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.

Rice facial masks [Beauty secrets of the ancient geishas]

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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

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best skin whitening cream

Best Skin Lightening Products 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...

Dermabrasion vs. Microdermabrasion [Comparison Analysis]

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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

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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]

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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]

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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...

Is the microdermabrasion procedure painful?

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Microdermabrasion is a skin resurfacing procedure, aiming to exfoliate the dead skin cells, remove the accumulated dirt, makeup residue, and various particles, clogging the facial pores. According to most people, this is an absolutely painless process. Those with more sensitive skin type may experience a slight discomfort, caused by the abrasion of the crystal or diamond tip. During the...

Face exercise [Grimace your way to a more toned skin]

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It is no wonder face exercise has gained such success recently. Although it’s been around a while, it has only been recently that it proved to be one of the best natural skin care tactics for healthier, more toned looking skin. The reason it is so popular is simple: it can be done anywhere, anytime, and at absolutely no investment – except a bit of your time every day. No creams, and...

Does Microdermabrasion For Acne Really Work

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Advantages Of Microdermabrasion For Acne Microdermabrasion for acne has caused a big buzz because acne patients who have gone for microdermabrasion treatment have unclogged pores and smoother skin texture. Though the procedure has just been around for a few years, its results are more often than not, positive. The microdermabrasion procedure for acne is proven effective Studies show that most...

Peterson’s Ointment (Our Review)

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Peterson’s Ointment exists on the market since the early 20th century. The purpose of the product is to provide immediate relief for the dry, irritated and itching skin. The ointment is very suitable for people with eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, and other skin conditions, causing irritation and discomfort. This medicated ointment is an alternative to the prescribed...

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