When I was younger, a long, long time ago. My skin was really oily. Not just on my face, but all over my whole body (apart from my feet.) It was pretty gross. I spent so much money on oil papers I actually ended up using grease-proof paper because it was cheaper. But now, as an ancient 35-year-old shadow of my former self, my skin is dry.If I don’t take care of it properly, it gets flaky, itchy and annoying. And after sending hundreds of pounds on expensive creams. Lotions that claim to moisturise your skin for 48 hours, etc. I have now realised that there are only 4 things needed to keep dry skin in check.
We all want to stay young and maintain our skin shiny and beautiful. However, as we age, our bodies produce less collagen - the protein necessary for the maintenance of body tissues and the skin. As a result, the skin starts to age faster. For this reason, you need to take care of your body to ensure that your skin remains healthy and young for as long as possible.
Sanara Skincare was developed by founder Rebekah Jasso Jensen after she had dealt with Psoriasis for 15 years. She describes what it was like when she initially received her diagnosis at 16, "I swear with my reaction you would have thought I was given a terminal diagnosis. The doctor looked at me in shock as I was balling my eyes out".
I was born and raised in the Philippines, a country in the Pacific where people have beautiful brown skin. However, the Philippines is also, arguably, the skin bleaching capital of the world. The celebrities are mostly half-white (or East Asian because they still have lighter skin than the locals). The commercials are bombarded with lightening products that tell little girls that they're not beautiful unless they have light skin. Amongst friends, they'd tease you if you were the darkest in the group. Amongst men, they wouldn't swing their heads towards women who had curves - they'd swing their heads towards women who were as pale as paper.
If you have very dry or acne-prone skin, then you might find yourself trying to cover it up any way you can. This often involves using thick amounts of concealer and foundation (mainly for women, though some men have been known to join in!).
Organic beauty isn’t just about applying natural products to your skin. It also means looking after your health using other natural means in order to ensure you look your very best. These three natural ingredients can work wonders and show you exactly what I’m talking about…
Amongst the various skin problems that we face, pimples happen to be the most common and irritating of them which can prove to be a complete nuisance if not treated on time. Pimples are red spots that appear on the face and can increase in size if not taken care of. Many medications and creams have failed to cure it completely but natural ways to get rid of pimples seem to have a better effect on our skin. We bring to you the 5 best ways to get rid of pimples and give way to clean and healthy looking skin which looks great and feels great.
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I didn’t get acne as a usual pubescent teen. I was relatively fresh faced in the mid noughties and thought id dodged it right up until the age of around 20 when literally overnight my face started to erupt so badly that I was convinced that it had to be an allergic reaction to something. Unfortunately that wasn't the case, ground zero for my cystic acne starting was unclear although hormonal birth control may have been a catalyst to what was going to be a life long condition which I’m still wrestling with at 29. I have spent years and years trying to find the sweet spot to keep my acne away, however the flare ups will come and go, and like a lot of acne sufferers its something I have to deal with. With your own skin it really is a matter of trial and error, there is no magical cure, but I’m going to share my own journey and what has helped me gain some control over my face and perhaps it might be the little bit of wisdom that’ll help you too.