Kimchi. Wine. Kombucha. Kiefer. T’else. What do all these things have in common? Fermentation. Fermentation has been used for thousands of years to unlock the nutrient properties of food, drinks, and herbs in order to make them more available to the body. Fermentation involves adding microorganisms (aka bacteria) to the food or drink of choice in order to release enzymes which break down the ingredients … Continue reading How Fermented Skin Care Turns Back the Clock
Whole body health. You are what you eat, and what you eat impacts your entire system—including your skin. If you’re dealing with ongoing skin issues, it may be time to look at what you’re consuming, and how it might be affecting the health of your skin. Some links between your diet and your skin are obvious. Drinking enough water helps to keep your skin hydrated, … Continue reading Could Your Diet be Causing Your Skin Issues?
With summer right around the corner, it’s time to refresh everyone’s memories on proper sun care and signs of sun damage. Many people rely on sunburn to be their only indication of sun damage, but did you know that many forms of sun damage can occur without sunburn ever appearing? Not only that, but sunburn doesn’t fully show itself for 24 to 72 hours after … Continue reading Sun Damage Without Sunburn
When it comes to skin care tips, exfoliation is always one of them. One article may remind you to exfoliate before you shave, while another suggests skin care exfoliation as a way to reduce rough skin texture on your face. The advice is all fine and dandy, but what is exfoliation, anyway? And why is it so helpful for so many skin concerns? That’s what … Continue reading What is Exfoliation, Anyway?
Oil cleansing is not a new trend in skin care, but it has been receiving more press lately. While many people in their 30s and 40s were raised on oil-free skin care, the truth about oil and its benefits on skin started gaining popularity in the aughts, and it has only gotten more common as the years wear on. The reason? It works! Nourishing, oily … Continue reading The Method and Magic of Oil Cleansing
It’s no secret that January sees a spike in people working out and committing to a healthier lifestyle. Most people make this decision to lose weight, improve their health, and increase strength and energy, but there’s another benefit many folks don’t know about—healthier skin. Working out helps skin in a number of ways. First off, exercising promotes healthy cortisol levels, which is the hormone related … Continue reading Post-Workout Skin Care Tips
We’re ready to say goodbye to this dumpster fire of a year and start fresh in 2021! Join us in taking the whole New Year, New You mentality very seriously this year. We can’t wait to take self-care and YOLO to all new levels, beginning with our skin care products. Did you know that skin care products expire? Now ask yourself when you last checked … Continue reading New Year, New You, New Skin Care Products
Have you felt stressed this year? Joking aside, stress is a very real issue with many health ramifications, one of which is your skin’s health. Dermatologists agree that the skin reflects inner health, and that includes mental health. There is a strong brain-skin connection that causes the skin to experience inflammation, premature skin aging, and blemish flare-ups in times of increased stress. Stress releases cortisol, … Continue reading Stress and Skin Care
It’s not surprising to see dry skin in winter, especially on the hands. Between indoor heating, harsh weather, and hand washing (so.much.hand washing), the hands are usually the first area to show excessively dry skin. But what is “normal dry” and how does it differ from dry skin that should be addressed by a dermatologist? The skin becomes dry when the epidermis (the skin’s top … Continue reading Dry Hand Problems: When to See a Dermatologist
The skin care toner—one of the most misunderstood and underused skin care products. If you’re thinking about adding a toner to your Korean skin care routine, here’s a look at why you definitely should. Toner leaves skin cleaner Your skin care toner is responsible for removing any traces of dirt or debris left on your skin and in your pores after you wash your face. Even … Continue reading Why Should I Use a Face Toner?