\ˈa-pō\ ter·ra : from the earth
I Changed This One Simple Thing About My Diet And Cleared My Cyclical Acne

I Changed This One Simple Thing About My Diet And Cleared My Cyclical Acne

I used to try all kinds of diets to ease my cyclical acne, then I learned about the connection between stress, eating, and acne. Now my acne is under control and I enjoy my food so much more. Here are my favorite tips to lower stress before you eat.

November 29, 2018 by Dominique Caron
Can I Really Heal My Acne Scars Naturally?

Can I Really Heal My Acne Scars Naturally?

The honest answers you've been looking for about how to reduce acne scars with safe, non-tox methods.
September 20, 2018 by Lalalarell Collaborator
Spring Skin Cleanse: Hydrate, Balance, Refresh & Repair

Spring Skin Cleanse: Hydrate, Balance, Refresh & Repair

Dry winter air takes a toll on your skin. Follow our 4 step spring skin cleanse to restore balance to your barrier function and and rehydrate so you’re ready for the change of the seasons.

NATURAL WAYS OF TREATING ACNE - PART 4 (THE SKIN BARRIER)

NATURAL WAYS OF TREATING ACNE - PART 4 (THE SKIN BARRIER)

The skin barrier is the outermost part of the skin, and is composed of lipids (oils) and cells.  This layer is permeable and regulates which organism and substances can enter and/or leave your skin.  It acts as both an antimicrobial system but also as a water regulating barrier.   Simply put the skin barrier is important because it keeps water in and bad microbes out. So how does it do it?
NATURAL WAYS OF TREATING ACNE: PART 3 (MANAGING OUR SKIN’S MICROBIOME)

NATURAL WAYS OF TREATING ACNE: PART 3 (MANAGING OUR SKIN’S MICROBIOME)

Did you know that there is a relationship between your skin’s overall health and the state of of its microbiome (aka flora)?  Similar to how our gut flora aids in our digestion and affects our overall health, our skin’s microbiome has a significant effect on our skin’s health, including the prevalence (or absence) of acne.  
WHY YOU SHOULD SWITCH UP YOUR SKINCARE RITUAL THIS SPRING

WHY YOU SHOULD SWITCH UP YOUR SKINCARE RITUAL THIS SPRING

Spring time is usually a relief for many, with longer days, warmth, and flowers finally blooming!  But for others, it can be a time of skin woes like clogged pores, break outs, and inflamed skin that looks red and dull.   If that sound sounds like you, read on!
NATURAL WAYS OF TREATING ACNE - PART 2 (HORMONES)

NATURAL WAYS OF TREATING ACNE - PART 2 (HORMONES)

In part 1 of this acne series, we explored what we understand about acne, what could be causing it, and gave easy tips on what you can do today to begin your journey to clear skin.  In Part 2, we will be further exploring hormones and how they affect our skin, as well as what you can do today to help prevent break outs caused by hormones.
March 31, 2017 by Dominique Caron
NATURAL WAYS OF TREATING ACNE - PART 1

NATURAL WAYS OF TREATING ACNE - PART 1

If you have struggled with acne, you understand the frustration of thinking "I have finally found the solution", only to realize after a few weeks that this was not the miracle your were hoping for.  The truth is that acne is not fully understood, but there is research out there that gives us a glimpse into what is causing those pesky pimples and pustules.  In part 1 of this series on acne, we will explore what we do know about the causes acne and give a simple overview of steps you can take today to start addressing your break outs!
February 27, 2017 by Dominique Caron
EXPERT ADVICE: HOW TO DEAL WITH DRY SKIN - PART 3

EXPERT ADVICE: HOW TO DEAL WITH DRY SKIN - PART 3

In part two of our series on dry skin, I discussed how inviting oils into your routine can help create topical balance and alleviate dryness. In part three I want to introduce the best way to fully incorporate oil into your routine as a moisturizer on a daily basis.
WINTER SKINCARE RITUAL

WINTER SKINCARE RITUAL

It's that time of year again when the sun sets early, the air feels cold, and you eat too many sweets (at least I do!).  It's such a festive and cozy time of year, but it can take a toll on our skin.  Winter means less moisture in the air, a tendency to eat too much of the bad stuff and to not drink enough water.  Skin tends to get dry and irritated, but it doesn't have to be that way!