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REPLACING YOUR DAILY NIGHT CREAM WITH OIL

The Ultimate Guide to Using Oil as Your Moisturizer Imagine the idea of replacing your daily night cream with oils. Since childhood its hard to believe that we hated oils on our hair and our skin, but it’s true! Our skin loves oil and craves it. Dry, normal or sensitive, oils maintain that moisture barrier on our skin, which is a key to maintain a healthy glow on our face. You may ask, what about an oily skin? The idea of using oils is ‘oil cancels oil’. Oily skin is dehydrated skin, meaning to compensate, the skin produces more oil than required to maintain the balance. However, adding oils, especially lightweight oils regularly controls the sebum production, which means less...

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Let Your Pimples Speak: A Guide to Mapping Your Face

How many times have we looked at our pimples and rushed to get it extracted or popped? Regardless of our age and lifestyle, no one likes pimples. They are unwelcome guests who overstay their welcome even when the party is over. But the next time you attack your pimple with vigour, pause for a moment. Take a good look at it, it’s position and appearance. Would you believe it if we told you that our pimples might be trying to warn us about our bodies? It’s a bit hard to believe, but since all our organs are connected, our skin is often the first responder. This theory is called face mapping. Using this method, we can determine why we may...

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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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Amazing Benefits of Cumin Seeds for Skin - Ayurveda's Ancient Secret

Yes, those very cumin seeds you use to add a dash of spice to your food. Cumin is an amazing skincare ingredient too. Indian cuisine is incomplete without the usage of the traditional spices like cumin seeds, turmeric, coriander etc. They form the soul of most of the Indian recipes contributing the unique flavor and aroma to the recipe. One of the most widely used traditional spices is the cumin seed, popularly known as “jeera” in Hindi. The nutty, warm and peppery flavor of cumin seed makes it a part of many other international cuisines such as Chinese, Mexican, middle eastern etc. But apart from serving its culinary purposes, this traditional spice is highly beneficial for overall health, especially skin. What...

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