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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…

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…

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What is Niacinamide?

With so many different must-have skin care ingredients out there, it can be difficult to know what’s what. When it comes to niacinamide… This is an ingredient that may not have made the headlines quite as much as others, such as hyaluronic acid and retinol, but it is still one well worth incorporating into your skin care routine. What is niacinamide and what does it do? Here is all you need to know about this powerful multi-functional ingredient… What is Niacinamide? Niacinamide is also known as: Vitamin B3 Niacin Nicotinic acid It is a water-soluble vitamin,…

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All About Vitamin C Derivatives for Your Skin

When it comes to the different skin care ingredients out there, vitamin C is often touted as an essential must-have. And yes, vitamin C definitely does work wonders on the skin, but did you know that there are several different forms of vitamin C available in skin care? From L-Ascorbic Acid to Ascorbyl Palmitate, here is a breakdown of the many vitamin C derivatives, as well as the different effects that they will each have on your skin. What Does Vitamin C Actually Do For the Skin? Before learning about the derivatives of vitamin C, you…

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What’s the Difference Between Physical and Chemical Sunscreens?

Sunscreen is one of those products that you need to be using on your skin on a daily basis. Why? Because it provides protection against a number of things, including: Sunburns Skin cancers Premature wrinkles and other visible signs of aging Dark spots When it comes to choosing a sunscreen, there are two main types available; physical and chemical. Since each one has its own set of pros and cons, it always helps to understand the differences between them before purchasing a sunscreen for yourself. What Are Chemical and Physical Sunscreens? While both chemical and physical…

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How to Give Your Skin a Massage

If you have ever been for a facial, you will have likely noticed that this usually comes with a gentle skin massage. Why? Because the act of massaging the skin brings about a number of different skin-boosting benefits, making this something well worth doing yourself at home on a regular basis. The Benefits of a Skin Massage Before learning about the different ways in which you can give your skin a massage, it always helps to first understand why this is so important.  So, what are the benefits of giving your skin a massage? Here are…