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Most of us have grown up with the habit of applying sunscreen when we plan to be outside for long periods, like at the beach, on hikes, or on days by the pool. Many can speak about what an awful sunburn feels like and even the visible damage you can see it doing to your skin when we don't reapply or forget it completely, but we don't always think about what damage is happening daily when we are not using the proper sun protection. Let's get down to the important details to make sure you are making the right choices to protect your skin from our enemy and friend- The Sun.

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In the intricate world of skincare, few ingredients captivate as much attention as peptides. Let's unravel the mystery surrounding peptides, exploring how they work and the diverse types that contribute to their transformative capabilities.
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Starting a new skincare regimen can be an exciting journey towards healthier, more radiant skin. However, you might have experienced an unexpected phenomenon—the dreaded skin purge. It's not uncommon for your skin to react when transitioning from milder products to more potent formulations with active ingredients. While it may seem like a setback, fear not; the skin purge is a normal part of the process, and it can lead to remarkable results.

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When it comes to skincare, there's a vast array of ingredients that promise to nourish, protect, and revitalize your skin. One such ingredient that has gained significant popularity in recent years is glycerin. This multipurpose ingredient offers numerous benefits for your skin, making it a must-have in your skincare routine. Let's delve into the reasons why glycerin is used in skincare and explore the wonders it can do for your skin.
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 Aloe has come a long way from that bottle of sticky gel we only used when that fun in the sun lasted a bit too long. Being one of the most popular herbal remedies for anything from sunburns to upset stomachs, I think it deserves its time in the sun (pun intended). Let's take a deeper look at what makes this desert-dwelling plant so special and why using it can improve your skin daily. It's been called the 'plant of immortality' and 'miracle healing plant' for a reason!
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Skinimalism is a new buzzword floating around the skin care industry. Google it and you’ll find dozens of articles breaking down the definition of the word. Most simply put, it’s minimalistic skincare…. But not in a way that you should use less and do less for your skin. We are talking about using fabulous skincare products that provide maximum results, all while using fewer products.
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Here’s a question, how many of you want your best skin ever? How many of you want to take your skin health to the next level? 

I can help you with this goal…. and you can actually achieve it!

Here are a few ways we can get you on this path today!

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How to Transition from Summer to Fall Skincare!

Is it nearing Fall already? Temps may still reach the triple digits here in the Desert Southwest, but those cooler mornings are giving us a hint of the season change that is creeping around the corner!
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Summer is here! And as important as it is to take care of your face, your body needs care too! With summer comes heat, salt water, chlorine, and a laundry list of other things that can dry it out. Make sure to give your body the moisturizing love it needs during your nighttime routine! Plus learn about one of our new FAVORITE body products, the MK Restore Body Cream Exfoliant!
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Why not stop hiding your skin’s imperfections and just correct them? OR- just start RIGHT NOW to prevent those concerns that you may face down the road? Having beautiful, makeup-free skin is easier than you think when you use the right power-house ingredients, consistently, to improve your skin’s health and function. 
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Many of my patients come to see me, fondly reminiscing about their younger days of youthful, glowing skin. It was plump, resilient, and supple. They ask me what causes these changes to happen as we age. And the answer is simple.

Have you grown up being told that the number one product to maintain youthful skin is moisturizer? Have you been told that if you use it faithfully, morning and night, all the wrinkles and fine lines will disappear?

Well, I am here to tell you that moisturizer isn’t the answer!

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