AuthorMonika Hristova

Monika is the Editor-in-Chief at SkinPractice. She is a skin care addict and researcher, who feels strongly about helping people with different dermatology conditions from alopecia to warts. You can read her recommendations and advice both here at SkinPractice or at Quora where she answers skincare-related questions frequently and is the most viewed author in the Skincare category with more than 3 million views or follow her on LinkedIn. She is also a certified skin care specialist with certification from the Medical College in Sofia.

The best essential oils to apply on a scar

Scar removal oil

Scar removal essential oils are often a preferred option for scar sufferers thanks to the rich nourishing ingredients in them. They are easily absorbed by the skin, keep the area well moisturized for a prolonged period of time while stimulating the skin cell renewal. Scar treatment oils, just like scar removal creams, are good for evening out the skin tone –  massaging the damaged area on a...

Defining Your Skin Type [A complete guide]

define your skin type

Reading hundreds of product reviews, comparing different brands and finally choosing your next skincare investment does not guarantee you anything. Even if the formula you have purchased is really good, it may not be as effective for your unique skin. Starting a skincare routine without synchronizing it with your skin type is a common mistake. Even if you have spent thousands of dollars or hours...

Scarinex Gel [Remove all scars]


Advanced Scar Removal Cream & Gel (1 Bottle: 1 Scar Gel) Here are the pros and cons of Scarinex Gel for your acne Pros: This product uses a proprietary blend of five different types of 100% medical grade silicone Scarinex is doctors and researchers formulated The containing ingredients are chosen based on clinical data and researched materials Scarinex reduces the swelling surrounding the...

Deux Derme Stretch Mark Intensive Cream [An honest review]


Deux Derme is a company, initially located in Switzerland, offering highly specialized formulations made of their proprietary variety of plant-derived extracts and oils. The company values the positive performance of their products, this is why they use the highest quality ingredients for the production of their formulas. Their anti-stretch mark cream is getting more and more attention, as it...

Rice facial masks [Beauty secrets of the ancient geishas]


The more colorful and expensive the kimono,  the thinner the lips and the whiter the face, the more beautiful and desired the geisha. This understanding exists in the Japanese culture from the 18th century when women get the privilege to entertain the Emperor. This is when they began to practice the geisha profession. To keep their skin healthy, despite the pink and white foundation layers she...

Best skin lightening creams, gels, and serums for 2018

best skin whitening cream

Skin Lightening Skin lightening is becoming a routine procedure for many (both men and women) around the world. But do you know the exact effect of the ingredients, containing in your brightening cream? Are you sure it will provide the whitening effect you have always wanted to obtain or will it damage your skin instead? Before you choose a particular product, aiming to brighten your skin...

Dermabrasion vs. Microdermabrasion [Comparison Analysis]

Dermabrasior or microdermabrasion

In the recent years, coping with the unpleasant signs of acne, traumas, burns and surgical interventions on the face as well as the wrinkles that were becoming more and deeper with age was considered a mission almost impossible. Progress in the cosmetics industry, aesthetic dermatology, and plastic surgery are the main causes of the multiple treatment options available for the management of...

Microdermabrasion for acne treatment


Most often acne occurs due to hormonal changes, before the monthly cycle, after the use of inappropriate cosmetics, it may be caused by inappropriate cleaning of the skin and other factors. As the causes of acne occurrence are numerous, the different types of acne [1] should be well distinguished in order to find the most effective treatment. Here are the most common types of acne and the impact...

Benefits Of Microdermabrasion [Get The Most Out Of Exfoliation]


Microdermabrasion is one of the most modern and effective methods of cosmetology and aesthetic medicine. The technique is beneficial for people of all ages, it fastens the skin cell turnover and makes your skin appear youthful and refreshed. 6 to 16 sessions are needed to completely regenerate the skin of the face, neck, shoulders, and hands. Note that the procedure is non-invasive, there are no...

Microdermabrasion vs. Chemical Peel [Which is best for you]


More and more people, both men and women, are seeking for the ultimate time-reversing skin treatment, aiming to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots or scarring. And most of them would rather prefer the less invasive procedures whether offered at dermatologist offices, beauty salons or they can be safely performed at home. Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peel are two of the...

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