Skin is constantly under construction; developing good nutritional habits will keep it repaired and healthy. Many of the best foods for healthy skin are also beneficial to overall health and should include a variety of fruits and vegetables, lean protein foods, whole grain carbohydrates, low fat dairy products and all plant-based foods.

The main function of the skin is to act as a barrier to infection and disease. The skin works hard to protect our bodies,Although external factors can negatively impact the skin’s condition and impair its ability to defend against harmful substances. Skin changes are often the first visible manifestation of the aging process, defect, or disease. Proper nutrition is one of the most important factors associated with reducing the occurrence of skin disease and promoting healing. Micro-nutrients, including vitamins and minerals, are essential components of skin structure and function for daily maintenance. An impaired nutritional status alters structural integrity and biology, resulting in an abnormal skin barrier.

A primary cause of skin aging is exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation in sunlight.  Other lifestyle factors such as dehydration, malnutrition, smoking, stress, poor sleep habits and excessive alcohol consumption also contribute to aging skin.  These repetitive, deficient lifestyle choices cause cellular damage.  Oxidative stress occurs when an oxygen molecule splits into single atoms with unpaired electrons, known as free radicals.  This damage weakens living cells and tissues leaving skin and overall health vulnerable to premature aging.  Antioxidants protect the skin by reducing and counteracting free radical production.  The impact of poor nutrition on skin health is demonstrated by the incidence of skin disorders associated with nutritional deficiencies.

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Author: Allison is deeply passionate about her work in clinical dentistry. She thoroughly enjoys creating smiles and helping people. Her other interests include evaluating skincare products.

Eczema Therapy: Highly Effective skincare

Eczema is the most common type of inflammatory skin disease (dermatitis), often appearing as a rash on the face or in the bend of elbows and/or knees. Until now Eczema can be treated to manage symptoms but cannot be cured; Now Exquis Skincare has developed highly effective treatment for eczema.  Now eczema can be cured by using Exquis Eczema Therapy

The outermost skin layer (epidermis) functions as a protective barrier that regulates moisture and prevents harmful substances (pathogens) from penetrating the skin. Eczema-prone skin retains less moisture than healthy skin, resulting in dryness due to poor skin barrier function. When moisture loss occurs, skin is more vulnerable to irritants, triggering an overactive immune response that results in clinical symptoms of eczema.     it is not contagious or easily transmitted.

Symptoms of Eczema:

  • Dry, sensitive skin
  • Itchy, red and  inflamed skin
  • Dark colored patches
  • Rough, scaly and thickened skin
  • Scabbed patches

Scratching itchy skin worsens eczema, resulting in skin oozing and scabbing. The goal of eczema treatment is to manage symptoms of flare-ups and to relieve and/or prevent itchy skin. A good skin care regimen is important in maintaining healthy skin and preventing eczema flares.

For best results, I recommend using Eczema Therapy followed by Ultra Rich Moisturizer.  Exquis Skincare has developed Eczema Therapy that relieves the symptoms of eczema including dryness, itchiness, irritation, and rough patches. Exquis highly effective skincare products are available online at

Author: Allison is deeply passionate about her work in clinical dentistry.  She thoroughly enjoys creating smiles and helping people. Her other interests include evaluating skincare products.


Acne is a common, chronic skin disease caused by overproduction of oil (sebum) in the sebaceous follicles of the skin.  Acne presents as inflammatory and/or non-inflammatory lesions on the face, chest and back areas.  

Factors leading to developing acne are:

  • Natural body oils that clog pores; hair follicles become blocked with dead skin cells.
  • Excess oil in the skin.  In adolescence, sebaceous glands enlarge and oil production increases, causing inflammation and narrowing of the lining of the hair follicles. This results in the formation of plugs at the skin surface.           
  • An increase in skin bacteria, seen as redness, swelling, and including pus formation, that occurs as a result of Cutibacterium overgrowth.
  • Strong family history.
  • Hormonal imbalance.
  • Diets high in sugars and carbohydrates.

Acne treatment depends upon severity of symptoms.  Moderate to severe acne may require topical and/or oral prescription medication to prevent recurrence of lesions. The goal of treatment is to reduce or eliminate inflammation caused by bacteria, oil production and dead skin cells, and to decrease the appearance of scarring or hyper-pigmentation. 

Exquis Skincare has developed Acne Clear Complexion treatment for moderate to severe acne, which I highly recommend from proven personal results. The advanced Ayurvedic plant-based treatment for acne works by targeting pores to reduce excessive oil production.  It contains natural antibacterial herbs, Turmeric and Neem, known to clear skin, to prevent future outbreaks and to even skin tone- for all ethnicities, skin types and genders! Exquis highly effective skincare products are available online at

Author: Allison Dooley

Allison is very passionate about her work in clinical dentistry.  She thoroughly enjoys creating smiles and helping people.


Plants are natural sources of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and essential oils that promote skin regeneration and healing. Plant-based skincare products are made from ingredients derived from fruits, vegetables, herbs, seeds, whole grains, legumes and nuts.    Antioxidants are a class of compounds that protect cells from free radical damage, which lead to illness and aging.  They include Vitamins A, C, E and thousands of plant-based compounds that provide natural protection and skin regeneration at a cellular level. The nutrition in plant based skincare products restores and strengthens the body’s cells  by reducing free radical damage.  Plant based skincare products are free of harmful chemicals that include parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

Ayurveda focuses on strengthening natural defense against illness through the balance of body, mind and spirit.  Investing in healthy skin does improve overall health.  Plant-based products are important for maintaining skin function and health by calming inflammation and redness of acne, allergies and eczema and by reducing hyperpigmentation through exfoliation and hydration.  

The botanical world is rich in natural nutrition that boosts antioxidants, the essential building blocks for effective products that produce noticeable results in skin health.Exquis Skincare products offer plant-based nutrition and are created to repair, rejuvenate and refine skin appearance for all ages, genders and skin types.  These products are available online at

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 Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that disrupts the body’s ability to process blood glucose. This disease continues to be a growing, global health concern and at least doubles the risk of early death.

Diabetes can be well-managed through diet, exercise and, if necessary, prescribed medication. However, skin complications related to this disease, such as infection, skin thickening and itching, are common. For example, diabetics may have dry, itchy skin caused by fluid loss due to high blood glucose levels.  The onset of skin problems may be more difficult to notice due to impaired circulation and decreased nerve sensitivity (diabetic neuropathy). Keen observation and good skin care are important considerations in diabetes management.

To prevent diabetic skin complications:

  • Maintain well-controlled blood glucose levels.
  • Keep skin clean and dry.
  • Avoid long, hot baths and showers; do not use bubble bath.
  • Apply lip balm to prevent chapped lips.
  • Do not scratch or itch skin vigorously.
  • Treat minor cuts and sores immediately to decrease risk of infection.

Exquis Skincare has developed an advanced Ayurvedic, Liposome based treatment with high tolerability and efficacy that relieves symptoms of skin problems associated with diabetes.  This moisturizer is quickly absorbed, feeling silky and soothing to dry and itchy skin, diabetic dermopathy, spotted dry rash and dark, scar-like blotches.  Over time, a visibly healthier, smoother and more luminous appearance is revealed.  This premium quality product is affordable and made in the USA for all ethnicities and skin types.

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Skin is the largest organ, the layer of outer tissue with many important functions.  It is the protective covering that regulates body temperature by receiving sensory stimuli from the external environment. In addition, the skin layer prevents dehydration, keeps harmful microbes from entering the body and makes vitamin D when exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet B (UVB) rays.  When skin is in good health, the skin barrier is at its strongest.

Skin supports all body structures, including the immune system, which plays a vital role in maintaining overall health. Skin can be involved in a variety of immune system responses, many of which are rashes that are raised, red in color or warm to the touch. Disorders of the skin vary in symptoms and severity.  A skin disorder may be temporary or permanent, painless, or painful, minor, or even life-threatening.  Genetics, allergies, and irritants can cause hives or rashes.  Inflammation can cause symptoms of irritation such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching. Intestinal inflammation (“leaky gut”) caused by poor diet and/or food allergies can cause skin irritation.

Healthy skin begins with good nutrition and proper hydration.  Drinking plenty of water and eating a variety of raw fruits and vegetables are a great approach to maintaining optimal skin health.  Good skin care and a healthy lifestyle will help delay the natural aging process and will keep your skin and body vibrant and healthy.

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Wearing a face mask every day can be harmful to your skin barrier, a thick wall that protects from irritants and microbes. The skin barrier consists of the outer layer of skin cells called the stratum corneum and the lipid matrix that holds the cells together.  

Skin irritation is a major detriment from wearing a face mask. The skin becomes sensitive, resulting in dry, itchy, acne-prone, and inflamed skin. Applying moisturizer is the best and easiest way to decrease friction between the skin and mask by creating a strong, protective barrier for your skin.

I recommend Exquis moisturizer, which I use daily. It reduces damage from harsh pollutants, providing the optimal hydration and nourishment that your skin needs.  The phospholipid liposomes rebuild the skin’s barrier level and act as a reservoir of moisture to the inner layer of the skin. Exquis moisturizer contains Ayurvedic natural actives including turmeric, basil, sandalwood, and Aloe vera, best known and proven for their extensive calming and healing anti-inflammatory properties.  This product is great for all skin types.  Wishing you great health and happiness!

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About Author,

To Allison Dooley, taking care of her health means feeling good and strong every day.  Healthy living is all about balance.  Daily juicing is one way to incorporate vitamins and nutrition into her diet.  She also enjoys walking, reading,clinical dentistry and going to all sporting events.


With summer arriving shortly, the sun becomes stronger and the UV radiation is dangerous to our skin health.  One in five people in the United States will develop skin cancer.  As a child, I loved the outdoors playing sports and swimming.  I always sunburned and developed skin cancer twenty-three years ago and would like to share a few tips for prevention. 

  • Use a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB moisturizer with sunscreen SPF of 15 or higher everyday
  • Reapply every 2 hours if outdoors
  • Wear protection clothing such as hats and sunglasses
  • Avoid sun from 10-2
  • Avoid tanning beds
  • Self-check your skin

To keep my skin healthy and prevent signs of aging, I use Exquis moisturizer.  The Exquis products bring together traditional ayurvedic actives including turmeric, avocado, aloe vera, basil, and sandalwood. The ayurvedic herbal extracts, antioxidants, emollients, shea butter, and vitamins provide optimum moisture and protection for my skin.  Wishing you all a great summer full of enjoyable activities, but please always keep skin cancer prevention and your healthy skin in check. Exquis Skincare products are available online at

About the Author

Allison Dooley, RDH, ADT, MSH, has been in Dentistry for 27 years with a strong passion to educate her patients. She feels that the most important component of patient education is the link between oral health and systemic disease, as well as how nutrition plays an integral part in both.


The Beauty Benefits of Natural Oils

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Why Try Natural Oils?

They are touted as alternatives to condition hair, moisturize skin, fight acne, and strengthen nails. Take a stroll down the beauty aisle of your drugstore and you’ll find them in many products. Do they work? You might need to experiment. Everyone’s skin is different, and it comes down to trial and error.


Made from the fruit of the marula tree, which is native to South Africa, this oil is rich and hydrating. It’s full of fatty acids, which dermatologists say soothe dry skin. It absorbs quickly and won’t leave you shiny or greasy.

Tea Tree

Red, inflamed breakouts happen when bacteria gets trapped inside your pores. Research shows that tea tree oil helps zap that bacteria. In one trial, it beat a placebo gel (which has no active ingredients) at treating acne and calming inflammation. Another study found that it was as effective as benzoyl peroxide, a common ingredient in over-the-counter zit remedies.


Sometimes called “liquid gold,” argan oil is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, which can fight the effects of aging. Dermatologists also say its omega-3 fatty acids boost collagen growth and plump up your skin. It doesn’t matter if you have a dry, oily, or normal skin type.

It also conditions hair, but doesn’t weight it down or make it feel greasy. You can still use your other hair care products, too.

Chamomile and Peppermint

You probably think of chamomile as a relaxing tea, but the oil from this daisy-like plant can also calm your skin. Skin specialists call it an anti-inflammatory and an antiseptic, which cuts down on redness, irritation, and the chance of infection. Peppermint oil has the same soothing properties.


Dry, cracked skin is more likely to get infected, irritated, and have allergic reactions. Coconut oil protects and moisturizes it, and soothes the scaly, rough patches that go along with common conditions like eczema, too.

Rosehip and Carrot

You’ll find vitamin A in lots of skin care products. It’s a “retinoid,” a chemical that helps replace old skin cells with new ones and make collagen, which can ease color changes from scarring and stretch marks. Two oils that are particularly rich in vitamin A: rosehip seed and carrot. Some dermatologists say they’re also good as acne and anti-aging treatments. You would use only a tiny dab at nighttime.

Rosemary and Castor

Want to plump up your ponytail? Does your scalp show more than it used to? Rosemary oil may help you get a thicker, shinier mane. In one study, 6 months of treatment worked as well as 2% minoxidil against androgenetic alopecia, a common form of hair loss in men and women. And it was less likely to cause an itchy scalp.

Castor oil is another home remedy said to thicken brows and lashes. Before you try it, ask your doctor if it’s safe, since it would go near your eyes. The jury’s still out as to whether it really works.

Olive and Avocado

Got thin or brittle nails? For a simple, all-natural solution, dab a little olive or avocado oil on them before bed. The oils will soak in overnight and nourish with good-for-you fatty acids. You can use other types of oil for this, too.


Could you replace your mouthwash with oil? It’s trendy, but oil pulling, or rinsing out your mouth with oil, is a generations-old remedy for healthy teeth and gums. Research shows it might help. Recent international studies found that swishing with sesame oil (coconut and sunflower work, too) can cut plaque and gingivitis. It may also wash away the microorganisms that cause bad breath.

Practice Good Skin Care Basics


If you really want to keep your skin looking young, start with the essentials:

  • Avoid the sun.
  • Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Wear sun protective clothing (long sleeves and pants).
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Use moisturizer. Exquis Ultra Rich Moisturizer is highly effective moisturizer.

Sleep on Your Back


When you sleep in certain positions night after night, it leads to “sleep lines” — wrinkles that become etched into the top layers of skin and don’t fade once you’re up. Sleeping on your side leads to wrinkles on cheeks and chin, while sleeping face down gives you a furrowed brow.

Eat More Salmon

Salmon (along with other cold-water fish) is a great source of protein, one of the building blocks of great skin. It also has plenty of omega-3 fatty acids. Experts say essential fatty acids nourish skin and keep it plump and youthful, and that can help minimize wrinkles.

Don’t Squint

— Get Reading Glasses! Any facial expression that you do over and over (like squinting) overworks facial muscles and makes grooves beneath the skin’s surface. Eventually those grooves become wrinkles. So keep those eyes wide: Wear reading glasses if you need them. And get savvy about sunglasses. They can protect skin around the eyes from sun damage and keep you from squinting

Slather On Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)

These natural acids lift away the top layer of dead skin cells. That helps reduce the appearance of pores, fine lines, and surface wrinkles, especially around the eyes. Stronger forms of AHAs may help boost collagen production in your skin. That’s a protein that gives your skin strength and firmness. Using AHAs can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, so wear sunscreen every day.

Exquis Anti-Aging Moisturizer contains Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Soy, Vitamin C, Turmeric and other clinically proven ingredients for younger looking skin.

Don’t Over-Wash Your Face

Tap water strips skin of moisture and natural oils that protect against wrinkles. If you wash your face too often, you wash away its protection. Use soap with moisturizers, or a gel or cream cleanser instead.

Wear Your Vitamin C

Some studies have found that creams with vitamin C can boost the amount of collagen your skin makes. Vitamin C, protects against damage from UVA and UVB rays, and helps reduce redness, dark spots and uneven skin tone. You have to use a skin product with the right type of vitamin C, though. L-ascorbic acid may be the best for wrinkle relief. You may also see a vitamin C ingredient listed as ascorbyl palmitate.

Soy for Skin Care

Soy may improve the appearance of your skin and protect it, too. Studies suggest soy applied to the skin or taken as a supplement (not as food) may help protect against or even heal some sun damage. It can help your skin’s structure and firmness, and even out skin tone.

Trade Coffee for Cocoa

Try a tasty wrinkle-reducing drink. One study shows that cocoa with high levels of two antioxidants (epicatechin and catechin) protects skin from sun damage, improves blood flow to skin cells, keeps moisture in, and makes skin look and feel smoother.