I'm always preaching against using coconut oil on your face because of it's super comedogenic properties, and the issue of heavy oil use disturbing the skin's natural moisture barrier (you can read my previous blog post here: "Can Face Oil Replace Moisturizer" if you want to learn more about that).
Let me explain further...Read The Story
Hyaluronic acid is a key substance that is naturally produced by our body, which has a unique ability to bind and retain water molecules. It is most abundantly found in our skin, but also importantly exists in other parts of our body like in our body fluids, joints and eyes.Read The Story
Face oils and oil based "balm" moisturizers are SO popular these days due to the glowy dew they instantly give to the skin and lovely nourishing FEELING they have when applied.
With that said....NO, it is not good for the skin to use a face oil or balm instead of moisturizer. Here's why...Read The Story
So many clients I've seen over the years say "I wear sunscreen religiously in summer when it's sunny out, but not if it's cold and overcast".
Once I had a young woman in her early 20s from Vancouver, Canada who's boyfriend brought her for her first facial. She was wondering about a new dark and mishapen mole she had show up on her nose that would also scab over and bleed often. She said it had also grown rapidly in the last few months from a tiny speck to a more visible spot(why her boyfriend bought her the facial actually thinking I could get rid of it.
I legally couldn't tell her outright it was skin cancer since I'm not a physician,Read The Story
Cold weather affects our skin's natural moisture barrier causing more dryness and sensitivity than normal. Between our skin defending itself from the outside cold elements (chill factor and wind), the constant heat indoors, and serious dry air, we frequently deal with issues like sensitized dry, and even chapped skin. This is from the air leaching out the water content from our skin, also called "trans-epidermal water loss".
Beyond its damage to the skin, some sun is good for our overall immune system and our skin is one of the main ways our bodies synthesize vitamin D.Read The Story