Thursday, August 9, 2012

Proper Skin Care - Dealing with Acne & Blemishes!!

Hey Pretties,

Permit me to discuss a topic i'm sure will be beneficial to every woman (or man) that wants the best makeup application possible and i hope it proves helpful.

Makeup most of us know dates back many centuries,even recorded in the bible,and has been an integral part of life. So when i hear people smirk/frown against those who do, i wonder who they are kidding.

But on many occasions,i have Spoken & chatted with women & men who tend to be severely concerned about their skin & it's appearance,most especially their battle with the dreaded 'ACNE'. Most people have self-medicated with 'AMPICLOX/TETRACYCLIN/ERITHROMYCIN' (antibiotics) for countless years without any particular improvement to their skin.

 Rather their acne has taken a turn for the worse & it has been my personal campaign to create better awareness on the benefits of proper skin care & i certainly pray (it's that serious) that this post changes the lives of many people out there.

I won't go into the Topic of Acne since the internet has exhaustive articles but i'm gonna give a few pointers:

- Acne is a skin disease, fight it!
- Acne is the number one cause of Low-self esteem in humans.
- Acne can only be covered to a certain degree by makeup, except you plan on piling on makeup the size & height of the acne cysts(shame on you).

- You most likely are the one to blame for how badly your skin has become
- Acne isn't a problem of the face alone, it affects the upper parts of the chest as well as the back(Pregnant women face this a lot).


- Wear a silk scarf / cap to bed. If that's not convenient, wash / change your pillowcases every week
- Stop picking at the whiteheads.This is one of the reasons for the Black / Red Blemishes that remain on your skin after the cyst goes away. Many times, you transfer bacteria to your face via your hands which are almost never clean.

- Imbibe a CTM (Cleansing , Toning & Moisturizing) Regimen & do so 2wce a day. If you sleep off / forget to do so after work, do it immediately you wake up & remember.
- Always remember to take off every trace of makeup, even if its only eye makeup you have on. That's where the CTM Regimen comes into play.

- Use products that contain Benzoyl Peroxide, Glycolic Acid OR Salicylic Acid as these are active ingredients that help fight acne e.g. PROACTIV, EXPOSED, DERMACLEAR et al
- Check your diet for foods(esp. those with high glycemic load) that trigger the intensity of the cysts e.g. Bread, Milk, Peanuts, Chocolates, Pastries et al.
- Use Non-comodogenic products (Primers,Foundations & concealers), that won't clog your pores & trigger more outbreaks.
- Wash your makeup brushes & sponges. Throw away any bad / torn sponges & keep your makeup in a clean makeup bag.
- Don't self medicate. From my research, i discovered Oral Vitamin A supplements (e.g. ACCUTANE) causes Birth Defects after a long period of use. I also learnt that any woman trying to get pregnant shouldn't use Antibiotics as a preventive measure

In Conclusion, proper skin care & habits are the surest way to fighting ACNE. Best of Luck.

Pls feel free to ask me any questions by leaving a comment or send a mail to



  1. nice i reallly enjoyed readn it acne really affects self esteem

  2. i absolutely love this took the words right out of my mind! i cringe when i see people with acne press them consistently. i have a friend whose acne is bad and I've never seen her hands off her face except when she's unconscious (sleep) But guess what? her face never got better. like you rightly said I'm sure the build up of the bacteria on her hands worsen the case.

    There was a period i was wearing makeup to bed consistently, all because i was too lazy and tired to wash at night, before i knew it, i broke out badly! but it all cleared by itself...not by me pricking it, but going back to wash, cleanse and moisturize twice daily. cleansing the face especially after a long day might be hard, i have a bed side facial wipes, just incase i crash before washing my face. it helps!!!

    Sunscreen protection is also very important.

    1. lol @ your friend when she's unconscious.

      Thank You Darling for this comment, it means a lot coming from a Highly Respected Makeup Artist. I hope other readers learn something from it.

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