If you wake up, wash you face and go, it's time to SLOW down. Good, proper skincare is a gentle & thoughtful ritual to be undertaken daily. There are steps to this! Follow this basic step-by-step guide for greater skin. Because everyone's skin is different, adjust the routine as necessary for your individual needs. Cleanse. Pretty simple. Our skin works overtime while we're getting our beauty rest at night. Clean off the sebum and bacteria you've accumulated with a pH-balance
Essentially a pimple is a combination of sebum, fatty acids and bacteria contained in a little sac called the sebaceous gland. Squeezing a pimple incorrectly, or when it's not ready, can cause this sac to rupture into the surrounding tissue, causing inflammation, infection and even long term scarring.
A pimple that is very yellow and really superficial can be gently squeezed with clean hands, and preferably by lancing it first. Ideally by a professional. A pimple will gener
Much like the R&B ladies of TLC in 1999, we don't want no scrubs. Abrasive facial scrubs, that is. St. Ives is under fire for their famous Apricot Scrub, which contains particles of walnut shells to "exfoliate" the skin. The plaintiffs in this class action lawsuit explain that they never would have bought the scrub, had St. Ives' marketing indicated the potential for skin damage from using such a harsh scrub. In response to the lawsuit, many dermatologists have nodded to conf