Blog: Everything about Skin

How to Lighten Armpits and Bikini Area

What causes dark coloration on underarms and bikini area? Most of the time they are caused by chronic irritation due to constant shaving and chronic use use deodorants. This condition is actually called dermal melanosis. It's pretty harmless, but obviously it's not very attractive. Dark underarms are a big problem for the women, who like to wear open outfits or just spend a lot of time on a beach. Same deal is with darkening bikini area around vagina (this does not get seen often, but still, it is not something you would really want). While some “experts” might say: “just love your body the way it is”, It is clearly not the answer that most women want to hear.

 

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TCA Peel and Precautions

TCA peels are become very popular in UK right now. But, before you get a TCA peel, it's very important to understand what you're getting your skin into. Some skin types are not suitable for TCA peels , such as darker or almond colour skin. Other people find that TCA peels make their skin worse instead of better. So before you decide to buy tricholoroacetic acid solution and perform a chemical peel at home, there are something that you you should be aware of.

 

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Stretch Mark Treatments

What are stretch marks? Lots of us have them.  What are they really?  Referred to as 'striae' by the professionals, stretch marks are a form of scarring caused by thinning skin and a loss of elasticity in the deeper levels of your skin.  From fresh red streaks to the older, purplish, shiny flecks, stretch marks commonly effect pregnant women and adolescent girls during growth spurts. The appearance of stretch marks depends on the color of your skin; they can start out pink, reddish brown, brown, or dark brown, and fade over time to a more silvery color. Once stretch marks have appeared, it's essential to treat them as early as possible. Research has focused exclusively on the early stages of stretch marks, when they are still red or purple and most readily respond to treatment. Oh how we all want to get rid of them.  So many different creams and remedies promise solutions, but in reality only a handfull of treatments are effective against stretch marks.

 

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Retinol in UK Skincare

Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A, which is naturally found in skin. Vitamin A’s wrinkle-fighting prowess was first discovered in the early Seventies, when doctors found that acne patients who were being successfully treated with prescription Vitamin A (known as tretinoin) were soon experiencing newly soft, less pigmented, line-free skin. The advantage of vitamin A is that it works fundamentally on cells’ DNA, helping them to function in a healthy way while repairing damage from ageing. But other side effects weren’t quite so welcome: namely peeling, itching and irritation. And so retinol, which is a less potent ingredient than tretinoin, was born. Since its discovery, it’s been the gold standard; the anti-ageing ingredient to live up to.

 

 

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Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Retinol

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) and retinol, both commonly found in many skin care products in UK, are also both known for helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Yet, while they do possess some similarities, retinol tends to be bit more potent and is able to repair damage beyond the scope of AHAs. Usually both retinoids and AHA's are used for a variety of skin problems, such acne, anti-aging, wrinkles, and sunspots.

 

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