Tag: Brown spots

Retin-A vs. Retinol

Posted on November 9th, by Helen in Obsessions, Products, Reviews, This vs That. 8 comments

Exfoliator smack down: Is Retin-A and Retinol the same?


5 Sunscreens for Fall

Posted on October 19th, by Helen in Obsessions, Products, Reviews. 9 comments

Want to always look ten years younger? Then daily sunscreen is non-negotiable.


Elure Skin Lightening

Posted on October 12th, by Helen in Blog, Products, Reviews. No Comments

Hyperpigmentation is notoriously difficult to treat, until now?


What to ask before getting a laser treatment

Posted on August 25th, by staff in Expert Tips, Treatments. 7 comments

Don’t get burnt. Many medi-spas operate without any regulatory body or professional supervision in many provinces.

How to erase age spots

Posted on June 19th, by staff in Uncategorized. No Comments

Calling all sun worshippers who apply the teeniest, tiniest slick of sunscreen to your face in the morning. If you want to look fresh-faced into your 30s, 40s and beyond, a little swipe of SPF isn’t going to be enough to ward off age spots, sadly. Even those who are sun care religious can see age spots creep up as time goes on. But heed our advice and tips for an anti aging, anti age spot routine and that early 20-something skin you’re lusting after could be yours again.

What’s in a name?
When it comes to age spots, a name can indicate any number of things. It can distinguish the difference between being sun-caused (“lentigines”) or age-induced (“seborrheic keratoses”); it can determine the diagnosis between being cancerous (“lentigo maligna”) or benign (liver spot); or it can simply be an interchangeable term–mole, freckle, birthmark, brown spot–used among friends to bemoan an inexplicable skin discolouration that has recently made an appearance on your skin.

The bottom line on age spots Regardless of what we call it, a trip to the dermatologist is in order if you find age spots your concerned about. “Before self-diagnosing it as just being a brown spot, or choosing to go a spa and self-treat with a bleaching treatment, it is so important to get a … Read More »

How to get Gorgeous Wedding Day Skin

Posted on November 30th, by Helen in Uncategorized. 5 comments

Dr. Lisa Kellett, owner of Toronto’s DLK on Avenue, is quite simply the best when it comes to skincare. She’s my go-to-guru for perfect skin. She always prescribes just the right treatment and product to put my skin in fighting form. Two days before my wedding, I had an Oxygen Facial at DLK (Madonna is said to be a huge fan of them) and I can tell you my skin never looked better as I walked down the aisle. I recently nabbed a few minutes with Dr. Kellett to chat pre-wedding skin issues—here’s her sage and savvy advice.

1.What is the number one skin concern you hear from brides?
“Acne! Adult acne in women is quite common in general and especially with the stress of an upcoming wedding many brides do suffer from acne.”

2. Solution(s) to adult acne?
“There are many treatments available to treat acne depending on the severity, patient characteristics and time line. One of the most important first steps is to use proper daily home care. This means starting with a gentle, non-foaming exfoliating cleanser once to twice a day. A benzoyl peroxide in a gel moisturizer is a solid mainstay for acne treatment as it … Read More »