Out damn spot, out I say! Clearing acne on the back…or should we say BACNE

By Laura Neronha / February 11, 2014

Often referred to as “bacne” (!), acne affecting the back and chest respond to the same products used for the face. Because the skin on the body is thicker, it can tolerate stronger concentrations. Remember Pimples = Oil + Dead Skin + Bacteria + inflammation. To effectively banish blemishes, you need to address all four.…

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Just dark under eye circles or do you have raccoon genes?

By Laura Neronha / September 2, 2013

First, identify the kind of dark circle: Does it get better, then get worse? Does it stay the same color all the time? Does it have a yellowish undertone? Does it look like you have a black eye? With some purple and blue undertones? Is it accompanied by puffiness? All of the above??? Does it…

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Whole grain goodness? Or massive age accelerator?

By Laura Neronha / March 16, 2012

I see clients for skin care.  Facials, age-management, acne, and more often than not, clients have concerns about the texture, color and signs of aging. The root source of all aging is inflammation. Changes in skin texture, color and other signs of aging are caused by inflammation.  Changes that are visible on the skin often…

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Help! I’ve aged and I can’t grow up!

By Laura Neronha / February 4, 2012

EEK!  Just when I thought it was safe to look in the mirror again, there they were.  Little crinkly things around my eyes, OMG I think those are ~~WRINKLES! No, no, it must have been a trick of the light, or a smudge of leftover mascara. I’ll try making the “mirror face,” you know, the…

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