“What does where my grandmother’s from have to do with my skin?” In a word – everything. Your Skin – Unlike Any Other How your skin responds to heat, chemicals, sunshine, bug bites, skin allergies, lasers and the increasing number of medical and cosmetic procedures is heavily dependent upon your genetic mix. When you’re considering… Read more
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If you mention the name hydroquinone (HQ), most anyone with pigmentation problems knows it well. But the demand for non-HQ alternatives has increased the options so that you have choices of products that are often found in cosmeceuticals and over the counter products. If you want to try non-RX products, what should you be looking… Read more
Dark Spots and Discoloration – A prevalent problem in Southern California We post a lot of information that focuses on skin discoloration simply because it is such a problem for so many people in high sun areas like Orange County. One of the most common pigmentation problems is hyperpigmentation which can be broadly diffuse on… Read more
Spots on a bug that’s supposed to have spots is kinda cute. Brown spots on your face or neck or arms where you don’t want them is not cute (unless they’re freckles and we think freckles ARE cute!) Yeah, we know the sun is the major spot-making bad guy, but there are others that are… Read more
You might think that having the “protection” of a little more pigment in your skin is a good thing. Well, on one level it is, but when it comes to many of the newer skin improving technologies, it means you have to do some homework!