising Reasons Why You’re Breaking Out

Whether you’ve dealt with consistent acne for years or you’ve just woken up one morning to a brand new family of pimples on your chin, it can be frustrating not to know why. A common misconception is that bad hygiene causes acne – this isn’t […]

When You Can’t Stop Picking At Your Skin

When You Can’t Stop Picking At Your Skin

Trigger warning: mental health, self-harm and blood. When acne or other skin problems get you down, it’s easy to feel like you’ve lost control. Especially if you don’t know the cause, or if it feels like you’ve tried every last ‘solution’ on the market. One […]

Essential Oil Dangers: Sensitization and Phototoxicity

Essential Oil Dangers: Sensitization and Phototoxicity

I’ll be the first to admit that there’s nothing more soothing and homely than a beautiful aroma. Like the smell of fresh oranges and lemons while you’re baking dessert. Or a touch of calming lavender oil sprinkled on your pillow after a long day. Pleasant […]

The 6 Worst Things You’re Doing to Your Skin

The 6 Worst Things You’re Doing to Your Skin

People always want to know the best things they can do for their skin. There are so many answers to that question, depending on your current skin condition, lifestyle, and skin goals. All most people focus is on treatment, quick-fixes and instant results. But prevention […]

The Worst My Skin Has Ever Been

The Worst My Skin Has Ever Been

Disclaimer: This post gets pretty real, and is picture heavy with some gnarly and unflattering pictures of my damaged skin. You’ve been warned.   Right now, my skin is the best it’s ever been. It’s clear, soft and calm, with no redness and not even […]