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Acne No More! How to Properly Take Care of Your Acne Prone Skin.

Acne No More! How to Properly Take Care of Your Acne Prone Skin.

Taking care of acne prone skin can seem very challenging. But the truth is your skincare routine does not have to be complex to be effective. In fact, your routine does not have to be expensive either. What you need are products that help you remove excess oil, keep your pores clean and help spe...
How Can I Get Amazing Skin?

How Can I Get Amazing Skin?

A healthy skin starts from the inside out. It is crucial to understand that the food we eat and the lifestyle we follow dramatically affect how healthy our skin is. Let’s be very clear, no one element is responsible for the health of our skin. Nonetheless, food and lifestyle are huge factors. 
pH Series: What is pH & why is it so 'damn' important?

pH Series: What is pH & why is it so 'damn' important?

The acid mantle is our skin’s defense system, a very fine slightly acidic film produced in part by our outermost layer of skin (or the Stratum Corneum) where it contributes sebum (oils, waxes, esters) and sweat (water, salt). The acidity develops when the bacteria on our skin (don’t worry, this kind of bacteria is our friend, and he’s awesome!) breaks down these oils into fatty acids and glycerol. The average pH of the acid mantle of healthy skin is 5.5. Depending on your age, gender, skin type etc. this number can change.
Chocolate Scrub

Chocolate Scrub

The cold winter months dehydrate our skin leaving it dull and in desperate need of a scrub. Most people are afraid of using scrubs because they think it will dehydrate their skin further causing them scars and surprisingly more acne (as you know, the drier the skin the more the oils are produced by our sebaceous glands and voilathe more acne!). Our answer is: Chocolate!

Taking Care of Oily Skin During Winter: Green Tea Face Mask

Taking Care of Oily Skin During Winter: Green Tea Face Mask

Oily skin requires extra attention during the low-humidity winter months. Using harsh cleansers packed with chemicals can take away much needed moisture out of your skin, leaving your skin feeling sensitive and uncomfortably dry. Use this DIY to gently and deeply cleanse your skin and hydrate it. 

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