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Let's kick off this review with a shoutout to my bathroom MVP – a product that's earned its spot as a must-have staple. In the relentless pursuit of that elusive smooth, spot-free complexion, I've tried my fair share of skincare solutions. Some came close to delivering on their promises, while others fell short by a country mile. Enter Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, a game-changer I stumbled upon during one of my spa escapades. Picture this: after a few sessions with my trusty beauty therapist, my skin was singing praises. But here's the kicker – she'd always keep the product names under wraps, adding a layer of mystique to her magic routine. You know the drill – they like to keep their secret weapons close to the vest to keep you coming back for more. After mustering up the courage, I finally popped the question and scored a list of her go-to products. And right there, shining like a beacon of hope, was the white powder wonder she wielded at the start of each trea

Ear skin problems: Home remedies for Ear Wax Build up

Earwax build-up is a frequent skin condition in the ear, but it's nothing to worry about since it's harmless. Inside our ears, oil glands make a protective coating called cerumen. This coating catches dirt, dead skin cells, and even stray hairs that find their way into the ear canal, leading to the build-up of earwax. Interestingly, the texture and amount of earwax vary from person to person. Some people have wet earwax, while others have dry earwax.      Depending on the amount and moisture level of the wax, it can lead to various issues like ear pain, itching, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), dizziness, reduced hearing, or even complete hearing loss in the affected ear. Earwax build-up can affect anyone, but it's more common in frequent earbud users, older individuals, or those with hearing aids. In children, earwax tends to be softer and becomes drier as we age. While earwax build-up isn't usually serious and often resolves on its own without notice, it can be bothe


WHAT IS STYE? One of the most common eyelids skin problems is Stye. A stye is an infection of the eyelash follicle (external) or of one of the glands on the inside of the eyelid. The infections are usually caused by staphylococcus bacteria. As with most infections, stye could be painful. They are usually noticed as red or pus-filled lumps on the edge of the eyelid. They develop very quickly in a day or two, they do not make your eyes red and do not affect your eyesight. The medical term for a stye is hordeolum.    WHO GETS STYE? Anybody could get a stye, external stye is a lot more common than an internal stye. The picture used in this blog is of internal stye but the remedies for both internal and external stye are the same. Rubbing the eyelid a lot and dry skin  (Eczema-prone skin) are likely to trigger the infection. But they may occur for no obvious reason in otherwise healthy individuals. The bacteria,  Staphylococcus aureus, normally lives on healthy skin and causes no harm (and


If you've ever encountered those hard, rough lumps on your skin, especially on your hands and feet, chances are you've met warts. They vary in appearance, coming in different shapes and sizes. Specifically, warts on the soles of your feet are called verrucas. While they're essentially the same as warts elsewhere on the body, verrucas may appear flatter due to being walked on. Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which triggers a reaction in the skin. It's worth noting that warts are contagious, so caution is advised. My 10-year-old daughter is a keen swimmer, she calls herself a mermaid, a term that freaks her dad out. She came home one day and mentioned that her right foot hurt. Warts were the first thing that crossed my mind. Swimming is a great sport but unfortunately, it does bring with it some pesky afflictions. One of them is the swimmer’s ear (Ear infection) and the other is the “swimmer’s foot” AKA Verruca (not sure there is anything called swimme