Vitamin D and its role in health has been studied for over a century. Vitamin D helps the gut absorb calcium, is involved in bone health, muscle contraction, reduction in inflammation, immunity, and glucose metabolism. However, with the current Covid 19 pandemic Vitamin D’s role in immunity has been the focus of more recent studies…

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“A distressing pre-occupation with an imagined or slight defect in appearance with a marked negative effect on the patient’s life is the core symptom of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)” (Thanveer & Khunger, 2016, p. 188).   From time to time, cosmetic professionals may find themselves struggling with the client’s cosmetic best interests and the client’s cosmetic request.…

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SLEEP: We have all been there, looking in the mirror after a bad nights sleep, only to see washed out skin, under eye bags with dark circles starring back. Sleep deprivation has been found to hasten the aging process (Robillard, Prince, Filipini, & Carrier, 2011) increase risk of obesity, reduce immune function, type 2 diabetes,…

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Ever wonder if your appearance effects you financially? Apparently it does!  According to his book “Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful,” Daniel Hamermesh verifies that better-looking people are better off because society offers positive discrimination to the attractive and beautiful. Generally, younger looking people in Western Society are rated as better looking or…

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Our cell phones are one of our dirtiest possessions. Cell phones have been found to be contaminated 93% of the time with infective bacteria (Badr, Badr, & Ali, 2012). Considering that our faces come into direct contact with these devices several times a day, there is little wonder how the bacteria transmitted can cause acne…

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Hydroquinone has been used for over 40 years to treat hyperpigmentation and is the most studied agent for lightening pigmentation. It works by preventing new melanin production with the goal of making the hyper-pigmented areas achieve the same skin tone as the surrounding skin.  Although it is effective for superficial (epidermal) skin pigmentation, it is not useful…

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Michelle completed the Masters in Nursing (MN) and Nurse Practitioner (NP) program through the University of Athabasca in April of 2019. She plans on focusing on Dermatology, Aesthetics, and Wellness.  She thanks all of her family, friends, and clients for their support and patience.  What are nurse practitioners?Nurse practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses who have…

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Join us Saturday May 11, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. for amazing specials and treats! This event is to show appreciation to our new and existing clients and to celebrate Michelle’s graduation as a Nurse Practitioner with her Master’s in Nursing.  There will be complimentary gourmet appetizers and dessert by Anjali, red and white wine, Fotomoji…

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Oh sleep, Oh gentle sleep, Nature’s soft nurse How have I frighted thee? That though no more will weigh mine eyelids down And sleep my senses in forgetfulness? Henry IV, William Shakespeare Getting enough sleep can be challenging. But why is sleep so important to our health and what does it have to do with…

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Did you know that after the age of 30 your bones and muscle mass start to deplete? Maintaining strong healthy bones is important for good posture, facial structure, and preventing bone fractures. All very youthful features! Luckily the breakdown of bone mass (AKA Osteoporosis) can be prevented and treated with daily combined Calcium (1,200mg through…

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