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THE SKIN HAS A MICROBIOME TOO!

APARRNA GUPTA Aparrna is a senior beauty editor with 15+ yrs of experience in the beauty and wellness industry. Her articles have been featured in Vogue India, Harper’s Bazaar India, Good Housekeeping, Femina, Lifestyle Asia and L'Officiel India. (Originally appeared in Lifestyle Asia) Do you wonder why your skin refuses to brighten and clear up despite you diligently following the CTM routine? Why it’s still too greasy or too dry despite you regularly applying a serum and mask? The answer lies in bacteria. We are preconditioned to believe that bacteria is a bad word, and so we are on a perpetual quest to keep our spaces, bodies, and skin free of it. However, modern research is pointing to what was...

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5 Super Skin Food For Acne-Free Skin

EAT YOUR WAY TO A CLEAR SKIN Many a time, we are asked for sure shot remedies for radiant looking clear skin. Asking for miracle products in the hope of cutting out the effort and tossing themselves to an overnight fix.   But we are the first one to start a conversation at the level of wellness of both body and mind, which require consistency and discipline. When we talk about skin health, we believe that our skin is a reflection of what's going inside our bodies and skincare (topical) helps us nurture and nourish the skin from outside. However, more often than not, what's happening on our skin is a result of what we are eating (or not eating), our...

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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 you should start caring about the microbiome?

How to improve gut and skin microbiome the natural way You would have heard about gut microbiome. But there is a skin microbiome that you need to really start caring about. Although the gut health, rightly known as the ‘second brain’, has been a buzz word for some time now, the concept of skin microbiome is seeping into the collective consciousness of the beauty industry only now. While we understand the importance of prebiotics and probiotics that help our microbiome (eg: lactic acid bacteria in curd), did you know that our skin too needs a balance of microbiome to maintain its health? It is even more important now given the lifestyle we all follow, the rhetoric on preservatives and other...

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Debunking 7 Common Myths about Moisturizing

Did you know that your skin changes as you age and that your simple twenty's moisturiser might be doing more harm than good? We all know that moisturizing is necessary to achieve hydrated, glowing skin. But there is a ton of moisturizing advice being thrown around- and not all of it is good and in fact some of which can actually be harmful to your skin. In this article, we will demystify the most common moisturizing myths, plus get recommendations for what you should be doing instead. Applying moisturizer on dry/flaky skin: Typically a moisturizer is used to hydrate the skin, so applying it to dry skin is a common notion. However, this is a mistake. Dry and flaky skin...

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