Postinflammatory Hyperpigmentation: Out, Out, Damned Spot! The dark spots that form around acne blemishes result from a condition called postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. Sometimes they're fairly light and unnoticeable, and sometimes they're large dark marks. This condition can also be caused by excessively dry skin. Dry skin can occur as a result of acne treatment, especially when moisturizers are not used following application of treatments that have a heavy alcohol content or contain salicylic acid. Your skin has its own immune system that acts and reacts to stimulation or invasion of the skin. Sometimes these responses are helpful, and sometimes they just contribute to further problems. When there's inflammation of skin caused by acne or dryness, certain substances are released by the body, such as arachidonic acid, prostaglandins and leukotrienes. These substances speed up and increase the functioning ofmelanocytes (melanin-producing cells) in the epidermis, which then … [Read more...] about Why does acne cause dark spots on your skin?
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Honey and lemon make a winning combination for your skin. ©Veer When you're home sick with a cold or flu, there's nothing more soothing than a mug of tea garnished with a generous dollop of honey and a hefty slice of lemon. But the winning team formed by these simple, readily available ingredients can beat more than just your sniffles, according to natural skin-care experts. If you make your own DIY face and body products, your at-home arsenal probably includes honey and lemon juice. A natural moisturizer and antiseptic, honey contains alpha hydroxy acids that exfoliate the skin as well as antioxidants that eliminate free radicals, says natural skin-care guru Susanna Miles. "The sugar, interestingly, hydrates your skin because it's a natural humectant," she explains. Lemon juice, meanwhile, is packed with citric acid that kills acne-causing bacteria and exfoliates, Miles says. "It has enzymes that will actually help to clear away dead skin," she notes. "It's a great quick … [Read more...] about Does honey and lemon juice face wash really work?
Style Girlfriend Style Girlfriend is the go-to destination for guys seeking not just fashion advice, but lifestyle tips, tricks, and shortcuts - all from a friendly, female editorial team’s perspective. Each week, Team SG will round up the clothes, grooming products and more men need to live their most stylish lives. Razor burn. Acne. Sun spots. Scars. Wrinkles. Your skin has seen some stuff because you’ve seen some stuff. And for a long time, wearing those signs of life was an indicator of your masculinity. Guys are too manly, too busy, and too cool to care. And if that’s your vibe, by all means, lean all the way in. Embrace the face God gave ya and we’ll say no more about it. But if you want to, say, banish those blemishes for good or bid farewell to that itchy razor burn—the answer is (probably) in your girlfriend’s medicine cabinet. Allow us to introduce you to a little miracle ingredient known as retinol. It’s in her serums, night … [Read more...] about The Retinol Skincare Products to Steal from Your Girlfriend