You’ve probably heard a lot of skincare tips about closing the pores on your face with toner or opening your pores with hot water. The truth? Pores don’t open and close. A pore is an opening in the skin that allows sebum to flow to the surface and provide moisture, but there’s nothing that causes pores to open and close. It simply doesn’t happen!
If your pores seem large, it could be that dead skin cells that have built up in the pore. The solution: exfoliate. Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells and keeps pores looking smaller and cleaner. Hot water does soften the skin temporarily, making removal of dead skin easier – but it doesn’t “open” anything. Similarly, toner tightens skin and usually has acidic properties that help to remove excess dirt and moisture.
A lot of you ladies found my advice on blackhead prevention and removalÂ useful, but what if you really need to rid your skin of the tricky little buggers you’ve already got? Not to worry! I’ve created a guide specifically meant to get rid of the blackheads that plague your face already. Here are a few different methods of removing blackheads yourself at home:
If you’re having any sort of skin troubles, chances are a friend or family member will come to you with some sort of natural wonder cure. There are some home remedies that work wonders for some, but there are plenty of substances no one should put on their face. They can cause dangerous skin reactions, worsen the problem you’re having or decrease skin’s health over time. Here are some regular household products that Delray Beach dermatologist Janet Allenby saysÂ you should never use for skin care.
â€‹Lemon Juice and Citrus
Put this in your tea, not on your skin. Citrus is highly acidic, very drying, and can cause contact dermatitis, a skin condition that can result in dryness, itching, loss of moisture, and itchy rashes. Not to mention that going out in the sun after having citrus on your skin can cause blistering. Continue reading “6 Products That Should Never be Used for Skin Care” »
Remember my awesome post about Estroblock, the vegan-friendly acne-fighting supplement that blocks the nasty estrogens that build up in our systems? Of course you do, it was yesterday. Well, in that post I hinted at a giveaway for you to try Estroblock out for yourself…that giveaway is NOW, my doves! Get READY!!
All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter widget below, and you could win a FREE 60-ct bottle of Estroblock (retail $30) to try out for yourself! In as little as two weeks, you can see results (I did!) and with greater hormonal balance comes a host of other benefits, including weight management and more.
Estroblock is recommended for women undergoing menopause, women on birth control (I had this question at first myself – it’s not only safe to use on birth control, it’s ideal because harmful estrones supposedly build up more heavily in women on birth control) and even in men who are experiencing hormonal imbalance or who are taking medications that increase their bodies’ production of estrogen.
As you may already know, I’m very big on vitamins. I take a multivitamin, omega-3 fatty acid supplement, and a hair, nails and skin vitamin every day. Well, now I have a new supplement that’s earned a permanent place in my regimen: Estroblock.
Estroblock is an all-natural, vegan supplement designed to inhibit the production of “bad” estrogen, which encourages a host of problems in women including fat production and acne. Ew! Its ingredients are naturally found in raw cruciferous vegetables such as raw broccoli, and two capsules are equal to the Estroblock found in two pounds of raw vegetables. I don’t eat two pounds of raw veggies a day – do you?