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The pH Factor of Youthful Skin

The complexion we all crave starts from the inside out!

The pH of our bodies plays a huge factor on our internal workings, and affects our bodes largest organ – our skin. The pH scale measures from 0-14, 0 being the most acidic and 14 the  most alkaline. Ideal pH for the human body is almost in the middle, leaning more towards the alkaline side being in the range of 7.3

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The Difference Between Physical and Chemical Sunscreens

Physical sunscreens protect your skin from the sun by deflecting or blocking the sun’s rays, while chemical sunscreens work by absorbing the sun’s rays. Some chemical filters can scatter sun rays, but still mostly just absorb them.

All sunscreens have an active ingredient (also known as a UV filter) that protects you from the sun.

Physical UV Filters:

Titanium dioxide (TiO2)
Zinc oxide (ZnO)

Chemical UV Filters:

Octylcrylene
Avobenzone
Octinoxate
Oxybenzone
Homosalate
Helioplex
4-MBC
Mexoryl SX and XL
Tinosorb S and M
Uvinul T 150
Uvinul

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Photoaging and UV Exposure

As part of the Ontario Skin Cancer Prevention Act, youths under the age of 18 have been banned from using tanning beds as of this past Thursday, May 1st – perfectly timed, considering May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. The goal of the legislation is to protect young people, who are especially vulnerable to damage from UV radiation leading to skin cancer. According to the World Health Organization, the use of

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Foods to Avoid for Healthy Skin

As with most health benefits, healthy skin comes down to lifestyle, rather than how many creams and serums you decide to slap on everyday. While the regular use of sunscreens and anti-aging creams are continuously proven to help slow down the skin’s aging process, what goes inside our bodies also plays a significant role in maintaining a youthful glow. In general, the things you can do to beautify your skin

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Spring Towards Healthy Skin!

With the season changing, so should your skin care regimen. As we head into the warmer weather, your skin care routine needs to be adjusted in order to keep your skin healthy and beautiful.

Lighten Up

The heavy moisturizing cream that you used in the wintertime may be a little too heavy during spring and summer months. Instead, switch to a sheer, lightweight moisturizing sunscreen, such as EltaMD’s UV

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