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  • Back to the basics – The lowdown on pores

    The size of pores is one of the most predominant concerns people have about their skin. How large they are and how they look. What are pores, and what do they do for the skin? Can they open and close? Can pores be erased? In the day and age of various filters, it is easy…

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  • The lowdown on acids

    Any skincare-nerd-in-training will tell you – one of the first things we all get fixated on is the need to exfoliate our skin. That is after we get over the fact you do it with acids (say what?) Chemical exfoliation is a fab thing for almost all skin types and issues. Acids can get you…

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  • What we learned about our skin during lockdown

    2020 is/was a lot (look, there are a couple of more weeks left. We aren’t taking any chances of jinxing it and making it even worse). 2020 fundamentally changed how we live, work, and socialise. This year, we faced health and economic uncertainties on a scale we never experienced before. Add to that the stress…

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  • A guide to exfoliation

    Exfoliation might sound scary – are you serious, why would I want to put acids on my face? But, chemical exfoliation can make a big difference to the skin. When you find the best type of acid for your skin AND (more importantly) learn how to use it to effectively (meaning without destroying your moisture…

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  • Skincare ingredients that go well together

    A skincare noob or a skincare nerd, when it comes to mixing and layering our skincare products, we all must exercise some caution. Sure, it’s fun to slap the latest It product with wild abandonment thinking it’ll solve all your skin woes. But some ingredients work well when mixed together, while others don’t. Skincare ingredients…

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  • How to Treat Congested Skin

    In the skincare community, you’ll often hear the term congested skin. But what exactly does it mean? Pores are openings to hair follicles, and their purpose is to let the natural oil (sebum) to the surface of the skin. It keeps our skin healthy and looking plump and smooth. But due to many factors (like…

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