Our Top Essential Oil Contenders For Aging Gracefully

Our Top Essential Oil Contenders For Aging Gracefully

Essential oils represent a large field of plant medicine as they have therapeutic benefits for creating lasting regenerative effects on the skin. We choose to avoid the term "anti-aging" because aging is natural and inevitable, so instead, we use positive terminology to encourage acceptance and to honor aging. High-quality oils can do wonders to help the skin's elasticity, health and overall appearance. Here we have listed essential oils that help combat the effects of free radicals!

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October 16, 2020 — Avery Knechtel
Tags: Skin Health
How to choose a natural serum for your skin

How to choose a natural serum for your skin

Serums are popular skincare products known for their potency and power to deliver essential vitamins and nutrients deep into the tissue and deliver specific results. Most serums are made up of plant extracts while Miiko Skin Co serums focus on using the whole plant constituents. If you are in the market for a serum or high-quality moisturizer for your face it is extremely beneficial to know these things ahead of time.

 

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October 14, 2020 — Sarah Higgins
FAQ: Natural Face Serums

FAQ: Natural Face Serums

So what exactly is a serum, and what can it do for your face? We've taken our most commonly asked questions from customers like you, had a Miiko research party, and break it all down in this blog!

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October 14, 2020 — Sarah Higgins
Types of acne, stages and severity

Types of acne, stages and severity

Often people who are experiencing acne or recurring breakouts have tried a number of different products without success. Before switching to any new product or “miracle ingredient” we recommended spending some time looking at your acne and attempting to classify it. Differentiating between the types of acne is one of the most helpful steps to treating your acne treatment.

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September 23, 2020 — Kimiko Foster
Tags: Skin Health
When is it OK to Pick Acne?

When is it OK to Pick Acne?

Picking pimples and popping zits is probably just as common as experiencing acne itself. It is SO hard to resist the hopeful satisfaction of a popped pimple. 

Here are some helpful tips to think about if you are trying to minimize breakouts and stop picking your acne. 

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September 23, 2020 — Kimiko Foster
Tags: Skin Health
mask adjusting glasses while wearing a cotton face mask

How do I take care of my skin with a face mask?

Face masks have become part of our culture and daily lives. Unfortunately, for people who are already prone to skin sensitivities and breakouts, wearing a face covering can intensify these skin conditions. 

If you are experiencing changes to your skin during this time, you are not alone. The most important thing you can do is be gentle on your skin, and yourself!

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September 01, 2020 — Sarah Higgins
What is my Skin Type?

What is my Skin Type?

The first place to start when beginning a new skincare routine, is to determine your skin type and find products tailored to you. 

So how do I find out what my skin type is? We provide a quick & easy method to help you discover your skin type, and provide our favourite skin health tips!

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July 27, 2020 — Sarah Higgins
Tags: Skin Health
How do I Choose a Good Natural Sunscreen?

How do I Choose a Good Natural Sunscreen?

With an increased awareness of the effects of long-term sun exposure and UV damage to the skin the search for a good sunscreen has jumped dramatically in the last two decades. Thousands of sunscreen products are available in Canada; from daily anti-aging moisturizers to SPF 100+ water-proof aerosol sprays. But how many of us know how a sunscreen works? And why should we care?

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July 15, 2020 — Kimiko Foster
Tags: Skin Health
What is Sunscreen?

What is Sunscreen?

Sunscreen is most commonly understood to be a topical skin care product that helps protect the skin from sunburns. SPF (sun protection factor) is usually how we know we won’t get sunburnt. But what is sunscreen actually? 

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July 15, 2020 — Kimiko Foster
Tags: Skin Health
Four Pillars to Skincare

Four Pillars to Skincare

At Miiko Skin Co, our primary focus is on the health of the skin barrier (the epidermis) and building healthy tissue that will support you throughout your lifetime. Understanding the purpose of the skin barrier and the components that break it down is how we developed our four pillars to skincare.
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May 08, 2020 — Kimiko Foster
Hand Care & Repair

Hand Care & Repair

Have you noticed your hands are feeling dryer from frequent handwashing and hand sanitizer? Us too! 

Washing your hands and following the government's recommendations for self-isolation and hygiene are the number one priority right now. So, if your hands have been feeling extra sore lately, we wanted to share some care and repair tips that you can do at home!

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March 27, 2020 — Sarah Higgins
Tags: Skin Health
Gua Sha & Jade Rollers: Lymphatic Drainage for the Face

Gua Sha & Jade Rollers: Lymphatic Drainage for the Face

Gua Sha and Jade Rollers are becoming increasingly more popular in the natural skincare industry for their purpose of massaging facial lymph. 

Lymphatic massage around the face is great for promoting circulation to the tissues and reduce puffiness. Tools such as Gua Sha, Jade Rollers, or even hand massage are great for facial lymphatic massage.

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January 29, 2020 — Kimiko Foster