Back in July, I sat down with chemist, organic skincare founder and former rosacea and acne sufferer, Marie Veronique, and in-demand Bay-area facialist, Kristina Holey, to pick their brains for answers to my biggest skincare questions: Is candida linked to perioral dermatitis? Are some people predestined to develop rosacea? Does retinol thin your skin? Can you use retinol if you have rosacea or PD? Do lasers cause premature aging with consistent use? And more. The answers below will make you cringe and gasp as you recall everything you’ve done in opposition to this sage advice.   Marie: It’s interesting and timely you…

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These next two products that I’ve been testing from the intoxicating green brand In Fiore really straddle the line between cosmetic and medicinal – leaning more towards the latter in my opinion. Their potent actives improve the look of skin, but have the power, as I explain from my experiences, to reduce inflammation, minimize the appearance of varicose veins and cellulite by improving circulation and reducing swelling in the legs, and soothing itchy skin. Read on for my full review of the In Fiore Firmante Leg Tonic and the Comfrey Solution Botaniqué, and then head over to my Instagram page to enter…

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I found out two weeks ago that I have been living with low-grade to mild perioral dermatitis. What always appeared to just be nostril and chin redness (perhaps, due to years of sun damage or smoking I wrongly presumed) was in fact the dreaded PD. Thankfully, as fate would have it I met up with my aesthetician girlfriend for hot yoga one morning. As we were walking out of the ninety-eight degree torture chamber (I only go to these types of things at the behest of friends), I could feel the skin around my face begin to itch. It felt tight, inflamed and…

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In this small plastic white jar, the size of my palm, is a cream that contains my own blood and costs $1,400..

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Eating healthy fats is just as important as a good skincare routine. #foreals

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