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6 Ways to Tackle Hormonal Acne

What is Hormonal Acne? When your skin develops acne in response to the hormonal fluctuations, it is called hormonal acne. What Causes Hormonal Acne? Hormones known as androgens, for example, testosterone, increase sebum production, sometimes thickening the skin. These can contribute to pore-blocking and can trigger breakouts too.  Acne during Periods? Hormones again! About two-thirds of acne-prone women typically note worsening of their acne a few days before their period. This is because female hormones are at their lowest, and male hormones (androgens) are higher at these points. Impact of Hormonal Acne on Your Skin Overall Skin Inflammation (incl. Acne) Increase in Oil/ Sebum Levels Clogged Skin  Bacterial Infections (eg: Propionibacterium acnes) Acne Scars and Pigmentation How to Tackle Hormonal...

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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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Monsoon Skincare 101 - Dealing With Infections

Monsoon is the best part of the year for it relieves us from the scorching sun and welcomes pleasant climate and beautiful drizzles followed by sweet mud fragrance altogether making us fall in love with nature again and again. Rainy days are perfectly refreshing for everyone. Having said that, no one can traverse the fact that this season also brings several skin infections along with it. The major of them being fungal infections, skin rashes and other microbial infections which are mainly caused due to the season's humid temperatures and damp surroundings. For this reason, we’ve launched just in time for this year’s monsoon, Wild Himalayan Body Oils that are particularly great for the monsoon skincare. These oils are lightweight, deeply...

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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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