5 Best Moisturizers for Acne Prone Skin

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Acne comes in different forms and blemishes come in various sizes. Whether you’re fighting cystic acne that forms deep down in your pores due to your hormones raging out of control as if you were a teenager again or stubborn little whiteheads that just won’t get a clue, we all have the same goal- to control acne.

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States and dare I say, among the top skin conditions in the world. Although accurate information about acne is available, myths about acne are as common as the skin condition itself.

One common myth about acne is that you have to let acne run its course. Dermatologists say that following this advice is not always the best advice because:

  • Without fast and timely treatment, acne goes on to leave dark spots and permanent scars as it fades.
  • Treating acne often boosts your self esteem.
  • Many effective treatments are available.

Adult acne can be particularly frustrating and with the days getting hotter (unless you use oil free sunscreen), you run the risk of clogging your skin pores with excess sebum, sweat and dirt. Continue reading

Want to try Botox? These 3 Argireline Creams are the Best

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Argireline or Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 is a peptide mostly used in skincare products. It works in the same way as Botox by inhibiting muscle function, thus helping to lift and shape the skin.

When it comes to gaining or maintaining a more youthful appearance, not everyone would choose (or can even afford) to get plastic surgery to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. Surgery carries quite a few risks and the recovery time can be just as onerous.

To address this inconvenience, the skincare industry introduced the Argireline cream, a peptide cream that works in the same way as Botox.

The difference is that unlike Botox, which is injected by a doctor, Argireline is applied directly to the skin as a cream or serum.

Users of Argireline creams and serums have reported a diminishing in the appearance of wrinkles and smoothing of fine lines by up to 30%. For a noninvasive method, Argireline creams work.

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Top 3 Best Face Masks for Blackheads

Top 3 Best Face Masks for Blackheads

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.

How blackheads form

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

4 Lessons I Learned Starting a 6-Figure E-Commerce Business

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Six years ago, I finally settled on starting an eCommerce startup. A cousin’s courier service startup inspired me, and I had always been fascinated with the idea of providing solutions to people by offering products/services to tackle their problems.

But it was not easy. Starting an internet startup in a third world country was really strenuous for me. There were moments I lacked electricity for weeks, low-strength internet data and other difficulties I had to battle with during those times, coupled with some business mistakes and losing a lot of money too along the way.

However, I didn’t give up. I learned, modified where necessary and grew. In my fourth year of running my e-commerce business, I finally hit my annual 6-figure revenue target.

Below I have outlined some core lessons that have stuck with me as I worked to become a six-figure earner. The first is:

1. Always Focus and Measure Your Business Metrics.

That was definitely the beginning point for me. I had to learn to stop moving faster than I had time to think. The first hurdle for me was mastering the ability to pause. A lot entrepreneurs tend to become so busy that they keep running without evaluating whether they’re actually on track or not. 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.

How to stop peeling skin? Follow these tips: Continue reading

Top 5 Best Sunscreens for Acne-prone Skin

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If adding sunscreen to your morning regime feels like an unnecessary step, consider this statement from the Skin Cancer Foundation: “More than 90% of the visible skin changes associated with aging is caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays.”

When it comes to protecting your face – your whole body from UVA and UVB rays, your most important defense is sunscreen.

Using sunscreens especially on your oily or acne-prone skin may feel a bit like a misnomer. After all, sunscreens are comedogenic and tend to clog pores leading to breakouts and acne.

Fortunately, there are tons of oil-free sunscreens that protect your skin from the harsh rays of the sun and prevent breakouts at the same time.

Sunscreen and Acne

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Best Noncomedogenic Moisturizer – 2017 Reviews and Top Picks

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What does Noncomedogenic Moisturizer do and what does Noncomedogenic mean?
In order to understand what “noncomedogenic” means, I will need 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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