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This time of year it's critical to keep your skin hydrated.

Drink plenty of water to offset the dehydration winter weather and indoor heat creates. Drinking alcohol, caffeinated beverages, and some medications (especially antihistamines) dehydrate your skin further.

Immediately after cleansing your face, apply a few drops of Hyaluronic hydration serum. Hyaluronic holds 1000 times its molecular weight in water, and hydrates skin from the outside-in plumping up the tissue and smoothing fine lines and crepey-ness! Follow with an appropriate moisturizer to hold the hydration in and protect your skin's acid mantle.

Don't forget to moisturize your...

Why use Skinplicity brand Cosmeceuticals?

Skinplicity's cosmeceuticals are custom-formulated in the US, (including NC), Canada, Belgium, and Germany, backed by science according to my requirements to exceed the industry standards for quality, safety, potency, and value.

You're not paying for fancy packaging, but the contents are some of the very best available anywhere. All my products are formulated in FDA-regulated, CGMP labs (CGMP refers to the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations enforced by the FDA). No fillers, unhealthy preservatives, or xenoestrogenic chemicals.

Here are some of the exclusive Skinplicity products you cannot get anywhere else: 

Oil-soluble Vitamin C. At the 10%...

Gut Health and Your Skin

The gut and skin are both complex immune and neuroendocrine (of, relating to, or being a hormonal substance that influences the activity of nerves) organs, and each has a community of microbes that governs the physiology of their local surroundings. 

A 3-directional communication among the brain, skin, and gut, along with influences from the immune and endocrine systems, has been identified, although not fully understood. Pathology of the gastrointestinal tract and diet have been shown to influence skin health. Many skin conditions have been linked to  gastrointestinal inflammation, including rosacea, psoriasis, and acne. Skin...

ACTINIC KERATOSIS (A Precancerous Condition)

Let me preface this article by saying I see tons of "AKs" all the time. They can show up almost overnight, and can be a 'pay-back' from years of excess sun exposure. You might not have any, and at some point they seem to pop-up all over the place. On visual inspection, new lesions may look like little starbursts of broken capillaries.

They seem especially common on the nose, cheeks, and perimeter of the face (maybe, you're not applying adequate sunscreen there?). Many times I will examine them under my Dermlite Dermatoscope which has...

Endocrine Disruptors

The endocrine system consists of hormone-producing glands as well as receptors that enable organs and tissues throughout the body to respond to these hormones. The endocrine system helps regulate important bodily functions, including growth anddevelopment, metabolism, and reproduction.  

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that interfere with the body’s endocrine system by disrupting hormone balance in the body and mimicking the effects of certain hormones. Normally, hormones bind to receptors in the body in order to elicit an appropriate response. When harmful endocrine-disrupting chemicals bind to hormone receptors instead, it can be harmful to organ systems and...

Endocrine Disruptors In Bras & Athletic Wear!

When shopping for water bottles, food storage containers, and cookware, many check the label to make sure these items are BPA-free. But new research shows you might want to pay closer attention to BPA levels in other goods, including workout clothes. 

The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) sent legal notices to 14 athletic wear brands after testing revealed some of their clothing items — sports bras and athletic shirts — could be exposing wearers to high levels of BPA, it said last week in a press release. Specifically, the clothes may expose people to up...

What are Ceramides ?

Ceramides occur naturally within the body and are one of nine lipids that are present in the epidermis of the skin, the uppermost layers of the skin. Lipids are a group of substances which naturally occur in your skin that sometimes become deficient and need to be replaced.

Ceramides are actually part of a subgroup of lipids called sphingolipids. Ceramides act similarly to mortar between bricks, they help to seal in moisture in the uppermost layers of the skin. This is incredibly important to the health of the skin as they are part of the...

SUGAR AGES YOUR SKIN (GLYCATION) - The Not-So-Sweet Effects of Sugar

Skin Glycation and AGEs, and the steps you can take to prevent them, from prematurely aging and tearing-down the skin's structure.

In the realm of health, sugar’s stock value has dropped precipitously in the past decade. In addition to tooth decay, sugar - more than fat, now is  shouldering blame for the obesity epidemic and inflammation leading to systemic diseases.

Sugar increases the aging speed and degree to which skin looks and feels older via a process called glycation. Sugar molecules in food attach themselves to proteins in the body, such as collagen...


A special form of vitamin B3 called niacinamide is truly multifunctional and a great active for your skin's health. It can build keratin, a type of protein that keeps your skin firm and healthy. It restores the skin's barrier. Niacinamide can help your skin grow an improved ceramide (lipid) barrier, which helps retain  moisture and increase the suppleness of the skin. Niacinamide is beneficial for all skin types, especially so if you have eczema, acne, rosacea or mature skin.

Increases Cellular Immunity
Niacinamide builds the immunity of your skin.There are immunity-stimulating cells in your...

Scary Sunscreens

A number of top brand sunscreen products risk causing cancer if they're left on a shelf for too long, a recent clinical study finds, revealing they release toxic chemicals over time.

Scientists from France and the US studied a number of randomly selected brand name sunscreen products containing sun filter' chemical octocrylene. Octocrylene is a common ingredient of sunscreens as it absorbs UVB radiation, which is responsible for sunburn and skin cancer, but is controversial as it is a potential allergen and isn't biodegradable. It is already banned in a number of places.