• 3 Most Effective Ingredients for Redness, Irritation, Inflammation & Soothing | For ALL Skin Types
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    3 Most Effective Ingredients for Redness, Irritation, Inflammation & Soothing | For ALL Skin Types

    Hi beauties, welcome back! It’s your host, Rowena. Felicia will be back very soon! So in today’s video, we’re going to be talking about our most loved, most prized ‘apple of our eye’ type ingredients for red, irritated, and inflamed skin. With many other ingredients, they’re either too harsh to use every day or they shouldn’t be used at certain times or they shouldn’t be mixed with other ingredients. Etc. Etc. But the three ingredients we’re going to be discussing today are like the Avengers coming to save your world! The products we’ll be suggesting are some of our all-time faves. Let’s make #ATF a thing: All-Time Faves. But we’re…

  • Dry Skin – Treatment Options (How do Moisturizers Work?)
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    Dry Skin – Treatment Options (How do Moisturizers Work?)

    We can either use moisturizers that block the water loss of the skin such as petroleum jelly-it stops evaporation. We can use various creams and lotions that have substances in them that suck water from the air or from the lower part of the skin called humectants. We can also use these newer medications, newer topicals that have fats built into them called ceramides. Ceramides are one of the componenets of the fats that are required for the water-proofing of the skin. These fats are cholesterol, free fatty acids, and ceramides. It’s been shown that you can repair the barrier dysfunction by adding ceramides onto the skin. Other things to…

  • How to choose the best moisturizer
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    How to choose the best moisturizer

    As the head of dermatology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Dr. Neil Shear gets asked one particular question a lot: what’s the best moisturizer? Moisturization is important for almost every skin disease and in many of the diseases it’s either caused by an inability to hold moisture in the skin or it’s part of the disease and you’re losing moisture and we are trying to replace that. He says poor moisturization can actually affect a host of skin problems, ranging from eczema, psoriasis, acne and itchiness. Luckily, Dr. Shear says there is good news to report. I tell patients now everyday: we had theory, we had science and now we…

  • Beauty Edu: Ceramides In Skincare
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    Beauty Edu: Ceramides In Skincare

    Hi everybody, so today’s video come by way of Facebook. I got a question from Christopher Ok and I’m like, okay Christopher! That is the BEST NAME EVER!!! I wish my name was Trina Alright! Woah, er, I don’t know where that came from. Anyway! He asked a question about tallow CLA and ceramides. Because I didn’t know a lot about ceramides and I wanted to learn more, I said… I will make that a topic of a video. What is a ceramide? They are a family! Awwwh! A family of waxy lipid molecules. Lipids are fats and oils that are found in the body. They look a little something…