How SkinKraft Works

Every skin is unique and requires a certain way to treat itself. For example, you might share the same skin type as your friend but your skin requirements will still differ. Her skin might be more sensitive to sunlight than your skin or your skin might require more hydration than her skin. When your skin’s current characteristics and needs are as unique as you understanding it should be the first step. At SkinKraft we help you understand this step and address multiple skin concerns one at a time. Let’s look at how SkinKraft could help your skin Start Your Skin...

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How SkinKraft Works

SkinKraft Answers: What Is PIH?

What Is Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)? Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a medical term used to describe dark or discolored spots left on the skin after acne. It looks like a flat area of discoloration that is generally purple, brown or black in color (depending on the skin tone). PIH is prevalent in both men and women, although it’s more common in darker skin tones. Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know about PIH. What causes PIH? PIH starts with an overproduction of melanin, the skin pigment that offers color to your skin, hair, and the iris of your eyes....

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SkinKraft Answers: What Is PIH?

Why You Need To Protect Your Skin Barrier

  What Is The Skin Barrier? Commonly referred to as the skin barrier, the outermost layer of the skin’s surface has a scientific name: stratum corneum. The stratum corneum or the skin barrier is like a shield that protects the lower layers of skin from external damage. Starting from the outside, your skin consists of three layers: epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis. The outermost layer of the epidermis, the stratum corneum, greatly impacts how healthy or unhealthy your skin looks. The stratum corneum is made of three types of lipids (fats): cholesterol, fatty acids & ceramides. Let’s talk about the most...

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Why You Need To Protect Your Skin Barrier

SkinKraft Answers: What is Colloidal Oatmeal?

Colloidal oatmeal refers to finely milled and processed whole oat kernels. Not be confused with your breakfast cereal, colloidal oatmeal is formed when oats are finely ground, almost to nanoparticles - to 44 microns in size, and added to water. This causes the fine powder to expand and create a gel-like substance which acts as an emollient(a substance that prevents water loss from the skin’s surface). ‘Colloid’ simply means, an evenly distributed mixture of one substance (oatmeal, in this case) suspended in another (water). Colloidal oatmeal includes the bran of oat kernels i.e the outer layer of oats that contains...

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SkinKraft Answers: What is Colloidal Oatmeal?

Understanding Epidermal Health And Its Effect On The Skin

What Is The Epidermis? The epidermis is the outermost of the three layers that make up the skin. It contains various kinds of cells that offer protection and assist in the visual appearance of the skin. Functions Of The Epidermis The epidermis is exposed to the outside elements and creates a barrier against the deeper layers of your skin and the external factors. Its most important function is protecting the body from UV radiations, harmful chemicals and intrusion of bacteria and other microbes into the skin. In recent years, it has been discovered that the epidermis has a complex functionality...

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Understanding Epidermal Health And Its Effect On The Skin