Bad skin — everybody deals with it once in a while. Then, things can get worse — that’s when conditions such as hormonal acne can set in. Your immediate reaction is to seek acne treatments but then, are there acne treatments that actually work?

Why You?
While it might seem that you’re the only one you notice walking around with zits actively infesting your otherwise flawless skin, acne, the hormonal type most especially, may not be as uncommon as you might think. As a matter of fact, when it comes to hormonal acne, the more proper question to ask is, “Why now?”

The primary cause of hormonal acne is your hormones gone haywire, and typically appear around these times:

•When you are about to get your monthly period
•When you suspect or, reach the age of the onset of menopause
•When you are chronically stressed, undergoing prolonged sleepless nights or when you are under extreme pressure

Since there are many types of acne, knowing which type you have will dictate the acne treatments that actually work for your skin. When it comes to acne due to hormonal imbalance, here are the signs that will let you know for sure your hormones have something to do with it:

•The acne can be very painful, occupies a bigger area, and usually appears with reddish, swollen skin around it.
•The zit can take up to 2 weeks to fully develop, at times not making itself immediately visible but, you feel swollen skin underneath and that’s how you know for sure that a zit is brewing underneath.
•An acne caused by hormone-related irregularities will either dry out on its own after two weeks or if you force it to burst, blood and pus will drain out of it, either way, an acne scar will follow.
•Hormonal acne will most likely appear on your cheeks, jawline or chin.

What now?
Rant all you want but, that will not solve your hormonal acne. If any, stressing over these zits will likely cause it to worsen and spread even more. So, give yourself time to relax and all should be well. Get even more immediate relief from acne with these acne treatments that actually work:

1. Benzoyl Peroxide. This compound is proven effective against acne, it clears your skin of acne-causing bacteria, and you can get it from cleansers, over-the-counter or prescription treatments.

2. Salicylic Acid. This helps control and regulate excess oils and skin shedding to make your skin less prone to acne infestation and breakouts. These are also available in cleansers, toners, and creams, and often paired with benzoyl peroxide.

3. Vitamin A and any of its other forms. Vitamin A regulates the shedding of the skin while simultaneously promoting skin regeneration which makes it one of the most effective acne treatments that you can try.

4. Antibiotics or combination treatments. Some examples of acne treatments that actually work are Epiduo or Ziana, both of which combine both antibiotics and Vitamin A to defend your embattled skin from acne-causing bacteria.

5. Chemical Peels. Remember never to scrub as it will only spread the acne bacteria to nearby pores and infect these as well. Chemical peels help slough off the damaged and infected surface layer of your skin and, therefore, physically eliminating the acne bacteria from your skin.

6. Red Light and Blue Light Therapy. This combination therapy helps control the acne bacteria population while simultaneously stimulating your skin to start healing and to heal fast.

Is It Enough?

When it comes to hormonal acne, there are no one topical or oral acne treatments that will ever be enough for you to win back your flawless, acne-free skin. In other words, you need a strategy that also includes the following:

1. Modify what you eat. Eat less fried and processed. Eat more antioxidants from fruits and veggies.

2. Modify how you live. Stop being a couch potato and move that booty of your as much as you can.

3. Modify your sleeping habits. When you give your skin sufficient time to repair and become renewed, it can win over your bad skin.

4. Modify how you think. Learn to choose what will stress you and know how to best manage these. Train your brain to take on a more positive way of thinking.

Keep in mind that when your hormones are involved, even your state of mind should be taken into consideration. The best acne treatments that actually work + lifestyle changes + a responsive skin care regimen — equals clear and acne-free skin.


6:35 am - 01/19/2017
This community is legendary in the history of LJ. But it is not as active as it once was. It seemed to have fallen off at about the same time as one of its moderators disappeared from the scene: xhollydayx.

xhollydayx was a very good LJ friend of mine. However, she did go through some serious times with her lupus, and then she completely disappeared. So, I have feared the worst. I do miss her.

If anyone knows what ever happened to xhollydayx, it would be helpful to know. Thank you.

We are often asked how our products should be applied. Which product should be applied first, or last? We hope the following information helps you with your beauty regimen!

Step 1, Cleanse.

Cleanser is a must if you have oily skin, but some dermatologists say that those with extra dry skin may be able to just get by with misting their face with water or toner. We recommend our Retinol Cleansing Milk Lotion for gentle cleansing, or our Retinol Facial Cleansing Lotion with AHA for a more thorough cleanse. Follow up with Retinol Facial Toner. Those with extra dry skin can skip directly to the toner.

Step 2, Hydrate.

Think of Retinol Vitamin C Face Serum as extra nourishment for your skin. Our serum delivers a concentrated dose of hydration and antioxidants that a moisturizer just can't. Hydration-delivering humectants, like glycerin, aloe vera juice and botanical extracts help pull moisture into your skin, to keep it hydrated and happy.

Step 3, Moisturize.

Daytime calls for a light lotion. Use a moisturizer/sunscreen combo such as Retinol Ultra Skin Care Crème with Sun Protection. The UV-blocking properties of sunscreen can prevent other ingredients from reaching your skin, so sunscreen should always come last. Sunscreen active ingredients are meant to not be absorbed, but stay on top of the skin. If you're using a separate moisturizer and sunscreen, use our Retinol Ultra Skin Care Crème first, and then layer the sunscreen on top of it.

We hope this helps you with your morning beauty regimen. Check back soon, as our next installment will address your nighttime.

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Why Do We Use Retinol?

9:53 am - 05/16/2016

Retinol is one of the most popular ingredients in most anti-aging skincare products. But do you know exactly what it does or what it is? Most don’t. Let’s crush all the myths and questions with some facts about one of the most popular ingredients anti-aging skincare products has seen- Retinol.

What is Retinol?
Retinol is a form of vitamin A that naturally occurs in the skin. It is commonly used in over-the counter skin care products, normally in concentrations of around 0.05 to 1 percent. When retinol is applied to the skin, enzymes work to convert it into retinoic acid; which is clinically proven to improve lines, discoloration issues, and revitalize the skin.

Why we use Retinol?
Overall Retinol (and their derivatives) do some amazing things for your skin. They stimulate the production of new skin cells, they also help to fade dark spots resulting from photo-aging, hyperpigmentation, hormonal changes, blemish scars, fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration.

So when is the right age to start using Retinol? There is no age requirement for one to start using retinol products, so even if you’re in your early 20s, you can still give it a go. If you’re serious about anti-aging whether it’s preventative or restorative, you should have retinol in your routine. Continually using retinol can keep your skin looking brighter, younger and more alive!

At E. Burnham Cosmetics we carry a full line of Retinol Skincare Products to support your skin care all day long.  Start the morning cleansing your skin with our Retinol Cleansing Milk Lotion, then tone your skin with our alcohol-free Retinol Facial Toner.  Apply Retinol Vitamin C Face Serum directly to your skin, then Retinol Ultra Skincare Créme with Sunscreen (Day Créme). At night, after cleansing, use our Retinol Ultra Rich Night Créme and Retinol Lip Bliss to keep your skin and lips hydrated overnight.

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If you are lucky and endowed with beautiful brown peepers then you should definitely learn how to do make up for brown eyes. A beautiful set of brown eyes can be enhanced and made to catch all the attention with just a tiny bit of help of make up you can add a totally different to your face.

Eye makeup tricks for brown eyes are fairly simple. How to do makeup for brown eyes,Make-up tricks and smokey eye make up tutorial! I have it all covered here in this highly informative article.

What is sunburn?

Sunburn is a form of radiation burn resulting from excess exposure of the skin to ultraviolet radiation coming from the sun. In a simpler way, when your skin is exposed to the sun for a period of time, this will eventually lead to burns, which can be visible on your skin’s reddish color and irritation. Is there any natural sunburn treatment? Yes there is, and that is what I am about to show you, so be patient and read on.

Sunburn affects many parts of the body; especially those parts that are not usually covered by clothe, such as face, hands, neck, etc. In this very short guide, I will show what I used in treating sunburn when I had it, and within a period of three weeks, I noticed a significant improvement on my skin.

Contrary to what many people believe, sunburn is not only caused by exposure to sun’s radiation, but can also be caused by lightening creams and soaps, how? If you keep using lightening creams or soaps that contain hydroxyl acid (AHA), this will increase your skin’s sensitivity to sun’s radiation.

Okay, enough of the causes, let’s get straight to business; how do you treat sunburn on your skin or face? This leads us to the main topic of today; how to treat sunburn naturally, using homemade materials.

How to treat sunburn
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3 невероятных омолаживающих маски для лица
1. Желатиновая
1 чайную ложку желатина замочить 3 столовыми ложками воды или молока. Через 5 минут поставить смесь на водяную баню и растворить желатин полностью. Не нагревать смесь более чем 50-60 градусов. Я наливаю кипяток в металлическую емкость и ставлю туда емкость с желатином.
Затем добавляем 2-4 таблетки Спирулины( ее нужно предварительно растолочь), половину чайной ложки меда, половину чайной ложки оливкового масла. Перемешиваем.
Остужаем 2-5 минут. Наносим на лицо и шею. Можно наносить слой за слоем, пока не нанесете всю смесь на лицо.
Оставляем на лице на 15-20 минут. Затем смыть теплой водой при помощи спонжика или ватного тампона.
Маску делают 2 раза в неделю курсом (10).

1 столовая ложка риса отваривается в 1 стакане молока до готовности. Если жидкости будет не хватать - можно добавить немного воды. Протереть отварной рис через ситечко. Добавить 1 чайную ложку меда и 1 желток. Смесь должна получится как сметана по консистенции. Наносим маску на лицо и шею.
Оставляем на 20-25 минут. Затем смыть теплой водой при помощи спонжика или ватного тампона.
Маску делают 2 раза в неделю курсом (10).

3. Мед и корица
1 чайная ложка корицы смешивается с 1 чайной ложкой меда. Смесь наносится на лицо на 15 минут. Если появляется неприятное жжение маску смыть.


5:11 pm - 08/25/2015
New to report, and also please predecessors, friends exhibitions.

Is ombre out?

1:39 pm - 07/14/2015
I've been wanting to switch up my hair a bit, and I think adding some blonde to my brunette hair would look cute. I don't want regular highlights. I used to have ombre hair, but I cut it so it's all gone now. :(

Would you guys say ombre is officially "out"? I see fewer and fewer people with it. I live in NYC as a reference, so maybe it's a regional thing?
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