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Microcurrent facials are almost sensationless and involve sending a very low level of electricity through the layers of the epidermis and dermis. This latest beauty trend might seem a little strange but it has actually been around for a while.
With the recent rise in popularity of cosmeceuticals, a lot of attention and value have been placed on highly potent products. As a result, consumers have been encouraged to stock up on these potent (and often pricey) skin care items.

Ceramides are our skin’s built-in moisturizer. To go further, they are fatty acids called lipids that make up the majority of your uppermost skin layer - the epidermis. 

When participants are recruited for clinical dermatology research, the Fitzpatrick Skin Phototype Classification (FSPC) is the most commonly used method to stratify patients and identify differential skin responses.
We all experience stress many times throughout our lives. Do you ever notice that you break out more when you are stressed? In reaction to stress, our body produces a hormone called cortisol, which in turn signals your skin to produce more oil.
Saunas have been used as a way of healing for thousands of years. The ancient Mayans used dry heat saunas or “sweat houses” over 3,000 years ago to promote healing and health.  
Chemical exfoliants are a diverse group of skin care actives that can be used to target anything from dull skin to clogged pores and wrinkles. There are two main classes of chemical exfoliants: alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs).
Conventional medicine is practiced from a deductive reasoning approach, coming to a hypothesis based on observation and logical reasoning. This is distinct from traditional, or eastern medicine, that sees the body in balance with its surroundings.
Too much sun exposure can lead to sunburning which accelerates skin aging and increases the risk of various types of skin cancer. But how does radiation from the sun affect our skin on a daily basis? 
There are a lot of ways to nurture your skin. We’re going to provide general guidance for layering products to achieve the most out of their active ingredients and avoid pilling and antagonistic effects. 
Meditation can be traced back to the Vedic texts of ancient India, where they believe the physical body is controlled by a connection to the inner self. Regardless of which type of meditation, you can reap the health benefits of this practice.
It has become increasingly clear that our microbiome is a critical part of our health. From metabolism to sleep and brain function, the bacteria and other microorganisms that constitute our microbiome help maintain homeostasis. 

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