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A Cure for Acne?
Posted on March 27th, 2011 at 12:47 pm by and

Let’s face it having gorgeous makeup on wont really hide any blemishes and sometimes, in my opinion, it will only draw more attention to your problem areas. So, I went ahead and did a little bit of research and also interviewed two licensed dermatologists, Dr. Katherine Baker and Dr. Anthony Thompson, to have their take on this issue.

Teen Acne Versus Adult Acne:

•Teen Acne: during my interview with Dr. Thompson, I found out that teen acne, which typically arises during puberty, begins when your body starts to produce hormones known as “androgens”.

“Improper skin care, food allergies, and nutritional imbalances are also known to cause teenage acne. Heredity can also be responsible for teen acne. If either of your parents experienced acne as a teenager, it is most likely that you will as well,” Dr. Thompson said.

•Adult Acne: Dr. Thompson explained to me that stress, stopping birth control pills, pregnancy, prescribed medicine, menopause, and oily skin are all known to cause adult acne.

“Adult acne has become a very common problem… Adults between 23 to 50 still experience regular breakouts and it can be difficult to treat because adult skin has other issues such as wrinkles,” Dr. Thompson said.

Types of Acne:

After browsing the internet for a while I came across a very informative website that lists all the different types of acne from papules to fulminans. Please check it out Click Me

An Acne Cure:

During my interview with Dr. Baker, she explained to me that there is no cure for acne, but that there is a way that a person can control it.

“What really frustrates me is those different websites and ads on the internet that claim to ‘cure acne in three days’ and what those products actually do is irritate the skin even more, and cause more acne,” Baker said.

•Acne Do’s :

¤ If you have dry skin look for a facial cleanser that contains chamomile because it’s known to calm the skin and is quite gentle.

¤If you have oily skin look for a facial cleanser that has two percent salicylic acid.

¤Look for a spot treatment that has both salicylic acid as well as benzoyl peroxide.

¤ Use a face scrub twice a week, to get rid of dead skin cells that can cause acne, make sure the scrub is made for your skin type.

¤Use a moisturizer twice a day, even if you have oily skin, just make sure it’s non-oily.

¤Drink 8 glasses of water per day.

¤Eat plenty of organic fruits and vegetables that keep your skin healthy, since they’re filled with vitamins and antioxidants.

¤Change your pillow case every other day, to get rid of any bacteria.

¤Take a multi-vitamin every day.

¤Use organic or mineralized makeup.

¤If you have severe and painful acne, make sure you consult a dermatologist.

•Acne Dont’s:

¤ Never pick or pop acne, because it will only spread the bacteria even more and cause more acne.

¤Stay away from foods rich in oil such as fast foods and chocolate.

¤Never go to sleep with makeup on.

¤If you have oily hair, make sure you wash it every day, because it could spread to your face and cause more acne.

¤Stay away from sugary soft drinks.

To learn more about different acne tips, I found a great site that lists a whole range of cool home remedies, check it out Click Me

I also found a great video on YouTube that gives a further discussion about acne.

Is There a Secret to Flawless Skin?
Posted on February 19th, 2011 at 1:00 am by and

Imagine this, you walk into a room filled with people, you might know a friend or a co-worker, and so you start a conversation. Your friend might compliment your hair, dress or even makeup saying something like, “Wow your makeup looks beautiful,” while this is a nice compliment, I think it would be a bigger compliment if she says something like, “Wow you look beautiful!”. The most important thing to think about before makeup is making sure you have a suitable skin care routine. Choosing the right products might work for your friend, but not for you. We all have different skin types that require different products. A salesperson might say, “oh you should try this, because you have blemishes and all the celebrities are using it,” but trust me the only person who knows your skin best is you. I think all the salesperson is trying to do is reach your wallet. It’s all about trial and error, I’m not going to sit here and rave about a specific product, but I am going to tell you that there is a general routine that we all should follow.

Never, Never, Never go to bed with makeup on! I can’t tell you how bad this is for your skin. All your doing is clogging up your pores that can cause acne and make you age faster. When you go to bed you want to make sure that your skin can breathe.

Find a good face cleanser that’s suitable for your skin type. If you have oily skin make sure your cleanser is oil free. Whatever, your skin type is make sure that the cleanser is made for your skin type. Also, make sure that your using the cleanser twice a day, morning and night.

After washing your face with a cleanser, you must use a good toner. Use a cotton pad and wipe the product in an outward direction. Use the toner twice a day following your cleanser.

After the toner, you must use a moisturizer, even if your skin is oily, just make sure it’s oil free. Use the moisturizer twice a day.

Before going to bed, If you have any problems areas on your skin, use a spot treatment. If you have acne choose a product with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. But if you have dry skin, make sure that the product also includes tea tree oil so the treatment isn’t drying out your skin even more and causing more acne.

Use a face scrub made for your skin type twice a week, to remove any dead skin cells that can clog up your pores and cause blemishes.

Vitamins are not just healthy for your body, they can also make you skin glow. Make sure that your taking one capsule daily that includes all types of vitamins such as vitamin A, E, & C.

Finally, no matter what your age is, you must always use an eye cream before going to bed, just use a quarter dime size and dab it underneath your eyes, moving in an outward direction.