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yes, I'm in!!~~ ^^ @cheerfulcallie @onesmile
aight you little cuties @cheerfulcallie @onesmile so I guess we are now the sisterhood of the travelling accessories? lol and I loved that movie too!! :)
@cheerfulcallie @lillyann let the sisterhood begin hahaha!!!
@onesmile thats soo funny b/c i was gonna suggest that we including @lillyann each should buy one of each and swap them whenever, lolz....yes, i have seen it, it was a good movie, indeed (*_*)
@cheerfulcallie it's too we all just can't share accessories! Like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (have you heard of it before?) but with watches and rings~~
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How Dairy gives You Acne
Everyone who's fighting acne, doubts this at some point in time. 'Does dairy make my acne worse?'. You may stop having dairy for a week, only to realize that it is too much trouble and you can't really tell the difference. Let's figure this out together... Research tells us that inflammatory skin problems such as psoriasis, eczema and acne are more common and more severe in those who consume a diet rich in dairy products. These skin problems are even more common in those who indulge in smoking, consume packaged food and are exposed to polluted air. Cow's milk, which is the largest consumed animal milk in the world, contains casein protein and whey protein. Both these are known to raise the levels of growth hormones in calves as well as humans. Growth hormones such as insulin-like growth factor - 1 or IGF-1 is strongly linked with increased sebum formation in our skin. After infancy our body increasingly loses its ability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk. We know that more than 50% of the world's population is lactose intolerant. Milk and milk products trigger all sorts of allergies as well as acne. Besides this, cows and buffaloes are regularly injected with artificial hormones to increase their milk supply. When you consume dairy that is mass produced with such practices, it throws your hormones off balance. Dairy may also promote growth of unhealthy gut bacteria and cause gut inflammation. This alters the way your food is digested and absorbed, which in turn leads to vitamin deficiencies and dull skin. How to prevent dairy related skin problems? Reduce dairy intake and switch to high-fiber diet instead. Increase your intake of omega-3 rich food and supplements to achieve a blemish-free skin. Do not substitute dairy with packaged almond milk or soy milk. Consider switching to green tea or freshly brewed black coffee instead. Both of these have plenty of antioxidant benefits which boost your immunity and make your skin glow. If you plan to give a dairy-free lifestyle a try, avoid all dairy products completely for atleast 3 weeks to see the improvement. Any thing less than 2 weeks cannot give you an idea of whether dairy truly aggravates your acne. If your acne persists consider discussing diagnostic tests and acne treatment options with your dermatologist. *Dairy products include milk, yogurt, curd, buttermilk, cheese, paneer, whey protein shakes, cakes and other similar desserts.
4 Ways to Get Rid of Cystic Acne
Cystic acne is the kind of acne that leaves behind the worst type of scars. Not only is this acne painful, but it is also causes a lot of mental anguish. Here are a few easy pointers to help you deal with a cystic acne breakout... 1. Apply Ice Ice application causes your blood vessels to shrink for a short while and reduces the swelling and pain that cystic acne causes. Make some ice cubes by boiling and tehen freezing some drinking water. Rub a cube of ice over the acne prone area for 3 to 4 minutes at a time. Do this 3 to 4 times a day till the acne heals. 2. Take a Probiotic Cystic acne contains blood and pus from bacterial infection. While popping an antibiotic is the first thing that comes to the mind, probiotic pills are safer and may give better results at getting rid of severe acne breakouts. Probiotics balance your gut bacteria and help your body heal faster. They also reduce inflammation and help in the treatment of cystic acne. 3. Be Careful of what You Eat It is easy to get carried away with things to apply on a cystic acne. But what about the things you put in your body? Carbs and processed food is very inflammatory. Consider reducing your carb intake and try to give up packaged food completely. Also try going off dairy for 3 weeks to see if dairy affects your skin. There is a ton of research on how smoking damages your skin and slows down the healing of your body. In fact smokers may also cause have worse acne scars than non-smokers. 4. Decrease Your Stress Level Stress causes the release of the hormone cortisol. Cortisol has many negative effects on the body. Furthermore, stress can aggravate hormonal imbalances such as PCOS. Try yoga or meditation to center your mind and reduce stress levels. Read a good old fashioned paper book or take a bare foot walk in the park. Cystic acne can cause a lot of stress everytime you look in the mirror. Do speak to your dermatologist about hormonal testing and medical acne treatment.
3 Ways to Get Rid of Stubborn Dark Circles
Dark circles have many causes, and you have probably tried many under eye creams already in vain. Read on to find out how you can quickly get rid of your under eye problems with the help of your cosmetic dermatologist. 1. Retinol Retinol is a holy grail anti-aging ingredient. It is a vitamin A derivative that signals your skin to repair and rejuvenate. When you use it to get rid if dark circles, it is not only able to remove under eye pigmentation, but also reduce under eye wrinkles and crows feet lines. Get the best results by applying a hyaluronic acid serum, layering it with retinol and topping it off with a ceramide moisturizer.  2. Under Eye Dermal Fillers Dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are ideal if you have sunken eyes. Such under eye hollows cast a shadow and make your dark circles appear worse than they are. Dermal fillers for under eye dark circles is a very satisfying treatment. You walk in to your dermatologist's clinic looking tired and walk out transformed! The results may last for 6 months to 2 years depending on which fillers you choose to have. 3. PRP Treatment PRP treatment appeals to almost everyone as it is extremely natural. There are no injections, no chemicals and no lasers involved in this one. The treatment uses your own plasma growth factors to rejuvenate your under eye area and treat dark circles. The treatment works best along with micro-needling to stimulate collagen and break down under eye pigmentation. You will need 1 session every 4 to 6 weeks for up to 4 times to see complete results. Feel free to discuss these treatment options with your dermatologist and check if they are right option for your under eye problems.
Spring/Engagement Look
That's it! I am over Winter and branching out into Spring! For this chic Spring/Engagement look keep your look simple and pretty. Let your engagement ring do all the talking. I've put together this Spring look without a lot of bedazzlement; this means you can declutter your body of Winter's garments and let your skin breathe! Make your look completely your own, just embrace the shedding of heavy fabrics. If your toes are a bit chewed up from wearing big bulky boots, you can relax in these close-toe Tom Ford stilettos. Details as follows: Thurley Fables Dress $349 Tom Ford Padlock Ankle Strap Pump $1,690 Fendi Handcuffs Bangle $600 Smith & Cult The Graduate $18 MAC False Lashes mascara $10 What do you all think of this look? What will you be wearing this Spring in order to shed Winter? @jordanhamilton @kaminisingh @alywoah @TessStevens @mikayla @ChelseaHeyes @QueenYuki @KyotieWolf @kristenadams @Donnas @stargaze @flymetothemoon @ImUrBestFriend @galinda @Bekka @RaquelArredondo @jazziejazz @prgurl4u2envy @DemiP @alannasofia @rmayra1 @ModernRomance @worldofbridal @MAYRARUIZ1 @stephosorio @mArshadKhan @humairaa @ButterflyBlu @Heartofgold35 @PatriciaAranzab @brinJSN @anniepham177 @MadisonKitko @RobynHope @Z3r03D @redroses8807 @jasmineP96 @petname83 @TinaDang @dimplequeen @tiffany1922 @atmi @ZoilaObregon @brinJSN @CelinaGonzalez @JessicaChaney @Animaniafreak @CrystalBlunt @AliciaJaneth @NaraA @TurtleyTurtles @sherrysahar @raenel @CandaceJordan @FlyingAway @LemonLassie @AprilNapier @peahyr @MyAffairWith @SarahRegulski @HappyLulie @GingerMJones @humairaa @yellowbug18 @reaper412
This Might Be The Reason Your Acne Won't Go Away
Do you feel like you have tried every acne treatment product on this earth and your breakouts still won't budge? Well, this could be because you've got your diagnosis all wrong! Read on to find out what is Pityrosporum folluliculitis or fungal acne and how to deal with it... What exactly is fungal acne? Fungal acne is also known as called Malassezia folliculitis or pityrosporum folliculitis. It is caused by excess growth of an yeast that normally lives on your skin. This yeast thrives on the oil found in your pores and causes inflammation. The result is tiny pustules surrounded by redness and itchy skin. How to get rid of fungal acne? Keep your scalp clean by shampooing daily. Use a scalp cleanser with anti-fungal ingredients such as piroctone olamine, selenium sulfide or ketoconazole. Ask your dermatologist about a short course of oral anti-fungal such as fluconazole to treat your fungal acne faster and more effectively. Use a face cleanser with sulfur at least once a day. Pick a serum with azelic acid and a light moisturizer with hyaluronic acid. Avoid oil based skin care products and also avoid oil application on your scalp and hair. Wash your pillow cover and face towel daily. How to deal with post acne scars? Retinol works well to reduce acne spots and post acne scars. PHAs or polyhydroxy acids also work really well on sensitive skin with fungal acne. Professional treatments such as PRP skin treatment with microneedling is a great way to permanently get rid of acne scars. If your fungal acne refuses to improve even after all the above measures, consider professional chemical peels with ingredients such as tretinoin, azelaic acid, citric acid, glycolic acid in consultstion with your dermatologist.
3 Lifestyle Habits that can Cause Acne Breakouts
Your acne is coded in your genes and governed by your hormones. While these two factors are not in your control, your lifestyle which affects your skin equally, IS. Here are the most important lifestyle changes that you can make to reduce your acne breakouts... 1. Clean your mobile phone Your mobile phone is pressed against your cheeks while you chat away with friends. The bacteria from your skin gets transferred on to the screen and stays there till it gets pressed on your skin again. Besides this your phone may have food residue from the time that you were eating and texting and dust from lying on dirty surfaces. If you have acne prone skin, make sure you sanitize the surface of your mobile phone at least once every day. 2. Wash your face less often If you have oily skin which is prone to breakouts, chances are that you are washing your face more than twice daily. That, coupled with acne treatment AHA toners, salicylic acid serums and retinol night creams can over dry your skin. This leads your skin to produce even more oil which in turn feeds acne causing bacteria. Wash your face maximum 3 times a day. Once in the morning when you wake up and shower, once before sleeping at night and an additional time after a workout or outdoor exposure. 3. Reduce your carb intake Refined carbs such as bread, pasta and fried food have a high glycemic index. They increase blood sugar and cause a spike in the hormone Insulin. High glycemic foods are very inflammatory for the body and also disturb your gut bacteria. This in turn disturbs your skin microbiome. Increase your intake of fresh vegetables and salads instead. These are loaded with antioxidants which help your skin in healing faster. If you have been struggling with acne breakouts for a while, getting a little help from your dermatologist could go a long way in getting rid of your acne.
5 Easy Tips to Prevent Mask Acne
You are doing your best to protect yourself and your loved ones from Covid-19 by wearing a mask everyday. But how do you protect your skin from the nasty acne breakouts that are caused by constant use of face masks? Here are some easy ways to keep your skin clear and blemish-free inspite of frequent mask use... 1. Wash fabric masks after every use Fabric masks absorb sweat, bacteria and skin care products from your skin. Always wash your fabric masks after each use. Use a non-scented, hypoallergenic detergent and let your mask dry completely before each use. 2. Wash your face regularly Continue washing your face three times a day as usual. Once in the morning, once at night and once after sweating or removing your mask. Use a gentle soap free cleanser that can remove sweat, oil and germs. Try an acne treatment salicylic acid cleanser if you already have acne. 3. Take a break from makeup Several makeup products contain silicones and other ingredients which can aggravate acne. Besides, warm air from your breath can cause makeup to melt and clog your pores. 4. Remove your mask every 4 hours In case you have long hours of mask use, then make sure you remove your mask for 15 minutes every 4 hours. Wash your hands and avoid touching your face. This would also be an ideal time to wash your face if necessary. 5. Apply an antibiotic acne cream It is common for bacteria to build up under your mask. This can lead to acne and folliculitis. You can apply an acne treatment gel containing dapsone on your skin once or twice every day. If acne persists even after these measures, then it is likely to be stress or hormone related acne. Consider talking to your dermatologist to revise your skin care routine and dietary habits.
Budget Spring/Engagement Look
This card goes out to all the ladies who love fashion but not the prices! Trust me, I am right there with you! But I am dedicating this card to @peahyr because she challenged me to come up with a Spring/Engagement look that was attainable without having to sell the car. In a previous card I shared with you my easy breezy vision for wearing skin-breathing attire for Spring or your wedding engagement (or both!), which you can see here. You can view it here side by side above. Which look do you prefer? And are these looks worth the price of $2,667 and $115 respectively? Forever 21 Strapless Lace Cotton Dress $34 Guess Carnney Stiletto $43 Asos Circles Open Cuff $10 Essie Spin The Bottle $18 MAC False Lashes mascara $10 @jordanhamilton @kaminisingh @alywoah @TessStevens @mikayla @ChelseaHeyes @QueenYuki @KyotieWolf @kristenadams @Donnas @stargaze @flymetothemoon @ImUrBestFriend @galinda @Bekka @RaquelArredondo @jazziejazz @prgurl4u2envy @DemiP @alannasofia @rmayra1 @ModernRomance @worldofbridal @MAYRARUIZ1 @stephosorio @mArshadKhan @humairaa @ButterflyBlu @Heartofgold35 @PatriciaAranzab @brinJSN @anniepham177 @MadisonKitko @RobynHope @Z3r03D @redroses8807 @jasmineP96 @petname83 @TinaDang @dimplequeen @tiffany1922 @atmi @ZoilaObregon @brinJSN @CelinaGonzalez @JessicaChaney @Animaniafreak @CrystalBlunt @AliciaJaneth @NaraA @TurtleyTurtles @sherrysahar @raenel @CandaceJordan @FlyingAway @LemonLassie @AprilNapier @peahyr @MyAffairWith @SarahRegulski @HappyLulie @GingerMJones @humairaa @yellowbug18 @reaper412
5 Ways to Get Rid of Hyperpigmentation
Skin pigmentation can be a cruel thing. It causes the appearance of irregular random dark spots on your skin. These dark spots can affect your physical appearance by a significant margin, especially when they appear on the face. Luckily, skin pigmentation is completely controlable, and best of all, you have multiple options to choose from. The issue with this choice is the fact that there is so much information floating around. Every method claiming to be the best and is chock full of misinformation and straight-up lies. That’s why we're here to provide you with pigmentation treatment options that actually work. Ointments and creams This might seem like an obvious option to some, but many are still not aware of the fact that the market is filled with skin-lightening creams and ointments that actually work. The only thing to keep in mind is to consult a good Dermatologist before purchasing one. They might all look the same to you, but there are many chemical and structural differences between the different brands of ointments. A dermatologist will examine your exact condition and recommend the one that will work the best for you. Vitamin C Vitamin C is the most underrated treatment for skin pigmentation. Yet it is one of the most effective ones. Vitamin C, by its very nature, is a melanin reductant which is the actual cause behind skin pigmentation. It also has the ability to reduce the melanin levels in only the affected areas and not lighten up the rest of your skin. To get started, all you have to do is to cleanse your skin and massage a few drops on a regular basis, preferably daily. Keep this up for a few days, and your skin is as good as new. Lasers The use of lasers for skin-related treatments is becoming more and more common as time passes. Laser skin pigmentation reduction is one of the many treatments done by lasers today. We are now at a point where laser treatment is accurate, reliable, and, most importantly, affordable. Just make sure that the clinic that you choose is reputable and has good patient reviews. Oral supplements Even though skin pigmentation appears to be an external issue, it is deep-rooted in our biology and the internal chemistry of our body. This is the reason why things like Tranexamic acid and Glutathione are so effective against the problem. These drugs fight the underlying cause of the skin issue and eliminate it from the inside. Chemical peel The term chemical peel sounds very ominous and scary, but it’s not. It’s just a fancy way of saying dead skin removal. Our skin accumulates a lot of dead cells on the uppermost layer of our body. This is also where the dark patched reside. So, what better way to cure a problem than outright removing it. Modern-day chemical peel solutions are extremely efficient and reliable. This leaves no need for crazy long treatments and weeks and visits. Just get the chemical peel solution, and the skin pigmentation issues are gone entirely.