Tips on how to get rid of acne scars
This can be a complicated topic as there are different types of scars post acne that require different ways to correct, and also involves the lengthy topic of wound healing. But for the most part, in general, all acne scars can be improved with some basic things.
Stress and the effects on the skin
Ok, so this post is particularly personal, as managing stress has always been a challenge for me. I know this is common, as I have also seen the detrimental effects of long term stress in the skin of so many clients. I can definitely relate, as I know stress has been my personal largest aging factor.
Besides UV damage and diet, stress is one of the major causes of aging and inflammation in the skin and the body.
Skin is the primary sensing organ for external stressors, like heat, cold, pain, and tension, so it makes sense that stress would have such an impact on it. Let's see further why and what we can do about it, shall we. Let's all take a deep cleansing breath and read further...
Skincare While Wearing a Mask
There is no better time to address the dreaded issue of "maskne" (acne caused by mask wearing), than the one day of the year we normally enjoy wearing a mask when it's not a pandemic, Halloween!!!
So of course, as your skin and acne expert, I have all the details on the main causes of maskne and what we can do to help fix and prevent it from happening. Let's look further...
Common Face Washing Mistakes
Most of you know and hear over and over again in magazines, blogs and from your estheticians that you should be washing your face before bed. Not washing your face at night is the biggest mistake you can make for your skin besides not wearing SPF. All the aging pollution particles, makeup and built up sebum from the day in your pores mix together by the end of the day into a not so refreshing cocktail in your pores. Your skin regenerates and heals itself to repair from the damage of the day, so washing at night is so important.
But did you know that there are also many face washing mistakes that can lead to an impaired barrier or even cause breakouts too? Lets look further into the top 3...