CLEAR SKIN TIPS
Always!!! WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE YOU WASH YOUR FACE!
Drink WATER, WATER, WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wash your face at least twice each day with your fingertips gently massaging your face with circular motions. Don't scrub. Use a soap-free cleanser. Our Natural Botanical Cleanser is excellent. Hot water opens pores, so wash with hot water. Cold water closes pores, so splash your face with cold water after washing to ensure that your pores are protected from the environment.
Perform the Pimple Eraser Facial 2-3 times a week with severe acne. See Brochure.
If you must wear makeup, make sure that you are using hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic products for sensitive skin. Splash your face with cold water before applying, and make sure you wash all the makeup away before going to bed! Throw away old makeup that smells or looks different from when you first bought it.
Make–up utensils should be washed regularly and microwave for 30 seconds or so to decrease bacteria.
Keep you hair and hands off your face! Hair and hands contain oils that can cause acne breakouts. Don't lean with your hands on your face either. Keep your hair pulled back off your face.
Hydrated skin is healthy skin. Water helps to detoxify our bodies, and our skin, ridding us of elements that make us ill, as well as elements that can cause acne.
Don't squeeze pimples, or pick at any sores. This can cause the spread of acne, and it can leave scars as well. Instead, treat the pimples with Pimple Eraser, keeping your hands off of them.
Stress is bad for the skin. Just as good hormones and chemicals are produced and released when we sleep, bad hormones and chemicals are produced when we are stressed. Avoid stress as much as possible, and learn to do deep breathing exercises, or other stress reducing techniques, for those times when you are stressed. Yoga Anyone?
Exercise daily! It increases the flow of nutrients and oxygen to the skin, which will give skin a healthier glow.
Make sure pillowcases are changed at least every few days. Wash sheets in hot water.
Make sure that you get plenty of rest. When we sleep, our bodies basically reset. Hormones and chemicals are produced that are not produced when we are awake. You need at least eight hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. Sleep is good for the skin.
Don't avoid the sun altogether, because that isn't healthy, but limit your time in the sun, and use a good sunscreen. Choose a sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. Look for the words "broad spectrum protection" in addition to the SPF of 30 or greater. Select a sunscreen that says "nonacnegenic" or "noncomedogenic" on the label to help keep pores clear.
Our Daily Moisturizer / Protector is all these things and Non-Oily. Just one fingertip amount will cover the entire face and neck areas. Overexposure to the sun, or ultraviolet rays, can not only cause acne, but it can cause skin to age quickly. It can also cause skin cancer. Make sure you wash the sunscreen off at nighttime when you come in from the sun to avoid getting clogged pores.
If you wear glasses or sunglasses, make sure you clean them frequently to keep oil from clogging the pores around your eyes and nose.
If you get acne on your body, try not to wear tight clothes, which don't allow skin to breathe and may cause irritation. Always wash your clothes in Hypoallergenic or sensitive skin detergents because, this will help decrease body acne and irritation. You also might want to stay away from scarves, headbands, and caps, which can collect dirt and oil or make sure you wash them frequently.
Don't Use Soap on Your Face
Soap is harsh -- it leaves a film that strips the skin of its natural hydration. Our cream cleanser is much more hydrating and cleans without leaving a residue.
Don't Stop Using Sunscreen
Just because you aren't at the beach everyday doesn't mean you shouldn't be using lotion with sunscreen to protect your skin with our Daily Moisturizer / Protector.
Eat a well balanced diet, and make sure that you include plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables contain quite a bit of natural vitamin A and E, which is essential to good skin care.
Eat a high fiber diet.
Decrease sugar and salt in your diet. Especially, Salt! Iodine rich foods increase acne.
Stay away from refined foods such as white breads, sugars, and sweets.
No, the food my not be facilitating your acne, but the preservatives, that are known irritants to the FDA, may be items your body naturally identifies as bacteria or toxins.
Keep in mind, no certain food is bad. Chocolate is actually an anti-oxidant, and benefits your skin.
Stay away from foods and beverages that contain caffeine. Especially, Sodas!
Cut out fried foods and those that contain trans fatty acids.
Cut down on the amount of milk you are drinking.
Add Omega 3 vitamins to your diet. Fish oil is a combination of essential fatty acids that flush the system of excess waste, toxins, bacteria, and allergens. Essential fatty acids are not made by the body, however, recent studies show that individuals who take essential fatty acids or eat diets rich in foods which contain them, have healthier, firmer, and clearer skin.
Eat foods that contain zinc.
Get your body’s system working in tip-top shape by taking a multivitamin. Unfortunately, some of us naturally lack the vitamins and minerals to ward off all bacteria growth and regulate our hormones perfectly. This increases our battle to fight acne and blemishes. A multivitamin, however, will give you the minerals you need to assist your body in working in the most efficient manner, allowing it to fend off bacteria, excess oil, and hormonal breakouts that trigger acne even better.
Try to get as all-natural as possible. The big acne gurus will suggest that diet is not a factor in acne and it very well may not be. But, the chemical preservatives, parabens, sulfates, and phosphates in your food, drinks, and personal care products may be a cause of acne. Other, less “civilized" cultures, who do not eat as many refined or processed foods and who use natural personal care products, do not experience acne or pimples like Americans.
Drink WATER, WATER, WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Notice this is repeated 3 times!
Acne is treatable and you do not have to feel like you have some awful disease. Be encouraged and stay faithful.
There is power in positive thinking.
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