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Dealing with different types of Acne

All types of acne are not equal and cannot be treated in the same way. Every kind of acne requires its own different kind of treatment. Let's understand different types of acne- blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, cysts, Milia.  Whiteheads When a pore is blocked it's called a Comedone.  When it is under the skin its called open pore or whitehead. Unlike pimples, these are not painful or red. They have less infection around them and when squeezed they easily come out, without much scaring.  Blackheads They are also formed by blocked pore that contains oil that has oxidized with the air causing it...

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Honey a hidden treasure for your skin

Honey has been used for centuries to treat wounds as it is naturally antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. It has a very high sugar concentration and a low pH, a combination that makes it difficult for bacteria to thrive. It is rich in antioxidants and enzymes that are beneficial for skin. Honey also a wonderful humectant. It deeply hydrates skin. It also works as a mild natural exfoliant.(very similar to chemical exfoliant Glycolic acid but mild and with added benefits ).  How to apply Honey Honey is sticky and very difficult to apply but applying on cleansed wet skin makes it more...

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CAUSES OF ACNE

Acne is basically a clogged pore which is either infected (a pimple ) or non-infected which is a whitehead or blackhead. Let's look the causes and how it's formed.

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Skincare fundamentals

Never over cleanse your skin, Our sebum has Vitamin E and when we cleanse our sebum is taken away. So we will miss the magic of Vitamin E. So cleanse only in the nights. Always use a moisturiser this brings skin to its normal pH and moisturised skin is less prone to any damnage, even sun damage. If you are oily, a light weight serum or a Floral water (Alcohol free toner) is sufficent. 

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Why should you Exfoliate your skin?

The first step to clear and Glowing skin is exfoliation. As we age our skin CELL TURNOVER RATE slows down. Cell turnover is the process by which our skin produces new skin cells which travel from the lowest layer to the top layer and then shed off the skin.  Below is the skin turnover rate according to age, Babies - every14 days  Teenage every 21-28 days Forties - every  30-40 days Fifties above  every 42 - 84 days   The skin that we see is mostly layers of dead skin, which is dull. The dead skin cells should shed well,...

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