Alumier Skin Experts / January 20, 2016

How can redness be improved? Step 1: Consult your skincare professional Redness may be related to rosacea, which is a medical condition that should be diagnosed by a skincare professional…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 20, 2016

How can large pores and oily skin be improved? Step 1: Improve pore function Increasing cell turnover will help clear out blocked pores and minimize their appearance.  Hyperkeratinization is the term used when…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 20, 2016

How can hyperpigmentation be improved? Step 1: Exfoliate to lift pigmentation and stimulate new skin cell growth Exfoliating treatments and products help fade pigment and bring new skin cells to the surface. AlumierMD Professional…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 20, 2016

How can dry skin be improved? Step 1: Restore the moisture barrier by repairing skin cell turnover. Dry skin often suffers from increased cell turnover time, meaning it takes…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 20, 2016

Hinokitiol, otherwise known as Beta-Thujaplicin, is an organic compound extracted from the oils of the western red cedar tree. It was discovered in the 1930s by First Nations people,…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 20, 2016

What are free radicals? Free radicals are molecules that have one or more unpaired electrons making them highly unstable and reactive with other molecules. Free radicals are generated by the sun’s UV…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 20, 2016

Sun Damage and Sun Protection Short-term sun damage presents as a sunburn. Long-term, unprotected exposure causes gradual damage to skin known as sun damage or photoaging, and accounts for about 90% of the…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 20, 2016

Hyperpigmentation Hyperpigmentation occurs when excess melanin causes a darkened appearance to the skin in either small or large areas. Pigmentation is the natural color of a person’s skin and it is related to melanin production. Melanin protects skin cells and their DNA by absorbing the sun’s ultraviolet rays (UVR). Darker skin types,…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 19, 2016

How can the look of aging skin be improved? Step 1: Exfoliate to increase cell turnover: The skin cycle becomes longer as we age, causing dead skin cells to collect on the top layer of the epidermis and make…