Posts Tagged ‘acne’

3 ways to tackle summer acne

Friday, June 28th, 2013

3 ways to tackle summer acne

When the temperatures rise and you get ready to hit the beach, you might be uncomfortable in your own skin as soon as you look in the mirror. As a result of the warm weather, you may have developed acne on certain areas of your body, making you dread the thought of putting on a swimsuit. However, there are a few ways you can control your summer acne and get back to enjoying the seashore.

1. Use a light sunscreen
Elle magazine recommended using a light sunscreen that won't clog your pores to stay protected from the sun and avoid worsening your acne.

2. Exfoliate
Using an exfoliant containing alpha or beta hydroxy acids can help you get your acne under control and reduce your breakouts. Don't focus on scrubbing your body too hard – this can cause damage to already-sensitive skin that needs TLC!

3. Try a product with salicylic acid
As Cosmopolitan magazine reported, products including salicylic acid seem to be effective on acne that's particularly difficult to eliminate. To tackle your entire problem this summer, be sure to invest in an item that can treat both body and facial acne.

Do you know how to prevent pimple scars?

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Do you know how to prevent pimple scars?

When was the last time you found yourself frustrated with an unexpected pimple on your face? Chances are, you wrestled with this dilemma not too long ago. If you were impatient with the zit, you might even have remnants of it still on your face. However, acne scars can be unsightly and difficult to cover with concealer. That being said, you'll need to take a few precautionary measures into consideration if you want to keep your skin flawless.

First, make sure not to pop your pimple prematurely. As much as you want it gone from your face, popping it instead of allowing it to heal on its own can result in an unsightly scar. Try to cover it up with foundation and concealer until it runs its course.

Next, try your best not to pick the pimple. Even if your intention isn't to break the skin and eliminate the zit, picking it can also increase the chances of it scarring. Furthermore, your hands may add more bacteria to the surface of the pimple.

Finally, keep the area clean once the zit pops or goes away. Exfoliating your skin can also help rejuvenate it in a short amount of time.

Three overnight remedies for unsightly pimples

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Three overnight remedies for unsightly pimples

We've all had it happen before – the night before a big interview, meeting or date, a pimple appears right in the middle of your face. You might already be desperately searching for the perfect concealer to hide the flaw in your skin, but what if you didn't have to worry about covering it up with makeup? There are a few overnight home remedies you can try, and you just might not have to concern yourself with the zit come sunrise!

1. Cover it with toothpaste
This is the oldest trick in the book, according to TLC, and it can be one of the most efficient ways to stop a pimple in its tracks. Apply a white, non-gel formula to your zit and it will dry out overnight.

2. Sprinkle a little lemon juice
It may sound silly, but wiping some lemon juice on your zit may be just the trick you need, according to Total Beauty. Lemon juice can help you shrink the size of the blemish.

3. Give it a good chill
Another way to reduce the appearance of your pimple is to apply ice to it. The coldness can limit inflammation and help the pimple heal.

Two ways to cure acne

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Clear up your acne fast.Pimples are part of being a teenager, but what if your breakouts don't go away when you hit adulthood? Lots of people struggle with less-than-perfect skin well into their 20s, 30s and even 40s. If you think that your zits are a life sentence, think again! Here are two ingredients to look for when you're shopping for products that'll help clear up your skin in no time.

1. Benzoyl peroxide. Benzoyl peroxide is an anti-bacterial agent that kills the bacteria that cause acne blemishes, and it's found in all kinds of creams, lotions and washes. If you struggle with body acne, a benzoyl peroxide-based body wash could be the perfect addition to your shower routine. For your face, opt for a benzoyl peroxide cream or lotion, which will help you maintain moisture. The product can be extremely drying, so use it sparingly.

2. Salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is a naturally occurring acid that helps rid your skin of excess oil and clear up zits in no time. You can find it in body and face washes, toner and astringents, as well as many kinds of skin-clearing makeup. Like benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid can be drying, so make sure you moisturize your face when you're using it.

For best results, use salicylic acid in the morning and benzoyl peroxide at night. Start with very small amounts of each to avoid drying out your skin, and your blemishes will be gone in no time!

Preventing breakouts

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Keep your face breakout free with the right makeup.Acne: The scourge of middle-schoolers everywhere! Many of us hope that as we exit our teens, we can say goodbye to our zits, pimples and blemishes, but that isn’t always the case. For many men and women, acne can persist well into their 20s and even 30s. Why can’t you get rid of your persistent breakouts? It might have something to do with the lotions and makeup products that you’re using.

When you’re stuck with a stubborn blemish, it’s only natural to search for the thickest concealer that will hide your embarrassing spot. However, you may be better off in the long run if you resist smothering your blemish in creamy makeup. If you must wear concealer, search for a product that is non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog your pores. Always apply it with a clean brush, not your fingers, to avoid spreading dirt and bacteria. The same rules apply with foundation – use a clean makeup sponge, and choose something light that won’t cause new breakouts.

To prevent pimples, be sure to wash your face thoroughly at the end of the day. Don’t sleep in your makeup – it’s sure to cause you new zits. Instead, use an acne-fighting cleanser, toner and a gentle makeup remover to be sure that you go to sleep with a fresh face that can heal while you rest.

Lastly, never pick a zit! You may think that popping those suckers will make them go away faster, but the opposite is true – and touching your face can lead to new breakouts.

Treat acne without anyone knowing!

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Everyone gets blemishes at some point or another. For those of us that are penny conscious, some over the counter treatments are just as high-quality as those costly ones. To conceal acne and treat it at the same time, try using an acne care that comes in several shades for all skin tones – it will work as a treatment while covering like a concealer! Put a minor amount on finger and dab on blemish, do not overdue! You don’t want to see a “cover-spot” on your face. Blend by dabbing over pimple gently. Simply use 2-3 times daily and remember to cleanse, tone, and moisturize twice a day to keep skin in great condition.

Frustrating Scars from Acne

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

Number one thing we must all remember is NOT TO PICK at our blemishes, although it is human nature and we all do it. Picking at acne is a sure way to instigate scarring on your skin and can stay there for the rest of your life!

Always use three steps for keeping skin fresh and balanced:

  • cleanse
  • tone
  • moisturize

If you have acne-prone skin, use a cleanser that is gel based and has no alcohol. Next, use a spray toner or try a little toner on a cotton ball and wipe up and outwards on your face and neck. Once more, use a toner that is ALCOHOL-FREE! When looking for a moisturizer for acne-prone skin, look for a gel base or lotion (not a cream) and make sure there is no alcohol. Alcohol merely dries your skin out and ruins your skins Ph-level. You may choose to try to find a moisturizer with AHA (Alpha-Hydroxy Acid) to eliminate dead skin cells and assist in preventing further scarring. Begin by using this type of moisturizer once a day for a week and then use twice daily after your skin has had an ability to adjust to the treatment.