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Coping with adult or cystic acne due to mask wearing

As a result of mask wearing, we have seen an increase in the number of people asking about adult acne.  Despite the fact we are coming into contact with fewer pore-blocking pollutants due to being out of the house less, more people are suffering with adult acne this year. This may be due to a number of factors such as falling out of their usual daily routines or more likely stress, which is a major cause of cystic acne. There is also the added issue of Maskne and Vi-Brow, which is acne on the brow caused by wearing visors.Adult and cystic acne is quite common, with some celebrities even speaking about their own concerns such as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Alicia Keys, Kendall Jenner, Rihanna and...

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Assisting with body acne & hyperpigmentation

Dark marks or spots left behind after a spot or pimple heals, can be even more aggravating and distressing than the spots themselves! Also known as Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), this discoloration of the skin that follows an inflammatory wound or spot is the skin's natural response to inflammation.  For dark marks, including old acne scars, or body hyperpigmentation we recommend using products that contain turmeric as it has strong anti-inflammatory properties. These properties are essential for evening your skin texture, skin tone and skin complexion. It also works well for preventing body acne and blemishes on the skin. Turmeric oil can moderate any excess melanin production in the skin in order to ease hyper-pigmentation.   Turmeric   Products containing turmeric include Polish (turmeric...

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Coping with "maskne" or mask wearing & skincare

Pictures have flooded social media sites capturing healthcare workers reporting skin problems as a result of wearing medical grade masks for prolonged hours. The sebum (oil) production in your skin is affected by the humid and warm environment created from wearing a mask, resulting in blocked pores. Therefore it's no surprise that people have started to experience increased acne breakouts, rashes and skin irritation. Regardless of using medical grade masks or cloth and face coverings, we can see that all forms of masks are playing their part in flare-ups, especially those with existing skin problems. Like It On Top offers a range of face and skin care products made from only 100% natural and vegan ingredients. We offer products for all skin types based...

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How to treat uneven skin tone?

For uneven skin texture and skin tone or hyperpigmentation, we recommend using turmeric as it has strong anti-inflammatory properties, which are essential for evening out skin texture, skin tone and skin complexion. It also works wonders for preventing acne and blemishes on the skin. Turmeric oil can moderate any excess melanin production in the skin in order to ease hyper-pigmentation. You can find turmeric in Stroke (double cleansing protection) and Polish (turmeric body scrub).  Stroke (double cleansing protection) also contains citric acid, which is great for brightening the skin. It works by gently exfoliating skin and removing any dead skin cells. Citric acid helps correct uneven skin tones, dark patches, scars, as well as age spots and dark circles under the eyes. The skin under the eyes is sensitive and therefore calls for gentle...

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How to cope with cystic acne naturally?

What is acne?  Acne is a very common skin condition that causes spots and oily skin. The most common symptoms of acne are spots on the face, back and chest; with oily skin that might be oily and painful to touch. Acne may be linked to hormonal changes or could be hereditary. There are a multitude of ways to treat acne, but there are natural ingredients that you can use to treat acne and cystic acne.    What is cystic acne?  Cystic acne is a very severe type of acne where the skin's pores become blocked. This can lead to infection and inflammation in the skin. Cystic acne is a skin condition that mainly affects the face, upper body and upper arms....

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