Author Archives: Daphna Roytblat

The Dark Side of Skincare: Dark Spots and Hyperpigmentation

Nobody likes dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and finding a solution to these skin problems can oftentimes be tricky! Dark spots or hyperpigmentation typically occur when certain areas of the skin overproduce melanin, the chemical responsible for giving our skin, hair, and eyes their pigment. While dark spots can...

Should I be Using Serums on Oily Skin?

If you have oily skin and are struggling with the DOs and DONTs of your skincare routine, keep reading! It is a common misconception that serums are not great for oily skin, since they may clash with the oils already present on your skin’s surface. Fact check: serums contain water-based...

Itch Itch Away! Eczema and your Skin

What is Eczema and what causes it? Eczema on your face? Trust me, I know it’s a pain. Luckily, here’s everything you need to know about this condition from recognizing symptoms to management and treatment. Eczema is a condition where patches of the skin become itchy, cracked, and rough. Believe...

From A to Z(inc)

When you think of skin health, zinc is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. But you’d be surprised at how this mineral plays an important role in combating skin ailments and acne and enhancing the wound-healing process. Zinc is known as the “trace element” because small amounts...

The Mineral You Didn’t Know You Needed: Magnesium

Perhaps the most overlooked mineral in our body that plays a part in over 300 enzymatic reactions inside of us is magnesium. Everybody needs magnesium. It synthesizes proteins, passes signals in the nervous system, controls blood glucose levels, and is responsible for proper bone development. In fact, magnesium deficiency is...

From the Inside-Out: Calcium and Your Skin

Our bodies are like machines. There are hundreds of thousands, perhaps even millions, of functions that occur in our bodies every day to help us stay alive, alert, healthy, and strong. Like every machine that needs a source of power to operate, so do our bodies. But instead of electricity,...

From Tropical to Topical: Algae Use in Skincare

Have you ever walked down the aisle of your local drugstore or department store and noticed that many of your favorite skincare brands have incorporated algae, an aquatic organism, in their products? If so, maybe you are thinking to yourself: why algae, what are the benefits in skincare, and are...

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