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What You Need To Know About Perioral Dermatitis

What is it? Perioral dermatitis (PD) is a very common condition of the facial skin, consisting of small inflammatory rashes, sometimes red in colour, that appear around the mouth, seemingly out of nowhere, especially in women of menstruating age. It is frequently undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, and acts like a cross between acne and eczema. The fact that these two diseases behave very differently may, in part, explain why it is so poorly understood, and so troublesome to treat. This blog is an effort to understand perioral dermatitis a bit more and suggest a gentle skincare regime that would help you.  Why does it happen? Every case of perioral dermatitis is different. In some cases, it is clear cut, and directly...

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How to exfoliate your chapped lips - DIY homemade lip scrubs for your pretty pout

When you apply a matte lipstick do you see it getting settled in the cracks of your lips? Is yes, then this is a clear sign that your lips need some extra care. The way to a clear and healthy skin includes exfoliation. We don't want a dull face, do we? Then why should our lips be treated any differently? Our lips also require exfoliation to keep it plump and pink. Most people are under the impression that taking care of lips means only gliding a lip balm over it. That is only half correct. What good can a lip balm do for your lips if it cannot reach the deeper level of skin? The dry, dead skin cells sit...

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Why is it important to cleanse and detox your environment?

Detox your environment This post is part of The Detox Series.  The more we are heading into an urban world, the more we realize why it is of utmost importance to have an organic lifestyle. Toxicity is all around us, both natural and synthetic (man-made). And sadly, it is taking an immense toll on our overall health. The atmosphere is filled with heavy metals which are generally toxic in nature. This contamination has led to many health issues among all age-groups, even the newborns aren't exempted from the toxicity of heavy metals as shown in research performed in the US by Greenpeace, the non-governmental environmental organization. They studied blood samples from the umbilical cord of newborns and astonishingly found that...

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Understanding Acne : Acne and Air Pollution

Acne and Air Pollution How much do we all love to pamper our skin? We cleanse it, prep it, moisturize it, take care of it. After all, we all have one skin to live with, and it deserves all the love and catering of the world. Sometimes, despite doing everything perfectly, we end up with pimples, or even a full blown break out. We think it’s because of something we did to make it bad. However, what if we told you that it might not be your fault? Consider the following if you are suffering from acne: Have you recently moved to a dustier environment, or a busier city? Do you get random pimples that itches, is sometimes red, for...

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Dry Skin? Here's a Simple Regime to Care for Your Dry Skin

Touch your face. Is the texture of your skin rough and flaky? Does it have little to no oil on it, not even on the t-zone? Do you lack pimples, but have weird, bumpy skin patches, which are usually dry? Does the corner of your nose and mouth itch whenever the weather becomes slightly dry? Congratulations, you are from the dry skin family. As with every skin type, your skin has some positives and negatives, which will ultimately help in determining your skincare regime. For starters, you have tiny pores on your face. Which means that you will usually not be bothered with inflamed pores, pimples and excess oil. The problem, however, is that your pores do not provide enough...

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