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In our last blog post, we explored a few of the ways that not getting enough sleep can wreak havoc on your skin. Here are a few more ways your can save your skin while you hide beneath the covers. Your sheets may be damaging your skin If the sheets you sleep on are low thread count and are rough to the touch, they could be causing your complexion trouble. Rough fabrics don’t provide the slip your skin needs to move about freely over the pillow as you toss and turn throughout the night. They can also pull your skin...

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In the dead of winter, it can be easy to want to curl up under the blankets and hibernate. It turns out that this is great for your skin, too! Getting enough sleep is not only vital to your mind and body but also has a huge effect on your skin. Here are a few negative impacts your skin will feel if you do not have enough sleep. You deprive your brain, body and skin of nourishment Sleep is fundamental and provides nourishment to your brain, body and skin. When you don’t get enough of it, you deprive each of...

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Winter, especially winter in Alberta, is incredibly hard on the skin. Between the dryness and the extreme cold, it’s difficult to make it through without feeling like your skin is angry with you. However, there are things you can do to help make sure you and your skin make it through the frigid months unscathed. Add humidity Alberta air is incredibly dry in the winter, and so is indoor heating. Your skin is often the first to show this lack of moisture: cracked lips and cuticle beds, tight skin on the face, and a whole lot of unattractive dullness. Adding...

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Skin care is something many people take for granted, often with great pride. It can seem like a high-maintenance luxury that people don’t have the time or inclination for. But, like any other form of self-care, it’s actually more of a necessity than a indulgence. Here are three reasons why you should make time for a skin care routine. It keeps you healthy Skin does more than just keep you from looking scary as you walk around the world. It is our largest organ and it does plenty of work to help keep you safe and healthy. Our skin assists...

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Following our blog post on 5 bad skin habits that can wreak havoc on your skin, here is a follow-up post with five good habits to keep your skin healthy and bright. Drink plenty of water Drinking lots of water is not only good for your skin, but it is also a key habit for maintaining your overall health. The cells in our body are mostly made up of water and keeping them hydrated is integral to your physiological balance. One study explored the relationship between the skin-hydrating effect of drinking plenty of water. In the study, healthy women were...

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