It starts in utero. A mass of cells divides and develops, splits and stretches, and from a single layer of embryonic tissue, two seemingly separate but inherently interconnected systems are born: the brain and the skin. They are bound for life. When one senses embarrassment, the other blushes. When one senses pain, the other processes it. And when one bears the burden of a pandemic, political unrest, systemic racism and the ever worsening effects of climate change … well, the other gets a pimple. Or perhaps, depending on your genetic predispositions, it’s not a pimple but an eczema outbreak. A psoriasis flare-up. A bout of rosacea. A dehydrated, dull, oily or even — gasp — older-looking appearance. General blah-ness, if you will.
Apparently, the person who coined the phrase “there are no free gifts'' wasn't kidding… Free radicals are everywhere and are affecting you as you stroll down the block, sniff the “fresh” air (maybe not so fresh if you live in LA like me), take a bite of your lunch, spike a volleyball at the beach, or sip a delicious cocktail at the end of a long week. Free radicals cause generative diseases and premature anti-aging. `What the heck is a free radical anyway? First of all the body is under constant attack of oxidative stress through natural biological processes, or...
Historically, rosacea has not been thought to exist in darker skin until recently. As a result, very little research has been done making information limited until now. What are the signs and is this condition treatable/ manageable?
Ever wonder how we got where we are today with cosmetics and self care products? The history dates back centuries ago but what were all the varying cultures doing back then? Is any of it still relevant today?
What are toxins and why is it important that we know hoe they affect our bodies? The term "toxin" obviously has a negative connotation but can we truly identify what they are? Read here to find out what they are, what specifically to avoid, and why we shoudl avoid them.