Believe it or not, pumpkin flesh exfoliates, hydrates and protects your skin - all at the same time. Whilst its essential fatty acids deliver a hydration boost, vitamins A and C get to work on those ageing free radicals and alpha hydroxy acids boost cell turnover, revealing a brighter, more radiant you.
Air pollutants rob the skin cells of oxygen and encourage free radicals to form. New evidence shows that exposure to pollution generates free radicals that can damage and age the skin in the same way as harmful UV rays from the sun do. Often implicated as a cause of dullness and uneven skin tone, air pollutants are sometimes found in even higher levels indoors than outside, so it’s important to protect your skin even if you’re mostly inside.
From sheet masks to fermented ingredients, DIY beauty hacks to LED light therapy, there’s a lot to be gained from Korean beauty care. We’ve even consulted beauty guru, Michelle Phan, about her go-to products and treatments, which we’ve divulged below. Phan notes she’s been using Korean beauty products for years and “swears by their skin care products.” Scroll through the slideshow above to see some of our favourite Korean beauty products, and let us know which ones you’d try by tweeting @YahooStyleCA
BB, CC and DD creams are the latest skincare/make up hybrid to take the beauty world by storm. BB Creams are a staple in Korean skin care but have only recently become super popular over the last few years. A BB cream is a ‘beauty balm’ that acts as a do it all base with skin care benefits.
Acne scars fade overtime (depending on severity) but there are few things you can do to speed up the healing process. Protect your skin from these harmful rays by using broad-spectrum sunscreen. My absolute favourite exfoliating pads are Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare’s Alpha Beta® Peel, Extra Strength Daily Peel.
As you grow older, the skin’s natural ability to slough off dead skin slows down. This is further exacerbated by sun damage, having dry or oily skin types and skin disorders. As the natural process of shedding is compromised, the dead skin sits on the surface longer. The accumulated dead skin settles in pores and over time it mixes with sebum which can block pores and lead to breakouts.
I’m a firm believer that prevention is better than cure. Especially when it comes to skin and ageing. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing bad about lines or wrinkles. I’d just prefer to delay their appearance for as long as I possibly can.
According to Eliza Burroughs, a registered psychotherapist at CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Associates in Toronto, SPD is pathological skin picking characterized by the recurrent picking of the skin that results in damage to the skin and leads to lesions. “It is unclear as to why this may be, however it may reflect treatment seeking behaviours based on gender or cultural attitudes as opposed to underlying biological differences between the genders,” she says.
So you’ve got a big interview tomorrow afternoon. You’re ready. You’ve got your resume, your speech, and your perfect “hire me” shoes. You wake up, and immediately — you feel it.
It?s super important to realise that all the dry skin is actually dead and no amount of moisturising will get rid of it! Exfoliating your face is also a proven way to get rid of the dirt that block pores and causes spots, so that can?t be bad surely? There are some really great high street and online brands that make great scrubs and they all normally smell so delicious too. Let?s start of with facial scrubs.