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Skin Healthy Food Choices!

by Christy Hall September 01, 2021

They say you are what you eat, but does that really hold true? The answer, in large part, is yes!!  There are many things that can give us beautiful skin. Now, some we cannot control (hello genetics!), but there are others that we can and that includes our skin, which is the largest organ of our body!! We all want that glowing and beautiful skin, and with the addition of foods into your diet that are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, you will be taking an easy first step in bringing your beautiful complexion out. 
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Shifting our skincare gears as we round out summer!

by Christy Hall August 01, 2021

Hello beauties!! As shocking as it sounds, summer 2021 is already wrapping up!! Kids will be back to school in a matter of weeks, summer vacations are coming to a close, and that means a shift in our daily routines is just around the corner.

While our daily calendars may look different come fall, our skin care routines are going to shift as well. Hopefully you didn’t slack on summer skin care, but it’s never too late to get into an easy daily routine as well. 

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Skin Care Ingredient Highlight.......Let’s Talk Niacinamides!

by Christy Hall July 16, 2021

Hello beauties!! Let’s have a little skin care education today and talk about a popular ingredient many of my patients have been asking me about lately. It’s called niacinamide, pronounce (ni-ah-cin-ah-mide). It can be found in many foods such as meat, fish and milk, green vegetables and beans. But the real craze is its presence in lotions, creams, sunscreens and facial serums. It comes with a lot of tout and patients are all too excited to tell me they have purchased products with this ingredient, even if they don’t know just what properties this ingredient has! So, let’s discuss. 

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The Truth About Sunscreen!

by Christy Hall June 29, 2021

The truth about sunscreen! 

Facts and Myths about one of the most important products you use should be using EVERYDAY!

There are some very popular truths and misconceptions about sunscreen. Let's clear some of those up today!!! 

 1. Sunscreen is not always necessary

Many people think sunscreen is only needed on very sunny days. If I can't see the sun, do I really need sunscreen?? The answer is yes.  If you are outside, you are being exposed to UV rays. Wear that sunscreen. And don't forget about your body. The tops of your shoulders, arms, and chest need just as much sun protection as your face. 

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Summer & Sun Protection! What You Need To Know To Stay Safe!!

by Christy Hall June 04, 2021

Safety & Sun Protection

Living in Arizona means that we are in the sun almost every day of the year, and summertime activities, vacations, picnics and pool parties mean we are in the sun even more. But regular exposure to the sun can wreak havoc on the skin, leading to unsightly brown spots, redness, broken capillaries, large pores, saggy skin, wrinkles and skin cancers. To prevent these changes, a broad-spectrum sunblock needs to be applied daily.

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Pro Tips for Healthy Summer Skin & Sun Damage

by Christy Hall May 19, 2021

Summer Time Skin Health and Sun Damage Summer is around the corner and no matter where you live, you’re most likely seeing the sun at some point. Whether you’re at the beach, hiking in the desert, playing at the park with the kids, or even just driving in your car, your skin is feeling the effects and sun damage is happening! Over time, a lack of taking care of your skin and not being diligent with your spf, suncare and skincare regimen WILL catch up to you. So, with that being said, the first question a lot of my patients ask when they come in is one you may too….

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