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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

I’m a little late to the party, given the first week of May is nearly over, but I wanted to write about something that is very near and dear to my face – skin cancer. About 4 years ago I had a small bump on my cheek next to my nose. At first it just … Continue reading

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April is Rosacea Awareness Month

The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month to educate the public about the chronic disorder estimated to affect 16 million Americans. According to the NRS, rosacea is, “a chronic and potentially life-disrupting disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterized by flare-ups and remissions.” My experience with rosacea has included … Continue reading

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Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow (but I’ll do it anyway)

I had to perform one of my least favorite tasks today – returning products I bought that just didn’t live up to my expectations. I really wanted to like them, I really tried to like them, but I just couldn’t bring myself to actually like them.

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Consequences of Being Young and Stupid

When I was little, I remember my mother always telling me, “Take care of your skin, before you know it, you’ll have wrinkles!”.  Me, being the “I’m always right”, young whippersnapper  I was, I would roll my eyes with a non-committal, “Whatever, mom.”  Needless to say, I was pretty stupid. Fast forward many years (Silly … Continue reading

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The Mother of all Skincare?

As the inaugural post for Pink Alchemie, I wanted to write about something I would never have considered using as a skincare product. If you’ll indulge me, allow me to start with some background. I have sensitive skin and rosacea.  On a good day, my complexion can resemble a mild sunburn. On a bad day, … Continue reading

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