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Skingredients: Smartphone App for Acne

Comedogenic ingredients, commonly added to skin care and makeup products clog skin’s pores, resulting in pimples. Skingredients android phone app will help you spot comedogenic ingredients in a product before you buy it. Take a photo of the ingredients on the label and know instantly if it will suit acne prone skin or not. Acne Mantra […]

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Are Your Herbal Products Really Herbal?

Herbal and ayurvedic skin care remedies have taken the Indian market by storm. We somehow feel safer using “chemical-free” herbal products. Many people stick to herbal brands like Himalaya Herbals, Lotus Herbals or Biotique and do not use chemical or English brands such as Neutrogena or Sebamed. Many of these people have been trying unsuccessfully […]

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Figured Your Acne Prone Skin Type (APST)?

Given the number of non-comedogenic skin care and makeup products in the market, you feel spoilt for choice. Still, with alarming regularity, products labelled “non-comedogenic” are reported to cause or aggravate acne. Non-comedogenic products are understood to contain only ingredients that will not block skin’s pores. Comedogenic ingredients clog pores by preventing dead skin cells […]

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Acne Prone Skin Care Routine (Men and Women)

This is an acne regimen using products available in India. All the regimen guidelines and product recommendations here are suitable for both men and women. Tips that are specifically for men or women are marked so. If you follow these guidelines, you can expect to see a visible difference in about 2 weeks. While your dermatologist […]

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What is a Pimple: Mechanics of Acne Prone Skin

Hormonal changes cause oil glands in the skin to produce more sebum (skin’s natural oil) Because of over-production of sebum, skin cells stick together Due to this stickiness, dead skin cells cannot be shed This clogs the openings of oil glands (pores) in the skin These clogged pores become breeding grounds for acne bacteria Bacterial […]

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Why Sensitive Skin Products Can Wreak Havoc on Acne-Prone Skin

An acne-prone skin is prone to bacterial buildup when sebum (skin’s natural oil) bunches up around the cells and causes inflammation. A sensitive skin can develop redness, rashes, peeling or allergic reactions such as inflammation (swelling) when it comes in contact with an irritant. The cause of such irritation is usually fragrance and harsh chemicals. […]

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