Three Quick Complexion Tips

I have always been that girl that has struggled with acne.

I feel like I have tried every home-remedy and urban legend that involves curing breakouts (including but not limited to, the ‘toothpaste trick’). I’ve watched every infomercial in vain, praying that this time I had found a cure.

Homemade face mask.  It didn’t really work.  image via Flickr

I’ve made face masks out of eggs and vinegar (which is not easy to clean up by the way) and wasted tons of money on make-up that I thought had healing powers.

What Did I Learn?

What did I learn from all of these experiences?  For one, I learned never to trust a product that isn’t carried in stores or one that is sold by a cheesy, D-list celebrity.

Okay, I did learn more than that. I learned that everyone’s skin is different.

There is no ‘one cleanser cures all’ in this world and that just because these products didn’t work for me, doesn’t mean they don’t work for other people. I can’t really blame the product for lying even though I was thoroughly disappointed.

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I also learned a few quick tricks that can help keep breakouts on the back burner:

1. Hot vs. Cold

No, I’m not talking about mood swings (though they do tend to wreak havoc on the skin). I’m talking about the temperature of water.

Always use warm water on your face and body before applying cleanser. The warm water ‘opens’ your pores, allowing the cleanser to actually reach in and do it’s job!

After you have ‘warmed up’ your skin and after cleansing, splash your skin with cool water. The colder temperature ‘closes’ the pores, helping keep out bacteria

2. Pillow Talk

Try to only use ‘one side’ of the pillow for no more than a few days. Flipping the pillow over prevents oils that have seeped into the material from making their way back onto your face. I normally trade out pillow cases every few days and this does wonders for clearing up the sides of my face.

3. No Touchy

It’s a common known fact but rarely does anyone follow it – Don’t touch your face! Even I find myself doing it all the time. When I’m bored, deep in thought, etc. my dirty little fingers make their way up to my chin or temple and then a day later I have a new tenant. Try to compulsively wash your hands and pay attention to where they roam.

If you follow these tips you may not get a perfect complexion, but it sure will be better than it would be otherwise.


Recapture Your Youthful Appearance With Wrinkle Cream

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One of the top rated wrinkle creams available.

Do you take good care of your skin? Do you use sun screen before going outside? Is a twice daily skin care routine, including wrinkle cream, a regular part of your life?

If you ask the average person if they want to get wrinkles, or if they like the ones they already have, they will probably laugh and say, “NO!”

There are a lot of measures that you can take to prevent wrinkles, but inevitably, aging happens, and they start appearing on your face.

When we age, our body stops producing its own antioxidants in the amounts that it did in our youth. These antioxidants fight the aging process in all our cells, including our skin.

Your Lifestyle Can Affect Your Skin

Certain lifestyle choices also affect the number of free radicals, or the destructive molecules, that are in your system.

Smoking cigarettes, drinking alcoholic beverages, and stress will age you very quickly and leave you susceptible to disease. Eating a healthy diet with a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables will provide you with needed antioxidants. Also, there are nutritional supplements that aid your body in making its own, much like it did in your youth.

Using cosmetics that are made with high quality, botanical ingredients will help your skin ward off the signs of aging. The botanical oils in your wrinkle cream will absorb quickly into your pores and will nourish the cells.

Plants offer us a lot of antioxidant protection from aging and disease, whether we eat them or put them on our skin. It is essential that in our quest for good health and a youthful appearance that we make plant foods the basis of our diet.

Not only will this type of diet protect us from debilitating and serious diseases, it will give us strength, vitality, and energy to live a full and active life and help to delay the onset of wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes.


Eye Creams For Dark Circles Or Wrinkles – Follow These Simple Tips

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Properly caring for your skin doesn’t have to be hard or time consuming, and this includes using products to help treat dark circles and bags under your eyes.

Many people think that the only solution to their aging skin problems is to buy an expensive product that will quickly eliminate their wrinkles, age spots, and other imperfections; however, it is important to recognize that the best eye cream for dark circles, deep wrinkles, or any other skin problem must be combined with the following tips.

Gradually incorporate these tips in to your daily skin care routine in order to achieve your ideal appearance in no time.

Foods that have a high sodium content can have a very harmful effect on your skin. Sodium can dehydrate you and too much can result in water retention and many other health problems.

Choose low-sodium foods, especially natural unprocessed foods. If you are a soda drinker, choose diet soda as they often contain less sodium than their sugared counterparts.

Wearing lip balm whenever your lips are exposed to the dangerous rays of the sun is the best way to protect your lips. The balm will serve as a protective layer between the sun and your lips. You can find inexpensive lip balms at most grocery stores so there is no excuse to keeping your lips protected.

To keep your skin healthy, you need to sleep for at least seven or eight hours each and every night. Allowing your body to recharge each night is the best way to be healthy and have beautiful skin. The best eye cream for dark circles or wrinkles will be useless if you are not getting adequate sleep. Get your well deserved rest and enjoy reaping the rewards!

Drinking plenty of water is essential for proper skin care and overall health. Your skin will dehydrate if you don’t drink at least eight 8 ounce glasses of water every day. If your water consumption is low, you can expect it to show in your skin, through dryness and itchiness. Keeping well-hydrated will help you avoid dryness and keep your skin healthy and resilient.

In conclusion, taking care of your skin does not have to be a difficult or time-consuming job. By reading this article, you have started to educate yourself on skin care which means you have taken the first important step in caring for your skin.

Remember that the best eye cream for dark circles, under eye bags or wrinkles, or any other skin problems will be far more effective if you combine it with the effective solutions outlined above.

Author: This Guest post was submitted by Bree Roberts who is a market adviser with a leading cosmetic product manufacturer; for further suggestions on how to get rid of dark circles, age spots and a variety of other frustrating skin problems, please visit her site: