Is CBD Oil Good For Your Skin?

does cbd oil help with acne

Is CBD oil good for your skin?  Thanks to CBD, cannabis is getting its glow-up, giving up on the traditional stoner image for a new and definitely cooler one. Because we are living in the marijuanaissance – as Allure describes it – it comes as a no surprise that CBD is now being frequently used as … Read more

5 Best Sunscreens For Sensitive Skin

best sunscreen for sensitive skin

What’s the best sunscreen for sensitive skin?  So let’s talk about sensitive skin and sunscreens. My goal in this article is to teach you: what causes sensitive skin (perhaps your sunscreen isn’t the only problematic product?) how to choose the best sunscreen for sensitive skin? how to recognize what to avoid in a sunscreen? some of my … Read more

Can Makeup Cause Acne Breakouts?

can make up cause acne

Does makeup cause acne breakouts?  This is a commonly asked question about the mysterious link between acne and makeup. Would applying concealer over the top of a blemish impede its healing process, or even worse – cause three more pimples to appear the next day? On one hand, you clearly want to cover the blemish … Read more

The Medik8 Night Ritual Vitamin A Review

Medik 8 Night Ritual Cream Review

Your skin changes as you age. Shocker? Yup, it happens to the best of us. Wrinkles, spots, and dryness are the most common signs of ageing but it is absolutely dreading when these start appearing during your early or mid-20s. Unfortunately, your skin is at the mercy of many factors that can make the natural … Read more

Aztec Clay Mask Review (Not As Great As You Think)

my aztec clay mask review

Welcome to my Aztec Clay Mask review, a super-hyped-up product that has an overwhelming number of reviews on Amazon which I know many of you like (and even recommend), but I personally have a bone to pick with this product. Do you have acne-prone skin? This mask is NOT for you! Do you have dry … Read more

Is Bakuchiol The Natural Alternative To Retinol?


If you have read anything about skincare on the Internet, then you certainly know a little or a lot about what a great ingredient retinol is. This anti-ageing powerhouse has the ability to speed up cellular turnover thus promote collagen production and give your skin the glow you have always desired. Retinol has earned its … Read more

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution Review

Ordinary Glycolic Acid review

For today’s article, I have an informative and educational guest blog post from Sarah, the founder of  A Woman’s Confidence and fellow makeup and skincare addict.  Her product knowledge never fails to give me all the needed information before I decide if I want to try a new, hyped-about product on the market. We teamed … Read more

Simone’s Top Recommended Skincare & Beauty Products

Top Recommended Skincare and Beauty Products

While complex, 10-step skincare regimens are currently dominating the market and becoming more and more popular, I believe that we can all agree this can sometimes become overwhelming. It is understandable that there are moments when we all get a bit too confused while reading about products and ingredients and we often become too frustrated … Read more

How Does Benzoyl Peroxide Work?

How Does Benzoyl Peroxide Work

Benzoyl peroxide is an ingredient that’s best known for fighting acne and it comes in a variety of formulations including over-the-counter cleansers, spot treatments, gels, creams, etc.  It’s also available in different concentrations but the standard over-the-counter strength is 2.5%.  However, depending on the severity of your breakouts, your dermatologist can prescribe benzoyl peroxide treatment … Read more

What Is Kojic Acid (& How To Use It)?

how to use kojic acid on the skin

Although it may seem like a new, need-to-know-about skincare ingredient, kojic acid has been around for quite some time. It was first developed in 1989 and was used in a professional setting to brighten brown spots, hyperpigmentation, and stubborn post-breakout blemishes in particular. Although it’s still not talked about all too often, kojic acid doesn’t … Read more

What Does Niacinamide Do For Skin?

What Does Niacinamide Do For Skin?

You have probably heard many people rave about this revolutionary ingredient that is soothing, healing, anti-inflammatory, and goes about every list of the top products you need to have in your skincare regimen. Niacinamide is a standout due to its versatility to help improve any skin type and relieve any skin concern. Even though niacinamide … Read more

Are Homemade Skin Remedies A Scam?

are homemade skin remedies a scam

If you decided to read this article, chances are that you have tried using homemade remedies to treat a certain skin concern. Were you surprised when it didn’t work for you, or perhaps even aggravated your concerns even after a famous beauty guru swore it did miracles for their skin? Have you wondered if you may … Read more

5 Key Benefits of Zinc For Your Skin

is zinc good for the skin

Zinc is an important nutritious mineral found in our body that protects the immune system and metabolism function by fighting off harmful cells and bacteria. This superstar mineral is also thought to help keep you healthy by reducing illnesses, preventing colds, and being extremely important for wound healing. But zinc has also been studied for … Read more

Direct High Frequency Facial: Aftercare Advice

Direct High Frequency Facial

Direct-high frequency is considered a timeless rejuvenating treatment for the skin. The first high-frequency appliance was developed in the late 1800s by the renowned scientist Nikola Tesla and he originally named it “Violet Ray” due to the purple gas it was producing. At that time it was specifically used for medical purposes to treat infections … Read more

How To Get Rid of Strawberry Legs?

strawberry legs

Our skin is a fussy thing, and no matter how much we invest in it and try to keep it flawless, it always seems like we are missing something. It panics and freaks out during the cold winter months, and it does pretty much the same during the warm time of the year, bringing on … Read more

Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Intense Moisturizing Serum Review

Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Intense

Dehydrated skin is often confused with dry skin due to the very similar appearance and behaviour of the skin. However, these two are slightly distinctive from each other but it is still incredibly easy for anyone to mix them up and therefore end up with a bag full of wrong products for their skin type. … Read more

Medik8 Skincare Review (The Best Medik8 Products)

Medik8 review

Launched in 2009, Medik8 is a cosmeceutical skincare brand that provides high-quality products tailored to target major skin concerns including ageing, acne, pigmentation, redness, and dryness. Medik8 pride themselves on using high quality and well-researched ingredients that are only found in skincare products for professional salon use. The products are considered “sensitive green skin cosmeceuticals”, … Read more

8 Different Types Of Acne (& How To Treat Them)

different types of acne and how to treat them

Acne is a recurring issue in many adolescents and young adults, though it affects people of all ages. It is a persistent condition that occurs when the hair follicles become plugged with white blood cells, dead skin cells, bacteria, and sebum. Depending on its severity, acne can cause scarring of the skin as well as … Read more

How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles Under The Eyes

how to treat black circle eyes

Periorbital hyperpigmentation, otherwise known simply as dark circles under the eyes is a commonly encountered condition. It is a dreaded condition that affects millions of people and while it is not potentially dangerous, it is still dreaded by many as it can make a person look older than they really are or just constantly look … Read more

How To Treat a Fungal Infection On The Skin

how to treat fungal infections on the skin

Fungal skin infections are common throughout much of the natural world. In humans, fungal infections occur when an invading fungus takes over an area of the body and starts to spread. Fungal infections can be caused by many different types of fungi, including yeasts. While rarely serious or life-threatening, fungal infections can be quite itchy … Read more

Why You Shouldn’t Use Apple Cider Vinegar On Your Skin

why you should not put apple cider vinegar on your skin

According to many different internet sources, apple cider vinegar is constantly being promoted as an ancient remedy that has been used as a cure by many cultures and has stood the test of time. Some even go as far as calling it the “golden nectar” or the “miracle ingredient” for all health-related problems you may … Read more

Does Masturbation Cause Acne?

Masturbation is a topic that carries many myths and misconceptions with it. One of these is that masturbation has a negative effect on your skin. Some people believe that masturbating or having sex can lead to acne breakouts especially in puberty. Puberty is the time of hormonal changes, particularly the increase of the male hormone … Read more

5 Side Effects Of Cocaine On The Skin

cocaine effects on the skin

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant that transiently accelerates your levels of alertness, attention, and physical energy. It is derived from the leaves of the coca plant, which is native to South America and grows in places like Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia. The processing of this drug involves many other chemicals and cocaine is cut with … Read more

How To Take Care Of Your Skin After Getting A Tattoo

how to clean your skin after a tattoo

Whether you like them or absolutely dread them, tattoos are here to stay. Literally.  While tattoos have been around for some time now, with firm evidence showing that tattooing is an ancient art, there are still divided opinions on how good or bad it is to get a tattoo. There are several countries in the world … Read more

How To Have The Perfect Spa Day At Home

spa day tips at home

When I think of spa days, all I would think of how expensive they could be, however, they don’t always have to be that way because you can have your own right at home! I feel that spa days are essential when it comes to pampering yourself. Once you successfully had a spa day, you’ll … Read more

5 Effects Of Stress On The Skin (& How To Deal With It)

effects of stress on the skin

Have you ever noticed that your skin suddenly starts acting up when you’re stressed? Acne breakouts, flare-ups, and rashes tend to become worse when you are going through a stressful period and this is quite a common occurrence. I am quietly sipping on my glass of water while I’m putting the words I want to … Read more

7 Natural Remedies For Eczema

natural eczema remedies

Living with eczema has probably made you go back and forth looking for answers on how to control this common condition many times. Searching for relief from dry, red and itchy skin has probably even made you try a variety of products. Unfortunately, some of these might have left your skin feeling even drier and … Read more

7 Tips For Perfect Summer Makeup

makeup in summer

Nothing says summer quite like sweating profusely in the scorching heat. The heat continually gets in the way of our beauty game in summer, and we all know how this can make us look like a hot mess every once and again. And while we are all set and ready for yet another hot summer, … Read more

6 Summer Essentials To Keep You Looking Fresh

summer essentials to stay looking fresh

Summer is our favorite time of the year for many reasons. We can all agree that life is easy in the summer. You can just throw your hubby’s t-shirt on after having a shower and walk around the house in your underwear all day long. In our minds, summer is regarded as the season of … Read more

When Should You Start Using Retinol?

My favourite Retinol cream is the Medik8 r-Retinoate Intense.

Our skin starts to show signs of premature ageing as we enter our 20s. The free radical damage of pollution and sun causes the cells that produce collagen in our skin to break down. The skin starts to lose elasticity and wrinkles and spots may appear due to sun damage. This becomes much harder and … Read more