Blog: Everything about Skin

Snail extract creams

What is the snail extract and why should it we use it on our face? Well, it does sound pretty crazy. But I guess, there is some scientific basis for it after all. So what's in that stuff? It is a thick fluid that was gathered from live snails. It is suppose to be a very complex mixture of different proteoglycans, glycosaminoglycans, glycoprotein enzymes, hyaluronic acid, copper peptides, antimicrobial peptides and even glycolic acid. Lots of stuff, if you believe people who sell it.

 

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When to use Retinol

Retinol has become a very popular anti-aging product lately. It has also found a way into almost every skincare lotion and cream. You may have noticed that retinol has made its way into an increasing number of skin care products. So the question is “When should the retinol be used and when should it not?”

 

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Glycolic Acid in Your Skincare

Glycolic acid is a natural product. In nature it is found mostly in sugar cain and certain fruits. It is part of the famous alpha hydroxyl acid group or AHA. AHA's also include lactic and mandelic acids, both of which are used in skin care as well. However, glycolic acid is considered the safest of the AHAs. It works gently to remove the dead cells to reveal the fresh new skin underneath. Glycolic acid is used in many different types of skin care products including cleansers, moisturizers, serums, eye creams and chemical peels.

 

 

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DIY salicylic acid acne treatment

Salicylic acid one of the most commonly seen ingredients on most skincare products that treat acne. In fact, most expensive acne potions have. You really do not need to spent you hard earned money buying all those “new cures”. All you have to do, is get some salicylic acid from a pharmacy.

 

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DIY Chemical Peel

Chemical peels are a great way to improve your looks, reduce signs of aging, or simply get rid of that annoying acne.  While some people find the word "peel" scary, the actual procedure is pretty painless and usually side effect free.  I am sure you have heard about professional peels at doctor's office.  However, there absolutely no need for that.  Most of the milder chemical peels can be done at home at the fraction of the cost.  You can even do some of the medium peels at home as well.  So, here is a quick list of peels that can be done at  home for an inexpensive alternative to a dermatologist's office. 

 

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