Posts tagged ‘skin’
Just tried the Cure Natural Aqua Gel and Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX.
Right after washing the aqua gel off my blackheads looked reduced. Or lighter. Idk. But that seems like a good sign. As for the sleeping pack… It smells good. Seems to be absorbing well. We’ll see in the morning!
Have acne that doesn’t get better no matter what you put on it?
Consider visiting your doctor and ask about getting your hormone levels checked. The first clue is the location of your acne. If you get acne mostly around your chin and lower cheeks (where a beard would normally be for guys) that could indicate that your acne is a result of hormones. The type of acne you have is the second clue.
In the case of a hormone imbalance, hormones are constantly pumping oil deep into your hair follicle, and clogging it deep down underneath the skin. Obviously a topical treatment cannot fix a problem that is deep in the skin, so this is where you might consider getting oral medication or hormone therapy to decrease the oil stimulation, which will heal your acne.
Two Quick Tips.
I have never really had a problem with acne, since I’ve been on birth control for the majority of my teen years - but something I have had major problems with in the past is blackheads. If you don’t know what blackheads are, you’re probably really lucky. Blackheads are basically black/brown/yellow plugs on your skin. They are literally the crap that is clogging up your pores. But contrary to the popular belief that these are the result of poor hygiene, blackheads are just a build-up of oils in your skin, which is normal for a lot of people with oily skin. Since I’m a broke ass, I discovered ways to help this problem at home, no chemical peels or any crazy stuff like that.
- Elmer’s Glue - Holy jeez, I can’t remember for the life of me where I found this little secret at, but I can’t imagine how much worse my skin would be if I hadn’t found it. This literally pulls dirt out of your face. I’m sure there’s a more professional-sounding way of saying it, but we don’t care, we just want a clean face, right? This process is also super simple. You know how when you were little (little? I still do this now sometimes) you would put glue on your hands and peel it off when it was dry? It’s kinda like that. All you do is rub a liberal amount of it on the affected area - for me, like most people, it would be my nose. Just wait until it dries and then pull it off. It is a little painful since you have little hairs in your face, but try to pull it all off in one piece! If you just kinda rub/scrape it off, it defeats the purpose. Once you peel it off, hold your little snake-skin up against maybe the light on your computer screen, and you can probably see nasty little spots all up in it.
- Rubbing Alcohol - I learned this from my best friend just a few days ago. Whenever your face starts getting really oily, grab a paper towel, hold it against the opening of the alcohol bottle and hold it upside down so the paper towel absorbs the alcohol. Just rub it all over your face but avoid your eyes, obviously. The smell isn’t all that pleasant, and neither is the light brown gunk that may or may not show up on the paper towel afterwards. That, my friend, is dirt, oil, makeup, and whatever else is on your face (what are you putting on your face?) that your face wash may have missed. The rubbing alcohol will dry out your skin though, so rub an ice cube over your skin to help close your pores and apply moisturizer.
******NOTE!!!! DO NOT USE THE SECOND METHOD IF YOU HAVE DRY OR SEVERELY IRRITABLE SKIN - IT IS MEANT TO ABSORD EXCESSIVE OILS AND CAN IRRITATE YOUR SKIN IF YOU ALREADY HAVE DRY SKIN!!!!!******