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4 Skin Care Gadgets I Haven’t Been Using (But Probably Should)

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LightStim Mini for Wrinkles The LightStim Mini for wrinkles is definitely my most interesting skin care tool. I bought it a couple years ago after hearing about the skin care benefits I could get from it. I’m not someone that believes in botox or facelifts, so the non-invasive anti-aging promises of the LightStim sounded right…

Two Foaming Cleansers That Are Gentle On Skin

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For more information on the effects of sulfates in foaming cleansers, click here. Cosrx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser (150mL) – $14.80CDN I reviewed the COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence (reviewed here) not too long ago and decided to purchase the Low pH Good Morning Cleanser shortly after. God knows I love me some Korean skin…

5 Ways To Manage Dry Skin

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  Evaluate Your Skin Care Regime If you’re suffering with outbreaks and feel like your skin is drying out, it could be down to the way you’re currently approaching things. Ditch the harsh soaps and replace them with lighter versions. Many foaming cleansers contain harsh sulfates (which I cover in more depth here) that can leave…

3 Ways to Exfoliate Your Skin

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    Below are 3 methods of exfoliation to consider: 1. Chemical Exfoliation  – Using An Acid-Based Solution Chemical exfoliation uses acids as the main ingredient to break down and remove dead skin cells. Most acid-infused solutions, serums or face creams either include alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and/or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) to do this. If you’ve…

Vichy Idealia Night Peeling Care: Smoother Skin Over Night

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Running low on my current glycolic acid, I decided to opt for the Vichy Idealia Radiance Activating Night Peeling Care. Man! Am I glad I picked this peel, because (spoiler alert) we are now skin care BFFs. Ingredients and Product Claims This peel (although I feel it’s more of a toner, since you don’t rinse…

My Morning Skin Care Routine

· A good routine can make any morning easier. ·

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  Cleanser Just because my skin runs a bit on the oily side doesn’t mean I don’t love CeraVe’s Hydrating Cleanser. Its super gentle on skin and is perfect for washing away all the oil, sweat and drool that accumulates on my skin overnight. For anyone with oily skin who prefers a foaming option, CeraVe…

Winter Skin Care Essentials

· Find out how to keep your skin hydrated all winter long! ·

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Exfoliating Scrub I exfoliate every day with an acid exfoliant (both morning and night) and continue this routine in the winter months as well. However, I find I really need to use an exfoliating scrub once or twice a week to remove some skin build up and flaky bits I tend to get in the…

Bad Skin Care Habits I Finally Broke Up With

· Are you guilty of any of these? ·

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     1. Not Properly Removing My Makeup This is a real no-no. While I’ve never slept in makeup (that’s just gross), I didn’t start properly double cleansing and removing all traces of it until this year (yikes!). So how did I remove my makeup, you ask? I used my exfoliating scrub every night – that’s…

Deep Clean Pores With The Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask

· Got pores? Try this! ·

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   How To Use and First Impressions The Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay mask is created by mixing equal parts of the clay (which comes in a powdered form) with equal parts apple cider vinegar. You can also substitute the apple cider vinegar with water, but I’ve read that the vinegar version is more effective due…

The Ordinary: The Skin Care Brand You Need to Know About

· Can you afford not to try this stuff? ·

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The Ordinary is a new and affordable skin care line from the skin care boutique Deciem. Deciem is the founder of innovative skin care brands such as Fountain, Hylamide and the high-tech brand NIOD. So what’s so extraordinary about The Ordinary? Well, this brand focuses on providing effective, tried and tested skin care ingredients at dirt cheap prices….