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7 Causes of Skin Pigmentation and How to Overcome Them

Skin pigmentation arises due to irregular deposition of melanin in the skin. The factors may be genetic or may be activated by external and more controllable circumstances. Melanin is deposited in the skin by melanocytes. The health of melanocytes is key to almost all pigmentation issues. Pigmentation concerns can be broken into hypopigmentation (light patches) and hyperpigmentation (dark patches). The patches may be large (e.g. vitiligo) or they may be barely perceptible. There are more…

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7 Causes of Skin Pigmentation and How to Overcome Them

Skin pigmentation arises due to irregular deposition of melanin in the skin. The factors may be genetic or may be activated by external and more controllable circumstances. Melanin is deposited in the skin by melanocytes. The health of melanocytes is key to almost all pigmentation issues. Pigmentation concerns can be broken into hypopigmentation (light patches) and hyperpigmentation (dark patches). The patches may be large (e.g. vitiligo) or they may be barely perceptible. There are more…

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The Secret to Lighten Pigmentation Naturally

We all know that the key to treating any kinds of pigmentation is early intervention. If you leave it and the melanin leaches into the dermis, it becomes known as dermal pigmentation. The deeper the pigment, the more difficult it is to treat. So as soon as we discover any discolouration on our skin, we should quickly treat it. In the early days, I used to sell a French organic skincare brand, whose skin whitening…

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7 Causes of Sensitive Skin and How to Overcome Them

More than half the population in America claims to have sensitive skin and other first world countries show similar statistics. In our view, this is an indictment on the products people use and how skin is viewed. Consider that a reaction may be due to your perfume, shampoo, conditioner or detergents. Sensitivity shows as reddening after applying product. Skin tends to flush, is easily aggressed when placed under stress, marks and scars easily. Apart from…

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How Emotion Can Affect Your Health and Skin

Drawing on the wisdom of ancient teachings, it is said that everything in the universe – dead or alive – is connected. If our mind, body, and spirit are in harmony with the universe, we have good health. When something disrupts this balance, we get sick. Among the things that can upset this balance are genetic or birth defects, injuries, climate and seasonal change, age, and your emotions. Did you ever get angry when someone’s…

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How to Use Facial Mask Correctly

If you don’t use any facial mask, other than the once a month trip to a spa or beauty salon, do your skin a favour and get on with it, ASAP. There are so much benefits to be gained from regularly using the right facial masks for your skin type and skin concerns.   Benefits of using a mask Depending on the formula you choose, your mask can: Refine pores Improve skin’s texture Absorb excess…

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Quiz : Are you Vata, Pitta or Kapha?

“Prakruti” is your basic constitution. It is determined at the moment of conception and relates to your genetically inherited physical and emotional qualities. Prakruti specifically relates to those qualities, characteristics and tendencies that are stable. For instance, while you may experience temporary changes, like gaining or losing weight, feeling nervous or irritable, developing a cold or flu, etc., in the natural course of life you will never gain or lose five inches on your height…

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THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT SUNSCREEN SPF NUMBER

With so many high SPF number sunscreens in the market, it creates a lot of confusion as to which number is the best in protecting your skin. We have many customers who stepped in our store and insisted on sunscreen with SPF 50 or more. But do we really need such high SPF? We’ll share some interesting (and surprising!) facts and myths about which SPF number you should be using to keep your skin protected…

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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELVES ON SUNNY DAYS

The hot months are approaching, and we will be seeing more sunny days. You may be aware that besides sunburn, there is also the risk of skin cancer and premature skin aging caused by the harmful sunlight. But that doesn’t mean that we should avoid the sun totally. We still need sunlight for its vitamin D boosting benefits. Read on to learn more about the sunlight and how we can protect ourselves with natural sunscreen…

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HOW YOU CAN STOP SUFFERING FROM ADULT ACNE

Are you suffering from adult acne? But take a look carefully at where you’re breaking out. Traditional Chinese medicine maintains that a weakness or toxicity in a certain organ or gland in the body can result in acne showing up in certain areas of the skin. Such a theory of face mapping suggests the location of your acne could present clues about what’s causing it.   Forehead: Pimples here are usually linked to the digestive…

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