Tag: Freckles

Does Pollution Age Your Skin?

Posted on June 9th, by Samantha in Skincare, Treatments. No Comments

A new scientific study!

Brown Spots Removal

Review: the Ruby Laser

Vitamin C serum

Posted on October 23rd, by Helen in Obsessions, Products, Skincare. 10 comments

Review: My brightening potion.

Allergic to retinol?

Posted on April 1st, by staff in Dermatological Advice, Products, Skincare. 1 Comment

How to use them correctly

I got 5 photofacials

Posted on January 4th, by staff in I tried it!, Treatments. No Comments

How Brandi Gagnon saved her skin.

My Photofacial Review

Posted on November 19th, by Helen in Blog, I tried it!, Treatments. No Comments

See spots run! Helen reviews the Intense Pulsed Light foto facial, in-depth.

Skin Benefits of Nuts and Fruit

Posted on November 16th, by Helen in Diet. 16 comments

Snack your way to better skin with these dynamic duo recipes.

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.

Green tea for skin

Posted on October 13th, by Helen in Blog, Diet. 5 comments

The skin benefits of green tea.

Elure Skin Lightening

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

Hyperpigmentation is notoriously difficult to treat, until now?

Ditch These After Age 25

Posted on September 20th, by staff in Dermatological Advice, Products, Skincare. No Comments

Start treating your skin like an adult by tossing 4 youthful products that may be doing more harm than help.

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 »

Working with skin discolourations

Posted on July 10th, by staff in Uncategorized. 5 comments

Few people understand the psychological impact skin discolouration can have – especially during the turbulent teen years. Dark spots or mottled skin tone can cause men and women to feel insecure about their looks and subsequently avoid social situations. There are even stories
about people who felt so embarrassed by their skin that they refused to leave their apartments. This skin disorders can leave big psychological scars.

Thankfully, beauty experts often play a critical role in helping those suffering with skin discoloration feel better about themselves through camouflage makeup techniques. A compassionate staff associate can demonstrate quick solutions in a very sensitive manner.  Dermatologist Dr. Lisa Kellett gives us some up-to-date information regarding skin discolorations.

Cosmetics: What is the medical term for skin discoloration of the skin around the face?

Dr. Lisa Kellett: The two more common causes of discoloration on the face are post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) and melasma. PIH is caused by trauma to the skin which results in the stimulation of the release of pigment and subsequent darkening of the skin. Melasma is pigmentation of the skin related to hormones and sunlight.

Cosmetics: How common is this condition?

Dr. Lisa Kellett: Both disorders are quite common, with melasma more common in women using oral contraception or those who are pregnant.

Cosmetics: How do clients react when they come and see you with this disorder?

Dr. … Read More »