Healthy skin does not happen by chance. Despite the flawless-skin mindset that is seen blasted across social media, beautiful glowing skin takes effort. This effort is divided into one’s skin care regimen and the products used, which are an important part of skin’s daily diet. Finding the best products for one’s skin type is normally the ultimate goal. However, skin may not reap the intended…
The perfect cleanser may have been chosen, but there is another important decision to make –ultrasonic cleansing brush, silicone cleansing pad, or a plain, traditional washcloth? Washcloths seem like a straightforward way of washing the face but using the right kind of washcloth in the right way is essential. There are some important rules to keep in mind to ensure glowing, healthy skin. Wash the…
In recent years, a new player in the antiaging game has come onto the field and is growing in popularity –bakuchiol. Bakuchiol is a natural chemical compound extracted from the seeds of the bakuchi plant (psoralea corylifolia) and has been used in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. It was first introduced for commercial use in topical applications around 2007 and recent research proves …
Adhering to a pro-active recipe for antiaging is a multi-faceted approach that is inclusive of several factors which all play an integral role in contributing to skin health as a whole. The wealth of products that make up a skin care arsenal include diet, exercise, and general health, sun protection, environmental exposures, and physical factors, such as how one positions skin while sleeping. These are…
Preservatives play a vital role in skin care. Because most skin care products contain a considerable amount of water, they are an easy target for fungi, mold, and bacterial attacks, if not for the chemical shield that preservatives provide. For decades, parabens were the most commonly used preservative in skin care products. Today, parabens are shunned by much of the industry and believed by many…

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