Posts in Natural Beauty
The Benefits of Gua Sha and Face Massage

Gua Sha is an ancient Eastern Modality that uses a stone board/tool on the skin to create a light, intentional friction through specific techniques in order to stimulate blood flow, clear stagnation, tap into the energetic pathways of the face, melt facial tension, lift, sculpt and support the natural flow of lymphatic drainage. The benefits of both Gua Sha and face massage are endless.

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Nourishing Skin Microbiome Through Cleansing

The acid mantle is a slightly acidic protective layer on the skin composed of oils, fats, lactic acid, amino acids, cholesterol and the skins own moisturizing factor. This layer acts as a protective barrier from pathogens, viruses and other external toxins that can potentially penetrate the the skin causing inflammations and irritations.

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Are You a Skin Picker? Read About Acne Here

Cystic breakouts under the skin can be extremely irritating and painful and may not always come to a head. Cysts are deep in the surface of the skin. Trying to dig and pop out these types of cysts causes an extreme amount of inflammation and in no way helps to alleviate the existing cyst or prevent more. If you tend to pick your skin when skin inflammations pop up, think again.

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How Hormones Effect our Skin

Our Endocrine System is responsible for our hormone production. Hormones are chemical messengers working 24/7 throughout our bodies that help organs, tissues, and cells communicate within the body. From congestion and other skin conditions, hormones play a major role alone in our skin health. So how exactly do hormones effect our skin and what can we do to support the process?

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What is the difference between a Skin Type and Skin Condition?

I often see clients treating their skin with incorrect products all from not being sure of their actual skin type and focusing more on their condition, which is important, but type should always be assessed before condition or it can lead to a cycle of problems and more skin conditions developing over time. So what is the difference between a skin type and a skin condition?

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