Blackheads are a symptom of acne, a skin condition in which pores of the skin become blocked.
The pores of the skin become blocked as a result of excess sebum produced at the base of the hair follicles, often as a result of hormone changes, especially during puberty.
Sebum contains a dark pigment, melanin, which oxidizes and turns black when exposed to the air. This is why blackheads have a dark appearance.
There are many myths regarding the causes of blackheads. One is poor hygiene or inadequate face washing.
Blackheads are not caused by dirt. Scrubbing your face obsessively is not a good way to get rid of your blackheads. Excessive scrubbing and washing of your face (or skin) strips your skin of its natural oils making your skin to produce sebum to compensate for the stripped oils making it a vicious cycle all over again. Continue reading
There is a reason coconut oil is the rave these days. It can be used for basically everything.
Coconut oil is used to remove eye makeup, as an ingredient in shampoo and hair conditioners, as cooking oil, as massage and aromatherapy oils, as a base in body lotions and much, much more.
Coconut oil has strong antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. It kills off harmful bacteria that might be present on the skin making it a terrific germ shield for the body. It also contains saturated fats.
The saturated fats in coconut oil help the skin retain its weight in moisture keeping the skin very soft and smooth.
Coconut oil contains large amounts of vitamin E. Vitamin E is an antioxidant and a common ingredient in many anti-aging products.
Vitamin E in coconut oil protects the skin against harmful UV rays that damage and age the skin. It is also effective at neutralizing free radicals that destroy the collagen in the skin.
Coconut oil is the sebumous extract from the kernel or meat of the mature coconut. Because of its high content of saturated fats, it is slow to oxidize, and thus resistant to rancidification. This means, coconut oil can keep for a long time without going bad and still be just as effective.
The best face and skin moisturizers are known to have distinctive characteristics that bring out the best qualities in any skin that uses it. Everyone knows at least one woman with seemingly perfect skin. Every time you see her glowing face and supple skin, you go,
“Seriously, how does she do it? What kind of magical procedure is she getting? Which expensive creams is she using?”
Her secret is simple- she has flawless skin because she’s nailed the best moisturizer for her skin. Another secret? So can you.
The crucial part of choosing the best moisturizer for your skin is knowing the right moisturizer that suits your skin type.
Generally, skin types usually fall into one of four categories- normal, dry, oily and combination skin. Also your skin type can be influenced by age, genetics, ethnicity, hormones and your environment.