Alumier Skin Experts / January 20, 2016

What are free radicals? Free radicals are molecules that have one or more unpaired electrons making them highly unstable and reactive with other molecules. Free radicals are generated by the sun’s UV and infrared rays, pollution, stress, alcohol and…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 20, 2016

When we eat food, the body breaks down carbohydrates into sugars like glucose and fructose, which are the essential fuels for cells and energy metabolism. Glycation is the non-enzymatic…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 20, 2016

Sun Damage and Sun Protection Short-term sun damage presents as a sunburn. Long-term, unprotected exposure causes gradual damage to skin known as sun damage or photoaging, and accounts for about 90% of the signs of skin aging. The two main types of damaging rays are UVB and…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 20, 2016

Hyperpigmentation Hyperpigmentation occurs when excess melanin causes a darkened appearance to the skin in either small or large areas. Pigmentation is the natural colour of a person’s skin and it is related to melanin production. Melanin protects skin…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 19, 2016

Q & A – General How is AlumierMD different from other skin care lines? We assembled a team of top scientists and physicians to bring you the most effective formulations using optimal medical-grade ingredients. With over 100…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 19, 2016

How can I improve the look of aging skin? Step 1: Exfoliate to increase cell turnover: The skin cycle becomes longer as we age, causing dead skin cells to collect on the top layer of the epidermis and make the skin look dry and rough. The epidermis…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 19, 2016

What are bacteria? Bacteria are single-celled organisms found inside and outside the body. Many bacteria are not harmful, and some are indeed helpful. However, many other bacteria cause illnesses, skin infections and acne. What is antibiotic resistance? Antibiotic resistance is the term used when an antibiotic loses…

Alumier Skin Experts / January 19, 2016

How can I improve acne? Step 1: Exfoliate to remove dead skin cell build-up One of the causes of acne is a build-up of dead skin cells in the pores that are not shedding properly….

Alumier Skin Experts / January 11, 2016

Skin is the body’s largest organ and acts as a protective barrier from infection, injury, light, and heat. It also regulates body temperature and stores water, fat and vitamin D. A basic understanding of skin anatomy and physiology is…