5 Bad habits you need to break if you want clear skin

6a00d83454559b69e20191027bd802970cspent many years trying to figure out how to heal my acne, and I eventually made a career out helping women who have the same struggle.

A lot of things that can contribute to acne, and the last thing you want to do is make the problem worse. Unfortunately, I see a lot of people do just that without realizing it.

To help you avoid making similar mistakes, here are five of the most common skin care habits to break.

Using too many products

Many people think acne is a topical problem, so they rely solely on topical products. Products can help, but more doesn’t mean better.

Acne-prone skin is often sensitive to products and ingredients. The more you use, the more breakouts you’re likely to cause.

My tip: Keep to the basics. Use a gentle cleanser, a toner and a simple moisturizer. Use a spot treatment on occasion, and try to find products with as few ingredients as possible.

Constantly using harsh products

Still clinging to a topical solution, many people use harsh, aggressive products to fight acne.

Unfortunately, many of these products can cause inflammation in

12 Steps to smoother skin

smooth-skin_0Do you think perfectly smooth skin is something you’ll never have? Think again! Spend some time taking care of your skin, and you’ll end up with smooth, gorgeous skin that you can’t wait to show off! These 12 steps are a great way to get started.

Less is more

According to Dr. Jessica Krant, a board-certified dermatologist and founder of Art of Dermatology on 5th Avenue, as well as assistant clinical professor of dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York City, the first step to smoother skin is to stop doing everything you’re doing now.

“Remember that sometimes less is more. With all the constant marketing of anti-aging products and systems now, sometimes we think the more we do, the younger we’ll get. Sadly, sometimes that can work against you. Too many anti-aging products or procedures can actually make the skin more irritated, red, and flaky and produce the appearance of more fine lines due to deep dryness and microscopic swelling. So first, stop everything.”

Wash less

You may think the key to smooth skin is a super clean face, but that’s not true. In

How to exfoliate your skin

exfoliateExfoliation removes dead skin cells, leaving your skin radiant and smooth. Whether it’s bikini season or you just want soft, clean skin, exfoliating your skin from head to toe will get you glowing.

Many women exfoliate their faces but forget about other body parts. As the weather heats up and you get bikini-ready, you should exfoliate all over. Exfoliation is also important before applying tanning products or when rejuvenating winter-weary skin.

How to exfoliate


  • Exfoliating cleanser
  • Loofah, body brush or exfoliating gloves
  • Pumice stone
  • Body lotion
More: 5 Great reasons to exfoliate your face tonight


  1. Before stepping into the shower, brush your dry skin with your loofah, body brush or exfoliating gloves. This will help remove the loose skin and prepare your skin for the exfoliating process. Begin with the soles of your feet, working your way up your body.
  2. Get into the shower and wet your body from head to toe. Don’t exfoliate your skin if you are sunburned or have any open cuts or wounds.
  3. Use a pumice stone on your feet to eliminate rough spots and calluses. If your feet are extremely rough, soak them in a basin of

Jelly is Better Than Pills

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Semi-Permanent Makeup for Men – It’s a Thing…and Surprisingly Common!

Though traditionally associated with women, semi-permanent make-up for men is becoming increasingly popular by the day. The 21st century man really is pretty far removed from the man of several decades ago, for whom the idea of things like cosmetic surgery, makeup and meticulous grooming in general may have been rather unusual. Some call it metrosexuality, others simply call it making use of the most incredible advances in both technology and attitudes.

But for whatever the reason, more men than ever before are actively seeking semi-permanent make-up for a wide variety of reasons. According to the experts at www.bluebellaestheticswirral.co.uk, growing demand for semi-permanent make-up among men is leading to extraordinary advances in existing treatment techniques and technology all over the world. Intensive research and development have brought about incredible treatment options for a wide variety of imperfections. It often takes nothing more than a couple of minor corrections to bring about an entirely new sense of self-confidence – all without having to resort to drastic measures.

But in terms of specifics, exactly what kinds of semi-permanent make-up treatments is the modern man making use of right now?  It’s relatively obvious as to which treatments appeal to women, but how about the

Low Self Esteem Because of Body Issues

I have had low self esteem most of my life. I have tried to take pride in my body, but it is hard to do that when it has been an object of bullying for many years. I developed much slower than most other students in my school. When I did finally develop, it was not that much, which is why I was bullied a lot. I went to college and graduated with honors, but I never truly felt good about myself. That changed when I heard about Miracle Bust though. True to its name, it really was a miracle for me. Continue reading “Low Self Esteem Because of Body Issues”

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Woman writes essay complaining about being too pretty

We tell our little girls they are beautiful and that they should feel that way, but we also tell them to not be too vain. Case in point: an essay that recently appeared in Cosmopolitan in which a 20-year-old girl admitted to being so pretty that she feels people don’t recognize her accomplishments. The backlash has been swift and oh so mean.

Felicia Czochanski is just a young college student, but an essay she wrote is already making major waves. In it she says she is sick of being catcalled and judged for her looks over her brains. The piece is, admittedly, a bit over the top. Being “too pretty” is not a problem women often complain about. That said, the backlash against this poor woman has been way over the top.

Czochanski has been called everything from ugly to delusional and everything in between. The problem is, whether or not you find her concerns shallow or even vain, the urge to attack this woman’s looks and make her feel shamed and less confident reveals everything that is wrong with today’s society.

She says:

“Imagine how it feels to have heads turn and all eyes on you when you are simply