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    The Purr-view

    Five factors that affect skin health, including water hardness, fungal acne, over exfoliation, pollution and stress and how to approach them.
    Lena felt a kinship with Lily Bart — cloistered in her parents’ flat among the dusts of Al-Khobar, the taste of life was indeed stale. Though her surroundings did not match the lavishness of Miss Bart’s, the dull domesticity and boredom were intimately familiar to her.
    When she, the cat, deigns to sleep in my lap, I am overcome by an obsequious delight that should embarrass me. But it is not my fault. Centuries of sycophancy to these creatures have shaped my behavior.
    Traditionally, any interest in the body beyond that as a functioning machine has been considered nonconformist. When it breaks down, they mend it up with plasters, elixirs and capsules, send it on its way.
    Retinoids have been researched exhaustively and have been used as a component of skincare for decades. All retinoids are derivatives of vitamin A and this family includes retinol, retinal, retinaldehyde, tretinoin, adapalene, tazoratene . The most commonly used retinoid in cosmetics is retinol.

    Though many of you are already aware of the different kinds of acids used in skincare products, there are a few among us who are not entirely sure of how to use them. Here I will attempt to give you a quick overview of those included in the Aha+Bha+Pha Serum.