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New Year, New Skin!

New Year, New Skin!

Making your New Year’s resolutions?   As you are making positive changes for a healthier body and mind, don’t forget the New Year is the perfect time to give your skin a fresh start. Making small changes in your diet and…

Tips for Beautiful Holiday Skin

Tips for Beautiful Holiday Skin

Holidays are a time to enjoy and unwind, but sometimes it can be a bit of a hassle to squeeze in some time for yourself. What you need to change in your skincare during the holidays are not your products….

Guest Post: Types, Health Benefits & Side Effects: 3 Things You Should Know About Probiotics

Guest Post: Types, Health Benefits & Side Effects: 3 Things You Should Know About Probiotics

Although people have consumed probiotics for thousands of years, scientists are just now beginning to fully understand how they affect our bodies. What are probiotics? Probiotics are bacteria or yeast that, when consumed, is thought to improve the function of…

Parts of your body you’re not including in your skincare

Parts of your body you’re not including in your skincare

We all have our skincare routines. While being aware that skin health is important, we do everything to cover every aspect of it. But it’s not easy – there’s weather, humidity, UV rays, aging signs – who wouldn’t be overwhelmed…

Guest Post: A Guide to Moneysaving Skincare

Guest Post: A Guide to Moneysaving Skincare

When your wallet’s on the light side, it’s kind of difficult to justify spending all the money you’ve earned on skincare. Truth be told, caring about your skin doesn’t require you spending wads of cash – with just a bit…

Winter Treats Your Body Will Love!

Winter Treats Your Body Will Love!

Whenever someone mentions skincare, most people automatically think about their face. There’s an entire ocean of skin concerns, from aging, dryness, sensitivity, wrinkles to UV rays – and they can all affect the rest of the body as much as…

Guest Post: The Real Reasons Why You’re Still Getting Acne

Guest Post: The Real Reasons Why You’re Still Getting Acne

Acne is a pretty common problem for many of us. Although younger people are more prone to breakouts, adults can suffer with the embarrassment, annoyance and pain of acne as well. On the horizon are many reasons why breakouts occur,…

Take a holiday from stress!

Take a holiday from stress!

While waiting for the holidays, you might as well get some useful tips on getting rid of stress. Might come in handy for the cold days to come!

Guest post: Tightening serums and facial exercises – are they alternatives to surgical procedures?

Our guest blogger suggests some good non-surgical methods for fighting aging!

Kick These 7 Bad Habits That Are Ruining Your Skin

Kick These 7 Bad Habits That Are Ruining Your Skin

Your skin is indeed the most hard-working part of your body; it works to protect you from the attack of microbes and it keeps out dirt and dust from causing infections. But, what happens when you do not take adequate care of your skin? Read on to find the 7 bad habits that are contributing to damaged skin.

A Green Smoothie To Envious Skin

Psst !! Did Ellen Degeneres drink this up before the Oscar curtain rose? Her glowing skin and sparkling eyes surely makes us think so 🙂

5 Beauty Trends That Rocked In 2013

It has been a beauty-li-cious 2013! While you have been busy pampering your skin, beauty has seen some amazing trends in skincare, spa treatments, hair, nails and makeup in 2013. Some you may have caught up on and some you will surely love to follow. Read on.

Is A Hot Shower Good For Your Skin?

There’s nothing like a nice hot shower after a long day. It’s relaxing, cleansing, and stimulating…these are feelings many of us seek, so a hot shower is always a good thing, right? WRONG!

Spring Clean Your Beauty Shelf

It’s the perfect time to purge the beauty bins, cabinets and drawers of goodies from last year.

Carbs – Are They Good?

Carbs – Are They Good?

Love Them Now – Complex carbohydrates like whole wheat breads, pastas and fruits are packed with goodness. These carbs contain essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals and fiber, which are required for the overall functioning of our body. Good carbs help to trigger cell generation in the body, giving you gleaming and youthful skin.

Skincare Know-How with HIV-AIDS

Skincare Know-How with HIV-AIDS

Over the last two decades the HIV- AIDS virus has spread across the globe. This virus makes the immune system weak rendering the person infected with this virus too weak to fight off infections. Some of the opportunistic infections that crop up because of HIV or AIDS are skin infections. Read on to understand ways to alleviate the pain and strife that occur with these infections.

What is Accutane?

The word “accutane” is the trade name for isotretinoin, a medication that is structurally almost the same as natural vitamin A, and is known as the vitamin A retinoid. It is a powerful drug used to help reduce the amount of oil released by oil glands in your skin, and is usually prescribed to treat severe acne, but only after other acne medications have been tried, with unsuccessful results.

Fact Or Fable: Black Skin has natural moisture, so no moisturizer needed

There are many myths about skin care based on racial ethnicity that just don’t ring true. One such myth is in reference to African/Black people, and that black (facial) skin has a natural moisture to it so therefore there is no need for black skin to add a moisturizer.

Fact Or Fable: Junk Food Causes Skin To Break Out

There is no statistical proof that junk food like pizza, chocolate, fried foods, or food containing caffeine or fats are the cause of acne. Acne is a consequence of overly excited sebaceous glands.

Smell the Flowers – Lavender in Skincare

Smell the Flowers – Lavender in Skincare

Lavender, that sweet, intoxicating scent has been arousing our senses since ancient Greeks discovered that breaking up its dry leaves released a scent so delicate and absorbing that it would be one of the most sought after beauty plants around.