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Hormones & Your Skin

by Natalie Novak-Bauss February 24, 2020

Hair loss, hot flashes, wrinkles, acne…from our weight, to our mood to our physical appearance, it seems like hormones get blamed for just about everything!

As most of us know, hormones have the reputation of wreaking havoc on many aspects of our physiological lives. 

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Milia … What is It?

Milia … What is It?

by Natalie Novak-Bauss February 17, 2020

Today I wanted to talk to you about a skin condition that many people don’t even know about until it shows up on their own face; milia. These tiny little white or yellow bumps are often confused for acne, and are a result of skin irritation, skin disorders or skin damage...

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The Toxic 10: Skincare Ingredients to Avoid

by Natalie Novak-Bauss February 10, 2020

Drugstore brand skincare and makeup items are formulated with thousands of chemicals that are absorbed into your body through the skin. Experts have identified the top ten skincare ingredients that everyone should avoid, but that are still commonly found in unregulated items. Check the labels on the skincare lotions, serums and masks in your medicine cabinet or vanity and see if any of these 10 toxic chemicals are lurking on your shelves. 

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Age-Fighting Antioxidants

by Natalie Novak-Bauss February 03, 2020

Why Do We Need Antioxidants for Our Skin? 

Free-radicals impact our overall health, but one of the most obvious places that our system takes a hit is in our skin. During the oxidation process, free-radicals latch on to cells, consuming them and causing the breakdown of collagen. Oxidation works against us to cause the signs of premature aging, including wrinkles, fine lines, dullness and hyper-pigmentation. Antioxidants are the key to fighting back! 

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A Guide to Triple Cleansing

A Guide to Triple Cleansing

by Natalie Novak-Bauss January 27, 2020

By now you know that it’s really important to cleanse your face, but have you ever heard of  triple cleansing? 

It’s true, good things come in threes and that’s the case when it comes to creating a skincare regimen that really works. While you may think that using just one type of cleanser on your face is enough to prep your skin or wash the day away, we’re here to tell you there’s a much more effective way...

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What You Need to Know About Free Radicals

by Natalie Novak-Bauss January 20, 2020

What are Free Radicals Anyway?

Free radicals are a natural byproduct of the chemical process in our body. They are created when we consume certain foods or are exposed to tobacco smoke, pesticides, sun or other pollutants. In a sense, free radicals are the waste products of our system trying to process things that aren’t good for our body...

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