Planting Seeds of Knowledge
And growing a better understanding of effective products and treatments for your skin. A collection of resources, information, and tips for total skin care.
Derma Rolling Micro-Needling History Call it derma rolling, micro-needling or collagen induction therapy, the cosmetic procedure in which tiny needles are rolled or stamped and inserted into the skin’s layer may sound torturous, but it is actually quite beneficial. The first known micro needling-type procedure was performed by a German dermatologist, Ernst Kromayer. By using […]
Ingredients Good for Your Skin Sweet Potatoes Beta-carotene is an antioxidant that gives the orange color of the sweet potato and is converted to vitamin A. Vitamin A helps skin elasticity, promotes skin cell turnover, and ultimately contributes to soft, youthful-looking skin. Sweet potatoes are also a great source of vitamins C and E – both of which keep […]
To SPF 30 or to SPF 100? That is the question. Ultraviolet Rays and Sunscreen Sunlight consists of many different rays, but ultraviolet rays are the most harmful to us. Two main types of ultraviolet rays that reach the earth’s surface are UVA and UVB. Sunlight has roughly 500 times more UVA rays than UVB. […]
Simple rules for healthy, beautiful skin: Hydrate inside and out. Besides water, try green and herbal teas; they’re packed with antioxidants. Minimize your intake of caffeine and alcohol as they dehydrate and inflame tissue. Moisturize two times a day. Sleep is restorative and your skin regenerates and absorbs serums best while you sleep. Eat a […]
Created in 1972 by Thomas Fitzpatrick, this skin scale is still widely used in dermatology. The scale ranges from I to VI and helps determine the individual’s likelihood of tanning or burning, thus an individual’s susceptibility to skin cancer. Generally, a lower Fitzpatrick skin type indicates skin that burns more easily than it tans, while […]
As the most abundant protein in our bodies, collagen is like the glue that holds it all together from hair to toenails. Collagen is found in mammals (and other animals) as the structural foundation of skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, and teeth. However, from the age of 25-30, the human body produces less and […]
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