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Oxidative stress occurs when an oxygen molecule splits into single atoms with unpaired electrons, which are called free radicals. ... Electrons like to be in pairs, so these atoms, called free radicals, scavenge the body to seek out other electrons so they can become a pair. This causes damage to cells, proteins and DNA.
Free radicals are toxic byproducts of oxygen metabolism that can cause significant damage to living cells and tissues in a process called "oxidative stress." There are a variety of factors that can cause the skin to...


1. We treat the whole person.

Physical, mental, and emotional issues can effect the skin. Holistic practitioners are trained in acknowledging the connection between the physical, emotional and sometimes the spiritual parts of each person. We take into account lifestyle, social influences and environmental factors that impact your skin, based on everyday life, and overall health. 

2. We seek out the root cause of many skin conditions.

Clients are fed up with being treated symptomatically, while the root cause of their skin conditions remains untouched. Integrative providers support the client and investigate every aspect of their life that may be negatively...


I often get requests for special -or- richer nighttime moisturizers. Being so thin, the epidermis can only absorb so much, and the remainder of any product that is heavily applied, only sits on the surface of the skin.

If you think of the epidermis as a cup, you can only fill it so full. Consider why you are prescribed a careful homecare regimen. Once you apply your hydrator, serums, .Vitamin C, and finish with an appropriate moisturizer, your skin "cup" is 'full'.

The majority of all professional skincare actives (pharmacological quality, in high levels)...

Probiotics & Skin Health - Three Reasons You Need Topical Probiotics

1) Topical probiotics can protect skin in people who have acne and rosacea, bacteria and microorganisms on the skin are attacked by the body's immune system. This causes inflammation, redness, pimples, bumps, etc. When applied topically, probiotics skin care sits on the skin's surface and creates "bacterial interference". This "shield" helps protect the skin and interferes with the bacteria and microorganisms' ability to provoke an immune reaction. Probiotics for acne and rosacea can greatly reduce those skin concerns.

2) Topical probiotics for skin can kill bacteria. Antibiotics are often used in the treatment of acne...

Why Twice Daily Facial Cleansing is Necessary

Though you can't see it happening, every minute of the day we lose about 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells off the surface of our skin. 

So just in the time it took you to read this far, you've probably lost about 20,000 cells.

That's almost 9 pounds of cells every year!

Your outer body has its own microbiome. Skin is like a vast savanna populated with millions of different bacteria. They feed on the oils seeping from your pores, dead cells, bits of organic matter, and each other, (as well as protect you from invasive dangerous pathogens...

How Alcohol and Some Medications Can Affect Your Skin Negatively. Informative Articles.How Alcohol and Some Medications Can Affect Your Skin Negatively. Informative Articles.

Antidepressants Add 7 Years to the Face

Facial Muscles Relaxation Results In Skin Sagging      

Two studies show commonly prescribed antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs-Zoloft, Paxil, Valium and Xanax among them-cause internal damage that accelerates premature aging, increasing wrinkling and loosening skin.

Twins On Meds Age Faster
A study of twins' use of antidepressants such as Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft and Celexa was linked to appearing up to seven years older. Published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, doctors looked at identical twins because they are genetically programmed to age at exactly the same rate.

Results showed...

Tylenol: Helping or Hurting?

(Originally published on KellyBroganMD.com)
You know Tylenol can relieve a headache, but are you aware some feel it may cause other side effects, such as increased risk of death or heart toxicity?

Have you ever popped a Tylenol to push through that annoying headache and get on with your day? Most of us have. Each week, millions of Americans take one of the 600 medicines that contain acetaminophen, Tylenol's active ingredient, for various aches and pains.  Read more

Skin Science News-Briefs

  • Thinking about Micro-needling? Think again. If you are already dealing with any skin condition, why do you want to add another comorbid (unhealthy) therapy, when there are other skin conditions present which are hard to correct? Needles create artificial channels (punctures) in your skin creating more inflammation, more stimulation of hyperpigmentation, spread of infection and acne, and puts you at risk of forming granulomas and auto-immune reactions weeks or months later. If you are prone to scarring, why risk creating more? Making punctures in skin is an unnatural way of attempting to get products...

Do ANTI-AGING THERAPIES WORK? Weeding-out the Hype

“In 2017, women surveyed who said they routinely spend money on their appearance spend an average of $3,756 a year (or $313 a month), which adds up to $225,360 throughout their entire lifetime (ages 18-78). The survey also revealed that more than one-fourth of all appearance-related spending is on the face ($51,120), which is more than any other body part or area. Interestingly, the survey results indicated that people in their 30s on average spend more on facial moisturizer and anti-aging products than people in their 40s, 50s or 60s.”

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WHAT CAN BE DONE? (continued ...) Strengthen the tissue & supportive structures


  • Treat your neck like you do your face... Cleanse, Hydrate, Use Serums & Vitamins, Moisturize, and Protect from sun (sunscreen & antioxidant vitamins). Approximately 80% of skin aging is attributed to UV-exposure.
  • Get professional microcurrent treatments on a regular basis. Microcurrent is PROVEN SCIENCE, and will strengthen and help build muscle with regular use. Your professional can also recommend home-use devices which truly work.
  • Get professional LED (Low level laser light therapy/biophoto-modulation) treatments on a regular basis. LED is another PROVEN SCIENCE which will help build up the collagen and other structural...