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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3 Affordable Ways to “Look 10 or More Years Younger!”

Yes, it is possible to non-invasively take years off your face and body! Wrinkles and aging can be prevented and even reversed.  Keep your skin looking youthful, firm and nearly flawless with these three highly effective and affordable methods:

1. Exfoliate (slough off) skin three or more nights per week. Frequent exfoliating stimulates collagen and elastin production, tightens and prevents sagging skin, diminishes pigmentation spots, reduces and repairs fine lines and can help thicken the skin.  Women often avoid exfoliating the thinning skin of the temples, the neck, jowls and hands.  These are the areas that can give your age away, so be sure to include them when exfoliating.  Exfoliate three or more nights weekly and you’ll begin to notice the skin on the temples thickening, the veins less protruding, the jowls becoming less droopy, the skin on the neck becoming tighter and age spots on the hands and face fading. Exfoliating your body also helps keep skin more flawless-looking and firm.

2. Many anti-oxidant-rich creams contain effective, nourishing and anti-aging properties.  They can help hydrate, protect against UV rays, help repair fine lines, fade pigmentation spots, tighten skin and calm inflammation. Apply them in the morning to face, neck, under eyes and on hands, followed by sunscreen overtop, then make-up…..or apply them at night.  Always read the labels for antioxidant ingredients such as: Vitamin C or C-Ester, green or white tea extract, Astazanthin, Pycnogenol, alpha lipolic acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin E or DMAE (derived from fish).

3. Antioxidant-rich Serums are more emollient than creams and are perfect for dry or mature skin.  DMAE can help tighten and firm skin almost instantly.

Use these three simple and easy tips and you’ll look your best for the Holidays.  Please take some time to visit my Facebook Fan Pages and be sure to click the “Like” button.

If you have any questions, just click the “Ask Louisa” tab on blog or feel free to visit my Hollywood Beauty Secrets website for information on all the products I use.

Louisa 🙂

Regimen for Rosacea

REGIMEN FOR ROSACEA (or very sensitive skin)
Louisa’s Cleansing Tip: Be sure to cleanse skin a.m. & p.m. and never go to bed with make-up on. Choose a gentle liquid cleanser. Do not rub or scrub if you have Rosacea. Gently glide the cleanser on wet skin and use tepid (lightly warm) water – never hot water.

Cleanser Choices
Perfect RX Beyond Clean Cleanser (with zinc & salicylic acid)
Glycolic Facial Cleanser with Marine Plant Extracts
Louisa’s Exfoliating Tip: For rejuvenating skin with Rosacea or very sensitive skin, use a gentle exfoliating enzyme mask such as pumpkin or papaya. Apply mask on face focusing on temples, jowls, crow’s feet, jaw line, lips & around mouth, neck, chest & tops of hands. Enzyme masks help gently exfoliate, stimulate collagen, brighten & tighten skin and help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. See my gentle mask recipe below:
Louisa’s Gentle Enzyme Mask: Cut a ripe papaya in half. Scoop out the seeds and pulp. Rub the inside of the peel of the papaya onto face and areas noted above. Wait about 20 minutes, then rinse papaya off with tepid water. You may wish to eat the papaya pulp – it’s great for digestion and tastes delicious.

Refer to Louisa’s book for many more masks that address face, body and hair.

Louisa’s Smart-Aging Moisturizing Tips For Rosacea or Extra Sensitive Skin: Apply either an oxygenated gel with antioxidants or a combination antioxidant with peptide product twice a day.

O24U Hyper-Oxygenated Gel is for all sensitive skin types, including rosacea, acne, and blemish-prone skin. This gentle, effective moisturizing gel contains antioxidants and oxygen to help kill bacteria and combat blemishes that often accompany Rosacea. Helps heal scars, and nourishes skin with added antioxidants.

See two highly effective age-proofing regimens that combat Rosacea and help those with very sensitive skin below:

a.m. Apply:  O24U Gel &  C-30 Moisturizing Sunscreen (overtop)
Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunblock Lotion 30 SPF (drug store)
p.m. Apply:  O24U Gel or  Perfect RX Beyond Essential (peptides)

Louisa’s Tip for Eyes: To address fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles or puffiness, try one of the following effective eye cream choices.

Eye Cream Choice for Puffiness, Dark Circles & Fine Lines:
Ultimate Eye Cream (Antioxidants, Peptides & Emu oil)
Perfect RX Eye Perfect Serum
Louisa’s Sunscreen Tip: Protect your investment by applying sun screen EVERY morning over your day lotion. Then apply make-up. C-30 Moisturizing Sunscreen is perfect for all skin types including oily, sensitive or Rosacea skin. The added green tea helps prevent blemish breakouts.

Sunscreen
C-30 Moisturizing Sunscreen with SPF 30
Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunblock Lotion 30 SPF (drug store)
Body Rejuvenating Tip: Dermatologist recommended, all natural, hypo-allergenic, fragrance-free and non-greasy Skinlasting helps gently exfoliate and hydrate skin from head to toe without using oils or chemicals. For ALL skin types including normal, dry, mature, oily, eczema, psoriasis, pilaris keratosis (chicken bump skin), diabetic or even post-chemo skin help. Evens skin tone with gentle exfoliation and hydrates all areas of the body including face, neck, hands, elbows, arms, knees, legs and feet.

Body Hydrator & Gentle Exfoliator
Skinlasting Hydrator

Regimen for Oily or Acne Prone Skin

REGIMEN FOR OILY OR ACNE-PRONE SKIN
Louisa’s Cleansing Tip: Be sure to cleanse skin a.m. & p.m. and never go to bed with make-up on.

Cleanser Choices:
Papaya & Soy Foaming Facial Cleanser
Glycolic Facial Cleanser with Marine Plant Extracts
Perfect RX Beyond Clean Cleanser

Louisa’s Exfoliating Tip: For rejuvenating oil or acne-prone skin exfoliate two to three nights a week with either Microdermabrasion Scrub or more gentle cream exfoliant such as AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid). Exfoliating stimulates collagen, brightens skin tone, fades spots, reduces fine lines, wrinkles and helps firm skin.

Be sure to focus on areas that reveal our age such as: temples, jowls, crow’s feet, jaw line, lips & around mouth, neck, chest & tops of hands.

Apply AHA nightly with an antioxidant or peptide overtop.

Fade Age-spots with AHA Alpha Hydroxy Acid Beauty Fluid three times weekly at night.

Exfoliating Choices:
Microdermabrasion Scrub
AHA Alpha Hydroxy Acids Beauty Fluid (5% AHA)
Louisa’s Smart-Aging Moisturizing Tips for Oily & Blemish-Prone Skin: To rejuvenate oily and blemish-prone below are three effective a.m. and p.m. skin care combinations. Try any of the effective product combinations below:

a.m. Apply:  Perfect RX Beyond Essential Day Lotion  & C-30 Moisturizing Sunscreen
p.m. Apply:  O24U Oxygenated Gel

Louisa’s Tip for Eyes: To address fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles or puffiness, try one of the following effective eye cream choices.

Eye Cream Choice for Puffiness, Dark Circles & Fine Lines:
Ultimate Eye Cream (Antioxidants, Peptides & Emu oil)
Perfect RX Eye Perfect Serum
Louisa’s Sunscreen Tip: Protect your investment by applying sun screen EVERY morning over your day lotion. Then apply make-up. C-30 Sunscreen is perfect for all skin types including oily or blemish-prone skin. The added green tea contained in C-30 Moisturizing Day Lotion can help prevent blemish breakouts. Or drug store brand Neutrogena 30 SPF noted below.

Sunscreen
C-30 Moisturizing Sunscreen with SPF 30
Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunblock Lotion 30 SPF (drug store)
Body Rejuvenating Tip: Dermatologist recommended, all natural, hypo-allergenic, fragrance-free and non-greasy Skinlasting helps gently exfoliate and hydrate skin from head to toe without using oils or chemicals. For ALL skin types including normal, dry, mature, oily, eczema, psoriasis, pilaris keratosis (chicken bump skin), diabetic or even post-chemo skin help. Evens skin tone with gentle exfoliation and hydrates all areas of the body including face, neck, hands, elbows, arms, knees, legs and feet.

Body Hydrator & Gentle Exfoliator
Skinlasting Hydrator

Regimen for Normal Skin

REGIMEN FOR NORMAL SKIN
Louisa’s Cleansing Tip: Be sure to cleanse skin a.m. & p.m. and never go to bed with make-up on.

Cleanser Choices:
Papaya & Soy Foaming Facial Cleanser
Glycolic Facial Cleanser with Marine Plant Extracts

Louisa’s Exfoliating Tip For Normal Skin: For effective rejuvenation results exfoliate skin two to three times a week. Exfoliating stimulates collagen, brightens skin tone, fades spots, reduces fine lines, wrinkles and helps firm skin.

Be sure to focus exfoliating temples, jowls, crow’s feet, jaw line, lips & around mouth, neck, chest & tops of hands.

Exfoliating Scrub:
Microdermabrasion Scrub

Louisa’s Smart-Aging Moisturizing Tips For Normal Skin: For rejuvenation apply a peptide-rich product once a day and an antioxidant-rich product once a day. For Example: if you apply a peptide in the morning, you will apply an antioxidant-rich at night. Or vice versa; (antioxidant in the morning and peptide at night). Peptides hydrate skin, stimulate collagen and hyaluronic acid production, brighten skin tone and help smooth wrinkles and fine lines. Antioxidants nourish, protect and repair aging skin.

Make sure to focus on: Temples, jowls, crow’s feet, jaw line, lips & around mouth, neck, chest & tops of hands.

For Even Faster Age-Proofing: At night apply a drop or two of emu oil over top your peptide or antioxidant and massage into “focus areas”. Emu Oil helps assist active ingredients to penetrate down to the dermis for even faster rejuvenating results.

Fade Age-spots, Melasma or hormonal pigmentation with AHA Alpha Hydroxy Acid Beauty Fluid.

Peptide Choices:
Relastyl Moisturizer (Peptide)
Aging Eraser (Peptides & Antioxidants)
Perfect Rx Night Serum (Peptide)
Perfect RX Beyond Essential Day Lotion (Peptides & Copper Peptides)
Uplift Serum (water-based with Peptides & Antioxidants)

Antioxidants:
Astaxanthin & Pycnogenol Age Defying Crème
DMAE / Alpha Lipoic / C-Ester Retexturizing Crème
Emu Oil
AHA Alpha Hydroxy Acid Beauty Fluid (age spots and pigmentation spots)
Louisa’s Tip for Eyes: If you want to keep things simple and save money you can apply either of the products noted above (peptides or antioxidants) around the eyes for rejuvenation. If you need to address dark circles or puffiness, then try one of the following eye cream choices.

Eye Cream Choice for Puffiness, Dark Circles & Fine Lines:
Ultimate Eye Cream (Antioxidants, Peptides & Emu oil)
Perfect RX Eye Perfect Serum
Louisa’s Sunscreen Tip: Protect your investment by applying sun screen EVERY morning over your daily antioxidant or peptide. Then apply make-up.

Sun Screen
C-30 Moisturizing Sunscreen with SPF 30
Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunblock Lotion 30 SPF (drug store)
Body Rejuvenating Tip: Dermatologist recommended, all natural, hypo-allergenic, fragrance-free and non-greasy Skinlasting helps gently exfoliate and hydrate skin from head to toe without using oils or chemicals. For ALL skin types including normal, dry, mature, oily, eczema, psoriasis, pilaris keratosis (chicken bump skin), diabetic or even post-chemo skin help. Evens skin tone with gentle exfoliation and hydrates all areas of the body including face, neck, hands, elbows, arms, knees, legs and feet.

Body Hydrator & Gentle Exfoliator
Skinlasting Hydrator

TOP OF SKIN REGIMEN

REGIMEN FOR NORMAL/SENSITIVE SKIN
Louisa’s Cleansing Tip: Be sure to cleanse skin a.m. & p.m. and never go to bed with make-up on.

Cleanser Choices:
Papaya & Soy Foaming Facial Cleanser
Glycolic Facial Cleanser with Marine Plant Extracts

Louisa’s Exfoliating Tip: To keep skin looking youthful, exfoliate one to three times a week if skin is normal but slightly sensitive. Exfoliate with Microdermabrasion Scrub once or twice a week. If you prefer a gentle cream exfoliant then use AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid). Exfoliating stimulates collagen, brightens skin tone, fades spots, reduces fine lines, wrinkles and helps firm skin.

Be sure to focus exfoliating temples, jowls, crow’s feet, jaw line, lips & around mouth, neck, chest & tops of hands.

Apply AHA nightly with an antioxidant or peptide overtop.

Fade Age-spots, Apply AHA Alpha Hydroxy Acid Beauty Fluid three times a week, nightly.

Exfoliating Choices:
Microdermabrasion Scrub
AHA Alpha Hydroxy Acids Beauty Fluid (5% AHA)

Louisa’s Smart-Aging Moisturizing Tips For Normal/Slightly Sensitive Skin: For rejuvenation apply a peptide-rich product once a day and an antioxidant-rich product once a day. For Example: Apply a peptide in the morning and apply an antioxidant-rich moisturizer at night. Or vice versa (antioxidant in the morning and peptide at night). Peptides hydrate skin, stimulate collagen and hyaluronic acid production, brighten skin tone and help smooth wrinkles and fine lines. Antioxidants nourish, protect and repair aging skin.

For Even Faster Age-Proofing: At night apply a drop or two of emu oil over top your peptide or antioxidant. Emu Oil helps assist active ingredients to penetrate down to the dermis for even faster rejuvenating results. Massage emu oil into temples, jowls, crow’s feet, jaw line, lips & around mouth, neck, chest & tops of hands.

If you apply AHA nightly, you can layer it with an antioxidant or peptide, and then emu oil overtop.

Peptide Choices:
Aging Eraser (Peptides & Antioxidants)
Perfect Rx Night Serum
Perfect RX Beyond Essential Day Lotion (Peptides & Copper Peptides)
Face Uplift Serum (water-based with Peptides & Antioxidants)

Antioxidants:
Astaxanthin & Pycnogenol Age Defying Crème
DMAE / Alpha Lipoic / C-Ester Retexturizing Crème
Emu Oil
Louisa’s Tip for Eyes: If you want to keep things simple and save money you can apply either of the products noted above (peptides or antioxidants) around the eyes for rejuvenation. If you need to address dark circles or puffiness, then try one of the following eye cream choices.

Eye Cream Choice for Puffiness, Dark Circles & Fine Lines:
Ultimate Eye Cream (Antioxidants, Peptides & Emu oil)
Perfect RX Eye Perfect Serum
Louisa’s Sunscreen Tip: Protect your investment by applying sun screen EVERY morning over your antioxidant or peptide. Then make-up.

Sun Screen
C-30 Moisturizing Sunscreen with SPF 30
Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunblcok Lotion 30 SPF (drug store)
Body Rejuvenating Tip: Dermatologist recommended, all natural, hypo-allergenic, fragrance-free and non-greasy Skinlasting helps gently exfoliate and hydrate skin from head to toe without using oils or chemicals. For ALL skin types including normal, dry, mature, oily, eczema, psoriasis, pilaris keratosis (chicken bump skin), diabetic or even post-chemo skin help. Evens skin tone with gentle exfoliation and hydrates all areas of the body including face, neck, hands, elbows, arms, knees, legs and feet.

Body Hydrator & Gentle Exfoliator
Skinlasting Hydrator

Regimen For Dry/Mature Skin

REGIMEN FOR DRY/MATURE SKIN
Louisa’s Cleansing Tip: Be sure to cleanse skin a.m. and p.m. and never go to bed with make-up on. Use an alcohol-free toner after cleansing to help hydrate and balance pH of skin. See cleanser and toner choices noted below.

Cleanser Choices:
Glycolic Facial Cleanser with Marine Plant Extracts

Toner:
Papaya Enzyme & Soy Refreshing Skin Toner

Louisa’s Exfoliating Tip: For rejuvenating normal, dry/mature skin, exfoliate two to three nights a week with either Microdermabrasion Scrub or more gentle cream exfoliant such as AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid).

FOR SENSITIVE MATURE, menopausal SKIN: Exfoliate skin with Glycolic Facial Cleanser. Exfoliating skin brings new fresh cells to the surface, stimulates collagen, evens skin tone, fades spots, reduces fine lines, wrinkles and helps firm skin.

Be sure to focus on: temples, jowls, crow’s feet, jaw line, lips and around mouth, neck, chest and tops of hands.

Fade Age-spots, Apply AHA Alpha Hydroxy Acid Beauty Fluid three times weekly at night. If you apply AHA nightly, layer and antioxidant overtop of the AHA.

Exfoliating Choices:
Microdermabrasion Scrub
AHA Alpha Hydroxy Acids Beauty Fluid (5% AHA)
Glycolic Facial Cleanser for those with sensitive, dry, mature skin

Louisa’s Smart-Aging Moisturizing Tips for Dry/Mature Skin :
For those with NORMAL mature, menopausal skin try revolutionary Ultimate Age-Proofing Complex (UAPC) with EGF, Antioxidants and Peptides to help regain lost volume in face, and address sagging, wrinkles, or thinning skin.

For those with SENSITIVE, mature, dry menopausal skin with allergies to peptides, fragance, parabens or retinol, try De-Aging Solutions with EGF, Antioxidants and Super Hydrators.

Age-Proofing: At night apply a drop or two of emu oil over top your night cream or serum. Emu oil helps assists active ingredients to reach the dermis for even faster rejuvenating results.

Be sure to massage emu oil into temples, jowls, crow’s feet, jaw line, lips & around mouth, neck, chest and tops of hands.

If using AHA nightly, apply antioxidant or peptide overtop, then massage emu oil.

Peptide Choices:
Ultimate Age-Proofing Complex (EGF, Peptides & Antioxidants)
Perfect Rx Night Serum (Peptides)
Perfect RX Beyond Essential Day Lotion (Peptides & Copper Peptides)
Face Uplift Serum (water-based with Peptides & Antioxidants)

Choice for Sensitive Mature Skin:
De-Aging Solution (EGF, Antioxidants & Super Hydrators)

Antioxidants for Mature Sensitive Skin:
Astaxanthin & Pycnogenol Age Defying Crème
De-Aging Solution (EGF, Antioxidants & Super Hydrators)

Antioxidants for Mature Normal Skin:
Ultimate Age-Proofing Complex (EGF, Peptides & Antioxidants)
De-Aging Solution (EGF, Antioxidants and Super Hydrators)
DMAE / Alpha Lipoic / C-Ester Retexturizing Crème
Aging Eraser (Peptides & Antioxidants)
Emu Oil
Louisa’s Tip for Eyes: If you need to address dark circles or puffiness, then try one of the following eye cream choices.

Eye Cream Choice for Puffiness, Dark Circles & Fine Lines:
Ultimate Eye Cream (Antioxidants, Peptides & Emu oil)
Perfect RX Eye Perfect Serum
Louisa’s Sunscreen Tip: Protect your investment by applying sun screen EVERY morning over your antioxidant or peptide. Then make-up.

Sunscreen
C-30 Moisturizing Sunscreen with SPF 30
Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunblock Lotion 30 SPF (drug store)
Body Rejuvenating Tip: Dermatologist recommended, all natural, hypo-allergenic, fragrance-free and non-greasy Skinlasting helps gently exfoliate and hydrate skin from head to toe without using oils or chemicals. For ALL skin types including normal, dry, mature, oily, eczema, psoriasis, pilaris keratosis (chicken bump skin), diabetic or even post-chemo skin help. Evens skin tone with gentle exfoliation and hydrates all areas of the body including face, neck, hands, elbows, arms, knees, legs and feet.

Body Hydrator & Gentle Exfoliator
Skinlasting Hydrator