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Tips on how to get rid of acne scars

Tips on how to get rid of acne scars

by Nicole Mandallaz acne, blog, scars, tips Leave a comment

Tips on how to get rid of acne scars

This can be a complicated topic as there are different types of scars post acne that require different ways to correct, and also involves the lengthy topic of wound healing.  But for the most part, in general, all acne scars can be improved with some basic things.

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Stress and the effects on the skin

Stress and the effects on the skin

by Nicole Mandallaz acne, chapped skin, dry skin, eczema, rashes, ski, stress, stress effects on the skin Leave a comment

Stress and the effects on the skin

Ok, so this post is particularly personal, as managing stress has always been a challenge for me.  I know this is common, as I have also seen the detrimental effects of long term stress in the skin of so many clients. I can definitely relate, as I know stress has been my personal largest aging factor. 

stressed man

Besides UV damage and diet, stress is one of the major causes of aging and inflammation in the skin and the body.  

Skin is the primary sensing organ for external stressors, like heat, cold, pain, and tension, so it makes sense that stress would have such an impact on it.  Let's see further why and what we can do about it, shall we.  Let's all take a deep cleansing breath and read further...

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Skincare While Wearing a Mask

Skincare While Wearing a Mask

by Nicole Mandallaz #clearskincare, acne, acne causes, mask, maskne 2 comments

Skincare While Wearing a Mask

There is no better time to address the dreaded issue of "maskne" (acne caused by mask wearing), than the one day of the year we normally enjoy wearing a mask when it's not a pandemic, Halloween!!! 

So of course, as your skin and acne expert, I have all the details on the main causes of maskne and what we can do to help fix and prevent it from happening.  Let's look further...

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Common Face Washing Mistakes

Common Face Washing Mistakes

by Nicole Mandallaz #clearskincare, acne, acne causes, aging, face wash, facewash, makeup wipes, mistakes, oil, skin mistakes Leave a comment

Common Face Washing Mistakes

  Most of you know and hear over and over again in magazines, blogs and from your estheticians that you should be washing your face before bed.  Not washing your face at night is the biggest mistake you can make for your skin besides not wearing SPF.  All the aging pollution particles, makeup and built up sebum from the day in your pores mix together by the end of the day into a not so refreshing cocktail in your pores.  Your skin regenerates and heals itself to repair from the damage of the day, so washing at night is so important.

  But did you know that there are also many face washing mistakes that can lead to an impaired barrier or even cause breakouts too?  Lets look further into the top 3...

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Skincare Routine for Acne and Hyperpigmentation

Skincare Routine for Acne and Hyperpigmentation

by Nicole Mandallaz acne, brightening, clear age, for acne and hyperpigmentation, hyperpigmentation, routine, skincare Leave a comment

Skincare Routine for Acne and Hyperpigmentation

If you have both acne and hyperpigmentation (sun spots, acne scars or hormonal), it can feel daunting to see results from the skincare you use at home, but there are products, ingredients and ways to help that do and will create visible results leading to clearer and more even toned skin.

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Vegans, vegetarians or allergic to fish and seafood?  You need this...

Vegans, vegetarians or allergic to fish and seafood? You need this...

by Nicole Mandallaz acne, acne causes, omega-3, skin supplements, supllements Leave a comment

Vegans, vegetarians or allergic to fish and seafood? You need this...

A month or so ago, I posted on the extreme importance of Omega-3's for our skin and overall health in my post “lets talk about why we need fish oil, vegans please don’t hate me” : https://www.metaskinstudio.com/blogs/news/lets-talk-about-why-we-need-fish-oil

Well vegans, need no longer hate me anymore LOL.  While most people eating a standard western diet are omega-3 difficient, vegans and vegetarians are particularly lacking and this poses issues when helping them with their skin.  Well, I have found a solution! 

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