Why Toner is imperative for Oily Skin


Oily skin is a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, you rarely experience dry, chapped skin, thanks to your pores’ ability to secrete oil. On the flip side, you dread flash photography because of how glossy your forehead is. You are more prone to clogged pores and acne, not to mention, the omnipresence…

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6 best ways to fight an oily T-zone

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For those of us with oily or combination skin, you probably have grown frustrated with your T-zone, the invisible line that forms a “T” down your forehead, nose and chin. It’s where many of us struggle with acne and shine (read: oil). It is common to have excess oil, acne, blackheads, and other skin conditions…

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7 Skincare solutions for oily Skin

Anyone prone to oily skin will experience the same ups and downs: At the height of summer, you might have the best complexion of the year, but not without pouring sweat. And in winter, you’re the last one to have parched skin, but the first to break out everywhere.   Having oily skin means having…

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If you have oily Hair, try this grimy tip

Do you ever ask yourself why your hair feels so oily and grimy even though you just washed it yesterday? It makes no sense, right? You literally washed it yesterday and you didn’t do anything remotely strenuous enough to warrant having an oily scalp. Well, it’s probably because you are washing your hair too often.…

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What is Quercetin and how does it affect my Skin?

When you think about freeing your skin from free radical damage (the main cause of wrinkles, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation), you most likely will reach for your bottle of Vitamin C. But, there is another option for this. One that is more natural and derived from an oak tree, called quercetin.   What is quercetin?…

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Let’s talk about Salicylic Acid and how you can use it

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Salicylic acid is one of the most important ingredients in a proactive skincare regimen, especially for people with oily and acne-prone skin. It is what’s called a beta hydroxy acid (BHA), and is revered for its ability to seep into the pores and flush them of any clogging (like dead skin, excess sebum), while simultaneously…

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The best low-budget, high-performance Skincare regimen

You don’t have to spend a lot of money on your grooming regimen in order for it to perform well. Truth be told, there is a very well-defined threshold that separates a great regimen (with a small amount of products) and an excessive one that demands twice as many products, each one 4 times the…

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Can daily Face Masks prevent Acne?

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I’ve been working in the beauty and grooming industry for over 3 years now. As you can imagine, I’ve come across every moisturizer, cleanser, serum, eye cream, essence, toner, and sunscreen you can imagine. By far, one of the more demanding categories I test are face masks. It seems like every drugstore and high-end brand…

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5 “Good Habits” that may actually be bad for you

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We all have certain notions of habits that are good for us, things we’ve heard from friends and family, or habits we’ve been conditioned to believe are good for us. However, many of these “good habits” are actually not so great for you. Here are 5 of these habits that you’ve probably adopted as good…

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Walnut Oil and its Skin Care benefits explained

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I am not a big fan of consuming nuts. I think it’s weird when restaurants put them in salads, acai bowls, pastas and other dishes. They taste a bit too nutty and savory for me. However, when I heard about the benefits of walnuts in skincare products, I decided to reconsider my attitude towards them.…

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