7 Celebrities Who Battle Acne

Underneath the makeup, perfect lighting and plastic surgery, those people who we hold to an unrealistic standard of beauty are human too. I am referring to celebrities who we too often believe are flawless in every way especially in appearance. But the truth is that celebrities are afflicted with some of the same cosmetic imperfections that plague us ordinary people. Acne, for example, is a condition that a number of prominent celebrities battle daily. Here are some celebrities who suffer with acne along with information on how they cope with this frustrating skin condition. Katy Perry: It may come as

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Acne and Menopause: What You Need to Know

The fact that menopause is a normal part of life for women between the ages of 45 and 55 is of little consolation to those who suffer from one of its seldom discussed side effects – acne. The hormonal changes – specifically a drop in estrogen production – that are at the heart of other changes related to menopause can cause the skin’s sebaceous glands to ramp up production of excess sebum. (Sebum is an oily substance that can block pores.) Unfortunately, this in turn can lead to many women revisiting this condition that is often associated solely with youth.

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Common Medications that Can Cause Acne

We’ve written at great length on this blog about the many things that cause and can exacerbate acne outbreaks. We’ve also talked about how diet can contribute to this persistent condition as well the many options there are for lessening acne’s effects. However, among some of the most insidious causes of acne outbreaks are the medications that help us combat a number of illnesses. So that you can remain informed, here is a list of the various drugs that can cause acne. Corticosteroids (like Prednisone): Used to treat asthma and other chronic lung diseases, cortisol is also produced by the

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Beauty Hacks You Have to Try

Sometimes looking your best can be a challenge. The demands of work and family can conspire to rob you of the time you need to apply your makeup in the detail that you’d like. Well, our face, skin and nails don’t know when we are racing to catch the train or bus or when we are parked at a stop light or are too tired for a complete beauty routine after a hard day’s work. That is where beauty hacks come in.   Turn the bobby pin over: Flipping your bobby pins over so that the wavy end points towards

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Acne and Face Mapping

We’ve all heard the saying that “the eyes are the windows to the soul.” Well the skin may be the window to the overall health and wellness of the entire body. This is the principle behind one of the oldest and most natural methods of diagnosing not just the health of the skin but the whole body. This ancient technique is called “face mapping.” It is based on Ayurveda practices and ancient Chinese medicine and is now being investigated by Western dermatologist for its intriguing possibilities. Put simply, the practice involves mapping and then drawing a connection between areas of

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8 Fundamental Beauty Products for your Travel Bag

You’ve spent a lot of time, effort and thought acquiring just the right beauty products and now you are planning to travel away from home. However, before you go you need to pack some essential items – your beauty products. After all, who has the time to scour each destination they travel to in order to retrieve some item they’ve forgotten to pack? Well, we’re guessing that you don’t. So that you can make the most of your jet-setting ways and maintain your beauty regimen, we’ve composed a checklist of supplies you should pack in your travel bag.   Foundation:

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Things that are Not Helping Your Acne – Acne Tips

Certain daily choices can lead to an increase in blemishes.  Here are acne tips to help improve and reduce breakouts. There are many acne treatments on the market that vary in their effectiveness at managing this embarrassing and frustrating skin condition. But selecting just the right acne treatment may not be the biggest obstacle to tackling this difficult condition. Actions that you may be taking yourself may be worsening your acne or at the very least minimizing the effectiveness of the treatments that are effective. So, if you suffer from acne you should be aware that the following things are not

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The Best (and Worst) Foods for Skin Health

Food for Healthy Skin Tips. The correlation between diet and a healthy body is undeniable. However, when most people think about this bond they think only about how food affects the heart, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, etc. They fail to relate this idea to the body’s largest organ – the skin. Healthy eating has as much of an impact on healthy skin as it does to any other part of the body and its functions. In this sense, you truly are – as the saying goes – what you eat. Here are some of the best and worst food for

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Topic of the Week: Tips for Flawless Skin

Tips for Flawless Skin It’s a dream for most of us but only very few have it by nature: flawless skin. Indeed, redness, blemishes, pigmented spots and other impurities ruin the magic of perfect skin. Not only is required to take special care but also to wear the proper make up! beautypress lets you know how to just fade away skin blemishes – it’s magic! It’s all about moisture Every person should take care of drinking enough water throughout the day – and this is something that our skin will really appreciate! Once it is lacking in water, it looks

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The Importance of Knowing Your Skin Type

A first and often overlooked component of developing an effective skincare regimen is choosing products that work well with an individual’s skin type. For example, a product designed for people with normal skin – skin that is neither too oily nor dry – is not likely to benefit people with oily, problem skin. This is why it is essential for each individual to know which skin type he/she possesses so that he/she can determine which products will work best. Skin Types  There are basically five different skin types. The manufacturers of skincare products keep this in mind when designing their

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Essential Skincare Tips for Men

Several years ago the term “metro-sexual” entered the American lexicon. No one is quite sure how it did but it generally referred to men who took more than a passing interest in their own attire, mannerisms and grooming. Nowadays, it is becoming more and more accepted for men to pay attention to these things without being unfairly labeled. After all, most men want to look their best and there are products out there that will help them achieve that goal. All that is needed is to convince the men who are hold outs that their skincare regimen, for example, should

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To Clarify or Not to Clarify

It’s hard to make generalizations when it comes to developing a skin care regimen. After all, different people will have different skin types, different skin conditions, etc. That is why the age-old question of whether or not skin clarifying toners are necessary is a little complicated. The first thing to understanding the question – and therefore arriving at an answer – is to look at exactly what a clarifying toner does. What does a clarifying product do? Clarifying toners are designed to tighten up pores, extract excessive oil from the skin, remove dead skin cells and to clear blemishes. They are

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