Saving Face

Saving Face:
Perioral Dermatitis

We get a lot of skin questions sent to us at Beauty Heroes, sometimes accompanied with pictures and pleas for help. We always respond with product recommendations, and often a warning; skin conditions are rarely solved by just putting something ON your skin. Diet, hormones and lifestyle often underlie the most common skin concerns. In my personal experience, chronic skin conditions complex and triggered by a combination of factors. I battled cystic acne for 20 years and tried putting anything and everything on my skin to treat it before I discovered a major hormone imbalance, that once addressed, resolved my acne for good. Lately, we have been receiving questions about a skin condition that looks like a cross between eczema and acne around the mouth called Perioral Dermatitis. read more

Is Your Spa Walking The Talk?

A spa is a sacred space. It is a destination for health, restoration, celebration and moments of peace. Over the course of a 17 year career as a Spa Director, I also began to appreciate spa as a lifestyle, one … Continuedread more

Return To Nature: Seasonal Skincare

While seasonal skincare is not a new concept, we seem to be embracing it more than ever. Perhaps its a sign of our collective ‘return to nature.’ Indeed, as something becomes scarcer, it also becomes more valuable and celebrated. As we have evolved to spend less time amidst nature, we are seeking new ways to reconnect to it, and one way is through how we care for our skin. Just as fruits and vegetables are seasonally appropriate, so is our skincare. When we tune in to the natural rhythms of nature, and how our body responds to these shifts, we should adjust our skincare routine accordingly. Ask yourself, ‘how does my skin feel now?’ and ‘what is my skin craving’? If you listen closely, your skin will communicate exactly what it needs.read more

The Secret’s in the Steam

Ever since I was a young girl, I saw skincare as a healer in my life. The scents, the textures, the rituals. Something about a beauty “routine” made me feel good, inside and out. Creams, oils, and masks were responsible … Continuedread more

Should You Swap
Your Moisturizer
For Face Oils?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past two years, face oils are still en vogue. In the winter, they are the beauty equivalent to a cozy cashmere sweater. In the spring, they can feel as light as silk against the skin. So why do some folks still hold dear to their phobia of oils? Partly because of the myths surrounding oils. Julie Elliott, founder of In Fiore, helps debunk three commonly heard fallacies of using a face oil…..read more

How Meditation
Benefits Your Skin

Skin is a fantastic communicator that often reveals our unspoken emotions to the world. Our faces turn pink with embarrassment or white with fear. Complexions can appear sallow, dry or as if aged overnight, especially during difficult times. Meditation addresses the underlying issues that create skin problems in the first place. An emerging field of research called psychodermatology studies the interaction between mind and skin, looking at the effects of emotions on the skin as well as disorders that have skin manifestations. By bridging the gap between our emotional and mental states with our overall health, meditation has many benefits. read more

The Best Ingredients to Detox Your Skin

Isn’t washing your face every day a detox program for your skin? Well, yes – but it’s not everything. Removing make-up and residue from the surface of skin is an important step in helping allow skin to naturally detox through your pores and prevent blemishes. Just as in a body detox, ingredients that clear the path and support your skin’s natural cleansing mechanisms – by physically removing debris from the surface and boosting circulation to stimulate removal of waste from tissues and cell regeneration – are worth incorporating into your everyday routines. read more

6 Reasons To Do a Beauty Cabinet Detox

There’s a lot of talk these days about the toxic ingredients in beauty and skin care products – those nasties that are simply not good for you and have no place in a healthy lifestyle. While you may have the best of intentions to clean up your beauty act, it takes a little know-how and effort. The truth is, yes, it does take a minute to evaluate what you already have – but it’s not that much time and it’s so worth it. Here’s why: read more

Play List: Drink Your Superpowers

No matter how healthy the ingredients we apply on the outside, it’s what we put inside in terms of nutrition that makes for gorgeous skin and a bright outlook. New powders, drinks and teas formulated with collagen-boosting, circulation-enhancing and glow-getting vitamins and minerals help keep your skin well-nourished, your system energized and your mind calm. read more

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