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Toners & Swipes

by Christy Hall August 26, 2020 4 min read

Commonly used products in a beauty regimen are toners. But I get a lot of questions about just what they are? And what are the similarities and differences in toners and swipes?? Do I need to use both or can one replace the other?? So, let’s break it down.
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Acne 101

by Christy Hall August 19, 2020 5 min read

Acne - This is one of those topics that affects many more people than you may realize. Not only have I struggled with it in the past, some of my long time patients and staff have dealt with this stubborn issue as well. It’s not just a teenage ailment. It affects many adults, specifically women well into their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.

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All About Sun Damage: Can It Be Reversed?

by Christy Hall August 11, 2020 4 min read

No matter where you live, chances are you’re 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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Retinoid vs Retinol…. What’s the difference??

by Christy Hall August 04, 2020 4 min read

If you follow skin care trends, there is one product that has remained a constant for many years now, and those are retinols… or are they called retinoids? Or retinals?? Ahh- yes there is more to know about these age defying products than what meets the eye. All of these words, while sounding similar, are different. They are different in strength, composition, and efficacy. So today let’s talk about them!!
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The 5 Things Every Woman Should Know About The Aging Process

by Christy Hall July 29, 2020 3 min read

Aging gracefully…What does that mean? Can we really turn back the hands of time? Well maybe we can’t completely stop the clock to go back to our 20s, but there are plenty of things we can do for ourselves to slow the aging process so we have the mental and physical health to enjoy our best life!! Here are 5 of my favorite tips!
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Maskne: Everything You Need To Know To Deal With Mask Acne

by Christy Hall July 22, 2020 4 min read

A new ailment to add to these pandemic-times…. MASKNE!
What is it?  Mask acne (aka maskne) is a real thing, and it’s plaguing a lot of us wearing masks on our faces everyday for work, errand running, and day to day outings. It is especially stubborn and relentless during these hot summer months. Breakouts and blemishes are happening on our faces along the areas where the protective material is sitting on our face, by trapping dirt, oil, and sweat. But the solution is not to stop wearing that mask! It’s imperative to protect yourselves and others during these times. What you CAN do is take some steps to minimize the not so fun side effects of facial coverings.

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