3-Point Checklist: Thanksgiving-Free Acne
With Thanksgiving being just a few days
away, our schedules become hectic with traveling to our nearby families,
grocery shopping and decorating. Let’s not get distracted by this holiday’s
baked turkey, bread stuffing, potatoes, cranberries and the delicious pumpkin
pie. Not only will the food be present but those flashing cameras with Facebook
posts as well! Want to be photo-ready? You are at the right place!
Thanksgiving is not only a time to fill
our stomachs but rather to be grateful and appreciate the things that we
currently have. AcnEase would like to
thank our loyal clients for believing and choosing our products for their
acne-prone skin and to also thank new users for trying and adding these products
to their medicine cabinets. To ensure a time well spent during this
Thanksgiving, here are 3 steps you should follow to ensure healthy, clear
glowing skin throughout the holidays.
1. - Before the feast:
Travel. Whether you are
catching a plane, train, subway or any form of transportation, be sure to plan
ahead and pack your skincare products in travel size containers since traveling can bring about stress which is not
good for acne. Give yourself enough time to adhere to your usual routine and as
always, include AcnEase®.
Grocery shopping. Avoid indulging
fat-rich products like cream, butter and cheeses since these may affect
hormonal balance within our bodies and may impact our sebaceous glands by
encouraging them to create excess sebum. This excess sebum clogs pores and
allows the bacteria that causes acne to flourish. We recommend a moderate
intake of only organic dairy products. Fall
harvest foods such as pumpkin, squash, sweet
potatoes, brussels sprouts and green beans are great for your skin! For the
best clear skin, it is advised to steam, boil or sauté vegetables for the best
intake of the advantages such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, factors
promoting collagen production, and regulating sebum production.
Can I help? If you’re the
host and others want to help try delegating tasks and side dishes! Preparations
for the dinner can be quite stressful and when guests are willing to contribute their efforts welcome
Make-up. We all know cameras will be present to
capture these long lasting memories and we want our skin to be at the “photo
op” best. Using the wrong makeup or following bad
skincare habits could actually accentuate the pimples you are trying so hard to
hide. Use products that are paraben-free, sulfate free, oil-free or
non-comedogenic. Concealers are best for
covering last minute pimples, under-eye circles and those often present acne
scars. Ensure you use the best type with the perfect shade for your skin.
2. - During the
Be your own bartender! Choose wine or
straight alcohol over mixed
drinks high in sugar. Red wine is preferred over white unless you have rosacea,
in which case avoid red wine. Straight liquor can either be consumed as a shot
or over ice. A refreshing blend of alcohol and water with a squeeze of lime or
lemon is another suggested way to drink and minimize the impacts of your acne.
Citrus contains vitamin C, an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, which
contributes to clear healthy skin. Avoid sugary cocktails which lead to
inflammation and exacerbates acne symptoms.
Hands down! As you get your
hands dirty from eating, avoiding touching your face as face-touching can lead
to breakouts. Bacteria, grease and oils can transfer from fingertips onto the
skin. Wash your hands after eating with a mild soap in lukewarm water for about
dinner. For those of you who are eating out, and not preparing at home, avoid
choosing foods with cow’s milk, high sugar content, high glycemic foods, junk
and fast food. Increased inflammation can results from drinking too much cow’s
milk as this may spike blood sugar levels. It also increases insulin levels,
which encourage the production of skin oils (sebum). Consuming
too much sugar can spike your blood levels leading to a later acne breakout.
Glycemic foods such as white rice and white bread can trigger hormonal
fluctuations and inflammation—both of which encourage acne. We recommend trying
these holiday meals next time.
After the feast:
Catch up on
sleep! After the feast, try and take a 30 minute nap to look and feel better.
If this is not possible take a 7-8 hours of interrupted sleepp at night. Your
skin heals and rejuvenates during these restful hours.
Enzymes. With all the food
that you’re going to eat, your stomach will get overwhelmed. It’s going to have
a hard time digesting, which will lead to fermentation. Unfortunately, acne
feeds off of bacteria that reside too long in your stomach. It may be advisable
to get a digestive enzyme pill and take twice as much after your meal
especially if you are prone to heart burn.
Detox. Drinking large
volumes of green tea is great for treating your skin because of its
anti-inflammatory agents. It'll counteract the effects of sugary foods you ate
by calming the inflammation they can cause.
Facials. Have any
leftovers? Let this not go to waste! Turn your extras into relaxing and
hydrating facials with our Thanksgivings
special harvest of cranberry, yeast, sweet potato and pumpkin.
While it’s very tempting looking across a
table filled with mouth-watering foods, with the justification that it’s “only
once a year”, followed by many other holidays, it’s important to be mindful of
what you eat as this will appear on your skin afterwards. By following the
above 3 steps, this will ensure that you eat and celebrate with a peaceful mind
and spirit. AcnEase wants to thank you for your continued commitment to your
As usual, we want to hear from you! What
are you thankful for this year? Have you tried our new Rejuvel 3D? Please share
it with us in the comments below.
Bonus: Pumpkin Facial masks
packed with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which increase cell
turnover, to brighten and smooth the skin. Pumpkin contains antioxidant Vitamin A and Vitamin C to help
soften and soothe the skin and boost collagen production to prevent the signs
of aging.since it contains potasioum and zinc- it controls redness.
If you add honey and apple cider to the
mix you get a miracle fall masks that .also locks in moisture to keep your skin
plump and glowing.(honey) and reduces inflammation, and helps fight acne
( apple cider vinegar) .
- 1 small slice of pumpkin (roughly ½ cup)
- 1 raw egg
- ½ teaspoon honey
- ½ teaspoon apple
What to do?
- Puree the
pumpkin in a food processor until smooth.
- Add in egg,
honey, and apple cider vinegar and blend.
- Apply to your
clean face and keep for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Rinse and
apply your usual non-comedogenic moisturizer.
Add the crystal sugar and make yourself a pumpkin body
scrub to remove dead skin