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Acne Issues And How To Resolve Them
With the frustration of acne being so prevalent and the fact it can hit us at any age, we felt it was vital for all to try and understand more about acne care which can include some pretty harsh acne products for the face. Dryness, irritation and inflammation become the mainstay of our lives as we fight to stop our acne from becoming chronic.
We listen to sales pitches, try to understand the different ingredients as to how it all works, while trying to avoid the harsh chemicals that most commercial skincare brands offer.
We have done a two part series of articles that will break this down for you and hopefully get you on the road to recovery with a better understanding of dealing with acne gently, and keep you from further damaging your skin.
Posted by Katie at April 30, 2014 9:00 am | No Comments »
Summer Is Rapidly Approaching
As we are now into Spring and Summer is just around the corner, we will begin to get daily exposure to the sun which will bring about some burning or deepening of our skin tone. Suddenly some of us may notice something odd or changes to our skin especially after a slight sunburn, something we have never seen before, and not really know or understand what is happening. You may pose the question, “how do I know if I am allergic to the sun?”
Let’s look at the questions that may help to address some skin changes where you are unsure of their exact cause.
Posted by Katie at April 2, 2014 9:00 am | No Comments »
Facial Masks (masques) Are Exceptional At Helping Skin Feel And Look Better
A great way to give yourself a spa day this weekend with this skin soothing facial mask recipe.
Using natural face masks are excellent for the skin. Their skin healthy benefits are perfect for fighting acne, calming rosacea and soothing psoriasis. The beauty of using all natural ingredients in a “one time use” facial mask is you don’t have to worry about preservatives or the product going bad. It is made fresh each time and the leftovers are tossed after application. It is perfect for all skin types including mature, dry skin.
Posted by Katie at February 28, 2014 9:00 am | No Comments »
Taking A Look At Alpha Hydroxy And Beta Hydroxy Acids
Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) creams are great for gentle exfoliation of your skin. Salicylic Acid which is a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) on the other hand behaves more like a systemic on the skin. These can aid in reduction of acne and keep bacterial growth to a minimum.
However, there are divided camps on the use of Beta Hydroxy Acids due to their ability to penetrate deep into the pores breaking through the oily barrier which helps to break apart sebum buildup and unclog the pore. With this ability this ingredient can be a cause for some concern for it aging the skin despite the benefit to it helping to clear up acne.
Posted by Katie at February 10, 2014 9:20 am | No Comments »
Are Anti-Aging Ingredients Really Able To Perform?
There are many purported anti-aging ingredients on the market today, too many to count actually, but there are none better than the ones that help retain or enhance moisture, keep surface skin clear, improve elasticity, provide tone and firmness and fight the aging effects of free radical damage. But the real question to ask is how they perform and is it based on how they are implemented into mineral makeup and skincare?
Posted by Katie at January 27, 2014 9:17 am | No Comments »