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Know your ingredients: Niacinamide

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!

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

DIY: Anti-ageing serum

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

Shhh... It's a beauty secret! #02

Hello everyone! Remember my " beauty secret " post?  In this post I'm about to share another "secret"; aka the type of thing that people do not understand when you tell them or think you are crazy, but somehow I feel compelled to tell you, my readers, anyway! That's a mouthful! So, my secret is... Here goes nothing... I use neat (undiluted)  organic apple cider vinegar   on my face as a sort of   all-natural chemical peel ! Here's exactly   how I use it : I cleanse, rinse and towel dry my face and then I apply the undiluted ACV with a cotton ball.   This step is crucial : I only leave the  organic apple cider vinegar   on for about   2 minutes , then I rinse it off with plenty of cool water.   Do NOT   leave it on for more than a couple of minutes or it will burn your skin!  However, it is completely safe to use for one or two minutes two to three times a week .  Why I use it : ACV works better than any oth

DIY: Micro-dermabrasion paste

Hello everyone! I've been using baking soda to exfoliate my skin for years, in fact,  Scrub your face with sodium bicarbonate!   was one of my first blog posts back in May 2011!  Today I want to give you a simple DIY recipe for homemade microdermabrasion using baking soda.  Let's get started! Ingredients: 1 tsp baking soda - R ead more:  Baking soda beauty tips! ½ tsp of raw honey - Read more:  The amazing beauty benefits of honey rosewater -  Read more:   Beauty uses of rose water 1 drop tea tree essential oil - (anti-bacterial, prevents breakouts, and soothes irritation) Method: Mix baking soda and raw honey in a small container (or you can use coconut oil instead).  Combine to form a paste-like consistency and add one drop of tea tree oil . How to use: Wash your face with warm (not hot) water to open up the pores. Apply the mixture to your face and neck.   Use  your  fingertips to  massage  gently but firmly in a  circular motion.   Do this for 3 to

Fruit Acid 15% Gel Peel Review

Hello everyone! I was given the opportunity to try out the Fruit Acid 15% Gel Peel Enhanced with Kojic   Acid by Refresh Skin Therapy.  In this post I will tell you everything you need to know about the product and I'll also share my experience and photos of my results so far.  So let's get  started ... Product description: Fruit Acid 15% Gel Peel  Enhanced with Kojic Acid - 1 fl oz / 30 ml A Professional At-Home Alpha Hydroxy (AHA) Chemical Peel of Glycolic, Lactic, and Pyruvic Acids. Ideal for age spots, dry dull skin, freckles, sun spots, increasing skin radiance and luminosity, acne scars, skin lightening, post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, melasma, reducing wrinkles and fine lines. Enhanced with Kojic acid, a natural skin brightener / skin lightener with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, naturally used in the making of Sake, Japanese rice wine.   Kojic Acid fades dark spots and inhibits melanin production, a safe and natural alter