Entries by Natasha Rae

5 Reasons Your Skin Breaks Out During the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, but that doesn’t mean the festivities have to sabotage your skincare goals. Late-night celebrations, decadent treats and a to-do list a mile long might have you reaching for that extra glass of wine. Before you undo all your hard work, here are 5 reasons your skin breaks out over […]

The Hidden Link Between Stress and Acne

  So many people suffer from acne that just never seems to go away. They eat a seemingly perfect diet, are meticulous with their skincare, and drink gallons of water. So what is holding them back? For many, it’s the toxicity of chronic stress.   What is stress? For many, stress is simply a feeling […]

Breakouts? The 7 Sneaky Foods That Trigger Acne

  There is nothing worse than an unexpected acne breakout. You’ve been diligent with your skin-care regime, you’ve avoided the beauty products that you’re sensitive to, but still your skin seems to have a mind of its own. It’s time to look to your diet.   There are seven foods that might be triggering your […]

Vitamin D: Your Skin’s Best Friend

Vitamin D is a hot topic when it comes to health and well-being. But what many people don’t realize is that it’s one of the most important nutrients out there when it comes to skin health.   It’s time to look at the role of vitamin D in skin health, and how to get enough […]

The Toxic Skincare Ingredients That Can Ruin Your Health

  It’s no secret that skincare is a necessary process in modern society. Thanks to all of the chemicals and toxins that we are exposed to throughout the day, as well as artificial lighting, heating/cooling and more, our skin needs a bit of TLC to be at its best.   The problem is, many conventional […]

Should I Use Accutane, Antibiotics or Birth Control For Acne?

One of the most common questions I encounter as a skin specialist is whether someone should take the medications that most doctors recommend for acne control.   Personally, I’m not a big fan of this, and for good reason. Today, I want to explain why I don’t recommend these treatments, and how they can be […]

Keep It Cool – Why You Should Follow An Anti-Inflammatory Diet

  Anti-inflammatory is all the rage in wellness today. But what does it mean, and does it matter to you? Today I want to look at the benefits of an anti-inflammatory diet – for your skin, and your overall well-being.   An anti-inflammatory diet is one that contains lots of foods that have an anti-inflammatory […]

The Different Types of Acne and Their Cause

The word ‘acne’ is thrown around all the time, along with medicinal and traditional ‘cure’ suggestions, but many people don’t understand exactly what acne is or the cause. So today, I thought I’d share a bit more about the common types of acne, and why they occur.   Comedonal Acne Comedonal acne is a simple condition […]

5 Everyday Superfoods For Beautiful Skin

Everyone talks about the latest ‘superfood’ – whether it be acai berry, goji berries, maca or lucuma, they all seem to be exotic and incredibly expensive. But for those of us who want to reap the benefits of beautiful skin from our diets, there are several more budget friendly foods that can clear the complexion and […]