Alumier Skin Experts / January 20, 2016

Hinokitiol, otherwise known as Beta-Thujaplicin, is an organic compound extracted from the oils of the western red cedar tree. It was discovered in the 1930s by First Nations people,…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 20, 2016

What are free radicals? Free radicals are molecules that have one or more unpaired electrons making them highly unstable and reactive with other molecules. Free radicals are generated by the sun’s UV and infrared rays, pollution, stress, alcohol, and smoking….

Alumier Skin Experts / January 20, 2016

Sun Damage and Sun Protection Short-term sun damage presents as a sunburn. Long-term, unprotected exposure causes gradual damage to skin known as sun damage or photoaging, and accounts…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 20, 2016

Hyperpigmentation Hyperpigmentation occurs when excess melanin causes a darkened appearance to the skin in either small or large areas. Pigmentation is the natural color of a…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 19, 2016

How can the look of aging skin be improved? Step 1: Exfoliate to increase cell turnover: The skin cycle becomes longer as we age, causing dead skin cells to collect on the top layer of the epidermis and make the skin look dry and rough. The…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 19, 2016

What are bacteria? Bacteria are single-celled organisms found inside and outside the body. Many bacteria are not harmful, and some are indeed helpful. However, many other bacteria cause illnesses, skin infections and acne. What is antibiotic resistance? Antibiotic resistance is the term used when an antibiotic…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 19, 2016

How can acne be improved? Step 1: Exfoliate to remove cell build-up Acneic skin is often caused by dead skin cells in the pores that are not shedding properly. It is important…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 11, 2016

Skin is the body’s largest organ and acts as a protective barrier from infection, injury, light and heat. It also regulates body temperature and stores water, fat…