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.

Are stretch marks permanent or reversible?

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There is no beautician who has not heard the following question in his practice: “Can I remove my stretch marks?” Stretch marks are more of a skin issue, but they provoke a lot of discomfort for people, not to mention how often they can be observed in both men and women. Generally, they predominate among females. They usually appear during pregnancy due to excessive stretching of the...

Why do we get stretch marks?

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Why do stretch marks occur on the body? When it comes to stretch marks,  we are all potentially threatened. Stretch marks are atrophic scars, characterized by lack of elastic fibers. It is estimated that stretch marks prevalence ranges from 50 to 80%. Initially, when they are at an early stage of their development, they have a pink or purple color that fades to silver or white over time. The main...

BioCorneum Plus SPF30 [An effective scar management]

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< Advanced Scar Supervision – 50g< Advanced Scar Supervision – 50g BioCorneum offers the proven silicone technology in a gel formula, suitable for the fix of scars from post-operative procedures. This product provides SPF30, which will prevent further damage to the scar tissue. BioCorneum is designed to soften and flatten raised scars while reducing the redness and...

How to perform a patch test before using a new skincare device [Guide]

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The non-invasive cosmetic devices are considered generally safe. Such products rarely pose potential risks for damaging your skin but while technologies keep developing, beauty devices, intended for home fix are becoming both faster and stronger. This is why such a device may not be suitable for your skin, if it may get easily irritated, due to increased sensitivity. – The test for...

Our XScar Cream Review [Trusted And Reliable]

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 XScarfix – this is a research verified scar removal technology, containing 100% professional grade silicone gel (source). Silicone scar fix methods provided the highest effectiveness during clinical trials (compared to the other options available). The major interest in this product is due to the fact that it is designed by professionals in the cosmetic procedure and cosmetology field...

Our Kelo-cote Scar Gel Review (Is it worth it?)

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In our Kelo-cote review, you will find out how this scar gel works, its positive and negative aspects and what consumers and specialists think about it. Kelo-cote advanced formula scar gel is a mild, self-drying silicone gel for scar removal. The gel dries quickly, forming a film, the silicone gel is gas-permeable, elastic and waterproof. Kelo-cote forms a bond with the stratum corneum (upper...

Upgraded Appolus Diamond Microdermabrasion [Avoid any surprises]

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Appolus is another facial tool that gently removes the top layer of the skin, leaving it soft and rejuvenated. This professional grade home microdermabrasion kit offers exfoliation and vacuum suctions, helping eliminate skin imperfections, such as age spots, dull skin, scars, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, sagging. The regular use of this device means you remove make-up...

Microderm GLO Diamond Microdermabrasion [Detailed Review]

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Microderm Glo is a safe and gentle skin exfoliating machine with a maximum suction capacity of 22 in/Hg. It offers deep cleansing and dead skin sell removal, thanks to the high quality diamond tips. The Patented Diamond Safe3D technology used provides salon-quality results for eliminating skin debris, blemishes, superficial scars, wrinkles, and uneven pigmentation. Nuvéderm, the company producer...

The Best Microdermabrasion Machine for Home use [Research]

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We have spent more than 160 hours finding out which is the best microdermabrasion machine you can use at home. With the help of beauty professionals, we have reviewed more than 40 models that are currently on the market and we have analyzed their features, such as power, durability, materials, price, user reviews, overall performance and value for the money. For your convenience, we selected the...

Kendal Professional Diamond Microdermabrasion Machine [Reviewed by Experts]

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This Kendal Professional Diamond Microdermabrasion Machine performs a non-serious skin resurfacing procedure for the reduction of scars, blemishes, wrinkles and uneven pigmentation of the skin. People using the device are said to obtain the same results as a procedure, performed at the beauty salons, where a single microdermabrasion session usually costs about $50-100. You can choose between...

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