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Tag Archives: holistic skincare advice

  • Fall Skincare 2017 Rituals and Recipes

    The needs of your skin most definitely change with the seasons and the transition seasons (Spring and Fall) are often the bumpiest waves to ride. I’m sharing the journey I’ve been on so far personally, in hopes of inspiring you. Late Summer During the later stages of my pregnancy (Early Summer), my skin got dry …

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  • Intro to Ayurvedic Face Mapping [Part 1]

    You might have seen a face mapping post before. For those of you that haven’t face mapping is a theory that correlates the location of your breakout to a corresponding internal organ or issue – kind of like reflexology. Usually we see face maps based upon TCM, so today I want to show you Ayurvedic …

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  • Face Mapping for Acne: The Ultimate Guide

    Face mapping is an invaluable tool for diagnosing acne. So get prepared for a really long post focusing on…face mapping for acne! Some of these face maps will seem contradictory and some will not resonate with you. Listen to that. Only take what feels right. I will begin with the simplest. This is basically what …

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  • Black Cumin Seed Oil for Acne: The Surprising Benefits

    Black Cumin Seed for Acne   Today I wanted to share a little about black cumin seed oil (BCSO). You can find this in our Potentci Dermal Lifting Milk and in our Aurum Multi-correctional Luminosity Elixir. This oil is definitely one of my top 5 oils for clearing acne-prone skin. Here are the reasons why: …

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  • Derma Rolling for Clearing Acne and Acne Scars

    Derma needling devices disclaimer Derma rolling can cause more damage than healing if done incorrectly. It is a good idea to get at least one professional treatment using the technology you are interested in to get first hand experience of how it is supposed to feel, what your skin will look and feel like afterwards, and …

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  • The Truth about Comedogenic Ingredients and Acne Prone Skin

    There is so much misinformation about comedogenic ingredients out there and I know as acne-prones we are very concerned about it, so I wanted to shed some light on the topic. There are a few key things that you should know about this misleading word. Defining “Comedogenic” It’s easy to define in theory but hard …

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  • Important sun protection facts that almost no one knows

    1 – UVA is more problematic than we thought We used to think cancer was caused by un-repaired DNA damage that only UVB radiation was powerful enough to create. Recently, we’ve begun to realize the bigger culprit is UVA rays triggering free radicals that excite the melanin in our skin causing it to damage our DNA …

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  • Have your Coffee and Clear Skin Too

    In Part 1 of this 2 post series, we discussed all the ways coffee is detrimental to your skin and a few ways it can affect your overall health as well. I know there have been studies done on how coffee provides antioxidants, and how it can help prevent Alzheimers, but to me personally, the …

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  • Does Coffee Cause Acne?

    Warning – this entire post is about how coffee sucks and exacerbates acne. But I love coffee and I’ve tried to quit several times. I’ve tried several different substitutes. And in Part 2 I will reveal how I now drink coffee anyway. I’ll share my specific set-up for minimizing adverse health effects, while still getting to …

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  • Green Beauty Sunblock Ingredients 101

    Sunscreens can be very confusing especially within the context of green + clean beauty. You may have heard some people only use mineral sunscreens, while others eschew sunscreen all together for a purely holistic sun protection protocol that involves solely oils and nutrition. And then there’s the vitamin D aspect – vitamin D cannot synthesize …

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  • Ingredient Insights: Citrus Oils and Phototoxicity

    I’m starting a series of posts called Ingredient Insights. My goal with moss/Aqne HAS ALWAYS been to empower my clients so they can make intelligent and informed choices about skincare. There’s a lot of ingredients out there that have reputations and everyone just follows the herd instead of asking “WHY?” or “Is the reason this …

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  • What is AQNE Pharmacy?

    Hi!!! Very excited about AQNE – thought the best way to intro it to you would be through Q and A! So read on! Q: What is AQNE Pharmacy? A: AQNE is a beautifully curated online boutique that specializes in holistic care for acne. It will offer skincare, supplements, tools, resources such as books and cleanse …

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