The Read

Our guide and knowledge leading you to a better skin, and healthier lifeTaking care of your skin is so much more than just a face cream you put on your face. We love to share our knowledge with you. The read is our way of showing you we care about your skin, body and mind.

CREATING A  CUSTOM SKIN CARE ROUTINE THAT’S JUST RIGHT FOR YOU

A universal skincare solution remains elusive. Each skin type has unique needs, making it crucial to find the right ingredients. A friend’s recommendation might not suit your skin and could lead to breakouts.


SIGNS YOU’RE DEFICIENT IN VITAMINS AND MINERALS 

A well-balanced and nutritious diet has many benefits. On the other hand, a diet lacking in nutrients may cause various unpleasant symptoms or even serious adverse effects. These symptoms are your body’s way of communicating potential vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Learn about 8 common signs of vitamin and mineral deficiencies and how to address them.

ALL ABOUT YOUR SKIN BARRIER

Your skin barrier protects your body from free radicals. Harsh environments are often the cause of damage. Keep it protected using oils, ceramides, and more.

 ROSACEA, HOW TO MANAGE

It's quite unsettling to find your skin suddenly flushed with redness, particularly on the cheeks, nose, or sometimes even the chin and forehead. Adding to the discomfort, this kind of redness tends to flare up at the slightest provocation, often leading to the formation of bumps. Does this resonate with you? Don't despair. We'll walk you through crafting a mild, calming skincare regimen designed to alleviate redness and smooth out those pesky bumps. We'll offer some insights on reducing redness.

HOW TO DO A SKIN CARE SELF-EXAM

Conducting regular self-exams is a simple yet effective way to detect any abnormalities or changes in the skin early on, allowing for timely intervention. While skin cancers typically manifest on areas exposed to the sun, they can develop anywhere on the body. Therefore, a comprehensive self-examination should encompass all parts of the body.

A GUIDE TO SKIN CARE ON THE SLOPES

From sunburn to itchy, dry skin – ski trips can cause havoc for your skin. Here’s our guide to the best skin care on the slopes. When you’re preparing for a ski trip, you’re probably more concerned about the possibility of injury from a fall, but on the slopes your skin is also vulnerable to the elements. Windburn, frostbite and, even the dehydrating effects of central heating in your chalet can all irritate skin, so it’s worth taking precautionary measures if you don’t want skin complaints to spoil your holiday.

THE PROFOUND JOURNEY OF RENEWAL

HOW TO STRESS LESS THIS CHRISTMAS

There's no escaping it—this christmas is poised to be just as taxing as those in the past. Last-minute gift stress, menu decisions, and family affairs all contribute to making christmas a tension-filled event. Yet, stress doesn't have to be an inevitable part of the season, and there are steps you can still take to make this christmas less burdensome. With a few thoughtful strategies, it has the potential to become a christmas to remember for all the right reasons. How can you minimize the stress of this christmas?for all the right reasons. So how can you make this christmas less stressful??

HERE'S WHAT TO EAT BEFORE AND AFTER A WORKOUT

If you exercise regularly, it’s important to make sure you’re taking in enough energy to fully benefit from your efforts. Whether you are an athlete in training, visit the gym daily or are more of a weekend warrior, it’s important to keep an eye on nutrition and how you’re fueling your body before, during and after exercise. Even if you’re trying to lose weight, it’s essential to make sure you’re taking in enough energy maximize your workouts and achieve the strength, endurance, agility and flexibility that you hope to gain. It’s not just about calories, it’s about making sure you’re well fueled to be able to meet the demands of whatever activity you’re doing and maintain intensity. Eating a balanced diet and being smart about snacking can help you stay fueled throughout your workouts.  

THE CRUCIAL ROLE OF EXFOLIATION

In the quest for flawless, luminous skin, the importance of exfoliation cannot be overstated. While the world of skincare is vast and ever-evolving, exfoliation remains a timeless and indispensable practice. It involves the removal of dead skin cells from the skin’s surface, and it stands as a fundamental step in achieving healthy, vibrant, and youthful skin. In this comprehensive exploration, we will delve into the science behind exfoliation and the myriad ways it can transform your complexion.     

EASING BACK INTO YOUR ROUTINE POST-VACATION

A vacation can be rejuvenating and enriching experience, offering a break from the mundane and a chance to unwind. However, returning from a vacation and getting back into your regular routine can sometimes feel like a daunting task. The transition from the carefree days of leisure to the responsibilities of daily life can be challenging, but with a few thoughtful strategies, you can ease back into your routine and maintain that post-vacation glow. 

WHAT DOES VITAMIN D DO?

Vitamin d is a fat-soluble vitamin in a family of compounds that includes vitamins d-1, d-2, and d-3. Your body produces vitamin d naturally when it’s directly exposed to sunlight and it has several vital functions; most importantly regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorus and promoting a healthy immune system. Getting a sufficient amount of vitamin d is important for the growth and development of bones and teeth, as well as improved resistance against certain diseases.  

WAYS SPRING AFFECTS YOUR SKIN

The extremely dry, cold air outside and the warm, dry heat inside can wreak havoc on your skin during the winter months. But come spring, the dramatic changes that occur with temperature, sun exposure, and humidity levels can also cause irritations, breakouts and other aggravating problems with your skin. That’s why switching up your skincare routine for each season is a must. Keep reading to learn more about the ways spring affects your skin and how to care for it properly. 

THE IMPORTANCE OF CLEANSING

The simple act of cleansing is the foundation of any healthy skin care routine. Skin is our interface with the world. It protects us from sun, heat, and light, continually healing and renewing itself. Both incredibly resilient and delicate, it requires gentle, routine cleansing, followed by nourishment and hydration. To thoroughly cleanse skin and care for it as it cares for us, we must first understand our skin’s individual needs, become attuned to its reaction to external factors, and choose a cleanser accordingly.

EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ON SKIN AND HOW TO REPAIR THE DAMAGE

Drinking can take a serious toll on your skin. Hopefully pointing this doesn’t make us a buzzkill, because we assume most adults know firsthand how alcohol impacts them. There’s the obvious correlation between a big night out and the next-morning raccoon eyes. But what does that do in the big picture? In pursuit of glowing skin, we try countless serums and creams, book elaborate facials, and chug water religiously, yet there’s a beyond simple fix that has been staring us in the face all time: giving up (or significantly cutting back on) alcohol — which we’ve long known is no health elixir, but has a perhaps unexpected impart on our complexions in particular. So, what exactly are the effects of alcohol on skin?

5 SIGNS OF BURNOUT

Burnout, a phenomenon so commonplace it’s been formally recognized by the world health organization, is a prevalent problem in the modern-day workplace. It has been described by shahieda jansen, a clinical psychologist and the director of university of south africa, as “a combination of emotional weariness, depersonalization and reduced functioning.” Despite a growing awareness before the spread of the coronavirus, the covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the underlying stressors that often contribute to burnout, leading to heightened levels of personal, professional, and health-related stress. Although traditionally associated with caretaking professions, such as healthcare workers and teachers, burnout has become a more widespread symptom of overwork.

Taking care of your skin is so much more than just a face cream you put on your face. We love to share our knowledge with you. The Read is our way of showing you we care about your skin, body and mind.