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Know your ingredients: Niacinamide

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Hello everyone! Today I am starting a new blog series titled  Know your ingredients ,   in which I will highlight a specific  active ingredient .  I chose to focus on  niacinamide  as my first ingredient. Why? Because if I had to pick one active ingredient that I can safely recommend to anyone, it would be niacinamide.  Also known as  vitamin B3  or  nicotinamide , this ingredient can be used by almost everyone. Niacinamide is a versatile skincare ingredient that is used for a wide range of skin conditions. Niacinamide also helps the skin produce more ceramides, helping maintain a  healthy skin barrier . Its anti-inflammatory properties make it ideal for treating  acne,   rosacea  and   other inflammatory conditions. Because of this, it is recommended for those with sensitive skin. Besides, niacinamide helps  reduce the appearance of pores  by  regulating sebum.  It can help combat  hyperpigmentation  and even help smooth  lines and wrinkles . These properties make this super ingredien

Beauty hack | You need to put this on your lips!

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Hello everyone! My previous post was about  preventing chapped lips caused by wearing face masks . This post is also all about lip care. This time I want to share a  beauty hack  with you! When it comes to  anti-ageing skincare , lips tend to be neglected. Ironically, lips are one of the first and most prominent areas that show signs of ageing. As we age, lips start losing volume and lines and wrinkles accumulate over time. If you're a smoker or someone with the habit of puckering your lips, wrinkles can form sooner than you think. The skin around the eyes and on the lips is very similar. In fact, you can find many eye-lip combo creams on the market. Both areas are made up of the  thinnest skin on the face . Because the skin is so thin, these areas also lack sebaceous glands. Since the skin on these areas doesn't produce any oil, both areas are more prone to dryness, which means that they’re also prone to showing signs of ageing faster than other parts of the face. Additionally

What are the benefits of activated charcoal?

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  Hello everyone! Activated charcoal is a type of charcoal that’s processed to make it more porous. The World Health Organization has approved activated charcoal for the emergency treatment of  overdoses or poisonings . Due to its powerful  toxin-clearing properties , activated charcoal is a popular treatment for a variety of conditions. There are many  health benefits of activated charcoal , such as; eliminating gas and bloating, teeth whitening, skin surface cleaning and more. Activated charcoal that comes from a natural source is not only safe but effective for detoxification. Activated charcoal is readily available in the market in various forms: Powder Tablets Pills Capsules Liquids suspensions These are the top uses of activated charcoal: Teeth whitening and oral care The most popular use of activated charcoal is teeth whitening. Activated charcoal promotes good oral health and maintains the pH balance in the mouth. Many oral health products that contain activated charcoal claim

DIY: Anti-ageing serum

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Hello everyone! I am 36 years old and, I know that you cannot get completely rid of wrinkles, fine lines, and other ageing signs. However, you can slow the process down and make your skin look youthful. In this post, I want to share a homemade anti-ageing serum that will help reduce the signs of ageing .  Ingredients:  4 tbsp aloe vera gel 3 capsules vitamin E  2 tbsp rose water 5 drops lavender or rosehip essential oil (optional) 1 tbsp glycerin The essential oil is optional because some people with sensitive skin avoid using them on their faces. Method: Place the aloe vera gel in a bowl.  Add vitamin E capsules.  Add rose water and mix well.  Add glycerin and mix again.  Lastly, add 5 drops of essential oil.  Store this anti-ageing serum in a clean, airtight container.  This anti-ageing serum has incredible benefits for your skin as it is made with all-natural ingredients . Keep reading. About the ingredients: Aloe vera  works as an anti-ageing agent. It has Beta Carotene, Vitamin

Ten (10) key skincare tips for autumn

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Hello everyone! It has been raining for days so I can finally say that, autumn  weather is here ! There are many reasons you may feel the need to change your skincare products: breakouts, dryness, sensitivity, etc. A common reason for updating your skincare regimen is seasonal change . As the environment around you changes, so should your skincare routine.  Does your skin need some extra TLC after summer?  (related post) No matter where you live, the autumn months are generally cooler and drier than summer.  Malta, the island where I live, remains very humid throughout the year, thanks to the surrounding sea.  This is how autumn weather affects your skin: Cooler temperatures increase the skin’s proneness to dryness and dehydration .  The skin may experience more irritation, redness, and inflammation due to the weather conditions like wind and rain.  If you live in low humidity: Low humidity levels can aggravate skin conditions like eczema and rosacea . In dry weather the skin produce