What are Peptides?

​As you may already know, our skin is made up of structural proteins like collagen. Collagen is essential for keeping our skin strong and firm. In our younger years, we produce plenty of collagen to keep skin plump and youthful. However, our body’s production of collagen starts to slow down in our mid-to-late 20’s. Then, collagen production drastically drops after age 30. In fact, it can drop by 1-2% every year after that. As our collagen decreases, we are left with thinner skin, less elasticity and firmness, and unfortunately, noticeable wrinkles.How do peptides work? Amino acids link together to form chains. These chains can be short (a peptide) or long, but the longer chains become proteins. Peptides are fragments of proteins and work as cell communicators to perform specific cell functions. As mentioned above, the skins most important protein is collagen. By incorporating skincare products with peptides that stimulate collagen production into your daily routine, you can see anti-aging benefits like a firmer, more youthful looking appearance. 

7 Tips for Healthy Skin

When it comes to healthy winter skin there are several tips to try that will help with moisturizing and keeping your skin hydrated and glowing.  By following the steps below and your'e on the way to healthier, happier skin. 

1. Keep moisture in the air and invest in a humidifier.  
2. Limit hot showers and baths. 
3. Use a gentle, chemical free cleanser.
4. Upgrade your moisturizer and use it often. 
5. Moisturize frequently, especially your body. 

6. Exfoliate less frequently. 
7. Apply sunscreen — even on dull winter days.


“If your skin is really, really dry, then you certainly don’t exfoliate, but once a week." Skip the exfoliate brush and head for a more less aggressive cleanser to exfoliate with because your skin barrier is going to be a little bit compromised because of the dryness and the cold air.”

​"After you shower, I always recommend body oils. I really like coconut oil, because that can hydrate your skin and protect your barrier after a warm shower or bath."

"Not all skincare products are the same. When searching for the right skincare. Make sure to look for chemical free products. Chemicals can be harsh and abbrasive and more dryness can occur.