Breakouts in the Same Spot? Find Out Why

Does it seem like you always get a blemish in the same spot? There is a reason for this…

The pore may be damaged so it keeps getting re-infected. This is especially common for those who pick. (hint, hint) Picking blemishes loosens the lining of the cell and that causes the clogged oil to go deeper into the skin and that creates an inflammatory reaction.

If you use a drying spot treatment (toothpaste and most over-the-counter spot treatments) this will only dry out the surface infection of the skin. The bacteria is still lurking underneath and will eventually come to the surface again.

Glycolic Acid is a great prevention. For a blemish you have now and to properly get rid of it and kill the bacteria, try this

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This doesn’t happen very often but today and today only, 10% off the entire online store! Everything on the Pure Skin website is on sale. Stock up for back to school, end of summer or because you have been wanting to try these products.

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I LOVE all the products but these are the top 10 best selling items…

Konjac Sponge- Charcoal

Skin Script Sheer Protection, SPF 15

Grapeseed Oil

Beta Acid

Vita-C Serum

TGF-B Serum

Skin Script Light Aloe Moisturizer

Skin Script Cucumber Toner

Skin Script Green Tea Cleanser

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Love Your Skin and Hashtag It!

I’m sure you have all seen the phenomenon of #100happydays. It’s a pretty powerful and inspiring thing to do and it can really change your life. Forcing yourself to see the good in what you have, makes you realize that none of the stuff matters. It’s easy to be negative and think your life is falling apart.

After thinking about this for some time now, I have decided that I want to do this for skin. I listen to my clients tear themselves apart on a daily basis. What they see in the mirror is not what the world sees. We all have something we want to change and we all have our battles, but finding the good in things is important so we don’t lose perspective. Breakouts suck! I’m not taking that away from you, I’m just asking you to not focus on it.

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So, for 30 days, I want you to find something positive about your skin. Take a picture of yourself or of something relevant and make a short (or long) positive comment. If you love your right cheek on a Tuesday because it looks extra healthy, post that! It doesn’t matter how small you might think it is, it will do wonders for your soul and mind. Positive thinking is very strong and I believe this will help people.

Spread the word and invite others to do this with us. It will be fun. There is no specific start date but do it sooner rather than later. We can always find a reason for “tomorrow.”

How to do it…

1. Go on Instagram

2. Post a picture of your skin (or something positive) and make a happy comment on what you love about your skin that day.

3. Always include hashtag: #30dayshappyskin

4. Share with all of your friends and family

5. You can also add #psblounge or tag me @pureskinandbodylounge

 

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I love what I do and I want to share what I have learned over the years with everyone but I need your help! Share this blog on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram…whatever you use for social media. Let your friends and family learn about skin too. I speak the truth and let you know what is really going on and how to keep your skin young and healthy.

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Thank you in advance! YOU allow me to do what I love!!

SKIN CARE BLOG

An Esthetician’s Point of View

You Asked. I Answered.

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Q. “The little white bumps on the scalp and forehead. You can’t pop, you can’t scratch them, they are hard little things.”

A. Without having more information and without seeing them, I will assume they are milia. This is the most common answer to this question. The good news is…they are very common and not harmful to the skin. The bad news…hard to get rid of naturally. They are formed on top of the skin and are often caused by products that are too heavy for the skin or when the product can’t penetrate (like the eye area where you have no pores). They happen when dead skin gets trapped under the skin’s surface. The best way to try to get rid of these is to exfoliate and hydrate. I recently got one and I was very diligent with those two steps and it was gone pretty quickly. They don’t always go away though and if they bother you then going to a Dermatologist is the next step. They can use lancets to extract them. Easy and pretty painless. (in some states, lancets can be used by Estheticians. California is not one of those states)

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Q. “After I get a cold sore (below my lip, between my lip and chin), I still have a lot of redness where it was over a month later. What can I do to get rid of the redness?”

A. This is actually a tough question with not necessarily an answer. Avoid picking the cold sore is priority #1! Just like a pimple, picking at it can prolong it and cause skin irritation long after it is gone. The best solution if picking isn’t your issue, is to hydrate the area. Medications (oral or topical) will dry out the skin because that is part of the healing process. It is drying out the bacteria to kill it. Therefore adding hydration to the skin is important to counteracting the side effects. So my advice is to keep it as hydrated as possible while you have it and obviously after it is gone. Grapeseed Oil is my favorite. Natural and non-irritating.

grape-seed-oil-6ozQ. “Is retinol the most powerful ingredient for wrinkle prevention? If not, what is?”

A. Retinol isn’t necessarily for prevention. It can be used that way but most use it to soften fine lines and wrinkles. (prescription retinol, like Retin-A is much stronger and can definitely be used for prevention…with side effects though!) Exfoliation, acids (like Glycolic), vitamin-C and SPF are your best bets. Along with regular facials, of course. Getting rid of dead skin is key. Using a scrub (or my favorite, the Konjac Sponge) helps get rid of the dead skin in a physical way. A Glycolic Acid (which is proven to be the best chemical exfoliant for wrinkles) is a great addition to your routine. Vitamin-C will brighten your skin and also help with protection from the sun (hyper-pigmentation!). And, we all know that SPF is the #1 way to prevent aging. Probably not the answer you wanted if you were looking for a miracle but I have always said that there is no miracle when it comes to skin care. (grape seed oil is the closest!)

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Q. “I’m getting age spots on my hands!”

A. Hands are often neglected and exposed to the sun A LOT! We wash them all throughout the day and usually don’t think to apply SPF to them. I recommend that every time you apply it to your face, rub it on your hands as well. Of course, that only lasts until you wash your hands again so keep some with you at all times. There are travel size bottle that are small enough to keep in your purse (not in your car, too hot!) Another way to help is to exfoliate and hydrate your hands properly. If you use a Glycolic Acid on your face, use it on your hands too. Along with serums and grape seed oil. All these things will probably not get rid of age spots (very, very difficult to do on anything below the face) but they will help prevent.

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Q. “What is a good razor to use when shaving? I feel like sometimes my skin is irritated and sometimes it’s not.”

A. It’s not about the razor, it’s about your skin and what you use. The drier your skin is, the more irritated it will get. I always tell people to use hair conditioner (nothing expensive. I use Pantene) to shave. It hydrates as you shave and will leave your skin super soft. I’m also convinced that it gives you a closer shave. Exfoliating your skin prior to shaving is a good idea as well. When you get out of the shower, apply grape seed oil to lock in that moisture. These steps should really help with the irritation. This is great for men who shave their chest too!

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Miracle Body Buffer! Removes Hair, Exfoliates, Massages and More…

The Miracle Body Buffer uses Random Orbital Oscillation technology create the perfect massaging tool for the entire body. The orbital oscillation directs energy to stimulate target areas all over the body to reduce muscle soreness, tension and stress. Targeted areas will also benefit from increased circulation, collagen stimulation, and movement of lymph and synovial fluids. If that wasn’t enough, the addition of a BUFFsmooth hair removal pad will leave you hair free in minutes. The BUFFsmooth hair removal pads offer a revolutionary way to remove hair*—super-fine exfoliating crystals remove unwanted hair without any harsh chemicals or pain associated with other hair removal methods.

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Exfoliation Does a Body Good $50
Are you feeling dry? Does it seem like you are always applying lotion (or grape seed oil) but your skin never seems hydrated? Dead skin might be the problem. Just like the skin on your face, your body needs to be exfoliated properly so that it can absorb the products. We will start with ultra-gentle skin exfoliation from the chest down to your feet. And then after, we will buff your skin with Grapeseed oil leaving your skin softer, smoother and more hydrated.
This is a great service pre-spray tan (do the day before).

Hair No More…Painlessly
Yes, it is possible to remove hair without irritation! Great for men who want no hair or even less hair on their chest or back. We know that shaving and waxing can irritate the skin but this Miracle Body Buffer does not! After the hair removal process, we will buff your skin to ensure it stays hydrated. No face or bikini area.
Price varies, depending on the area.