Top 10 Best Face Washes for Acne-prone Skin

Most people experience blemishes and bumps well into their adult years with some – such as those with acne rosacea- not having acne problems until well into their twenties.

For some people, having acne in your twenties can feel like the revenge of puberty while you try to find makeup that hides your bumps. Fortunately, there is a way around this.

Face washes are products specially formulated for acne. What makes these products very effective is that they often contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide which helps to clear acne sores. Some cleansers, however, contain alcohol which tends to dry out the skin causing breakouts so you might need to moisturize after using cleansers.

Use only light, non-comedogenic (oil-free) moisturizers which do not aggravate acne.

This list of skin care products has got something for everyone. There are face wash formulas for all different skin types, from sensitive to acne-prone to combination to dry to oily and even those of us with rosacea.

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Top 10 Best BB Creams for Acne Prone Skin

The Buzz behind BB creams.

BB creams or blemish balms are multipurpose beauty products that have become one of the hottest trends in the beauty industry.

They are a versatile product that works as a moisturizer, sunscreen, concealer, makeup base or primer, skin treatment, and foundation.

BB creams were first developed in the 1960s by German dermatologist Christine Schrammek as a protective cover for patients’ skin after facial peels and surgery.

BB creams took off in South Korea as an alternative to foundation and moisturizer. Several BB creams contained important ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamins C, which brightened and evened skin tone, reduced hyper pigmentation of skin and treated blemishes such as acne, sun spots and age spots.

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Top 10 Best Foundations for Acne-prone Skin

Acne, oil skin, and pimples shouldn’t be any reason for you to not leave the house. Why? Because there are foundations especially formulated for acne-prone skin that will work miracles (literally) on your complexion and provide a full coverage for your skin until you get your skin condition under control.

The rule of thumb when choosing foundations for acne-prone skin is to always go oil-free.

Always.

Also, choose foundations that tout water as their first ingredient.

Foundations containing dimethicone are great, since they absorb excess oil, mattify the skin, and minimize the appearance of larger pores.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt if the foundation has acne-preventing ingredients like salicylic acid.

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3 Best Copper Peptide Serums – The Ultimate Review

Copper peptide serums are one of the skin care products I personally respect. Studies have suggested that copper peptides help the skin fight numerous skin care problems.

To name just a few of them:

  • Copper peptide helps in the skin in anti-aging endeavors by producing collagen.
  • Copper peptide helps the skin fight against free radicals that causes wrinkles and fine lines on the skin.
  • It helps tighten the loose skin around the face and brightens the old looks back to a younger skin.

I can go on and on about the awesome benefits of copper peptide serums on the skin. There are many benefits of which I’ll be going into much greater depth towards the end of the article.

And just like every other skin care product out there, all copper peptide serums aren’t made equal. Some are better than others. I’ve reviewed the 3 best copper peptides.   Continue reading

Top 10 Best Concealers for Acne-prone Skin

The best makeup concealers even out skin tones, cover blemishes, scars, bruising, discoloration and circles under the eyes.

This wonderful makeup product is definitely one of the most popular cosmetics around, little wonder it has become multi-purpose.

If you have acne-prone skin, use a full coverage, opaque concealer that comes in a pot or stick form. Makeup artists recommend this type of concealer since it has grip and adheres to your skin longer.

There are general rules for picking a concealer such as pick a concealer that matches your skin tone perfectly. The last thing you want is multiple tones drawing attention to a blemish.

For acne-prone skin, concealers that contain acne-fighting ingredients are a plus. For example, Murad Acne Treatment Concealer contains 2% salicylic acid, a powerful ingredient for treating acne.

The rule of thumb for applying concealers to the skin is always make sure your skin is hydrated, apply moisturizer and a lightweight foundation first, so a bit of your skin’s natural texture shows through.

Then, pat on your opaque concealer with your finger to warm up the formula and take away the redness and finally, top it with a creamier formula to give the skin depth and make everything blend seamlessly.

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5 Best Coconut Oil Recipes for Mildly Soft Skin

There is a reason coconut oil is the rave these days. It can be used for basically everything.

Coconut oil is used to remove eye makeup, as an ingredient in shampoo and hair conditioners, as cooking oil, as massage and aromatherapy oils, as a base in body lotions and much, much more.

Coconut oil has strong antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. It kills off harmful bacteria that might be present on the skin making it a terrific germ shield for the body. It also contains saturated fats.

The saturated fats in coconut oil help the skin retain its weight in moisture keeping the skin very soft and smooth.

Coconut oil contains large amounts of vitamin E. Vitamin E is an antioxidant and a common ingredient in many anti-aging products.

Vitamin E in coconut oil protects the skin against harmful UV rays that damage and age the skin. It is also effective at neutralizing free radicals that destroy the collagen in the skin.

Coconut oil is the sebumous extract from the kernel or meat of the mature coconut. Because of its high content of saturated fats, it is slow to oxidize, and thus resistant to rancidification. This means, coconut oil can keep for a long time without going bad and still be just as effective.

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Top 10 Best Body Washes For Acne-Prone Skin

People say that the eyes are the window to the soul. The skin can be said to be the mirror of the body.

Adult acne can be a painful and heart rending experience. Webmd explains that acne develops when cells and natural oils begin to block up the hair follicles in the skin, causing bacteria to work their way into the plugged up follicles and start multiplying.

The body’s immune system fights back this inflammation and the results of this fight are the swelling, redness and pimples that come with acne.

Exactly what causes these oils to build up in the first place? One, it could be your natural skin type. When you have oily skin, it means that your skin cells produce an excess of sebum.

Another cause of oil build up and acne could be a change in hormone levels, stress, use of harsh chemical products that strip your skin of oil causing it to compensate by producing more oil.

Acne body washes are body washes containing active acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid, tea tree oil, Benzoyl peroxide, sulphur etc that fight and prevent oil build up.

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