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If you’re one of the many people in the U.S who suffer from acne, it’s no consolation to know you’re not alone. Most likely, it affects how you feel about your appearance, but it can also play a role in your confidence level which will influence all areas of your life.
SMALL CHANGES THAT MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE
HAVE GOOD HYGIENE HABITS: Since dirt, oil, dead skin cells and makeup can promote bacteria which can then lead to breakouts, cleanliness is crucial. In addition to your morning and evening cleansing routine, always wash up after exercising. You’ll also want to consider your towels and pillowcases, both breeding grounds for bacteria. Towels reside in the bathroom, and often damp en
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Dermatologists will tell you that acne is not caused by dirt or by not cleansing thoroughly, but getting rid of pore-clogging sebum and debris is key to ending the acne cycle. The next vital step is to reduce the bacteria that cause breakouts.
If your acne is severe—meaning a steady collection of inflamed pimples popping up all over your face, chest, or back—go straight to a dermatologist and do not pass go or collect $200… Hard, painful, deep cysts respond best to drugs so over-the-counter skincare products won’t work. Find a board certified dermatologist at AAD.org or ASDS.net.
When following a dermatologist’s directions or seeking over-the-counter acne treatments, keep the f
If you love facial cleansing wipes and suffer with acne or the occasional blemish, you will adore this week’s GORGEOUS GIVEAWAY. We have 3 jars of Skin Clarifying Acne Treatment Pads (a $25 value) from Envy Medical to give to our lucky winners. With 25 to a jar, these miraculous little pads contain 2% salicylic acid, which helps unclog pores, and witch hazel, known for its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Regular use of these pads will help reduce pimples and blackheads, allow the skin to heal, and work to prevent new blemishes from forming. They are alcohol free so no need to worry about stinging, burning, or drying out the skin. Aloe vera and menthol combine to calm
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Blackheads got you down? Instead of squeezing, vacuum your pores with the Silkpeel Pore Clarifying System from Envy Medical.
This patented Silkpeel technology penetrates the skin’s surface, opening blocked pores with the precision of a missile, extracting out all the dirt, dead cells and oil that collects to form nasty blackheads; and to keep pores clean and open, it then infuses pores with a blast of 2% Salicylic Acid to speed the healing process. The whole seamless treatment is quick, painless, and actually pleasant. Your skin will feel soft and smooth and super clean, instantly, without the drying effects of medication and topical therapies that can cause irritation, flaking and re
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