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Oil, Water or Both?

Whether it’s an oil-based cleanser, a treatment serum, or a moisturizer, face oils are the new basics of skincare.read more

Achieving Eye Vitality:
22 Hero-Worthy Natural Actives

They say eyes are the windows to your soul, and we’ll take it a step further. We say eyes are the windows to your emotional and physical health. Wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles are just a few of the signs of stress, dehydration and lack of sufficient sleep (a lifestyle trifecta that usually works hand-in-hand).  That’s why finding an eye care Hero product is like winning the beauty lottery. While some might want to keep it simple and find one product that works for the face and the eyes, others search high and low for ‘the one’ eye cream for wrinkles. Make no mistake…a dedicated eye cream is essential. The skin around the eye contour is unique from any other area of the body and merits special consideration due to its unique makeup. read more

Oil and Water:
The Yin and Yang
of Skincare

When I think about how to be achieve super hydrated skin, images of water come to mind. Splashing my face in the morning, drinking my required 32 liters per day, even spritzing my skin with a refreshing hydrosol. What doesn’t come to my mind is oil. Oils deliver many important benefits to the skin, but they don’t penetrate into the deepest cellular layers the way water, or an emulsion that contains water as an ingredient, does. While oils are excellent to nourish and protect the top layer of our skin, lock in our natural moisture and prevent water from evaporating, oils do not actually hydrate. Only water can do this. But one needs the other, which is why oil and water are the two most fundamental ingredients for healthy skin. read more

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

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