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What does non-comedogenic really mean?
What does non-comedogenic really mean?

September 17, 2019

We've talked about common beauty buzzwords before. Terms like hypoallergenic, natural, and chemical-free are thrown around without having much meaning at all. In fact, there is no regulation of these terms and they can be used to make the product more enticing without any repercussions.

One of the most commonly used buzzwords in beauty and skin care is "Non-Comedogenic".

The medical definition of comedogenic is tending to clog pores especially by the formation of blackheads. Non-comedogenic, in skin care speak, implies that a product will not block pores, leading to acne breakouts. It's a term slapped on product bottles with wild abandon in the beauty industry.

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Dry Skin vs. Dehydrated Skin: How to Tell the Difference
Dry Skin vs. Dehydrated Skin: How to Tell the Difference

September 10, 2019

Let's talk about another case of skin care confusion. Most people think that dry skin and dehydrated skin are the same thing. In fact, when shopping for skin care products, people with dehydrated skin often buy products designed for dry skin and vice versa. The problem? Dry skin and dehydrated skin often need to be treated in very different ways.

Just how is dry skin different from dehydrated skin? Read on and find out! 

On the surface, dry skin and dehydrated skin tend to feel the same. They both feel -- well -- dry. Dry skin is a skin type, much like oily or combination skin. Dehydrated skin, however, is a skin condition.

Dry and dehydrated skin are both lacking something.

This is where the main difference comes in to play. Dry skin is lacking oil. Dehydrated skin is lacking water. Understanding which is missing is key to selecting the right skin care products. 

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The 5 Rules of Face Washing
The 5 Rules of Face Washing

August 20, 2019

Let's call it Face Washing 101. It may seem like a no-brainer, but are you washing your face properly? Maybe not.

Today, we're sharing how to wash your face the correct way.

 1. Before you even think of touching your face, wash your hands.

So many of us overlook this step, but it is crucial. If you just wet your hands and apply cleanser, you will be rubbing bacteria and dirt onto your skin. By doing so, your pores may become clogged and breakouts may occur. Wash your hands thoroughly and then apply your facial care.

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