7 Natural Remedies for Acne Scars

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When we breakout in acne, the concern is not only about treating the blemishes themselves but also the scars they can leave behind. As a former acne-sufferer myself, I understand the annoyance of these permanent marks. Even though my skin has been clear for years now, my scarring serves as a reminder of my days battling pustules, papules and cystic acne. Fortunately, I’ve had a lot of time to experiment with scar treatments. I had used both chemical and natural remedies and I have found …

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Acne Face Mapping: What Your Blemishes Say About Your Health

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For thousands of years, eastern medicine has been using the face and skin to distinguish what imbalances are happening in our internal organs and body. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda (an East-Indian health science) believe that the skin analysis (along with tongue and pulse) can display early warning signs of disease. Like relationship between acupuncture or marma points to the different organs, face mapping uses different areas on the face to address internal imbalances. This is so interesting, this way we can start to …

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Are You Treating Your Acne TYPE?

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Breakouts and blemishes are not just annoying, they‘re frustrating. While, modern science is highly sophisticated, what seems like a simple problem like acne, there is still no universal cure for. But this is not to say there are no solutions for blemish-prone skin. While we may scrub, peel, pick and dry out our skin in hopes of a clear complexion, it may not be our efforts but our approach that needs changing. Eastern medicinal science, Ayurveda, considers acne to be our body’s expression of internal …

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Acne Care: Why A Face Oil Is Essential

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Since this month we are launching my new Acne Care line, I thought I would do a series all about acne! Acne Tips and insights from me as an esthetician and Ayurvedic Practitioner. Today we are going to talk about the role of oil. For The Love of Oil After a decade of battling breakouts and another helping clients battle adult acne, I’ve found that the best treatment of blemishes is oil. What many of us presume causes acne, actually prevents and clears it. Often, …

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Steps To Getting Rid Of Any Pimple In 24 Hours

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I recently was in Panama to lecture about Ayurveda and Skincare. While I was there, my friend and nutritionist (So Fresh Nutrition) hosted a weekend away at an amazing jungle tree house by the beach. It was beautiful and I loved every minute of it. But one thing I did not love was the fact my face broke out in a way I haven’t seen in ten years. I don’t know if it was the sun, sand and grime or the residual stress I had …

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5 Things You’re Doing That Are GIVING You Acne

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I’ve spent the better part of my life treating acne. Curing problem skin can be terribly complicated, there are many different types of blemishes with a variety of root causes. I often feel like a little beauty detective, trying to crack the code of my clients’ skin condition. This is why its so frustrating when I see people doing things that are aggravating their skin. Our skin is influenced by an interplay of hormones, gut health, liver dysfunction and stress; but its also affected by …

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Clear Skin Through Natural Hormone-Balancing!

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Hormones and skin have a deep, interconnected relationship so I thought I would revive my holistic hormone series! A few years back I write posts on how hormones affect our skin as well as made some tub talk interviews with Dr. Makoto Trotter, ND. Obviously, everything I post is on natural hormone-balancing! This time I wanted to focus specifically on acne. For the hormonal beauty renaissance, I did a good ol’ tub talk with Dr. Emily Lipinski, ND, who I’ve made other informative beauty videos …

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