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.
The winter months are a tricky time for many of us when it comes to our skincare regimen and health. It's a time of extremes for our skin between cold wind and weather outside, and hot showers and turning up the heat indoors. Read on for our top tips to keep your skin hydrated, happy and healthy in the winter months...
Exfoliation is a helpful tool to support the skin in its natural skin cycle. It can play a large role in the treatment of acne, as well as helping to reduce fine lines attributed to aging.
There are many different types and techniques of exfoliation out there, and not all of them are good for your skin or the environment.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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?