As the summer comes to an end, it's time to give your skin some extra TLC. Think about it. With all the fun-in-the-sun that you've had, your skin has had a little too much sun and wind exposure which causes more dryness, dark spots and possibly even more trouble with acne due to excessive sweating and mixing make-up with certain sun protection products. Since we are almost at the end of the summer, let's help your skin contain the possible damage that occurred over the past 2-3 months with a juicy treat!
To follow up on Tuesday's email on how melon and cabbage help nourish and cleanse your skin, I wanted to give you a quick tip on how this revitalizing mask will also help to heal your skin and put you on the path to be acne-free. You choose what you want and what works best for you!
Clay is a deep cleanser as it draws out impurities from beneath the skin surface. Clay contains various minerals and trace elements that nourish the skin. There are three types of clay used in cosmetics, white, green and red. Green clay is best used for treatment of skin problems, and it is particularly therapeutic for acne.
With the summer coming to an end, if you're like me, you take full advantage of the local farm markets and their amazing bounty. Did you know that some of the fruits and vegetables that you find at these markets actually heal, cleanse and nourish your skin from within? Oh yes my friend!
Since acne is an external manifestation of an internal disorder, the combination of the fruits and vegetables listed below act as a natural skin healer by healing the skin from within. And as a bonus, they will only help assist with your AcnEase regimen.
If you have acne prone skin, or acne symptoms, you need to take moreprecautions when you exercise. Here are few quick tips for all exerciseaficionados to help fighting body acne for the neck, back, chest, arms,thighs and buttocks:
A hot topic in the news lately has been whether or not gluten is a cause of acne.
For those that do not have a gluten allergy called celiac disease, orgluten sensitivity, products containing gluten will NOT exasperate their acne problem.
Remember, diet does not cause acne, but exacerbates it. To keep your body andskin healthy, a diet rich in probiotic bacteria and low in processedfoods (including sugar and saturated fats) is your skin's friend, andacne's enemy.
We are always on the look-out for the latest natural and practical solutions to get clear and healthy skin.
As we get smarter about herbs and foods that may improve our skin (andthose that may be bad for it), we need to treat news headlines with agrain of salt. Thyme - a popular herb found in gardens, stores and traditional medicinalproducts and experimentally known for its anti-inflammatory andanti-bacterial properties - made recent headlines as a possible acnetreatment.
Summer is almost here and we want to look our best at all those weddings,graduations and beach and garden parties, so we speed up nature (and avoid harmful exposure to UVA - "bad" sun rays) by using self-tanning products.When you have Acne or Rosacea, you need to be aware of how the use of sunless tanning products may present a risk of irritating your skin and amplifying the existing skin problems.
In a previous article in our Summer Skincare Series, we abolished a widespread myth that the sun is always bad for you. Sunlight, while accessed in a controlled manner, is healthy and necessary for us as it provides necessary Vitamin D, and actually protects you from some forms of cancer. This exposure needs however to be controlled and limited so it doesn't cause accelerated aging and skin cancer.
This is the 4th article in our Summer Series, so stay tuned for many more summer tips to keep your skin clear! Join us onTwitter and Facebook to keep the conversation going!
As an acne sufferer, you know that many medications have sun restrictions. But avoiding the sun in the summer is like waving a big delicious candy bar in front of a child's (or, let's admit, an adult's) face andtelling them they can't eat it. Being on an acne medication during thesummer with this type of restriction can cause sunburn/sun damage(sometimes irreversible), irritation and dryness; all of which can makeyour acne problem worse.
When was the last time you took a nice, relaxing bath? Especially one thatcan prevent breakouts in order to maintain clear skin? Having troublethinking back that far? Yes, I know! The number one excuse I usuallyhear is that there just aren't enough hours in the day.
Did you know that a natural astringent can be a very powerful tool in your arsenal to fight acne?
In addition to your face wash and favorite natural acne treatment, by using a powerful natural astringent, it can eliminate bacteria, and speed up the healing process of existing acne. Drug store astringents can actually do more harm than good...a natural astringent works even better because it doesn’t strip your skin of all its oil, which it needs, in order to be healthy!
When was the last time you took a nice, relaxing bath? Especially one that can prevent breakouts in order to maintain clear skin? Having trouble thinking back that far? Yes, I know! The number one excuse I usually hear is that there just aren't enough hours in the day. But if you take a serious look at your schedule, and designate 10-30 minutes once a week for "me" time, you'll be very happy you did it, believe me. Here's why...
This is the 3rd article in our Summer Series, so stay tuned for many more summer tips to keep your skin clear! Join us on Twitter and Facebook to keep the conversation going!
In a previous article in our Summer Skincare Series, we abolished a wide spread myth that the sun is always bad for you. Sunlight, while accessed in a controlled manner, is healthy and necessary for us as it provides necessary Vitamin D, and actually protects you from some forms of cancer. This exposure needs however to be controlled ...