Beyond Topical: The Microbiome with Dr. Kristin Neumann

by Kristina Holey

Beyond Topical: An interview with microbiologist Dr Kristin Neumann

In the latest edition of Beyond Topical, our series of interviews with experts on the various influencers of skin health, we talk with Dr. Kristen Neumann, a microbiologist with a special interest in the skin. 

It's an interesting conversation that yields some surprising insights. For example, diversity in a microbiome is not always desirable — what we're actually looking for is balance. Skin can be populated by only a few species in its microbiome and still be perfectly healthy. Read on for these and other gems, and for how ongoing research is helping us get better at keeping that balance in place. 

Skin Health Tips for LA Living

by Marie Veronique Skin Experts

palm trees

Marie Veronique products are designed to repair, restore, and protect the skin from unavoidable stressors in the environment that everyone experiences. In LA, that typically includes photodamage (damage from the sun and other sources of UV light), arid climate, and pollution.

To Prevent Photoaging, You Need a Vitamin C Serum

by Kristina Holey

still life with citrus

Did you know that much of what we typically think of as aging — wrinkles, “broken”-appearing blood vessels, hyperpigmentation, age spots, laxity of the skin, etc. — is actually the result of too much sun, not the passing of time? In the world of dermatology, this is known as photoaging, and the only way to prevent it is by limiting your exposure. 

When you use one of our Vitamin C serums in combination with sunscreen, you not only prevent sun damage but actually enhance your skin’s ability to neutralize the effects of continuous exposure. You also help damaged skin return to a healthier state, reducing age spots and hyperpigmentation. Think of using Vitamin C underneath sunscreen sort of like using primer when painting a room — if you use primer before you paint, it’ll turn out much better.

Beyond Topical: Oral Health with Dr. Gerry Curatola

by Kristina Holey

For those of us involved in skincare, the implications of the role of the skin-oral microbiome connection are fascinating. In the latest edition of Beyond Topical, our series of interviews with experts on the various influencers of skin health, we talk with Dr. Gerry Curatola, the renowned biologic restorative dentist. 

Read on for a lively conversation that illuminates some of the surprising ways our oral health affects the health of the rest of our body – and especially our skin. 

How to Build a Skin Health Regimen

by Marie Veronique Skin Experts

Having healthy, beautiful skin means different things for each person, and requires a holistic approach that takes into consideration your skin and health history, as well as your current skin state and significant influences from your everyday life. As with anything health related, there’s a certain amount of self-discovery necessary if you want to make impactful changes that support healthy skin function and symptom-free skin.

Thank You: A Year End Message from Marie Veronique

by Marie Veronique

Thankfulness in 2021 owes a huge debt to the marvelous scientists and medical professionals who developed and delivered effective vaccines to counter the Covid-19 threat in record time. On another medical front, a development that has gone under the radar is a brand new malaria vaccine that was recently approved; lest we forget, mosquitoes and the diseases they carry kill more people than any other creature in the world. (Step back, sharks! Insect vectors and microorganisms win again.)

Our Thoughts on Accutane: Regimens for Before, During, and After Use

by Justine Wenger

We receive countless inquiries from customers about the side effects that can occur alongside the use of Accutane. It can be very hard on the skin! We understand wholeheartedly why so many of our customers decide to use it; having chronic breakouts is emotionally distressing to say the least. It is a big decision though and it’s good to have some strategic topicals to help.

If Accutane is part of your skin health story, you’re in the right place. There are ways to support your skin with topicals to counter the adverse affects you may be experiencing. Whether you’re currently on Accutane treatment, post Accutane, or deciding what approach is right for your skin, we’ve compiled our best recommendations for topical support to guide you.

Supporting Your Skin Internally and Topically During the Windblown Months

by Kristina Holey + Justine Wenger

The turn of the season is a great time to assess your skin’s overall level of health. Much like changes in the weather, changes in the skin are your body's way of guiding you to figure out how to better support yourself as the days grow shorter. Do you need something more, less, new, or to stay the course? This is an opportunity to tune in and set yourself up for the healthiest possible months ahead. 

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