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10 Ingredients to Avoid If You Have Sensitive Skin

If you’ve got sensitive skin, you probably know how easy it is for your skin to react to certain products.  While everybody’s triggers are individual, there are some ingredients out there that are much more likely to irritate your skin than others.  Wondering which ingredients you should be staying away from?  Here are 10 ingredients to avoid if you have sensitive skin:  Sulfates If you have ever looked at some of the new shampoos out there, you have probably noticed that quite a few of them state that they are “sulfate-free”.  That is because sulfates are…

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How to Relieve and Improve Dry Skin

Dry skin is skin that does not have enough moisture, making it rough, red and itchy.  What causes dry skin?  Usually, environmental factors lead to dry skin, but it can also be caused by everything from genetics to aging. Whatever the cause of your dry skin may be, you are likely looking for ways in which you can relieve and improve this… Here are some tips and techniques to try:  Use the Right Moisturizer Does your moisturizer just not seem to cut it?  Ideally, your moisturizer should nourish and soften your dry skin, making it feel…

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What to Do About Sunburns

Spent too much time out in the sun? You probably already know that this can be extremely dangerous, not only because of the sunburn it can cause, but also because this increases your risk of developing skin cancer. Of course, everybody makes mistakes, and if your skin is feeling sore and tender, you are probably looking for a way to relieve this discomfort as soon as possible. Here are a few methods to help you to deal with your sunburn, along with some tips to prevent this from occurring again. What Exactly is a Sunburn? Before…

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How to Safely Cleanse Broken or Irritated Skin

Got some broken or irritated skin that you need to cleanse? Here is everything you need to know in order to do that safely, along with a few tips on how to speed up the rate at which your skin heals. Wash Your Hands When dealing with broken skin, you need to make sure that you always wash your hands first. It doesn’t take much for bacteria to enter into your wound, and this will only lead to an infection. Wash your hands thoroughly before touching any broken or irritated skin. Want to be extra safe?…

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What Are Peptides in Skin Care?

Peptides seem to have become the new must-have ingredient in skin care, but what exactly are they, and how do they help your skin? Here is everything you need to know to decide whether or not your skin would benefit from the use of peptides… What Are Peptides? To put it simply, peptides are made up of small chains of amino acids. Variations in each chain result in different peptides. Peptides are the building blocks of all proteins in the body, including the proteins in the skin, with the three main ones being: Collagen – provides…

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9 Ways to Care for the Delicate Skin Around Your Eyes

The most sensitive part of your skin is not the skin of your feet, or your arms, or even the apples of your cheek. It’s actually the skin right around your eyes!  Compared to the rest of your body, the skin in this area is considerably thinner and hard to retain moisture. This area also has fewer oil glands and in need of moisture and support.  The result is dryness, damage, and wrinkles.  Without proper caring, the skin around your eyes will transform from a smooth finish to the folds and fine lines. So, before your…

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How to Deal with Skin Dryness and Rashes in Winter

Winter is coming! It’s that time of the year for hot chocolates, ugly sweaters, and clearing slippery ice and snow from your front yard. But for most people, it’s the season of uncomfortable dry skin and itchy rash.  Skin dryness and winter rashes is a prevalent condition in this season. While non-lethal, it can make anyone feel like the Grinch in the festive winter holidays. And, of course, it can disrupt anyone’s skincare routine.  So, before the frostbite comes, we’ll teach you the tips and tricks in dealing with skin dryness and rashes in the winter.…

What’s the Difference Between Male and Female Skin?

During childhood, there isn’t much of a difference between male and female skin.  However, once people hit puberty, this all begins to change… Skin Thickness One of the main differences between male and female skin is skin thickness.  Generally, male skin is around 25% thicker than female skin.  Why?  One of the reasons for this is due to the fact that male skin contains more collagen. Collagen is one of the structural proteins that make up the building blocks of your skin, and is responsible for how thick, firm and smooth your skin is.  Your body…

Your Eyes, Your Skin And Your Computer

Right now, just like millions of others all over the world, you are staring at a screen. Whether this may be a computer, a phone, a television, or anything else, people are now spending such a large portion of time each day with their gazed turned towards a screen.  You may think that this is harmless, but all of this screen time is actually having quite an impact on your eyes, your skin and your general health… HEV Light from Digital Screens HEV light is a term that is being used so often in the skin…

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Is It Possible To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks are extremely common, affecting around 50% to 90% of women around the world. What causes stretch marks? A combination of things, such as the skin stretching due to weight fluctuation along with the loss of elasticity that comes with age. They usually occur on the stomach, breasts, thighs and buttocks, but can appear on other parts of the body too. While some people naturally have thicker skin, meaning that they won’t experience stretch marks to the same extent, others have thinner skin, making them much more susceptible to stretch marks. If you are dealing…