What is your Lymphatic System?

What is your Lymphatic System?

Your lymphatic system is a bit tricky to explain. If you can imagine your circulatory system as a network of vessels that travel throughout your entire body delivering nutrients to your muscles, organs and more… your lymphatic system is the system that runs beside it, collecting back all the fluid and excess debris that the circulatory system didn’t reabsorb immediately. 
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March 01, 2021 — Kimiko Foster
Tags: Wellness
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
Black History Month Resources

Black History Month Resources

This is a list of resources we have collected after engaging and participating in first. We would like to recognize that these resources were mostly provided to us through the amazing team at Cicely Blain Consulting and Bakau Consulting. 

This list is in no way complete, but there are a lot of great starting points.

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February 11, 2021 — Kimiko Foster
Updated COVID-19 Policy

Updated COVID-19 Policy

Have a question about our refill program? Is Miiko Skin Co HQ open for regular retail hours? Find our most frequently asked questions here.
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February 02, 2021 — Sarah Higgins
Creating Sustainable Holiday Traditions

Creating Sustainable Holiday Traditions

Although this time of year can be filled with overconsumption and waste it is also a time of year filled with generosity and community. 

If you are wondering how you can move away from corporate Christmases and build meaningful traditions for you and your family for years to come, here are a few. (By the way, your family can be your pets, plants, friends, books, cyber communities and more). 

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December 18, 2020 — Kimiko Foster
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
Home Spa With Your Mama, This Mother's Day.

Home Spa With Your Mama, This Mother's Day.

We know this Mother's Day might look very different for a lot of people. It might not be possible to visit each other or go out for a special day. 

But we had a fun idea, make a zoom date with the nurturer in your life and have an at-home SPA with your Miiko Skin Co products! Pour a glass of wine, throw on a bathrobe, and spend some quality time with mom while nourishing your skin!

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May 08, 2020 — Sarah Higgins
Tags: Wellness
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
Helpful Resources During COVID-19

Helpful Resources During COVID-19

Our goal with this blog is to put together a compilation of resources that have helped us so far in a place where we can update it as it goes along. Please note we are definitely not experts, but hopefully we can point you in some good directions!
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April 14, 2020 — Kimiko Foster
“Avoid during pregnancy”… the laundry list

“Avoid during pregnancy”… the laundry list

Oh NO! This blog isn’t what you think it is. While the internet is full of ingredients and items to avoid while pregnant, we recommend you find resources and healthcare professionals you trust to give you the best information for your body during pregnancy.

No doubt, pregnancy evolves a new level of conscious thought - “What goes into my body, goes into the baby”. And when you are pregnant you get a long list of to-dos and to-don’ts from more people than you ask. We believe it is safer to err on the side of caution when it comes to skincare products and ingredients during pregnancy. 

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March 06, 2020 — Kimiko Foster
Pregnancy and Skincare - Part 2

Pregnancy and Skincare - Part 2

Hormones can play a large role in how someone's complexion changes over the course of their life. For the female body, puberty marks the beginning of a regular cycle known as the menstrual cycle. The menstrual cycle is the body's way of preparing the uterus for fertilization each month. 

In this blog, we are going to dive into the most common skin problems women encounter before, during, and after pregnancy. 

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March 06, 2020 — Kimiko Foster
Tags: Wellness
Pregnancy and Skincare - Part 1

Pregnancy and Skincare - Part 1

If you are pregnant, just had a baby, thinking about getting pregnant, or have fertility on the brain you might be thinking about your body in a new way. The internet is a crazy place, and it definitely has an opinion on pregnancy. 

We interviewed Angelique, a local midwife, who helped shed light on our top pregnancy and skin care related questions. We also share our DIY Belly Balm recipe to help keep your skin hydrated and supple.

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March 06, 2020 — Kimiko Foster
Tags: Wellness