3 reasons why you may have larger pores: 1. Genetics The size of your pores may be genetic. Hence, if your parents have large pores, you are most likely to have large pores as well. 2. Not Protecting Your Skin From UV Exposure When you do not apply sunscreen regularly, you are exposing your skin to the Sun’s Ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV breaks down collagen and elastin, which are the building blocks of your skin. This causes your skin to lose its firmness and sag, resulting in the appearance of larger pores. 3. Hormones, Oily Skin and Clogged Pores During and sometimes after puberty, hormones may cause sebaceous glands to produce more oil. An overproduction of oil can result in clogged pores and acne, which makes pores appear larger. How to reduce the appearance of large pores? 1. Build a Good Skin Care Regimen Not all skincare products will work for everyone. However, it Continue Reading
How to achieve fairer poreless skin?
How to achieve fairer poreless skin? Ever watched a Korean drama and just wondered, “How do they get such fair and poreless skin?” For most people in Asia, the pursuit for a fairer and glass-like skin never ends; especially when we see pictures of Korean celebrities who seem to have such fair and beautiful baby skin. Look no further, here are some methods that aestheticians swear by to brighten your facial complexion and achieve that Kdrama glow! #1 Antioxidants Antioxidants are substances that help protect the skin’s surface from free radicals and environmental aggressors such as UV and pollution, which can lead to a number of problems including premature ageing. Vitamin C L-Ascorbic Acid, also known as Pure Vitamin C, helps to stimulate collagen production which is the main structural protein in your skin. It is able to improve the appearance of ageing skin and is the best antioxidant for fading dark Continue Reading
Blue Light is Harmful… Or is it?
Lights can be described as our trusty assistant. They help us see clearly, hence accomplishing our tasks. But these trusty assistants are also capable of hurting us. How can we turn evil into good? How can we be the master of them and control it to benefit us? Ultraviolet rays It is no secret that being under the sun without proper protection is detrimental to our skin’s health. Premature ageing and dark spots are some of the unwanted damages we want to avoid. That being said, not all about the sun is bad. In fact, getting some vitamin D is good for the improvement of our health as it helps to regulate our moods. Don’t ask me about the science of it, but if I had to fathom a guess, I would say the brightness of the sun has a factor to play in lifting our dull moods! In this never-ending covid-19 era, there is already a lot of restrictions on the things we can do. If going to Continue Reading
The Pain of Dark Eye Circles
As a fellow sufferer of dark eye circles, I understand your pain. For some, sleeping earlier might solve all their problems. But not for me. At this point, dark eye circles are more annoying than anything. Even with concealor, my dark eye circles are still very noticeable. So much so that new friends will ask if I am a night owl. On the contrary, I typically sleep before 12am. How am I still a victim of dark eye circles? So, I have scavenged the web and found some remedies that will hopefully help me get rid of my nemesis for good. Home Remedies According to this article, they recommend applying a cold compress under the eyes. Apparently, it helps to reduce puffy eyes and reduce dark circles. For 20 minutes, apply a cloth wrapped with ice cubes under your eyes. Alternatively, they also recommend putting cold tea bags under the eyes as caffeine from the tea helps with stimulating blood circulation. This can help shrink the blood vessels at Continue Reading
Holy Grail Ingredients to Shoo Pimples Away!
Pimples can be such a pain to deal with. First, they stick out like a sore thumb. What purpose do they have being all red and inflamed? Next, when they are ‘ripe’, it is hard to resist the temptation of squeezing them. Lastly, they leave unsightly scars on your skin. Try incorporating products with these ingredients in your skincare routine and it might help save your skin! Niacinamide Niacinamide, also known as Nicotinamide, is an amazing ingredient. It has properties that enable it to calm outbreaks and fade your acne spots! After consistent usage, you would see your skin texture improve. This ingredient is a must-have when it comes to fighting acne! Using a nicotinamide ampoule delivers stronger effects of this ingredient since the product is not diluted with other ingredients. If whitening and brightening your skin is something you are looking for, you would be happy to know that nicotinamide does that too! Centella Centella Asiatica is probably not very well-known, but it is effective in healing Continue Reading