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How Do Self Heating Face Masks Work?

In these modern times in which technology proliferates almost ever aspect of our lives, it seems as if everything has a brain. Indeed, there appears to be nothing on the market these days that can’t do what its designed to do without us. There are self -driving cars, self -flying planes, self -cooking ovens, self- cooling cups, self- heating mugs, and even self -cleaning litter boxes. Well, now we can add a new item to the list of products with minds of their own: the self-heating face mask.

If these masks do what they claim to do, they not only have a brain, they can probably write their own book! So what do you think? Is there really something behind these magical masks? Let’s have a look. Woman getting face mask

How Do Self Heating Masks Work?
You may “warm up” to these masks when you learn that there is a method to this madness, and it’s scientific. There are chemicals in the mask that produce an exothermic reaction to water, generating heat instantly. This response opens pores in the skin, allowing the product to better penetrate to the deepest layers.

Skin care expert Joanna Vargas compares its use to her own facial treatments. “I use a steamer to activate products and enzymes I have on the skin. I also use steam to soften everything in the pores to prep for extraction.” The takeaway: If a facial is not realistic, the self-heating mask will provide similar results.

Zeolite is a mineral that is commonly used in these masks. It is derived from volcanic ash and rocks. When zeolite comes into contact with water, its chemical bonds break, releasing heat. Pores open and blood circulates, allowing oil reducing ingredients, such as kaolin, to detoxify the skin.

Why Should You Use A Self Heating Face Mask?
Ok, so they work. But do they work better than temperature stabilized masks? Edward Fallas of Somme Institute says, “Self-heating masks are essential to open pores and activate blood circulation.” Blemishes, oil overproduction or anything that involves pore opening react especially well to the self heaters. The action of the chemicals allow the other ingredients in the mask to work deeper to absorb oil and impurities.

But the real draw here might be the emotional benefit. Relaxing heat is a welcome side effect of this product and also provides much needed comfort on a nippy day.

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Application
After breaking the seal on the package, squeeze the mask into your hands. You will notice the product will begin heating immediately. Massage the mask into your face for about 60 seconds, adding water if you want to increase the heat. The heat will begin its work, opening your pores. After working it into your skin, rinse with cool water; this will seal your pores. Your skin will feel tingly for a while and most users report instant radiance along with a lovely warming experience.

Sound like the ultimate pampering product to us! Why not treat yourself? And let us know how it goes for you! We’d love to hear from you.

Helping Your Skin Deal With Gravity and Free Radicals

In the book, Nature Stories, by Balachandher Krishan Guru, it reads, “Gravity is the force that attracts everything towards the center of the earth. Who or what is the cause of this force of gravity?…The best answer I can come up with is Mother Nature….Similarly, the sun shines on everyone regardless of any form of discrimination. By the way, what is the sun? It is just another part of Mother Nature.”

Ok, Guru, so it may be true that gravity and the sun are two great gifts, but, appealing to Mother Nature as a woman, why did she have to provide us with the two biggest natural components of premature aging?

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Effects of Aging on Skin
The aging of skin depends on various factor including diet, lifestyle, personal habits, and heredity. Smoking is an example of a personal habit that can produce free radicals that damage cells and cause wrinkles. Other things that cause aging? Stress, facial movement, obesity, sleep position and, of course, gravity.

Changes Occurring with age
As the skin ages, it is common to experience roughening of skin, development of lesions and benign tumors, slackening of skin and the loss of elastin tissue, increased skin transparency caused by the thinning of the epidermis, increased fragility caused by the flattening of the part of the skin where the dermis and epidermis meet, and, lastly, tendency to bruise more easily.

Changes may also occur beneath the skin. There may be a loss of fat beneath the skin in the temples, nose and eye area resulting in a sunken eyed, skeletal appearance. Bone loss, usually occurring after the age of 60, may become apparent around the chin and mouth causing the skin to pucker around the mouth. Loss of cartilage in the nose may cause the nasal tip to drip and enhance the nose’s bony structure.

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Sun and Skin
Ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun damages the skin’s elastin, causing skin to stretch, sag, and lose its resilience. It also bruises and loses its ability to heal quickly. Sun exposure early in life may lead to damage later in life. The best ways to protect yourself from skin cancer and sun exposure are by covering up, wearing a hat, applying sunscreen, and staying out of the sun in general.

Other Changes
Secondary factors contributing to changes in skin are facial movement, gravity, and sleep. As skin elasticity decreases, gravity leads to drooping of the eyelids and eyebrows and the looseness go the skin under the jaw, chin, and earlobes. Facial movement causes lines to become more visible and may appear vertically over the root of the nose, horizontally on the forehead or as curved lines on the upper cheeks, temples and around the mouth.

The position in which you sleep may also influence the way your skin ages. Sleep creases are most commonly found not the side of the forehead, above the eyebrows to the hairline and on the middle of the cheeks. Sleeping on your back may be one way to prevent them, or stop them from becoming worse.

Bottom line: gravity and free radicals are bad news for your skin! Stay away from cigarettes, protect yourself from the sun, eat well and sleep on your back! Let us know how you resist gravity! We love to hear from you!

Using Aloe As A Go-To Skin Cleanser

Woman with aloe vera Those who have seen the movie, “The Campaign,” may remember the bumbling Will Ferrell character, Cam Newton attempting to recite the Lord’s prayer: “Our Father, Art, who is up in Heaven. Aloe Vera be thy name.” Although Cam may have been a little off base, it might not be that surprising if one were to find out that aloe vera is indeed included in the holy recitation. After all, aloe vera has quite a resume. It has been mentioned in the Bible, hailed by Mahatma Gandhi for helping him survive his fast, and praised by Christopher Columbus upon his landing in the New World.

In fact, the ancient aloe vera plant has been credited with everything from clearing up acne to assisting with digestive problems to fighting cancer and, as if this wasn’t enough, it now appears that aloe vera can add a new title to its impressive list; cleanser.

Protecting the Skin
The skin is the largest organ of our body and comprises our outermost, protective layer. This means it is an easy target for pollution, free radicals, and dirt which end up taking their toll, which is why women and men spend so much money and time on products and procedures to reverse the effects. The most basic of these products are cleansers.

Many products have been designed to clean skin, but some people are not so fond of the ingredients that some of them use, and find themselves bewildered by the unpronounceable ingredients on the product label. For those of you looking for an alternative, aloe vera, or products with aloe vera, may be just the solution.

Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera
Ok. Let’s take a closer look at this miraculous plant. Aloe vera is packed vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that can relieve skin and digestive complications and protect the body from free radicals, bacteria and inflammation. It also contains mucopolysaccharride, which locks in the skin’s natural moisture leaving it hydrated and fresh. Here are three ways to use it on your skin.

  1. Mix a half teaspoon of milk with a tablespoon of brown sugar in a cup. Let sit until the sugar no longer has a grainy appearance. Using a spoon, peel the aloe vera gel from its leaves and add it to the mixture. Spread the concoction on your skin allowing it to seep in for five minutes before rinsing with water.
  2. Spread the plant’s gel directly on the skin without combining it with any other ingredients. The gel can be applied as an overnight mask which should be washed off in the morning.
  3. Mix two smidgens of turmeric, a teaspoon of milk and two drops of rose water. When it turns to a pasty consistency, throw in some fresh aloe vera gel and stir it until it blends in completely with the paste. Apply the mixture to your neck and face and leave it on for up to twenty minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. Tip: Drain out yellow sap and wash off leaves before removing the gel from the plant.

If you tried any of these, we’d love to know how it went! Do you think we should add aloe vera to the Lord’s Prayer? Please drop us a line and let us know!

Temporary Diet Changes For Better Skin

Have you ever heard the expression, “It’s all fun and games until someone gets a zit?” No? Well, truer words were probably never spoken. Have you been living the high life, staggering out of bed sometime in the mid afternoon to a “breakfast” of last night’s pizza washed down by soda? Did you overdo it at the bar last night? Did you have to go to MacDonald’s because you forget to go to the supermarket? We all know the devil-may-care attitude can be fun- until you look in the mirror. Your skin is probably the first part of you to show the effects of a less than healthy lifestyle, but never fear, with a few temporary dietary changes, you could be back on the road to beautiful skin in no time.

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Dark Chocolate
Although for years we have been attributing our acne breakouts to it, chocolate is now being hailed as a superfood for your skin and health in general. Cocoa provides hydration to the skin, making it more supple and firm. Dr. David Bank, MD, says. Nicholas Perricone, MD and NYC dermatologist adds, “Dark chocolate contains high levels of flavonols, a potent type of antioxidant.” To get the maximum dose of flavanol, make sure your chocolate is at least 70% cacao.” L.A. dermatologist Jessica Wu says, “When applied topically, the caffeine in chocolate may temporarily reduce skin puffiness.” Is that bar in your mouth yet?

Greek yogurt
Yogurt

Anyone for froyo? Dr. Wu says the protein found in dairy makes skin more resistant to wrinkles. DR. Wu recommends Greek Yogurt as your yogurt of choice saying that, “The protein content is often double that of regular yogurt.”

Sunflower Seeds
Crack open the vitamin E and protect your skin’s top layers from sun damage. A daily handful will provide a high content of essential fatty acids and sunflower seed oil can also relieve parched lip and heels.

Pomegranates
Dr. Perricone says pomegranates are packed with polyphenol antioxidants that fight free radicals and relate blood flow to the skin, making it rosy. To get results, eat one fruit or a few glasses of its juice every day. Pomegranates can also be applied topically to moisturize and smooth fine lines.

Peppers
Peppers help your peepers! Dr. Wu says, “Women who eat green and yellow vegetables regularly tend to have fewer wrinkles, especially around the eyes.” The carotenoids in yellow and orange vegetables are also great for reducing skin’s sun sensitivity. Try for two cups daily for a crisp, tangy skin booster.

Kidney Beans
Kidney Beans
Zap zits with zinc! The high levels of zinc may be just the thing for your blemishes. Dr. Wu says, “That may be because of zinc’s healing properties.” A four ounce serving of kidney beans should keep your skin clear.

Soy
Let’s hear it for the soy! Dr. Bank says, “Soy contains minerals and proteins that have been shown to reduce hyper pigmentation.” One cup a day should give you what it takes to even out your skin. tone.

So has this convinced you to make some dietary changes? Let us know if they worked! We always love to hear from you!

Connecting Your Skin Inflammation To Your Diet

woman eating dessert
Perhaps you have seen “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion.” The 1997 movie starred Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino as two shallow thirty-somethings who reinvent themselves as brilliant business women in the hope of impressing the attendees of their high school reunion. The movie is chock full of quotable quotes, mostly concerned with the superficiality of the women who put too much emphasis on appearance and not enough emphasis on what counts. Such quotes include, “Did you deduct 16 pounds for your shoes?” and, “When I made my first million, my present to myself was a new face,” and, “I’m sorry I forgot my top.” But one priceless gem that sticks out among others came out of Romy’s mouth when she gives her insights on nutrition: “Actually, I have been trying this new fat-free diet I invented. All I had to eat for the past six days are gummy bears, jelly beans, and candy corns.” Beware, Romy, your fat-free diet is a perfect recipe for skin inflammation.

What Are the Effects Of Sugar?
When you eat sugary foods, a.k.a. high glycerin foods, your insulin levels go up and create a burst of inflammation in your body. This, in turn, breaks down collagen and elastin. This horrifying process is called glycation which can cause skin to sag and wrinkles to appear. Glycation can cause weak cracking, skin that takes a long time to heal, exacerbating conditions like acne, psoriasis , psoriasis and rosacea.

Stay Below the Sugar Limits
According to the World Health Organization, free sugar intake should make up less than 10% of your total calorie intake. Reductions to below 5% per day (six teaspoons) are even more beneficial. Free sugar refers the monsaccharides and disaccharides added to food or sugar naturally occurring in syrups fruit juices, honey and syrup.

Read Ingredient Label
While it is obvious that Romy’s all-candy diet was a recipe for instant glycation, there are some less obvious offenders. Sugar is in everything from dressing to sauces to chips to crackers and beyond. To prevent the unconscious intake of sugar, read the labels on everything your eating to check sugar levels and remember to adjust for serving size.

Stay Away from Liquid Sugar
Beware! Those “healthy” smoothies you’ve been inhaling for breakfast each day may be the source of your complexion woes. An average smoothie, about 32 oz, can contain 30 grams of sugar! Because liquids go down more easily then food, we are less likely to keep track of the quantity we consume. The best solution? Stop drinking soda, lemonade , shakes, sweet teas, juices and, sadly, those beloved smoothies.

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Cut Down On Fruit
Yes, even our trusted fruit can betray us. Just one large naval orange can contain 23 grams of sugar! Dried fruit and processed fruit, such as are found in smoothies and juices, are also high in glucose. If you suffer inflammation, you may want to stick to one low sugar fruit per day. The best choices are berries.

Stay Away from High Glycemic Foods
Simple carbohydrates, while easily absorbed by the body can cause a spike in insulin and lead to inflammation and glycation, The faster your body can absorb a food, the faster it raises your blood sugar. Most processed foods are highly glycemic because they lack fats, fibers and proteins that make foods more difficult to absorb.

So, while Romy’s diet might have sounded perfect at the time, she probably paid for it later. If you have any information to share about the connection between diet and inflammation, or are just a Romy and Michele fan, we would love to hear from you. Please share your wisdom.

Sunburn Soothing Treatments

Woman with sunscreen Regardless of all the information we are given to protect our skin from the sun, sunburns do happen. Either we lose track of time, forget to reapply, maybe even nod off while sunbathing. Well, nobody’s perfect. And, if you do get a sunburn, you need to know that best way to treat it.

At first signs of a sunburn, you should act fast to cool it. If you are near water, you might want to take a quick dip to cool skin… with emphasis on the word ‘quick’! You don’t want to prolong exposure so it’s important to cool skin and then cover up and get out of the sun as quickly as possible. Then follow up by treating skin with cool compresses or ice water, but do not apply ice directly to sunburn. A cool shower or bath can be effective if you don’t stay in the water too long since it can have a drying effect. You also want to avoid harsh soap.

Moisturizing is also an important step in treating sunburn. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends moisturizing while skin is still damp from cooling and then follow up to keep the skin moist over the next few days. Avoid petroleum or oil based ointments which can trap heat and make the burn worse.

You also want to make sure you treat the inflammation as soon as possible. “At first sign of sunburn, taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), such as ibuprofen, naproxen or aspirin can help with discomfort and inflammation,” says Dr. Brackeen, who practices at the Skin Cancer Institute in Lubbock, TX. You can continue with the NSAIDs until the burn feels better. Over the counter cortisone cream, and aloe vera are both topical solutions that will help to this end. It is recommended you wear loose, soft clothing to avoid further skin irritation and stay out of the sun while sunburn is still active.

While healing from a sunburn, you want to drink plenty of fluids. “Burns draw fluid to the skin’s surface and away from the rest of the body, so you may become dehydrated,” explains Brackeen. Rehydrate by drinking extra liquids including water and sports drinks that will replenish electrolytes at the first sign of burning and as skin heals.

woman with sunburn
Seek medical help if there are signs of severe blistering over a large portion of your body. You may also want to see a doctor if you are experiencing fever, chills, wooziness or confusion. Do not scratch or pop blisters as this may cause infection. Signs of infection include red streaks or oozing puss.

Although skin will heal from a sunburn, the skin has still been damaged. Repeat sunburns put you at a risk for skin cancer and premature aging so prevention is really the best route. Covering exposed skin, limiting sun exposure, and using an adequate amount of broad spectrum sunblock with a sufficient SPF are all key in avoiding sunburn. The SCF offers, “Remember how bad this sunburn felt, then commit to protecting yourself from the sun every day, all year long. Learn from the burn.”

Aloe Vera Cure All

Aloe Vera
Aloe vera. It’s in most of our medicine cabinets and used in our favorite skincare products. But did you know that in Chinese medicine it is recommended in the treatment of fungal diseases and has widespread use in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industries? In fact, the manufacturing of aloe vera extracts is one of the largest botanical industries in the world. Find out what it can do for you.

Soothes Rashes and Skin Irritations
Sure, when we have a rash or sunburn, aloe vera may be the first thing we reach for. But did you know that numerous reports have explored the role of topical aloe vera and its effectiveness in treatment of psoriasis, surgical wounds and burn remedies yielding astonishing results?

A 1996 study done at the Department of Clinical Physiology in Sweden tested 60 patients with chronic psoriasis and found results when part of the group used aloe vera vs. others who used a placebo. Those who used aloe vera came up with a cure rate of 83% with no relapses reported in a 12 month follow-up. Also, a systematic review of 40 studies was performed in 2009 showing that the oral administration of aloe vera in mice can heal wounds, decrease the number and size of papillomas (small growths on skin) and reduce the incidence of tumors by more than 90% in the liver, spleen and bone marrow. The studies also show that aloe vera effectively treats genital herpes, cold sores, dermatitis, frostbite, burns and can be safely used as an antifungal and antimicrobial agent.

Aloe Vera
Moisturizes Hair and Scalp

Aloe vera is also a great hair and scalp moisturizer. It’s nourishing properties and tons of vitamins and minerals will keep hair strong and healthy. It’s antibacterial and antifungal properties help with dandruff and the gel’s enzymes can rid the scalp of dead cells and promote regeneration of skin tissues around the hair follicles. Unlike many shampoos and conditioners, aloe vera is free of chemicals that can damage hair and cause skin irritations.

Treats Constipation
Aloe latex is a fluid derived from the inner lining of the leaves of the aloe vera plant. This juice has a natural fiber that aids digestion and improves bowel movements. Experts recommend drinking two ounces of aloe vera juice daily when constipated.

Boosts Immune System
The enzymes present in aloe vera break down what we eat into amino acids which turn the enzymes into fuel for every cell in the body, allowing the cells to function properly. Bradykinase, an anti-inflammatory mediator found in aloe vera, stimulates the immune system and kills infections. Since zinc is an important component in aloe vera, it could also help those with a zinc deficiency. Other vitamins present in aloe vera include Vitamin C which protects the body from cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease and skin wrinkling; and Vitamin E which reduces free radical damage, fights inflammation and helps naturally slow the aging process.

Probiotics for Skin Care – Vine Vera Reviews

Probiotics Skin care specialists all over the world have been preaching on the wonders that probiotics offers to your diet, but were you aware that topical probiotic solutions can also be used to improve your skin? According to researchers, maintaining a proper level of balance between the bad bacteria and the good bacteria in your body can offer all sorts of benefits not only to the digestive tract, but also to your skin and your overall health. Vine Vera examines the use of probiotics in skin care. 

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria organisms that are known to offer a wide array of benefits to the body. A disruption in the balance between the good bacteria and the bad bacteria can lead to a variety of diseases as well as inflammation. Probiotics are known to be effective in reducing the inflammation, helping with autoimmune diseases and restoring your intestinal lining.

Do probiotics really help out with skin care?

Vine Vera came across a number of studies which noted that probiotics played a role in reducing skin inflammation, irritation and redness. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, probiotics represent the latest beauty breakthrough because they have shown to decrease inflammation and redness, reduce skin sensitivity and promote clear looking skin. Some studies also suggest that probiotics may also lead to reduced lines and wrinkles. The biggest benefit of adding probiotics into your diet is that they increase the number of healthy bacteria in your gut. This reduces the inflammation that is directly responsible for a number of skin conditions. Dr. Whitney Bowe, an assistant professor of dermatology, mentions that there is some compelling evidence which shows that probiotics hold a lot of promise in rosacea and acne treatments. 

What are the different skin conditions probiotics can help out with?

The development of topical probiotics is one of the most exciting areas of probiotics research. A number of manufacturers are already experimenting with different strains of probiotics in their skin care products and you can find this ingredient in peels, lotions, moisturizers as well as your cleansers. Vine Vera lists some of the main skin conditions where probiotics may be able to help.

1. Acne – Certain studies conducted in Korea, Italy and Russia showed that probiotics used in combination with regular acne treatments might let you get rid of the issue faster and help your skin to develop a better tolerance to acne treatments.  Preliminary studies with probiotics have also shown that they may be able to reduce the active skin lesions and form a protective shield that prevents the acne-causing bacteria from reaching the skin.

2. Eczema – A group of researchers examined pregnant women taking probiotic supplements for a period of 2 – 4 weeks before delivery and for 6 months after delivery, provided they breast-fed the infants or added the bacteria in infant formula. The results of the study showed that probiotic supplements could help to reduce the odds of developing eczema for babies born in families that have a history of itchy skin.

3. Rosacea – Studies also suggest that probiotic supplements might help in controlling the flare-up and symptoms of rosacea. These supplements can reduce the redness that is usually associated with rosacea and also work to strengthen and improve the skin barrier function in order to reduce the dryness, stinging and burning sensations.

4. Anti-Aging – Finally, the use of probiotic products might help the skin to counteract the effects of aging. However, more research is required before it can be said with certainty that probiotics actually help out with anti-aging.

Although further studies are required to determine the best formulations and exact benefits that probiotics have to offer, there is no doubt that probiotics are the hottest new ingredient being promoted in the world of beauty and skin care. Vine Vera shall certainly keep you updated as new studies about this ingredient come about.

Vine Vera Ingredient Spotlight: Jojoba Oil – Vine Vera Reviews

Jojoba leaf and products that it is included in Jojoba oil has often been termed as an all-purpose beauty ingredient. But what is it that makes this ingredient so special? Read this article from Vine Vera to find out more about jojoba oil and the benefits that it has to offer.

Jojoba oil is an extract that is derived from the seeds of the jojoba tree. It is commonly found in Mexico and southwestern US. The oil is quite similar to the sebum produced in your skin and this makes it easier for the skin to absorb it. Experts believe that jojoba oil can actually trick the skin to believe that it is producing enough oil, thereby letting you balance out your oil production. What makes this oil so different from the rest is that it is not a lipid. It is non-greasy and rinses off easily. Moreover, it provides amazing levels of moisture to the skin and helps it to maintain the integrity of the epidermis.

Jojoba oil has been used in the world of skin care for centuries. People have used this oil to treat wounds, fight infections and heal the skin. Its antibacterial properties make it an amazing ingredient for people suffering from skin issues like psoriasis and acne. What makes it so special is that it is rich in iodine, copper, silicon, zinc, copper and vitamins B complex, C and E. Besides being fungicidal and stable, Jojoba oil in its purest form is non-comodogenic and hypoallergenic as well. This means that jojoba oil doesn’t need any preservatives to enjoy a longer shelf life and that it cannot harbor microorganisms.

According to a preliminary study conducted that was published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology in the year 2011, people who used a mask that contained jojoba oil and clay showed a 54% reduction in their acne and enjoyed a speedy closure of their wounds. A previous study conducted in the year 2005 had concluded that jojoba oil could help in reducing skin inflammation. Studies have also shown that jojoba oil destroys the pseudomonas and staphylococcus bacteria.

Now that you’ve found out what makes jojoba oil such an amazing ingredient in skin care products, how about finding out exactly what this ingredient has to offer to your skin?

Moisturizes the skin – Jojoba oil easily gets absorbed into your skin. This makes it an excellent moisturizer. Moreover, it is non-comodogenic in nature and this means that it doesn’t clog your pores. This ingredient is ideal for your day moisturizers because it doesn’t evaporate. It can also work wonders for cracked cuticles, chapped lips and dry skin.

Removes makeup – Jojoba oil is an effective and gentle way of removing your makeup. Apart from removing your makeup and cleansing your skin, it also moisturizes your skin and gives it the ideal preparation for your nightly skin care routine.

Treats your hair and your scalp – Jojoba oil is used as an ingredient for people with a dry scalp. All you have to do is massage some jojoba oil into your scalp. The oil repairs your hair, makes your split-ends less noticeable, brings back your shine and gets rid of your dry scalp issues.

Helps out with shaving – Jojoba oil spells good news for men as well. Dabbing some jojoba oil under your shaving cream or using pre-shave serums that contain jojoba oil can reduce shaving irritation and razor burns. It also makes the skin feel super smooth.

Fight Adult Acne with These Ingredients – Vine Vera Reviews

Acne concept For most 30-something women, the cold winter weather simply compounds their skin issues. We often look forward to the winter weather as some much needed relief from the sun, but we often end up hating the winters because of all the ugly skin problems that they bring along with them. Contrary to popular belief, acne and zits are common throughout the year and things like acne breakouts almost seem to be a part of your regular skin cycle. Once you’re in your thirties, you’re certainly not a teenager anymore, yet, you’re more worried about acne than most teens ever are. In this article, Vine Vera helps you understand how to fight your adult acne. Vine Vera talks about some of the best treatments that really make a difference when it comes to fighting acne and give you a moment’s peace so that you can actually forget about the skin and enjoy the winter season for the beauty that it usually brings.

According to a study conducted by researchers working for the University of Pennsylvania, more than 50% of the women in their twenties suffer from acne issues. This study found that acne is very common for women in their twenties and thirties, even when they need to be more concerned about fighting wrinkles. There are two types of adult acne. About 20% of the women who get acne in their adolescent years, continue to suffer from acne after the age of 25 and finally manage to get rid of it by the age of 40. However, 10% may continue to suffer from acne even after they cross the age of 40. This usually occurs due to bacteria release. The second type of acne is when the first outbreak usually occurs post the age of 25. Moreover, acne is a disease that persists throughout the year and is hardly ever seriously affected by seasonal variations. Adult acne can also be extremely troublesome and scarring is quite common with adult acne.

Most experts blame things like stress and hormonal changes as the main reasons behind acne breakouts. Hormonal changes like the PCOS, stress, cosmetic products and hormonal medications rank among the top factors that cause acne breakouts and most women usually experience one or more of these factors. The ideal way to deal with your adult acne is to visit a skin specialist or your dermatologist to get the right recommendations on how to deal with your acne. However, a combination of exercise, the right diet and a simple skin care routine can also work wonders in helping you to control your acne breakouts. The key to the right skin care routine is to choose the right ingredients when shopping for skin care products. Ingredients like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid work wonders for people suffering from acne. A cleanser that contains lactic acid or glycolic acid can also prove to be equally beneficial. However, if you’re suffering from an acute acne breakout, you need to consult a dermatologist before treating yourself with these products.

Although these chemicals can be drying for people with certain types of skin, experts always advise that one should use an oil-free moisturizer to combat acne. Non-comodogenic products are a blessing in disguise for people with acne because they don’t clog the pores and allow the skin to breathe easily.

A regular cleansing, toning and moisturizing routine is also known to be effective for people with acne issues. Irrespective of whether or not you suffer from acne, moisturizing your skin is the most important step in your skin care routine. You should always use an effective oil-free moisturizer that has the right ingredients. Ignoring your cleansing and toning routine can also aggravate your acne issues.

Finally, adding ingredients like zinc and vitamin A can also help you to get clear looking skin. A diet that is rich in green vegetables, fiber and fresh fruits has also shown to help you enjoy blemish-free and radiant looking skin.