Monday, 04 November 2019 15:42

The Benefits of Using Natural Skincare

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The many benefits of a regular skincare routine have been talked about a lot, especially in the last few years. And besides all the beauty reasons, there are also some health aspects to consider. With time, the products evolved and got a lot better, so the result is natural skincare lines that are healthy for our skin and make it soft, glowy and clear. However, if you want to find out more about all of the benefits of using natural skincare, keep on reading.

Natural Ingredients

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Discussion about the ingredients of natural skincare and the safety of using it are sort of intertwined. Firstly, natural ingredients mean that there are no harmful chemicals, and processes used in the making, which means that it will most likely suit any skin type. You don't have to worry about skin irritation, dryness, or redness because natural products will care for your skin in the best way possible.

Some of the ingredients that you can usually find in natural skincare products are coconut oil, which will help remove dead cells, keep you safe from sunburn, and make your skin soft and nurtured. Aloe Vera, which is also good for treating sunburns, irritation, as well as dry and red skin. Tea tree oil is something many brands are starting to incorporate in their skincare products, and it is perfect for oily, acne-prone skin. Avocado will provide your skin with vitamin A, D, and E, which can help treat age spots and increase the production of collagen. Argan oil is also full of vitamin A, and E, it can serve as an antioxidant, and it will make your skin soft and hydrated.

Safety Comes First

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Regardless of your skin type, many ingredients of everyday skincare can harm your skin without you even knowing. Redness, dryness, itchiness, irritation, or acne, the symptoms are many, and they are very unpleasant. On the other hand, quality natural skin care products are hypoallergenic, made from high-quality, and pure, natural ingredients, which ensures that your skin will love them. Besides, they mimic the normal oils and processes your skin makes, and this means you won't surprise your skin with something new and unexpected.

Cruelty-free And Eco-friendly

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Something that we have started to hear a lot about is cruelty-free skincare and makeup. There are people who choose the products according to this standard, which is a beautiful act. If you are one of those, you will be happy to hear that natural products are, in most cases, not tested on animals but in labs, using high-end technology.

Aside from this, natural skincare products are good for the environment as well. Firstly, they don't contain parabens and petrochemicals, which is good because their breakdown is harmful to the sea and wildlife. Some scrubs have small pieces of plastic that can again be thrown into the sea causing fish to die, or polluting the soil since plastic takes a lot of time to decompose. However, natural ingredients, like coffee, cocoa, coconut, and many other plants go back to nature and don't do any harm.

You Can Make Them Yourself

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Another good thing about natural products is that you can make them at home on occasion. There are some things you need to know before you start. Make sure you measure the ingredients correctly, choose a proper container, and don't make more than you have to since it can go bad pretty fast. However, you can make them last longer by adding natural preservatives. And most importantly make sure you know what you are using and for what purpose. When you get all of that out the way, you can proceed to some recipes. You can make a face wash from oils and castile soap to gently clean your skin, scrubs from coffee, baking soda, and essential oils as well, and moisturizers from carrier oils and essential oils. Toners, serums, lip balms, and masks can also be made at home from all-natural ingredients.

Saving Money

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Natural skincare products don't have to be more expensive, which is another reason to look into them. We are all used to spending substantial amounts of money on products that don't have the quality or effectiveness. The packaging of these commercially produced products is usually smaller than natural brands, which means that for the same amount of money, you can get more product and use them for a longer time. Natural skincare is more likely to help your skin and keep it clean and soft, so there will be less need for you to buy many more different products. And this will help you save money as well. And one more reason is that natural products have a higher concentration of products in their original state, so you will need less product to achieve the same results.

There are many reasons to start using natural skincare, but the first and most important one is that they are safe, and they will help your problematic skin and keep it healthy, shiny, and soft. So, look at these benefits a bit closer, and decide on the best one for you.

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Tuesday, 01 October 2019 15:48

Skinfood Best Tips for Acne-Prone Skin

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Acne-prone is the condition of the skin that makes it more susceptible to breakouts. It's tough having acne-prone skin, especially with all the pollution in the air. However, your skin type doesn't have to dictate your entire life. You can try some of the tips mentioned below to prevent acne before it even happens. 

People with acne-prone skin need to take care of their face and skin more than other people would need to. Companies like Skinfood make sure that their products are compatible with all skin types. Skinfood is a Korean brand of beauty, cosmetics, and skincare. Skinfood is a retailer and manufacturer company that creates safe, organic, and effective products.

Acne-prone Skin Causes And Symptoms

There are currently studies to work out why some skin is acne-prone. One of the main reasons is hereditary. It means that if your mother or grandmother has that skin type, then you're more likely to get it. Dermatologists are still trying to figure out other factors.

Here are some symptoms that you may have acne-prone skin:

● Your skin has a reddish color to the majority of your face, especially the area where acne appears
● Elements like dust, dirt, and others could easily cause breakouts
● Your acne breakouts are severe, and occasionally have spots with heads

Taking Care Of Acne-prone Skin

Most people, especially celebrities, often say that the best way to deal with acne-prone skin is to use anti-pimple creams or take some supplements. However, putting cosmetics without proper guidance or routine could be more harmful to your face. Aside from that, not all supplements or products are going to work for your skin. Some may even have adverse effects on you.

You can take care of your acne-prone skin by using the right Skinfood products and incorporating them in your routine. Here are the best tips on taking care of your acne-prone skin:

Avoid touching your face with dirty hands. One of the most common causes of breakouts is exposure of dirt into your pores. If you put your face in contact with unwashed hands, then your acne-prone pores will trap the dirt even more. The pores of an acne-prone face are susceptible to any foreign elements, so you must limit the amount of dirt you introduce.

Make sure that you wash your hands thoroughly before applying your skincare routine or else you'll risk getting worse breakouts. Check your nails before you use a product because they could still contain soil or dirt, which could contaminate your skincare item.

Introduce products to your face one at a time. Acne-prone skin is more sensitive than the other skin types, so it's essential to practice caution. One common misconception is that putting random skincare products together can help your skin.

If you're dealing with acne-prone skin, you need to remember that not all ingredients can help. While AHA or alpha-hydroxy acids and BHA or beta-hydroxy acids are typically known to be anti-acne ingredients, using them together could dry out your skin.

To start your skincare routine, you should do the following:

● Use only one pimple treatment at a time
● Buy your products according to acne-prone skin specifications
● Check the ingredients
● Follow any acne-prone beauty and skincare blogger so you will have more information on what you can or can't do
● Use trusted products like Skinfood that use natural ingredients compatible with acne-prone skin types

Layer your skincare products from thinnest to thickest. Your skin is like a sponge that wants to absorb all the goodness you are applying, so it is essential to employ the most lightweight products first. These are water-like products such as toners, serums, or essences. Heavy moisturizers and oils will be used next because they help in sealing everything in. Oil-based products, in particular, have occlusive properties that create a barrier between the air and the skin. Anything applied on top of them won't come in contact with the skin.

The Korean 10-step skincare routine has the products in the order of viscosity to maximize absorption. Therefore, it's good to familiarize yourself with the process to make sure that you don't accidentally deter your skincare.

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 11:02

G Renew Lipid Bubbles Serum

Add some bubbles to your wish list in the form of skincare this Christmas, with Sesderma’s Factor G Renew Lipid Bubbles Serum 30ml.

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Thursday, 20 September 2018 15:33

Autumn Skin Care Routine with Re-Gen

Autumn marks the return of changing leaves, pumpkin spice lattes and warm jumpers, but the new season also calls for a new skin care routine.

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Wednesday, 08 August 2018 14:29

Ultimate Guide to Selfie-Ready Skin

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Applying a primer, a foundation, concealer, and for a huge amount of people, resorting to a technique called baking has become the norm in the face makeup department, and we haven’t even included contouring, bronzing and highlighting. Then we proceed to apply the rest of our makeup, and only once everything is sealed with a foolproof setting spray, are we ready to take that perfect selfie. It goes without saying that our go-to filters are an integral part of the process, and some people go as far as to actually adjust and change their features and erase blemishes and other imperfections. Now, there is absolutely nothing wrong about playing with makeup. It should be used as a fun tool with which we express our personality, mood and creativity.

However, the one thing makeup should not be is a shield behind which to hide. The emphasis is, and always should be on nourishing your skin to perfection, so even when you’re bare-faced, you have the confidence not only to trust around town, but actually let the virtual world see you in your full makeupless glory. And how does one achieve that photo-ready skin? It takes dedication and just the right steps, but trust us, there is nothing difficult about it.

The Glow Prerequisite

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Many women out there are still not convinced of the important role exfoliation plays in the process of getting that perfect complexion. Dead skin cells that stay on top of your skin don’t only prevent your skin from breathing, but also clog the pores and the result is lifeless, dull skin. This is particularly visible when using a camera, as you will notice that your skin has become opaque and doesn’t reflect light. In order to shed those dead cells and reveal the radiance that lies beneath, exfoliate two to three times a week. Everything more than that can actually cause irritation and inflammation of the skin, as overzealous exfoliation can actually strip your skin of the natural oils since the dead cells haven’t had time to surface.

All The Right Foods

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The connection between the gut and skin is one that cannot be denied, and a dehydrated body can be spotted from a mile away as when you’re dehydrated on the inside, it reflects on your appearance as well. Insufficient water intake definitely takes a toll on your skin, makes it dull and dry-looking, so it’s vital to maintain your water intake high, and if plain water is ‘boring’ there are tons of water-rich foods that are delicious and that will, in the long run, pay off big time, so choose your favorites and don’t hold back.

Pick Your Tools Wisely

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One of the most common mistakes we make is choosing the wrong skincare for our concerns, skin type as well as our age. Therefore it is paramount to rectify this mistake and how does one go about it? First, you need to establish what your skin type is. Then, you go and look for the best skincare products for your type, and if you’re dealing with acne-prone skin, hyperpigmentation and other issues, choosing wisely is all the more important. Arm your bathroom cabinet with everything from the right cleanser and toner, makeup remover, serum, moisturizer, all custom-picked and personalized to cater to your specific needs.

Be Diligent

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Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was great skin. It takes good products and plenty of diligence to get your skin where it needs to be. This is why, rain or shine, you should never skip on your skincare rituals and proper steps, both evening and morning ones. The evening calls for a double cleanse, toning, overnight serum, moisturizer, and mornings are a tad breezier as you can get away with a quick wash, daytime serum and an SPF rich moisturizer, and you’re almost ready to go.
The reason nighttime routine is more extensive is because we usually have makeup that needs to be thoroughly removed at the end of the day, and let’s not even get started on the external pollutants that attack our skin constantly. In addition to that, it’s vital not to give up on your products if they don’t work magically within the timespan of two minutes – think of great skin as a marathon, not a sprint; do your best, take it slow and trust in your products as they will deliver. Everything good takes time.

Camera Up!

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Ok, once you’re skin is in spick and span shape, you can add a touch of makeup for that perfect no-makeup makeup look before snapping that perfect selfie, although when the time comes, you will be confident enough to go truly makeup-free. Sheer foundations and radiance-boosting tinted moisturizers are all the rage this season – the season of healthy glow, so snag one of those lightweight products and add an extra smidge of radiance to the skin. Apply some stick or liquid highlighter to the high points of the face, add a few coats of mascara and plump those lips with a touch of lip gloss and you are more than camera-ready.

Find that perfect light, hold the camera above you and point it slightly downward – this way you’ll capture your best angle perfectly, and snap away. Of course, feel free to adjust that pic to fit in with the rest of your Instagram feed in terms of saturation and exposure, but you will be pleasantly surprised with the fact that you don’t have to make any other adjustments. Happy snapping!

Written By Sophia Smith 

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 21:19

Top 5 Flowers That are Great for a Woman's Skin?

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Miranda Kerr once famously said that - a rose can never be a sunflower and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that's like women too.

The beauty of a woman is compared to a flower beautifully. It says that as each and every flower is distinctly pretty, so does each woman!

Everyone has their signature qualities which makes them unique. To celebrate the essence and spirit of a woman, Women's Day is celebrated and a flower for Women's Day would be the best gift. Because a flower is the only object in this whole world which does justice in explaining the beauty of a woman.

Not only as an object of beauty but, there are many more qualities in a flower. All the ravishing women can use these following flowers and enhance their beauty overnight.

1. Jasmine

The intensely strong fragrance of jasmine flowers reminds us of many memories. This flower can be used to prepare tea which releases depression or anxiety. You can soak these flowers in water and take a bath or use jasmine oil after your bath to feel rejuvenated.

If you keep jasmine flower plant in your lawn or garden, there would be no insomnia or sleeping disorder! If you have a dry skin or suffering from wrinkles, you can crush a few jasmine petals (after washing gently) and mix with a few drops of coconut oil and apply this pack on your face. You would glow in a few weeks if you apply it regularly.

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2. Marigold

This is perhaps the most widely noticed flower all over India. The yellow to orange colored flowers are attractive and bright. They have been cultivated over the years for many usages. Some beneficial medicinal oils are made from this flower.

Although this is not a soothingly fragrant flower but other qualities of this flower make it a great gift. You can brew three spoons of marigold petals in a vessel for 15 minutes and wash your face with this water daily if you want it to be acne and spot-free.

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3. Rose

Quintessentially, a rose is the queen of the garden. You can gift a rose flower plant or a bouquet of roses to the charming ladies in your life. In case you want glowing lips like a red rose, you can use crushed rose petals with a few drops of honey which is a superb natural lip balm. The natural color of your lip would become pinkish red and that would make your appearance more attractive.

To tone your skin or to mitigate the harsh rays of the sun, you can take a half spoon of rosewater and half spoon of glycerin and keep this pack overnight. Wouldn't it be a great idea if you get a bouquet of roses and wish a Happy Women's Day along this vital information to the lady luck?

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4. Hibiscus

For a glowing skin and smooth hair, there is no competition to hibiscus. It represents delicate beauty, unity, and peace. In many Asian countries, this flower is mainly used to worship deities. You also must remember our biology classes and dissection of a hibiscus flower.

Well, this is an extremely amazing option when you want to replenish your skin and hair. Hibiscus oil and shampoo are easily available in the market that is targeted for women population. The ageing women population also love this flower for its anti-ageing properties.

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5. Lavender

This flower represents refinement, grace, and elegance. Lavender holds a sacred place in nature and the amazing look of this flower is something to be cherished for sure. This flower has good quantities of Vitamins and thus it is a lovely option to enhance the beauty of skin and hair. The anti-bacterial properties of lavender help in fighting acne problems. Lavender oil has been discovered as a wonderful aroma oil.

When you are very tensed and everything around you seems to be confusing, just have a bath with a few drops of lavender oil in water. Things would take its own time to normalize but this would help you remain calm in this kind of tricky situations. Get a bouquet of lavender as a special women's day flower for your lady luck.

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Apart from these flowers, there are other flowers also like Chamomile, Carnation, or Tuberose that works wonder for a woman's skin. Thus, if you truly want a careful gift for the lovely ladies, you can get Women's Day flowers and share these trivia with them.

Written by Sophie Addison

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Thursday, 28 December 2017 08:49

SkinYoga Coffee Body Scrub

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I am using SkinYoga’s Coffee body scrub to try and keep the stretch marks and cellulite at bay over the Christmas season. The caffeine in the product is meant to enhance fat metabolism and remove liquid and fat for your skin. The natural oil in it helps to nourish and give your skin an even glow. The scrub is also said to treat inflammation and protect your skin from the sun in the summer.

Directions

Take small handfuls of the Coffee scrub and apply onto wet skin in the shower. Scrub your entire body for 5-7 minutes. Follow with your usual shower routine.

Ingredients: Ground Coffee Beans, Pure Coconut Oil, Pure Sesame Oil.

SkinYoga is an Indian brand founded by three sisters Radhika Choudhary, Deepika Choudhary and Jagriti Choudhary. The Coffee scrub comes in a golden coloured packet and smells shockingly of coffee, it is a beautiful smell though. So beautiful in fact that I am scared that I may get it confused with my usual Coffee that I drink every morning.

After using the scrub for a few weeks I noticed that the dead skin cells on my body had gone and I now feel soft and smooth all over. I will continue using the body scrub, as I want to keep my skin and body in shape as I intend on making an absolute pig of myself over the Christmas holiday.

Get your body Christmas ready with SkinYoga Coffee Body Scrub. It retails at £32.00 online at Amazon.

Written by Hayley Sweeney

Published in Blog
Saturday, 25 November 2017 12:27

Drinkable Skincare: The Latest Trend in Beauty

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In the world of skincare and makeup, things seem to be changing at the speed of light. It appears like every new day brings a new magical cream, an abundance of serums that promise to change our skin forever, along with numerous other topical innovations. They all boast an abundance of retinol, vitamins, collagen and antioxidants that guarantee a flawless complexion and plump, radiant skin. It was only a matter of time when something new will appear on the skincare market, and now it has. To our surprise, it wasn’t another skincare product, at least not one applied in a traditional matter.

Although the effectiveness of the new drinkable skincare trend is yet to transpire, every innovative step is bound to tickle and intrigue us. If it proves effective, it could change the way we view and practice skincare for good, but as the effectiveness of the new trend still await proof, all we can do is explore the topic with as many pieces of information we have, give it a go and see what happens.

1. Putting Our Finger On It

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What is drinkable skincare exactly? Given that it’s a ‘brand new thing’ in skincare, it’s difficult to put a finger on it. The rise of drinkable collagen or even a digestible SPF and probiotics in concoctions that promise to reduce dark spots and dull skin, fight aging and target numerous other skincare issues and concerns is, however, undeniable. The products in question vary from vitamin-rich juices to dry supplements that are supposed to be added to your regular beverages.


Besides, the ‘line’ of products goes as far as to introduce a collagen peptide, a drink whose effectiveness has been studied by the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. According to their report, the consumption of this drink has increased skin hydration within an eight-week time span, as well as collagen density in the dermis. The study concludes that the oral supplementation has definitely proven effective in slowing down the aging process, and that is definitely food for thought.

2. The Idea Behind It

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Again, it’s difficult to state where the idea for this kind of skincare came from, but given the increasing popularity of fresh-pressed juices that were initially used as a means to detox and cleanse the body from the built-up toxins, this is a safe place to start. It’s hard not to notice that people have been investing in quality cold-press juicers, like the ones by reputable brands such as Kuvings for years now, as they wish to get all the best ingredients out of their fruits and other members of the superfoods family.

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The term superfoods has been around for quite some time now. One of their trademark features is the fact that they do wonders for the skin. The holistic approach to skincare has always emphasized the inextricable bond between the gut and the skin, claiming that what we put inside our body is as important (if not more important) as what we put on it. For instance, according to the holistic approach, sedentary lifestyle, a sugar-based diet and food sensitivities don’t only affect our overall health, but inevitably reflect on our skin, and NYC-based dermatologist Whitney Bowe, MD agrees. She states that “research has shown that the bacteria in your gut interact with your immune system, which leads to changes in your skin. Harmful bacteria in your gut can lead to inflammation—like redness, acne, and rosacea.”

Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the effects of a healthy diet featuring yogurts, and vitamin-packed juices will be easily visible. It’s even less surprising that someone came up with drinkable solutions for all our skin problems.

3. The Future

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Predicting the future is a tricky feat, but if the study with collagen is any indication, it’s safe to assume that we’ll be seeing more and more of these types of skincare products. That being said, this is still a novelty, and one that could fade out just as fast as it came in, so don’t go clearing out your bathroom cabinets just yet. Of course, pressed juices are always welcome, as we know how important vitamin intake is for our health. As for skincare, yes, the connection between body and skin is strong, but whether drinkable skincare products will stand the test of time – well, only time will tell.

Wtitten by Sophia Smith

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 09:40

How To Select An Anti-Aging Skincare Product

Purchasing an anti-aging product in the current market may feel hit-or-miss experience.

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