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Learning from Muslim beauty

Lately, it isn’t uncommon to see beauty products labeled with promises such as sulfate free, paraben free, all natural, organic, and vegan. These all seem to be a wonderful breakthrough in skincare. However, as I shared in my earlier post Are your Natural and Organic Skincare products faithful?, it is

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Effective Sunscreen, naturally

Did you know that pigmentation is not always caused by external factors? Usually the result of three factors: Physical Physiological Emotional As you may have guessed, sun exposure and stress are the key causes of pigmentation. It is far more effective to focus on prevention in the case of pigmentation

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Tomoka Nguyen

Cleansing Techniques for Acne Prone Skin

Recently I attended a conference in Thailand and learnt the importance of SC, a.k.a. stratum corneum, in order to maintain clear skin. In the beauty world, especially in Asia, cleansing is considered the most important part of a skincare regimen. Sure enough, one must regularly cleanse the outer layer of

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Precycle with Homemade Skincare

Why you should avoid plastics for your health Everyone seems to be talking about the dangers of plastics these days. Plastics are durable and cost effective, however, we are just now learning of the dangerous impact plastic may have on our health and environment. In Beauty Confidential book, I also

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Homemade Skincare Recipe – After Sun Hydrating Mask

Last week I shared about 5 different types of clays and many asked for recipes using those amazing beneficial ingredients. How to make bespoke Clay Face Mask just for you A clay-based mask is one of the high-performance homemade products as it gently yet deeply cleanses the skin, restoring its

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Tomoka Nguyen

Clay Clay Clay!

Clays are known to remove toxins, impurities, and bacteria from the body. But did you know that it also helps to tone, tighten, and exfoliate the skin? In addition, some coloured clays are perfect colorants for face powder or as ‘filler’ to thicken creams. They are easily available at low

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