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If you want to get rid of an old scar, you need to understand what a scar is and what type you’re trying to get rid of.

A scar forms as part of the natural healing process following an injury. When the dermis — the second layer of skin — is damaged, your body forms collagen fibers to repair the damage, and that results in a scar.

There are different types of scars, each with defining characteristics.

Atrophic scars

Atrophic scars are characterized by the loss of tissue. They appear depressed, serrated, or flat against the upper layer of the skin. Often atrophic scars have darker skin pigmentation than other area of your skin. Examples of atrophic scars include acne scars and chickenpox scars.

Hypertrophic scars

Hypertrophic scars are characterized by excess tissue that forms over the skin as it heals. Unlike a keloid scar, it does not grow outside the injured area. Hypertrophic scars are commonly darker than other skin in the area.

Keloid Scars

Keloid scars are the result of aggressive healing and an overproduction of tissue. They are characterized by a raised, thick, puffy appearance. They are typically darker than the surrounding skin. Unlike a hypertrophic scar, keloid scars can grow beyond the injured area.

Contracture scars

Contracture scars result from large areas of skin being lost or damaged, typically from burns. They are characterized by tight, shiny skin that can restrict movement.

Acne breakouts can be frustrating, and they can also leave scars on the face and other areas of the body. Some people find that acne scars are an unwanted reminder of a painful and bothersome condition. However, acne scars do not have to be permanent, as some home remedies and medical treatments can help get rid of them.

Several medical treatments are available to help reduce acne scars. A dermatologist may recommend different procedures depending on a person’s skin type and the extent of the scarring.

  • Chemical peel
  • Laser Treatment
  • Microneedling
  • Microneedling + Glow Derma Foundation

Laser treatment can be very expensive and not always work, the downtime is also very long. The chemical peel can be great and with some downtime. Unless you choose a lighter at-home peel. The least expensive procedure with amazing results is the Microneedling + Glow Derma Foundation. This procedure can be done by a beauty professional or by yourself at home.

The Glow Derma Foundation™ smooth wrinkles, moisturize and lift the skin, improve complexion, lighten pigment spots, and brighten the skin. The serums contain only organic and natural, safe ingredients that contribute to the regeneration of cells.

A semi-permanent organic plant-based foundation that adds that perfect GLOW.  Recommended for people seeking the reduction of freckles and skin discoloration caused by acne and aging. These pigments offer full coverage, ideal for covering hyperpigmentation, melasma, sunspots, and evening out skin tone. The Glow Derma Foundation™ pigments are also a pump system, eliminating product waste and the worry of pigment oxidation! This is only going into the epidermis of the skin and will go away when the skin exfoliate.

This liquid semi-permanent foundation is to be used with the Glow Derma Pen™ and NANO needle cartridges.

3 colors available: Light, Medium, Dark/Tan

  • WRINKLES – Plumps the skin, Gets rid of wrinkles
  • FREE RADICALS – Neutralizes free radicals
  • UV PROTECTION – Reduces melanin content in the skin
  • DISCOLORATION – Reduces skin discoloration
  • HYDRATION – Provides instant hydration to the skin
  • FRECKLES – Gradual lightening effect on the skin
  • PORES – Reduces the appearance of pores
  • COMPLEXION – Restores even skin tone and radiant complexion

You can purchase the complete Microneeding pen + Glow derma Foundation kit here.

Some, but not all, skin products might increase comedones by blocking pores, and greasy hair products (like pomades) can worsen acne, which creates blackheads. Skin products that claim to not clog pores may be labeled noncomedogenic or non-acnegenic. Make-up and skin products that are oil-free and water-based may be less likely to cause acne.[6] It is not known whether dietary factors or sun exposure make comedones better, worse or have no effect.

What Are Blackheads?

Blackheads typically begin with clogged hair follicles (aka “pores”). There are millions of hair follicles on the body, including your face. Each of these follicles contains one hair and a sebaceous gland that produces oil to help keep your skin soft. When the skin sheds dead skin cells, they can get into the follicle, mix with the oil and form a plug that pushes to the surface and forms a bump called a comedone.

How To Get Rid of Blackheads

Blackheads appear most often in the “T-Zone” of the face (forehead, nose, and chin) but may also appear on the back, chest, arms and shoulders. They can occur wherever there is a great density of hair follicles and their attached oil glands.

Topical products that include salicylic acid to clean out pores and tea tree oil to kill the bacteria that causes acne (the p. acnes bacteria) are the most common blackhead treatments. Blackheads should never be removed by picking, squeezing or popping because it will cause inflammation and potential scarring. Some people mistake blackheads for trapped dirt and try to remove them by scrubbing but this can make the condition worse.

We see excellent results when using the organic, vegan and cruelty-free TCA CLEANSER and TCA TONER in the morning and evening. They both have salicylic acid in it, TCA and over ingredients like tea tree oil. Exfoliating is also a must on a weekly basis using an organic gentle exfoliator like the I’m Fabulous Cosmetics Wild Berry exfoliator. The smooth exfoliating beads lift away dead skin cells, while our special formula containing a lot of antioxidants plant-based ingredients that help unclog pores and reduce oiliness to clear acne and help prevent future breakouts wherever they may occur.

Because natural hormonal changes in the body lead to excess skin oil, clogged pores and ultimately blackheads, it’s almost impossible to go through life without a few breakouts. Although blackheads are bothersome, they are not a serious condition, and most people can get rid of blackheads with topical products that contain salicylic acid

The Amazing Benefits of Trichloroacetic Acid For Your Skin

Various topical acids are commonly used to treat various skin problems and conditions from acne, brown spots, wrinkles and even some cancerous and precancerous growths.  There are many benefits to using trichloroacetic acid on your skin.  It’s an at home affordable and extremely effective way to change the way your skin looks and feels and you can also have a procedure done by a physician or spa.

HOW IT WORKS

Caustic acid or substance is applied to the skin to burn and usually slough off or remove the outer layers of the skin (epidermis) and allow new skin to grow. Some chemical peels may go deeper into the dermis (next layer of skin).  Some of the most common purposes of this process is to remove damaged, blemished, sun-damaged, freckled skin and replace it with younger, healthier skin.

After healing the skin will be tighter, thicker (due to increased collagen production – an added benefit of the stronger peels). Upon healing the skin may appear fuller, smoother with smaller pores and with less wrinkles and fine lines. Proven results, that the skin will look rejuvenated and more youthful following a chemical peel.

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics offer products that feature trichloroacetic acid, in the form of serums and peels.  These products are user-friendly options, which can be the high cost of a doctors office or the time-consuming inconvenience of a spa or salon and expensive.

THE MOST USED ACIDS FOR SKIN

There are many types and varieties of these topical acids.  They are usually grouped and defined by their relative strength and depth reached into the skin layers.

There are basically six kinds of commonly used topical acids for skin: the light acids (AHA), light oil-based acids (BHA), lactic acid, malic acid, medium acids (TCA), and deep acids (Phenol).

AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) – These are the mildest of the topical acids. They are usually sugar derived hence their names, glycolic, malic, lactic and other fruit acids. These peels are usually performed by a dermatologist or esthetician and have minimal healing or downtime. Downtime is referred to as the time when the skin is healing and may be uncomfortable to be viewed in public due to peeling and possibly discolored dead skin that is usually associated with a deeper peel.\nMalic Acids – Typically derived from apples, this acid considered milder than glycolic acid, and if added to a product or a chemical peel, can add a nice multi-level effect to the process.  Malic acids contain antioxidants that are great for your skin.

Lactic Acids – Lactic acid is usually derived from milk.  It can do everything glycolic acid does, but just a bit slower because it’s a little bit larger, which slightly reduces its ability to penetrate skin’s outermost layer. Topical lactic acid in concentrations of 2% and up can hydrate skin; when used alone or with other AHAs, it begins working as an exfoliant at a 5% concentration, with amounts between 5% and 10% considered ideal for skincare products meant to exfoliate.  BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acids) – The main difference between these acids and alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA) is that BHA’s are only oil soluble. There is basically only one BHA, salicylic acid. This unique feature of being oil soluble makes this acid very effective in cleaning and removing bacteria, dead skin cells and sebum oil from deep inside the pores. Because of this solubility difference, salicylic acid is better suited for use on oily, blackheads and whiteheads.

Available in, creams, gels, lotions, shampoo, and topical solutions. The latter two forms are primarily for treating the scalp as salicylic acid has also been found effective in the treatment of dandruff, psoriasis, and dermatitis of the skin and scalp. Same as with AHA peels, occlusive dressings and\/or layering may be used to drive the acid in farther.

TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) – TCA or trichloroacetic acid is considered a deeper medium depth acid. TCA is a more effective and longer lasting than the sugar and citric acids as it goes deeper into the dermis and can treat more skin ailments, conditions, and problems. A TCA peel does not require layering or occlusive dressings (methods used to drive AHA and BHA peels deeper). TCA, being a deeper reaching acid, is effective on more skin conditions and problems. TCA peels have the amazing benefits of both AHA and BHA peels along with deeper penetration and longer lasting effects. The downtime tends to be longer as much as several weeks or more depending on the depth achieved. Peeling is more severe and the results more dramatic. TCA peels are used very often by dermatologists and plastic surgeons in office as recommended treatments for all stages of acne including acne vulgaris, sun damage and aging skin.

TCA is derived from a modified version of acetic acid, which can be commonly found in vinegar. TCA concentrations range from 3% to 50%. Higher concentrations result in deeper peels. The TCA peel is useful for pigmentation irregularities, such as sun damaged skin and discoloration from pregnancy. TCA products have been used for years to treat severe actinic damage and prevent the progression of skin cancer. Ethnic skin tones such as Asian, African-American, Italian and other darker skins tones can safely undergo beneficial resurfacing. This peel can be used not only on the face, but on the neck, chest, back, arms, hands, etc.

TCA is a highly regarded acid and is perfect for treating the following common issues:

  • Acne
  • Skin Tone Irregularities
  • Texture Problems
  • Age Spots – hyperpigmentation – epidermal and some dermal melasma
  • Fine Wrinkles
  • Scarring and Acne Scars – icepick, rolling

All skin types can benefit from TCA peeling. But, persons that are prone to post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, or have a naturally darker skin tone, will need special pre-treatment to avoid any unintended color changes in the skin. These are generally fitzpatrick 4, 5, and 6, but any type could potentially have an issue. 

TCA has also been proven to remove and treat freckles, years of sun damage, bad pigmentation, scars, loose skin and wrinkles and fine lines. TCA has recently even been used by doctors to treat, remove and lighten tattoos. Phenol Peels. Phenol peels are the deepest chemical skin peels. They commonly result in a permanent bleaching pigmentation effect as they reach deeply through the dermis.

TCA BODY PEEL

Phenol Acid – Phenol peels are the deepest type of chemical peel. It will penetrate the skin deeper than AHA peels or TCA peels to address more serious imperfections such as blotchiness, coarse wrinkles, and acne scars. Compared to light chemical peels and medium chemical peels, deep chemical peels have more dramatic results, and only a single treatment is required. Also, deep (phenol) chemical peel recovery is lengthy and considered extremely uncomfortable compared to milder chemical peels.

Clinical studies published in the Annals of Plastic Surgery and elsewhere show the TCA acid are the most effective for most skin conditions and problems. Regardless of the peel used, maximum sun protection must be used to protect the new skin from harmful UV rays that can cause cancer in unprotected skin. A high SPF (sun protection factor) sunblock and protective attire (hats) are recommended.

Evidence and Considerations in the Application of Chemical Peels in Skin Disorders and Aesthetic Resurfacing

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2921757

Comparative study of 15% TCA peel versus 35% glycolic acid peel for the treatment of melasma

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3481880/

Superficial basal cell carcinoma treated with 70% trichloroacetic acid applied topically: a case study.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5327847/

What Causes Acne?

Some These factors can trigger or aggravate acne: Hormones. Androgens are hormones that increase in boys and girls during puberty and cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge and make more sebum. Hormonal changes related to pregnancy and the use of oral contraceptives also can affect sebum production.

What Causes Oily Skin?

Oily skin is the result of the overproduction of sebum from sebaceous glands. … Sebum is an oily substance made of fats. Sebum isn’t all bad since it helps protect and moisturize your skin and keep your hair shiny and healthy. Too much sebum, however, may lead to oily skin, which can lead to clogged pores and acne.

at home acne remedy

Exfoliate Regularly

Exfoliation is the process of removing the top layer of dead skin cells. It can be achieved mechanically by using a brush or scrub to physically remove the cells. Alternatively, it can be removed chemically by applying an acid that dissolves them.

Exfoliation is believed to improve acne by removing the skin cells that clog up pores.

It is also believed to make acne treatments for the skin more effective by allowing them to penetrate deeper, once the topmost layer of skin is removed.

Unfortunately, the research on exfoliation and its ability to treat acne is limited.

Men washing face

Moisturize With Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a tropical plant whose leaves produce a clear gel.

The gel is often added to lotions, creams, ointments and soaps. It’s commonly used to treat abrasions, rashes, burns and other skin conditions.

When applied to the skin, aloe vera gel can help heal wounds, treat burns and fight inflammation.

Aloe vera also contains salicylic acid and sulfur, which are both used extensively in the treatment of acne.

Several studies have shown that applying salicylic acid to the skin significantly reduces acne.

While research shows great promise, the anti-acne benefits of aloe vera itself require further scientific evidence.

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics TCA toner and TCA cleanser is loaded with organic aloe vera, Salicylic acid, and ingredients that will help with your acne. This two amazing products also help to reduce oily skin, shrink pores size, remove dead skin and much more.

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics TCA toner, is great for acne, sun damage, scars, wrinkles, reduce pores size, oil reducer, fine lines and dull skin.

Excellent must have toner for daily uses, to keep your skin from aging, acne and to keep a smooth skin. Great for all type of skin. This product is a must-have for TCA peel lover. It is great for daily face cleaning to keep your skin looking young and acne free.

  • Improves skins texture and discoloration caused by sun damage
  • Deeply cleans clogged pores, controls severe Acne, and eliminates blackheads
  • Removes deep wrinkles, strong fine lines, and dark spots on all types of skin, Great for removing age spots
  • Lightens and Removes medium to deep Scars, Reduces the appearance of stretch marks, birthmarks, and stubborn cellulite
  • Greatly minimizes lip creases, crows feet (lines around the eyes), liver spots, and forehead lines, Illuminates and brightens blotchy, dull skin.
  • Skin degreaser
  • Pores Minimizer
  • Oil reducer

This incredible, highly effective face peel will act as an acne treatment, pore minimizer & oil reducer by removing the top layer of skin, thus leaving you with fresh, healthy, radiant skin!

TREAT MULTIPLE SKIN CONDITIONS! Salicylic Acid reduce acne inflammation and scars, sun damage, blemishes, blackheads, whiteheads, acne, psoriasis, and large pores – all with one simple treatment!How to use:After cleaning your skin, apply the TCA toner to your face and do not rinse.  Moisten cotton pad and sweep over face and neck.

Loaded with Ingredients like: Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera),  Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree Oil),  Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Salicylic Acid, Trichloracetic Acid. And the packaging is recyclable made with Miron glass which keeps the raw ingredients from the natural sun lights.

This toner is great to use morning and night after the I’m Fabulous Cosmetics TCA cleanser for best results.

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics TCA Cleanser is great for acne, scars, wrinkles, fine lines, dull skin and sun damage. Excellent must have cleanser to keep your skin from aging, acne and to keep a smooth skin.

  • Pores Minimizer
  • Oil reducer

This incredible, highly effective face wash will act as an acne treatment, pore minimizer & oil reducer by removing the top layer of skin, thus leaving you with fresh, healthy, radiant skin!

TREAT MULTIPLE SKIN CONDITIONS! Salicylic Acid reduce acne inflammation and scars, sun damage, blemishes, blackheads, whiteheads, acne, psoriasis, and large pores – all with one simple treatment!

Great for all type of skin. It is great for daily face cleaning.

  • Improves skin’s texture and discoloration caused by sun damage
  • Deeply cleans clogged pores, controls severe Acne, and eliminates blackheads
  • Removes deep wrinkles, strong fine lines, and dark spots on all types of skin, Great for removing age spots
  • Lightens and Removes medium to deep Scars, Reduces the appearance of stretch marks, birthmarks, and stubborn cellulite
  • Greatly minimizes lip creases, crows feet (lines around the eyes), liver spots, and forehead lines, Illuminates and brightens blotchy, dull skin.

How to use:Moisten face and hands with warm water. Apply I’m Fabulous TCA cleanser onto the palm of the hand and work into a gentle lather. Gently massage over face and neck with fingertips. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

ALPHAFLOR® GIGAWHITE  – ECOCERT APPROVED 

Alphaflor® Gigawhite™ is a skin lightener developed from Alpine plants by Pentapharm/DSM.

Ingredients: *EcoCert Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate (and) Lauryl Glucoside,*EcoCert Decyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Organic Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree Oil), EcoCert Alphaflor® Gigawhite, Organic Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary), Organic Peppermint essential oil, EcoCert Glycerin (and) Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate (and) Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (and) Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Extract (and) Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract (and) Gluconolactone, EcoCert Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate, Salicylic Acid, Trichloracetic Acid.

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How was your face when you were a teenager? Did you have a face full of pimples or were you lucky and it was clear? Unfortunately, as you reach adulthood, your skin issues may not be gone forever. Anyone can pick up adult acne and there are a few reasons why it may be happening to you. 

Here are the top causes of acne in adults: 

  1. If you are a woman, adult acne can happen because of hormonal changes. You could see pimples pop up during PMS, your period, pregnancy, after birth, or menopause. You may have a hormonal condition that requires medication and it could clear up your acne. Many birth control pills also help adult acne as well. Getting a dual diagnosis of a hormonal issue and acne can help clear up many of your issues. 
  2. You may need to change your sheets. Dirty sheets and pillowcases can cause dirt and oil to get on your skin and cause pimples. Wash your sheets at least weekly to avoid this. 
  3. Remember to wash your face daily too. Washing your face in the morning and evening, not touching or picking at your face and never going to bed with makeup on can avoid zits. Make sure to clean your makeup brushes and other items that touch your face regularly too. 
  4. Your diet can affect your skin. If you have a diet filled with junk food, sugar, and processed foods, this can read all across your face. Clean up your diet and your skin may clear up as well. Dairy is often linked to acne issues too. 
  5. See your dermatologist. They may be able to track the cause of your acne based on your lifestyle. They can also prescribe an acne treatment that will work for you. 

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It can sometimes be difficult not to feel a bit jealous for those who are struggling with problem skin when they see someone who has perfect, blemish-free skin that was achieved without any effort. Normal skin is what everyone would want if they were given a choice. Words such as ‘radiant’, ‘lovely’, and ‘healthy’ are often applied to normal skin. However, keeping normal skin normal and healthy should not be something that is left to chance, and remember, too, that skin types can change over the course of a lifetime, and even normal skin should be cared for diligently to keep it the way it is.

Maintaining Normal Skin

  • Possibly the biggest mistake anyone who has normal skin can make, is to take their skin from granted. However, even the most normal of skins can suffer and become damaged if a program of good skin care is not followed. Neglected normal skin can develop wrinkles and acne, like any other skin type, but keeping your normal skin normal is not the most difficult thing in the world, and it’s easy to fit adequate care into even the busiest of lifestyles.
  • Sleep is necessary for keeping your skin healthy and vibrant. During your hours of rest, your body has an opportunity to repair cellular damage and restore your skin. Because you will be much more relaxed, your body will be less likely to release skin-damaging cortisol. Make sure that you get the proper amount of rest every night.
  • Keeping properly hydrated is also important for keeping your normal skin in good shape. When you become even partially dehydrated, your skin loses a good deal of the moisture that is helping to maintain its integrity, leaving it much more likely to wrinkle and sag. You will get some of the fluids you need from your food, by you will also need at least 5 glasses of water or other beverage (not alcohol) to keep your skin plumped up properly.
  • The sun can be just as damaging to normal skin as it can be to any skin type. Sunburn is the outward manifestation of damage from the sun’s UV rays, and this can be problematic enough, but it can also result in basal, squamous, or even melanoma skin cancers on the epidermis. However, some UV rays will even penetrate into the dermis to destroy and damage collagen and elastin fibers that keep your skin taut. Try to avoid going outside during the hottest hours of the day during the summer, and if you must, use sunscreen and wear a hat and protective clothing.
  • Even normal skin can get acne, and choosing a product to deal with even occasional outbreaks of pimples can sometimes be confusing. In order to make a good decision about which treatment to use, it can help to read proactiv plus reviews prior to purchasing any acne remedy. Try to nip any acne problems in the bud before they really become established.

Never be blasé about which cleansing agent to use for your face. Normal skin will benefit from soap or face washes that are mild and contain a moisturizing agent. Cleansers with oils or glycerin will do wonders in keeping your skin clean, but not scoured. An acidic sebum layer is present on your skin to provide a shield against pathogens or environmental conditions that could harm it; removing too much from your face can be detrimental for normal skin, too. Always use tepid water when washing your face, and it’s probably better to use your hands, rather than a washcloth as it will be much less abrasive. Pat your face dry after washing, rather than rubbing it, to avoid removing too much sebum. Your face needs to be washed only twice daily.
You will want to be sure to use a moisturizer after washing. Use enough to provide a complete coverage, but not so much that your face feels or looks greasy afterwards. Normal skin should use a cream or ointment moisturizer since these are oil based to provide the protection and nourishment that your normal skin needs. Apply moisturizer before putting on your makeup.

Exfoliants for Normal Skin

Exfoliating products may or may not be necessary for your normal skin. If washing and moisturizing seem to leave your skin looking healthy, just leave it at that, you need not do more. However, if you seem to be getting problems such as blackheads and large pores, you might find that an exfoliant can help to correct these. Stay away from very abrasive ones as they can remove too much sebum from your skin and even cause damage; and it’s never necessary to use an exfoliator more than two times a week.

The skin produces too much oil it mixes with dead skin in the pore, forming a clog that causes it to enlarge.

If the oil becomes trapped by the dead skin, it oxidizes, forming a blackhead.

What You Can Do About It

If you serious about removing your blackheads and shrinking your pores, then act now and get some skin care products that will clean this mess up!

What Causes Enlarged Pores and Blackheads?

 

It all begins when your oil glands make too much oil. This excess oil mixes with other substances (such as dead skin) in the pore, causing a clog. Not surprisingly, this clog makes it difficult for the oil to flow freely, which causes the pore itself to enlarge.

Even though the pore enlarges to provide extra room for the oil to flow out, the oil still can become trapped (especially around the nose) by dead skin. Once this occurs and the oil and dead skin at the end of the clogged pore is exposed to the air, it oxidizes, forming a blackhead. Yuck!

What You Can Do About It

  • Don’t use bar soap or other skincare products that clog pores. The ingredients that keep bar soap it in its solid form can clog pores. You should also avoid products that are overly emollient (meaning thick or greasy creams)—especially if you have oily skin.
  • Only use gentle, water-soluble cleansers and avoid products with drying, harsh ingredients. We love the TCA cleanser and the Deep Purifying Face Wash Organic (clay based).
  • Avoid scrubs and harsh cleansing brushes with stiff bristles. You can’t scrub away blackheads and the harshness just makes skin dry and flaky, creating more dead skin that can block pores.
  • Never go to bed without washing off your makeup. Neglecting to thoroughly, but gently, remove all your makeup can make clogged pores worse.
  • Exfoliate with a completely non-abrasive to shed built-up surface dead skin that would normally gather in the pore, stretching it out, and risk turning into a blackhead.
  • One more point about BHA, because BHA is able to exfoliate inside the pore, it can help return the pore to its normal shape and allow for an evener flow of oil. It really is amazing how well this works. Our Bio Gorgeous Peel can show improvement the first time you try it, amazing products that will shrink your pores too. Get an Exfoliating as well and use it every day!
  • Use products loaded with niacinamide. Once a pore has stretched beyond its normal size, niacinamide can help provide a “tightened-up” look by boosting skin’s healthy natural quality. The research about niacinamide and its benefit for skin is truly impressive. Try our Niacinamide +B3 Rescue Serum Organic for a concentrated yet gentle formula that also contains antioxidants and skin-replenishing ingredients!

Bio Gorgeous Peel

Other Considerations

For particularly stubborn blackheads, consider the following additional measures to see if they can get you even better results:

  • Absorb excess oil. Clay masks can temporarily help minimize the appearance of enlarged pores due to their oil-absorbing properties (as long as they do not contain harsh ingredients).
  • If stubborn blackheads won’t go away, consider extraction from a well-trained licensed aesthetician. A licensed aesthetician who knows what they are doing can extract blackheads without damaging your skin. But don’t try this on your own because aggressive squeezing, poking, and prodding of a blackhead can aggravate the skin and cause a bigger problem than what you started with and might live you with scarring.

References for This Information

Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, March 2008, pages 170-176
Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 31, Part 2, 2005, Discussion 865

There’s nothing more bothering than a clogged pore, which will quickly turn into an imperfection on the surface of our skin. Whether we are talking about pimples, zits, or blackheads, none of these are on the wish list of people. Both women and men would like to have a skin free of any imperfections, especially since we are talking about the skin on the face. While it may be tricky to keep dirt away from your pores, especially in the cities and during the summer, when our pores are more open than in the cold season, it is not impossible. All you need is a proper skin care routine, so do take a look at the tips below, as they will help you maintain a clear skin at all times.

  • Keep excess oil from accumulating in your pores

While this is a problem mostly met in people with an oily skin, during the warm season it becomes everybody’s problem. Due to high temperatures, our skin produces more sebum and the pores are more dilated. So, if you don’t clean your face as you should, the excess oil may end up accumulating inside the skin’s pores. These oil reserves will appear like small bumps on the surface of the skin and it is quite difficult to get rid of them. To prevent this from happening, wash your face in the morning and evening with adequate products. If you have an oily skin, cleaning is even more important, just make sure to use the right kind of products for your skin

  • Dealing with blackheads

Blackheads appear when the pores are enlarged, allowing oil to get inside. Once the oil gets trapped within the pore, it will oxidize in contact with the air and will become the black spots we all hate so much. Unfortunately, once a blackhead is formed, the only way to get rid of it is by getting out of the pore. This is why scrubbing your skin will not help you in this case. You either remove it manually, with the right kind of tools, or you use a blackhead removal mask. To keep pores clean, you can use products based on salicylic acid. Also, especially during the warm season, it is important to shrink your pores, so that dirt and oil won’t get trapped inside so much. This can be possible if you apply a tonic once you’re done cleaning your skin. Just do be careful to use an alcohol-free tonic if you have a dry skin.

 

  • Do your best not to touch your face too often

Your hands are often carriers of bacteria and dust, so each time you touch your face with unwashed hands you risk causing pimples or an acne breakout, if not even blackheads. So, do your best not to touch your face if your hands are not washed first. Also, never squeeze your pimples as you can wake up with a much bigger problem than just a small pimple. Salicylic acid products help again, as they will dry the pimples and get rid of the problem without aggressing your skin.

 

You started with a seemingly perfect skin—until you hit puberty. Hormones surge through your body causing havoc to your metabolic processes. Sebum production is increased, as well, causing your face to get easily greasy. You tried your best to minimize breakouts.

Finally, your puberty is over and your skin returns to normal. For a couple of years or so, acne breakouts no longer frighten you. You thought it is gone forever—or so you think—until you get pregnant.

Pregnancy and Acne

During pregnancy, the production of certain hormones in the body is increased. This is supposed to support the growth of a new organism inside. While this supports the survival of the new life and proves to serve the best interest of rearing a new life, it comes with a price: acne.

On the first and second trimesters of pregnancy, the mother produces increased amounts of androgens. This hormone supports growth and development of the baby inside her womb.

Its ability to increase the growth and reproduction rates of cells, however, isn’t just confined to the baby but extends to the mother’s skin, as well. As a result, the skin produces more amounts of sebum and skin cells tend to grow and reproduce faster than usual. The change in the growth and reproduction rates of the cells, coupled with elevated amounts of sebum in the skin, increase the likelihood of the pores being clogged and cause acne.

Comparably, acne caused by puberty is easier to treat than that caused by pregnancy. For one, some cosmetics have active ingredients that, while they treat acne effectively, are harmful to the fetus. Thus, a pregnant woman has to be careful with what product to use in her face.

Natural Remedies for Pregnancy Acne

Instead of resorting to the use of common skin products designed to treat acne, a safer way to treat it without fearing for its adverse effect on the growing fetus inside the womb is to use natural remedies.

The following natural remedies are not only used for acne by people for years now, they are also composed of basic ingredients that are harmful and neutral but highly effective.

 

#1 Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar works perfectly as a natural toner. It helps remove excess oil and control the production of sebum.

To use, dilute one part of vinegar with three parts of distilled water. Soak a cotton ball on the mixture and apply to your skin like a regular toner. This will help absorb excess oil and remove dead skin cells.

Apple cider vinegar contains alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) and a wealth of natural enzymes to keep acne at bay.

#2 Lemon

Apple cider vinegar smells like vomit to some. If you do not like to use it because of such an issue, you can use lemon juice as an alternative.

Citrus fruits, like lemon and limes, natural contain AHA which helps remove dead skin cells and free your pores up. Soak a cotton to the juice and apply it to face like a regular toner. Leave it on for 10 minutes or until the juice dries up. Rinse it with cold water afterward. Leaving it longer will irritate your skin as lemon juice is such as powerful exfoliant.

 

#3 Oatmeal and cucumber

Another great exfoliant is oatmeal. You can use it as a cleanser to remove dirt and excess sebum without the need for soap. Because it’s rich in saponins, a compound that binds with and removes dirt and oil, oatmeal has been a popular ingredient in many cleansers.

Oatmeal is best combined with cucumber, which has a nourishing, moisturizing and cooling effect on the skin. You can blend the two ingredients and apply them on your face as a face mask.

To boost its effects, it is best to combine oatmeal and cucumber with honey and yogurt. Apply the mixture to the skin of the face for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing it off with water.

You might even want to try the all-natural mask after pregnancy. It’s all-natural yet all effective.

#4 Honey

Not only is honey safe for the skin, it also has antimicrobial and healing effects that makes it an effective natural remedy for acne. Bees make honey to nourish the young thus it is relatively harmless for pregnant women.

In addition, honey has is a good exfoliant. A pregnant woman produces elevated levels of hormones, such as androgens, to support the growth and development of the baby. One of its effects on the skin that contributes to acne, is it causes skin cells to grow faster than the usual rate.

This can contribute to the clogging of the pores. Regular application of honey as part of skin regimen ensures that dead skin cells are removed and prevented from blocking the pores.

 

#5 Coconut oil

A skincare regimen is not completed without moisturizer. Unfortunately, most moisturizers in the market have a lot of synthetic chemicals in them. If you want an all-natural one, which does its job without added ingredients, you can try virgin coconut oil.

After cleaning your face with a mixture of cucumber, yogurt, honey and oatmeal, and applying apple cider vinegar or lemon as a toner, apply virgin coconut oil. It is best applied during sleep as it can nourish your skin, as well.

If you are trying to go outside and you are concerned about looking greasy on the face, apply virgin coconut oil an hour or so before you leave. The oil will get absorbed well and will not be noticeable anymore.

Some Reminders

Acne is an inflammatory response thus anything that could irritate your skin will likely to cause a breakout. You want to clean your skin without overdoing it thus do not over wash.

Even though you are using natural products for your skin, they can still strip your skin of natural moisture and mess up with the natural microbiome. Both are important for a healthy acne-free skin. In addition, irritation can trigger excess sebum production.

Lastly, remember to exfoliate every other day or after two weeks. Do not do it daily as it will irritate your skin and could lead to worse problems than acne.

Author: Usman Raza is a freelance writer, marketing specialist and co-founder of UsmanDigitalMedia.com. When not working, he’s probably spending time with his family. Follow him on Facebook @usmanraza40 and Twitter @usmanintrotech.

 

As we age, acne scars often become more noticeable because our skin loses collagen. The key to effective treatment is to select the best one for each scar type. Before getting treatment for acne scars, it is important to clear your acne. New acne breakouts can lead to new acne scars. Having acne also means that your skin is inflamed. Inflammation reduces the effectiveness of treatment for acne scars.

Acne will eventually go away (really, it will). Scars, on the other hand, are a bit tougher to deal with. Doing things like picking at and popping pimples can definitely damage your skin and cause scarring. But sometimes, even if you’re really careful with your skin, scars can still develop.

This might be the answer for you?

 

tca cleanser
TCA Cleanser, great for acne, scars, wrinkles, fine lines, dull skin and sun damage.
Excellent must have cleanser to keep your skin from aging, acne and to keep a smooth skin.

Great for all type of skin. It is great for daily face cleaning.

  • Improves skin’s texture and discoloration caused by sun damage
  • Deeply cleans clogged pores, controls severe Acne, and eliminates blackheads
  • Removes deep wrinkles, strong fine lines, and dark spots on all types of skin, Great for removing age spots
  • Lightens and Removes medium to deep Scars, Reduces the appearance of stretch marks, birthmarks, and stubborn cellulite
  • Greatly minimizes lip creases, crows feet (lines around the eyes), liver spots, and forehead lines, Illuminates and brightens blotchy, dull skin.
How to use:
Moisten face and hands with warm water. Apply I’m Fabulous TCA cleanser onto the palm of the hand and work into a gentle lather. Gently massage over face and neck with fingertips. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

ALPHAFLOR® GIGAWHITE  – ECOCERT APPROVED 

Alphaflor® Gigawhite™ is a skin lightener developed from Alpine plants by Pentapharm/DSM.

Ingredients: *EcoCert Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate (and) Lauryl Glucoside,*EcoCert Decyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Organic Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree Oil), EcoCert Alphaflor® Gigawhite, Organic Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary), Organic Peppermint essential oil, EcoCert Glycerin (and) Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate (and) Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (and) Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Extract (and) Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract (and) Gluconolactone, EcoCert Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate, Trichloracetic Acid.

4 oz / 120 ml

Warnings: For external use only. Avoid direct contact with eyes or mouth. Discontinue use if skin becomes irritated.

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TCA Toner, great for acne, sun damage, scars, wrinkles, fine lines and dull skin.

Excellent must have toner for daily uses, to keep your skin from aging, acne and to keep a smooth skin. Great for all type of skin. This product is a must-have for TCA peel lover. It is great for daily face cleaning to keep your skin looking young and acne free.

  • Improves skins texture and discoloration caused by sun damage
  • Deeply cleans clogged pores, controls severe Acne, and eliminates blackheads
  • Removes deep wrinkles, strong fine lines, and dark spots on all types of skin, Great for removing age spots
  • Lightens and Removes medium to deep Scars, Reduces the appearance of stretch marks, birthmarks, and stubborn cellulite
  • Greatly minimizes lip creases, crows feet (lines around the eyes), liver spots, and forehead lines, Illuminates and brightens blotchy, dull skin.
  • Skin degreaser
How to use:
After cleaning your skin, apply the TCA toner to your face and do not rinse.  Moisten cotton pad and sweep over face and neck.

TCA PEEL, GORGEOUS PEEL, TCA CHEMICAL PEEL FOR HOME USE TREATS LINES, SUN DAMAGE AND SCARING.

What is the Gorgeous peel?

TCA PEEL, Gorgeous Peel, TCA Chemical Peel For Home Use Treats Lines, Sun Damage And Scaring. No Downtime.

DISCOLORATION LIFTING, SKIN PLUMPING & POWERFUL WRINKLE CORRECTION

Incredible New Technology Facial Peel

The strength of this peel is between 10 and 19%, pH 2.0

This fabulous TCA chemical peel, it is safe for all skin type and will give you amazing results!

  • No need to get off of work.
  • No downtime at all!
  • Apply makeup after the peel
  • No oozing weeping blistered skin!
  • For all skin types!

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics Gorgeous Peel have been proven to:

  • Improve the texture and appearance of skin
  • Reduce lines and wrinkles under the eyes and mouth area
  • Pose as anti-aging and sun damage treatment of wrinkles
  • Treat acne scars
  • Proven acne treatment
  • Reduce age spots, freckles and dark spots from pregnancy also known as a condition called melasma.

There are many skin peels out there. Jessner, Lactic, Glycolic, Phenol, TCA, etc.

The TCA peel is a peel that penetrates deeper into the skin without irritation. Doing a perfect TCA PEEL requires that you use the LEAST STRENGTH needed to abrade the stratum corneum layer. This is a percentage over 10% and under 20. TCA over this strength will cause the skin to frost or turn white (similar to a light broiler burn).

The Gorgeous Peel from I’m Fabulous ® has a proven theory of abrading just enough of the stratum corneum to cause the skin to send valuable protein to the surface. When you frost the skin too deeply, your body goes into wound repair mode where it creates antibodies, scar tissue, melanin and other secretions, which may easily cause the skin to age faster!

Melanin is produced when you tan, and when you are wounded and when you have surges of progesterone (hormonal hyperpigmentation). When you go too deep into the epidermis or subcutis layers by using high doses of a caustic chemical, your skin produces healing protein to bandage the chemical peel. This is not the correct way to do a peel.

Due to the intense mix of active ingredients, it will cause a very fast drying and drawing of the topmost .01 micron. In most cases, this will peel almost instantly or within 24 hours.

The Gorgeous peel tends to be a rather rapid exfoliation and one that you can expedite by compressing a warm cloth or even using your ring finger to roll the dead skin off.

Buyer and user must wear a Sunblock after the peel for several months.

You are NOT a good candidate for a chemical peel if any of the following apply at the peel site:

  • Infection or disease
  • Cut or broken skin
  • Sunburn
  • Currently, have an active Herpes simplex 1 sore
  • Nursing or pregnant
  • Taken Accutane in last 6 months
  • Have Psoriasis, Eczema, Dermatitis or Rosacea. You are not a suitable candidate if you have used any of the following drugs in the last 48 hours: Retin-A, Renova, Prescription skin care products, Products that contain ascorbic acid, bleaching or skin-lightening agents, other acid products.

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This fabulous organic serum at 5% with an extreme concentration, 5%, of Copper Tripeptide GHK-Cu helps to prevent and reverse largely all aspect of visible skin aging.
This serum is for extreme skin repair and scarring. So we highly recommend to use it only once a day.  Just use one (2 oz bottle treatment) then stop for 12 months.
2 oz / 60 mL glass bottle with a pump with serum in it + 5% of Copper Tripeptide GHK-Cu mixer concentrate.
You have the option (above add to cart) to choose to buy the serum + concentrate only or the serum + concentrate + the skin roller.
Skin Roller Features:
  • Stimulate the collagen production,
  • Reduce pore size and firming
  • Improve elasticity of skin
  • Smoothen acne scars
  • Reduce fine lines, wrinkles and dark circle
  • Skin-friendly, safe and faster skin restructuring
I’m Fabulous High Tech Copper Peptide Serum 5% helps to smooth and repair fine lines and wrinkles by increasing collagen production and skins elasticity.

Eliminates oils from skin, reducing breakouts. After you have added the concentrate and the serum your final serum will look light blue.

  • Regain Elasticity
  • Vibrant Radiant Skin
  • Firm Skin
  • Smooth Wrinkles
  • Healthy Youthful Glow

Proven Benefits

– Increase collagen I, III, IV production
– Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
– Reduces acne scars
– Reduces stretch marks
– Tightens loose skin
– Improves skin elasticity
– Reduces inflammation and irritation
– Evens skin tone
– Reduces freckles, spots
– Reduces Sun Damage
– Reduces hyperpigmentation
– Smooths rough skin
– Accelerates wound healing

This comes in two bottles, one bottle with the blue copper concentrate needed to make up the serum. You activate this yourself by mixing the blue copper peptide concentrate and the high-tech copper peptide activator serum by shaking for about 30 seconds to mix well and activate your serum. This way you get the freshest product that will stay active for you for the longest time.

The High Tech Copper Peptide Serum 5% encourage skin health to target all aspects of skin aging by keeping the skin in an ongoing state of repair.

The peptide is responsible for activation of a wide range of skin health functions, including wound healing, immune function, collagen synthesis, blood vessel development, fibroblast production and anti-inflammatory responses. 

The concentration of this peptide in human plasma continues to drop with aging past late teenage years and this drop exceeds 55% by age 55.

Many anti-aging products on the market contain variations of copper peptides in extremely small amounts. Generally, these variation peptides are found in parts per million in active technologies that topical products claim to include at high percentages but the final concentration of the variation peptides in topical products is generally less than 0.01% and these peptides would then have to be converted to even smaller amounts of pure copper peptides within the skin. 

 This fabulous serum contains 5.0% pure Copper Tripeptide-1 (GHK-Cu) to be mixed with a specialized organic and vegan activator before first use. This extraordinary concentration allows activation of a wide array of skin health functions that help to prevent and reverse largely all aspects of visible skin aging, including textural damage, uneven pigmentation, loss of elasticity, lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores and general lack of a healthy radiance present in younger skin. In short, the skin will act and look younger starting within 5 days with continued improvements over time.

 Animo Acids: (Sodium L-Pyrrolidone Carboxylate, Sodium Lactate, LArginine, L-Aspartic Acid, L-Pyrrolidonecarboxylic Acid, Glycine, L-Alanine, L-Serine, L-Valine, L-Proline, L-threonine, L-Isoleucine, L-Histidine, L-Phenylalanine). Amino acids make up 75% of the human body. proteins, amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. They band together in chains to form the stuff from which life is born. This is a two-step process: first, they get together and form peptides or polypeptides, and it is from these groupings that proteins are made. Two amino acids joined in a peptide bond constitute a dipeptide, three a tripeptide, several an oligopeptide, and many a polypeptide. A protein can be made up of just one or multiple polypeptides.Amino acids are an essential part of the synthesis of collagen and elastin. When the supply of amino acids is reduced, it affects the renewal of cells, which causes, in particular, the thinning of dermis. So, one would hope that putting amino acids back will help collagen and elastin production. It does, but not just any old amino acids. A study in an academic publication called (appropriately) “AMINO ACIDS,” demonstrated that “branched-chain amino acids” along with two specific amino acids, glutamine or proline, restored collagen synthesis after UV exposure.

 Hyaluronic Acid:
(Directly combined with a Very-Low-Molecular-Weight Hyaluronic Delivery Complex) A unique cross-linked non-animal form of hyaluronic acid that delivers water and water-soluble actives over time into the skin through its nonequilibrium gel structure, helping to maintain high skin water content for longer periods. Complex delivery of water-bound content through this system allows for smaller technologies to penetrate the skin.

Great to use on full face, neck and decolleté.

Ingredients: 

Activator:

Organic Herbal Infusion, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (botanical hyaluronic acid), Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Silk Amino Acids (Sodium L-Pyrrolidone Carboxylate, Sodium Lactate, LArginine, L-Aspartic Acid, L-Pyrrolidonecarboxylic Acid, Glycine, L-Alanine, L-Serine, L-Valine, L-Proline, L-threonine, L-Isoleucine, L-Histidine, L-Phenylalanine), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Leucidal (radish root ferment), Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Plant Stem Cell.

Copper Peptide Concentrate:

Copper Peptide GHK-Cu 1:1, Organic Castor oil, Glycerin (and) Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate (and) Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (and) Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Extract (and) Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract (and) Gluconolactone.

Active Ingredients: Copper Tripeptide GHK-Cu 5%

72% ORGANIC

This product comes with instruction and mixing direction. By mixing it it is super potent!

This serum should not be use with products containing Vitamin C in any form (MAP, Ascorbic Acid, etc.)

Skin Roller:

REGENERATE YOUTHFUL SKIN AND LOOK YEARS YOUNGER! The derma roller stimulates collagen and elastin production, resulting in a smoother, firmer, healthier, and younger-looking skin. Use this beauty tool to reduce and combat the signs of aging! The appearance of scars from injury or acne, fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, and other blemishes on the face or body are now a thing of the past.

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