With lives that are overfull with activities there are a microscopic few who actually manage to get the required hours of Z’s. Groggy morning eyes have changed the expression- ‘Early to bed and early to rise’ to ‘Late to bed and very early to rise’! But while we skimp on our sleep do we really understand the implications it has on our skin health?
We are so very conscious about everything around us, then why do we not make informed and independent skincare decisions? Why is it that we often get fooled by the pretty looking lady or the delicious looking dude enticing us to buy a particular product? Is it because our personal independence has jaded us? Or is it because trusting that pretty face is an easier, enticing and convenient option?
Medically an itch, called ‘pruritus’, is a skin irritation that urges you to scratch that area. It can be a localized irritation or can be generalized occurring all over the body. During the hot months itchiness is common due to the heat and presence of allergens in the air. Prickly heat, Sunburns, Dryness, and Skin Sensitivity are your common ‘itch-providers’.
Are you Green with your skincare? In keeping with the true spirit of St. Patrick’s day mySkin.com profiles a blogger whose passion and commitment to green skincare is commendable and note worthy.
This tete’-a-tete’ with Toxic Beauty blog has been a true learning experience and its given me a deeper insight into organic skincare.
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.
How many of us think that age spots are completely related to age? I too, accepted age spots as part of the ‘growing older’ skin genesis. Little did I know that these little brown spots were a lot more than just a side effect of aging.
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.
Are you a James Bond ‘Goldfinger’ fan? Do you prefer Silver like Kim Kardashian? Would you like a Platinum ring? Read on to know more on the Glitter n ‘ Sparkle present in your skincare products.
Smoking affects our skin adversely besides causing lung disease, heart and blood vessel disease, cancer, and other illnesses. One of four smokers dies of diseases directly related to smoking. Many others suffer years of pain, ill health, and discomfort. I do not want to write an advisory note; its my effort to help us strengthen our resolve to quit smoking this year around.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We’re going to post a series of ‘Fact or Fable?’ articles to decipher the skincare myths and facts, such as: Will eating chocolate cause acne? Will doing facial exercises make you look younger?
Send us your skincare doubts and we’ll buster that myth!
Before starting your specialized facial, ensure your face has been cleansed by using your facial sauna. This will help open up your pores, extract any blackheads and ensure your skin is more receptive to the peppermint leaves. Also, when cleansing the skin of the paste, use the cotton pads to properly remove the paste. This will avoid you irritating the skin by possibly scrubbing it with your hands and transferring any bacteria or dirt you may have. It will also effectively remove the tiny grains of oatmeal that can easily be left behind.
First and foremost, we strive to be as unbiased as possible. Not many can say that. We don’t make or sell products, promote products on our site, or take advertising from skincare manufacturers.