Showing posts from September, 2011

Tips for Avoiding Acne Break-outs

The following are tips that I have learned from dealing with my own acne, that you may or may not think about when dealing with a breakout.

Much of the breakouts that I get around my chin area are from my skin coming in contact with things that can cause irritation and clogged pores. Other areas that often break out because of irritation are my neck line and back of my neck. The following is a list of things to avoid when you have acne prone skin.

1. A dirty cell phone- Oils from the skin and make-up debris collect on the phone screen and come in contact with the face and can cause break-outs.

2. A dirty pillow case- It is important to change pillow cases regularly.

3. Fragrance and dye in laundry detergent- If possible, try to use Free & Clear detergents only when dealing with sensitive skin.

4. Oils in shampoo and conditioner- Many products on the market contain oils and chemicals that can irritate the skin. If you find yourself breaking out around your hairline, try changing to…

Skinn Cleansers- Review

One of my new loves lately is Dimitry James and his line of skincare and cosmetics- Skinn. I first saw him on ShopNBC nearly 6 years ago, but never purchased anything until last year. I am now in love with many of the products including the cleansers in which I am about to review.

Skinn products are available on as well as If you follow me on Facebook, I will always tell you when a good deal is coming :).

There are two cleansers available, that I love, each for a different reason. Dimitri calls them an AM and a PM cleanser.

The AM cleanser is the Sulfate Free Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser. From the website:

Sulfate Free Rapid Exfoliating Cleanser is the perfect morning wash! This soap-free and sulfate-free cleanser cleanses and rapidly exfoliates the skin, yet is gentle and non-drying. This cleanser uses a combination of glycolic, salicylic and enzyme technology to remove surface debris and dirt from within pores. The formula also contains green tea, ca…

Lea Journo shampoo/conditioner review

I have been trying to grow my hair for nearly two years now; since I chopped it off, bleached it and dyed it red.

I was making good progress, but my ends were very damaged and dry from all the processing in beauty school, so back in February I got about six inches cut off, leaving me with shoulder length hair.

The place I went to did a bad job at cutting my layers, so my sister (hairdresser) trimmed it up and put some shape into it about a month ago, leaving me manageable hair to let grow.

I hate getting haircuts because of the time it takes to drive somewhere, it seems like they never do a good job, and I always wish I had never done it. My red hair was cut by my teacher in school and even she left big holes and gaps all over from over texturizing.

So, here I am with healthy hair. I only use demi-permanent hair color now to prevent more damage, and only when my hair starts looking dull. I stay my same color level, just changing the tone now and then. I am totally dependent on my clean…