The Best Way to Manage Rosacea

Rosacea is a common skin condition that is very much misunderstood.

Over 16 million Americans suffer from Rosacea. It’s red-faced, hot acne like effects can cause significant psychological, social and occupational problems if not properly treated. In fact, a recent study showed more than 76% of patients with Rosacea said this problem skin condition lowered their self-confidence and self-esteem, while 41 percent reported the condition made them avoid social situations.

Although Rosacea can’t be cured, it can be managed through medical treatments. Great news, right?

The problem is, these treatments only solve half the problem because the skin can still look ravaged. And forget about covering it up with just any makeup. The stubborn redness eventually bleeds through.

And women with Rosacea need more than a makeup that just covers, they need one that also cools and calms the skin.

That’s exactly what you get with KmS Mineral Essentials loose mineral foundations. The Zinc Oxide in our makeup acts as a cooling agent that soothes hot, angry skin, minimizing the patchy redness left by Rosacea. Our ingredients are made gentle without irritants that can make problem skin much worse.

Since creating our Flawless Mineral Foundation in 2007, we’ve received a tremendous amount of positive feedback from our customers living with Rosacea, thanking us for their renewed self confidence and for creating a product that leaves their skin clearer and healthier than they thought possible.

If you live with Acne and troubled skin, isn’t it time you start using a makeup made for it? Find out what our customers already know, and see the incredible difference our makeup can make for you and your skin by trying it today. With our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, you have nothing to lose but problem skin!

2 Ways To Get Radiant Looking Skin In the Fall

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Fall is such a beautiful time of year! For most of us, it means bright colored leaves, apple cider and comfy sweaters!

But, there’s a drawback to the Autumn season. Our skin becomes dry and dull. And, this doesn’t happen because it’s so much cooler outside, it happens because we turn the heat on inside, and as cozy as it may feel, it also dehydrates our skin. 

The good news is, you don’t have to settle for less than radiant looking skin no matter the weather! And,  today, we’re going to talk about 2 ways  to get radiant looking skin in the Fall.

Exfoliate

Our skin’s job every 3 days is to create new skin cells. Our job is to get rid of the old ones so new skin can show through. This is done when we use a facial scrub or microderm abrasion treatment 2 to 3 times a week.

Why is exfoliation so important? If you don’t exfoliate regularly, it’s impossible for your moisturizer to make it’s way through the dead skin to the new which is both a waste of 2 things we find rare these days; time and money.

So, when do you fit this into your routine? We recommend doing it in the evening. Because exfoliating can be abrasive, it leaves new skin  sensitive. Let it rest when you do. 

Switch Up Your Products

As the seasons change, so do  the needs of our skin. This sometimes means the products that worked for you during the summer might not cut it this time of year. You may find your skin might require more moisture during cooler months.

And, how do you know this? If your skin appears unusually dry and tight after using your cleanser, what you’re using may be too harsh for your skin. It might actually be stripping away the natural (good) oils it needs to stay plump and hydrated.

And your skincare products aren’t the only thing you should consider changing if you find your skin dry.

It may also be time to change your foundation, especially if you normally wear an oil control foundation. Dry skin loving options like KmS Mineral Perfecting BB Cream, or Select Botanical Anti-Aging Foundation were created specifically for dry skin and contain ingredients that prevent moisture loss.

How do you change your skincare routine this time of year?

 

What My Grandmother Taught Me About Skin Care

skin care bottleI remember the first time I invested in skin care products. It was at one of those at home makeup parties. I can’t remember the exact cost, but I do remember being on a “payment plan” because it was so much more than I could afford.

And I bought into the lie that great skin care costs a lot of money. Maybe you fell for that too?

I used the set I bought faithfully for about 3 weeks, and noticed my skin began to break out. I called the lady that sold it to me and she said I needed to keep using it, because my skin needed to get used to using all of the products. I listened to her, and then my skin broke out so bad, it had left permanent scars!

It was then I learned a hard lesson; that you don’t always “get what you pay for” when it comes to skin care products. I forgot all about my grandma, (who always had amazing looking skin by the way) who only used a bar of Ivory soap and water on her skin every day of her life.

So, what did she know that I didn’t?

My Grandmother taught me it’s not so much the products you use, it’s about being consistent when it comes to caring for your skin. She used Ivory soap twice a day every day for over 80 years without fail.

So, am I saying expensive products are just a waste of money?

Not at all!

I know women personally who spend a ridiculous amount of money on skin care and those that do not. Both are perfectly happy because what they use works for them, and at the end of the day, isn’t that what really matters? 

It might surprise you that I don’t always recommend KmS Skin Essentials products to my customers if they are happy with the results of whatever it is they use. I am a big believer of the phrase, “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.”

And this doesn’t mean I don’t believe in KmS Skin Care products. I truly do! I also know our products have created beautiful results for my customers.

The biggest thing to take away here is not every product works for everyone, regardless the price. What works for your sister might not work for you. And if you’re lucky enough to only spend $25 a month for your skincare, kudos to you if it gives your skin everything it needs to be healthy and happy.

I’d love to know. Are you happy with your skin care routine and the products you use? Tell me all about below in comments.

 

 

 

 

3 Ways to Stop Stressing Out Your Skin

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There are times when our skin seems to have a mind of its own!

You know what I’m talking about.

You think you know your skin well, when out of the blue, it decides to turn on you by breaking out, drying out; or just acting differently than it used to. Many times, it’s because we’re doing (or not) doing something to make it misbehave, or “stress out.

No worries, though! Today we’re going to talk about 3 ways to stop stressing out your skin!

Manage your stress

Stress is something we all go through. It’s a part of life, and although it begins in the mind, it can cause panic throughout our body; even our skin. Although we can’t stop stress, we can learn to better manage it.

What that looks like for you could be anything that puts you in a positive mood. From helping someone at the grocery store to paying for lunch for the person behind you in line. Paying it forward, and surrounding yourself with positive influences and spending time with people who support and love you are some of the best ways to manage your stress.

Get more sleep

You’ve probably heard this a hundred times! But, what you might not know is sleep isn’t just brain food for the mind. Sleep is especially important to our skin because it’s during that time our skin builds collagen, and works to repair itself. When we don’t get enough sleep, we interrupt that process. That’s why others can easily tell when we haven’t slept well; it’s literally written all over our face!

Stop the neglect

The 3rd way we stress out our skin is when we abuse, or neglect it. This usually happens out of pure laziness, and I’m a big offender!
My husband and I are part owners of a restaurant and bar, so many times I come home late. I’m so tired, I just want to change my clothes and jump into bed, so I usually end up washing my face and skipping the rest!
 
Here’s why that’s a problem.
 
When it comes to skincare, it’s not about how much you spend or the type of products you use that counts. The key is being consistent. 
 
So what can we do to keep that consistency? It’s about making it easy to stick with our routine.

For me, it’s about beating me at my own game! So, because I come home late 3-4 times a week, I set my products and towel right next to the sink before I leave. That way, I have less of an excuse to be lazy.

What else do we do that can stress out our skin? Share your thoughts with me in the comments below!