Staff Reads - March

Staff Reads in March

Here are some of the current reads that our staff here at Apothederm Skin Care has on our nightstands to read this month.  Since we are post-awards shows, our minds are looking forward to the next books that are made into movies.  After perusing on the internet, we located books that have movie launch dates in 2016.  There are a few of us who are intent on reading books before we watch the movie to see which one we prefer. Cozy up with your favorite cup of coffee or tea and read on!   The Girl on the Train, by

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March Magazines

Apothederm in March Magazines

Don’t miss out on these offers from Apothederm Skin Care in these March magazines.  Apothederm Skin Care was included in Real Simple, Health and Pregnancy and Newborn this month.     

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March is Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month and is a time to celebrate and remember the strong women who have made an impact in our history. This month has been recognized since 1987 when Congress designated it.  We chose the image Rosie the Riveter as she depicts a time in history where women were on the forefront of the economy working in defense industries during World War II.  Rosie the Riveter represents a group of women who varied in race, class, geography and  background. We enjoyed reading about these strong women in history and the challenges they overcame. Amelia Earhart – first woman to fly

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Ingredient of the Week – Cucumber Fruit

What is cucumber fruit?  Cucumber is technically a cylindrical fruit that belongs to the same family as pumpkins, zucchinis and other squashes. It is usually more than 90% water and it includes vitamin K in 16% of daily value as nutrition. What are benefits for your skin when using cucumber?  Cucumber are known for soothing and hydrating properties when applied to the skin.  Cucumbers can help improve complexion and aid in rejuvenating the skin. The high water content has a cleansing action within the body and cucumbers are high in vitamins, minerals and polyphenols.  Cucumbers are sometimes used in spa

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The Art of Exfoliating

Some people don’t think of it and others might take it too seriously and exfoliate too often. Here are the in’s and out’s of exfoliating. Why should you exfoliate? We are constantly turning over skin cells with washing our face but as we get older our skin cell turnover process slows down.  Our skin basically needs a little help from us. By not exfoliating we end up with clusters of dead skin cells that can lead to lackluster skin – which should not be anyone’s goal. Who should not exfoliate? Most people will generally benefit from some level of exfoliation

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Spring Make-Up Tips

Spring has sprung and is officially here! A time of renewal and blossoming, so what does this mean for me? I must change up my makeup look. I’ve been wearing darker plum colors and smokey eyes with smudgy liner so it is time for a change. I have always loved the bright, fresh looks of spring makeup trends. But what is happening for 2014? I started my “research” by checking out the Pantone 2014 colors, and found Radiant Orchid the color of the year. http://pantone.com/pages/pantone/pantone.aspx?pg=21128&ca=10. This is a beautiful color that looks good on almost every skin tone. I immediately think to try a wash of

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Spring Skin Care Tips

Spring is here, the days are getting longer, the flowers are blooming and here in Seattle we are even seeing some sunshine!  I love this time of year and the expectation of the warmer weather to come.  And just like we need to start in our yards to get them lovely for the summer months, we have to start weeding out and planting new items in our skin care routine so our faces look lovely as well!  We’ve been exfoliating and super moisturizing our faces for the last 4-6 months and it is time to change it up.  Now is

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