“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, …

Post-acne pink/red marks: Postinflammatory Erythema (PIE) & what to do with it

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Post-acne pink/red marks that seem to stay there forever? As a proud ‘been there, done that’ person, let’s talk what are those and what to do with them.  Enter the new terminology – Postinflammatory Erythema (PIE). Unlike Postinflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH), which has everything to do with melanin (brownish pigment), PIE has everything to do with …

Rough bumps on your arms/thighs? Keratosis Pilaris: What is it & how to deal with it

by FeelinMySkin in Skin Conditions/Disorders | Posted on

Also known as “Strawberry skin” (how cute is that?😊), Keratosis Pilaris is a chronic, hereditary skin condition, which shows itself as small rough bumps (skin-colored, or red when inflammation is present or post-inflammation) usually at the outer parts of the arms, thighs, in children sometimes on cheeks. It is quite a common condition, estimated that …

Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH): Brown spots left after acne – why do you appear?!

by FeelinMySkin in Hyperpigmentation | Posted on

Let’s talk brownish spots left after acne – what are they and why do they appear?  Firstly, let’s differentiate two absolutely different types of spots: 1️⃣Brownish spots – Postinflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) -> increased pigment  2️⃣Red/violet/pink spots – Postinflammatory Erythema (PIE) -> redness caused by damaged/dilated capillaries, a topic for our next post 😉 PIH – …

Most efficient skincare product? Psst… Sunscreen!

by FeelinMySkin in Sunscreen | Posted on

Yes, as you may have already guessed, I cannot imagine life without sunscreen.  We’ll go into sunscreen science deeper once we do the whole #feelinmyskin_sunscreen series, but here’s a good point to start from: ☀️Every sunscreen you apply EVERY DAY is a good sunscreen. It’s the only skincare product I can compromise on when it …