• Niacinamide and salicylic acid together
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    Niacinamide and Salicylic Acid Together | Benefits + How To Layer.

    If you have oily, acne-prone skin, you’ve probably heard that niacinamide and salicylic acid are two ingredients that can help you achieve a clearer complexion – but can you use them together? Yes, you absolutely can! In fact, niacinamide and salicylic acid actually work better when paired together and here’s why…   Niacinamide Niacinamide is a water-soluble form of vitamin B3 that acts as an antioxidant and has a wide-range of benefits for your skin. It helps keep your skin firm by increasing the production of keratin (the main structural protein in your skin). It increases your skin’s natural production of lipids (ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids) that keep your…

  • Does Azelaic Acid Cause Purging?
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    Does Azelaic Acid Cause Purging?

    Azelaic acid has some excellent benefits for your skin but will it make your skin worse before it gets better? Does azelaic acid cause purging? What Is Purging? You may have heard people say that certain skincare ingredients may “make your skin worse before it gets better” – usually when referring to acne-fighting ingredients. What they’re talking about is skin ‘purging’. Skin purging is a term used to describe breakouts that happen soon after you start using a new skincare product that increases your skin’s natural exfoliation rate. Purging only happens on the areas of your skin where you would usually experience breakouts. This is due to the fact that…

  • Is Glycolic Acid an AHA?
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    Is Glycolic Acid an AHA?

    Skincare ingredients can be confusing, especially when it comes to chemical exfoliants. AHA? BHA? PHA? What are they? What’s the difference? Is glycolic acid an AHA or a BHA? Don’t worry, I’ve got you! Here’s everything you need to know…   What Are Chemical Exfoliants? Chemical exfoliants increase the rate that your skin naturally exfoliates itself. They do this by breaking down the bonds that hold your dead skin cells together which makes it easier for them to be shed from the surface of your skin. There are three main types of chemical exfoliant; alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs), and polyhydroxy acids (PHAs).   What Are AHAs? AHAs are…

  • 4 ways your make up can help skincare
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    4 Ways Your Makeup Can Help Your Skin

    Makeup is not your skin’s enemy—especially if you know how to choose the right products. Some cosmetics may seem beautiful upon the first application, but they can also contain ingredients that can dehydrate your skin or cause acne breakouts. On the other hand, there are makeup products that can enhance your facial features and improve your skin’s texture at the same time. By learning how makeup can supplement your skincare, you can invest in products and use tools that will help you glow with and without makeup.   1. Your Primer Can Protect Your Skin Primer is the very first makeup product that you should be applying in order to…

  • Skin changes during the day beauty sleep
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    7 Ways To Enhance Your Skin’s Natural AM vs PM Processes (Skin Circadian Rhythm)

    Your skin is affected by your circadian rhythm, or ‘body clock’, and goes through various changes over a 24-hour period that allow it to repair and protect itself. These changes include variations in: Water loss Skin cell turnover and renewal Blood flow Skin temperature Using the right skincare ingredients at the right time of day can help your skin through these natural variations. Here’s how your skin changes over 24 hours, PLUS, 7 ways to use these changes to your advantage…