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Eat Beautifully: Five Skin-Healthy Comfort Food Ideas

Eat Beautifully: Five Skin-Healthy Comfort Food Ideas

As fall marches on, your interest in kale salads and fruit sorbet may dwindle, while your craving for lasagna and cheeseburgers starts to pique. How to satisfy your comfort food needs without feeling like you’ve ingested a block of cement? Here are 5 healthy comfort food dishes that hit the spot and are packed with fresh vegetables and nutrients.

Take the Acid Test: The Uses and Benefits of 6 Top Skincare Acids

Take the Acid Test: The Uses and Benefits of 6 Top Skincare Acids

Acid might conjure images of a burning, flaking, far-too-aggressive skincare treatment only aging Hollywood starlets must subject themselves to. No so! There are many gentle, effective ‘acids’ that can transform your skin without irritation. Here, we’ll run down six of the most popular so you can choose products with the acid that’s right for your skincare needs.

Friday Fix: Weekend Skin Detox

Friday Fix: Weekend Skin Detox

No plans this weekend? Perfect! Take the opportunity to detox with these four simple steps.

Beauty Sleep 101: The Skin Benefits of a Good Night’s Rest

Beauty Sleep 101: The Skin Benefits of a Good Night’s Rest

Getting enough sleep is hugely important to your overall health and emotional wellbeing. But good sleep is also probably the most rejuvenating thing you can do for your skin.

Listen to Your Gut: How Probiotics Could Be the Key to Luminous Skin

Listen to Your Gut: How Probiotics Could Be the Key to Luminous Skin

When it comes to skin health, a happy gut is essential. You can slather on designer creams until you’re blue in the face, but if your digestive system is not functioning properly, your skin will show it.

Tea Time: Revitalize Your Skin with a Facial Tea Steam

Tea Time: Revitalize Your Skin with a Facial Tea Steam

The health benefits of tea are well known, but the beauty benefits? Increasingly, skincare gurus have been obsessing over facial tea steams: a super simple DIY treatment that benefits all skin types.

An Apple a Day Keeps Wrinkles at Bay

An Apple a Day Keeps Wrinkles at Bay

The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder and long gone are the sweet berries, peaches and plums of summer. Fall is in full swing and we are excited because it means apples are in season! You know the old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”?

DIY Your Way Into Fall

DIY Your Way Into Fall

Today we celebrate the autumnal equinox, the official first day of fall. It’s one of the two days out of the year that the night and the day are equal in length, signifying that the balance between light and dark is shifting. With days becoming shorter, historically, the autumnal equinox has also been a time to reflect on the season’s harvest and to prepare for the long winter ahead.

Your Dermis is Showing

Your Dermis is Showing

How well do you know your dermis? As the middle layer of your skin, you can’t actually see it, but that doesn’t make it any less important than the skin’s visible outmost layer, the epidermis.

The Scientists Behind OKU

The Scientists Behind OKU

OKU may seem small and simple, but the technology behind it is anything but. Created after years of research by OKU’s highly qualified team of dermatologists, plastic surgeons, nanotechnologists, scientists and engineers, OKU’s technology is based on the triple sciences of dermoscopy, nanotechnology and spectroscopy.

Sleep Masks ─ Fad or Must Have?

Sleep Masks ─ Fad or Must Have?

Just as in fashion, skin care has trends as well. Like the “it” color, skin care products, steps in regimens and treatments come in and out of style every season. One trend that has been around for a few seasons that we think is here to stay are sleep masks.

Fall Product Switch Up

Fall Product Switch Up

As you are thinking about packing away the bathing suits and flip flops until next summer, it is also the perfect time to review your skincare and beauty products. This time of year is more about a slight tweaking vs a major overhaul of the regimen. Here are our recommendations including 3 of our picks to set aside for fall and the products to replace them with.

Skin Care 101 – How To Care for Skin When Going Back to School

Skin Care 101 – How To Care for Skin When Going Back to School

It is the close of summer and school is in full swing. No matter what your age, with the changing weather and daily routines this time of year, it is important to re-evaluate your skin care habits and products. Stay at the head of the class with our Skin Care 101 tips.

Celebrate End of Summer With Plums

Celebrate End of Summer With Plums

Labor Day, the unofficial close of summer, is this weekend. As we say good-bye to vacation and endless days at the beach, it is also almost time to say good-bye to summer fruits. Plums are in season until the end of September, so they are the perfect fruit to incorporate into your Labor Day party menus. Your skin will thank you!

Meet your SkinTwin through OKU

Meet your SkinTwin through OKU

Everyone’s skin is unique, just like fingerprints. Overall skin health and appearance are affected by many factors including genetics, lifestyle, health conditions and environment, to name a few. This is why the products you read about or even those that work on your friend’s skin may not work on yours.

Keep Skin Clear While Exercising

Keep Skin Clear While Exercising

While working out is great for overall skin health, if you are acne prone you need to take a few precautions to ensure exercise won’t do anything to exacerbate your acne issues. We have some great tips for before during and after your work-out to help you keep your skin clear.

How Your Night Time Routine Could Be Ruining Your Skin

How Your Night Time Routine Could Be Ruining Your Skin

upporting skin health is a 24/7 endeavor. All of the good things you do for your skin during the day, from using SPF, eating healthy and drinking water could be completely negated if you are doing any of these things at night

Keeping skin healthy while camping

Keeping skin healthy while camping

Summer vacation for many means time outdoors camping and hiking. Whether you’re “glamping” in a cabin or traditional camping in a tent, it is possible to maintain healthy, radiant skin while in the great outdoors with a modified skin care…

Travel with us around the world for unique skin care tips!

Travel with us around the world for unique skin care tips!

Around the world, August is known as the month for vacationing. Whether you are taking an exotic trip or staying local, you can join us on a journey to discover unique skin care tips, tricks and traditional remedies for glowing…

Peaches are Sweet for Skin

Peaches are Sweet for Skin

If you spent any time at your local farmer’s market this weekend, you may have noticed the peaches have arrived. Peaches originate from northwest China, where even now, they are seen as a symbol of good luck, protection and longevity. We can see why. Peaches are a packed with vitamins and nutrients that help support skin health in addition to overall health.