Acne Advice

Even the best of us suffer from acne, so it’s nothing to be ashamed of. That doesn’t mean, though, that you shouldn’t do something about it. After all, who likes a big pimple acne (19)disrupting their view of your amazing face? No one! I’m going to offer you some acne advice as to what you can do about your acne; how to prevent it and what to do when you need that zit gone.

We’ve all heard that acne stems from hormones and greasy foods, the latter being a myth. However, there’s lots of little things we do that can worsen it. For example, when you wash your face, do you rinse it afterwards with cold water? If not, you should. This closes your pores and prevents you from allowing contaminants into your skin. Try to avoid using oily products on your face; it’s the oil you put on it, not the food you put into your body. Use makeup that promotes healthy skin. And when a zit does pop up, by no means should you freak out. Stress makes everything worse. Instead, use a ‘zit zapper’, or if you don’t have any product like that, go all natural. Baking soda or toothpaste works wonders on bringing a pimple to a head.

Another helpful tip is warming up a wet washcloth, and applying it to the affected area. Or boiling a pot of water and letting the steam flow into your face. Each will help your zit ‘pop’ naturally, but remember, don’t go using your dirty hands to clean up. That will only make it come back. Keep things sanitary, wash the area and rinse with cold water. If you must pop your zit without these options, by all means, please wash your hands before attacking your acne!

The main thing to remember is try to keep stress to a minimum, reduce your exposure to contaminants by flushing your face with cold water after washing or taking a shower, use clean towels, and so forth. If your acne worsens or none of this acne advice helps you, then perhaps you need to consult a dermatologist. You may need a prescription, and again, that is nothing to be ashamed of. Most of those pretty faces you see? They either follow these tips or use a prescription when over-the-counter face washes aren’t working. So, hang in there and remember these acne tips!

In Support of Botox Treatments

For a long time, I was one of those who wondered why on earth women would choose to have Botox treatments, when in effect they are permitting poisons to be inserted botox3under their skin. I recently had my opinion changed however, when my mother had the treatment done, and she looks amazing!

In her early 50s, I never thought of my mother as being old, or showing age in her face, but now that she has had the treatment I can definitely see a remarkable improvement. She says that she felt as if her face was not her own, and that while she felt young and vital in herself; what she saw in the mirror did not reflect that. After considering surgery, she decided that this was far too drastic a step to take, and so chose to try a London Botox clinic instead. She is more than happy with the results, and I can see why; she really does look several years younger and her complexion is smooth and clear.

The effects of the Botox can last for anything between six weeks and eight months; according to the individual, and so my mum can then decide whether she wants to repeat the treatment or not. For this reason I believe she made the right choice, as facelifts and other cosmetic surgeries are non-reversible and so if she was not pleased with the results there would be nothing she could do about it, except perhaps undergo even more surgery. The Botox treatment can be repeated as many times as necessary, or not at all if she changes her mind, although I really think she will go for it to gain as it has made such an amazing difference to her; not only physically but mentally as well, as it is obvious that she feels much happier now in her own skin and the additional confidence literally shines out of her.

Review – Moroccan Oil Hair Treatment


I have quite thick hair that tangles, and when I moved to London, I noticed that it was looking really dull without shine. It was getting even more tangled than usual, and on bad days I looked like I was wearing a birds nest on top of my head. This oil was recommended to me by one of my flatmates, who said she had the same problem when she moved to the city from a rural town, which amazed me because she has lovely sleek shiny hair.

The first thing you are likely to notice is the wonderful smell of the oil – this has also been noticed by others who ask me which conditioner or shampoo I use. Since I started with the oil I could actually do without a conditioner, but I do still put a bit on the ends.

I was worried it might make my hair look greasy, but it doesn’t have this effect at all. You only need to use a very small amount – I have long hair and only put about 15 drops on per use.

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