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Masks are starting to come off, places are opening back up, and summertime is in session– that means one thing: it’s time for vacation! But for those of us with a face full of pimples, we may not know how to properly care for our skin while on the go.
At long last, it’s here! The days are long, the sun is burning high in the sky, and temperatures are soaring. After what felt like a never-ending winter, it’s wonderful to be outside again. Everybody deserves to enjoy the summer. But for some, it’s an extra challenging part of the year. Long summer days mean wearing greasy sunscreen, spending longer hours away from the house, and, now, sweating underneath a mask.
We all want flawless, glowing skin, but figuring out to achieve it can be hard, thanks to the endless skincare advice out there on the internet. If you want to achieve healthy, radiant skin without an intensive skincare routine, you can still pamper yourself by sticking to the basics. Here are the nine skincare tips that cover all the bases.
So you’re an acne sufferer AND a makeup addict? Oh boy! Don’t worry, we get the story. It’s normal to envy those lucky few who can deluge their faces in primers, sprays and goops, with zero pimple consequences (AT ALL!!!), while we sadly aren’t blessed with these powers of makeup invisibility. For us, dolling up is a Catch-22… because our favorite beauty besties are also our worst beauty enemies. The more we cover up and contour away our flaws, the more awful our next breakout will be. Call that a fair tradeoff? Hellza no... and pass!
Acne is often thought of as something that only happens in our teens. In reality, those painful pimples can sneak up on us at any point in our lives. It can be overwhelming trying to treat it, too. Especially when we experience more than just breakouts. When you throw skin discoloration, wrinkles, and uneven texture into the mix, it gets even more complicated.
It’s important to understand the root cause of acne in the first place. When our hormones aren’t functioning the way they should, they directly affect sebum (also known as oil) production. An overabundance of oil shows up in our pores and leads straight to acne, resulting in pimples and even sometimes painful cysts.
As we discussed in the previous article regarding "maskne". Mask acne is the name given to a group of skin problems associated with wearing facial coverings and facial masks. There are 4 major conditions usually listed under the "umbrella" term of Mask Acne:
Unfortunately, even masks are an important weapon against getting sick with Covid -19 and also a common cold, they also cause a side effect -a condition known as “maskne” (mask acne).
Not every pimple is acne. Pimples may be allergic hives, bites or even heat rash...just to name a few. So as a mother, how do you know it's time to seriously search for a safe and effective acne treatment for your fast growing teen?
And Why should we really care about a few pimples? They should go away on their own when our teen gets our of puberty…. TESTIMONIALS
Wrong - first the average age of the acne sufferer in the US today is 26 years old. At this time we are NOT taking about teen acne but adult hormonal acne. The average length of adult hormonal acne is … 11 years… ACNE GUIDE
White heads and black heads are collectively known as comedones. Blackheads and white heads are both filled with sebum and dead skin cells, creating the ideal environment for bacteria to grow. The difference between blackheads and whiteheads is the oxidation of melanin (the pigment in skin) which mixes with the trapped sebum in the pores and turns black.
Quick and strenuous exercises are all the rage right now, but these types of exercises, along with too many hours spent in the gym or on the track, may not be the best option for those with acne. Instead, if you have acne-prone skin, you'll do better with moderate exercise as part of a healthy, less stressful lifestyle.
This is a really exciting time of year for many - it’s the season of pumpkin spice and the lead up to the holiday period. However, as the temperatures begin to drop, it’s important to keep good skin habits for clear skin - the thing is, they might not necessarily be the same things as we’d do in the summer.
In the summer, skin tends to be oilier as the weather is much more humid and not as cold. Adapting your skincare routine to colder, wetter weather ensures your skin stays clear all year round - these six fall skincare tips will help your skin all autumn long, and as well prepare your skin for your winter routine.
As we love summer - summer often does NOT love our skin.
Fresh air and fresh fruits are certainly good for us but the healthiest sun-kissed look really comes from the bottle not the beach.
Acne prone skin is not an exception and requires a special attention by the end of the summer and in the Fall since summer sun , salty water and outdoor fun may actually require you to apply extra moisture to your skin WITHOUT clogging your pores and exasperating your acne symptoms.
AcnEase® is a clinically validated Botanical Therapeutics® acne treatment that not only breaks the cycle of acne, but also ELIMINATES and PREVENTS acne from the inside out. A “better than natural” trade secret blend of the highest quality grade herbs, AcnEase proprietary ingredients restore the balance disrupted by the factors that cause acne and return the sebaceous glands to a balanced state so they produce a normal amount of sebum (skin oil).
Though exercise is good for your weight, agility, stamina, cardio, and managing stress, it can also carry some unexpected and not very pleasant effects.
However, if we know what these side-effects are and learn how to control or prevent them, we can fully enjoy benefits of all form of exercising.
It is not easy to keep caring about our skin if we feel no one will see us, if our routine is broken, when we feel lonely, depressed, un-productive, anxious about our future and striped from power to control our lives. In recent weeks, there is NO ONE who did NOT experienced at least one of those feelings at least once.
But while a full make-up at 7:00 am may not be most important on your agenda today keeping up your normal skin routine and even enhancing it by few important and relevant changes is very important
Spring is here. Summer is coming. The seasons where heat and humidity can play havoc on oily and acne prone skins. Our skin is the largest organ of the body and is composed of many components – water, lipids and proteins. The top layer of the skin, the one that you see, plays a vital role in your health. It protects our insides from germs and infections. It regulates body temperature, maintains water and electrolyte balance, and helps us sense pleasure and pain. The body’s largest organ is always working for you.
As a teenager struggling with acne, you couldn’t wait for adulthood to help get rid of it because all the creams and potions you used were not effective. But you are all grown now and sadly the “adulthood medication” didn’t work for you—you’re still at war with Acne, but it’s better now because you can afford more expensive solutions but yet again, they still aren’t effective and the dream of unblemished glass skin is still as far as it once was.
Between having a family, working, keeping up with family and friends (and surviving the awful traffic), you still haven’t figured out your skin. You’ve gone from antibiotics, lotions and creams to facials, herbal teas and even prayer. To make matters worse, you also have relics from your darker past (acne marks). We see you; we understand your struggle and guilt. You barely even remember to drink water at times, talk more of any daily 10-step skincare routines.
What’s the right way to cover zits with makeup? Covering up any pimples with the most full coverage foundation and concealer is the knee-jerk reaction for most of us, right? I mean, covering them up just makes them look like they’re not there anymore…
Or, at least that’s what the effect is supposed to be. In reality, it can often look very obvious when someone is trying—and failing—to cover up acne. Luckily, there is a right way to cover up acne with makeup!
However, makeup and acne are a combination that needs to be taken seriously—trying to cover up acne with makeup could be making it worse in some cases. Called acne cosmetica by skin care professionals, it usually manifests as smaller pimples in specific areas of the face. For example, pimples around the lip area could be signs of the lipstick being the culprit.
As the sun has set on Summer, your skin is now trying to deal with the season changes of Fall. Different environment, different foods, change of lifestyle. Nothing much may bloom in Fall, but pimples and acne may be the exception. Fall does present its own challenges in fighting acne, or breakouts. In Summer, humidity would keep the skin hydrated as the air would be moist. But as Fall has hit the ground running, the outside air is colder and dryer. We spend more time indoors, where the heating is also dry. Skin may become irritated. Breakouts and acne may occur. But it does not need to be this way.
Have you ever wondered to think if it’s a myth or not that chocolate causes zits? The link between diet and acne isn’t clearly understood—at least, not yet. There’s no doubt that what we eat affects our whole bodies, skin included, but is it really as simple as a chocolate bar or can of soda causing new breakouts the next day?
And that’s not even going into how intense some people’s skin seems to react to certain foods. While the correlation isn’t fully established, a growing number of people claim that particular food groups don’t just break them out—they’re the direct cause of cystic acne.
Did you know that the type of skin you have can influence the type of acne that you have, and how to treat it? Topical treatments have never been one-size-fits all, and it's important to understand your skin type to treat it properly.
While AcnEase is designed to work for all skin types, there are a couple of extra steps that you can take to ensure that your skin is happy and healthy from the inside out that totally depend on your skin type. Your skin type is usually a result of your genetics, but in extreme cases, it can be induced by using the incorrect products for your skin!
The truth about acne is that it can develop anywhere on the body where there are sebaceous glands. While the most common (and visible!) area affected by acne is the face, some of us know by personal experience where else acne can erupt—like the shoulders, back, chest, and even on your backside. Yes, for real—that’s not a joke! Back acne is so common it even has its own terminology, bacne.
That aside, we all know the feeling of wanting to hide parts of our body because of body acne—but that’s sometimes better said than done, especially in the hotter months. So what can you do when you don’t want to be embarrassed by how your back, chest, or shoulders look?