Inflammation and Your Skin: The Holiday Edition

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Inflammation and Your Skin: The Holiday Edition Lets talk about inflammation and the effect that it can have on your skin. Inflammation is the process by which your body protects you from outside invaders. Sometimes, inflammation can be triggered by certain types of foods, and this causes your body to continually be in an inflammatory […]

Are Phytoestrogens an Endocrine Disruptor?

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Are Phytoestrogens an Endocrine Disruptor? Could Your Diet Be Too Heavy in Phytoestrogens and Phytoestrogens in Skincare. In continuing to honor October’s legacy as Breast Cancer Awareness month, today we will discuss a common cause of breast cancer and other cancers — endocrine disruptors. Humans have an endocrine system which is responsible for regulating the […]

What is an EDC or an Endocrine Disruptor?

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What is an EDC or an Endocrine Disruptor? EDCs or Endocrine disrupting chemicals are substances which interfere with the way our bodies’ hormones work. EDCs can be found in the environment, foods, personal care products, and manufactured products. Some EDCs mimic our natural hormones, such as those found in plant oestrogens, while others block proper […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast Cancer Awareness Month is the name given to the annual campaign to raise awareness, funding, and research for those diagnosed, surviving and lost to this disease. Did you know that 1 in every 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime? Men are also affected […]

A Brief History of Women in Medicine

A Brief History of Women in Medicine September is Women in Medicine Month Each September, the AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS) honors physicians who have offered their time, wisdom and support to advance women with careers in medicine. The AMA is the American Medical Association and it promotes the art and science of medicine and […]

An Argument for the Benefits of Manual Exfoliation

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An Argument for the Benefits of Manual Exfoliation Chemical exfoliants are all the rage in skincare nowadays, with many users shunning traditional, manual exfoliators for fear of damaging the skin. This is false, and here’s why manual exfoliation remains an excellent choice for most skin types. Chemical exfoliants and active ingredients don’t always combine well […]

What Is a Serum and Why Should I Use One?

What Is a Serum and Why Should I Use One? Over the last few years, serums have become an indispensable step in skincare here in America. Popularized by multi-step Korean skincare trends, essences or serums are lightweight elixirs packed with active ingredients and are used as a treatment, generally in-between the cleansing and moisturizing stages […]

CBD as a Treatment for Rosacea

According to the National Rosacea Society (NRS), rosacea affects over 16 million Americans. However, this chronic skin disorder remains poorly understood. Topical steroids can help, but they are not a sustainable long-term solution. If you use topical steroids for a long time, they can compromise your skin’s integrity leaving it overly thin and prone to […]

May is Lupus Awareness Month

May is Lupus Awareness Month   May is Lupus Awareness Month and like any awareness campaign, the goal is to raise awareness regarding the economic, emotional and physical impact of this disease on sufferers. Approximately 5 million people worldwide have some form of lupus. 9 out of 10 adults with this disease are women. Women of […]

Ingredient Spotlight: Babassu Oil

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Ingredient Spotlight: Babassu Oil Babassu oil is extracted from the seeds of the babassu palm, which is found in the the Amazon, the Caatinga, and the Cerrado regions in Brazil, South America. The Babassu palm is a perennial palm, Attalea Speciosa, also called the Cusi. Babassu oil is a non-drying oil used in food, cleaners and […]

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