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Adult Acne - What Causes It And How To Deal With It

Acne is something that we usually associate with teenagers. We also tend to think that it’s something that will pass with time. But as the pace of life is growing this is changing. For many people, teenage acne never goes away and, for some, it comes back like a horrific memory from high school. Whether we like it or not, adult acne is a growing problem and it can affect both people who suffered from acne as teenagers and people who never had that problem. Causes Hormones – problems with the hormonal system don’t end with puberty. For women changes linked to the menstrual cycle can play a huge role in periodic breakouts. For both men and women testosterone can...

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How To Take Care Of Your Skin After Summer

Summer is slowly coming to an end. For many of us, it was a time for creating new memories and of relaxation. But not necessarily for our skin. The memories that our skin has after sharing the vacation with us are mainly dehydration, discolorations, deepened wrinkles and, if we’re lucky, some freckles. What can we do then to help our skin come back to balance and face the challenges of office life? Exfoliating Sun, wind and water exposure can result in lots of dead skin cells gathered on the surface of our skin. Exfoliating is the easiest way to remove them. Depending on your skin type you can choose between mechanical and enzymatic exfoliators. Both are easy to make at...

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How To Deal With Sunburns

If you've underestimated how strong the sun can be, even in Europe, then here are a few pointers for you. The skin is our largest organ and sunburn can be dangerous if ignored, especially where children and seniors are concerned. Even for a healthy adult sunburn that covers more than 15% of the body surface shouldn't be ignored as it may require medical intervention. How much is 15%? When it comes to adults the Rule of Nine can be helpful. This rule is widely used to determine the percentage of total body surface area that has been burnt. According to this rule, the back and chest each equal 18% of whole body surface area, each arm equals 9% and each...

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What Does Air-conditioning Really Do To Your Skin?

Air-conditioning can be a ‘life saver’, and would’ve been especially welcome during the heat wave we’ve just experienced. But have you ever wondered how AC affects your skin? Dries Skin Out There is less moisture in air-conditioned spaces which means your skin is more exposed to water evaporation and moisture loss. If you have air-conditioning in your house you may want to increase the humidity level to between 35-55%. As you may not be able to adjust the air-conditioning at work, you may want to consider getting a desktop humidifier, and as an added bonus, you can even put a few drops of essential oils in it! Yummy! A few keys to reducing skin dryness and minimising the effects of...

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How To Travel Waste Free

Are you planning a trip? Do you wonder how you could decrease your plastic consumption during your holidays? Here are a few simple ideas to get you started! Reusable water bottle More and more people are using non-disposable water bottles in their day-to-day life. But, did you know that you don’t have to leave it at home even when flying? The rule of 100ml containers applies only to bottles that contain more than 100ml of liquid. If you empty out your water bottle before a security check, you can take it with you on the plane. After going through security, fill it in a water fountain at one of the airport bars or cafés. Having your bottle with you also...

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