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The 5 Best Face Washes for Men with Oily Skin

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Taking care of the skin is as important for men as it is for women. The most obvious benefit of using a face wash is getting rid of dirt, oil, dead skin cells and other stuff your skin builds up during the day.

A proper face wash sets a solid foundation for your overall skincare regime. For oily skin, your skin generally produces more oil than necessary, which leads to clogged pores and an overly shine on your nose, forehead and cheeks.

Bar soaps may be good for washing your hands but might not be so great for your face because they tend to dry out the skin which will make your skin go overboard, producing more oil and clogged pores.

Face washes or cleansers for men are soap free formulas that deeply clean pores and remove dirt and oiliness without drying your skin excessively. And without the flowery scent of most face washes for women.
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Best Body Lotion with Glycolic Acid – 2017 Reviews and Top Picks

Body Lotions with Glycolic Acid

Glycolic acid is the holy grail of exfoliation. It is effective at removing dead skin cells from the skin to reveal a brighter, fresher complexion.

What is Glycolic Acid? Powerful uses of Glycolic Acid

Glycolic acid is a natural ingredient derived from sugar cane, though it is now often made synthetically. It belongs to a group of molecules known as AHAs, or Alpha Hydroxy Acids.

There are five AHA:

  • Glycolic acid from sugar cane.
  • Lactic acid from milk
  • Citric acid from oranges and lemons
  • Malic acid from apples and pears
  • Tartaric acid from grapes

Of these five, Glycolic acid is the most common alpha hydroxy acid and one of the safest forms too.

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Best Face Primers for Acne Prone Skin – 2017 Reviews and Top Picks

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What are makeup face primers?
Primers prep your skin by creating a smooth and even canvas to use with or without makeup.

A makeup primer is a base for foundation or face makeup that allows it to go on smoother and last longer. Face primers prepares your skin for your favorite tinted moisturizer or foundation, giving it something to hold on to so it lasts throughout the day.

Makeup primers diminish enlarged pores, smooth bumpy skin and disguise redness. Some primers like the Nars Cosmetics Pore Refining Primer helps to diminish pores over time so that your skin is naturally more flawless.

Many face primers are formulated with silicone-based polymers like dimethicone because of their ultra smoothing effects. They contain fine silky powders that mattify your oily skin by absorbing excess oils and keeping your foundation in place for longer. Continue reading

Top 5 Best Anti-Aging Creams You Should Try Out Now

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Your skin is at the mercy of many forces as we age: sun, harsh weather, and bad habits.

One of the major ways skin ages is through a loss of collagen. Collagen is a naturally occurring substance that helps keep skin looking plump, lifted and line-free.

While collagen loss occurs naturally as we age, an even greater amount is lost through environment
al assaults, particularly sun exposure and pollution.

Exposure to sunlight is the single biggest culprit in aging skin. Over time, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light damages certain fibers in the skin called elastin. The breakdown of elastin fibers causes the skin to sag, stretch and lose its ability to snap back after stretching.

Aging of the skin also depends on a variety of factors like your lifestyle, diet, heredity, and other personal habits. For instance, smoking can produce free radicals-once healthy oxygen molecules that are now overactive and unstable. Free radicals damage cells, leading to among many things, premature wrinkles. Continue reading

5 Skin Peeling Remedies We All Need after a Bad Sunburn

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Skin peeling mostly happen when the skin is laid bare to prolonged sun exposure. And the Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun ends up damaging the top layers of the skin.

For those who sun bath now and then, this sometimes happens and the experience can be annoying at times. Sunburn gives birth to dead skin cells which turn flaky and starts to peel off one after the other.

There are lots of ways to get rid of peeling skin fast. In the post, I’ll be showing you some ways to effectively stop the peeling skin, and make sure it doesn’t spread or cause skin scars.

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5 Best Noncomedogenic Moisturizer You Should Use on Your Face

Non-comedogenic Moisturizers

What does Noncomedogenic Moisturizer do and what does it Noncomedogenic mean?
In order to understand what “noncomedogenic” means, it may be helpful to break down the word.

A comedo (or comedones, if more than one) is a type of pimple that can form on your skin.

A comedo is the result of a clogged pore. Pores are the tiny openings in your skin that you can see when you look very closely, especially in a magnifying glass. Inside those pores are hair follicles- sacs beneath the skin that house the hair roots.

When your body produces excess sebum (the oily substance on the skin) this excess sebum can combine with dead skin cells and sometimes bacteria to plug up the pore. The result is a pimple – a comedo.

“Non-comedogenic” is a term used to refer to ingredients that do not block pores and promote pimples.

What are noncomedogenic moisturizers?

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Top 5 Best Face Washes for Acne-prone Skin

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Most people experience blemishes and bumps well into their adult years with some – such as those with acne rosacea- not having acne problems until well into their twenties.

For some people, having acne in your twenties can feel like the revenge of puberty while you try to find makeup that hides your bumps. Fortunately, there is a way around this.

Face washes are products specially formulated for acne. What makes these products very effective is that they often contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide which helps to clear acne sores. Some cleansers, however, contain alcohol which tends to dry out the skin causing breakouts so you might need to moisturize after using cleansers.

Use only light, non-comedogenic (oil-free) moisturizers which do not aggravate acne.

This list of skin care products has got something for everyone. There are face wash formulas for all different skin types, from sensitive to acne-prone to combination to dry to oily and even those of us with rosacea.

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