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Benefits of Coconut Oil On the Skin

Benefits of Coconut Oil On the Skin

by Nicole Mandallaz blog, Coconut Oil, comedogenic ingredients Leave a comment

Benefits of Coconut Oil On the Skin

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).

But that doesn't mean that I hate all things coconut oil, or find that all of it's uses are bad for the skin.  Coconut oil has many benefits to the skin, but they may just not be in the way you'd think or often read about.  

Let me explain further...

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The Proper Order of Your Skincare Routine

The Proper Order of Your Skincare Routine

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The Proper Order of Your Skincare Routine

AAAHHH yes... the oh so common question "what order do I use these?", "is it ok to put this on first?."
It may seem so simple, but when I need a client to use multiple serums per day to achieve the results we're aiming for, the proper order of all your skincare products can seem like a lot, and be overwhelming for a lot of clients and people in general.

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The Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid in Skincare

The Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid in Skincare

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Lets start with...what is it exactly?

    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.

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Can Face Oil Replace Moisturizer?

Can Face Oil Replace Moisturizer?

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Can Face Oil Replace Moisturizer?

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.  

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With that said....NO, it is not good for the skin to use a face oil or balm instead of moisturizer.  Here's why...

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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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Why is Vitamin C Good for Your Skin?

Why is Vitamin C Good for Your Skin?

by Nicole Mandallaz Antiox-C, blog, Vitamin C, why is vit c good for the skin Leave a comment

Why is Vitamin C Good For Your Skin?

  Many people are familiar with the overall immune boosting benefits of Vitamin C, and some know it's good for the skin, but most don't understand how or why Vitamin C is so beneficial for the skin inside and out.

Role of Vitamin C in the Body

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  Vitamin C is a micro nutrient our body needs that it can only synthesize through outside sources (food, supplements and topical application).  It's critical for the growth and repair of tissues in every part of the body, and forms an important protein used to make and repair skin, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels.  It is also required for wound healing and the formation of scar tissue.

 

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