Bacteria & Brushes – Clear Skin’s Biggest Foe

Feel like your skincare regimen is on-point, but you’re still seeing breakouts?

It can be discouraging to feel like you’re taking all the right steps, using all the right products and still not getting the results you so crave.

We know things like sleep, stress, diet and hormones can all play a role in oil production and skin issues, but what if you’ve already got all that under control?


Bacteria under a microscope

Searching for Bacteria

Bacteria cover pretty much every surface in our environment. One doesn’t have to look far to find bacteria, we just have to look closely.

Bacteria are microscopic organisms that can live in almost any environment – they’ve even been found in space. While some bacteria are harmful to us, most are vital to life the way we know it.

While the magic of bacteria is the reason we have yummy foods like Yogurt & we couldn’t grow much of anything without it, the types of bacteria that cause skin issues can be easily avoided.


Your hands are dirtier than you think…

Stop Touching Your Face

Right now, we’re hard-wired to keep our hands away from our faces when we’re out in public to avoid spreading our germs and the Coronavirus, but the bacteria on your hands can also wreak havoc on your dreams of clear skin.

No matter how clean we think our hands are, constant face-touching or resting your face on your hands can push dirt, oils and bacteria into the pores where they create inflammation and eventually, acne.

Be conscious of excessive face-touching & ensure your hands are clean before you apply skincare products – even when you’re at home alone.


Clean Your Makeup Brushes

When’s the last time you sterilized your makeup brushes?

Most people don’t think much about the cleanliness of their makeup applicators and it can be the cause of chronic and unrelenting skin problems.

A quick look at the inside liner of your makeup bag and we’re sure you’ll want to try out this recipe for a quick & easy brush cleaning detergent you can make using products in your own home.

Our tip – clean your brushes once a week if you’re a daily makeup-wearer and once per month if you only wear makeup sometimes.


Wash pillow cases weekly to prevent bacteria.

Wash Your Pillowcases

You know that sleeping on your stomach is “bad for you” – but you do it anyway because it’s SO comfortable. We’re right there with you.

If, like us, you can’t help yourself when it comes to that oh-so-comfy sleeping position, be extra cautious of the bacteria that can live on your linens and wash bedding at least once per week to keep things fresh and clean.


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What are Milia?

Your embarrassing skin concerns – Volume 3

What’s more annoying than a zit that won’t pop?

Milia seem to spring up out of nowhere – tiny, painless lumps under the surface of the skin. Give them a squeeze and nothing happens.

What are these tiny bumps and how can you get rid of them for smooth, even skin?

What are Milia?

First things first – Milia are not acne.

Milia are tiny cysts that occur when Keratin; a fibrous protein which forms the main structure of hair, nails, etc.. They’re not usually red or inflamed, and the hard lumps won’t pop when squeezed (annoying).

What Causes Them?

You read our blog all about Sun Safety and how to reap the benefits of the sun without getting burned, which is good because Milia are a common side-effect of sun damage.

Other potential causes of Milia:

  • Clogged Pores/Dead Skin. Pores can become clogged with dead skin, dirt, and grime. Clear it out with a weekly scrub.
  • Makeup + Chemicals. Depending on your skin type and sensitivities, products containing heavy metals or petrol chemicals may increase

How To Get Rid Of Them?

Most often, Milia will go away on their own…eventually. If you really can’t wait, there are a few ways you can pop and heal Milium with the help of a professional.

Read this info from Medical News Today…

If milia are causing concern, certain clinical treatments have been used to try and remove them. These include:

  • De-roofing. A doctor uses a sterile needle or blade to remove the milia. Do not attempt this at home, as you can run the risk of infection.
  • Curettage. A doctor numbs the area, removes the milia, then seals the skin with a hot wire.
  • Cryotherapy. The milia are frozen off, often with liquid nitrogen. This can cause blistering or swelling, which should disappear within a few days.
  • Minocycline. This oral antibiotic can be helpful in treating certain types of milia, such as milia en plaque.

All of these treatments carry a risk of scarring, except for minocycline, which has other risks. Since milia themselves do not cause scarring, think carefully before undergoing these treatments.

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What are Milia

Getting Rid of Milia

Embarrassing Skin Concerns – Redness

Great skin is a few things:

Even tone is everything if you want to go foundation-free (the goal of every woman since puberty hit), but Redness caused by larger problems such as Rosacea or Eczema, hyperpigmentation from years of sun-damage, or general discoloration can seem impossible to solve.

Thankfully, we’ve put our heads down and done some research that can help you meet your skin goals.

Step 1 – Determine the Cause of your Redness

Redness can be caused by many, unsuspecting things that you use/do every day. Determining the cause of your redness is the first step toward even tone.

Let’s look at a few causes of redness for more clarity…

 Problem: Sunburn – We’ve all forgotten the S.P.F. before. You’ll notice your skin may be warm to the touch, swollen, and may have dryness/peeling or blisters, depending on severity.

Fix – Thankfully, these superficial burns should disappear in a few days with the help of Aloe Vera and a cold-compress, if needed.

Problem: Heat Rash – Glands become blocked due to heat, friction, and sweating. You may notice flushing, with white, clear, or red bumps rushing to the surface of your skin. These may be itchy or “prickly”.

Fix – Keep yourself cool, clean and free from pore-clogging or heavy lotions and the situation should resolve itself in a few days.

Problem: Eczema – Allergic reactions pop up in the most embarrassing ways, and eczema is no different. It may resemble a burn, with dry, weeping or oozing blisters.

Fix – Solving Eczema requires investigation and possible allergy testing to determine the exact cause and eliminate reactions.

Problem: Contact Dermatitis – Similar in appearance to Eczema, this reaction will have clear borders and appears in the locations touched/affected by the allergen.

Fix – Determine the offending cause, and soothe reactive areas with Aloe Vera or medicated lotion from your Doctor.

Problem: Rosacea – A chronic disease of the skin, which requires constant monitoring to control. Characterized by extremely sensitive, red skin which may have raised bumps or areas, broken blood vessels, and/or stinging/painful acne.

Fix – Preventing outbreaks is the key to controlling Rosacea. Avoid products with Alcohol, Menthol, and products that roughly exfoliate sensitive skin. Contact your doctor to help determine your triggers.

Step 2 – Relax!

We know, easier said than done.

The fact is, stress is one of the biggest contributing factors to breakouts and reactions of all kinds: acne, eczema, and rosacea LOVE to get their grubby little hands on a little bit of the stress hormone, Cortisol for the fuel they need to kick into high oil, sebum, or puss-manufacturing gear.

Looking for a few tips to eliminate stress? Here’s a list of ideas we found on WebMD…

8 Ways to Ease the Effects of Stress on Your Skin:

You probably can’t avoid stress completely, but you can try ways to handle it better. Try these approaches:

  1. Don’t neglect your skin. Take care of it with natural skincare products that nourish and protect your largest organ.
  2. Get regular exercise. Improve circulation, fight viruses and get a dose of stress-reducing endorphins to keep you feeling breezy.
  3. Self-Care – Take time for yourself to do something you enjoy, even if you only have 10 minutes. Take a bath, do a clay mask or scrub. Whatever suits you. Here are 45 ideas for simple self-care from Tiny Buddha.
  4. Take a walk around the block to clear your mind and change your emotional direction whenever you feel overwhelmed.
  5. Practice stress management techniques, such as breathing exercises, yoga, meditation, or visual imagery. Sitting with yourself is a great way to work through complex feelings.
  6. Get enough sleep. 7-8 hours is recommended, but your body is the best gauge for how much sleep you need.
  7. Say no. It’s OK to set limits and boundaries to lower your stress.
  8. Talk to someone. Seek support from a friend or a professional therapist. Nobody can do it alone.

Check out the full article on how Stress affects your skin, here.

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Embarrassing ​​Skin Concerns – Ingrown Hairs

The weather outside is frightful, so you spend your days and nights fully bundled up in the coziest of attire. It’s all warm and fuzzy until you get a chance to check out your legs post-shower and notice lumps and bumps popping up like crazy.

All those fuzzy tights, warm fires, and other toasty heat sources come with a few downsides: they dry out your skin, preventing proper hair growth and leaving you with ingrown hairs that just won’t budge. They can be itchy and irritated, or just plain embarrassing.

Thankfully, there are a few easy ways you can eliminate your problem entirely, PLUS get a little rejuvenating self-care while you’re at it.

5 Steps to Banish Bumps

  1. Hydrate Away – We know, water is Booooring. But, the fact is that we’re made of it, and it’s paramount if you want clear skin. Choose herbal tea, or mix in a flavor-enhancer to help you get your daily recommended of H20 to help nix ingrown hairs at the root of the problem and eliminate dry skin.
  2. Moisturize Daily – No amount of water can combat dry skin alone. Be sure to use an all-natural, chemical free moisturizer like our Smooth Operator Buddha Butter daily, especially after a bath/shower, when pores are open and ready to accept nourishment.
  3. Exfoliate Before Shaving – Slough off dead skin before shaving for a close shave that lasts longer and skin that’s oh-so-touchable. Try a chemical-free Coconut Oil Scrub for added luxury.
  4. Choose the Right Razor & Shaving Aid – An uneven shave means you’ll have to shave again sooner. Be sure to choose a good razor with adequate blades and a shaving cream/oil to help prevent follicle damage that can cause ingrown hairs.
  5. Dry Brush For Glowing Skin – A good dry-brush session hurts so good, and can help prevent ingrown hairs entirely. Opt for a natural brush, and have at each leg (gently) for 30 sec – 1 minute per leg before you moisturize.
*Check out this post on Mercola for more benefits of dry-brushing.*

Employ these 5 easy steps and you’ll be on your way to luscious legs that will last all year long.

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