Aloe vera – so is it a good moisturizer or not?

by FeelinMySkin in Skincare ABC | Posted on

It’s trendy nowadays to use ‘all-natural’ & DIY stuff on your face, & aloe vera seems to be quite a champ in this department. Let me bust some myths & tell you more about it! 😀  I get many questions about pure aloe vera used as a moisturizer, better even – just cutting the plant …

Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO): How it treats acne? [detailed AM & PM routines added]

by FeelinMySkin in Acne | Posted on | 2 comments

It promises to treat acne, you get excited, try it, get dry irritated skin & all disappointed decide to ditch it. Sounds familiar? If that’s the case, why dermatologists still prescribe it as one of the first-line treatments for acne? Well, cuz it’s really THAT EFFICIENT when used PROPERLY🙌 But first things first. (Yes, AM …

HOW TO pick a moisturizer?

by FeelinMySkin in Skincare Routine | Posted on

After our How To Pick a Cleanser post, it’s only fair to write one about moisturizers!😸 ⠀ The quidelines we post here describe a moisturizer suitable for EVERY skin type – sensitized, rosacea/acne-prone included. ⠀ Despite all the marketing nonsense, the MAIN function of a moisturizer is to a̶n̶t̶i̶-̶a̶g̶e̶,̶ ̶r̶e̶m̶o̶v̶e̶ ̶w̶r̶i̶n̶k̶l̶e̶s̶,̶ ̶c̶u̶r̶e̶ ̶h̶y̶p̶e̶r̶p̶i̶g̶m̶e̶n̶t̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶/̶a̶c̶n̶e prevent excessive …

Alcohol in your glass of…*toner*?

by FeelinMySkin in Alcohols | Posted on

In this episode of ‘Ingredients detective’ let’s pop that bottle of wine cream of yours and see what kind of alcohol you may find there, because spoiler alert – they’re not all created equal.  VERY SIMPLY PUT: ▪️Emollient (fatty) alcohols = USUALLY OK, unless you have an allergy. Oily/waxy substances, good for drier skin, act …

“Chemicals”, “toxins” and other “nasties” in your skincare?! #fearmongering101

by FeelinMySkin in Chemophobia | Posted on

“Chemicals… Chemicals everywhere to get us all!” Has this unethical marketing spooked you enough? “Nasties, chemicals, toxins” are shouted from every corner these days making scientists & actual toxicologists some evil monsters conspiring to kill us all. Let me introduce you to a very real term – chemophobia. Chemophobia is fear & dislike of chemicals, …