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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Style & Beauty
Your skin is more than just your
blemishes, so let's win this war
against pimples so you can get on
with your life.
Harsh cleansers can strp skin
of its protective barrier, and soap
has a higher pH than your skin so
it can over-dry skin and cause oil
production to go into overdrive.
Try a balancing face wash to re-
balance oiliness and soothe in-
Scrubs can be too abrasive for
acne-prone skin. Use ingertips to
massage skin gently when cleans-
ing, and avoid coarse ingredients
like beads. Afterward, pat skin
dry; don't rub with washcloth.
Some products to combat acne
can be super drying to skin and
trigger extra oil production.
Avoid alcohol-based astringents,
and use oil-free products. Mois-
turise immediately after washing
while skin is still damp.
Salicylic acid is your friend
This is an effective anti-acne
ingredient. It sloughs away dead
skin cells that clog pores and lead
to breakouts, and it does not suck
the moisture from your skin or
Clean your makeup brushes
Brushes should be washed
every two weeks. Make a solu-
tion using a few drops of facial
cleanser or shampoo and temper-
ate water, swish brushes in solu-
tion, rinse thoroughly, pat dry,
and lay flat on towel to air dry.
Choose makeup for your skin
Consider switching to min-
eral-based cosmetics, that may
calm inflamed skin and won't clog
Check your hair products
If your breakouts occur on your
forehead, back, or neck, then
check the ingredient list of your
shampoo and conditioner; they
may contain ingredients that ag-
gravate your skin.
Makeup tips for acne-prone skin
Heavy, full-coverage foundation
can draw attention to acne. In-
stead, stick to a sheer foundation
to show off the parts that don't
have acne or scarring. Leave the
concealing to the concealer.
After adding all the thin, sheer
layers of primer, concealer, foun-
dation, powder and blush, do not
forget to put some glow back by
applying a subtle highlighter to
your cheekbones, Cupid's bow,
and brow bone at the end.
Remedies for dark inner thighs
Dark inner thighs can be an em-
barrassing problem for both men
and women. It can happen espe-
cially when your thighs tend to
rub against each other when you
walk, and can be caused by fric-
tion, excessive sweating, expo-
sure to harmful ultraviolet rays,
the use of chemical products, side
effects of medications, shaving, a
hormonal imbalance, or diabetes.
It can also be one of the most
ignored body parts, so let's give
these thighs some love and care,
and brighten them up so you
can look good in your shorts and
skirts. Here are some easy ways
you can try at home to lighten
your skin. Use these remedies
until you get a satisfactory result.
This has antioxidant properties
that can encourage skin rejuvena-
tion and alleviate hyperpigmen-
tation. Extract pure aloe vera
gel from the leaf and massage
directly on the affected skin. Let
sit for twenty minutes, then rinse.
Repeat once of twice daily.
This is a gentle bleaching agent,
thanks to its lactic acid. Gently
rub plain yogurt on your thighs
and let sit for ifteen minutes.
Then rinse off with lukewarm
water. Use this treatment once
The vitamin C in lemon is good
for your complexion. Apply the
juice to your inner thighs using
a cotton ball and leave on for
twenty minutes, then rinse off
with cold water, repeating twice
or three times per week. If you
have sensitive skin, dilute juice
with water. You can also combine
the lemon juice with glycerin and
rose water and apply before going
to bed. Leave on overnight and
rinse off with warm water in the
morning. This can be done once
daily. Apply a moisturizer to skin
after using these remedies.
Regular exfoliation of dead skin
cells is key. Oatmeal is one of the
best ingredients you can use for
this. Mix two tablespoons of oat-
meal with tomato juice to make a
thick paste. Apply paste to inner
thighs and allow to sit for twenty
minutes. Then rub gently and
rinse off with cold water. This can
be done twice per week.
This revitalizes skin, and has an-
tioxidant and moisturizing prop-
erties. Mix three tablespoons of
coconut oil with one tablespoon
of lemon juice. Apply mixture to
inner thighs and massage gently
for ten minutes. Let sit for an ad-
ditional ive minutes and rinse off
with warm water. Use this treat-
ment every other day.
Sugar, Honey, and Lemon
Sugar is a natural exfoliator
and helps moisturize your skin.
Lemon decreases pigmentation.
You can lighten your dark inner
thighs with a mixture of sugar,
honey, and lemon. Mix one table-
spoon of honey with lemon juice
from a half of lemon and one tea-
spoon of sugar.
Apply this paste and scrub gen-
tly until sugar disappears. Let sit
for ten minutes and then wash
Turmeric has free radicals that
decrease skin pigmentation. It
also has cleansing properties.
Mix turmeric powder with one
teaspoon of milk cream.
Gently rub it on your inner
thighs, and allow to dry. Rinse
off with lukewarm water. Use this
remedy once every day.
Another method you can use is
mixing the turmeric (about two
teaspoons) with orange juice.
Apply paste on skin and keep
there for ifteen minutes.
Wash off paste with warm water
and repeat process once daily.
If your break-
outs occur on
back, or neck,
then check the
ingredient list of
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