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NEW AMAZING TONER: Soothing Green Tea Mist

MD Beauty Secrets introduces a new and easy to use toner. Our latest Soothing Green Tea Mist is a hydrating spray formulated with a rich blend of natural ingredients to help refine the complexion while soothing, softening and rejuvenating skin. Naturally purifies and hydrates Supports skin healing and helps to soothe irritations Brightens and refreshes dull, tired skin Helps restore and maintain a healthy skin balance KEY INGREDIENTS EMOLLIENTS AND HUMECTANTS SODIUM PCA, METHYL GLUCETH-20, PANTHENOL provides gentle hydration and skin conditioning, imparting a smooth complexion. WITCH HAZEL (Alcohol Free) is a plant of considerable medicinal value with anti-inflammatory properties. It helps treat acne by removing excess oil, tightens pores for smoother appearance, as well as calm skin. GREEN TEA AND ASCORBIC ACID gives antioxidant…

The Perks of a Good Clay Face Mask

Many people are firm believers of face masks when it comes to skin health. But just as many people rarely ever use face masks. For all the non-believers, using a face mask once a week can noticeably enhance your complexion. Nevertheless, using a face mask habitually does not guarantee better skin, what kind of mask and how you use the mask can make a world of a difference. Why Choose a Clay Face Mask? Clay face masks benefit the skin by using capillary action to absorb unwanted and excess remnants on and below the skin’s surface. The face mask will sop up and remove sebum, bacteria, excess water, toxins and irritants from the skin’s pores while exfoliating dead skin cells, and blackheads devoid of rubbing…

Clearing up Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is a common, by and large harmless but aesthetically displeasing, condition in which patches of skin darken in color. The darkening comes about when an excess of melanin forms deposits in the skin. Melanin is the brown pigment that produces normal skin color and responsible for tanning the skin exposed to sunlight. Several people seek treatment for hyperpigmentation, or skin discoloration, not knowing exactly what it is, what caused it or how to treat it. In fact, after acne, hyperpigmentation is the second most common reason people seek out dermatologists. There are many types of hyperpigmentation: Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) – usually occurs as a result of an injury or irritation such as acne, mosquito bites, eczema, or rashes. Melasma- is particularly common in women, especially pregnant women…

Minimizing Large Pores

Every hair on your body stems from a pore. The average adult has more or less 5 million hairs on his/her body. If you’re feeling insecure about your visibly large pores, take comfort in the fact that at least 4.9 million of your pores are minuscule and unnoticeable. Nevertheless, the pores that we do notice in the mirror are the ones that we relentlessly worry and think about. But why are some pores smaller than others? Large pores are a sign of excessive oil production. The skin’s sebaceous glands are connected to hair follicles. The sebaceous glands secrete sebum, which is an oily substance that lubricates and waterproofs the skin. Excessive sebum production will widen the walls of the pore lining, creating larger and more visible…

Why Peptides Should Be Your Go-To Ingredient

Whenever we buy beauty products we always scan the ingredients section to see what beneficial stuff the products contain. But let’s be honest, some ingredients sound like tongue twisters or impossible to pronounce. If you are keen on finding the best products out there and a skin care ingredient that will target fine lines and wrinkles, then “peptides” are your go-to ingredient. Peptides are molecular links of amino acid, which are the building blocks of protein in the skin. So when peptides are applied topically it will help your skin produce the anti-wrinkle protein known as collagen. Collagen makes up about 75 % of our skin. Collagen is what gives your skin its smoothness, thickness, and suppleness. In other words, it gives your skin its youthful look. Over…

Periods and Pimples

Menstrual acne is a common condition amongst 65% of women. Women will PMS every month. Accordingly, the average woman will experience irritability, bloating, pains, and the undesirable breakout every month. But why do women breakout during this time? Two words…Hormonal changes. A women’s menstrual cycle is usually 28 days. Each day is hormonally different. A woman’s ovaries produce female sex hormones, and the two main hormones are estrogen and progesterone. Nevertheless, the ovaries also produce testosterone, which is a male hormone. During the beginning of a woman’s menstrual cycle, the leading hormone is estrogen. Estrogen controls sebaceous glands producing finer pores and drier skin. In mid-cycle, progesterone rises and becomes the predominate hormone. Unfortunately, progesterone stimulates the sebaceous glands increasing the production of sebum (an…

Why Are Mild Cleansers Better?

For healthy skin it is essential to wash your face twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. Nevertheless, using the wrong cleanser can worsen your skin. Many mistakenly believe the harsher the cleanser the better or that the type of cleanser they use doesn’t really matter so long as it cleans. Whether you have oily, dry or sensitive skin, a mild cleanser is the best way to go, Why? Your skin protects you from the bacteria, dirt and the environment (i.e. pollutants). Part of your skin’s defense system is a layer of oil produced by the sebaceous glands in your skin, known as sebum. Sebum helps stop unwanted excess, such as dirt, impurities, and microorganisms, from entering your body. Sebum also…

Effective Acne Treatment Ingredients

With the numerous products out there it is difficult to make the right decision on what to use to treat and control your acne. MD Beauty Secrets is here to help you by providing you with more information on what acne treatment ingredients work and why. In the following article we have included over-the-counter (OTC) and prescriptive products.   Over-The-Counter (OTC) Benzoyl Peroxide Benzoyl peroxide is an antibacterial and antiseptic. It is used in both OTC and prescriptive acne products. It works by killing the bacteria that causes acne (also known as Propionibacterium acnes), increasing skin turnover, helping to dry up excess oils, and removing dead skin cells that obstruct your pores. Benzoyl peroxide is available in strengths from 2% to 10%. Since the ingredient…

Chemical Peels

Believe it or not, the skin we had a month ago is not the same as it is today. Everyday thousands of skin cells die, then flake and shed. New skin cells eventually replace the dead skin cells. The new skin cells travel from the lowest layer of the epidermis (which is the outer layer of cells that make up the skin) to the top layer and then shed off the skin. This keeps dead skin cells from building up on the skin’s surface. The process is known as skin cell renewal factor or skin cell turnover rate. As we age, our skin cell turnover rate decelerates. Accordingly, our complexion will change and become duller.  Below illustrates the change in skin cell turnover rate according…

Seasonal Skin Care Tips

The summer comes to a conclusion. The hot days and warm nights seem but a distant memory as nature turns auburn and the cold weather slowly makes its way in. Fall is here. Seasonal change can be harsh on your skin, especially when you transition from hot to cooler weather. Healthy beautiful skin is a year-round commitment that requires you to change your skin care regimen like you would change your wardrobe on a seasonal basis. This season your skin care regimen can mean the difference between healthy soft skin and dry scaly skin. Cooler weather will naturally dry out your skin. Consequently, you will need to ease up on drying skin care products usually used for acne and oily prone skin. For instance, if…

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