Aug 31, 2012

Clear Skin Magic: Zap Acne Away For Good!: A beauty book review

 I am not sure about you, but from the day I started getting into beauty and how to take care of my skin I was full of queries. What should I do with whiteheads ? What about pimples ? Oh! Are pimples and whiteheads different things ? And yes, it is true. It took me my entire adolescence to find out now that a pimple is not a whitehead! In fact I used to call everything unwanted on my face a "pimple".

There are so many things we are unaware of. All these skin conditions seem so scary. I have seen pictures of people with multiple skin conditions like rosacea and cystic acne. Conditions like these can really take down someone's self-esteem, especially during teen years.
The worse thing is the myths. Even if you try to find information on how to prevent or defeat acne, there are always ambiguous pieces of advice. "Don't" do that or you "must" do that.

 I recently came across Clear Skin Magic: Zap Acne away For Good!. Why this book is better than the hundreds of books talking about acne? Because this one is s-i-m-p-l-e. This one explains in plain english how a woman with severe skin problems found herself a way out of this hurricane called acne. I never thought that there were "do it yourself" beauty remedies for acne and I mean beauty recipes that actually work.

 In my opinion, this book really made my problematic skin see better days. Why? Because I gained the necessary knowledge to treat my skin and as I should be treating it and leave the expensive products full of salicylic acid I used to buy. Apart from the obvious acne concerning information this book is also full of dietary advice concerning hormones and acne.
A must-buy book for people with problematic acne prone skin.

You can get Clear Skin Magic: Zap Acne Away For Good! here

Aug 5, 2012

Guest post by Audrey Roberts: Dont's when dealing with acne

   How not to Deal with Acne and Pimples
by Audrey Roberts, author of ‘Clear Skin Magic

When dealing with skin breakouts like pimples and acne, you need to avoid committing the same mistakes that many people do. Here are the ultimate no-no’s when it comes to getting rid of pimples and acne.

  1. Squeezing, pinching, and pricking. Pricking should only be done by a professional. If you need to immediately shrink a pimple, then head on over to a dermatologist’s clinic so it can be treated properly. If you squeeze, pinch, and prick your pimple all by yourself, you risk spreading the infection and leaving an unsightly pimple scar. The urge to pinch and squeeze a skin breakout stems from impatience. Resist the urge, because the resulting pockmarks and scars may be permanent.

  1. Slathering on gobs of products that contain salicylic acid. If you’d rather treat your acne and pimples using drugstore products that contain salicylic acid, the most common active ingredient in acne and pimple topical gels and creams, then you may not want to treat those products as regular facial creams. Do not put large gobs of them on your face to make your zit heal “faster.” It won’t. The healing process is dependent on how your body naturally responds to the treatment. Put a small amount only on the infected area. You can damage the healthy areas of your skin with the drying and slightly burning salicylic acid. The same is true for the overuse and misuse of products that contain benzoyl peroxide, and tretinoin.

  1. Overcleansing and rubbing in order to clear the skin breakout. Washing your face more than twice a day in a last-ditch effort to “wash away” the pimple or acne exacerbates the problem. Washing strips away your skin’s natural protective layer. If your facial skin feels tight and taut after cleansing, then you are probably overdoing it.

Audrey Roberts is the author of Clear Skin Magic. To know more about keeping your skin healthy and free from acne and pimples, visit
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  Audrey Roberts kindly accepted to share with us her tips on how to deal with common problems related to acne. 


Have a pimple free weekend !