This Might Be Why You Have Problem Skin

Over the past 10 years, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting with many women to discuss their problem skin issues.

Incredibly, over 60% of these women could have prevented their skin problems if they knew their REAL skin type.

Think you know yours? In today’s Vlog, I’ll share what you can do to find out for sure in hopes it might help you on your own clear skin journey!

What are your thoughts on today’s video? Share them with me in the comments below.

 

 

 

I’m Hoping THIS isn’t in Your Makeup

Do you really know what you’re putting on your skin?

If you live with Acne, Rosacea or any other skin condition, you can’t afford to play Russian Roulette with chemicals and ingredients in your makeup or skin care, because at the end of the day, it could seriously come back to bite you.

 

In todays Vlog post, I’m going to share the 1st 5 ingredients of one of the most popular makeup products on the market today. And, by the way, if you’re curious about the ingredients in the makeup or skin care you personally use, comment below with the product name, and we’ll research those ingredients as well!

 

In the meantime, buckle up, because the 2nd ingredient of this popular CC Cream will completely blow your mind!

4 Lies Women With Acne & Problem Skin Tell Themselves

For most, Acne is temporary; just a part of growing up.

But, there are those that live with Chronic Acne and problem skin every day. And, no matter what they do, no matter how hard they try, it usually gets much worse before it gets better.

And then there’s the media, that showcase their warped ideas of what “perfect” and “beautiful” looks like.  It’s no wonder so many women with problem skin find themselves anxious and depressed. Today we’re going to talk about the 5 lies women with Acne and problem skin tell themselves.

I did this to myself. 

So untrue. Unfortunately, there are times when acne just picks you. Most often it has nothing to do with the way you care for your skin or with the food choices you make.

Everyone is looking at my skin.

It doesn’t matter who you are, there’s always going to be someone who loves to stare, period. But, when you live with problem skin you’re extra sensitive about how you look, and it can feel like all eyes are on you. Remember that even if they do look, they probably don’t see you the way you see yourself. Keep in mind you’re your harshest critic!

My skin will always look this way.

Probably not. Keep in mind your problem skin didn’t manifest itself overnight, so it makes sense the solution won’t happen that soon either. Remember, everyone’s skin is different. What works for one may not work for the other. It’s all about finding the right solution for you, and sometimes that can take time to discover.

My skin will never look as good as hers

Not so fast! You have no idea what she’s hiding!

The beauty of natural mineral makeup is that it’s possible to look flawlessly natural while allowing your skin to heal at the same time. Regular makeup can’t do that! In fact, when your skin breaks out, the last thing you want to do is cover it with makeup, because the majority of the ingredients found in traditional makeup can make your problem skin even more of a problem.

So, what about you? Do you or did you believe in those lies above? Share your story below.

 

 

 

 

 

5 Reasons Why You’re STILL Breaking Out

skinconcernA breakout is completely frustrating, but, what’s worse, is not being able to figure out why you broke out in the first place.

You’re faithful with a regular skincare program, you eat the right foods, you limit your stress, and yet, it continues to show up like a bad boyfriend.

Reality is, there are a number of reasons why your skin is acting out like a 2 year old. Today, we’re going to talk about the top 5 reasons why you’re still breaking out.

You’re not doing it right

It doesn’t matter how much money you spend or how faithful you are to a skincare routine, it means absolutely nothing if you don’t use it the right way.

I get it. You’re in a rush.

Yes, I do it too. sometimes we speed up the routine by quickly cleansing, then splashing cold water over our face once, and we’re done, right?

Here’s why this is a problem. When we wash our face, the residue carrying oil and bacteria runs down our chin and onto our neck. When we splash just our face, we’re not completely rinsing. We allow it to sit there, only to find we start breaking out around the jawline and neck.

The Fix

Splash twice; once on your face and the other on your chin and neck. Will it mess up your bathroom sink? Probably, but, better that than a mess on your face, right?

You’re using the same washcloth and towel

I know. I catch myself doing this too. 

Sometimes it’s easier to grab the washcloth or towel closest to us, but, it usually ends up being the same one we used yesterday, and even worse, 10 people may have been using it after using the bathroom. Enough said? ? Here’s what to keep in mind. Bacteria loves to live in a used towel because it gets stuck in the fibers.

The Fix

Instead of keeping one washcloth and one hand towel in your powder room, keep 2. Each time you use one of them, replace it. This way, you no longer have an excuse. 🙂

You’re using the wrong stuff

Here’s what I mean by this: If you’re using a cleanser for dry skin and yours is oily, you might as well be using motor oil. Sounds a little extreme I know, but think about it. Different skin types have different needs and those needs require the right products for the right skin type.

The Fix

First, make sure you know your skin type, (keep in mind it may change a couple of times a years during a change of season.) then make sure you are using the right products for that skin type.

You can’t remember the last time you washed your brushes

Once, again, I’m a serial offender. It’s so much easier to use a makeup brush in the basket right next to me instead of grabbing my clean extra set of brushes. But, just like fibers in a towel, bristles easily harbor bacteria, and each time you use a dirty brush, you’re putting it back on your face. 

The Fix

Have 2 sets of brushes so you can swap one for the other when  you clean them. That 2nd set doesn’t have to be expensive. I use the same small set I pack when traveling. 

You’re using the same makeup sponge

Makeup sponges are a great tool, but just like brushes, they suck up bacteria.

The Fix

If you use a blending sponge, be sure to keep it clean every time you use it, and make sure you replace it every couple of months. The easiest fix is to buy a package of disposable sponges so you can easily throw them out each time you use them.

And, it’s possible to not know what caused your breakout. But, by following the tips above, you can be sure it most likely wasn’t you!

Did I miss something from the list? Tell me all about it below.