You've read about the epidermis, the visible portion of our largest organ. We spend so much time focused on our skin, in particular the epidermis, when in fact the outer layer isn't much more than an aging version of what's underneath at the level of the dermis. The dermis is where healthy tissue is generated, and it is therefore of primary concern for those of us seeking youthful, vibrant, luminous skin. The Dermis: Structure, Support & Resilience The dermis, or middle la
No one gave us a manual for taking care of our skin. So most of us have been performing roughly the same skin care regimen we started with as teens, with a few promising and expensive products thrown in here and there. If you are unsure about the efficacy of your regimen and you are not using an alpha hydroxy, this is a great place to start. Alpha hydroxys are a chemical exfoliants with well-documented anti-aging properties, boosting collagen and elastin synthesis and incre
Skin 101 Our largest organ is often erroneously thought of as one “thing.” In reality, it’s more like a kingdom with 50 different duchies. If skin were a person, it would have multiple personality disorder. Looked at from the surface, over here you’ve got craggy, parched cliffs scoured by sun and sand. One region is oily with crevasse-sized pores; right next-door it’s flaky, thin, and dry. And that’s just the surface. Above as below, skin is a complex, corrugated laye
Most of us equate washing with getting "squeaky clean." As we age this becomes less and less of a good idea. In the case of the skin on our faces and decolletage, stripping the face with high alkalinity beads, soaps, and foam cleansers can mean premature aging (noooo!!!). OIL WASH to the rescue! Oil wash is good for EVERY age and "type" of skin - even (yes) acne.
GREEN AMAZONITE: Calming and Soothing to Irritated Skin Amazonite is thought to be stress relieving and to calm inflamed skin through stimulating circulation in epithelial tissue, that is skin, lungs, and intestines. An exceptionally soothing stone, amazonite is said to relieve heat-related skin conditions such as acne, infection, rashes, and blisters. Amazonite is also considered helpful in balancing the metabolic processes of calcium assimilation. Taken as an elixir, amazon