How Does Benzoyl Peroxide Work?

what Does Benzoyl Peroxide do

Benzoyl peroxide is a well-known and talked about ingredient for fighting acne. It is available in over-the-counter cleansers, spot treatments, gels, creams and it comes in different concentration in order to meet different severities of acne breakouts. The over-the-counter version is up to 2.5% but there are stronger concentrations and can be prescribed by your … 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

The Skincare Routine To Follow In Your 30s

a skin care routine to follow in your 30s

The skin naturally undergoes many changes as we age. When you say goodbye to your 20s and welcome a new decade of life, it is time to start paying closer attention to the skin care habits you have and the products you rely on. When you reach 30, your hormone levels start changing and therefore … Read more

How To Treat & Prevent Acne With 5 Simple Hygiene Tips

always wash your face when you are dealing with acne

Acne is a chronic, inflammatory and the most common skin condition that’s affecting millions of people in the world. Our sebaceous glands produce an oily liquid called sebum and this substance is what keeps our skin lubricated and prevents moisture from evaporating through the pores. Sebum also carries dead skin cells through the follicles and … Read more

The 7 Best Oils For Your Skin

is oil good for your skin

To many of us, the thought of putting oils on our faces brings a really bad breakout image to mind. Facial oils are an old-school beauty secret that can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Indians, and Chinese that have been using essential oils for medicinal and spiritual purposes as well as beauty … Read more

8 Reasons Why You Should Get Regular Facials

8 Reasons Why You Should Get Regular Facials

Your face is the most uncovered area of your body and it is always out on the open, exposed to the elements such as sun, wind, and cold. These environmental factors are always present and are actively damaging and disturbing our skin. The most prominent environmental factor leading to skin ageing is our sun & … Read more

Dermaplaning At Home (Everything You Need To Know)

how to do dermaplaning at home

Dermaplaning is a form of exfoliation that is quickly picking up its popularity in the beauty world due to the amazing and instant results it gives. Dermaplaning is a professional procedure that involves a sharp tool that is used to scrape off the top layer of the skin, which allows for the dead skin cells … Read more

How To Prepare Oily Skin For Makeup

how to have great make up when you have oily skin

Getting makeup to look flawless throughout the day can be quite big of a challenge when you have oily skin. We all know the terrible feeling when our foundation starts to break down, our eyeshadow starts to crease and the blush is nowhere to be seen by the end of the day. I remember that … Read more

How To Shrink Enlarged Pores

how to shrink enlarged pores

How to shrink enlarged pores; Enlarged pores are probably the most common skin concern coming right after acne. Now, the difference between these two concerns is that acne usually comes and goes depending on several factors. Full blown acne breakout usually occurs during our teenage years and it normally disappears when we reach a certain … Read more

What Is Post-Inflammatory Erythema (& How To Get Rid Of It)?

Post-Inflammatory Erythema

After writing a post about post-inflammatory pigmentation (PIH), I thought I’d dedicate one more post on another very similar post-inflammatory condition and that is post-inflammatory erythema or otherwise known as PIE. If you’ve read my previous post, you’d know that post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation are those pesky little brown spots that occur when abnormal production of melanin … Read more

6 Common Causes Of Dry Skin

what causes dry skin

Dry skin is one of the most common skin types and if your skin tends to be on the drier side, this is mainly because of the natural oil that is lacking to keep it soft and supple. Having dry skin is a skin type that’s normally present since birth and in most cases; it … Read more

4 Simple Remedies For Dry Skin

simple remedies for dry skin

Dry skin is a common skin type characterized by a lack of natural oil in the most superficial layer of the skin, the epidermis. If left untreated, dry skin can become unbearably tight and uncomfortable and if this persists for a long time it can lead to serious epidermal damage like cracking and infections. Keeping … Read more

What Is Acne Rosacea (& How To Treat It)?

what is acne rosacea

Ance rosacea is a common inflammatory skin condition and it affects approximately forty-five million people worldwide. It often begins with a tendency to blush or flush more easily and can lead to more severe cases like extreme redness followed by cystic acne breakouts and sores. What is Acne Rosacea (& How Do You Treat It)? … Read more