After close to 3 decades in the skincare industry, it's extremely heart wrenching to see how people with acne,eczema,and psoriasis suffer so deeply.In some level I understand what most of them are going thru.From a lack of self-confidence, anger,frustration,depression,isolation,etc.
My sincere hope for this blog is to create a tribe, a community that can help one another and hopefully make our world a little bit better. Nothing works better than human connection.
What Is Microdermabrasion Treatment
Your skin is exposed to the environmental elements every day. Over the years, the sun’s rays, pollution, and other damaging agents can take a toll on your skin. Microdermabrasion treatment can help reduce or eliminate the wrinkles and fine lines, “crow’s feet,” age spots, light acne scars, and undesired pigmentation that may appear on the skin over time.
In general, good candidates are adults who are in good physical health, with realistic expectations for the outcome of their Skin Treatment. People who do not have enough available time to undergo more invasive skin resurfacing treatments such as dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing, or heavy chemical peels may also be good candidates for microdermabrasion.
Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure that uses a spray of microcrystals to remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells and reveal fresh, younger, and healthier-looking skin.
Microdermabrasion also encourages the prod…
Alternative Ways to Fight Acne By Mari Bozozo
As someone who has suffered from acne for the better part of her years, I can tell you, without exaggeration, that I have tried countless products, methods, and treatments that yielded very little if any results in the long run. My acne prevailed, right along with the mounting stress, depression, and anxiety, to boot. From trying the latest and so-called greatest products marketed specifically toward acneic skin, to the expensive prescriptions and treatments. I tried it ALL. However, in the end, none of these “phenomenons” went the distance nor afforded the longevity that I desperately sought. Yet and still, I tirelessly continued in my pursuit. Recently, within the last year, I broke ground. I most certainly have to credit my knowledgeable and resourceful esthetician with steering me in the right direction, by introducing me to a new and innovative way to cleanse my face. Upon first telling me about it, I must admit that I thought she was off her ro…
Managing Sensitive And Acneic Skin By Mari Bozozo
Although having both sensitive and acneic skin is not necessarily a mutually exclusive
occurrence, it is more common than not for a person to have both. Yes, some of you may have
acneic skin, but are not necessarily sensitive. In your case, that is terrific! But for those of us
who have bouts with both, it can be a particularly slippery slope in dealing with it.
I have had very sensitive skin for as long as I can remember. The horrors that I have suffered
were thankfully not repetitive once I pinpointed the culprits. From those episodes, I learned to
take better care of my skin by the process of elimination going forward. One of the main
perpetrators for me was the chemical preservative Oxybenzone, a common ingredient found in
commercial sunscreens. Without having prior knowledge of my allergy to this ingredient, I recall
slathering it on practically all of my body in preparation for a fun day at an amusement park
many moons ago. Imagin…
What About Men With Acne? By Mari Bozozo
As a woman, I know all too well that the lot of us are subjected to acne for a plethora of reasons, with hormonal imbalances heading at the top of the list. This would not only explain our cyclical skin eruptions but why we appear to be the sex that appears to struggle with it at a higher rate, thus making us far more vocal about this issue. But what about men with acne? While I believe that they are just as susceptible to it as women, it appears that they adopt a stance of silence and inaction toward it. Thus, resulting in more challenges dealing with it. Certainly, I am not undermining a woman’s insufferable experiences with acne. If that were the case, I’d be undermining my very own. However, if I’m to do a “comparative analysis” in regards to which sex is at a more disadvantage in having acne, I’d be compelled to admit that it very well may be men. Ponder over this for a moment: As women, what is the #1 go-to weapon in our arsenal to either conceal or…
Keeping Acne At Bay During the Summer By Mari Bozozo
The Dog Days of Summer are undoubtedly here. Along with the long lazy days, beachcombing, sunbathing, and buying our fair share in stocks of bug repellent sprays and antihistamines, we must also tango with the soaring temperatures. And if you’re not blessed enough to reside in areas such as the west coast or the southwest, the heat becomes especially unbearable when coupled with oppressive humidity. Of course, the challenges become amplified for the acne sufferer. Sigh. Is Autumn here yet?! As you may tell, Summer is not my favorite season, and for the reasons mentioned above. However, as someone with a propensity toward challenged skin, I am determined to navigate my way through it, regardless of the darts that the sun rays and the relentless dew points throw at me. One way that I do this is by trying my hardest to keep my sweat to a minimum, particularly when exercising. This is why I avoid any vigorous activity that involves being outdoors. …
Acne Prescription Medicine- Is It Really Worth It? By Mari Bozozo
As chronic acne sufferers, we’ve all been there at some point or another. After trying everything under the sun to absolve ourselves of a seemingly lifetime sentence with this issue, in a fit of despair, we go to a dermatologist with our proverbial fingers crossed in the hopes that we will find a permanent solution, putting an end to our miseries. It would not be an exaggeration to say that I have tried every medication imaginable and under the sun. From antibiotics such as Tetracycline, Minocycline, and Dioxycycline, to the Vitamin A derivative Isotretinoin, I’ve exhausted every possibility, and in vain, might I add. From experiencing antibiotic resistance, allergic reactions, ineffectiveness, to downright playing Russian Roulette with my health on account of the hazards involved, I had to wonder if any of it was truly worth it. Take the Isotretinoin that I used, for example. I felt that for every day that I took it, I gambled wi…
The main cause of melanoma is thought to be the sun, through exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. People with fair skin and who tend to sunburn easily — especially those with red or blond hair — may be at greatest of Melanoma risk because their skin cells have less melanin.
Reducing Your Risk for Melanoma:
Since melanoma is caused by the sun, it makes sense that people should try to avoid or protect themselves from the sun’s harmful rays. This is especially important between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. when the sun’s rays are the strongest.
Protect yourself by wearing wide-brimmed hats, long-sleeved shirts, and long pants. Whenever you are outdoors for an extended period, use a sun protection factor (SPF) of 25 or higher on all exposed skin — even in the winter — and carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
Protect Your Children from Melanoma
Special sunscreens are available for babies and children under six years of age. In…