Don’t use moisturiser and stop over-exfoliating: 10 beauty rules for your best ever skin

Feed your skin and take care of your products to get the best out of your regime. Photograph: Stocksy Achieving the sort of fresh-faced, effortless complexion worthy of a celebrity comes down to one key thing: your skincare routine. Sure, diet and makeup can help, but nailing the skincare products and techniques that work for you will set you on the path to a smoother, clearer and brighter complexion. Here, three skin experts: Marie Reynolds, wellness…

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Minocycline for Acne Changes Skin Microbiota

Minocycline for Acne Changes Skin Microbiota

Antibiotic therapy for acne was linked with variations in the skin microbiota, some of which persisted and weren’t necessarily healthy, a four-patient longitudinal study indicated. Relative abundance of Cutibacterium acnes decreased 1.4-fold with 4 weeks of minocycline therapy (difference -10.3%, 95% CI −19.9% to −0.7%; P=0.04) in the four participants, women age 25-35. But other bacteria increased, including a transient 5.6-fold rise in the relative abundance of Pseudomonas species, reported Luis A. Garza, MD, PhD, of Johns Hopkins School of…

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Make-up artist who feared her severe acne will drive away her boyfriend reveals how her skin improved in just six WEEKS with an over-the-counter serum – and it costs just £12.95

Make-up artist who feared her severe acne will drive away her boyfriend reveals how her skin improved in just six WEEKS with an over-the-counter serum – and it costs just £12.95

A make-up artist with severe acne has revealed how her skin has dramatically improved in just six weeks with the help of an over-the-counter serum. Abbie Bull, 22, of Donnington, Shropshire, has suffered with severe acne for over seven years and at her lowest, she felt so ugly, she worried her boyfriend of five years would leave her. ‘He is very understanding of my insecurities regarding my skin but there were times when I would go…

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Why You Should Be Paying More Attention To Your Gut Microbiome

Why You Should Be Paying More Attention To Your Gut Microbiome

Getty Why is it important to be interested in learning more about our gut microbiome? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Pedram Shojai, Founder of Well.org, on Quora: If you’re remotely connected to the world of wellness today, you’ve probably heard of the microbiome—the mini-ecosystem of microorganisms that make up the human body. In fact, over the…

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Here’s why these three skin whiteners are dangerous and damaging to your body

Here’s why these three skin whiteners are dangerous and damaging to your body

Three skin whitening creams have been banned by the health authorities here for containing the harmful ingredient – Hydroquinone. According to Gulf News, the Ministry of Health and Prevention in the UAE had previously issued advice about unregistering whitening creams sold online, and had explained that “while hydroquinone is an active ingredient in therapeutic creams, very long-term use of these type of creams could lead to skin cancer.” A topical agent for reducing skin pigmentation,…

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Ayurveda skin care tips: Make friends with Neem leaf, turmeric, cinnamon

Ayurveda skin care tips: Make friends with Neem leaf, turmeric, cinnamon

With the summer heat rising each day, swimming is one activity most people love to indulge in whenever they get time. It’s a refreshing and fun activity that can be enjoyed by all age groups. But before you step out this summer, ensure you have some skin protection in place. You can take help from ayurveda. Omkar Kulkarni, Head of R&D department, Netsurf Network and Austin, Head – Research and Development, Cholayil Private Limited, list…

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