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…

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,…

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,…

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…

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 melanin production. Melanin protects skin cells and their DNA by absorbing the sun’s…

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…

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…

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 to remove cell build-up in the pores to allow treatment products to penetrate and destroy P. acnes…

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 and vitamin D. A basic understanding of skin anatomy…