A|N Skin & Beauty Blog

The Pregnancy-Safe Skin Brightening System

The Pregnancy-Safe Skin Brightening System

September 26, 2022

Pregnancy causes all kinds of changes in the body, which can absolutely impact the skin. Many women complain during pregnancy about having “dull” skin, developing melasma and hyperpigmentation, and even having inflamed skin. This is due to ramped up hormones, an increase in blood volume, and circulation changes. While pregnant, it can be really tough to suddenly notice changes in your skin like this, especially when you have no idea what is safe for your body or baby, as some ingredients must be avoided. Let’s first focus on what you CAN use during pregnancy and then we can chat quickly...

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5 Steps To Your Best Skin Yet!

5 Steps To Your Best Skin Yet!

September 16, 2022

When it comes to skincare, it can be stressful, right? There are so many options with products, brands, and regimens. And then when it comes to properly applying them and using them? That’s a whole additional layer of confusion! You hear so many different opinions and see so many people sharing conflicting routines! Well, let’s get back to the basics, keep it simple to start, and learn how and when to use skincare products to ensure that you see the best results!  STEP 1: First things first, you need to start with a clean canvas! It seems like a no-brainer,...

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Our Newest Addition: Advanced Brightening Kits

Our Newest Addition: Advanced Brightening Kits

September 18, 2022

If you’re an OG lover of A|N skincare products, then I am sure you are so excited right now! Why? Because you know that we once carried Brightening Pads that were top sellers. However, we discontinued them some time ago, and we have been re-formulating them for what seems like years now (it’s actually been about 10-12 months but we know how popular these are)! The wait was so worth it, and we can’t wait for you to grab these new pads!    What you can expect from the Advanced Brightening Kit: Brighter skin that no longer looks dull A...

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What is functional medicine testing?

What is functional medicine testing?

August 30, 2022

If you’re like me and ever felt frustrated that your blood work doesn’t explain why you struggle with acne, functional medicine testing can come to your rescue!  What is functional medicine testing? Functional medicine testing is a more in-depth type of testing with a lot more information that can help you discover the root issues of your acne. It’s often a financial investment and unfortunately is often not covered by your insurance. However, it helps you find out what exactly is causing your acne and you’ll be able to get results twice as a fast.  In our clinical field, we...

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What is the Difference Between Medical Grade Skincare & Over the Counter Skincare?

What is the Difference Between Medical Grade Skincare & Over the Counter Skincare?

August 10, 2022

Yes, sis. Medical grade skincare costs more. But remember: you pay for what you get! Let's talk about the difference between medical grade (or pharmaceutical grade) and over-the-counter (or OTC) skincare so you understand what I mean. OVER THE COUNTER SKINCARE  OTC skincare products do not have oversight by the FDA, which means that thorough product and ingredient testing is NOT required. Over-the-counter drugstore products do not have to be tested, often contain many filler ingredients to keep costs low, consist of lower strengths/percentages of active ingredients, and are formulated for the general population so that everyone (no matter what...

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