What is Hyperpigmentation?

What is Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is the appearance of uneven color on the skin. Freckles, sun spots, discolouration caused by scarring, and melasma (the mask of pregnancy) are all common examples of hyperpigmentation. 
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May 10, 2021 — Kimiko Foster
Tags: Skin Health
Gua Sha & Facial Massage

Gua Sha & Facial Massage

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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March 01, 2021 — Kimiko Foster
Top 5 Tips for Healthy Winter Skin

Top 5 Tips for Healthy Winter Skin

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...

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December 18, 2020 — Sarah Higgins
Tags: Skin Health
Exfoliation - When & Why

Exfoliation - When & Why

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. 

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November 10, 2020 — Kimiko Foster
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

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