skin July 20, 2018

skincare myth: natural ingredients are better

many people believe (with a passion) that natural, organic skincare is far better for the skin. the truth is, that belief is not based on any scientific validation. while we always stick to buying organic groceries, when it comes to skincare, the same rules don’t apply. in fact, many natural, organic ingredients are actually bad for your skin. just because a product claims to be all-natural or organic, doesn’t mean it’s safe. a certain ingredient might be healthy for your diet, but not effective or safe on your skin…

our take on the topic and what to be aware of…

skin, wellness July 18, 2018

HOP APPROVED / daily cleanse x HUM nutrition

the heavy hitters in this particular supplement are spirulina + chlorella (nature’s most powerful detoxifiers) + zinc (the go-to vitamin for preventing breakouts due to its ability to control inflammation & reduce the effect of bacteria on the skin). it’s an absolute must for anyone suffering from acne or rosacea. brittany swears by its ability to clear her rosacea w/o prescriptions

how to use: take two capsules on empty stomach first thing in the morning. expect results in 4-6 weeks

skin, treatments July 6, 2018

how to deal with hormonal acne

i’ve tried writing this post at least a dozen times. it’s such a vast topic that’s still evolving for me. balancing hormonal acne is something that takes trial & error. as someone who never dealt with teen acne, i suddenly began having breakouts that would reappear every month in the same place, usually consisting of 2-3 along the chin. while my case was not severe, it was still a struggle and not one i was familiar with. the worst part is that they would linger, giving me maybe one cyst-free week a month. thankfully, i’ve gotten to a place where i rarely have a cystic breakout and when i do, it’s much less severe and gone in a few days

here’s what i’ve learned… 

skin June 26, 2018

skincare myth: drinking more water can cure dry skin

chances are you’ve been told to “drink more water” in response to your skin feeling dry. while drinking water is crucial for your overall health, when it comes to hydrating the skin, it won’t fix your problem any more than a bath will quench your thirst. although the skin is the largest organ in the body, it’s also the last to receive water. your body prioritizes sending water to internal organs and deprioritizes sending water to the skin, so it’s best treated on the surface using topical products

what causes your skin to feel dry skin…

the reason your skin feels dry is due to 1 of 2 reasons: the first is because it’s your genetically determined skin type, and the second is because it’s dehydrated due to external factors including weather (low humidity/dry heat/the sun), diet, harsh products, etc. we wrote a post on how to tell the difference between dry and dehydrated skin here

how to hydrate your skin properly (and keep it that way)… 

treatments June 22, 2018

botox and filler: what’s the diff?

neurotoxins (botox & dysport) and dermal fillers (juvederm & restylane) are both wildly popular for the prevention and treatment of facial aging. however, they’re very different when it comes to how they work and what areas they treat…

skin June 13, 2018

summer skincare edit

as i was loading my sephora cart with summer skincare staples, it dawned on me that this is a topic worth discussing. when it comes to your skincare routine, you should always take seasonal changes into account. if you thought upping your SPF game was the only switch you needed to make, think again

how to transition your routine for the hot summer months…

skin, treatments June 5, 2018

how to fade acne marks & scars as quick as possible

you’ve finally won the battle of the blemish and are now left with a battle wound in the form of a red or brown mark, or worse, scarring. we’re often asked by clients, “what’s the quickest and safest way to treat acne scars and discoloration?” but before we get into that, let’s start by understanding what you’re dealing with…

beauty June 2, 2018

get ready with us


 
 
 

skin, wellness May 9, 2018

supplements for clear, glowing skin

we’re firm believers that nutrition meets beauty, and taking the right supplements can help clear your skin from the inside out and make you glow from within. we’ve spent time trying several different concoctions to create the perfect recipe for our skin. it’s important to know what your diet is lacking and what you’re deficient in to help determine which supplements are best suited for you. we’re sharing the ones that have personally transformed our skin (in such a way that we need them to function properly) and are also shown to be beneficial for all skin types

*please be patient with your supplements and finish the bottle on a consistent basis before you judge the results*

the top beauty nutrients we recommend for the best version of your skin…