We don’t often think about nutritional value of nuts, or how they may affect our skin. If one is struggling with certain vitamin or minerals deficiencies ~ try replenishing with nuts! Brazil Nuts ~ they taste sweet and creamy. They are extremely high in selenium which helps with metabolism. Selenium’s antioxidant properties improve the function…

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12-19-2016 Turmeric (Curcumin) ~ Update   Turmeric which is a part of the ginger family is one of the most studied spices today with a multitude of research and studies to back up the findings. Its most commonly used in cooking, other uses include; a dye, medicine supplements, cosmetic, ect.   Turmeric is known for…

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Lead Poisoning?? Skin Poisoning? Lead is an environmental issue and has been a common pollutant for centuries. Lead poisoning comes from exposure, some of the main causes in the United States are as follows: • House paint • Drinking water • Air and soil pollution • Lead solder on food cans • Lead containing dishware…

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Ajowan, a popular spice in India is known for its ability to add zest to curries as well as its tantalizing aroma. In India, Ajowan is also considered an everyday cure for numerous illnesses such as: cough medicine for a cold, an antacid for heartburn or an antihistamine for allergies.   This spice is mentionable…

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So, fall is here with winter soon around the corner. Often with cold weather we notice dryness in our skin especially the lips followed by the wind and sun exposure ~ WALLA! “chapped lips” Other factors that may contribute to chapped lips include:   • Check you tooth paste, many have lauryl sulfate, propyl gallate…

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Raw apple vinegar is a natural and fermented liquid that’s incredibly beneficial for numerous health issues. It is often referred to as the perfect food and helps to maintain acid-alkaline balance. Select a raw(unpasteurized) organic apple cider vinegar that has the actual ‘mother of the vinegar’ in it. The mother will settle at the bottom…

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In skincare, appropriate exfoliation, or sloughing of the dead skin cells, is very healthy for the skin and should be a part of the home care program. Exfoliation promotes circulation and blood flow allowing the skin to breathe. Also, it prepares the skin for better absorption and penetration of nourishing ingredients. The products used will…

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A good daily skin care routine takes consistency

I never really had a skin care routine until I started working at Skin Thereapease. Yeah I washed my face, spot treated the pimples, and moisturized when my skin felt dry. Until recently, that was my form of skin care and it was working alright for me. After reading articles about skin care a couple…

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Patricia Scherven

At Skin Therapease we prefer to describe a functional skin care specialist as one that considers the whole person, inside and out with regards to their skin. Our main interest is the face, which often includes the shoulders, neck, décolleté and back.   We recognize that the skin’s health is affected by various circumstances or…

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So often clients ask about probiotics and prebiotics at our skin care clinic especially since we address the diet and digestion with regards to skin health…..here you have it! Probiotics are the good bacteria that help keep our digestive system healthy by controlling growth of harmful bacteria. Probiotics are live bacteria needed and beneficial for…

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A BBL(board band light) also, referred to as IPL(intensed pulse light) is most beneficial for nearly all Fitz Patrick skin types I-III especially with aging skin and reddness. Conditions that can be treated with BBl ~ ⦁ Sun damage/Age spots ⦁ Rosacea ⦁ Melasma ⦁ expanded capillaires and veins How does the BBl work? The…

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At Skin Therapease we refer to a facial as a treatment. The purpose of a facial treatment is to promote skin health and maintenance. The clinical facial begins with a health history questionnaire so that we can collect pertinent information regarding anything that may affect the skin’s health including; diet, habits, lifestyle, exercise, sensitivities, medications,…

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Everyone is born with a skin type that is determined by genetics and ethnicity. Skin types are based on how much oil is produced in the follicle. The four types are dry, combination, oily, and normal. No matter what type of skin we have we must take care of it. A proper regimen will consist…

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When we reach our 20s, our skin begins to age. As it is our largest organ, we want to keep it as healthy and happy in the process as we can

We all know that smoking is bad for our health and can increase your risk for lung cancer and cardiovascular disease, but many smokers do not realize the impact they are having on their skin. For beautiful glowing skin the best advice is to stop smoking! Smoking effects the whole body by releasing toxins and…

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Courtney Mithaugen

What should I be asking my esthetician? • Where did you get your training and experience? • What is my skin type? Do I have any skin conditions? • What products work best with my skin type and condition? • Are there any side effects from the treatment I am receiving today? • Will the…

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