Diabetes and the Skin

The outer appearance of your skin is a key to your internal health.  Abnormal glucose levels of diabetes and inadequate insulin regulation can have a negative impact on your skin.  People with diabetes tend to be predisposed to fungal, yeast and bacterial infections as well. When your skin barrier is compromised, immune and healing responses […]

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Hand and Foot Massage with Epionce

Did you know that one of the nicest ways to make someone feel special is to offer a hand or foot massage?  You don’t have to be a massage therapist or learn any fancy moves, sometimes just slow, firm, deliberate strokes are enough (not too light so you don’t tickle) to help someone de-stress and […]

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Are you in Hot Water in the Winter?

There’s nothing like the feeling of dipping our toes into a nice hot bath when it’s cold outside … but did you know that very hot water is contributing to your skin dehydration? A few weeks ago, we talked about the differences between dry skin and dehydrated skin.  One of the contributing causes of dehydrated […]

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How Important is Post-Care after a Skin Rejuvenation Procedure?

In these current times of aging baby boomers trying to keep from looking older than they feel, there are a wide variety of aesthetic rejuvenation procedures from which to choose. Many of the common procedures people will invest in to look younger involve skin resurfacing, such as deep chemical peels and/or laser treatments.  When the […]

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A New Way to Protect Your Skin Care Investment

There is a wide variety of moderate to deeper skin rejuvenation procedures to choose from. Everything from CO2 fractional laser to plasma treatments offer wonderful results without being too invasive. The treatments can be costly. What  can easily be neglected is the importance of the products used following the treatments to long-term results. Protect your […]

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What’s the Difference Between Dehydrated Skin and Dry Skin?

Here is another common question that we hear often in the colder months, when the indoor heating is cranked up and our bodies feel dry and itchy after a shower. Very simply put, dry skin is a skin type.  Dehydrated skin is a skin condition.   Both of these terms are often intermingled, but the actual […]

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Acne Success Story!

I had the privilege to work with someone very near and dear to me last year to help with her Grade 2 acne.  Her parents were worried about permanent scarring — but if you treat acne early enough (and don’t pick your face), scarring could be greatly minimized. At age 15, I felt she was the perfect candidate […]

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‘Tis the Season for Red, Flaky Eyelids?

During the change of seasons, especially fall into winter, many people experience irritation, redness and flakiness around the eyelid area.  You may be surprised to know that it’s actually not usually attributed to a skin product reaction or a symptom of dry skin. The main causes of flaky eyelids are seborrheic dermatitis and allergies.  Other […]

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Epionce 201. Sensitive Skin Type Adjustments

Ok, so you’ve figured out your skin type to be either Dry, Normal to Combination, or Oily in our previous blogs (http://www.epionce.com/2011/12/epionce-101-what%e2%80%99s-your-skin-type/).  And we’ve given you basic recommendations to get you started with Epionce at home.  But what about the special needs of sensitive skin types? If you are a sensitive skin type, you probably […]

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Epionce 101.Oily (to Problem-Prone) Skin Type Recommendations

After cleansing your face in the morning you notice shine at about noon or earlier, you are likely an Oily skin type.  Oily types have medium to larger visible pores, with possibly moderate to frequent break-outs either monthly or all through the month, and less visible wrinkling than Dry or Normal skin types.  To start […]

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