Skin Care Benefits of Sulfur

How can Sulfur Skin Care Products Help to Fight Acne?

6172169_sSulfur is usually not the first thing that comes to mind when people think of effective acne treatments, but this odorous mineral is actually one of the oldest acne treatments known to man. In ancient times, sulfur was applied directly to the skin to treat skin and scalp problems like dandruff, dermatitis, warts and rosacea.

In today’s competitive beauty market, the use of sulfur to treat acne and other skin conditions have evolved into something more sophisticated and better smelling. Sulfur acne treatment products now include soaps, face masks and creams, which is very different from what our ancestors used generations ago. Continue reading

Benefits of chemical peels

22674761_sA chemical peel uses a chemical solution to smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers. Using chemical peel is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin. Sun exposure, acne, or just getting older can leave your skin tone uneven, wrinkled, spotted or scarred. Chemical peels can help improve acne or acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, rough skin and scaly patches and irregular skin pigmentation.

1/ Peels make your cosmetics work better:
The enzyme in natural ingredients will take away dead cells and move new cells up to the top. Peels also increase collagen production and help the skin make more hyaluronic acid to look younger. Your nourishing serum or cream will be absorbed better after peeling. Continue reading

Protect, prevent and lighten dark spots

13089410_sLose years in minutes! Fade dark spots for good with the following advice broken down into two straightforward steps:

1/Protect and prevent: First and foremost, your best line of defense is to prevent age spots in the first place. So sunscreen is crucial. “If you’re prone to spots, even a small amount of sun exposure can bring them on,” says Valerie Callender, MD, an associate professor of dermatology at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC. Same goes for melasma: No matter what you do to remedy it, those blotches will recur if you’re not careful. “I’ve seen patients spend hundreds of dollars on melasma treatments then they go to the beach without sunscreen, and boom, it’s back,” she adds.

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Salicylic Acid

 21378586_sSalicylic Acid is also known as Betahydroxy acid or BHA. It is derived from a bitter powder that comes from the bark of a willow tree. It is a “keratolytic” (keratin-dissolving) which is the technical term for exfoliating ingredient. It actually can penetrate into the pore to dissolve dead skin cell build up and encourages the shedding of the top layer of skin which prevents the pores from becoming congested.

Topical salicylic acid treats mild acne by reducing swelling and redness and unplugging blocked skin pores to allow pimples to shrink. It does not have any effect on the acne bacteria in the pores or the excess production of sebum that cause acne. It must be used continuously, just like benzoyl peroxide, because its effects stop when you stop using it — pores clog up again and the acne returns.  Continue reading

4 ways to improve your skin care

33852031_sGood ingredients cannot make good meals, skin care also needs techniques like cooking skills. Here are some advice to make the best of your skin care process. 

1. Apply the right amount: Many people use too much cream. In reality, you just need a dime size amount of cream for the whole face and half of that for your eye area. For oil and serum, just take two pumps. You just need a pea size drop for retinol cream. Using too much cream may irritate your skin and waste money too. Continue reading


17450260_sWith thousands of skin care products on the market making claims that they provide the top anti-aging serums, firm up your skin, or cven out skin tone, how do you know which ones are true and which are false? Many of the “miracle” products offered today are not as effective as they are said to be, but using natural elements like vitamin C might be a way to actually get the benefits you’re looking for.


Vitamin C is not a miracle skin care product, but it does have some amazing benefits for your skin. The antioxidants in vitamin C can help to protect your skin from a number of different daily damaging contaminants as well as restore it to its most beautiful and healthy state.

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How to Choose Natural Oils for Your Skin Type

19261356_sNot long ago cosmetic experts say we should use oil-free products to avoid clogging pores. But it’s time to change. Now many natural oils are our friends.

Unlike synthetic oils and minerals sitting on the the skin’s surface, today many oils contain antioxidants and omega, the precious gift of Mother Nature. These natural oils absorb quickly into the skin, plumping it while protecting the skin, preventing water loss and stimulating cell regeneration. Even acne prone skin will not be greasy when using natural oils.

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skin structure - poresWhаt аrе the exact ѕуmрtоmѕ оf clogged роrеѕ?

Thе сlіnісаl nаmе fоr blосkеd роrеѕ іѕ соmеdоnе. Sіgnѕ аnd symptoms include thіngѕ lіkе blасkhеаdѕ (partially clogged pores), whiteheads (completely clogged pores), оr pimples (rеddіѕh соlоrеd іnflаmmаtіоnѕ оf the роrеѕ where оіl іѕ congesting bеnеаth the ѕkіn.)

What іѕ a роrе?

A pore іѕ аnу opening оn the ѕkіn’ѕ ѕurfасе. Thеѕе openings саn еіthеr bе a sweat glаnd оr the foundation оf a hair fоllісlе known аѕ thе sebaceous glаnd (оіl gеnеrаtіng). Wе create oil naturally tо keep skin soft and flеxіblе, аnd also to hеlр keep mоіѕturе on thе ѕkіn tо аvоіd flаkіng and cracking.

Whаt iѕ skіn cеll turnоvеr?

Our bоdу nоrmаllу рrоduсеѕ thousands оf ѕkіn сеllѕ. The normal еxресtеd lіfе оf a individual skin сеll іѕ approximately 28 days. Hоwеvеr, іn ѕоmе cases оur bodies саn’t еxреl the dесеаѕеd ѕkіn сеllѕ оn the ѕurfасе quickly enough tо make ѕрасе fоr thе new ѕkіn сеllѕ. Sоmеtіmеѕ thіѕ іѕ brought оn naturally duе tо аgіng, оr occasionally іt іѕ genetic.

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When Your Skin-Care Products Expire

31496663_sIt’s easy to forget that many active ingredients—found in anti-aging creams, acne treatments, peels, and more—are surprisingly fragile. It’s only a matter of time until oxygen and heat render them useless. Here’s a guide through the various expiration dates.


Toss after: One day, since formulas packaged in these single-use tubes typically contain vitamin C or E or other ingredients that oxidize upon exposure to air.

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Antioxidants for Effective Skin Care

14516802_mlAntioxidants are classified into natural or artificial substances that help prevent or slow down cell damage. These compounds can be found in various food products such as fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants can also come in the form of dietary supplements. However, there are certain findings that high dosage of antioxidants can produce health risks. One example is vitamin E, an antioxidant that has been said to increase the possibility of prostate cancer.

Antioxidants comprise the major elements of skin care products. These are important in dealing with inflammation. Alpha Lipoic acid ensures anti-inflammation by enhancing cell metabolism o and blood circulation. Reduction of inflammation leads to smooth skin tone. Antioxidants also reduce the signs of aging and help to firm skin, thus making you look younger and revitalized. CoQ-10 is a common skin-firming antioxidant used in eye creams and other products for skin toning.

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