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Why Should You Not Use Coconut Oil On Your Face?

We often see blog posts and videos about slathering coconut oil on our face to get rid of dryness. However, coconut oil is not the best oil to be applied on your face. Here are some reasons why you should rather be using a well formulated oil based serum instead of coconut oil.  1. Coconut oil is comedogenic. This means that it will surely clog your pores and result in acne, pimples or blackheads.  2. Coconut oil is slow in being absorbed by the skin. Hence, your skin will stay oily and sticky for a very long time.  3. An oily and sticky layer on your skin does not let it breathe and attracts dust and grime. This suffocates the skin and...

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What can you do to heal acne scars?

Oily skin is prone to acne. Almost everyone who has oily skin has battled pimples in their teens and early twenties. For many women, the problem continues and can often be hormonal as well.  Once a pimple settles, all is not well. More often then not, acne leave a scar that bothers you for a longer time than the acne did. So, what can you do to heal these acne scars? Here are a few tips that will help you get smooth and even skin, naturally.  1. Apply a mixture of equal parts of honey and lemon. Leave it as a mask for 10 minutes and wash off. Honey is antibacterial and prevents further growth of acne while lemon juice...

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Why is argan oil ideal for oily skin?

Those with oily skin face problems that can often be difficult to overcome. These problems include acne, blackheads, open pores, white heads and old acne marks. It would be great if there was one product that could address these issues and take away the oily coat from the skin and the acne that come with it. Is there any such natural anti acne agent? Well, there is one such product, which you would have heard about quite often. We are talking about argan oil. Yes, we are asking you to use an oil, even if you have oily skin. However, it has to be argan oil, and no other, unless you are using a professionally formulated serum like Ethiko’s Oil...

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What are the secrets for a glowing skin?

We all desire flawless, bright and glowing skin. We go to great lengths to get flawless skin. We buy expensive skin care and go to dermatologists. We try experimenting with things in the kitchen. We often give up and resort to layers and layers of make up. don’t have to! Here are some ways to ensure that you have bright and radiant skin... Be healthy. Exercise at least 4 times a week. Eat fresh and nutritious food. Avoid processed food. Go low on white sugar. Sugar from fresh fruit is good...white sugar is bad. Do not wear make up for long hours. Best to avoid make up whenever possible. Use a sunscreen during the day always, even if you...

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How can you keep your skin youthful?

Our skin needs to be hydrated to keep it soft and supple. If skin is dehydrated, it start shrivelling. This may not be evident to the naked eye immediately, but over a period of time, can speed up the aging process and result in fine lines and wrinkles. So, what can you do to ensure that your skin is properly hydrated and you have your own anti aging guard in place? It is best to keep your skin hydrated at two levels, internally and externally. This is the best anti aging solution and will delay the occurrence of fine lines and wrinkles. Let us first talk about internal hydration. You need to drink at least 8 glasses of water to...

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