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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!





          Sunday, November 16, 2014

          Fruit Acid 15% Gel Peel Review

          November 16, 2014 3 Comments
          Hello everyone!

          I was given the opportunity to try out the Fruit Acid 15% Gel Peel Enhanced with Kojic Acid by Refresh Skin Therapy.  In this post I will tell you everything you need to know about the product and I'll also share my experience and photos of my results so far.  So let's get started...

          Product description:

          Fruit Acid 15% Gel Peel  Enhanced with Kojic Acid - 1 fl oz / 30 ml


          A Professional At-Home Alpha Hydroxy (AHA) Chemical Peel of Glycolic, Lactic, and Pyruvic Acids.
          • Ideal for age spots, dry dull skin, freckles, sun spots, increasing skin radiance and luminosity, acne scars, skin lightening, post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, melasma, reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
          • Enhanced with Kojic acid, a natural skin brightener / skin lightener with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, naturally used in the making of Sake, Japanese rice wine.  Kojic Acid fades dark spots and inhibits melanin production, a safe and natural alternative to hydroquinone.
          • Glycolic Acid, naturally derived from sugar cane, increases skin's natural collagen production and levels of dermal hyaluronic acid (skin's natural moisture barrier) promoting a more youthful appearance. Successfully addresses uneven skin tone, skin laxity, and skin clarity.
          • Made in the USA, High quality product produced in an FDA-registered facility certified GMP - Good Manufacturing Practices Product, to guarantee quality and safety of the product.
          • Alcohol free
          • Paraben free
          • Phthalate free
          • Vegan
          • No artificial colors, fragrance, or preservatives
          • Not tested on animals

          Price:

          $32.95 from Amazon
          £29.95 from Amazon UK

          Directions:

          Cleanse skin.  Spread a thin layer of Fruit Acid Gel over entire face and neck using fingers or gauze, leave on for 1 to 3 minutes, depending on tolerance.  Can be layered for deeper exfoliation.  Rinse with plenty of cool water to neutralize the solution.  Recommended for all skin types.  Can be layered on top of other peels to increase their effectiveness.  Can be used 3-5 times per week.

          Ingredients:

          Purified Water, Natural Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic, Lactic & Pyruvic Acids), Xanthan Gum.

          Indications:

          Dry rough skin, uneven skin tone, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, dark spots, melasma, hyper-pigmentation, enlarged pores, comedones, clogged pores, acne, post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, rosacea, sun spots, age spots, stretch marks, photo-damage.

          My experience:

          I have done professional herbal peels before and I was extremely disappointed with the whole experience.  Not only were they painful and uncomfortable, I also didn't see any improvement in my skin.  However, I've never used an at-home peel before and I must say, I was very eager to try this product but a little nervous at the same time.  When I read on the box, "FOR PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY" I couldn't help feeling worried.  However, I followed the directions and I was actually very surprised at how simple the peel is to use.  

          I apply a thin, even layer of peel on my face, using a cotton ball.  The cotton ball does not soak the peel up because the peel is gel based.  The first time I used it I left it on for 2 minutes  but by the second use I was able to leave the peel on my face for  3 minutes without any irritation.  After 3 minutes I rinse my face well with cold water and apply pure Aloe Vera gel to prevent dryness.

          The second time I used the peel,  I felt my skin tightening (about ten minutes after I rinsed my face) but the feeling only lasted for a few short minutes.  I haven't experiences any redness, irritation, itching or flaking with this peel, I was prepared to feel some sort of discomfort but fortunately I did not!  

          By the end of my first peel my skin felt softer and smoother.  Did I see any big results?  YES!!  My skin is glowing.  My active acne has drastically improved and so did my acne scaring! 



          Refresh Skin Therapy claims that with this peel "complexion is noticeably brighter and more even after first application" and  "it erases fine lines, shrinks pores, improves oily and problematic skin, clears pores and prevents breakouts."  I can say that it really does what it claims to do!  I am highly impressed with this product and can’t wait to see what it will do for me in the future as I keep using it.

          Overall, I've had a wonderful experience with this product.  My skin is brighter and softer.  If you're looking for a gentle product to eliminate acne scars, dark spots and even fight the signs of ageing, this peel is worth giving a try. 







          I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

          Thursday, November 06, 2014

          VIVANT SKIN CARE Mandelic Acid 3-IN-1 Exfoliating Cleanser Review + Giveaway

          November 06, 2014 9 Comments
          Hello everyone!

          Today I'm reviewing the VIVANT SKIN CARE Mandelic Acid 3-IN-1 Exfoliating Cleanser and my US readers can also enter the giveaway!

          Vivant Skin Care is from the scientist who made skin look healthier... James E. Fulton M.D. PhD, the researcher, cosmetic surgeon and dermatologist who developed vitamin A acid, later known as Retin A.

          Product description:

          VIVANT SKIN CARE Mandelic Acid 3-IN-1 Exfoliating Cleanser - 8 fl oz (236.58 ml) or 16 fl oz (473.176 ml)

          Combines exfoliating beads with Mandelic Acid to restore healthy skin.  Great daily face and body cleanser for adult acne with oily skin.  Helps prevent ingrown hairs.


          Price:

          $33 (8 fl oz) and $59.50 (16 fl oz) from Vivant Skin Care website 

          Skin Types: 

          Combination, Oily.

          Directions: 

          Start usage every other day.  Shake well before use.  Apply in circular motion to face, neck, chest and body.  After several minutes, rinse thoroughly with water.  Increase to once or twice daily as tolerated.

          Key Ingredients: 

          Smooth Granules, Mandelic Acid, Green Tea Extract, Kiwi Fruit Extract, Honey Extract, Grape Extract.

          The Benefits of Vivant Skin Care Mandelic 3-in-1 Wash:

          This powerful yet gentle antioxidant wash has Mandelic derived from almonds, green tea extract, grape seed, kiwi fruit and honey extracts.   Mandelic is ideal for adult acne because of its anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.  On blotchy skin it "lifts" skin discolorations and dark spots, while also having the beneficial side effect of rejuvenating fine lines by helping to generate new collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.
          A powerful yet gentler form of Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Mandelic is also ideal for treating sensitive Black, Hispanic, and Asian skin that becomes irritated by harsh benzoyl peroxide products.

          Helps ingrown hairs and can also be used as a shampoo on scalp to control dandruff and acne.

          My experience:

          I tried various high-end facial cleansers for my acne prone skin and I must confess, I love this product.  Besides exfoliating gently, it also has the ability to correct uneven pigment while clearing pores.  Not only does my face feels smoother, it also looks much smoother.  Oh, and did I mention that the Vivant Skin Care Mandelic 3-in-1 Wash also prevents breakouts.  My skin has never looked better!
          I recommend this cleanser to anyone dealing with adult acne.  It really works!
          Also, you can check out their whole line, here.

          I’m excited that one of my US readers is going to get to try this as well, thanks to Vivant Skin Care!  Leave a comment below, then click here:
          Enter giveaway

          This giveaway is open to the US only.  The sponsor is responsible for delivery of all prizes.  This giveaway is not associated with or endorsed by Twitter, Facebook or any other social media site.  
          Visit Vivant Skin Care:





          I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

          Wednesday, October 01, 2014

          Adult acne and hormonal imbalances

          October 01, 2014 0 Comments
          Hello everyone!
          Although acne usually begins in puberty, it is not restricted to any particular age group.  Adults in their twentiesthirtiesforties even fifties can develop acne.  
          Acne after puberty affects women more often than men.  Even women who managed to avoid breakouts as teenagers can be affected by hormonal acne later in life.  In women, up to 60% of acne breakouts are hormone-related
          Hormonal acne can be identified by the location of the blemishes.  Acne located beneath the cheekbones and along the jawline is often more likely to be related to hormonal issues than acne across the forehead or the bridge of the nose.

          cystic acne

          Hormonal imbalances can be caused by:
          • Emotional stress 
          • Physical stress
          • Hormones in animal products
          • Xenoestrogens 
          • Phytoestrogens
          • Contraceptive pills
          • Bad Diet/Poor Nutrition
          • Genetic predisposition
          Tips: 

          Watch what you eat!  Recent studies suggest that high-glycemic foods such as refined grains and processed sugars may, in fact, trigger acne breakouts.  Low glycemic foods such as whole grains, lean meat, and fish may keep acne at bay because they stabilise blood sugar and prevent insulin spikes.  
          You can decrease the effect of hormonal acne by getting enough sleep, drinking plenty of water, eating lots of vegetables and exercising to reduce stress.

          If you think you might have hormonal acne, the best thing to do is to discuss it with your health care provider.

          Do you suffer from adult acne?  If you have more tips on how to deal with adult/hormonal acne, leave a comment below! 





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