Does Stress Cause Acne?

Have you ever noticed that as soon as you have an important event coming up, such as a job interview, a big test, or a family reunion, your skin starts to break out? Just your luck, right? Well, there is more going on here than just bad luck. When you feel stressed out, chemical changes … Continue reading

January 5, 2019 Uncategorized

What Are Occlusives?

Occlusives are a type of moisturizing agent that work by forming a protective coating on the surface of your skin. They are usually oily or waxy. Think of occlusives as “Saran Wrap” for your skin. In the same way plastic wrap forms a barrier between your food and the outside environment, occlusives prevents harmful particles … Continue reading

December 28, 2018 Eczema/Dry Skin

What Is Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL)?

Proper hydration is crucial for healthy skin. As the name suggests, transepidermal water loss (TEWL) refers to the evaporation of water through the epidermis, or outer layer, of your skin. (TEWL is pronounced “TOOL” )  When TEWL is high, your skin becomes dry, itchy, and often irritated. People with atopic dermatitis (eczema), contact dermatitis, psoriasis, … Continue reading

December 20, 2018 Eczema/Dry Skin

Skin Care Gift Ideas for 2018

Shopping for the skin care fanatic on your list just got a whole lot easier! We’ve put together a list of the top skin care and beauty gift ideas for 2018 that the ladies and gentlemen on your holiday shopping list are sure to love. 1. Cleansing Brush There are lots of different cleansing brushes … Continue reading

December 19, 2018 Beauty, Skincare

Best Moisturizer for DSNW Baumann Skin Type®

Baumann Skin Type DSNW® is one of the more challenging skin types, since it has several different characteristics that need to be addressed in your skin care regimen. The DSNW skin type is characterized by dryness, sensitivity, non-pigmentation, and wrinkles. This skin type has an impaired barrier, so using the proper barrier repair moisturizer is crucial, … Continue reading

December 3, 2018 Eczema/Dry Skin