Submit your skincare questions to Dr. Agnes, CEO of Herborium and natural medicine expert
By: Patricia Conte
You can combat acne at home with ingredients you probably already
have in your cupboard. These DIY at-home acne remedies are gentle and
You don’t have to be a teenager to experience the angst-inducing
effects of acne. Thankfully there are several at-home remedies you can
easily put together to help soothe your skin and combat a dreaded
Dr. Agnes is the founder of AcnEase,
a unique provider of alternative and complementary health care
solutions in the U.S and global marketplace. According to Dr. Agnes,
scientists have found that cocoa can contain more antioxidants per cup
than red wine or green tea.
There is also data suggesting that regular eating (or drinking) of
dark chocolate without sugar (or strong dark chocolate-based cocoa
[without sugar]) can calm skin that’s been irritated by sun exposure,
and in general, improve skin texture, hydration and appearance. Cocoa
butter is actually a familiar additive to many cosmetic products such as
body butters, creams or scrubs.
She notes that, in general, chocolate and chocolate-based products
are good natural choices to improve your skin. It will act as a
moisturizer (makes skin smoother and more supple); calm irritated, dry
skin; promote rejuvenation from inside out and help detoxification.
Indulge with your loved one on this delectable aphrodisiac-laced dinner, perfect for those with acne-prone skin.
Appetizer: Fresh Oysters on half a shell, lemon wedges; arrange on crushed ice
Oysters are very rich in zinc, which is essential for testosterone
production and the maintenance of healthy sperm. Even though women have
far less testosterone than men, it plays a key part in the female libido
as well. Oysters also boost dopamine, a hormone, which results in
increased libido in both men and women.
Main Course: Broiled trout or wild salmon; stir-fry asparagus with crushed garlic; avocado salad.
Trout and wild salmon are high in Omega-3, which will certainly increase
overall health and sexual stamina, improve mood and memory and of
course bring a healthy glow to your skin. Asparagus has plenty of
Vitamin B that helps increase production of histamine. Histamine is
important for healthy sex drive for both men and women. Garlic contains
Allicin, a compound credited with increasing blood flow to the sexual
organs. Some experts believe that garlic is a very powerful
aphrodisiac–but it doesn’t work overnight, so you will need to make it a
part of your daily diet to see the real effects. Avocado is rich in
folic acid for increased energy, and its healthy fats help many body
functions. It also contains Vitamin B6, which is instrumental in the
production of androgens (male hormones) that are so important for both
women and men in supporting their sex drive.
So you have a hot date planned, including a romantic chocolate wrap
for two perhaps? You’re excited, ready to go and then, you look in the
mirror and a pimple rudely popped up on your face in a most noticeable
place. A normal reaction is to pop it —but don’t do it! It will only
invite more bacteria in, make it look worse and worse yet, create an
acne scar. Here is what you can do!
Dr. Agnes P. Olszewski, Founder of AcnEase®, an all-botanical acne treatment, shares with us her top 5 at home remedies to get rid of pimples quickly.
Dr. Agnes shared some thoughts on her entrepreneurial journey with us in our latest Q&A. Read on for more!
Well now you can, because Marvelous Girl spoke to celebrity makeup
artist Todra Payne (who has worked with Mariah Carey and many more) and
natural health expert Dr. Agnes Olszewski, Founder of AcnEase, to learn
some tips on effective ways to apply make up for blemishes and natural
solutions (even some ideas on what kind of fruits and veggies – leftovers) can be used to achieve clear skin!
I went off of spironolactone because of all the side effects, and Ibroke out pretty bad. I ordered this stuff in desperation. I have beentaking this for about 11 days at 12x/day and it has healed my acne about 70%. I am still breaking out a little but nothing like it was before.My skin is glowing, the zits aren't red they are more pink, less oilyskin, and its only been 11 days. I'll repost after a month!.
If holiday stressed threaten to wreck havoc on your skin, fight back
with these 5 blemish-fighting and pimple-concealing tips from some of
the country’s best skincare pros.
Patch It Over with Abreva Conceal. Whether you suffer with cold sores or not, What Not To Wear’s Carmindy suggests you add Abreva’s new Conceal patches
to your makeup bag. Designed to protect, seal, flatten and hide
unsightly cold sores, these non-medicated patches can be applied to even
the most oozy and seemingly un-concealable of blemishes to keep them
bacteria-free while simultaneously creating a smooth surface for a
flawless makeup application.
More than 60 million adults in the US are diagnosed with acne,
over 50% of adult women and 25% of adult men having this skin disease.
The average age of an individual with acne problem is now, 26.5, while
just 10 years ago it was 20.5.
The reality is that most acne can be traced back to fluctuations in
hormone levels. A common misunderstanding is that men have testosterone
and women estrogen and progesterone; the truth is that both – males and
females have a balance of all three hormones. The primary cause of the
formation of acne is a fluctuation in androgens (male’s hormones) and in
particular testosterone, DHEAS (dihyroepiandrosterone sulfate) and DHT
(dehydrotestosterone). Elevation in these hormones can lead to over
secretion by the sebaceous glands and the onset of acne formation.