There is a very important reason to drink more water and eat more fats.... and use your hydrating serum and moisturizer: Impaired Enzyme Activity. "Impaired Enzyme Activity is the new terminology for DEHYDRATION. When skin is dehydrated it there is no "enzyme activity". Without enzyme activity, nothing happens. Enzymatic and chemical activity in the skin happen in the presence of a water based gel or substance like NMFs or GAGs. Without NMFs or GAGs no enzyme activity will oc
I had an awesome client experience recently that solidified the connection of my nutritional therapy training to my skin therapy training. I think I blew my client’s mind! I know I was super excited about what we discovered. So you are probably wondering, “what does this even mean?”, “nutrition-based aesthetics”?
What it means is, seeing the skin conditions present on the skin, and being able to connect them to the internal issues that your client tells you about, or connect
This article is about the amazing melanocyte. The hope is for you to come away with a better understanding of how this cell works, and just how much work it actually does for you day in and day out. After hearing so much chatter about how sunscreen is not necessary and how dietary nutrients are all that are needed for sun protection, I decided to share the story of the miraculous melanocyte and let you decide if this cell is worth protecting more fiercely. LIFE OF THE MELANOC
It doesn't have to be complicated to care for your skin. You don't need all kinds of complicated routines and products. It's pretty simple.
The most important thing to remember is that the older you get, the more effort you do have to put into your skin care, and your whole body care. Things slow down as you get older, and you have to help yourself by making up the difference. But it can still be pretty simple. Let's break it down by age groups. Across the board, all age gr
1. Oxidative Stress
Oxidative stress leads to the loss of water soluble antioxidants and nutrients within the cell environs and membrane.
Oxidative stress is the first change that occurs in the skin after chronic or acute UV radiation (sunburn). It is the generation of the reactive oxygen species (ROS) of free radicals. UVR is only one of the many extrinsic factors that cause oxidative stress. There is also, pain, illness, cigarettes, medications, alcohol, heat, oxygen. Ch