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  • InSkin Care

    Don’t Suffer With Dry Skin Anymore: Try These Natural Hacks

    Dealing with dry facial skin can feel like a nightmare. Not only can it lower your confidence but it can also be embarrassing. You may find it difficult to use makeup or you may be dealing with flaking skin. You’ve probably tried a range of different branded products, all claiming to sooth and moisturize your skin. But, when dry skin becomes a problem, there’s nothing better than natural ingredients. Take a look at these natural skin soothers, some of which may already be in your cupboards.

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    Although ice won’t cure dry skin, it will help one annoying disadvantage of it. Suffering from dry skin often means that skin becomes itchy. The more you itch your skin, the less likely you are to get rid of the dryness. Go figure! Itching can also lead to the spread of bacteria and infection. So, you’ll need to avoid itchy dry areas as much as possible. If the itching is driving you mad, wrap a few ice cubes in a cloth and gently place the cloth on the itchy areas of skin. This should calm any inflammation and stop the itching.

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    Shea Butter

    If you can’t seem to retain moisture after using your regular lotion, it’s time to swap it for Shea butter. It’s one of the best ways to put moisture back into your skin, aside from drinking water. Look for a good organic Shea butter, usually found at your local health store. The consistency of Shea butter is thick but it quickly melts into the skin at body temperature and it doesn’t take too long for the skin to absorb it.


    When you’ve got dry skin, it’s very important to know the difference between heat that’s good for your skin and heat that’s bad. For example, dry heat is very bad for dry skin, so if you’re using your car heater on full blast during the Winter, you’re not doing your skin any good. However, short bursts of facial steam can help to restore moisture to your skin. So, it may be worth looking into the best facial steamers, so you can give your skin a luxury treatment at home. It beats sitting in the steam room with a bunch of strangers every other day.

    Oatmeal Facial

    It may not sound like the most pleasant of treatments, but oatmeal has many benefits when you want to put moisture back into your skin. If you think about the consistency it has when added to water, it’s not surprising to find out that oatmeal is full of a type of mucus. This kind of mucus is soothing to the skin and can reduce inflammation. Add some still spring water to your oats until you have a consistency you know will stay in place on your face. You can even add some honey too.

    Aloe Vera

    Aloe Vera has a high-water content so it’s perfect for a night-time mask. Apply some to the face before going to bed and the natural plant extracts will do their work. Just remember to wash your face in the morning, as the gel can be slightly sticky to touch.

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  • InSkin Care

    The Tried And Tested Skin Care Hacks That Really Work

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    The overall health and appearance of your skin is a concern for men and women alike. Individuals who have problem skin and suffer frequent breakouts, blemishes or skin pigmentation often experience symptoms that are similar to depression, such as anxiety; low self-esteem, shame and a lack of desire for social situations. Having a healthy skin, on the other hand, can really boost your confidence and sense of well-being; not simply for the physical appearance of your skin, which is, of course, important to many people, but because problem skin is often physically uncomfortable or even painful.

    There are ways to deal with the symptoms of unhealthy skin that might manifest themselves in breakouts and acne, and people often turn to medicated creams or face washes. However, it is much safer and more effective to prevent and maintain healthy skin than it is to deal with it once it is causing you issues.

    Some of the best and simplest methods of maintaining healthy skin are listed below.


    Your skin is the largest organ of your body; which is why an unhealthy diet can come to the surface and show itself on your skin. Flooding your body with micro-nutrients found in fresh fruits and vegetables is one of the best ways to have clear, glowing skin. Vitamin A found in carrots is particularly beneficial for your skin and eyes, as well as vitamin C which is found in abundance in fruits and vegetables and vitamin E which is found in many nuts. As well as consuming whole plant foods in abundance; a hack to get your skin glowing is to juice or blend your fruits and vegetables. Invest in a good quality juicer such as the ones reviewed on Juicing, in particular; removes the fiber, and therefore the need for your body to digest the fiber. It allows you to consume a greater quantity of plants than you would if you were to blend.  


    Protecting your skin from the sun is important, not only during the summer months but all year round. While it is important to get vitamin D from the sun; the sun’s rays can be too strong for sensitive areas of your body such as your face. Finding a moisturizer that contains sunscreen is ideal, and you can find good quality skin products on that contain sunscreen as well vitamin A and E, discussed previously for its skin benefits.  Using a sunscreen will reduce the likelihood of developing pigmentation from the sun’s rays as well as preventing other more serious skin conditions.


    Having a simple skin routine, that works for you is imperative to good skin health. The three-step skincare routine which involves cleansing, toning and moisturizing your skin is the ideal way to look after your skin on a daily basis. Cleansing with a cream, oil, or water-based product gets rid of all the impurities on your skin; while toning reduces the appearance of pores and gets rid of any additional oil or impurity left over from cleansing. Finally, moisturizing your skin will provide a barrier and keep your skin soft and supple.

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  • InBeauty

    Put The Brakes On Your Beauty Future

    As we go through life, we start off by being excited to grow up and get older. Then it happens! Getting older is exciting, except that we all wear the effects of age on our faces. There’s no denying it though; from the moment that we are born, we begin to age. We spend money on spa products and beauty regimes, all in the hopes of keeping our youthful looks as long as possible. Looking younger for longer is important in a society of selfies and social media, as we want to look our best at all times.

  • InSkin Care

    The Charcoal Craze and How it Can Improve Your Complexion

    Charcoal skin care has taken over the world. Whether you’ve seen it on social media, news outlets or even just through a friend, chances are you’ve heard of it.

    But do you know what it does exactly? Well, feat not, we’re diving head first into the latest skin care craze to sweep the nation. 


    How Does a Charcoal Face Mask Work?

    We won’t bore you with scientific stuff, but in short the toxins in your skin stick to the activated charcoal, making it an excellent detoxifier.

    Alongside this, it doesn’t add a bunch of nasty chemicals to your face either, meaning your silky smooth skin won’t have its newly cleansed pores filled with anything unnatural.



    What Can Charcoal Do for Your Skin?

    It Purifies Your Pores
    Pores are an everyday struggle. In modern times it’s impossible to avoid chemicals that clog up your skin and your pores in the process.
    Activated charcoal binds to your pores and basically yanks out anything that may be congesting them.
    Own That Oily Skin
    Oily skin is annoying. Just a little bit of too much moisturizer and suddenly you’re back where you started, or not enough and it ends up being dry.
    Applying some activated charcoal will help alleviate your oily skin problems by literally pulling the excess oil away from your face.
    Alleviate That Acne
    Acne is a constant, unyielding pain in the behind, and chances are if you’re an acne sufferer you’ve tried anything and everything to try and get rid.
    Well, if you’re wondering what you can do next, why not try out some activated charcoal? The slightly gritty texture can help exfoliate your skin, while the oil and pore removing features can help sort out the rest.
    If you’re reluctant to use it as an all over treatment, try applying to individual areas as it can be just as effective.
    Deep Cleanse Your Skin
    Finally, activated charcoal can be used simply as the refreshing cleanse that your skin needs and deserves.

    We expose our faces to so many chemicals on a daily basis that we owe it to ourselves to do a deep clean every now and again, and what a better way than with an all-natural product? 
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    And that’s exactly why you should jump on board this latest phenomenon! All natural, chemical free and easy to get your hands on.

    What more could you want?

    Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in any guest post featured on our site are those of the guest author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of Beauty that walks as a whole.
    About the Author: The team at The Skin Repair Clinic are dedicated to keeping skin clear and healthy. If you’d like to see just how we can help you, take a look at what we do here.
  • InSkin Care

    Are These Awesome Products Missing From Your Skincare Routine?

    We all know the basics when it comes to skincare. Cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize, pop on a bit of lip balm every now and then. But if your skin is still dull or problematic even if you follow these steps, you’ll be glad to know that there are other awesome products on the market which can really help to improve the feel and appearance. Here are a few things you could consider adding to your skincare routine.

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    Micellar Water

    People wear makeup for a variety of reasons. It could be to mask insecurity, make the most of your features, help you define your identity or just to help you feel pretty and feminine. Either way, it’s a fantastic tool. However removing makeup isn’t much fun at all, and certain products such as waterproof mascara make getting the stuff of your face a daily battle. There is a range of makeup removers on the market, but micellar water is by far the best. It’s not greasy, it doesn’t sting and actually feels just like regular water. However, it contains technology that attracts the particles of grime and makeup meaning you can sweep it away on a cotton pad with no scrubbing or irritation.

    Facial Oil

    If you already have oily skin, the thought of adding more oil probably sends you running for the hills. However, skin oils are great for any skin type. These skincare products are formulated especially for the delicate facial skin and absorb beautifully without any greasy residue being left behind. If you’re after a boost of hydration (or you just want to maintain gorgeous skin) consider adding one to your evening routine. Apply the oil to clean skin, and then leave it to absorb for a few minutes. From there you can apply your regular evening moisturizer.

    Face Boosters

    You add a couple of drops of the face booster products to your serum or moisturizer for added benefits. Different boosters are targeted to different things, for example, one is great for tired or fatigued skin. This would be great after you’ve been traveling or just had a rough night’s sleep! Others are designed for either detoxing or repairing the skin, so whatever your skin complaint is you’d just find a  booster that offers the effects you’re after.

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    Face Masks

    Face masks are a real treat for the skin and are something you should aim to incorporate into your weekly regimen. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, a charcoal mask can help to draw out excess oils from the pores leaving your complexion feel much better and prevent further breakouts. If you have dry skin, there are numerous masks out there which will provide an incredible moisture boost. Since dry skin is more prone to damage and premature aging, reducing this is always a good thing. Find products that are targeted to your skin type, and relax in a hot bath with a face mask once or twice a week.

    Are These Awesome Products Missing From Your Skincare Routine
  • InSkin Care

    Take Your Skincare Routine To The Next Level

    Having an amazing skincare routine is something most of us dream about, yet very few of us find the time actually to DO. Like anything in life; it can be very easy to get stuck in a rut when you are comfortable with something, and your skincare is no exception to this. Perhaps you found a cleanser that worked well for you in your teenage years – and due to the fear of change; you are still using it to this very day! There’s nothing wrong with that, of course, especially if it still does the job. But there’s no denying that spending a bit of time pampering your skin can make you feel great; both on the outside and on the inside. Plus, if you’ve never experimented with new products before, you’ll never know how much they could potentially help your skin! Not sure where to start? Take a look at these picks for how you can easily take your skincare routine to the next level.

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    Embrace Technology

    If the extent of your cleansing routine is wiping the makeup from your face with a damp cloth every night, then you are probably wondering how on earth technology can help your skin regime! Well, the answer is quite a lot. We have seen battery powered cleansing tools taking the beauty world by storm in recent years, and they are quickly becoming a must in every girl’s vanity cabinet. These cute little tools feature hundreds of tiny motorized brushes, which gently ‘wiggle’ the dirt from our faces. As well as being great at getting rid of stubborn makeup; it also feels pretty relaxing, so is the perfect way to wind down before bed.

    Start Using Serum

    Most of us are told that cleansing, toning, and moisturizing are the only things you need to do for flawless skin. However, using serum could also be a huge benefit to your daily routine. If you are someone who experiences skin breakouts, or if you have very oily skin; it could even improve the overall condition of your skin. Why? Well, serum is largely water-based, meaning that you will get less of a shiny, oily finish. There are plenty of serum skin care products for radiant skin that also contain many essential active ingredients, meaning you can target your skin ailments directly at the source.  

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    Get into the Habit of Skin Masks

    Every girl likes to pamper herself every now and again, and skin masks are a great way to give your skin some much-needed hydration. Sure, you probably wash and cleanse your face every day, but even so; dirt and grime can easily become trapped in your pores. Using a face mask once a week or so is a great way to delve really deep into these blocked pores and fully revitalize your skin. You can even make your own at home if you’d rather not buy them from the store – most of the ingredients will probably already be in your kitchen cupboards!

  • InMakeup

    Palladio Rice Powder Review

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    Palladio Rice Powder
    Having combination or oily skin can be a serious problem while wearing makeup if the right product is not being used your makeup will start to melt throughout the day which will make it look less presentable. Just imagine if you had done a dewy look and you start sweating before the end of the day. Blotting paper does not do much, and sometimes it even makes matters worse. For long-lasting foundation always moisturize and apply a pea-size dot of a lightweight, oil-free primer to your face before applying concealer, foundation and powder. Another must have in my beauty stash that I would like to recommend is the Palladio Rice Powder, it offers an incredible coverage and it keeps my skin oil free throughout the day, especially my t-zone area since I have combination skin. It also helps to set my makeup right throughout the day, whenever I use rice powder I don’t necessarily need to do any touch-ups.
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    The Palladio Rice Powder comes in a square shaped container at an estimated size of 2×2 inches. A tape is attached to the lid, so it opens like a compact. The entire lid can be removed since it is just attached by a tape.

    The Palladio Rice Powder is known for its oil-absorbing benefits and its ability to help makeup last longer while leaving a silky finish to the skin. Rice Powder is the refined starch from rice, known as Oryza Sativa, it does not cause breakouts nor does it irritates sensitive pores. The power of rice has been used for generations in the ancient art of Ayurveda, a holistic healing practice that helps to soothe inflamed skin. It has been used by Asian women in their facial makeup and to wash their skin since the 16th century. As you can see on the packaging there is an Asian looking lady drawn on the lid wearing a Chinese dress and an oldies perm. Palladio Rice Powder is considered as a rich emollient skin treatment. Palladio Rice Powder does not contain harsh chemicals, so it will not irritate the skin or cause breakout unless you are allergic to the product.

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    The Palladio Rice Powder has this scent of talc that is used in baby powder, the scent is not too overpowering but it smells old fashion. Palladio Rice Powder can be used alone or to set makeup, I preferably use it after I apply concealer and prior foundation application, since the powder doesn’t have any color and I rather to use a colored powder to set my foundation but I will dust a little across my nose or the entire t-zone area if needed. The Palladio Rice Powder helps to control shine/reduce oil, so it will create a matte finish once applied.

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    Palladio Rice Powder in Natural

    We all know that setting/finishing powder can become messy when they are being used from a sifter jar. To avoid this problem when using the Palladio Rice Powder it is advised not to remove the entire sticker from the sifter as this will help to control the amount of powder that comes at once through the holes. Peel a small section of the sticker and cut or poke holes in the sticker that covers the sifter area.

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    The Palladio Rice Powder is very inexpensive and for the price that you pay; you get a lot of product in the container despite it being relatively small, the loose powder supply seems endless, it will last you up to six months to a year even if you use it daily.

    Use a light hand when applying the Rice Powder to your skin, a little goes a long way.

    I wish this rice powder also came in a pressed powder format.

  • InSkin Care

    Homemade Remedies to Eliminate Dark Spots

    Having problems with dark spots, acne marks uneven skin tone and trying to lighten, eliminate or restore your face to a more glowing facial complexion. This may be due to excess secretion of melanin on the surface of the skin that can be caused by the severe exposure of sunlight to dark spots which eliminates growth as the melanin decreases and in turn, leads to the darkening of the skin or various reasons which includes zits, acne, blemishes and blackheads. Some other factors that can lead to this condition are overexposure to the sun, hormone imbalance, pregnancy, some forms of medication, vitamin deficiencies, lack of sleep and stress. Often time’s people turn to treatments such as acid peels and laser surgeries, but there are also natural homemade remedies that can also be used to reduce the appearances of dark spots and blemishes on the face. Here are some natural homemade remedies that you can make use of:
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