Skincare

Find Out Your Fitzpatrick Skin Type

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Developed in 1975 by Thomas B. Fitzpatrick, a Harvard dermatologist, as a way to classify the typical response of different types of skin to ultraviolet light, the Fitzpatrick scale remains a recognized tool for dermatological research into human skin pigmentation. Take the quiz below to discover what your type is. Total all the numbers up to get your final score. Then review your results below. Part I – Genetic Disposition Your eye color is: Light blue, light gray or light green = 0 Blue, gray or green = 1 Hazel or light brown = 2 Dark brown = 3 Brownish black...

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Pore Clogging Ingredients

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Why bother to know the ingredients of what you put on your skin? Because they are the most important aspect of your skin care!! If you are acne prone you must consider the ingredients of products you put on your face as well as other acne prone skin areas. Pore clogging ingredients are generally a fatty acid or a lipid. When you are acne prone these organic chemicals can literally feed your acne and break you out. If you are acne prone you want to avoid using products with the ingredients listed below. Check the back of your product or...

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Do Your Own Skin Analysis Test At Home

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Originally posted May 2016 We Like This Do It Yourself Skin Analysis Test! (Taken from Docte Botanical Research Web Site) ~Check For Dehydration~ While looking in the mirror gently pinch the skin on your lower cheek or jowl. Does the skin snap back quickly or does it slowly go back down to flat? If it moves slowly back flat your body and skin is dehydrated and in need of H2O and possibly electrolytes. Drink Up! Are You Oily, Dry or Combination Skin?? The larger the pore, the larger the oil gland, the more oil produced and this equals oily skin. The smaller the pore...

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Estheticians Can Have a High Success Rate Treating Acne

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Estheticians Can Have a High Success Rate Treating Acne Originally published in MultiBriefs June 11, 2014Acne is the No. 1 reason in the United States for visits to a dermatologist, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These patients may also complain of accompanying skin irritation. Often dermatologists and their patients become frustrated when the acne will not clear, and both may surrender to the acne in defeat. But there are other successful options. A trained esthetician will often perform extractions of pustules, black heads, closed comedones and sebum clogged pores. By removing the “plug” of the...

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