How many skincare products is too much?

How many skincare products is too much?

Overdoing skin products                With the market for skin products constantly evolving, the consumers are intrigued by new products that are being launched. Therefore, at several instances, a wrong combination of skin products is chosen, or excessive use of products can result in several skin complications.                At an instance, when a person tends to […]
Anti-aging skincare routine

Anti-Aging skincare routine

At the age of twenty-five, the signs of aging start appearing on the skin. These signs include skin becoming inelastic, laxity, wrinkles and skin becoming rough in texture. The reason behind the aging of skin is not only structural with changes in coetaneous cells, but also are a result of change in the function of […]
What food to eat for healthy skin?

What food to eat for healthy skin?

Nutrition is one of the best things, not only for our physical health but also for our skin. When we eat unhealthy food, it will not only destroy the metabolism system but will also affect and damage the skin. Let us have a look at the ten best foods for healthy skin.   1. Fatty Fish […]
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Retinol and its anti-aging properties

Retinol, also known as vitamin A1-alcohol, is the vitamin in the vitamin A family found in food and dietary supplement. It is synthesized from the breakdown of β-carotene. First the β-carotene 15-15′-monooxygenase cleaves β-carotene at the central double bond, creating an epoxide. This epoxide is then attacked by water creating two hydroxyl groups in the […]
Anti-pollution and sun damage skincare routine

Anti-pollution and sun damage skincare routine

Pollution and sun damage is the root of most skin-related issues to start with. The small dust particles can penetrate through the skin barrier and can harm the skin by breaking down the lipids and collagen with it and can cause clogged pores, irritation, acne and rashes. Simultaneously, direct exposure to the sun for the […]
How to treat heat rash?

How to treat heat rash?

Heat rash or prickly heat is the inflammation of the blocked sweat glands due to overheating or excessive sweating. During hot environment or summer, your skin starts to produce excessive sweat to keep the internal temperature of the body within a normal range, but due to blockage in the pores in the sweat gland, sweat […]
Skincare product: what is an Eye Cream?

Skincare product: what is an Eye Cream?

Eyes are the first thing one notices when they look at someone. Puffiness, dark circles, or wrinkles around the eyes can potentially deteriorate one’s look, and hence, it is inevitable to take care of nature’s precious gift. However, eyes are the most sensitive part of the face, and the skin around the eyes is […]
What is the Skin Microbiome, how to protect it?

What is the Skin Microbiome, how to protect it?

Your skin is a natural defense against invading organisms like viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Previous studies proved us that skin is the first line of defense against the invading organism but now new studies have shown us that your skin microbiome or the organisms living in your skin can stop the organisms before entering the […]
What are LED Mask treatments?

What are LED Mask treatments?

With technological interventions in our day to day life, skincare is not deprived of the use of the latest technology to give you the desired healthy glow. One of the most popular techniques being used to rejuvenate the skin these days is the phototherapy or the LED masks. These Light Emitting Diodes emit lights […]
Are colorants in your skincare products dangerous?

Are colorants in your skincare products dangerous?

Colors can affect our moods and emotions. When used in the right way they can soothe your eyes and enhance your moods. From green eye shadow to red shades of lipsticks, colors have been used in the cosmetic products for centuries. Colors used in cosmetics always evolved and shifted towards safer ingredients. Despite this evolution, […]
Nighttime skincare routine

Nighttime skincare routine

After a long tiring and sunny day, it is good to pamper your skin a little. As we all know that the skin regenerates naturally at night, your night-time skincare routine should be all about helping it in the process. You cannot keep your skin youthful forever, but you can try to maintain it during […]
Daytime skincare routine

Daytime skincare routine

A morning skincare routine is essential to maintain the unique essence that you gave your skin with your night skincare regime. Everyone wants to start the day with a fresh look because the beginning of your day defines the rest of the day. For an effective skincare regime, the right order is as important as […]
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The importance of skin barrier

Skin is a natural and first line of defense against the harsh external environment such as toxins, allergens, chemicals, and infectious agents. Internally, it prevents water loss and maintains hemostasis. The skin or epidermal barrier is the outermost layer of the epidermis called stratum corneum. It is made up of corneocytes (dead cells) and lipid […]
Why is moisturization important for your skin

Why is moisturization important for your skin

Skin is the largest organ of your body. It plays many vital functions, like regulating the body’s temperature, protecting organs from infections and germs. Why moisturizing your skin is important? Taking care of your skin is very important because if your skin lacks hydration, it becomes dry and starts to crack. The bacteria that are […]
Seven Benefits of Vitamin C for your skin

Seven Benefits of Vitamin C for your skin

Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid is a normal skin constituent and present at a high level in dermis and epidermis. Antioxidant property and its role in collagen synthesis make Vitamin C a vital molecule for skin health. Here are the seven benefits of topical Vitamin C on the skin.   1. Help remove dark patches on […]
Medical Treatment of Acne

Medical Treatment of Acne

Have you explored many medical and skincare websites and tried many home-made remedies and (nonprescription) acne products for several weeks but they did not help? Now it is time to consult your Dermatologist. He can help you to   1. Lessen your acne.  2. Avoid damage and scarring to your skin.  3. Make scars less prominent. […]
Diet tips to soothe and calm acne-prone skin

Diet tips to soothe and calm acne-prone skin

We love to feast on cheese fries, grilled burgers, pizza every day but we are also well aware that for the sake of our health and our skin, it is not good to indulge too often. If we want to live a healthy life, then we need to cut short feasting and start to eat […]
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Things to know about the Hormonal Acne? 

Hormonal acne is a vague term used on the internet, glossy magazines, or in the skincare industry. In medical terminology, it is known as simply acne or acne vulgaris. People may call it hormonal acne because it is common in teenagers going through the hormonal changes at puberty.  It is the most common condition skin […]
The Truth Behind “Clean Beauty”?

The Truth Behind “Clean Beauty”?

I still remember it – that one day my co-worker and I went skincare shopping during lunch hour. She said to me “Don’t buy that thing! I heard that it’s full of chemicals”. I won’t lie, it stopped me dead in my track for a good 5 seconds. I stared into space like I was […]
What are Probiotics? 

What are Probiotics? 

These days, probiotics are rapidly used in medical and skincare industry due to their safety profile.   Your skin and your gut have their own microbiome, a colony of good microorganisms. These diverse groups of microorganisms keep your skin in good shape, just like some balanced gut microorganisms keep your gut healthy and in working condition. […]
What are skin Dark Circles?

What are skin Dark Circles?

Nowadays, people are conscious about their looks and skin like never before. They spend a hefty amount on skincare and makeup products to look tip-top. Dark circles are the pigmented area under the lower eyelids and may appear blue, dark brown, and black. They are not a serious disorder and cannot affect your health but […]
Being a Doctor during COVID-19 in Pakistan

Being a Doctor during COVID-19 in Pakistan

People these days are talking about the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) all the time, but it’s often about the worldwide disastrous effects of this virus. I, being a doctor, find it difficult to think like that in a bigger picture. In this crisis, I would like to tell my own story and what we have been going […]
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Is Skin Repair the Future of Skincare?

“Okay Jess, chillax. You’re gonna be fine” I said to my friend Jessica. “But MY SKIN! ” she screamed at me. Okay. I know I said that she’d be okay, but I was actually starting to get worried. I mean, her face is as red as a lobster. And I’m talking about the tight, tingling, […]
Can detergent affect the skin?

Can detergent affect the skin?

After a wash, your clothes may smell as fresh as a daisy or a morning dew but in real your clothes are washed by a detergent that contains more than 25 harmful chemicals that can cause adverse skin reactions ranging from the minor itch, rashes, atopic dermatitis and to carcinogenicity.   Detergents contain fragrances, dyes, preservatives, […]
Are topical steroids safe for the skin?

Are topical steroids safe for the skin?

Topical corticosteroids have been used for many years and their introduction is a remarkable achievement in Dermatology. Topical corticosteroids refer to any sort of gel, cream, an ointment containing corticosteroids, which is a synthetic drug used to treat inflammatory skin diseases like psoriasis, atopic eczema...
What Does Salicylic Acid Do for Your Skin?

What Does Salicylic Acid Do for Your Skin?

Salicylic acid is quite a popular chemical compound among skincare companies. It has proven to be one of the best medications for acne. You’ve probably read it in the back of an acne-treatment product.  If you sleep with a happy face but in the morning you find a pimple trying to break out, don’t panic, […]
How to store your skincare products?

How to store your skincare products?

Do you love your skin and spend a hefty amount on skincare products? If so, you need to store your skincare products in a safe place and a favorable environment. The place where you store your skincare products can have a large impact on their effectiveness and shelf life.   Most of us store our […]
Understanding Cosmetics Label

Understanding Cosmetics Label

In this modern era when thousands of brands are introducing their products daily, it’s getting quite harder for a person to differentiate between good and bad ones. With every passing time, skincare companies are making product labels so fancy and appealing that one can easily fall into trap of finding it something, but that never […]
What are omega fatty acids benefits for your skin?

What are omega fatty acids benefits for your skin?

Omega fatty acids are well recognized for their beneficial effects on our body.   There is a total of 11 omega-fatty acids but only 2 Omega fatty acids (omega 3 and omega6) are considered as essential nutrients that cannot be synthesized in the body. Therefore, consuming directly from foods or dietary supplements is the only practical […]
What Type of Skincare Should You Use during Pregnancy?

What Type of Skincare Should You Use during Pregnancy?

When you are pregnant, a lot of changes occur in your body including your skin. Some of you get glowing skin while others end up having hyperpigmentation or patches of discoloration on face commonly called ‘melasma’.   They say you got ‘melasma’ when you are having a baby girl and a glowing skin while having a […]
What can technology do for the Skincare industry?

What can technology do for the Skincare industry?

After working in the tech industry and probably one of the most tech advanced industry that is finance, I keep hearing people talking about what technology can do in the already tech-saturated industries. However, the best opportunities for disruption remain in the lower tech-oriented sectors. While machine learning and “AI”(very often overused concept) have been […]
Skincare tips while Travelling

Skincare tips while Travelling

If not planned properly, A few days of neat and tidy vacation from home may bring a lot of ups and downs in your skin care routine. Skin care is something that requires constant attention and time. We’ve come across this question many times about “what should I pack when I’m traveling?” and today we’ll […]
skincare peak

Have we reached the peak of the Cosmetics market?

It is estimated that the global beauty care (cosmetics) industry is worth about 532 billion USD globally as of 2019. The market value is expected to reach $805 billion by 2023, though this may need to be adjusted with the Corona Crisis. In 2008 the industry CAGR slowed down but kept growing despite the overall […]
How to fix your Acne problems?

How to fix your Acne problems?

Our skin is made with delicacy and passion and it is tough enough to bear the heavy storms, the heat of the crimson red sun, and it is so delicate that the tiny dust particles, bacteria, viruses can cause serious issues like acne. The skin has a variety of skin layers and the most upper […]
Eczema scratching

How to Fight Eczema?

What is Eczema?  It is a skin disorder in which parts of skin get affected by inflammation, redness, and itchiness. In some cases, skin can get cracked and rough as well. Eczema affects about one-third of the population in the USA. Atopic Dermatitis is the most well-known and frequently occurring type of eczema.  Should I worry about it?  The questions like “Is it dangerous?” or “Does […]
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What is Vitamin B5 and its benefits for the skin?

Vitamin B5, also known as Pantothenic Acid, is a water-soluble vitamin and belongs to the group B of Vitamins family. It is a component of Coenzyme A, which is a cofactor for many enzyme-catalyzed reactions in the metabolism of various macromolecules. These molecules are essential for the integrity of the skin layers and help to strengthen them. It is widely used in cosmetics products by […]