Submit your skincare questions to Dr. Agnes, CEO of Herborium and natural medicine expert
I’ve said it before and I’m not embarrassed to say it again… I have
hormonal acne issues. Being a beauty blogger who doesn’t have the
slightest idea how to use photoshop, (I’m trying to learn, and it’s
seriously like I’m trying to teach my grandpa how to use “the twitter”) I
try to keep my face as under control as possible. With products from Reviva Labs and Murad, it’s been pretty easy. BUT. I test A LOT of skin care. And sometimes different products will just make a break out happen.
As I said, my acne is hormone related. It’s all along the jaw and
chin area. (Having kids does a lot more to your body than stretching
out that gut!). I’m always in the market to shock my face into
submission. So, when the opportunity to try out AcnEase came about, I jumped on it much like I jump on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
Cassandra Bankson, the teen whose makeup routine to cover up her acne-plagued skin made her into a YouTube sensation, started the next chapter of her life, landing a spot on the runway during New York Fashion Week.
A confident Bankson walked the runway at the Stacey Igel's
"Boy Meets Girl" show in New York City Wednesday night, proudly putting
a past of being bullied for her acne-ridden skin behind her.
"I'm a small town girl who sits in her living room and films videos all
day and now...I'm in New YorkFashion Week," Bankson said backstage. "It's
still a dream. I am so thankful."
Myth 1: The sun is bad for you
Fact: No, the sun is NOT BAD for you.
In fact, the sun is healthy if you take precautions. Ultraviolet
light from the sun comes in two main wavelengths: UVA and UVB. They are
quite different in respect of the risk they create for your health. UVB
is the “good” sunlight and UVA is the “bad” one. UVB helps you produce
vitamin D that is extremely important for your overall wellbeing,
supporting the health of your bones, muscles, skin, eyesight, heart and
immune system. UVA can cause free radical damage.
is a one of a kind, botanical acne treatment that works by restoring
the internal balance that is disrupted by hormonal changes, mental
tension and stress, diet and even environmental factors such as
pollution. Acne is viewed as an external manifestation of an internal
AcnEase is a unique natural acne remedy in that it addresses the
causes of acne by not only treating an existing acne but also PREVENTING
new acne from coming. This all natural herbal acne treatment doesn’t
simply treat the external symptoms of the disease, but focuses on
removing the underlying causes of your skin problems. It works for both
women and men and for all skin types and tones of complexions.
Now that I have your attention, let’s talk about what you eat and how it affects your skin.
Diet alone isn’t the cause of skin problems like acne, but it can
clearly exasperate its symptoms. The good news is, it can also help in
Acne is a manifestation of an internal imbalance that makes our
sebaceous glands go “bonkers” and produce too much sebum (skin oil)
that, together with dirt, creates an inviting “playground” for
bacteria, and results in inflammation (cysts and pimples) or less
dramatic, but still unwelcomed, whiteheads and blackheads.
Take your Skin to the Spa (at Home!) Try
to do the following treatments at least twice before Tuesday, and in
this order; steam first, followed by the astringent, lastly the
Steam Bath: Steaming is very good to keep skin clean and blemish free,
as it can remove excess sebum and dirt and deeply cleanse clogged
pores. It also allows the black heads and whiteheads to be pushed out
easily and therefore avoid pimples. Steam will also improve circulation,
giving you a healthy glow. Do the steam facial once before Valentine’s
Day, but NOT on the big day.