Skin & Food Allergies Are Not The Same Thing

If You Can’t Eat It, You Can Probably Still Use It In A Cream. “I’m allergic to almonds…can I use a cream with an ingredient extracted from almonds?” “I can’t eat coconuts…that means I can’t use coconut oil, right?” If you have prick tested positive to something, it is more likely than not that you …

Less Is More In Skincare, Too!

Less Is More In Skincare, Too!

SIMPLIFY. “Less is more” is a healthy philosophy for pretty much everything in life. In food, less processed means more nutrients and less junk. Studies show that mindfulness — clearing the mind of clutter and focusing on the now — has significant health benefits for the brain and aging. In skincare, simple formulations with as …

Please Customize My Skin Care Based On My Allergens!

I just got a patch test and can’t use anything! Can you customize recommendations based on my patch test results? Absolutely: it’s what we “dew” best! The single most common question we receive is: I just got a patch test…can you help me find products I can use based on my allergens? Even though selecting products that …

Could Your Skin's Patterns Be The Map To Its Cure?

Patterns aren’t just for understanding behavior. Your skin problem’s pattern can be the very roadmap to its solution! Look at your skin. Really look at it. If you observe your acne, rashes, dry patches, and dark splotches as carefully as you would an inkblot test, you might be surprised at how much your skin is telling you about the causes of …

Are Natural Ingredients Really Good For Sensitive Skin?

Yes and no. Yes because natural (or really, organic, which is a regulated term) means less processing. Less processing means less contaminants (like specific chemicals used in growing, storage, or extraction), additives (like flavors, colors, fragrance, or preservatives), or alterations (like bleaching or heating). Because many contaminants, additives, and alterations are common allergens, organic can mean less …

Choose Hypoallergenic Over Natural: 30-Day Healthy Skin Challenge

Some things in nature can hurt you. Natural ingredients could be causing or worsening your acne, sensitive skin, psoriasis, eczema, or hyperpigmentations. While natural is WONDERFUL — eating natural, less processed foods so important for your health and using skin care with more natural, less processed ingredients can also be good (chemicals used in processing …

What Sensitive Skin Should Avoid: Can You Spot The Allergen In This Picture?

What Sensitive Skin Should Avoid: Can You Spot The Allergen In This Picture?

Got sensitive skin? What in this picture should you be wary of? If you guessed the chemicals on the piece of paper on the left, you’d be wrong. Everything in the photo above is a common allergen: The chemicals on the paper on the left (more on these below); The organic sprigs of lavender (top right); Mint (bottom right); Tree …

Is Natural Hypoallergenic? The Answer May Surprise You (But Shouldn't)

Is Natural Hypoallergenic? The short answer is: no. And that really shouldn’t be surprising. Think of how many allergy medication commercials you see when it’s pollen season. But does this mean natural is bad? Absolutely not! Eating natural, less processed foods is a must for your health. Using skin care with more natural, less processed …