NATURALLY GLOWING

What is Trans Epidermal Water loss (TEWL) and how to slow it?

Jaime Pereira

What is Trans Epidermal Water loss (TEWL) and how to slow it?

Trans epidermal water loss, also known as TEWL, may seem like a tough term but it is used in skincare and cosmetics. If we define this term in dermatology language: The transfer of water molecules from dermis to epidermis, and then epidermis to skin surface from where it evaporates into the environment. In simple language, loss of water from your skin is called trans-epidermal water loss. This process is maintained by keratinocytes (skin cells) and intracellular lipids. This process is done when water vapour pressure is less in the dry environment (hello Canadian winter) and water evaporates passively from your...


Calming Rosacea: What you need to know + our top skin-supporting product picks

Jaime Pereira

Calming Rosacea: What you need to know + our top skin-supporting product picks

If you struggle with rosacea, we don’t have to tell you it can be challenging. Or perhaps, you suspect your skin is sensitive and have been wondering if you have rosacea. If so, you aren’t alone. According to studies done by the National Rosacea Society, as many as 415 million people are affected by this common skin condition. Here’s what you need to know:   What is rosacea and what does it look like? Technically speaking, rosacea is a chronic skin condition that primarily affects adults after age thirty. The most common characteristics include redness or flushing that typically shows...


What's the difference between Dry &. Dehydrated Skin??

Jaime Pereira

What's the difference between Dry &. Dehydrated Skin??

 Dry Vs. Dehydrated Skin   If you’re experiencing skin that is flaky, dull, or tight, chances are you are suffering from either dry or dehydrated skin. Luckily, if you’re able to tell the difference between these two common skin problems, there are plenty of products to get your skin feeling supple again in no time. So, what’s the difference? The short answer is that dry skin lacks lipids and natural oils, while dehydrated skin lacks water.   Dry Skin Seasonal changes and other external factors can trigger inflammation and dry skin, but truly dry skin is a genetic trait that...


Inflammaging and Your Skin

Jaime Pereira

Inflammaging and Your Skin

What you need to know and how to support your skin. There’s a new skin care term making the rounds and this one could be worth knowing about. If you’ve been seeing the signs of premature aging or have noticed in recent years that your skin is struggling more than ever, inflammaging could be to blame.   So what is inflammaging and what does it mean for your skin? Read on for the full scoop!   Inflammation + Aging = Inflammaging As you might have already guessed, the term “inflammaging” is just a combination of two common skincare concerns -...


How to Best Support Skin Barrier Health

Jaime Pereira

How to Best Support Skin Barrier Health

All About The Epidermis: Key facts about your skin’s natural moisture barrier and how to keep it healthy. If glowing skin is your goal, we’re here to let you in on a little secret: great skin starts with a healthy skin barrier. If you’ve shopped for skincare in recent years, you may have noticed a greater emphasis on products and treatments that promote skin barrier repair, and with good reason. Dermatologists and other skincare experts agree that it’s a critical piece of the puzzle for holistically supporting and transforming your skin health. Wondering what the natural moisture barrier is, and...