Excessive Dryness

  1. Internal Probiotics: What's With the Bugs? The Low-Down on Probiotics and Your Skin

    Internal Probiotics: What's With the Bugs? The Low-Down on Probiotics and Your Skin

    Inside your body there are trillions of little tiny bugs alive and swimming around, going about their daily wiggles and squiggles inside your intestinal tract. They eat, reproduce, and multiply, having an effect on your inner workings - all probably without your knowledge. Yuck!

    And if that doesn't make you want to run right out to the doctor - well then - good!

    We're not sure what you thought we were talking about, but we're on the case of your intestinal microflora; the army of beneficial bacteria and yeast cultures that aid your body in digestion and immune function, playing an important role in much of your body's systems, including your skin!

    Probiotics are Beneficial

    Probiotics are Beneficial

    Right.

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  2. Why You Should Be Worried About Transepidermal Water Loss

    Why You Should Be Worried About Transepidermal Water Loss

    Our skin has amazing capacities and performs some very interesting functions. It forms a protective layer for the rest of the body, shielding it from pollutants and radiation. It regulates body temperature, carries sensations to the brain, rids the body of toxins through sweating, and allows us to move freely and comfortably.

    Transepidermal water loss, or TEWL, occurs when water passes through the skin's layers into the air, where it evaporates. Although this is a natural and inevitable process, sometimes it can have negative effects on the skin. As you might imagine, it can cause dehydration and speed up the skin's aging process. There are things you can do to limit the negative effects of TEWL, but a basic understanding of the skin and its functions will help you understand how it can be treated.

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  3. How Do Facial Serums Work?

    How Do Facial Serums Work?

    There are so many facial care products available to us. So many steps to beautify and stay beautiful. You cleanse. You tone. You moisturize. You masque. You repeat. Maybe there's even a facial oil you use, or scrub, or peel, or . . . or . . . or . . .

    Yeah. You get the picture!

    It's mystifying sometimes, trying to decipher dermatologist and cosmetologist recommendations, all while you're standing in the middle of store aisle shelves full of so many choices you don't know what to do with yourself.

    The idea of a serum may sound a bit exotic, or strange, but a facial serum can be one of the most powerful, beneficial tools you can use. Serums are some of the most effective skin care products on the market.

    We'll demystify for you!

    What Is a Facial Serum?

    Or, maybe, what is it

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  4. Dermatologist vs. Esthetician

    When Is It Time To See a Dermatologist

    When making decisions on when to schedule appointments for skin care, everyone goes through the inner struggle of trying to decide when they should throw in the towel and make that appointment, and when it's okay to sit back and see where things go. We all suffer from breakouts from time to time. You may even deal with allergic rashes on occasion.

    But how do you really know when you should suffer through and tough it out, when you should visit your favorite esthetician, and when it's time to really get serious about calling your doctor.

    Esthetician vs. Dermatologist

    Esthetician vs. Dermatologist

    There are huge differences between what the two professionals actually do.

    To simplify, "A

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