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Make Your Own Oil-Based Cleanser

Make Your Own Oil-Based Cleanser

      Oil cleansing gently removes makeup, soothes sensitive skin, and can tame breakouts. What’s not to love? Have a read of our article and see if cleansing oils are for you. Better yet – learn how to make your own and save money whilst reducing your need for excessive packaging.   But why oil cleanse at all? Well - apparently using oil instead of, or in addition to, traditional soap or detergent cleansers can help to protect the natural lipid layer of the skin and the good bacteria that live there. It’s now hailed as the way to...

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Double Cleansing

Double Cleansing

What is Double Cleansing? The relatively new phenomenon of 'double cleansing' is largely reported as key to brightening dullness & lifting the complexion.  While more time-consuming than a simple 1-step cleanse, double cleansing could leave your skin looking more radiant and potentially less prone to breakouts.  Worth considering then, right? So what's the point?  The aim is to try to get your face as clean as possible, without irritating your skin: preparing it for gels and creams you might use to get the most out of them. Some swear by this method, stating that double cleansing reveals the cleanest skin and clearest...

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A Diet for Clear Skin – Help from the Inside Out

A Diet for Clear Skin – Help from the Inside Out

As we all know, acne, pimples and spots can be confidence shattering. Today we’re asking – do our food choices affect our skin? If we eat better quality food, can we help our skin from the inside out? We’ve all heard arguments for eating fresh, non-packeted wholefoods as a way of combating acne and spots, but what does this mean in practice, and is there any evidence to support it? We wanted to investigate this further. Turns out it’s not so clear cut! We were met with some challenges, but we do our best to iron them out. For example,...

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What Are Acne Patches & How Do They Work?

What Are Acne Patches & How Do They Work?

Acne sticker patches, pimple patches, or ‘zit stickers’, are small round stickers that contain hydrocolloid. Acne patches are typically round, semi-transparent stickers. They are made of hydrocolloid, a type of bandage that draws out moisture from within pores without drying out the surrounding skin. They work by absorbing excess fluid, pulling oil and dirt away from the pimple. Acne patches are made from the same ingredients and materials as hydrocolloid bandages, which are most commonly used for post-surgical wounds to help speed up the healing process. At EcoFeminii we don’t use any animal products. On the market today, hydrocolloid products...

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Oil Blotting - A Part of Your Skincare Routine

Oil Blotting - A Part of Your Skincare Routine

  What Are Oil Blotting Papers? Oil blotting paper started being used as far back as 1880 and originated in Japan. There’s a reason why we still use them today! Oil blotting papers are thin pieces of paper that soak up excess face oil from your skin, immediately removing shine. They don’t smudge your makeup and don’t add any pore-clogging ingredients to your face. It’s frustrating when, after spending time carefully applying makeup, you fall victim to unwanted shine and sweat. Fortunately, oil blotting papers can help. These handy sheets of paper are a must have in your makeup bag,...

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