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Relationship problems, the loss of a job, financial concerns, the death of a loved one or a massive to-do list. No matter what the reasons for your sky-high stress levels you might be experiencing some of the health issues that often accompany it such as headaches, poor digestion, and high blood pressure, but did you know that when you’re under stress for extended periods of time it can also wreak havoc on your looks and cause you to appear years older than you are. Dr. Sanam Hafeez PsyD, Colombia University Professor and Founder of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services in New York City addresses some of the ways that stress affects your looks:
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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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If you’re sick and tired of taking antibiotics that kill your stomach, benzoyl peroxide that dries out your skin, and trying to hide your breakouts with mounds of concealer, Silk’n Blue offers an alternative way to treat acne. This home-care device harnesses a combination of energies that not only kill the nasty acne-causing bacteria on your skin, but it also helps heal pimples quickly, and attacks oil-producing glands to prevent future breakouts. The result is visibly clearer skin in just 3 to 7 weeks of use, without irritation.
Simple to operate, Silk’n Blue is supposed to be used daily during the course of your acne breakout for about 6 to 8 weeks. You just direct the blue light to e