Citati iz knjige „The Little Book of Skin Care“ autora Charlotte Cho

Benzoyl Peroxide

Benzoyl peroxide
My favorite lip balm is actually the one they give out on Korean Air—Davi Napa
Most K-spas use Italy towels for these body scrubs. They’re basically large mittens made of 100 percent viscose, and they come in bright colors. These towels are a Korean invention, but the fabric was first imported from Italy in the 1960s—hence the name. You can also buy your own Italy towels to use at home. They can be purchased for as little as a dollar each from Amazon or eBay.
Both glycolic and lactic acid have hydrating properties, which means you get to fight signs of aging and hyperpigmentation and plump up your skin while exfoliating. Bonus points.
Glycolic acid is a smaller molecule than lactic acid, so it penetrates into your pores very quickly, which can lead to irritation. Lactic acid is a larger molecule, penetrating more slowly, and is thus gentler than glycolic.
If you want something even gentler, enzymes (like bromelain and papain, which come from fruit) are an alternative to acids and digest the proteins between skin cells to help loosen up and sweep away dead ones.
general, look for ingredients such as sugar, jojoba beads, or oatmeal, as all are fairly gentle on skin. Walnut and apricot scrubs, while popular, have uneven and odd-shaped granules that can have sharp edges and spell bad news for your skin.
Acids used in chemical exfoliators are categorized as alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and beta hydroxy acids (BHA). Some common AHAs include glycolic acid and lactic acid, and both can be found in skin-care products in concentrations from 5 to 15 percent. Starting at 12 percent, it’s considered a chemical peel.
Products with denatured alcohol (usually just called alcohol) as a main ingredient are terrible for your skin because they can irritate it, damage the barrier, and produce free radicals
I’ve used a wide variety of toners and I’ve learned to shy away from ones that are astringents, the term for formulas that contain a high percentage of witch hazel or alcohol. If you have oily skin you may actually enjoy the feeling of your skin being degreased, but don’t fall into that trap. Alcohol inhibits the skin’s ability to repair itself and even triggers more inflammation and acne.
the way, only water-based products will have a pH, so there’s no need to test cleansing or moisturizing oils
the pH of all your skin products (and it’s also fun and kind of addicting). You can buy a whole bunch of pH strips for only a few bucks from Amazon, any big-box retailer like Walmart, or your local hardware store. Dip the strip in your cleanser or moisturizer and
pH ranges from 0 to 14, and this number indicates a substance’s ratio of acidity and alkalinity, with 0 the most acidic, 14 the most alkaline, and 7 neutral. In its healthiest state, your skin is slightly acidic, usually 5.5. If your skin is too acidic, it can be irritated, prone to breakouts, and very oily. If your skin is too alkaline, it can look dull, feel extremely dry, and become flaky. Balance is key here.
your skin is too alkaline, it can look dull, feel extremely dry, and become flaky. Balance is key here.
first round with an oil-based cleanser, then a second with a water-based one
green tea and vitamins A, C, and E, so keep those on your radar.
marketing mumbo jumbo that’s a potent combo of myth and misconception.
AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact
Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream
Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream
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