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cleanser | Smooth Skin Systems Blog

Middle Age Acne? How Can This Be?!

One of the more distressing surprises for a woman is to suddenly have blemishes, blackheads, and pimples begin appearing again two decades after she thought she was through with all that.

Hormone changes throughout life can aggravate the skin and create red spots, lumps, discolorations and more even in a woman’s forties or beyond. What can you do when this happens? First, see your doctor. Your breakout may require antibiotics to manage infection or be the sign of other medical problems. It is important to rule that out.

Next, thorough but gentle cleansing will help prevent bacteria from forming and exacerbating the system. We recommend an AHA gel cleanser because it exfoliates and cleans without scrubbing the skin and irritating sensitive areas. Our Exfoliate Me™ gel cleanser should do the trick for you. Your skin should feel clean but not sore or sensitive.

Next, we suggest the power of Vitamin A in a moisturizing blend that glides onto your skin and penetrates cells to speed healing and promote a smoother, more radiant complexion. Our ReNew Youth product contains the maximum amount of Retinol you can buy without a prescription. Long known for its power to banish pimples and breakouts, Retinol is the active form of Vitamin A and a potent antioxidant. Your skin will appreciate it and you’ll love the improved look and feel.

Don’t feel that you are helpless to prevent or manage breakouts. Your doctor can do a lot to help and there are products right here at Smooth Skin Systems formulated especially for these challenges. You’re not in this fight alone, all of our products are designed to help you achieve the most lustrous and lovely skin you’ve ever had.

Try Exfoliate Me™ or ReNew Youth™ today and discover a world of difference. You’ll be glad you did!

 

Living With Rosacea

Rosacea presents itself primarily in red splotches on the face, especially the cheeks and forehead, and the skin is sensitive and irritated. Topical steroids can make it worse, harsh cleansers can exacerbate the condition, fragrances can aggravate the skin. Additionally, some foods and environmental situations can cause flareups.

Generally, Rosacea sufferers are advised to avoid foods that are strongly spicy, contain caffeine, or contain alcohol. All of these are foods or beverages that can bring a blush to the skin and this additional blood flow to the surface of the skin can trigger the Rosacea. Extremes of hot or cold, excessive sun exposure, stress, and heavy exercise are considered to be factors in Rosacea outbreaks.

Women with Rosacea generally should avoid microdermabrasion and chemical peels. It is also important to avoid strong chemical cleansers, products containing parabens or fragrances, and products that contain SLS or formaldehydes. Then what should a woman use who wants to look her best, fight aging, and have smooth skin if she is also dealing with Rosacea?

We recommend first a gentle but effective cleanser such as our Rosehip Seed Oil for cleansing the face without irritating it. The Rosehip Seed Oil will gently clean away pore-blocking impurities and makeup. After you gently pat dry, the addition of a good moisturizer will help keep the skin calm and soothed. We recommend our Peptide 6® anti-aging face cream with six peptides to minimize the effects of aging and promote collagen renewal plus Hyaluronic Acid to restore moisture deep in skin cells for better smoothness and firmness.

These products cannot cure Rosacea, but they are especially formulated to not irritate your delicate skin and to moisturize and smooth your face in the most effective manner possible. What does that mean to you? It means that you feel better, your skin feels less irritated, you look better and more radiant.

I Washed My Face! Why do I Have to Exfoliate?

We all get in a hurry once in a while and we skip a step or two of our beauty regimen or (don’t tell anyone!) we run out of the house without making our beds. Women these days are busier than they have ever been and there is more pressure on them to look perfect at all times. No one really knows which steps we took this morning or which steps we didn’t. It doesn’t help that experts recommend exfoliating ever day, 2-3 times per week, and once a week, depending on who you are listening to.

Naturally, it is a personal choice and should be based on your skin type and your needs. But you do need to exfoliate on a regular basis and here is why. First,if  that soap you washed your face with is a typical bar or soft soap it often leaves a residue on skin. If you have hard water with a lot of minerals suspended in it your water may even leave a residue on your face. Last, your skin sheds almost continuously. That is what keeps us looking fresh and radiant and healthy. Skin cells naturally dry up and die while a new layer is being created underneath. When we wash the surface of the skin we may actually contribute to those same dead skin cells clogging the pores or making the skin look dull because the soap residue sits right on top of them.

A good exfoliating cleanser acts in several ways. First, it is especially formulated to gently clean the skin on your face. Second, it lifts away dead skin cells brightening the face and unclogging the pores. Finally, with a fresh face and happy open pores your moisturizer is better able to penetrate the skin cells and fight wrinkles and aging. Because your face cream went on more smoothly, your makeup also glides right on and produces that flawless effect we all strive for.

That makes exfoliating one of the best things you can do for your skin. If you are going to skip something don’t skip when it comes to cleaning your skin. Use Smooth Skin Systems Exfoliate Me ™ and get a clean you can feel!