• Scientific Skincare - Does Yogurt Cause Acne?
    Skincare

    Does Yogurt Cause Acne? Acne Diet Myths & Facts.

    Most people experience acne at some point in their lifetime. It is particularly common in puberty, to the point that it could almost be considered a rite of passage into adulthood. However, around 80% of 18-30 year-olds, as well as 5% of those over the age of 30, are affected by acne after their teenage years. So why is acne so common? Do certain foods trigger it? Does yogurt cause acne? What about chocolate? If food causes acne, then what do we need to eat in order to avoid it? Here is everything you need to know about the various acne diet myths and facts.

  • Scientific Skincare - AHA vs BHA
    Acne,  Anti-Aging,  Skincare

    AHA vs BHA: Acids Explained.

    Hydroxy acids are chemical exfoliants that are often used in skincare products to treat acne, sun damage, and a variety of other skin conditions. They are mainly split into two groups; Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta-Hydroxy Acids (BHAs). However, more recently, Poly-Hydroxy Acids (PHAs) and AldoBionic Acids (BAs) have been added to the list. So what is AHA? What is BHA? And what is the difference between AHA vs BHA?

  • Scientific Skincare - Benefits of Intermittent Fasting For Skin
    Anti-Aging,  Skincare

    Skin Benefits of Intermittent Fasting.

    Your diet has a huge effect on your overall health and can also affect the appearance of your skin. One of the most noted anti-aging diet tips is to consume fewer calories than you need (a.k.a. caloric restriction). Caloric restriction is defined as a 20-40% reduction in the number of calories consumed (compared to a normal caloric intake), while still consuming the recommended amount of all essential nutrients. Evidence suggests that calorie restriction can protect against a variety of different diseases, increase lifespan, counteract aging, reduce insulin resistance, increase immunity, and limit the progression of cancer. In terms of skin benefits, caloric restriction can increase the number of stem cells…

  • Scientific Skincare - Skincare Ingredients for Redness
    Skincare

    8 of the Best Skincare Ingredients for Redness

    Are you suffering from red, inflamed skin that leaves you looking permanently embarrassed? This type of redness is a common complaint for those who suffer with acne, rosacea, or sensitive skin. Sure, redness is easily covered with make-up, but why cover it up when you can fix the underlying causes instead? Thatโ€™s where the right skincare ingredients come in! A number of skincare ingredients are excellent at targeting the underlying causes of redness and skin flushing, such as inflammation and irritation. These ingredients generally work by directly reducing inflammation or by improving the skinโ€™s barrier function and, thus, soothing and calming the skin. Before we dive deep into the details…

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