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The Basics of Facial Skin Care

When it comes to facial care, the ultimate is proper care. Its delicate nature makes it imperative to use tried and tested practices in order not to aggravate the skin. The basics of facial care are simple and easy to do.  Cleanse One of the best things you can do for your face is to cleanse it. There are different cleansers on the market. Cleansing comes in two parts. Washing the face with a soap-based cleanser such as the Shea Butter Soaps and water-based cleansers such as the Facial Cleanser from Kaydua Luxury. Cleansing your face helps in removing any dirt or clogged pores which could lead to the formation of acne.   Exfoliate One of the best things you can do...

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Is Makeup Making Your Skin Issues Worse?

As controversial as this is, it's an important topic to discuss. Makeup has become part of us whether we like it or not. Now, there are a lot of controversies surrounding makeup and having healthy skin. Let's clear one misconception - not using makeup is not a guarantee for having healthy skin. Now that that's out of the way, let's delve into other substantive issues. Regular makeup vrs ceremonial makeup You'd agree that regular everyday makeup is different from makeup for a ceremony. One of the marked difference is how heavy ceremonial makeup can be. For the most part, it is to cover all blemishes. It's also applied in such a way that it stays on longer. This means covering...

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Of Masks And Scrubs

Don't get overwhelmed by the multitude of skincare products out there. Facial masks and scrubs are some of the essentials needed for healthy skin. Today's post explains why you need these two essential products in your skincare bag. Ready to explore with us? Facial Masks These come in different types ranging from clay masks to peels to DIYs and a host of other things. Generally, facial masks are great for removing impurities from the skin. It helps unclog pores without stripping your skin of its natural oils.  After masks are applied, they are left on a while longer to be able to penetrate the skin and work its magic. Essentially, facial masks are great for diminishing fine lines refining pores...

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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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