Storytime with Dr. G

February 23, 2017

How Sugar Ages Your Skin

Things haven’t been very sweet for sugar lately. It’s been banished from school cafeterias, the World Health Organization says you should only eat six teaspoons a day (the latest stats show that Canadian adults consume 26 teaspoons of sugar a day, on average) and it’s always been the villain in the battle against obesity. But… Read More

January 18, 2017

What is an enzyme peel?

Like a chemical peel, an enzyme peel is also a treatment used to improve skin texture and tone. The outermost layer of the skin (stratum corneum) is made of dead skin cells containing keratin protein. Enzymes work by breaking down this protein, which loosens the connections between dead skin cells, inducing exfoliation and stimulating new… Read More

January 13, 2017

Why Exercise Might be the Best Beauty Treatment Ever

If you suffer from blemishes, premature wrinkles or any of the many other ravages that life throws at your skin and overall appearance, it’s good to know that there are daily habits and skin-care treatments that improve the look of your skin. But if there is one ‘habit’ that many of us shy away from,… Read More

December 21, 2016

4 Smooth Benefits of Oxygen Facials

There’s a very good reason, when looking at other planets, that scientists first look for signs of oxygen. Oxygen literally keeps the cells of living organisms alive. And, if you’re reading this, you’re a living organism. The largest ‘organ’ on your body is your skin. And like every other cell, your skin cells need oxygen… Read More

November 10, 2016

One More Secret Beauty Weapon

Remember, you heard it here first: beauty is not only skin deep. In a recent blog post, we outlined the benefits of sleep in helping you look your best. It’s the health benefits of sleep, those that come from within you, including improving your energy, reducing inflammation and better weight management, that help you look… Read More

October 07, 2016

3 Benefits of Getting More Sleep – Your Secret Beauty Weapon

OK. It’s not really that secret. And you already do it every day. But judging by how little most people report doing it, you would think that no one knows the benefits for a better looking you that are delivered by … sleep. Average sleep times are down about an hour over the past 75… Read More