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Adult Acne: Which Type do you have?

Adult Acne

by Christy Hall June 24, 2020

Adult Acne… How do you know which kind you have??

We all thought if we could power through our teens and the dreaded breakouts that came from time to time, we could end up on the other side with a life time of glowing acne free, clear skin. But your teens turned into your 20’s and then your 30’s…. Surely puberty has come and gone, so WHY is this happening?? Well there are a few possibilities why. And to improve your complexion from this stubborn ailment, we must first understand why we are suffering from it in the first place.

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Oxidative Stress & Aging

Oxidative Stress & Aging

by Christy Hall June 16, 2020

Let’s talk about stress… the oxidative kind!!
We all know what stress is… we all get it from time to time. Busy jobs, kids, non stop schedules…the list goes on and on. Well stress to some degree is good for us, but too much can contribute to a host of health issues, and those include not only mental ones but physical ones as well… But take that stress one step further and you’ll hear a term called oxidative stress, and that is what we are going to talk about today.

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Antioxidants in Skincare

Antioxidants in Skincare

by Christy Hall June 09, 2020

Antioxidants: You hear this word a lot, but do you really understand what they are and why they are important?  Let’s dive into the world of antioxidants and learn why they should definitely be in your arsenal for anti-aging skincare.

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Anti-Aging Solutions For Healthy, Youthful Lips

Anti-Aging Solutions For Healthy, Youthful Lips

by Christy Hall June 02, 2020

Did you know that when we communicate with one another, we most often initially look at the lips of the other person while they are talking and then move our gaze to their eyes? This helps us to better hear and understand what they are saying.  Because the lips are such an area of focus in communication and in relationships, they need some extra love to keep them healthy, supple and youthful.
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Skin Concerns: Hyperpigmentation

Skin Concerns: Hyperpigmentation

by Christy Hall May 26, 2020

Hyperpigmentation on the skin is a major concern for many. These areas of blotchy, uneven brown discoloration also known as brown spots, age spots, liver spots or masks often cause one much stress and self-consciousness. So, what causes it and how do you fix it?  
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Derm-Align-Detox™ To Reduce Inflammation & Beautiful Skin

Derm-Align-Detox™ To Reduce Inflammation & Beautiful Skin

by Christy Hall May 19, 2020

Is your skin looking dull and aged? 
Then you are in need of a reboot or a quick detox.  Our Derm-Align Detox™ will take your wellbeing to the next level from the inside out. Your skin will perform optimally once you clean out the clutter of your dietary life. Think of this as a way to transform your taste buds, digestion, and nutrition assimilation to better feed your skin cells. This means better looking skin and less inflammation. Even just doing this for a few days, or one day a week, will help to adjust your biology and as well as your attitude toward food.

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What In The World Is A Skin Exposome, And Why Should I Care?

What In The World Is A Skin Exposome, And Why Should I Care?

by Christy Hall May 11, 2020

Exposome: The totality of exposures both internal and external from your conception to death and the impact they have on your body. In today’s busy world, life can be complex. These complexities expose you to many stressors both internally and externally that play an adverse role in your body’s and your skin’s aging process. The study of exposome helps us understand how these factors encourage premature aging and how we can combat the effects. Let’s dive into some common exposomes that we all face daily.
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Collagen & Elastin 101 blog post cover by Mikel Kristi Skincare

Collagen & Elastin 101

by Christy Hall May 04, 2020

Is your skin changing in ways that you don’t like?  Are you seeing fine lines, wrinkles, and sagginess start to show up in the mirror?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the collagen and elastin layer of your skin needs a boost. 
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Skin Nourishment 101 Blog Cover by Mikel Kristi Skincare Cosmeceutical Ingredients

Skin Nourishment 101

by Christy Hall April 28, 2020

Just like we need to feed our body certain nutrients for health, we need to feed our skin for optimal health and beauty as well. To optimally nourish your skin, here are some tips: 

  1. Skin nourishment and overall health starts on the inside.  Eat a mostly (90%+) plant- based diet with low glycemic index vegetables and fruits.  Supplement this with lean, healthy, organic proteins.  Consume healthy fats like nuts, olive oil and avocado daily. This diet will provide your skin with proteins to build collagen and antioxidants and fatty acids to decrease inflammation and collagen breakdown. 
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Exfoliation 101

by Christy Hall April 21, 2020

Cellular Turnover

The health of your epidermis is most important for the hydration and radiance of your skin and cell turnover or natural exfoliation is the name of the game here. These cells are CONSTANTLY shedding, and it is important to understand that this natural process slows down as we age which results in a thickening of the stratum corneum giving the skin a dull appearance, as well as a rough and dry feel to the surface. If this layer of the skin is not shedding optimally, then we need to step in with topical or physical means to help increase exfoliation and natural cell turnover. This is a simple first step to more ageless and healthy functioning skin.

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