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Daily Face Wash

Daily Face Wash has always been a very effective cleanser, but we believe it’s now even better thanks to the addition of Salicylic Acid.

Salicylic Acid in case you don’t already know is one of acne’s greatest enemies! Salicylic Acid is a Beta Hydroxy Acid whose job is largely to help loosen and dissolve dead skin cells, which if not cleared leads to blackheads and pimples. It penetrates down into the pores which means a deeper cleanse and much better outcomes in terms of reducing acne.

Daily Face Wash is now an AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid)/BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) cleanser that includes Glycolic (from sugar cane) and Salicylic Acids (from the Willow Bark Tree). This product is your best chance at helping to control and minimise outbreaks and if used in conjunction with Blemish Gel, the results are even better!

Daily Face Wash is also an ideal cleanser for Rosacea sufferers. Why? Because Rosacea skin types commonly have a build up of dead skin cells which cause  blemishes. Using this cleanser regularly is a great way to help prevent these lumps, bumps and blemishes from developing.

Mary is a Rosacea sufferer herself. This is what she had to say about the new formulation:

“I have been trialing the new formulation of Daily face wash for a few months and just love it. As a person with Rosacea and the pimples that often go with the problem I found the gel very effective and gentle. Yay to the new version.”

The key to getting the most out of this cleanser is to leave it on your face for one minute.  This gives the AHA’s and BHA’s enough time to do their job with loosening dead skin cells effectively. Tip – An easy way to get your minute in is to cleanse your face first when in the shower then while you wait clean the rest of your body. That generally takes around one minute, then you can rinse your face thoroughly.

In case you’re interested, for more information on other products to help with acne plus a suggested skincare routine read our latest blog post, Treat Acne Holistically and Naturally.

 

 

 

Rosacea Tips

Rosacea (pronounced roz-a-sha) is a skin condition without a cure but able to be controlled and improved dramatically.

The most noticeable feature of Rosacea is a red face particularly in the t-zone.  Broken capillairies known also as surface veins or spider veins are common to sufferers.  Another curse can be pimples, cysts or acne.  This acne is different to the type common in young people.

 For dramatic improvement in redness, veins and blemishes follow these tips: 

 

 

 

 

  • IPPL (Intense pulse Laser Light) is an excellent way to remove redness and veins when performed by a competent practioner (ask Doctor about Medicare Rebate)

  • Exfoliate very regularly either with creams containing particles or micro-dermabrasion or hydro-dermabrasion. (rosacea causes extra thick layers of dead cells which lead to blockages and pimples)

  • Use skin products formulated for Rosacea (these must contain ingredients to reduce inflammation, calm, strengthen the skin barrier, heal skin barrier, keep pores clear)

  • Take supplements to help alleviate the symptoms of Rosacea – Vitamin A, MSM Powder, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin C Powder)

  • Protect your face from the sun using either mineral makeup for females or sunscreen if tolerated

Rosacea can have a damaging effect on self-esteem and confidence in men and women.  For women it is easy to cover the face.  Mineral makeup is the best development for this.  A small amount of mineral powder which takes a minute to apply is pure magic.

I have had Rosacea for nearly 20 years and suffered the embarrassment of redness and blemishes for at least 15 years.  A wonderful new MiSMo client at the time, a doctor, changed my life 5 years ago.

About 6 sessions, IPLL removed redness and surface veins from my face, which in turn restored my confidence.

Continual research and trialling different ingredients have led to the closest description of a cure that can be achieved.

Recommended Products: Natural Face Cleanser and Daily Face Wash, Natural Face Exfoliator, Rejuvenating Gel, ACE Vitamin C Serum, New Age Moisturiser

For a more comprehensive Rosacea Article

ACNE AND STRESS – THE LINKS

Acne is a complex issue and the causes are many. In today’s post we will try to give a  simple explanation as to why one factor, stress, can increases acne and pimples.

When the body is stressed, it puts pressure on the adrenal glands. This causes extra production of the hormone cortisol.

In turn a tiny amount of testosterone is produced by the adrenal gland. This enters your circulation with the cortisol.  Women normally only have a small amount of testosterone in their bodies.Thus the connection between acne and stress is established.

The root cause of acne is excessive oil. Testosterone converts to di-hydrotestosterone which turns on the oil production. With an excessive amount of oil on the skin, acne is more likely to occur.

Women are more affected than men in this stress/acne connection because men have much more testosterone in their bodies at any time so a little extra does not matter.

Another connection between adult acne and testosterone can be at menopause, when doctors sometimes prescribe testosterone in HRT medications. This can start the same chain of events described above. If you have adult acne at that time of life, are on HRT (even natural), ask your practitioner the question. It happened to me!

Why do I get pimples?

In the simplest of terms, the cause of pimples is blocked pores.  There are a number of reasons your pores could be blocked:

          Too much oil on the skin

          Hormones

          Dead skin cells sitting on the surface of the skin

          Makeup clogging pores

          Bacteria and free radicals

Having too much oil on the skin could be due to hormones or simply if you have an oily or combination skin type.

Your skin is constantly shedding dead skin cells and producing new skin cells which push up to form the new outer layer.  However if you do not cleanse and exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin cells, they could sit on the surface and block pores.

Heavy or long lasting makeup can potentially clog your pores.  By sitting on the surface of the skin, it can act like film, blocking your pores.  The best prevention is to: wear no foundation at all, wear a lighter foundation or mineral makeup, but most importantly cleanse twice a day to ensure your skin is clean and clear at the end of the day and before applying makeup.

Bacteria and free radicals can also clog your pores to form a pimple.  Bacteria naturally exists on your skin, but there are bad bacteria which can cause inflammation and form pimples.  Free radicals come from the environment (i.e. air pollution, u.v rays).

The best and main prevention for a pimple breakout is keeping your skin clean through cleansing twice a day, exfoliating twice a week, applying a mask once a week and using a quality oil free moisturiser.

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PIMPLE REMEDY OVERNIGHT

Found this while searching the net and it works well. It will also shorten the life of a zit.

Gather a few items – Cotton balls; small bowl; salt;

Directions: Fill a small bowl with hot water and add 1 teaspoon salt

  •  Place a cotton ball in the salty water
  •  Wait for 30 – 60 seconds
  •  Squeeze out excess water out until it is damp, but not dripping
  •  Place the damp cotton ball over your pimple or a couple if you have more than one spot
  •  Wait exactly three minutes. This is important
  •  Remove the cotton ball after the time is up
  •  Put the cotton ball back in the salty water and rinse it well, squeeze, apply for another minute

If your pimple has a head after the salty soaking:

  •  Take  two more cotton balls, moisten in the salty water and squeeze . Place them on either side of the pimple and wiggle them around the pimple. It should release the contents. DO NOT FORCE. This post is about flattening a pimple not making it worse so NO squeezing.
  • Rinse well.

The posting I read suggested you dob on a bit of honey. This can be a bit sticky so if you have Blemish Gel or Cell Soother it is much more comfortable to use.

Microdermabrasion (professional)

On the weekend I had my first professional microdermabrasion. It was not planned. An enquiry from a new salon client prompted an expansion of my knowledge of micro so what better way than to experience a treatment using MiSMo products with the Microdermabrasion machine.

Colleague Marion Farmer is very experienced in Microdermabrasion and helped me out with education and performing the treatment. Rosacea skin types usually should not go down this path as the skin is very fragile and delicate.

Thanks to ACE Vitamin C serum my skin has strengthened considerably over the past year. Marion used the most gentle head to exfoliate my skin and there were no untoward side effects. My skin is softer and smoother. A nasty zit was threatening but today has flattened out and by tomorrow should be gone.

Cell Soother  performed admirably reducing redness and heat. We were comparing another well recognised gel used routinely in Microdermabrasion treatments. The most exciting part was that the side where Cell Soother was used the serums absorbed almost instantly where  “Brand B” took an hour longer.

MiSMo won the day so if your local therapist performs microdermabrasion you can confidently tell her you know a better range to use!

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