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Potential Side Effects of Thread Lift treatment

Potential Side Effects of Thread Lift treatment

Thread Lift Therapy is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure using threads (commonly known as PDO or Silhouette Soft) to stimulate collagen and to lift facial tissues that have been subjected to gravitational descent. If it’s done right, it’s great for collagen...

What I learned from the Health Optimisation Summit

What I learned from the Health Optimisation Summit

For my 44th birthday weekend, I attended the 2022 Health Optimisation Summit in London. It is one of the largest health conferences in Europe and it was a 2-day in-person event with speakers, workshops, and exhibitors helping you take your health to the next level...

Syncing Your Skin Care Routine With Your Monthly Cycle

Syncing Your Skin Care Routine With Your Monthly Cycle

How do you sync your skin routine to your monthly cycle? Be aware of what is going on inside you When I learned how hormones affect the skin, I learned how to adjust my skin care routine based on these changes. I wrote about it in detail in my book entitled, “The...

How to test for insulin resistance that could be causing your acne?

How to test for insulin resistance that could be causing your acne?

Insulin resistance is one of the hormonal imbalances I talk about that can contribute towards triggering or worsening your acne. You can read about the other hormonal imbalances here. How do we test for Insulin Resistance? Insulin resistance results in high sugar...

6 Skin Conditions that Look Like Acne But Isn’t Acne

6 Skin Conditions that Look Like Acne But Isn’t Acne

Is your acne breakout “true acne”? Conventional acne treatment e.g. topical/oral antibiotics, birth control pill, topical Tretinoin, or oral Roaccutane aim to: reduce excess oil production by sebaceous glands encourage healthy turnover of skin cells so it doesn’t clog...

Types of Acne

Types of Acne

By knowing your acne type, it’s easier to find out the cause and solution for your breakouts.  As we know the cause of acne is multi-factorial. Hormones definitely play a big role but there’s also: genetic cosmetics medication (including birth control) fungal...

Common Hormonal Imbalances that Cause Acne

Common Hormonal Imbalances that Cause Acne

Hormonal acne can be frustrating, embarrassing, and confusing. However, when you know what triggers hormonal acne, it makes healing a lot easier. In this blog, I share the 5 most common hormonal imbalances that can trigger or worsen acne.Here are the common hormonal...

How to boost progesterone to have less PMS & have a clearer skin

How to boost progesterone to have less PMS & have a clearer skin

Finishing off my “Low Progesterone causing Hormonal acne” mini-series, in this blog, I’m focusing on boosting progesterone. Look at the previous blog on: 1️⃣ What is Progesterone and how it affects skin including what causes low progesterone 2️⃣ How to test for low...

How do you know if you have low skin-calming hormone progesterone?

How do you know if you have low skin-calming hormone progesterone?

This is one of my favourite quotes, “Test, don’t guess” Unfortunately, this hormone takes a beating when we are stressed whether knowingly or unknowingly.  When your mind and body feel it isn’t safe, it’s going to protect the body by reducing or stopping ovulation,...

Most Common Hormonal Imbalance Causing Breakouts before your Period

Most Common Hormonal Imbalance Causing Breakouts before your Period

Isn’t it frustrating when your skin breaks out before your periods? Sometimes, like clockwork. Working with women with hormonal acne, a common hormonal imbalance I see that worsens skin breakouts during this time is LOW PROGESTERONE.  In this blog, I talk about the...

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