My Best Acne & Blemish Prevention Tips

Here are some of my most popular tips for adult and teen acne: Check with your physician before taking suggested products, supplements, or if you have any diet or health concerns.

Note: Products highlighted in green text can be found at the drug store. Products highlighted in blue can be found at the lowest discounted prices at www.hollywoodbeautysecrets.com 

1. Cleanse skin with budget-friendly soap-free cleanser such as, Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash by Johnson & Johnson. It’s  hypoallergenic and only $6.50 at the drug store. Or try if you prefer a paraben-free, natural cleanser,  try non-foaming Glycolic Cleanser with Marine Plant extract.

 2. After cleansing apply an alcohol-free toner that helps balance the pH of skin such as Papaya Enzyme & Soy Refreshing Skin Toner. Find it at select health food stores and at my shop on sale for just 9.95.

 3. Very important!! Keep your face out of the sun as this causes breakouts and enlarged pores. Wear a visor and sun screen daily to help bounce harsh UV rays away from skin. Choose sunscreen that does not clog skin such as C-30 Moisturizer with 30 SPF Sunscreen –  loaded with skin rejuvenating and healing antioxidants that can prevent further blemishes (microbial Green Tea, Vitamin C and CoQ10).  A drug store sun screen suggestion is Neutrogena Chemical-Free Sun Screen for Sensitive Skin 30 SPF – though this one leaves a white film on the skin, you can apply it before exercising outdoors. C-30 Moisturizer retails for $46.00 elsewhere, and is only $29.95 at my site. Perfect  for everyday use and under make-up. 

4. Below I’ve listed two evening options:

Evening Option #1:  Speed-heal blemishes, and help fade acne scars with O24U Hyper-oxygenated Gel. This potent gel helps kills acne bacteria. Simply spot dab it onto blemishes using a Q-tip. This product retails for $49.95 elsewhere. It’s only $32.95 at my shop.

Evening Option #2: Beyond Essential is a peptide an antioxidant-rich moisturizer for mature skin. It also contains copper peptides to help keep blemishes in check.

5. Avoid clogged or enlarged pores by removing make-up before bed and exfoliating skin three times a week with baking soda or use Microdermabrasion ScrubOr exfoliate skin with an AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) creme to help hydrate, gently exfoliate and help prevent /clear blemish breakouts. AHA’s are derived from fruits, plants or dairy and are cost-effective. Check out AHA Beauty Fluids.

6. Twice a week apply my popular mask:  Mix 1 tbsp. plain white yogurt with  1/2 tsp. of FRESH lemon juice. Apply this mask for 30 minutes to one hour. It also evens the skin tone, prevents future breakouts, firms and tightens skin for a face lifting effect.

7. Here’s another home remedy that can help shrink large pimples, without drying out the rest of your face: Dip a Q-tip into some Witch Hazel, and dab onto pimple. Then dip other end of the Q-tip into some Philips Milk of Magnesia. The magnesia helps kill bacteria and  reduces the pimple. 

8.Stick to a low-glycemic diet to help keep blood sugar levels from spiking, preventing excess oil production. Low-glycemic diets include The Zone, The Mediterarrean Diet, or Adkins. Omega 3 fatty acids found in flax seed oil or fish oil capsules can naturally help balance hormones, reducing breakouts. Take  omega-3’s with meals 3 X a day. You can find a high qulaity brand for just $19.95 on the Vitamins/Supplements page at my website. Made with sardines and NO Shellfish.  Check with your physician if you have any diet or health concerns.

9.Clean cell phones regularly with rubbing alcohol or disinfecting wipes.

10.Tie hair back when exercising or playing sports so soiled hands don’t contaminate hair that falls by the face. Be sure to NEVER touch hands to face unless hands are washed.

11.Using pressed powder to soak up oil can often trap debris and clog skin, causing more breakouts. Use a hair curler roller papers to dab oil from face instead of applying more face powder. Find them at a beauty supply shop for about $2.

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About Beauty & Age-Proofing Empowerment Gal
Beauty and Age-Proofing Expert Louisa Maccan-Graves is the author of doctor-recommended book, “Hollywood Beauty Secrets: REMEDIES to the RESCUE”. Louisa was acknowledged in recent book, “Career Comeback”, by Springboard Press, as one of two TOP Rejuvenation Experts in Los Angeles, noting nine pages of her most popular age-proofing tips for women 35 . Louisa is a top Beauty & Age-Proofing Expert on TV, radio and live speaking events empowering women of all ages and budgets with her proven “Look & Feel Good” tips. As a top beauty expert in the media, Louisa has appeared on myriad TV shows including: The Doctors, Extra, Soap Talk, Star Daily, Eye on LA, Style Network, Discovery Channel, and on morning news shows more. View Louisa TV Sizzle reel here: www.hollywoodbeautysecrets.com/sizzle2 Louisa addressed women's “head to toe” concerns with do-able, scientifically proven solutions that cost a fraction of the price of doctor treatments or costly department store brands. Louisa is often a regular guest expert on radio, having done over 500 interviews nationwide, including KIIS-FM, Hot 97 New York, WGN-Chicago, K-Earth Los Angeles, eHealthRadio, Aging Without Limits, and more. See TV & radio producer testimonials at www.HollywoodBeautySecrets.com Louisa’s healthy slimming tonic landed her on the cover of Woman’s World Magazine and her proven “Look & Feel Good” solutions have appeared on WomansDay.com, Celebuzz.com, Toronto Star, The Boston Herald, Orange County Registrar, Britain’s Celebs on Sunday, and more. Louisa appeared in Dr. Drew Pinksy’s pilot as one of the chosen "experts" for his new show, announced in December 2010 on the Joy Behar Show, to air in the spring of 2011. Why is Louisa the Ultimate go-to “Look & Feel Good” Expert? Louisa is on the pulse of what women want. She has changed the lives of thousands of individuals worldwide to help them look and feel their best, no matter what their budget. Those she’s helped include: moms and baby boomers, teenagers, actresses, models, Hollywood make-up artists and their A-List Celebrity clients, executives, doctors, and even royalty -- using sensible, affordable and proven solutions. “I’ve spent years studying the science of beauty, rejuvenation and women’s health and have made it my life's mission to offer a variety of safe, doctor-approved solutions, that can help address women's “head to toe” beauty and aging challenges, without having to spend a fortune”, says Louisa.

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