Posts for: January, 2015
Do you ever wake up in the morning thinking that you are old enough to not experience acne!? Think again. Unfortunately, acne can be found at any age for a variety of reasons. It is the hormonal changes that occur at all ages that cause these acne outbursts. There are several things that can be done at home to help solve acne problems.
1. Don't over wash! Washing with soap doesn't help acne. It can irritate the skin and make it worse.
2. Avoid refined sugar in your diet. Refined sugar causes insulin peaks that stimulate oil production in the skin and aggravates acne.
3. Don't overuse cosmetics. Many cosmetics have ingredients that make acne worse. As a general rule, wet makeup followed by pressed powders is the worst combination. It is better to use loose powders. Also, look for non-comedogenic cosmetics. These tend not to have ingredients that make acne worse.
With the gloomy cold days upon us the thought of sunshine escapes our minds. But even when the skys are grey and snow is on the ground sunblock is a must! Did you know that there is 80% more sun when snow is on the ground than in summer? This is from the reflections of sun that reflect off of the snow covered ground. Make sure that your sunblock has both zinc oxide and titanium dioxide in the ingredients. These both will allow for a full spectrum block that will reflect the absorbtion of both UVA and UVB rays. So instead of grabbing that knitted scarf to protect your face, go for the sunblock!