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 cosmetology 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 cosmetic College in Sofia.

Rice facial masks [Beauty secrets of the ancient geishas]


The more colorful and expensive the kimono,  the thinner the lips, 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 beautiful, despite the pink and white foundation layers...

Best skin lightening creams of 2020 [Clinically tested]

best skin whitening cream

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 your brightening cream contains? Are you sure your whitening cream will provide the effect you have always wanted to obtain? Find out which is the best skin lightening cream in this article. What is the most effective skin lightening cream? Before you...

Dermabrasion vs. Microdermabrasion [Comparison Analysis]

Dermabrasior or microdermabrasion

Until recentlys, eliminating the unpleasant signs of acne, traumas, burns and facial scars as well as the wrinkles that are becoming more and deeper with age was considered a mission impossible. Progress in the cosmetic industry and aesthetic cosmetology are the leading factors for the development of efficient options for the management of various facial conditions. Dermabrasion and...

Microdermabrasion for acne removal


Most often acne occurs due to hormonal changes, before the monthly cycle, after the use of certain 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 should be well distinguished in order to find the most effective fixing options. Here are the most common types of acne and the impact of...

Benefits Of Microdermabrasion [Get The Most Out Of Exfoliation]


Microdermabrasion is one of the most modern and effective methods of cosmetology and aesthetic beauty. The technique is beneficial for people of all ages, it fastens the skin cell turnover and makes your skin appear youthful and refreshed. Six to sixteen sessions are needed to completely regenerate the skin of the face, neck, shoulders, and hands. Note that the procedure is non-invasive, there...

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


More and more people, both men and women, are seeking the ultimate time-reversing method that will reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots or scarring. And most of them would rather prefer less invasive procedures. Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peel are two of the most commonly performed anti-aging practices, providing younger-looking, radiant skin. Both procedures aim to even...

Is microdermabrasion painful?


Microdermabrasion is a skin resurfacing technique, 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...

Does Microdermabrasion For Acne Really Work


Advantages Of Microdermabrasion For Acne Microdermabrasion for acne has caused a big buzz because acne people who have gone for microdermabrasion fix 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 people who...

Peterson’s Ointment (Our Review)


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 enhanced ointment is an alternative to the prescribed corticosteroid...

Stretch marks FAQ – Answered by Beauticians


Why do stretch marks form? Stretch marks are visible scars on the skin, the appearance of which is usually caused by hormonal changes in the body that marks the woman’s like – puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. Men can also get such scars – usually, the reasons are related to fast weight changes or bodybuilding. Striae do not pose skincare risks but have a negative impact on our...

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