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Are you a stressed-out student or post-graduate in search of better skin? We asked the team at Higher Education, a clean, cruelty-free skincare brand founded by Deborah Nash, for their best tips—because a few small steps can make a big difference.
Read on for six ways to get a clear, healthy-looking complexion with minimal effort.
Take off your makeup off before going to bed
We know you hear this all the time, but there’s a really good reason why washing your face before bed has a major impact on the state of your skin. When you don’t cleanse properly and remove your makeup, you’re leaving your skin covered with dirt, oil and dead skin cells that can clog pores and cause break
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Combine sweat, hormones and pore0-clogging beauty products, and you’ve got a recipe for breakouts and blemishes on the face and beyond. According to Dr. Sejal Shah, founder of New York City’s SmarterSkin Dermatology, “The factors that cause acne are the same regardless of location. Oil and dead skin cells block the pore and lead to P. acnes bacterial overgrowth, which causes inflammation.”
In addition to main contributors like diet and pore-clogging hair and skincare products, pressure and friction caused by tight-fitting workout gear can make matters worse by trapping dirt and sweat. Blemishes on the back are particularly bothersome come summer thanks to bathing suits, tank tops a
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If you’re sick and tired of taking antibiotics that kill your stomach, benzoyl peroxide that dries out your skin, and trying to hide your breakouts with mounds of concealer, Silk’n Blue offers an alternative way to treat acne. This home-care device harnesses a combination of energies that not only kill the nasty acne-causing bacteria on your skin, but it also helps heal pimples quickly, and attacks oil-producing glands to prevent future breakouts. The result is visibly clearer skin in just 3 to 7 weeks of use, without irritation.
Simple to operate, Silk’n Blue is supposed to be used daily during the course of your acne breakout for about 6 to 8 weeks. You just direct the blue light to e
Acne can be a very isolating condition and something we tend to suffer in silence. According to a study commissioned by Ambicare, the UK-based manufacturer of Lustre Pure Light Treatment for Acne, almost one in five women in the UK, age 20 to 39, doesn’t like leaving the house because of their acne. But the damage to self-esteem doesn’t stop there. More than 50% of the women in the study say that acne makes them feel unattractive, insecure, and depressed, and affects romantic relationships, too.
The skincare professionals behind Lustre Pure Light want to put an end to this quiet desperation by creating an online community for acne sufferers to share experiences and treatment results
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