Beauty Blog

5 Skin Care Mistakes You Make Every Day

THESE MISTAKES CAN ACTUALLY HARM YOUR SKIN. by: Daniel Thompson   Here are the top 5 skincare mistakes based on misinformation at a cosmetic counter:   "Wash Your Face Twice Per Day" This is not necessary at all! In fact, over-cleaning the skin can compromise the pH and often leads to surface dryness, irritation, and in some cases serious inflammation. Wash the face only at night. And do it every night. The opposite of over-cleaning is not cleaning at all, and if you wear makeup to bed, it will cause acne, pore enlargement, and discolouration of the skin.  "SPF Is...

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Anti-Aging Myths

FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH OR JUST PLAIN NONSENSE? by: Daniel Thompson   The cosmetics industry has advertised many miracles to prevent, arrest, or reverse the signs of aging on the skin, some of which are complete nonsense.      Water prevents aging on the skin. FALSE! Unless you are extremely dehydrated, intake of water will not prevent wrinkles. Wrinkling is caused by sun exposure and genetic predisposition. Aside from choosing your parents, the best way to prevent wrinkles is to use a well formulated sunscreen and limit exposure to UVA and UVB light.      Moisturizers can stimulate the genetic code of the skin to...

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Deciphering Cosmetics Labels

WHAT DO ALL THESE SYMBOLS MEAN? by: Daniel Thompson "What do all the symbols mean on a cosmetics label?" Each symbol on the packaging is standardized information for the buying public to know exactly what to expect in regards to shelf life, reactions, usage, etc. PAO—Period After Opening This symbol will tell you how long the formula will remain stable after you remove the factory seal. This is not a "best before" date, however—this symbol refers only to shelf life after the seal is removed. Shelf life, for most cosmetics with an intact factory seal, is 36-48 months. Green Dot...

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Does The Skin Really Absorb Everything?

THE PENETRATING FACTS ABOUT SKIN by: Daniel Thompson Do cosmetics penetrate the skin? The public deserves well formulated safe cosmetics when shopping. The companies producing cosmetics work under incredibly strict guidelines that ensure consumer safety. Does that mean no one will ever have an allergic reaction to a cosmetic product? Absolutely not. The variables which cause such reactions are far too numerous to deliver such a promise; however, cosmetics, for the vast majority of users, pose no real problems at all. Taking all the hype surrounding so-called toxic ingredients out of the equation for a moment (because toxicity cannot be...

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Fighting Adult Acne

by: Daniel Thompson TOP 3 TIPS TO CLEAR SKIN A recent study, published by the American Dermatologist Association, had some very staggering statistics about adult acne. Among the many findings of the study one point stood out: 45% of women, aged 21-30, have some form of active acne. It used to be that acne was a teenage skin condition, yet more and more adult women are now suffering from breakout on a regular basis. Another interesting statistic, from the study: 63% of people who sought medical remedy for acne continued using prescription-based solutions past the age of 40. Here are...

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