Baking Soda Can Save the Day

Written on January 29, 2015 by Victoria

We have been talking a lot about home-made remedies recently and, luckily, there is just no end to what we can do with original ingredients and materials, right from home. If your skin is particularly oily and acne prone for example, you can make another effective face mask from your kitchen with just two inexpensive items- baking soda and water.

Just mix baking soda (not powder) and water until a paste is formed. Apply on your skin and leave for about 2o minutes, then wash off. The baking soda sucks out oils and dried out existing pimples at the same time so you get a two in one action. If you have sensitive skin though or you feel itch and tingling, wash off before the 20 minutes is up.

This is a natural way to control oil production on your face and dry out pimples that have popped out too. Remember though, if you have serious acne issues it is best to see a doctor.

Skin Tanning the Natural Way – Risky

Written on January 22, 2015 by Avatar

tanningbooth.jpgCelebrities have glorified the skin tone which is product of exposure to the sun making it more a fashion statement rather than a measure of their skin’s health. There are tanning lotions which get your skin to a specific color that may be desired but unknown to many, these products have to be used in conjunction with sunscreens for they do not have active UV protection and can be compared to dyes for your clothes allowing equal skin tone to where ever the product is applied. Skin tanning without tanning lotions is becoming dangerous that not many skin care professionals recommend it.

Extrinsic Aging of Skin

Written on January 15, 2015 by Reuben

This type of skin aging is more associated with environmental factors such as pollution which can not only irritate skin but cause it to age prematurely. Extended exposure to the sun is one way to assure hasty skin aging. It can also cause the nasty condition we all know as sunburn, a bit longer and you may even get skin cancer. Pollutants in the air can also cause cells on the skin to die as well as artificial pollution such as work-related exposure to toxic chemicals such as ozone, a by product of laser printers and photocopiers. There are even some chemicals in laboratories and factories that not only harms the skin but internal organs, with some so toxic they can irritate the skin in minute amounts.
There are a lot of creams and lotions that contain ample amounts of anti-oxidants that blocks anti-oxidants and don’t forget your sunblock or better yet, select skin care products that have built-in sun protection. These cosmetics come as effective and cost effective alternatives to get your skin looking good all over and best of all you get too look younger without any drastic changes to your lifestyle.

Skin Care Compound Update (Kojic acid and Beta-Hydroxy Acid)

Written on January 8, 2015 by Avatar

kojic1.jpgKojic Acid is a fungus derivative and has similar effects to hydroquinone. It works best as a lightening agent and has the ability to inhibit the production of melanin.
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Beta-hydroxy Acid is more commonly known as salicylic acid, it has been used to treat extreme UV exposure from the sun’s harmful UV rays. It promotes exfoliation and improves overall texture and it has the good ability to penetrate oil-laden hair follicles reducing acne. This is very irritating for sensitive skin so consultations should be done with a dermatologist so it should be treated same as alpha hydroxy acids.

Health Warnings and Advisories – Doing Little

Written on January 1, 2015 by Avatar

uvwarning.jpgPeople are some of the most stubborn living beings on earth for statistics show that almost 30% of all adults still go outdoors without using ample sunscreen in spite of well publicized warnings of the damage skin and the resulting skin cancer can cause due to over exposure to the sun. About 1.5 million new cases are diagnosed each year and a few thousand will result in death from skin cancer alone. Even repetitive warnings are not heeded by adults and also children who need more protection for their skin. Research is showing that severe sunburn in childhood can increase the likelihood of contracting skin melanomas and the other forms of skin cancer in adult life. So heed those ads and warnings, they are in fact for your safety and health.

MSG the unsung hero of food

Written on December 25, 2014 by Reuben

There was a time when there was a major battle between supporters and those who oppose the use of food additives in food that we eat. But unbeknownst to many from both sides, food that they consider safe do contain the food additive in a form or another without them even knowing about it. In countries/regions of the earth where food is more of a necessity rather than a luxury(who doesn’t eat by the way) it keeps us all fed with the savory flavor of the best food that money can but.
We’re not talking about the thousand dollar plate order of Kobe Beef but cuts from all parts of the bull combined and made into sausages that anyone could appreciate. We all worry about msg when the US education system feeds kids meat treated with pink slime(ammonium) to make it palatable. From bags of chips to cup noodles, most of these products are the culmination of years of use and study regarding the way we eat and how to make food more desirable to more people. Ever wonder why we crave for a bag or two of chips? You could be sure msg has a hand in that and that continues to this day. Sure they have taken out the MSG content in their ingredient tables/charts but they have merely substituted it with another term name which makes it harder to spot. Have you ever scanned the things used in that bag of chips you are about to partake in? anything with glutamate in it is sure to be msg. And that’s a fact!

Skin Melanoma’s, why they’re so deadly

Written on December 18, 2014 by Avatar

skinmelanoma.jpgSkin melanomas are blamed for more than 80% mortality rates of cancer sufferers making it one of the most deadly. if left untreated, they can quickly spread into the rest of the underlying tissue and organs causing a painful death indeed due to complications and other cancers it can bring up. Many doctors recommend that people spend less time in the sun and limit exposure when unavoidable only to the coolest times of the day. Use sunscreen, even for short walks and use protective clothes such as wide rimmed hats and newer solar clothing that prevent harmful rays from penetrating clothing. Under the shade yet in the water, UV has a nasty tendency to bounce off reflective surfaces and even concrete so do use the same protection to prevent getting burned. Kids are more and more getting the disease due to more outdoor activities they get involved in with or without their parents.

Water therapy

Written on December 11, 2014 by editor


Water is the ultimate secret to a perfect skin. Eight glasses a day and no less than that if you want the outer layer of your body to glow with outmost health. The skin is the largest organ so it is only logical that it be more exposed to damage than anything else in the body. Pollution is the ultimate enemy of perfect skin, to fight this, one need to turn to preventive measures more than they do with curative efforts. Sunblock, moisturizer as well as the right kind of cleanser are indispensable factors in one’s kit. It is highly necessary that we regularly patronize these kind of products so as to save ourselves a trip to he dermatologist every month. Occasional facials are also recommended for those who are obsessive with skin care. This will allow them to make sure that they skin is constantly monitored by professionals.

The Joy of Lip Sugar

Written on December 4, 2014 by Victoria

In protecting your skin, your face, your body, there is sometimes a part that is left unaddressed and this is the lip. Yes, this part of the face needs some tender loving care too and it does require a tiny bit of effort.

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You can take good care of your lips with a simple weekly routine of exfoliation. All you need is some pure coconut oil, some honey, and some brown sugar. Take a tablespoon of firm coconut oil, mix with same amount of honey until a paste is formed then take two packed teaspoons of brown sugar and mix it into the paste. Store in a clean jar and keep for around two weeks in the fridge. This scrub will assure you of soft lips and done at low costs and naturally.

Exfoliating Habits

Written on November 27, 2014 by Victoria

Skin care at any point in your life is something that you should place at the top of habits to form. If you start young, you may reap the benefits earlier. If you are just starting now, and you have left your late teen years or even twenties, behind, do not fret.

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Good skin care is really a matter of knowing your skin, knowing your lifestyle, knowing your diet and environment, and taking steps to adjust accordingly. Exfoliating is something you can do regardless of all of this to maintain a natural glow and to remove dead skin cells, excess oils, and impurities that collect on your skin. You can choose natural ingredients and make this at home, or you can buy ready-made exfoliants. Exfoliating once or twice a month will help keep your skin fresh, young, and will even help even your skin tone.