My Best Winter Beauty Secret Ever

Do you find the winter months difficult?  Up here in Canada, where the winters can be dark and cold for months on end, staying warm and feeling amazing can be challenging.  We are naturally in a hibernation mode, so nothing feels quite as right as curling up on the...

Does the ketogenic diet clear acne?

Does the ketogenic diet help or aggravate acne? The ketogenic diet is quickly becoming a popular diet to help balance hormones, normalize insulin levels and heal PCOS.  But does it help or aggravate acne?  This is a question I am asked often because the results of the...

An unhealthy gut = acne.

Do you experience bloating, gas, diarrhea or constipation?  Does your stomach sometimes bother you?  If so, chances are that your unhappy gut may be contributing to your acne. For decades naturopathic doctors have associated many health issues with a cantankerous gut,...

The Clear Skin Healing Crisis

Have you ever experienced the following scenario?  You are eating healthier than ever before, taking all the right supplements and getting some really good guidance.   You feel as though your skin is going to clear right up.  And then – it gets worse.  What gives?...

Will your acne get worse before it gets better?

One of my pet peeves is when someone starts a new, expensive skincare regime and is told that their skin may detox, or get worse, before it gets better.  Ummm….no.  When your skin gets worse, it means that inflammation is increasing on your skin and in your body.  And...

Acne and Hyper-pigmentation

Acne.  It's bad enough that you have a red, swollen pulsating sore on your face.  But it's really adding insult to injury when the blemish FINALLY clears up only to leave an unsightly mark on your skin.  And those marks don't go away easily.  That, my friend, is...

How to get clear skin for the holidays.

It's coming.  The nights are getting longer, the air is getting crisper, Halloween is over - and the holidays are just around the corner!  This is such a busy time of year for so many of us.  Lots of parties, family get-togethers and social events.  And wouldn't it be...

Avoid Acne this Halloween!

Halloween is one of my favorite times of year.  I love getting dressed up, decorating my house and watching the kids in my neighbourhood totally freak out.  But there is a dark side to Halloween, especially for those of us that suffer with acne.  Between costume...

Acne and Emotional Repression

FYI - the video is better than the blog.  LOL.  Scroll down.  Or continue reading. Emotional repression and acne - a terrifying topic for me because it is very personal.  But it is also real science. There is a proven connection between our minds, our emotions and our...

What to do when a zit pops up.

It happens to all of us.  Zits pop up.   And even though the only way to get rid of acne for good is to treat it from the inside out, it is necessary to know how to deal with zits so that they heal faster, you don't get scarring, and your skin’s moisture barrier...

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