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Your boss is unhappy with your performance. Your car needs repairs and the bills are starting to add up. Your latest client is driving you nuts with their demands. You’re feeling increasingly stressed out and it’s starting to show on your skin. Stress is toxic in your body, and here are a few symptoms you can see on your skin when you’re feeling stressed out. Acne flare ups If you break out before a big test or presentation at work, there is a good explanation why. There is a link between stress and acne, and it has to do with...

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  Preparing your skin for makeup When it comes time to applying makeup, most people think that it is all about the foundation, the mascara, the eyeliner or the brow pen. In reality, it is what lies under the make up that will leave your skin looking fresh and radiant. Here are some easy to follow steps to consider before getting dolled up in the morning. Choose the right cleanser for your skin Cleaning your skin with a cleanser that is right for your skin type is essential before applying any makeup. Whether you have dry, oily or combination skin,...

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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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