Safe Alternatives To Plastic Microbeads In Beauty Products

Safe Alternatives To Plastic Microbeads In Beauty Products

Many over-the-counter exfoliants contain microbeads, which are tiny plastic particles less than 5mm in size. They can take any shape, but the ones used in cosmetics are spherical. Microbeads were patented in the 1970s and became a common ingredient in skin care products, toothpaste, and other health and beauty aids that require an abrasive quality.
For many years, microbeads were considered the perfect exfoliating solution for skincare products — safe, effective and inexpensive to produce. In recent years, as eco-awareness has grown and taken more precedence in the minds of consumers, major media outlets such as the New York Times began raising the issue of environmental damage caused by microbeads.

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Blemish Cover-Ups: Do’s and Don’ts for Covering Breakouts

Blemish Cover-Ups Do's and Don'ts for Covering Breakouts

Make-up seems like a great tool for covering those pesky breakouts and blemishes on short notice, but often times, your cover-up attempts may leave your face with a cakey, artificial appearance. Here’s a “Do’s” and “Don’ts” guide to properly covering blemishes in a way that still gives your complexion a fresh, natural look.

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Your Definitive Guide To Makeup and Acne

Definitive Guide To Makeup And Acne

If you have acne, using makeup can be more of a nightmare than a dream. Will it make your complexion look worse instead of better? Will your makeup make your acne problem even worse?
Confusion can be enough to make you forego the idea of makeup altogether. The good news is that acne doesn’t have to stop you from wearing makeup if you need to.

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Do Facial Procedures Do Anything To Prevent Acne?

Do Facial Procedures Do Anything To Clear Acne

Trained and skilled aestheticians routinely perform chemical peels, microdermabrasion and other procedures on clients, often requiring no more time than an hour at lunchtime.
If you’re considering a facial procedure, such as a facial, microdermabrasion, chemical peel or laser resurfacing, here is a quick overview of what you can expect.

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