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Skin Types vs Skin conditions

It is important to distinguish the difference between a skin type and a skin condition. You cannot modify your skin type, you are born with it and it will most likely stick with you your whole life. However, you can maintain your skin type by having a proper skincare routine. Skin conditions, on the other hand, are temporary and can be prevented by also having a proper skincare routine.  Skin Types A skin type is related to the amount of sebum (oil) your sebaceous glands secrete. This has nothing to do with the amount of water in your skin. Therefore, it is very important to choose your skincare products appropriately in order to improve your skin's appearance.    Photo Credit: Skinkraft   Alipic/Dry skin Alipic skin type is usually referred to dry skin that produces...

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Should You Cleanse or Exfoliate First?

By now you likely have heard about all of the importance of exfoliation and how it removes impurities from your pores. The way it leaves the skin cleaner, brighter, and healthier overall. The one thing you may still be wondering is, do you exfoliate or cleanse first? While we pick cleansing first in the order of things, this skincare question has been debated by many. The good news is that there isn’t necessarily a right or wrong answer. You can try a cleanser first, then an exfoliating face scrub. Or, you can exfoliate then cleanse the skin. The best thing to do is what works best for your skin. There are benefits to both. Ultimately, to understand the order of...

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5 tips on how to prevent Maskne

  5 tips on how to prevent MASKNE, a modern day struggle! Wearing a mask has now become routine for everyone. We wear masks to go shopping, to do groceries and even at work. Lately, plenty of clients are asking for tips regarding their “maskne” problems and what they need to do in order to prevent this, so I decided to publish a short blog to inform our followers. What is maskne?  Maskne has been a common concern ever since the pandemic started. “Maskne” – or acne mechanica as we call it – is pimples located in areas where your mask touches your face. Maskne occurs when sweat, oil and bacteria are trapped on your skin while wearing a mask,...

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The Importance of Exfoliation

Your skin regenerates every 28 to 35 days, meaning that proper skincare is essential to maintaining the health and vitality of your protective organ. That is where exfoliation comes in play. The method of exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. Many people neglect this step in their skincare routine. However, it’s an extremely important element for a healthy looking skin! People often ask: What happens if I don’t exfoliate? Why is it so important? In fact, what happens is that as you become older, your skin’s regeneration starts to naturally slow down. A mature skin that is not regularly exfoliated may experience dullness, sagging papules, pustules, blackheads and microcysts. Improper exfoliation may also cause...

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