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Acne is considered to be a disorder of the pilosebaceous unit comprising the hair follicle, sebaceous gland and a hair. These units are found on all parts of the body except on palms, top of the feet, soles and lower lip. Pilosebaceous units are found largely on the face, upper neck and chest. The sebum which is produced by the sebaceous glands keeps the skin and the hair moisturized.
Hidden causes of Acne
Stress can be a major cause of pimples, acne and skin problems
Researchers have proven over years that stress contributes as a major factor for acne breakouts. According to researchers, the steroid hormones like glucocorticoids and adrenal androgens are released due to stress. This can activate the oil glands causing skin pores to clog and finally resulting in acne breakouts. Based on the research, it was also found that college students were affected with more acne during exams.
For a different research study, young men were assigned with two 12-week diets of which one group was given carbohydrate-rich diet while the other was given protein-rich diet. Men having protein-rich diet were observed to have lowered the number of pimples twice as much as the ones having carbohydrate-rich diet. This study proved that an increase in insulin could cause inflammation and skin breakouts. So, eating less sugar and eating more whole grains can help in keeping the skin clean and healthy. Continue reading
If you have wanted to try a hydrating serum for your skin, In this article, we are going to take a look at two products, Quench Hydrating Face Serum (the dry skin version) and Oil Free Quench (which is designed for oily skin) Both products are from Kate Somerville and I am providing a review of both products available so you can check out whichever is most suitable for your skin type.
The Philosophy Behind Kate Somerville Products
If you want to keep your skin feeling this hydrated, check out our hydrating serum reviews!
First of all, in case you are not familiar with Kate Somerville’s products and philosophy, let’s take a look at the introductory video she has posted on YouTube. Kate’s business philosophy is refreshingly simple, she works to help people look and feel great by developing products that resolve skin problems. She used to suffer from Eczema herself, so understands perfectly how demoralizing and confidence-sapping it can be to face the world with blemished skin or with skin that feels uncomfortably dry and sore. So, for Kate, helping people comes first and the business success has followed – I applaud her!
Why Both Dry and Oily Skins Need Quench Hydrating Serum
Whether your skin is dry or oily, it needs hydration. What people with oily skin often do not realise, is that by trying to rid their skin of excess oil to remove that oily shine, they may be making matters worse if they do not replace the lost moisture. Our skin makes sebum, a natural oil, to moisturise it. When we remove the oil and leave our skin dry, the oil producing glands (sebaceous glands) can go into a sort of ‘over-drive’ in an effort to compensate causing a vicious cycle that escalates if we are not careful. Continue reading
Lean how to find natural skincare products without chemicals such as parabens that could have long term health effects.
More and more people care about the way they look and want to keep their skin beautiful for as long as possible.
The term ‘growing old gracefully’ no longer means quite what it used to and many of us will now use as many products as we can so that we don’t grow old at all.
With the increase in the number of skincare products we use has come a desire to know what those products contain and awareness that some of the ingredients need to be avoided at all costs.
This is one of the many reasons why so many men and women have decided to use only skincare without parabens.
Your Guide To Choosing Paraben-Free Skincare Products
The first thing to understand is that any skincare that is water based will need a preservative to stop bacterial growth from forming. Parabens are the most common product used for this purpose and have been deemed safe to use in small quantities by the governing bodies. However, it has now been discovered that parabens may actually stay in the body much longer than first thought when absorbed through skincare products and this carries potential risks. So the first thing that you need to do when looking for skincare without parabens is to look for products that are not water based.
If you have a favorite skincare product that you want to change but are unsure if you will be able to find skincare products without parabens that are similar, then visit the website of the manufacturer of your existing product. Many manufacturers have listened to their customers and noticed an increase in the demand for skincare without parabens and are making a natural version of existing products. It may be that they have not yet been taken on by the main supermarkets but if they are making a paraben free version then you will be able to either purchase it directly or find a local outlet that is stocking it. Continue reading
For many years now, men and women the world over have graced the covers of health, beauty, and home magazines with flawless, glowing, and absolutely gorgeous skin all with the aim of promoting proper skin health and care.
The only problem is that most of these pictorial attempts at flawless skin have been heavily airbrushed and glossed over till they look just right. With these guidelines for glowing skin, you will be able to pull off that flawless look entirely on your own!
Top 5 Tips For Great Looking Skin
Drink lots of water!
Water has healing powers that cleanse your body of toxins and waste products and help your skin to stay glowingly hydrated. It should be drunk at any and all times of the day, and not reserved only for when you are dehydrated. Drinking a healthy amount of water, as shown by recent studies, has been found to reduce the risk colon cancer by 45%, the risk of bladder cancer by 50%, and even breast cancer. Carry water with you. Keep a bottle handy in your car, a glass of water on your desk, and a jug of water on the dining table at all times. Encourage yourself to drink more because doing so, for fact, will help your skin to glow.
Maintain a proper balance of sunlight.
Too much sun and tanning is not good for your skin and causes deadly forms of skin cancer, but on the other hand a lack of Vitamin D and sunshine can also cause cancer. Tough luck!
Avoid the hottest hours of the day. The trick with sunlight is that you want the Vitamin D, but you don’t want to get burned. The hottest hours of the day are usually between 10am and 4pm. Spending about 15 minutes in the sunshine during this time without any sunblock will help to give your body the Vitamin D that it needs. Continue reading
Say bye-bye to blemishes with the pimple popping powers of fruits!
I’m sure you already knew that the types of foods you eat influence the quality of your skin, but you should know it’s not just about what you eat; it’s about what you put on your face!
That’s right. I have 3 amazing acne face masks that are made solely from the produce you already stock in your refrigerator. Curious to know what they are and how you can make them yourself?
Good. Read on…
These five ingredients are all you need to make our three homemade face mask recipes
Pumpkin and Papaya Mask
For this blemish battling DIY all you need is 1 cup of Canned Pumpkin and 2/3 cup of mashed Papaya.
- In a bowl, mix together your pumpkin and papaya. It might take some time and elbow grease to get a smooth consistency, but that’s what you want.
- Next, on a clean face rub your mask all over your face, however, be careful not to get any in your eyes.
- Allow your mask 10-15 minutes to sit on your skin then rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry with a fresh, clean towel.
What makes this mask so potent is the Vitamin A and C content. Both pumpkin and papaya are full of these beneficial vitamins.
The zinc content of pumpkins help absorb the vitamins which in turn balance hormonal changes. Keeping your hormones in check will help prevent acne breakouts.
Vitamin C is also responsible for reducing the likelihood of scarring, which can sometimes occur after acne flare-ups.
Papaya on the other hand also contains alpha hydroxy acids (AHA’s) which slough away dead skin cells and promote healing from acne scars deep within the epidermis.
Reparative and Preventative; I like it!
Tomato and Avocado Mask
Big zits are annoying, but blackheads can be downright frustrating. This next mask helps combat both at the same time.
- Start by mashing one small skinless tomato with a ripe avocado in a bowl. Use a fork to help you press out any clumps to ensure a nice smooth consistency is achieved.
- After cleansing your skin, gently rub your mask all over your face. Spend a little extra time massaging the mask into areas where you frequently breakout or suffer from blackheads. My most common regions are the nose and chin.
- Let your mask absorb for 30 minutes then rinse off using warm water and pat your face dry.
Tomatoes contain an amazing antioxidant called lycopene. Lycopene regulates chemical and biological balances which helps maintain clear skin and also neutralizes free radicals to protect your skin from future breakouts.
The vitamins in this mask act like as an antiseptic astringent to help reduce blackheads while the avocado locks in moisture to keep your skin looking supple and fresh. Continue reading