If you suffer from acne, you’re not alone. Over 50 million North Americans experience acne breakouts, including up to 85% of teens and young adults and 20% of adults.
Causes of Acne
There are many reasons you may be experiencing acne. Environmental pollutants, bacteria, excess oil, and improper cleansing have all been linked to acne. So has stress, hormonal changes (tell me about it), and fatigue.
Beyond that, acne can also create emotional issues. Research shows that it can lead to self-consciousness, embarrassment, lack of confidence, and poor self-esteem. In addition, women also try to cover their blemishes with concealer or foundation which make the problem even worse.
At Home Solution
Newly launched Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel can help treat your acne at home (boy, could I have used this gel last week).
Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel is clinically proven to treat blemishes with results as good as a leading topical acne drug.
The clearing gel implements a 4-in-1 Clearing Complex which contains exfoliating and anti-blemish agents (Salicylic Acid) and sebum-controlling and anti-irritant agents (Sea Whip Extract). Also, the unique alcohol and water base provides quick absorption while witch hazel water helps minimize excess surface oil.
Finding the right concealer can be a tricky process. To confuse matters even more, cosmetic brands are throwing in special ingredients to make their concealers more than just a coverage tool.
If you’re looking for a brightening concealer, Rimmel’s new Wake Me Up concealer is designed to visibly awaken and illuminate tired eyes.
Featuring a peptide and vitamin moisturizing complex for an anti-fatigue effect, this creamy concealer blends well and doesn’t cake.
The five shades of this concealer are:
- Very Fair
- Very Fair Light
- Light Medium
For those mornings when you just can’t rub the tired look out of your eyes, this light-reflecting concealer could be your new best friend.
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First came BB cream for your face. Next came BB creams for your hair. Now, you can apply a BB cream to improve the skin texture on your body.
Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream is designed to create five “beautifying” benefits to your skin:
- Illumination (subtle sheen)
- Evenness (redness/discoloration)
- Correction (blurs/hides imperfections)
Finding the right foundation today is almost as hard as finding the right bra.
Seriously, there are so many foundation options right now that many of us just fall back on old choices rather than take the time to find one that optimally complements our skin.
If you’re visiting a Sephora store to find your perfect foundation, you may want to let the Sephora & Pantone Color IQ device do all the work for you.
This handheld device scans the surface of your skin and in minutes assigns it an official Pantone skin tone called the Color IQ number. Then, poof! You get scientifically precise foundation matches from over 1,000 foundations, brands, and formulas.
FRESH skincare has been a favourite since its introduction in the early 1990′s. With time-honored beauty rituals as its inspiration, this lifestyle brand combines artisan craftsmanship with modern technology to come up with effective and innovative formulas.
One of FRESH’s inspirations is Black Tea, one of the world’s most ancient remedies. I’m not sure how they did it, but FRESH has managed to create a potent complex featuring black tea extract that acts as an “immortal elixir” for amazing anti-aging results.
Here are the latest additions to the best-selling Black Tea skincare collection, and an absolute must-have that can easily fit in to any regime.