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Showing posts with label acne awareness month. Show all posts
Showing posts with label acne awareness month. Show all posts

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The best 10 DIY vegan acne treatments

June 11, 2020 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

This blog is turning 10 in a few months and that means that I have been sharing DIY acne recipes with you, my readers, for almost a decade.  I have been vegan for the last five years and yes, you can still find non-vegan DIY beauty recipes on this blog.  These are namely recipes that include ingredients like yoghurt and honey.  Since June is Acne Awareness Month,  today's post is a roundup of my best ten DIY vegan acne treatments.  This way you can find them all in one handy post.  If you want me to make a roundup post on non-vegan recipes, leave a comment and let me know.

Amongst my top 10, I included; a cleansing method, a toner, two face masks, a scrub, two facial serums, and a spot treatment.  All DIYs are very easy to make, they require very few, simple ingredients and the method is easy to follow.

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Below are the links for the 10 blog posts.  I also included the key ingredients (not the full list of ingredients) of each recipe or treatment for your convenience.  Visit the linked DIY for the full list and the step by step method.   In each DIY I post, I explain the properties and benefits of each ingredient and why it is used in a specific recipe.


Key ingredients: lemon and tomato

Key ingredient: I think you can guess this one!

Key ingredients: lemon essential oil and sandalwood essential oil 

Key ingredients: aloe vera gel and tea tree oil or lavender essential oil

Key ingredient: extra virgin olive oil

Key ingredients: baking soda and raw honey or coconut oil for a vegan version

Key ingredients: banana, baking soda and ground turmeric

Key ingredients: aloe vera, castor oil and vegetable glycerin

Key ingredients: coconut oil and tea tree oil

10.  DIY toner?!
Key ingredients: apple cider vinegar and green tea


You can find many more recipes and tips to help you fight acne on Cosette's Beauty Pantry; you can either use the "Search This Blog" button or click the "DIY & Natural Beauty" and "Acne" sections for more posts. 


If you suffer from acne I suggest you read my previous articles about Acne Awareness Month:



If you found this post helpful let me know.  I can write similar posts on various topics in the future if you like!


Monday, June 22, 2015

Acne awareness month | What type of acne do you have?

June 22, 2015 2 Comments
Hello everyone!

This is my third "Acne Awareness Month" post.  If you want to read the previous two, here are the links:

Today's post is about the different types of acne and how they can be treated.  If you are battling acne, you probably already know that there are different types of acne.

What type of acne do you have?

 Whiteheads or blackheads.  Papules, pustules and nodules.  So why do you need to learn all these names?  Because knowledge is the best weapon.  The infographic below details treatments plans for each type of acne, whether it's mild, moderate or severe.


Via: Effortless Skin
Let me know your thoughts.  If you have any advice or tips to share, please comment below, I’d love to hear from you.




Sunday, June 21, 2015

Acne awareness month | Get over acne

June 21, 2015 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

In yesterday's post, I talked about Acne Awareness Month and I also gave 12 tips that can help you manage your acne.  You can read the post here.

Today I want to give you some acne facts that can help you deal with your acne.

Get over acne

Who Gets Acne?

Acne is the most common skin disease.  People of all races and ages get acne.  But it is most common in teenagers and young adults.  An estimated 80 percent of all people between the ages of 11 and 30 have acne outbreaks at some point.  Some people in their forties and fifties still get acne.

What Causes Acne?

Acne is a clogged pore.  Therefore, acne is caused by:
  • a pore’s opening being blocked,
  • excess production of sebum (the substance in the pores), or
  • a combination of both factors.
Doctors think certain factors might cause it:
  • The hormone increase in teenage years 
  • Hormone changes during pregnancy
  • Heredity (if your parents had acne, you might get it, too)
  • Some types of medicine
  • Some skin care, make-up and hair products (acne cosmetica).
Getting treatment for your acne can be a tough decision.  What is the best way to get rid of pimples?  Should you buy over the counter treatments?   Should you change your diet?  See a doctor?  Find out the answers to these questions and more, in the infographic below.

What you need to know to get over acne

Via: AcneTreatment.net

Remember, acne can and should be treated, but there is no known cure for this condition.  Preventing acne from forming is the best way to control it.

Do you suffer from acne too?  How do you treat it?  Do you have any tips you want to share? Leave a comment below!

Have an awesome day! 






Saturday, June 20, 2015

Acne awareness month | Managing your acne

June 20, 2015 3 Comments
Hello everyone!

The American Acne and Rosacea Society (AARS) declared June, National Acne Awareness Month back in 2009 to bring awareness to the issue and inform health care providers about acne.  
Acne awareness month Managing your acne

As I already told you, I've been battling acne since I was 11 or 12 years old and it is not easy.  Today I want to give you some tips:
  1. Wash your face twice a day and after sweating.
  2. Commit to washing your face before and after your workout.  Sweat can get trapped under your make-up and potentially cause acne, and post-workout session sweat can cause more acne.
  3. Be gentle with your skin. Use gentle products, such as those that are alcohol-free. 
  4. Don't forget to change your pillowcases regularly.  If you use your cases for days on end without changing them, they can cause the dead skin cells and other bacteria to transfer on your face.
  5. Wipe your glasses.  If you wear glasses regularly, "dirt" (oil, sweat, make-up) will quickly build up on the frames and nose piece. This "dirt" can easily transfer to your skin and lead to breakouts.
  6. Make sure you clean your phone daily.  The phone can accumulate huge amounts of bacteria because it is constantly handled.
  7. Keep your hands off your face.  Touching your skin throughout the day can cause more acne.
  8. If you spend a large amount of time indoors, especially in an air-conditioned room, it can affect your skin.  The AC takes away the moisture out of the air and will leave your skin feeling dry and prone to irritation.
  9. Let your skin heal naturally.  If you pick your acne, your skin will take longer to clear and you increase the risk of getting acne scars.
  10. Feed your skin from the inside out by eating healthier foods.  Look for foods with lots of vitamins and antioxidants.
  11. Drink lots of water!  You will hydrate your skin and help get rid of toxins.
  12. Consult a dermatologist if:
          • Your acne makes you shy or embarrassed.
          • The products you've tried have not worked.
          • Your acne is leaving scars.

          Also, check out some of my previous acne related posts:


          I hope you found this helpful!  If you have any questions or tips leave them in the comments section below.

          Have a great day!