I will always love my Image SkinCare products…but I will be adding this to my daily skin routine! Contains Salicylic acid which is perrrrrrfect for skin that is prone to breakouts and/or oily. When dealing with oily/acne prone skin, look for face washes containing Salicylic acid, helps break down the top layer of skin cells to reveal fresher and brighter skin, and gets into the pores helping dissolve the skin’s natural oil in them! Xoxo!
I’ve been wanting to write a blog about my current and favorite face wash for a while but I wanted to wait until I’ve used it enough to deservingly rave about it!
I began using Image Skincare’s Salicylic Gel Cleanser about a month ago, in order to treat and control my skin concerns. My skin type is combo, meaning my t-zone area (forehead and nose) is oily while the rest of my face is normal/dry. And my skin is also very prone to breakouts.
I’ve always trusted Image SkinCare products, since they are one of the few lines that show better and faster results than most products, as they are much more concentrated in active ingredients.
I use this wash twice a day, in the mornings and at night (sometimes I use a different mild cleanser in the mornings since the gel cleanser is a bit strong, I don’t want to dry out my skin). I apply about a penny sized amount of the cleanser to my already rinsed face and just massage all over, focusing on problem areas, for about a minute. You can also add a bit more water to really foam it up. One of the reasons I really like this cleanser is because of the cooling effect it has on my skin, because of the added tea tree oil in it. Very refreshing in the mornings!
Overall, I’ve noticed a huge difference on my skin. The areas where I had a lot of congestion and bumps have greatly decreased or are completely gone. I do still get the usual break out here and there, but I really feel like this cleanser takes care of it before the pimple gets out of hand.
Since this cleanser is strong, I would only recommend it to people who are really prone to pimples and have oily skin. And never forget to moisturize!
But in the end, always talk to your esthetician (facialist) or dermatologist, so they can recommend the right products for you after a thorough skin analysis!
One thing that I will always tell people is, if something works for your friend or sister, it does not guarantee that it will give you the same results! Everyone, related or not, has complete different skin types and conditions, which is why I recommend that you do your research or go seek a Skin Therapist/Esthetician to determine yours so you can purchase the correct skin products made for your personal skin type :)
This is one of my favorite blogs that I follow and I just recently came across this article they posted on what to look for when determining your skin type.
There are the usual 4-5 (depending on your preference) skin types for people ranging from; Dry, Oily, Normal, Combo and Sensitive. But this article goes into great detail and is very specific about YOUR skin type.
Take a look to see if any of the conditions apply to you. :)
Skin products and facials aren’t the only steps you should be taking in order for healthy skin, what you eat counts, too! Include some more fruit and vegetables in your daily meals, here are 8 of the many foods that benefit both your body and skin!
1- Tropical Fruit
4- Whole Wheat Pastas and Breads
6- Pumpkin Seeds
Click on the link below to read more about each food!
Pink and sparkly things
Just recently came across this article highlighting the importance of practicing sanitary precautions at a salon/spa that provides waxing services.
I am sure a lot of us have been to a salon or spa for a quick eyebrow or leg waxing, but have you ever paid attention to what is actually going on besides hair being ripped from its root (mind you, I am a huge fan of waxing, but only the results, I would love to avoid the entire process if I could). This article is not to scare you away from getting these services done but only to broaden your knowledge about the importance of sanitation and to keep yourself safe.
I will copy and paste a few points from the article posted by realbeauty101.typepad.com/
along with the link to the actual article if you want to read more.
Here’s the deal, everyone has bacteria that lives on their skin and in most instances, that bacteria is not harmful. However, in some cases, the bacteria (like staph for instance) can be harmful to those people with weak immune systems like those with the flu or pregnant women. In addition, some waxing clients may bleed slightly during their treatments and double dipping will certainly contaminate the wax. Hot wax pots are perfect breeding grounds for germs and bacteria.
If an esthetician or waxing technician will tell you “Oh, the heat kills off all the bacteria” Don’t fall for it, the pot does not nearly get hot enough to kill off anything that may be residing in it, in fact, it’s the perfect temperature for bacteria to thrive in.
Here’s more from the article