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What is my skin type?

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Oily, dry, combination, sensitive – do you know your skin type? Knowing what kind of skin you have can mean the difference between having a perfect complexion or problematic skin. Using products meant for a skin type other than yours can lead to anything from dryness to breakouts, and sometimes both at the same time […]


Enlarged pores aren’t potholes – quit trying to fill them!

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Move over BB cream – there’s a new fad sweeping countertops, and it’s here to clog your pores! More women are adding “pore fillers” to their daily skin care agenda, hoping to blur or erase pores from their complexion completely. However, much like BB creams, you can file these under “unnecessary skin care”. While you […]


3 Tips for Talking to Clients about Oil Control

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Skin care professionals: With spring underway, and summer hot on its tracks, more and more clients will come into the treatment room experiencing excess shine. I’ve talked about oily skin causes , and how Oil Control Mattifier can stop the shine before it starts, but it might seem difficult to find a time to recommend […]


What causes oily skin? How to Get Rid of Oil.

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There’s an epidemic of Oily skin currently happening from coast to coast. Think it can’t happen to you? It can! Excess oil doesn’t just happen to those with genetically Oily skin – virtually anyone can experience breakthrough shine and excess oil throughout the day. In fact, in a recent poll, a whopping 76% of people […]


How-To: Shower Smart and Save Your Dry Skin

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Dry, cracked, uncomfortable skin belongs on old man winter – not on you. But when the weather gets cold, you need to change up your routine when it comes to bathing to keep your skin hydrated and comfortable. Here’s how: Skip the bath, stick to showering You may wish to soak in the tub for […]


Skin Care 911: Oil Crisis

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It’s the first in our ongoing Skin Care 911 series. The first edition – slick, shiny, oil-rich skin. Many people were born this skin type, and others find themselves getting oilier in summer months like these. But when you have a big event – maybe it’s a job interview, or a wedding, or a reunion, all you want is to look your best so you can feel cool, confident and self-assured.


Sensitive skin… or something else?

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A friend called me recently with a question about sensitive skin care. She told me she never had sensitive skin before she moved to the Southwest, where she quickly took to the outdoors – relaxing outside and swimming almost every day in her pool. I had to stop her right there. Truly sensitive skin doesn’t […]


S.O.S for oily skin

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I know SOS means “save our ship,” but sometimes having oily skin can make you feel like you are drowning. . . in ooze! I spent years trying to figure out how control oily skin (no longer a concern. . . age has its benefits!) Are you battling excessive oil? Let’s double-check the problem with […]


You mean I’m a prune?

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Dry skin is one of the most misunderstood concepts in skin care. You may think that sounds ridiculous. Dry skin is dry skin, right? Well maybe it is…or maybe it isn’t. Is a plum a prune? I feel like I’m talking in circles here, so let me explain as best I can. Truly dry skin […]


Pores Aren’t Lipstick

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A question I hear frequently is “Can I make my pores smaller?” Before I answer, let’s delve into pores (not literally) and discover what they do. The pores we are talking about produce sebum, or oil that excretes to the surface of the skin from a gland housed within the pore known as the sebaceous […]