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Does skin fasting work? How to do it & what to look out for

Is "skin fasting" effective? To effectively practice skin fasting, you need to have the right knowledge. This is b...
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I had dry, flaky skin that peeled endlessly because I was using lotion to moisturize my skin

Despite lotions being branded as a moisturizing product, they have no real moisturizing effect. This is because the purpose of lotion is to hydrate, NOT to moisturize. Hydrating and moisturizing seem like synonyms, but in reality, they are quite different. Moisturizing means to keep your skin hydrated. In other words,
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Talc powders are counterproductive for heat rash: You should be doing THIS instead

In order to properly take care of your heat rash, it is important to avoid these drying talc powders that weaken your skin's barrier function and further clog your pores. Instead of using talc powders, one easy solution to preventing sweat-clogged pores and strengthening your skin's barrier function is to moisturize.
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What is the moisturizing effect? Ineffective vs. effective moisturizing

The moisturizing effect is the way or act of creating a state in which adequate moisture is retained in the skin. In other words, moisturizing is a state in which water evaporation is prevented by good quality oils, and that water is retained in the skin for a long period of time. Thus, to conduct effective moisturizin
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Multi-step skincare is a WASTE of time and money: The only step you need is…

The only 2 steps that really matter are cleansing and moisturizing. To effectively moisturize is to replenish your skin with both water and oil. The more simple your skincare routine is, the less you irritate your skin from touching it, and the better results you’ll achieve.
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The truth behind the trend: 5 skincare myths debunked

Myth 1: A multi-step skincare routine is necessary for healthy skin. Myth 2: If you have oily skin, you don’t have to moisturize. Myth 3: The more expensive, the better it works. Myth 4: The harder you scrub, the more exfoliated your skin will be. Myth 5: A higher concentration of popular ingredients is better.
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Unless you have normal or dry skin, you should avoid slugging with Vaseline

Slugging with Vaseline is not recommended for acne-prone skin or sensitive skin, oily skin, and combination skin types that are acne-prone. This is because these skin types all lack one thing: moisture. If you coat your oily skin with Vaseline, it blocks any attempt at moisturization or hydration. Since there’s no mois
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What is the moisturizing effect? Ineffective vs. effective moisturizing

The moisturizing effect is the way or act of creating a state in which adequate moisture is retained in the skin. In other words, moisturizing is a state in which water evaporation is prevented by good quality oils, and that water is retained in the skin for a long period of time. Thus, to conduct effective moisturizin
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After 16 years of chronic eczema, I finally discovered why lotions aren’t effective moisturizers

Lotions are 95%+ water. No matter how much lotion you apply, it quickly evaporates from your skin because it's pretty much just water. And when this water evaporates, it strips your skin's natural moisture too - just like when sweat evaporates. Without anything to prevent water evaporation, your skin will remain dry.