Sebaceous Filaments Vs. Blackheads

Sebaceous Filaments Vs. Blackheads – What’s the Difference? by: Jen Okhiria February 5, 2019 Updated on February 7, 2019 If you’ve ever suffered a smattering of blackheads that just don’t clear away, take a closer look. You might not be dealing with blackheads at all, but sebaceous filaments instead. While similar to blackheads, sebaceous filaments are a different animal altogether. What Are Sebaceous Filaments? Unlike blackheads, sebaceous filaments are not a clogged hair follicle that needs to be cleared away. Rather, they are a completely normal function of the skin. As Dr. Lily Talakoub of McLean Dermatology and Skincare Center explained to us, “Sebaceous filaments are particles released from oil glands. Blackheads are oxidized keratin (produced by the squamous cells of the skin). Because they are open to the air, they oxidize and look black.” Sebaceous filaments are needed in order to carry sebum through the hair follicle to the…

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Lilikoi Sun Defense

Lilikoi Sun Defense Lilikoi Sun Defense Collection How does it work? While both mineral and chemical sunscreens protect your skin from the sun’s powerful rays, the way all-mineral protection works is much different.  Mineral formulations use natural compounds like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to block the sun from your skin, whereas chemical sunscreens change UV rays into heat, which is then absorbed and released by your skin.  A simple way to understand how mineral sunscreen works is to imagine the sun’s harmful rays ‘reflected’ upon contact with the top dermal layers of the skin. Shield yourself from the elements with the 3 all-mineral products.  They are designed to protect you from environmental stressors, including pollution, blue light and the sun.  Layer them together for comprehensive protection or wear them individually with other products from your skin care routine.  Mix and match with the rest of your Eminence favorites.   Lilikoi…

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12 Days of Christmas

On the 12th Day of Christmas my best friend gave to me…. The 12 Days of Christmas is everyday.  All products on the 12 days of Christmas are on sale everyday until December 21 at 5:00 Shop any of these fabulous retail items and receive 25% OFF.    OR….. Purchase a Gift Card for any dollar amount for that hard to shop for friend or relative. CHRISTMAS COUNT DOWN HAS STARTED!! 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…….     

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Battle River Ranch

On Saturday June 16, 2018 I loaded up my van with bedding plants, flowers and perennials from my garden and friends. It was time to create a rock garden from the pile of rocks and boulders that were left behind from digging the basement of the new lodge. The weeds had already been treated with roundup. I arrived at 8:30 am by 9:30 Joel Enns came to help; a trainee and Josiah a student from Lloydminster to complete his 10 hours of volunteer hours. Ernest the director of the camp came to help with our needs. Supplying a water hose, gloves, tools and then a back hoe for Joel to bring a large amount of good soil to add around the rocks and boulders. By noon we started to see the making of a beautiful rock garden. Our mission came to an end at 2:30 pm. Joel was amazed at…

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The Duck’s Nest and Sorrow

For days in the early spring I watched a mallard duck and his partner sitting on the road behind the truck wash. The long weekend brought me into my back yard where I notice I had a new friend. A mallard duck. Each time I went into my back yard she would fly away from my garden gate. I discovered she was sitting on 7 eggs. I learned a lot how she covered up her nest with feathers and leaves. I watched daily to be sure that “Nellie” was sitting on her eggs. She would never stay in her nest when I worked in my yard. On Saturday June 16 I came home from Battle River Ranch and checked on Nellie. Sadness. Disappointment. The nest was destroyed and 2 eggs were broken. Nellie was gone.  My friend Ron had lent me his camouflage video camera to record Nellie and her…

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