Tag Skin Care

What to do against dry and dehydrated skin: Advice from the experts

Dry skin is a familiar issue for many during the colder months. Some people are heavily influenced by the continuous transition from outside cold to inside heated air, while others simply have a naturally drier skin type. In this article, skincare industry professionals from May Lindstrom and YÜLI Skincare enlighten us with their tips on how to combat dry and dehydrated skin. Dry skin can be a skin type in

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Spring Cleaning Cleanser Review

Anybody who truly takes the concept of spring cleaning seriously sets out with the intention of doing the most thorough job possible. I’m sure you’re all familiar, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of a freshly cleansed face to give you a brand new perspective. An expertly cleansed face can completely retexture the surface of your skin, washing away all sorts of other worries at the same time. Touting a

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All about coal: the best uses for activated charcoal

Lately, activated charcoal has been making more and more of a splash in the world of organic and natural beauty products. The ingredient is increasingly used in facial cleansers, masks, scrubs, body soaps, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and even juices, promising healthy glowing skin, and whiter teeth to flaunt. In the organic beauty world, there seems to be a craze every other month, a new ingredient stirring beauty bloggers into a frenzy

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Shining some light on dark circles under your eyes

Pretty much everyone is familiar with dark circles under the eyes. This condition, also referred to as dark rings or dark shadows, is truly universal. While it may be unfortunate, it is completely harmless and not a serious skin condition. It is far too often that this dark discoloration makes an unwanted appearance, leaving what should be fresh face looking a little more worn. Most affected are women, with the

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Top 15 foods for the skin

The wonders of food contain many benefits with topical application—there’s much more to them than keeping you fed, healthy and happy. Just as consuming these foods gives you a glow from within, using them topically allows the surface of your skin to benefit from their wonderful anti-aging, anti-inflammatory or cleansing properties. These foods can hydrate, tighten, heal and exfoliate, leaving your skin looking fabulous. It’s becoming noticeably more popular for

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Travel tips: health and beauty on the road

Travel necessarily involves getting out of your comfort zone. Without access to yoga and the local organic market, the usual routine is thrown and can make a noticeable difference to your body. The climate, the food or just the simple stress of getting to the destination can welcome anything from digestive distress to break outs.   While there are many things to consider before heading out the door on a

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The difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin

Dry skin and dehydrated skin are often misinterpreted as the same problem. That being said, it’s not uncommon for the skin to be both dry and dehydrated at the same time, causing it to look taut, tired, red and flaky. Yet, there is a distinct difference between the two, and knowing what causes each will help with the skin’s balance and repair. Dry vs. Dehydrated skin The main difference being:

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Benefits of colloidal silver on the skin

The use of silver has been known for its medicinal properties since antiquity. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, first described its use as an antimicrobial agent in 400BC. These days, the use of the nanoparticles of silver, also called colloidal silver, is known to have the exceptional ability to kill germs and is being promoted as a treatment for some skin conditions. What is colloidal silver? Colloidal silver is

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Tattoo care: pre, during and post must-know tips

My very first tattoo was a small feather on my right wrist. Years of deliberation on the image, its symbolic meaning, and its placement on my body, combined with the fear of doubt, meant it took ages to pull the trigger and have it done. But something happened at that appointment. Today, I am covered in tattoos, and what’s more, making the decision to get so much additional skin inked

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Organic vs. Natural

Around 50 years ago, the beauty industry was turned upside down by the onslaught of cheaply made synthetic ingredients. More often than not, these newly invented products were sourced from non-renewable petroleums. Back then, the coined phrase ‘Better Living Through Chemistry’ was at the forefront of innovation. A slogan such as this suggests blind faith in the ingenuity of science. However, in the modern world, there has been an unquantifiable amount

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Beauty Myth: remedy dry skin by drinking water

Does drinking more water actually help with dry skin? The answer; yes, and no. Drinking enough water is of course necessary for your overall health and for maintaining a healthy glow. There is however a big difference between having dry skin, and dehydrated skin. Dehydrated skin can be ‘puffed up’ again by drinking enough water. This doesn’t mean, that everyone should drink 2.5L each and every day. At any sign of dehydration

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The how and why of dry skin brushing

The skin is the largest organ and rightfully plays a vital role in detoxification. A healthy skin can eliminate up to one quarter of the body’s waste – that means mostly skin cells, sebum and sweat – each day. Because of this incredible function, it’s also known as the body’s third kidney. If the detoxification process through the skin slows down, dead skin cells can clog pores and waste will

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Ask Alana: What are those tiny bumps on my skin? Keratosis Pilaris explained

At Amazingy, we get a lot of questions regarding certain (skin related) topics. In response, we try our best to get to the core of the problem quickly to alleviate any symptoms. It’s our philosophy to use the most non-invasive treatment possible and we believe in using products from natural and organic origin. Our goal is to get you on the right track to better health, feeling confident with the

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The protective acid mantle – a modern legend?

Quiet, I am restoring the pH of my skin… yeah right! Some cosmetic products claim they restore the pH of our skin. That sounds great, and very scientific, doesn’t it? Maybe you didn’t even know your skin had a pH, maybe you lived in blissful ignorance about the fact that your pH could get out of balance… So before we are ruining your day, let us explain what pH is.

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Make your own Dr. Alkaitis Skin Care Regimen

We get a lot of questions and requests for advice here at Amazingy and since we don’t want to withhold any information from but rather “share our wisdom” (ugh) with you, we decided that every now & then we will compile some of them and post the answers in the magazine. Questions&Answers Vol.#1, covering 2 questions, following below. Enjoy! Question 1: I am 48 years old with very sensitive skin.

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How to cleanse your face with a Konjac Sponge?

The unique structure of the sponge, gently massages the skin and stimulates blood flow and new growth of skin cells. Leaving the skin extremely clean and refreshed…..naturally!