Alumier Skin Experts / January 20, 2016

How can sensitive skin be improved? Step 1: Reduce inflammation and redness Sensitive skin needs gentle products with ingredients that reduce redness and inflammation.  Hinokitiol and sea whip have powerful natural anti-inflammatory properties and are…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 20, 2016

How can redness be improved? Step 1: Consult your skincare professional Redness may be related to rosacea, which is a medical condition that should be diagnosed by a skincare professional before starting any treatment plan. Step 2: Relieve irritation and redness…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 20, 2016

How can large pores and oily skin be improved? Step 1: Improve pore function Increasing cell turnover will help clear out blocked pores and minimize their appearance.  Hyperkeratinization is the term used…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 20, 2016

How can hyperpigmentation be improved? Step 1: Exfoliate to lift pigmentation and stimulate new skin cell growth Exfoliating treatments and products help fade pigment and bring new…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 20, 2016

How can dry skin be improved? Step 1: Restore the moisture barrier by repairing skin cell turnover. Dry skin often suffers from increased cell turnover time, meaning it takes longer than 28 days for skin cells to move from the deeper layers to being part of the dead stratum corneum…

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, and used for medicinal purposes. Hinokitiol is a superpower ingredient that has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-fungal…

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. How do free radicals damage the skin? Free radicals can interact…

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 for about 90% of the signs of skin aging. The two…

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 person’s skin and it is related to…