Fight Sugar Related Skin Sag By: Dr. Melissa Durfey DACM, LE In honor of American Diabetes Month, I wanted to take a few minutes to chat with Coralai about sugar and the skin. We know that simply eating sugar doesn’t cause diabetes, however, there are some skin issues that become more prevalent for people with […]
About the author: Dr. Melissa Durfey DACM, LE is the founder of multiple inclusive brands including My Self Care Doc, and Mage & Maven Bespoke Botanicals. Dr. Melissa is a multi-award-winning board-certified East Asian Medicine provider and esthetician who has been practicing her unique blend of integrated cosmetology for over a decade. She received her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Health and Science in 2022, her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2012, her esthetics diploma from Portland Beauty Academy in 2009 and her bachelor's degree in Community Health Education from Portland State University in 2004. Melissa’s clinical passion is inclusive medicine, and her practice is designed to celebrate beauty and wellness beyond western standards. She currently lives and works in beautiful Petaluma, California with her husband Sam, a certified cannabis educator. When she is not at the office you can often find her out wine tasting, at a community event or at a local karaoke bar.