Feb
25
2011

The Tricks to a Flawless Complexion

Remember the days of junior high/high school when you had to deal with the constant presence of acne popping up? Well it seems those days never end. As we grow old we deal with the same problems due to a couple different reasons. Luckily, simple application of certain health and beauty products can take care of most skin issues.

If you notice red bumps or deep-seated, persistent lumps concentrated around the chin and jawline, or blackheads and whiteheads spread across the skin you might have adult acne.

The acne you get in your early adult years erupts for the same reasons it did in high school—primarily due to genetics and hormones. But it’s not always that estrogen levels are falling and male hormones are increasing, as many people assume.

Treating adult acne is easy. Use over-the-counter acne products, to start. Go for cleansers, oil-free moisturizers, and spot treatments with pore-clearing salicylic acid or sulfur, both of which are far less drying than benzoyl peroxide

The quickest route to flawless skin is even more regular, assiduous exfoliation with products from the beauty shop—twice a week minimum (or more, if your skin is of hardy stock).

Pore size is also a factor to determine the health of your skin. The problem: You can’t change the size of your pores. You can make them appear much smaller. Makeup primers minimize the appearance of pores by temporarily filling them with microspheres (small particles that sink into the pores to smooth the skin), absorbing shine and creating an even finish.

If you notice redness on your cheeks, nose, chin, or forehead, plus visible blood vessels you might have Rosacea

Treat Rosacea with antioxidant-rich sunscreens, anti-inflammatory moisturizers (with caffeine or soothing botanicals, like licorice extract and feverfew), and gentle cleansers. And cover it using makeup with a green tint, which counteracts crimson. Avoiding things that cause you to blush—caffeine, alcohol, spices, the sun—is a crucial part of treatment, too.

These tips should get you started on your path to a flawless complexion. Make sure to check out Stock N’ Go for the lowest prices on all your health and beauty brands. Let us know by leaving a comment if you have any other tips for how to achieve healthy skin.

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