You might have heard of infused waters, infusions or detox water in the past. Many celebrities and influencers alike swear by their skin and health improving qualities; but are these waters actually beneficial for your skin and overall health? Read on to find out Firstly, what is infused water? Simply put, infused/detox water is water … Continue reading Infused Water: Skincare Miracle Or Myth?
Tech and skincare, by no means a new concept but certainly one that has been gaining traction over the years. There are an increasing number of gadgets you can purchase for your skin, anywhere from facial steamers to LED face masks. But what are these LED face masks, and how can they benefit your skin? … Continue reading What Are LED Face Masks And Can They Benefit Your Skin?
Back acne can be particularly irritating considering the number of surfaces your back is in contact with during the day; beds, chairs, bags and clothing to name a few. If you’re prone to getting back acne and are looking for a resolution, look no further. We’ve summed up the causes for back acne and put … Continue reading Back Acne: Causes And Treatments
If you’ve heard of salicylic acid, you’ll know that it is the holy grail of ingredients when it comes to congested, oily or acne-prone skin. This solution by Nip + Fab not only includes salicylic acid which works to reduce pore sizes and clear breakouts, but also a few other key ingredients that can completely … Continue reading NIP + FAB Salicylic Fix Concentrate Extreme 2%
Considering the increase in the skincare market these past few years you may be beginning to question whether all these products are actually worth your money. The skincare industry is booming, especially in the bespoke and natural product sectors; this naturally means a rise in more expensive brands and labels. But are these skincare products … Continue reading Are Skincare Products A Waste Of Money?
Rose water is a natural beauty treatment which many people swear by. It’s use in beauty and medicine spans back hundreds of years to the crusades and with good reason. We’ve done thorough research into rose water and it’s benefits for your facial skin. What is rose water? Rose water is a fragrant liquid made … Continue reading Benefits Of Applying Rose Water To Facial Skin
With the summer comes increased heat and humidity, an excellent time to be out and about. This climate also brings the increased risk of heat rash and sun damage. Think you have/are prone to getting a heat rash? Common symptoms, precautions and treatments are below; What is heat rash? Heat rash, also known as prickly … Continue reading Heat Rash On Skin: Symptoms and Treatments
There’s a serum out there for every skin concern; whether this be a battle with acne, aging or even skin dryness. Applying the correct serum for your skin type can provide exactly what your skin needs, boosting skin health and vibrance. Serums are an essential for oily skin. Oily skin is often a result of … Continue reading Best Serums For Oily Skin 2020
Forehead wrinkles and fine lines can take a significant toll on your complexion and often appear as a result of aging and facial expression. Frowning often can lead to development of forehead wrinkles but they’re also caused by reduced skin elasticity from the natural aging process. Worry not however, there are many methods through which … Continue reading How To Get Rid Of Forehead Wrinkles
The nose is a common area for blackhead development; many suffer from oiliness around this T-Zone area. Blackheads can be quite prominent and not extracting them can lead to a potential breakout or permanent pore enlargement. But what are blackheads, how can you get rid of them, and how do you prevent them from forming … Continue reading How To Get Rid Of Blackheads On Your Nose
Squalane, an oil derived from olives and shark liver is increasing in popularity for it’s hydrating and anti-inflammatory benefits. We’ve written this article to give you the 411 on Squalane; what it is, methods of extraction and how it can benefit your facial skin. What is Squalane? Squalane is a hydrocarbon derived from squalene (no … Continue reading What Is Squalane? And It’s Benefits For The Skin
We love products by the Deciem group here at Obviously Skincare. Not only are these products cheap as chips, they’re also highly effective. We’ve previously reviewed The Ordinary’s Salicylic Acid 2% solution as well as their Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% solution, it’s time we reviewed their Retinol 1% solution in Squalane. THE PRODUCT The … Continue reading The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalane
Flaky and peeling skin on the face is often a result of excessive skin dryness brought about by skin conditions or lifestyle choices. You might find that skin peels more in the winter months where skin is drier and you’re taking hot showers more frequently. Below are some of the main causes of flaky and … Continue reading Dry, Flaky Skin On Face: Causes And Treatments
It can be beneficial to combine some serums that include active ingredients as they can work hand in hand to rejuvenate your complexion. However, this is not always the case; combining some active ingredients can have some adverse effects. This can either diminish the effectiveness of the treatments or even cause harm to your skin … Continue reading Here Are The Skincare Ingredients You Should Never Mix
Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia, is one of the most common causes of hair loss, with at least 50% of men experiencing hair loss by the age of 50. Male pattern baldness predominantly occurs at the temples, vertex and mid frontal scalp. Some men can get an individual bald spot or experience … Continue reading Hair Loss Treatment With Finasteride For Men
Whether it’s a weekend away at your parents or an extended road-trip vacation, it can be difficult to know which skincare products you should take along with you. By only taking the essentials when travelling you’ll be lightening your load, beating those pesky airport liquid limits and simplifying your skincare regime. This means peace of … Continue reading Skincare Essentials For Travel Enthusiasts
Eye bags and dark circles can take a significant toll on your complexion, they can be hard to cover up and it can look as if you haven’t slept in weeks. While sleep deprivation is often the cause of dark circles, there are several other causes; allergies; genetics; age and eye strain to name a … Continue reading Can Caffeine Really Help Get Rid Of Dark Circles?
These past few years have led to a sharp rise in the number of natural, herbal and organic skincare products on the market. This is partially down to consumers becoming more aware of sustainability in the cosmetics world, as well as increased research into the benefits of natural skincare solutions. But do these herbal remedies … Continue reading Do Herbal/Natural Skincare Remedies Actually Work?
Not only is turmeric an excellent spice used to make various food items and curries more fragrant and colourful, it’s also an anti-inflammatory powerhouse. The addition of turmeric in skincare products has seen a spike as of lately, but it’s use for it’s medicinal properties spans several centuries in India. Here are 5 key benefits … Continue reading 5 Ways Turmeric Can Benefit Your Skin
Even the thought of a cold shower runs a chill down most of our spines. Jumping into a stream of uncomfortable cold water instead of the familiar, relaxing hot water can be a difficult task especially during the winter months. Cold showers do come with many benefits for the skin and health however, here’s why … Continue reading Cold Showers: Benefits For The Skin
It can be tempting to jump into the shower and crank up the water to hot after a long day. After all, a hot shower can provide some much needed relaxation especially during the winter months. Hot showers could be damaging your skin however, here’s why; Hot showers can cause skin dryness and irritation Hot … Continue reading Why Hot Showers Are Damaging Your Skin
A question popping up often in the skincare world is whether or not certain products can cause or worsen acne and breakouts. The short answer is yes, certain products can indeed lead to breakouts and clogged pores, here’s why; Using Comedogenic Serums and Creams Can Cause Acne A comedogenic product is one with the potential … Continue reading Can Skincare Products Cause Acne And Breakouts?
Building the perfect skincare routine is a critical step in promoting skin health and clarity. Skincare routines differ between different age groups as well as between the different skin types. It can be quite difficult to understand the steps you should take to maintain a healthy complexion, we’ve built a complete guide for all skin-types … Continue reading How To Build The Perfect Skincare Routine
Life can be a bit prickly sometimes and this can translate into an increase in overall stress. It is well known that stress can have a direct impact on the condition of your skin, but just know that aloe vera has you covered. Aloe vera gel possesses many skin healing and soothing qualities. What is … Continue reading How Aloe Vera Can Benefit Your Skin
Vitamins And Minerals: A Summary Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients that our bodies require in order to function properly. Vitamins are complex organic molecules often made by plants or animals, whereas minerals are simple inorganic elements which cannot be made by plants or animals; commonly found in soil and water. Adequate vitamin and mineral … Continue reading Vitamins And Minerals Required For Healthy Skin Function: A Complete Guide
Touching your face is a bad habit that has negative consequences for your skin, it also promotes the spread of viruses (including COVID-19). It can be hard to kick the habit, especially at a desk job where it’s really easy to rest your face on your hand after a long day’s work. Here’s why you … Continue reading Why You Should Stop Touching Your Face
Tea tree oil is an essential oil, it has been used for many centuries as a natural remedy for various skin ailments. It’s considered to provide countless benefits to not only the skin but also general health. You’ll find the name pop up often in herbal remedy guides and when looking for alternate solutions to … Continue reading Tea Tree Oil: The Secret To Healthier Skin
There are many conventional methods with which you can steam your face, this includes the hot towel method, as well as placing your face over a bowl of hot water. Electronic facial steamers get rid of the faff and make at-home facial steaming an easy process, that being said here’s why facial steamers are an … Continue reading Facial Steamers: An Essential Beauty Investment
Face masks are an excellent way to deliver active ingredients to where they’re needed on your face and the variety in colours/fragrances makes using one an enjoyable experience. Below are the top 5 benefits of using a face mask; 1. Deep cleansing Face masks are fantastic for a deep cleanse of the skin. As face … Continue reading Benefits Of Using Face Masks
Facial skin redness can be a real problem for those with sensitive skin. Redness takes a toll on your complexion and the cause is often difficult to single out. We’ve put together a list of the most common reasons for skin redness, and how you can get rid of it. What causes facial skin redness? … Continue reading How To Get Rid Of Facial Skin Redness
What is CBD? Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, is one of the two, all natural compounds found in cannabis plants (marijuana/hemp); the other being tetrahydrocannabinol, more commonly known as THC. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive and therefore does not result in a ‘high’. The relaxing of cannabis laws around the world has led … Continue reading CBD In Skin-Care, Is It Actually Worth It?
Alcohol is often found in toners, moisturisers, serums and face masks; it’s purpose often is to act as an thickener or preservative. Alcohol can also change the texture of skin care products, the way they feel on the skin, and come with the added benefit of anti-bacterial properties. That being said, there are certain alcohols … Continue reading Why You Should Avoid Alcohol In Skincare Products
Jade rollers, another trendy skincare product being used by the likes of celebrities on social media and sparking the interest of us skin care enthusiasts. But what is a jade roller? And what are their benefits? What is a Jade Roller? A jade roller is a small handheld face roller, similar to a paint roller. … Continue reading Jade Rollers: What They Are And Benefits Of Using One
Not only is exercising excellent for your heart, lungs and overall health, it can also drastically improve the condition of your skin. We’re getting more used to sedentary lifestyles in this digital era, but here’s a few reasons why you should get up and active. 1. Exercise improves blood flow to the skin By exercising, … Continue reading 4 Ways Exercise Can Improve Your Skin
A misconception is that dark circles around the eyes are only a result of sleep deprivation. While this is often the cause, there are also several other factors that can cause dark circles to form. So, what causes dark circles? And how can you get rid of them? What are dark circles? Dark circles refer … Continue reading What Causes Dark Circles? And How To Get Rid Of Them
Dermaplaning, a trendy skin care procedure which removes facial hair and promotes cellular regeneration. Often performed by a dermatologist/licensed medical professional, but a safe and effective procedure to carry out at-home to improve skin health and radiance. What Is Dermaplaning? Dermaplaning is an exfoliating treatment where a dermatologist uses a surgical scalpel to gently scrape … Continue reading At-Home Dermaplaning: An Effective, Gentle Exfoliating Treatment
A lot of us are well acquainted with the fact that your sleeping position can have a profound impact on your posture and spinal health. What many of us might be unaware of though, is that certain sleeping positions can be causing fine lines and wrinkles to appear on your skin and neck. Which Sleeping … Continue reading Why Your Sleeping Position Is Causing Fine Lines And Wrinkles
Glycolic Acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid with excellent skin exfoliating and rejuvenating properties. Glycolic acid has been receiving all the hype as of lately in the skin-care world, and it’s definitely well deserved. You’ll see the name pop up on the likes of Drunk Elephant, La Roche-Posay and Paula’s Choice amongst others. Here’s why you NEED … Continue reading Why You Need To Add Glycolic Acid To Your Skincare Regime
Salicylic Acid, potentially one of the most important ingredients in skincare products. It’s acne-fighting, anti-inflammatory properties have made it very popular and it’s not difficult to see why. Salicylic acid can help with numerous skin conditions and ailments. What is Salicylic Acid? Salicylic Acid (C₇H₆O₃) is a beta-hydroxy acid derived from aspirin, commonly used in … Continue reading Salicylic Acid: The Acne-Fighting, Anti-Inflammatory Hero
The word cryo derives from the Ancient Greek word krúos, which translates to icy, cold, chill or frost. Cryotherapy, also known as Cold therapy, is the use of liquid nitrogen in order to expose the body to extremely cold temperatures for a short period of time (usually several minutes). Cryotherapy is administered through standing in … Continue reading Cryofacials, The Secret To Younger-Looking Skin?
Skin care routines are essential to ensure that our skin stays clear, healthy and hydrated. There are however mistakes you may be making in your routine that could potentially be damaging your skin and causing premature aging. Read out to find out how your skin care routine could be damaging your skin, and how to … Continue reading Your Skin Care Routine Could Be Damaging Your Complexion, Here’s Why
Cellulite, a localised skin condition than gives a dimpled appearance in the skin, commonly found on the hips, buttocks, thighs and abdomen. But why does it form? And how can you minimise it’s appearance? Why Does Cellulite Appear? First things first, cellulite is a very common, natural occurrence in both men and women. It should … Continue reading What Is Cellulite? And 4 Quick Tips To Minimise It’s Appearance
Hair loss isn’t usually anything to be worried about, we normally shed 50-100 hairs a day without even noticing. Common causes for hair loss have been linked with stress, diet, weight loss and vitamin/mineral deficiencies such as iron. It can however be unsettling, especially if the hair loss is more permanent e.g. male and female … Continue reading Preventing Hair Loss With Minoxidil (Regaine.)
Pore strips are a quick fix for black heads and clogged pores. A strong adhesive is used to pull away any dirt and sebum that is clogging your pores, leaving your T-Zone feeling fresh. But are these strips doing more harm than good? We think you should stay away, here’s 5 reasons why: 1/5: Pore … Continue reading You Should Stay Away From Pore Strips, Here’s Why
It can be hard to find time for your skin care regime when you lead a busy lifestyle. Whether this be due to work commitments, family life, or just in general; things are getting a little hectic. We’ve compiled a list of skin care tips to keep your skin looking tip-top with minimal effort. 1/4 … Continue reading 4 Quick Skin Care Tips For A Busy Lifestyle
While the term chemical peel sounds very clinical, it’s a perfectly safe and effective procedure to add to your skin care regime. Chemical peels are now available for at-home use and they can help to completely transform your complexion. What is a chemical peel? A chemical peel is simply a high-strength skin exfoliant that can … Continue reading How At-Home Chemical Peels Can Help Transform Your Complexion
Oily skin may be less of an issue during the winter months where your skin is drier, but during the summer it can be a real bummer. Summertime is supposed to be a relaxing season, your skin is the last thing you should have to worry about. We’ve compiled a list of ways you can … Continue reading How To Combat Oily Skin During The Summer Months
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream; a fantastic light weight formulation for all skin types. It’s Kiehl’s #1 reviewed facial cream, but does it live up to the hype? The Product Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream claims to: • Provide up to 24-hour lasting hydration for soft, smooth, healthy-looking skin• Balances hydration levels with 2.3X more moisture.• Absorbs … Continue reading Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
Microneedling is an affordable at-home treatment for those looking to have a youthful complexion without breaking the bank. Typically the process is carried out by a dermatologist, but there are now the tools available to undertake this procedure with minimal risk at home. What Is Microneedling? Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy is the process of … Continue reading How At-Home Microneedling Can Make You Look Younger
Unlike your skin, the lips don’t have glands that can secrete oils to keep them hydrated and are therefore more susceptible to dryness, cracking and irritation. We’ve compiled a list of the 7 best Lip Balms to keep chapped lips at bay. 1/7 Paula’s Choice Lip Balm with SPF 50, £12.00 An excellent lip balm … Continue reading The 7 Best Lip Balms To Keep Your Lips Soft And Hydrated