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Hard Water is hard on your skin

Hard water is hard on your skin

Deposits from minerals like calcium and magnesium bicarbonate crystals sit on the skin after every shower or bath and draw out natural moisture, making it more difficult for moisturizers to absorb into your skin.   To alleviate this issue, use a water softener in your home, or water treatment system that filters out minerals from […]

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Hormone Highs and Lows

What Causes Hormone Highs & Lows

What Causes Hormone Highs? Diets high in sugars and refined carbs stimulate overproduction of the androgens (testosterone and DHEA), triggering acne and oily skin, and potentially excess facial or body hair. High cortisol stress hormones also disrupt by contributing to increases in skin rashes and breakouts. What Causes Hormone Lows? Stress, smoking, junk food and […]

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Wrinkles and Skin Inflammation

Bad Skin? Could Be Your Hormones!

Do the following symptoms sound familiar? Increased wrinkles Decreased skin elasticity Acne/oily skin Melasma (dark patches) Hirsutism (excessive hair) Male pattern baldness Puffy eyes/face; dry, thinning skin/hair/eyebrows; brittle nails Skin rashes/eczema Sleep deprivation If two or more of these symptoms persist, testing with a medical professional can identify whether it’s a hormone imbalance that’s causing […]

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Bioelements Exfoliation Products

The Best Way to Exfoliate Your Skin

What does exfoliating do? Is it really necessary to exfoliate? How do you exfoliate? As a skin care professional, these are just a few questions Molly receives on a daily basis about exfoliation. This skin care technique is crucial for all skin types, but might be the most misunderstood. Read this Bioelements article to learn […]

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Bioelements - Skin Editor

Let’s Get Chemical

Want luminous, smooth, healthy-looking skin?  Add a chemical exfoliator to your skin care agenda. What is chemical exfoliation?   Unlike physical scrubs that work on the skin’s surface, chemical exfoliators offer a more complete removal of cells, and a deeper penetration of active ingredients, as acids (like glycolic or lactic) dissolve the intercellular glue that holds […]

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Use Humidifier in cold weather

Skin Benefits of using a Humidifier in the Winter

Scaling, cracking and itching of the skin are problems that occur during the winter because of lower humidity and/or cooler temperatures. These symptoms also emerge when the integrity of the skin is compromised. Molly suggests using a humidifier in your home during the colder months when the air is dry. Believe it or not, adding […]

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