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Caring For Oily Skin

Having oily skin in itself isn't a bad thing. It only becomes a problem when there's too much of it and you're doing nothing about it. Before we get into the substance of the matter, let's cover some basics. The skin needs natural oils to stay healthy. This is why the sebaceous glands of the skin produces an oily and waxy substance known as sebum. Sebum protects, moisturizes and coats the skin and is essential for healthy skin. What we normally refer to as natural oils on the skin is actually sebum.  You're producing sebum in excess if you have 'oily' skin. This excess oil when left unattended picks up sweat, dead skin cells, impurities, etc which could then develop...

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Popping Blackheads and Whiteheads

There are a couple of videos out there with people popping blackheads and whiteheads. Before you think of doing same, don't! We know it looks a bit therapeutic to watch. For others, it might look yucky. Oftentimes, we cannot overcome the temptation of popping blackheads and whiteheads. We just want them out of the way but we might be doing more harm than good. Popping them exposes us to so many other skin problems which are difficult to deal with. Inflammation Popping blackheads and whiteheads leads to inflammation of the site. More often, after popping the pimple, the site becomes bigger than usual. It is often accompanied with a little bit of swelling and pain. You could even aggravate the...

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Exfoliating From Head To Toe

Oftentimes when we mention exfoliation, our thoughts go to the face right away. However, exfoliation goes beyond the face. In simple terms, exfoliation is getting rid of dead skin cells, dirt and impurities on the body. This means exfoliation can be done from head to toe with no qualms. How do you go about it? Let's take it in sections Facial Exfoliation When exfoliating the face, one of the most important things to take into consideration is your skin type and skin conditions you might be facing. Physical exfoliants are best for sensitive skin whilst chemical peels and exfoliants are best for normal skin. To start, wet your face a bit with water to make it damp. Applying the exfoliant...

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Nourishing Body Oils

Body oils is such a slippery slope for a lot of people. There's a sect which sees body oils as greasy and yet another sect which reveres the use of body oils. The truth is, body oils are great especially for dry skin. Not only do they nourish the skin but leave it healthier and younger. If you're not sure of what oils to use, allow us to point you in the right direction Spiced Vanilla Body Oil Do you know vanilla has anti bacterial properties? When used on the skin consistently, it helps in reducing scars, clearing acne and giving the skin an even tone. Aside these, the smell of the Spiced Vanilla Body Oil is divine. Zesty Citrus The...

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Pros and Cons of Skin Toning

Before we delve into substantive matters, let's clarify one thing - toning here does not mean bleaching. Now that that's out of the way, let's proceed. Toning, in recent times, has gained a lot of popularity among people interested in their skincare. In simple terms, toning helps in refreshing your facial skin whilst keeping its natural oils intact. There are usually stand-alone toners or 2-in-1 facial cleanser and toner. Pros of Using Facial Toner Toners are mostly used to remove any dirt, bacteria, impurities, etc stuck on face or pores even after washing your face. Whilst deeply cleansing, toners also help in balancing the skin's pH Improves the skin tone Smoothens rough patches  Removes excess dirt Aids in removing makeup and...

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