Dealing With Dry Skin: The Dos And Don’ts

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Just how should you deal with dry skin? This guide offers a few dos and don’ts that could be worth following.

Don’t use a water-based moisturiser

Moisturiser is the best way to treat dry skin – but do you know which moisturiser you should be using? If your skin is dry as a result of harsh weather or heat, a water-based moisturiser could be a good option. However, if you’re looking for a product for naturally dry skin, this type of moisturiser may not have much of an impact.

Do use an oil-based moisturiser

Skin that is naturally dry is often the result of a lack of oil. Our skin produces an oil called sebum – however, some people produce less sebum than others. An oil-based moisturiser can make up for the lack of oils in the skin. Choose this if your skin is naturally dry.

Don’t take overly hot baths/showers

Hot water can damage the outer layer of our skin. This can result in it becoming harder and dryer. For this reason, you may want to limit hot baths and hot showers if you have dry skin as they could irritate your skin and make it worse. 

Do practice good skin hygiene

While you may want to reduce hot showers and hot baths, you shouldn’t reduce showers and baths altogether. You still need to clean your skin to get rid of dirt and dead skin cells. Simply use warm water instead of hot water. Be careful when using soap as some soaps can irritate dry skin – look out for soaps that are made for dry skin

Don’t pick at dry skin

As much as it may bother you, you should avoid picking at areas of dry skin. This may lead to infection. It could also prevent dry skin from healing and may even lead to long-term scarring. 

Do consider seeking professional advice for serious cases

If large areas of your skin are becoming severely dry and flaky, you may want to consider consulting a dermatologist. Skin conditions like dermatitis and psoriasis can be uncomfortable and debilitating – they typically require more advanced treatment than simply using a moisturiser. There may be prescription medication or treatment procedures available to you. It could be worth looking into these if your dry skin problem is getting serious. 

Don’t smoke

Smoking is very bad for our skin and can make dry skin worse. It can even be a cause of dry skin conditions. This is partly because smoking impairs blood flow, which prevents as much blood and nutrients from getting to the skin. The heat from a cigarette can also dry out the skin on the face. By quitting smoking, you could reduce dryness. 

Do try to avoid stress

Stress can make the skin more reactive and sensitive. This typically increases the risk of skin conditions – those with very oily skin are more likely to develop acne, while those with dry skin may be more likely to develop eczema or psoriasis. If you live a stressful life, try to make time to destress each day to save your skin. 


Hair Care Serum Products: Do They Really Work?

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Many forms of hair loss are reversible. The extent of the reversal depends on the cause of the loss, but using a hair growth serum for women or men can bolster new growth.

Serums have a mix of ingredients, including vitamins, minerals, and extracts. Each ingredient serves a distinct purpose; for instance, vitamin A is an antioxidant that fights free radicals and protects against cell damage.

Choosing to use a quality serum can improve your hair growth and stop loss. The benefits you experience will depend on several factors, including the type of hair loss, product ingredients, and lifestyle. However, when all factors align, the results might amaze you.

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Longer, Thicker & Fuller Hair Within a Month

Some hair growth supplements for men and women make bold claims. While people are usually hesitant to believe marketing saying longer, thicker, and fuller hair within a month, some hair growth products do achieve just that.

The key to believing such claims is not taking manufacturers at their word but looking into the science yourself. Some hair growth products use quality ingredients. The recipes are science-backed. Not everyone will experience the same growth rate, but according to many manufacturers, users typically experience new growth within three months.

Also, most hair growth serums and supplements have ingredients that can stop the underlying cause of hair loss. The results vary by consumer and cause of hair loss.

Ingredients Including Apple Stem Cells to Menthol

From niacinamide in skin care to apple stem cells and menthol in hair serums, ingredient labels might have many peculiar sounding products. It is easy to throw away products when unfamiliar with certain ingredients. For example, if you saw horsetail extract, you might discard the product as something strange with random animal products. However, horsetail extract is a plant-based ingredient; specifically, it is extracted from the Equisetum genus.

It is easy to discard products when ingredients sound odd, but if you do the research, you will find that many hair care serums use similar ingredients. The goal is to find a product that uses the right ingredients correctly and scientifically.

Healthy Lifestyle in Combination With Serums and Supplements

Hair serum products are often beneficial. While every user might experience a different result, the products generally work. You can do things to improve the performance of products, including lifestyle changes.

People who smoke, eat poor diets, lack exercise, or keep stressful career positions are more prone to hair loss than people who pursue healthy lifestyles. Quitting bad habits like excessive drinking and smoking, consuming a nutritious diet, prioritizing fitness, and practicing mindfulness are all ways to improve your physical and mental well-being. When your body is healthy, biological processes are usually healthy. Therefore, a healthy body can bolster the effects of hair serums and products.

Hair serums, with the right conditions, can improve hair growth and stop excessive hair loss. You should talk to your doctor before starting any supplement or routine because every person is different. Your doctor can offer insight into the cause of your hair loss and whether hair growth products will work for you. Also, contact a hair growth serum manufacturer to learn more about their process and efficacy.

Best Essential Oils for Skincare

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If you have been reading Fashion and Style Police for some time, you would know all about my love for essential oils. I use a variety of essential oils on a daily basis and they have completely changed my life. If you are into essential oils and you want to discover the best essential oils for skincare, you are in luck. Here are some of my favourite essential oils for the skin.

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Best Essential Oils for Skincare

These three essential oils have all been tried and tested by me over and over again, and they suit my skin so well:

Ylang Ylang

This oil is really good for the skin. It regulates sebum production, can act as a skin cleanser thanks to its strong antibacterial properties, and also works great as a healing oil by boosting the regenerative process of the epidermis. I usually mix Ylang Ylang with other essential oils and carrier oils to create my unique mosturising blend, and it works amazingly well.


Lemon Essential Oil is another great oil for the skin. I use it quite a lot, especially in the warmer months, and it works so well for my skin.  This essential oil can help reduce the appearance of acne, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation. It works great as an exfoliator and facial cleanser.

Tea Tree

This essential oil is one of my favourites. I have used Tea Tree a lot over the years in many different ways and it is one essential oil I am very comfortable using. It is great for reducing redness and swelling on the skin. This oil has an anti-inflammatory effect that helps soothe and relieve irritated and painful skin. It also helps reduce the appearance of acne and soothes itchy skin.

I recommend any of these three essential oils for skincare. Like all other essential oils, Ylang Ylang, Lemon, and Tea Tree are very potent so please ensure you handle them with care and dilute them with a carrier oil before applying them to your skin.

Let me know in the comments section if you have tried any of these essential oils. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.



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