10 simple and natural ways to deal with acne at home

For those dealing with  acne prone skin , it’s common knowledge that it’s a constant battle to not only treat zits and spots but to prevent them from coming back. But if reading about ingredients like salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide and AHAs makes your head spin and if you want to take a more natural route, here's what you can try.

1) Try tea tree oil as a spot treatment

Tea tree oil is a popular acne-fighting ingredient because of its bacteria-zapping and inflammatory powers. Applying 5 per cent tea tree oil to breakout prone areas is a good step towards clear skin because it soothes and calms the area down while fighting the infection. Tea tree oil contains multiple compounds including terpenin, the main antiseptic component that is known to kill certain bacteria, fungi and viruses.

2) Use an apple cider vinegar rinse

If alcohol-based toners are too strong for your skin, a diluted ACV tonic serves as a natural astringent. It can kill bacteria on the skin surface, while restoring balance to the skin pH. This helps to fortify the skin barrier, a key factor in healthy skin.

3) Mix turmeric into your topical and oral regimen

Turmeric has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and is one of the best skin brighteners around plus it also boosts collagen production. When added to your smoothies or food, turmeric can improve wound healing and reduce inflammation from the inside-out, all of which help to reduce acne.

4) Try treating with green tea

Green tea is rich in antioxidants and has bacteria-fighting and anti-inflammatory properties, which are ideal for treating and preventing acne. Just steep some green tea in boiling water for a few minutes and then let it cool before applying to the face with a cotton ball.

5) Apply honey all-over

The primary reason honey  is said to be good for acne is because of its natural antibacterial qualities. Plus, the sugars in honey soak up the water content in the pore lining, which creates an environment where acne-causing P acnes bacteria can't thrive.

6) Soothe the skin with aloe vera

If you're only using strong exfoliating ingredients on acne-prone skin, stop! You'll want to counteract the drying properties by soothing and coddling skin with aloe vera. Not only is it the best at soothing aggravated skin, it helps calm inflamed pimples  and also keeps oiliness in check. It even contains salicylic acid and sulphur, both of which have amazing acne-fighting properties, making aloe a great way to fight off breakouts while cooling the skin. “For all the other ingredients, I’d exercise caution and use just a pinch. But  with aloe vera nothing is too much . You can slather it on an irritated face, after you’ve gotten waxing done or have had a bad reaction to a skincare product.

7) Steam your skin

Steaming has been a popular practice to help detoxify and refresh the skin. The heat helps open up clogged pores (the pre-cursor to acne), making it easier to unplug and clean out. Plus, the heat also improves blood circulations, forcing blood and nutrients to rush to the skin and give you a glow. To amp it up, using a clay mask after really helps to draw all the impurities out.

8) Ice it

While it may sound all too easy, cold temperatures can constrict the blood vessels and reduce redness in the area, a key factor if you're dealing with an inflamed, painful zit. Just be sure not to apply the ice directly on your skin to prevent burning the skin. Instead, wrap it in a napkin or paper towel and apply on your spot for a few seconds at a time.

9) Exfoliate often

The process of exfoliation  helps clear off the top dead layer and reveal the new healthy and younger skin cells. You can go the DIY route with this step too, choosing a fruit enzyme or a home-made scrub to slough off any dead skin cells on the surface.

10) Drink more water!

The easiest one of all, drinking enough water balances the oil and water content on the skin. This helps to prevent excess oil and sebum secretion, which means fewer clogged pores and acne. Plus, a hydrated body is able to improve the natural ability to detoxify as well.

DESERT BLISS GENTLE CARE well-being and comfort for everyone, through high quality products.

Our DESERT BLISS cosmetic formulations based on camel milk

Available in trade label DESERT BLISS , Volenta cosmetics company offers a range of cosmetic product formulations based on camel milk, Bulgarian rose oil, water  and other natural elements. Camel milk has been used since antiquity. Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt saw their queens turn it into a real ritual for facial and body care. Egyptian and Berber women owe their astonishing softness of skin to it. Thanks to its dermo-tensor active ingredients and its concentration of vitamins, camel milk is a powerful antioxidant and repairing agent. By its formulation, this range combines camel milk with precious vegetable oils to make a concentrate of anti-ageing benefits.

A Dermo-Tensor Power

Very rich in vitamin C, camel milk tightens the skin and gives it anti-oxidant protection. The vitamin B that this milk contains will also protect you against the aggressions of the sun.

A Nourishing Power

In fact, camel milk is a real cocktail of vitamins: A, B, C, D, B1, B2, etc … This makes camel milk a very appreciated active ingredient in cosmetics because it really nourishes the skin.

A Rejuvenating Power

Also very rich in iron and magnesium, camel milk preserves the skin from daily aggressions and contributes to its suppleness and elasticity.


Camel milk & Bulgarian rose oil cosmetics

For  years Bulgarian cosmetic companies have been creating formulations from Bulgarian rose oil and rose water. We respond to requests for special label production in small and medium series. Volenta Cosmetics offer always natural products of the highest quality. Combine traditional recipes and modern technology. Reveal the precious qualities of the Bulgarian rosa damascena in combination and harmony with the priceless elixir of the desert.

Here is our range of care and cosmetics:



Why adding camel milk to your skincare routine is necessary.

Camel milk has been utilized in skincare for generations and has been added to soaps (particularly natural soaps) for long periods as well. Camel milk-rich soaps are creamier and more delicate than cream-free soaps. The ingredients present in camel milk, such as minerals, vitamins, essential fats, lactic acid, and oils, add conditioning and moisturizing characteristics to the soap. Following milk skincare routines can give a glow and boost towards healthy skin. All milk types have some beneficial effects on the skin, no doubt, but none of these kinds of milk are as nutritious as camel milk. This is a fact, not entirely surprising. Camel calves require all the food they can get in some of the world’s harshest and hottest environments. But female camels produce only about 6 liters of milk per day, revealing that camel’s milk is far higher in nutrition than any other milk. Water is soul, but camel milk is life

Widely known to support healthy insulin function, camel milk has great expectations for your body. Camel milk is associated with increased insulin sensitivity because of its natural insulin amount.

Whether it’s skincare, hair, or face, camel milk is great for everything! Did you know that camel milk promotes healthy lactation and optimal nutrient composition of breast milk? Yes, it’s true. Besides this, it is used for a variety of other purposes.

Camels are one of the most adorable creatures in the animal kingdom with their big eyes and long eyelashes, but did you know those desert animals can help improve your beauty? Use camel milk as part of your beauty routine.

Camel milk supports skin elasticity, contains vitamin C, and is rich in skin-loving ingredients  like alpha-hydroxy acids that leave your skin soft and smooth, making it a very popular ingredient in creams, ointments, and masks for hydration, radiance, and soft skin.

Why camel milk?

Camel milk is indeed composed of a surprising range of ingredients, including unique nutrients and proteins, making it a perfect substitute for cow milk and a basic ingredient in skincare and dietary supplements.

Immune-active protein is probably the most significant constituent of camel milk. The unique molecular structure of concentrated immune proteins in camel milk supports immune cell function and response.

Gentle to sensitive skin

The gentleness of camel milk and products based on it make it perfectly safe for people with delicate skin. It is gentle on the skin, so it will be a nutritional and cleansing experience for all ages when used correctly. Camel milk is full of vitamins and Lactoferrin which improves iron utilization.

In the past, opposing widespread belief, Queen Cleopatra took a bath with camel milk almost every day. This helped her out to attain an almost incredibly youthful look through most of her life. Perhaps a foreign idea to them, most people have a hard time seeing themselves bathing in a bathtub filled with camel milk even momentarily.

Camel milk skincare products  real benefits on the skin:

  • Alpha-hydroxy acids behave as collagen stimulants, providing a gentle and natural exfoliating action to improve the skin’s appearance and feel.
  • Vitamins and Minerals- Camel Milk comprises a gold mine of minerals and vitamins. These vitamins, acting alone or together, contain anti-aging and functional antioxidant properties.
  • Phospholipids are a significant class of biomolecules. Phospholipids are components of cell membranes. The naturally occurring phospholipids in camel milk repair and protect the skin through collagen and elastin secretion.
  • It promotes collagen production which helps cushion the joints, improve joint health and         skin elasticity.
  • It has a distinctive milk structure and works within the skin layer [permeating beyond the uppermost layer of the skin (epidermis) and reaching the vascular dermis], stimulating cell regeneration, collagen production, and stimulation. Elastin promotes healing and immune responses within the lower skin level.
  • Natural oils from other skin products “do not peel” the skin, balance the skin’s pH, and support the skin's natural oils.
  • Benefits to building the skin’s natural resistance against UV rays.
  • Creams contain camel milk used to treat cracks, chapped, and dry skin.


Creating healthy skin

Creating healthy skin by balancing the skin microbiome is the focus of  DESERT BLISS GENTLE CARE range

A microbiome is a collection of microorganisms that live inside or outside your body. And while the role of the intestinal microbiome in our health is already well established, the skin microbiome is emerging as a critical factor in the health and protection of our skin. With studies showing a violation of its delicate balance can lead to several skin disorders, such as dandruff, acne, psoriasis or atopic dermatitis. The imbalance of our skin microbiome can be due to various factors, including diet, hormonal imbalance, lifestyle and use of drugs and cosmetics. The basis of our skin care is to make your skin healthy and beautiful. We created it to help build the skin's microbiome, because it is the biome (and, of course, diet) that drives the health of your skin. Camel milk contains everything necessary for the skin to be naturally beautiful and healthy. Most skin care products contain antibacterial and antifungal ingredients that help maintain the shelf life, but they disrupt the skin's microbiome, denying any positive benefits of the "active ingredients" and often worsening your skin. Without an understanding of the biome and the immune system, you can't actually create skin care that is beneficial. And the benefits are vast! Camel milk is one of the richest, natural sources of probiotics, anti-inflammatory lipids and immunosuppressive proteins. Its unique properties penetrate the lower layers of your skin to provide you with deeper hydration, unlike any other natural skin care ingredient. It can stimulate both collagen and elastin production and is full of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which gently exfoliate to improve texture, smooth fine lines and help prevent wrinkles. Vitamins A, B, C, D and E provide anti-aging benefits, antioxidants and help restore the skin and its natural and rejuvenation. DESERT BLISS GENTLE CARE simultaneously cleanses, moisturizes and protects our natural skin biome with a nutritional combination of camel milk, rose water, natural oils and extracts to revitalize and restore your skin to optimal health. The microbiome is different in different parts of the body. We have created a range that the whole family can use on a daily basis to create the healthiest skin possible, whether it is normal, sensitive, dry, aging, inflamed or damaged.
The range contains rejuvenating day cream for protection and recovery with camel's milk, rose water and rose oil with high sun protection SPF 50 | An anti-aging night cream that nourishes and brightens with camel's milk and the precious rose oil | , balancing and gentle shower gel for body 24 h | . Hydration that will not dry out the skin with frequent use, but will deeply hydrate and nourish it to protect it from the harmful effects of the environment. Soothing youthful face cream with natural antibacterial properties to protect, soothe and hydrate with camel's milk, rose water and sumac, which hydrates, revitalizes and balances the skin's natural pH

The DESERT BLISS GENTLE CARE product range was created with the help of the freshest, farmed camel milk, the largest licensed camel farm in the EU, the Emirati Camel Milk Processing Company - Dubai, UAE. Located on 15 sq.km. territory with more than 6145 pcs. camels, the fastest growing dairy company in the region with extraction and processing of 4 million liters. camel's milk per year. The DESERT BLISS GENTLE CARE product range is distributed by ZDRAVNITSA and to the partner network of 188 stores, drugstores, pharmacies. Products are available online https://shop.zdravnitza.com/bg/, and in the logistics center "Zdravnitsa" Bulgaria , Sofia, 74 Edirne Street tel .: 02/483 72 91; 02/426 02 62

Bulgarian rose water and oil - a secret of beauty and health

Bulgarian Rose water has been an elixir of beauty since ancient times. But what exactly is DESERT BLISS rose water? It is a natural product obtained by the distillation of the Kazanlak oil-bearing rose (Rosa Damascena Mill), which grows only in the Valley of Roses. It contains natural antioxidants, vitamins B, C and E. Rose essential oils are part of the water, rose water is also known as "essential water" or "rose hydrosol". Hydrolate is a condensation that forms during the distillation of flowers and contains water-soluble plant substances and essential oils. The ingredients of the hydrolate give rose water a positive effect on the body and mind. Interestingly, rose water eliminates sadness. Inhaling rose water and spraying on the head and face makes the body relax. The release of "endorphins" in the brain allows people to feel relieved and relaxed.
Rose water is also used to relieve headaches. The best way is to apply a cold compress with rose water for about 45 minutes Rose water is useful for relieving depression and stimulating the heart, brain, eyes, skin and is also effective in treating epilepsy. Dental problems such as periodontitis can be effectively treated with rose water. It also relieves inflammation of the gums. When used regularly, rose water can reduce gum pain and strengthen teeth. By dripping a few drops of rose water on a rotten tooth, you can relieve toothache. In addition, rose water is very effective in eliminating bad breath. Aeration of rose water is useful for the treatment of asthma and cough to relieve hoarseness, it is good to gargle with rose water. Rose water eliminates chest pain and prevents the risk of anesthesia. Inhaling rose water also helps strengthen the heart.
Drinking cold rose water removes the internal heat of the body and gives you strength
If you have a headache, put a scarf soaked in rose water on your forehead. You will be surprised how quickly you will feel better. Rose water is very effective for soothing tired and tense eyes. This is especially useful for those who have to work on the computer for long hours. Applying rose water eye drops soothes strained eyes and helps treat cataracts. If your eyes are swollen in the morning, leave the rose water in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes, then soak two cotton swabs with it and put them on your eyes. Stand like this for a few minutes and you will immediately notice how your eyes are much more relaxed and your eyes are brighter.
For radiant and young skin, the Bulgarian has long trusted the miraculous properties of rose water. It serves to cleanse, refresh and aromatize facial skin. Rose water has a tonic, emollient and moisturizing effect. Soothes irritations and helps eliminate puffiness of the skin. Ladies love rose water because of the fact that it successfully fights wrinkles. Rose water has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and soothing effect, which makes it useful for various skin problems - acne, eczema, burns, insect bites and other allergic skin conditions.
it is best to spray rose water on the skin or rub it gently with a cotton swab. Repeat this procedure in the morning and evening on a cleansed face to feel the rejuvenating properties of rose water. And a little trick - after applying it on the face, wait 2-3 minutes for it to soak into the skin. Thus, rose water is best absorbed by the body.
Need some freshness? Just put a few splashes of rose water on your body.
After shaving the skin often pimples form. Here, too, rose water can counteract this.
Soothes the affected areas of the skin and prevents further irritation. Rose water also has a positive effect on the digestive system. It can be used in teas and salads as a natural detoxifier, for constipation or other digestive problems. Rose water can also be used as a mouthwash, as it provides a refreshing and pleasant taste. However, you should know that it is not a substitute for ordinary mouthwash.
You can also use rose water as a mask for exhausted and damaged hair. In a bowl, mix a glass of rose water with a few drops of jojoba oil and a capsule of vitamin E. Apply the resulting mixture on the hair, emphasizing the scalp. Rub the mask with gentle massage movements for 10 minutes. Then wash with shampoo and dry your hair. Even after the first procedure you will feel how the rose water has made your hair healthier and shinier.
It smells great and takes care of dry or brittle hair. Water also helps with dandruff, itching or oily scalp because it stimulates cell renewal. The active ingredients of the rose soothe the sensitive scalp and remove excess fat without having a drying effect.
Once you like the delicate scent of a rose, you will not want to limit yourself to using it only for the skin. Rose water and oil are also increasingly used in aromatherapy. The fragrance is recommended for anyone who feels stressed and weak. If you have trouble sleeping, spray some rose water in the air in the bedroom or on the pillow. You can use a fragrant herbal pillow that contains pink petals, mint leaves and lavender flowers.

Now, back to roses in Bulgaria. Legend has it that the Damascena rose originally came from Syria, more than 400 years ago. Back then, Damascus was a very prosperous place, home to many wealthy merchants. The story begins in the home of one such merchant who had a gorgeous daughter. Every morning, his daughter would go to the garden and kiss the rosebuds awake, sharing her dreams with them. One time, a young lad from the far north arrived with her father’s caravans. Strong and brave, he had decided to seek his fortune as a caravan guard, fending off the scoundrels and bandits along the roads. And, as it tends to happen in most stories, the merchant’s daughter, upon seeing his sun-kissed blonde hair and sky-blue eyes, immediately fell in love with him. But he was a mere guardsman, a low-born nobody, and her dad was his boss. It simply wasn’t meant to be. When it was time for the lad to leave, the girl rushed to him, tears in her eyes, and presented him with a rosebud. “I might not be able to come with you, but please take this rose”, she said. “Every spring, this rose will bloom for you, as a symbol of my love”. They said farewell, and he left, never to see her again.
When the lad returned to his homeland, he planted the Damascena Rose in the valley surrounding his village. Not long after, the entire valley was covered in roses, which also gave it its current name – Rose Valley. Today, the roses there bloom during May and June, during the most wonderful hours of the morning. Far from the scorching sands of the desert, under the gentle caress of the Bulgarian spring, the roses became even more beautiful. Now known as the Queen of Roses, the rosebuds that the young man brought from many miles away have made Bulgaria famous far and wide with their delicate features and superb aroma. And the rose oil, produced from them is second to none.

Undeniable Camel Milk Benefits For Skin Care

In the harsh conditions of deserts, you will often hear camel men saying ‘Water is soul, but camel milk is life!’

Popularly known as ‘insulin’ of the future by many, camel milk is highly promising for your body. It’s because camel milk is linked to better insulin sensitivity due to its natural insulin content. Be it skincare, face or hair care, camel milk excels in all!

Did you know that camel milk can be used as a supplement to a mother’s milk? Yes, it’s true. Not only this, but it is also used for various other objectives.

Camel milk curbs hunger, smoothens your skin, has higher amounts of GABA, , lowers high fasting blood glucose level, and what not!

Camel milk for skin is popular because it is helpful in treating skin disorders like acne, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and so on. Camel milk has a ‘high amount of a -hydroxyl acid’ which pumps and smoothens the skin. From using it as a source of   nutrition for the nomadic culture to skin repairing and nourishing, camel milk is a boon for the human body. Camel milk for skincare and face is commercially sold globally and is available online in  powdered versions.

Camel Milk Benefits For Skin 

For the ones whose skin is as dry as the Sahara Desert, you’ll find the remedy in the desert itself. Camel Milk is a perfect substitute for all the beauty products that you’ve been using for acne, skin irritation, skin whitening, and so on. There are uncountable camel milk skin benefits that are beginning to make waves. There’s camel milk for acne, irritation, eczema, wrinkles, camel milk for skin whitening, and innumerable skin problems. Honestly, camel milk benefits for skin will astonish you.

How to Have Perfect Skin

Everyone has had to deal with one skin issue or another at some point in their lives, whether it's acne, dryness, sensitivity, oiliness, discoloration, or wrinkles. While it’s impossible to avoid these problems altogether, you can take steps to minimize them or manage them. Try to set realistic expectations for your skin, and don’t get discouraged if it takes a few months to see the results from your new skincare routine. If you have any questions about your skin, talk to a dermatologist.

1. Figure out your skin type. Wash your face and pat it dry, then wait for an hour. Press a clean tissue to your nose, chin, cheeks, and forehead, and then look to see if there’s an oil residue on the tissue. This can help you decide if you have oily, dry, or normal skin.If there’s no oily residue on the tissue and your skin doesn’t feel tight or dry, you have normal skin.

If there is oily residue on the tissue, you have oily skin. You may also be prone to acne.

If there’s no oily residue on the tissue but your skin is tight and flaky, you have dry skin.

Combination skin means that your skin can be dry and oily. It might be flaky and rough around the edges, but oily along the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin). Combination skin tends to have visible pores only in the T-zone area.

If you have sensitive skin, your skin might get red and irritated very easily.

If you can see fine lines or wrinkles in your skin, you have aging skin.

2. Choose moisturizing products if you have dry skin. If your skin feels tight, dry, or is flaky, you probably have dry skin. Try to avoid products that dry your skin out, like salicylic acid, and go for heavy moisturizers and hydration-boosting products.

If you have really dry skin, like chapped cheeks or lips in the winter, try a thick ointment, like petroleum jelly.

3.Stay away from oil-based products if you have oily skin. Having oily skin means your face produces a surplus of oil throughout the day. While it’s still important to moisturize your face, you should stay away from cleansers and makeup removers that have more oil in them so you don’t overload your skin.Go for products that say “oil-free” or “noncomedogenic.

If you’re struggling with your oily skin, try using blotting paper throughout the day to gently remove some of the oil from your face. Blotting paper is a thin, tissue-paper like sheet that collects oil gently (and you can even use it on top of makeup).

4. Stick to gentle, light products if you are acne-prone. Similar to oily skin, acne-prone skincare is all about staying away from heavy products that might clog your pores. Look for ones that say “oil-free” or “won’t clog pores” as you search for cleansers, moisturizers, and makeup remover products.

Some products that treat acne can be drying, so make sure you keep a good moisturizer on hand to use every day.

5. Go for products with less than 10 ingredients if you have sensitive skin. Sensitive skin needs a little bit of special treatment so you don’t irritate it. As you look for products, try to find ones that have less than 10 ingredients on the back of the bottle to ensure that you aren’t going to make your skin itchy or dry

Fragrances are often very irritating for sensitive skin. Above all else, pick products that don’t smell like anything.

If you’re worried about how your skin might react to a new product, try testing it on a small patch of your face or neck for 24 hours before you use it all over. If you have any redness or itching in that spot, don’t use the product.

6. Pick products that are moisturizing and hydrating if your skin is aging. As you get older, your skin may start to wrinkle and not be as elastic. While this is totally normal, adding some hydration to your skin can help slow down the process and brighten up your face. Stick to products that are moisturizing and lock in hydration if you have aging skin.You should also pick products that have SPF in them, as aging skin is very prone to sun damage.

Look for products that say “anti-aging” on them, but be wary of unrealistic promises (look 10 years younger in 1 week!).




What to do about pigmentation

Skin pigmentation can be unsightly for some individuals with it, or psychologically troubling for others who it affects. For anyone looking to reduce the appearance of different colored patches of skin, there are several home remedies for pigmentation that may help. Pigmentation is the coloring of the skin. Melanin is a type of pigment in the skin. The skin cells create melanin to protect from damage that UV light causes. People have different levels of melanin in their skin, which accounts for their skin’s overall color. However, the skin may create too much melanin in a specific area, causing the skin to darken. This is hyperpigmentation.

Hyperpigmentation tends only to affect patches of skin, though in some cases it may affect the whole body.

Home remedies may not work in every case, and there are also times when an individual should see a doctor for a full diagnosis and medical treatment.

Home remedies for pigmentation

In many cases, hyperpigmentation may respond well to simple home remedies.

Home remedies aim to either replenish and protect the cells or replace hyperpigmented cells with fresh, new cells.

Most home remedies involve acids and antioxidants  in certain household products, which may protect and balance the skin.

Dermatologists use many acids as chemical peels to help with skin issues, such as acne and pigmentation. These chemicals include:

  • lactic acid
  • citric acid
  • glycolic acid
  • salicylic acid

Household products do not expose the skin to as much of these acids as a chemical peel in the dermatologist’s office. However, they may still have mild effects and help improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation.

Camel’s milk unique composition makes perfect sense

The unique composition of camel milk makes perfect sense to be a leading skincare ingredient and now is gaining momentum for its use in natural skincare along with its ability to heal and balance the skin, leaving it noticeably radiant, softer and supple.

Camel milk has a unique fatty acid and alpha hydroxyl acid composition. Fatty acids are essentially what keeps you skin radiant and supple and usually have superior moisturizing and antioxidant qualities.

Oleic Acid, one of the fatty acids found in camel’s milk in higher concentrations is an Omega 9 non-essential fatty acid, which has known moisturizing qualities and potent antioxidant properties that help slow down aging and prevent premature wrinkles and fine lines. Oleic Acid contains compounds that strengthen the integrity of cell membranes and fosters the repair of damaged cells, which could play a role in treating skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea and psoriasis. It is also anti-inflammatory and boosts the local skin immune system and promotes the production of white blood cells. The antioxidant properties of Oleic Acid help neutralize the action of harmful free radicals and reduce oxidative damage to the skin.

Another unique fatty acid found in camel milk is palmitic acid, which is also one of the most prevalent fatty acids in the human body. As skin ages, palmitic acid levels can drop. Palmitic acid is readily absorbed into the skin cell membranes and in this way, is a potent anti-aging fatty acid. Research has suggested that palmitic acid can assist in cell rejuvenation that helps heal skin.

AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) have been used in skincare since the early nineties with new discoveries around what they do and how they behave on skin. We now know so much more about AHAs which happen to be naturally forming in camel’s milk. AHAs improve the skin's texture and assist in normalizing skin function through gentle exfoliation. AHAs dissolve the tiny ionic bonds that hold the stratum carenum skin cells together, helping to remove the dead skin that are on the surface. If your skin is looking a little dull or is looking more lined or dryer than normal, this is a good indicator that you have a build-up of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. After some gentle exfoliation the skin reflects light and radiance, making it look smoother and more vital.

AHAs are also anti-aging and help to stimulate the production of collagen in the deeper layers of the skin, which is one of the foundations of the skin’s structure that gives skin its youthful and firm appearance. This production of collagen helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and has a firming action on the skin. AHAs also are used in professional skin treatments and homecare products to reduce hyper-pigmentation, dark patches or spots on the skin and treat acne. AHA’s are very effective when treating most skin conditions as they assist with the skin functioning in a way that is healthy and balanced.

Your skin is a thriving ecosystem reflecting your health and vitality and is home to billions of living organisms. Camel milk is bursting with wonderful constituents that your skin biome loves. It is the perfect superfood for your skin which helps to restore the skin biome and therefore improve the overall texture and appearance of your skin.

Apple cider vinegar

Many people use apple cider vinegar  on the skin to try and lighten unwanted pigmentation. Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid, which may act as a mild chemical peel in some cases. Apple cider vinegar also contains polyphenols. These act as antioxidants and may protect skin cells. However, there is little direct evidence about the use of apple cider vinegar for hyperpigmentation. Some people may find it helpful, but they must be sure to use the product correctly. To use this remedy, apply 1 part apple cider vinegar and 1 part water to the pigmented area for a few minutes, twice daily. Rinse the area thoroughly afterward. Keep an eye out for any signs of irritation, and stop using the vinegar if irritation appears in the area.

Yogurt or milk

Yogurt and milk both contain lactic acid, which is a common ingredient in chemical peels for the skin. The small quantities in these foods may help with mild hyperpigmentation as well.

Applying yogurt or milk directly to the pigmented area or soaking a cotton ball in milk and applying it to the area may both be helpful home remedies.

People should let the yogurt or milk sit for a few minutes, and then rinse the area thoroughly and apply moisturizer. Repeating this process two times a day may help some people improve their skin spots.

Green tea

Green tea and its main active ingredient, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), may help alter pigmentation of the skin in some cases.

EGCG is an antioxidant compound that could help block the processes in cells that lead to over pigmentation. The green tea leaves themselves also contain gallic acid and ellagic acid, which may help improve skin.

However, the authors note that more research in people is necessary to support these theories.

For people who want to use this remedy, taking an oral EGCG supplement or applying a wet green tea bag to the pigmented area for a few minutes each day may help.

Vitamin C

Potential home remedies for hyperpigmentation, including vitamin C. In forms such as ascorbic acid or citric acid, vitamin C may help alter the appearance of the skin.

However, the review also notes that the varying levels of vitamin C in foods make it very difficult to quantify its effects. However, the researchers also observed that vitamin C has virtually no side effects and that combining it with other options may increase its effectiveness.

Applying accessible sources of vitamin C, such as grapefruit, lemon, or papaya , to the skin may help increase the antioxidants on the surface and lighten the cells over time.

People can use these sources along with other home remedies for pigmentation to achieve better results. It is worth noting that vitamin C does not penetrate the skin very well, however.

Red onion

Red onion, or Allium cepa, may also be a helpful skin whitening agent for some people.

Isolates from red onion blocked the cell actions that lead to excess pigmentation.

Importantly, researchers were looking at isolated compounds, rather than the onion itself. More research in humans is necessary to see if onion itself is effective, but many people still use the onion as a home remedy for pigmentation.

A simple way to use red onion is by grinding the onion up and adding it to an empty tea bag. Apply the bag to the area of hyperpigmentation, using medical tape to hold it on the skin if necessary.

Aloe vera

Applying aloe vera gel directly to the pigmented skin may also be a good way to reduce pigmentation over time.

Aloe vera’s active ingredient, called aloesin or aloin, could help reduce pigmentation of the skin.

While more studies on human skin might help give better support to these results, the initial evidence in animal models looks promising.



What is Dopamine - “the feel good hormone”

Skincare that can make you look and  feel good.  Did you know that DESERT BLISS  skincare collection is not only specially formulated with plant-powered skin benefits, but also brimming with textures, colors, and all-natural aromas that boost your mood, lift your spirits and calm your mind?

In our post-pandemic world, there has been much hype about dopamine - otherwise known as “the feel good hormone”. Like dopamine dressing and make-up, this trend is all about achieving that 'dopamine high' with bright colors and products that make you feel good. At DESERT BLISS , we believe that there is a special kind of magic inherent in our formulas and applying our natural potions during your daily rituals. Keep reading to learn more about how your AM & PM rituals can give you a dopamine boost which is not only beneficial to promoting radiant, healthy skin, but also to feeling truly relaxed, centered, and naturally beautiful.

What Is Dopamine?

Dopamine functions as a neurotransmitter in the brain. While the brain is a very complex organ, the dopamine circuit is fairly simple to understand by thinking of it as the body’s rewards system. According to Healthline, “dopamine is released when your brain is expecting a reward” and functions on a cycle of, “motivation, reward, and reinforcement”. So whatever brings you pleasure - anything from shopping, to sex, to exercise, to aromatherapy - your brain will send messages to your body to continually seek these out for another ‘feel good’ experience. Even colours, such as bright yellow, blue, pink and orange can have a dopamine effect by elevating your mood. Daily rituals, such as drinking coffee every morning or applying skincare products can also bring about a dopamine boost. At DESERT BLISS our skincare collection features potent botanical ingredients and nutrient-dense, aromatherapeutic formulas that not only nourish your skin, but also make for a beauty ritual you will crave time and time again.


Rosemary with camel milk is very healing, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial which makes it effective at helping to heal and prevent acne, balance natural oils and soothe inflammation and redness. It also eases stress, increases energy and relieves fatigue. Studies have shown that inhaling rosemary oil can also increase concentration and focus. We recommend awakening your senses with this Natural light foam and shower gel  in your morning routine and then throughout the day (you can say 'goodbye' to low mood. Put  generously over your face, neck and body if you need a naturally energizing boost.

DESERT BLISS  most popular daily moisturizer. This natural Bulgarian rose water which is simultaneously calming and uplifting. This natural water is also decongesting and antibacterial, helping to keep pores clean and preventing bacterial breakouts. It soothes inflammation and boosts circulation to promote radiant, healthy skin.

Love this smell. It doesn’t just make your skin feel good it makes you feel good and is a great start to every day.

Is Glycerin Good for Your Skin & Face?

Behind water and camel milk , glycerin is one of the most frequently reported ingredients in cosmetics. It’s also a major ingredient in creams, soaps, shower gels . Using glycerin in its pure form is growing in popularity but there are things consumers need to be aware of if choosing to do this. The glycerin can positively affect your skin in a number of ways. Keep reading to find out how.

What is glycerin?

Glycerin, also known as glycerol, is a natural compound derived from vegetable oils or animal fats. It’s a clear, colorless, odorless, and syrupy liquid with a sweet taste.

Glycerin is a humectant a type of moisturizing agent that pulls water into the outer layer of your skin from deeper levels of your skin and the air. A humectant is a common moisturizing agent found in lotions, shampoos, and other beauty products used for your hair and skin. They’re known for their ability to retain moisture while also preserving the overall properties of the product at hand.

In skin care products, glycerin is commonly used for moisturizing agent, to trap the moisture it draws into the skin.

Glycerin is “the most effective humectant” available to increase hydration on the top layer of your skin, in comparison with numerous others, including:

Glycerin skin benefits

  • hydrate the outer layer of the skin epidermis
  • improve skin barrier function
  • provide protection against skin irritants
  • accelerate wound-healing processes
  • relieve dry skin
  • may help with psoriasis

Can glycerin irritate my skin?

As a humectant, glycerin draws water from the nearest source. Especially in low humidity conditions, the nearest source of water is the lower levels of your skin. This can dehydrate the skin, even to the point of blistering.

Because blistering can occur with undiluted glycerin or glycerin that’s not diluted enough, it’s a good idea to use products that have glycerin as an ingredient rather than using pure glycerin.

Many proponents of natural cosmetics recommend diluting glycerin with rosewater, as rosewater is thought to hydrate the skin and refine pores. A  rose had positive antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on the skin.

Additionally,  a combination of glycerin and hyaluronic acid, improves skin barrier function for up to 24 hours after application.

When choosing products with glycerin for your skin, consider talking with a dermatologist first to learn more about your specific skin type and what product would be best.

One option also available is glycerin soap , which is generally recommended for people with sensitive skin.

What benefits does glycerin soap offer?

Unlike many OTC soaps,  camel milk balm soap DESERT BLISS with glycerin is 100%-natural. It doesn’t contain alcohol, fragrances, or other chemical-based ingredients that could irritate your skin.

This makes Desert Bliss camel milk  soap friendly and a great option for people with sensitive skin.

Your skin’s natural oils are often stripped during the bathing process, whether from hot water or harsh products. Glycerin can help lock in your skin’s natural moisture and prevent over-drying.

This may be especially beneficial if you experience drying conditions like:

  • acne
  • eczema
  • dry skin
  • psoriasis
  • rozacea

At the same time, Desert bliss camel milk soap with glycerin is non greasy. This means it’s a good choice for anyone with oily or combination skin. Glycerin may also have  anti-aging benefits. According to a mice study reported , the ingredient can help even out your skin tone and texture. This may reduce the appearance of fine lines and other surface blemishes.