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Tips for Treating and Preventing Acne

Got a Pimple (a.k.a. Acne) or does your skin just keep feeling oily?

It may be due to what you are you are using to cleanse your face or what you are eating. It can also depend on your hormone & stress levels as well as that time of the month (if you are a female). — My skin tends to get more oily during that time and I have to wash my face more.

There are other reasons and factors as well for acne. Below are a some Reasons, Products and Tips to help you keep your skin, Glowing, Blemish-free & Healthy.

This Chart (right) from Camera Press is a Handy Guide to why you may develop acne in certain areas of your face.

Keep Facial Oils In Check
Maintaining your skins oil levels are important when it comes to controlling acne. Using soap and water as well as too much witch hazel or toner can have an opposite affect on your skin giving it more oil. I find that using Alcohol-free products or products that are formulated with .2% Salacytic acid are best as well as keeping skin moisturized, since soap can strip your skin of it’s natural oils. Having a Daily Skincare Routine is what I find most helpful for preventing acne. — (Skincare products I recommend to try are Avon’s Clearskin or Elements, Face Washes – Starting at 4.99!) Each product is formulated for different skin types.  These are also great products for Teenagers who’s hormone levels are bouncing up and down. (see Product Charts Below)

Try to Keep your Stress Level Down
This is easier said than done in most cases. Work, Family, daily life, etc are all stress factors that can weaken your immune system, making it easier for bacteria to build up, this will also trigger the body’s release of cortisone levels, (anti-stress hormone). Stress also leads to weight gain when it continues for a period of time. Take a Few Moments to find Different Ways to Relax. If time allows, take a Relaxing & De-Stressing DETOX BATH.

Watch what you Eat
Items that will Spike your Blood Sugar (processed sugar, fried foods, corn syrup, excess amounts of pasta, & potatoes) have been linked to acne. Try to LIMIT Your Portions and Intake of these foods — Yes, it’s easy to go to them when you are stressed and our body Does crave it. (I find it helpful to EAT More Veggies, Fruit, Smoothies, and Drinking More Water when these cravings hit).

If you already have pimples, it’s recommended NOT to pop them as they may develop scarring as a result. If your skin isn’t clearing up you may want to see a Dermatologist to make sure there isn’t any other underlying problem.

Here is an interesting Chart on How Acne Starts on the skin:

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Do you wish you can have Soft Skin, Glowing Skin & Minimize Wrinkles???

First Thing I do to keep my skin Glowing is to Make sure I am Drinking Enough Water & Washing my  Face! Here’s why and how it helps you from the Inside Out..

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As Far as keeping my face cleansed, I have been following the Skincare Routine Below and it’s been helping me keep my skin, soft, glowing and my makeup applies with ease! (I like to do my routine at night during and after my shower so it’s easy to remember  while taking time to myself to reflect on the day/week, etc while doing the Nightly Routine described below!

Easy Daily Skin Care Steps….

My Favorite products to use are the  ANEW Vitale Radiance Regimen

“9 OUT OF 10 WOMEN SHOWED IMPROVED CLARITY
AND EVEN SKIN TONE.
  “Powered by VitaTone Complex (a blend of patented and patent-pending ingredients including vitamins and peptides), Vitale helps fight the look of sleep-deprived skin for a more radiant appearance and youthful glow.”

After Cleansing my Face, I use the lotion Every Morning & Evening and the Hydrating Gel Every 3 Days  and they Both keep my skin looking young & hydrated while minimizing fine lines on my face.

In the Morning I get up and Cleanse my face and use a Facial Toner (to keep my skin Acne Free) and Moisturizer before applying my Make-up and getting ready for the Day!

Wake up Your Skin & Give to a Great Cause!

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The latest product in the ANEW Family of products is doing wonderful things for a Wonderful Cause!  A portion of the product purchase will go towards the AVON Foundation for Women which is supporting Breast Cancer Research & Awareness!

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 * The Face Wash makes my face feel Invigorated.

*The Day Moisturizer with SPF 15 helps keep my skin protected from the Sun and Moisturized!

* The Night formula keeps my skin supple and renewed while I sleep!

* The Eye formula brightens eyes for a Rejuvinated Look (even after not a lot of sleep).

  Click Here to Learn More & Try it for Yourself!

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Steps to Keep Your Youthful Appearance

Here are a few ways I have found to keep skin supple and young looking:

*  Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day or more. This handy chart is a good way to add variety to your water while enjoying other health benefits.

* Use a Face and/or Body cream with at least 15SPF

* Get enough sleep (at least 6 hrs a night)…

* Establish a Good Daily Skin Care Routine! Even if you shower in the AM, Always cleanse your face before bedtime to remove any dirt, toxins, etc from the day.