Oasis Day Spa
9085 Judicial Drive, San Diego, CA 92122
1. Drink plenty of water - Keep a bottle of water with you on your table at work and in your car.
2. Drink an extra glass for every cup of coffee, black tea or alcoholic beverage.
3. Change your pillow cases often - Pillow covers collect oils and with the oils the bacteria which cause acne. Sleep on a clean pillow cover, turn the pillow over the following night, and then change to a new cover.
4. Sterilize your phone - specially the part that comes into contact with the ear and side of face,
steering wheel and T.V remote. These are like little bacteria havens.
5. Do not use face cloths - They irritate already sensitive skin, help spread bacteria, are not hygienic and pull skin.
6. Importance of a good skin cleanser - Skin cleanser should not dry up the skin. Some cleansers strip the skin of too much oil and water content. The thinking is to dry up the skin of excess oils and eliminate more blemishes. In truth it’s the opposite that happens. The sebaceous glands are on the face for a reason - protection. If the skin is stripped of too much oil and water content, it goes into defense mechanism, which is to produce more oil. The sebaceous glands become overactive and the skin gets out of balance.
8. Avoid salty snacks, fast foods, spicy foods, excessive dairy products, fries and peanuts.
Never slack up on your home care routine:
1. Cleanse with gentle cleanser and lukewarm water.
2. Apply topical vitamin C serum daily.
3. If acne is not cystic, a scrub with small particles can be used up to three times a week.
4. Moisturize with at least SPF#15
5. Tea tree oil works wonders as a spot treatment, or may be added and mixed with existing
6. Get regular clinical treatments with glycolic/alpha-hydroxy acid, micro dermabrasion or enzyme
peels such as pumpkin or papaya. These peels remove surface dead skin cells, cleanse clogged
pores, increase circulation as well as promote cell turnover, aiding in skin health.
7. Sleep no less than 7 to 8 hours per night on a consistent basis.
8. Last, but not least... stop picking.
Quick and simple acne remedies in the kitchen
1. Apple cider vinegar, mixed with water - One part vinegar to three parts water. Can be used as a spot treatment (leave on skin) or as an astringent on the entire face, leave on skin for 2 minutes then rinse off. Apply moisturizer so as not to dry the skin.
2. Bananas, plain yoghurt and honey - Have soothing, calming, anti-bacterial / anti- inflammatory properties helping to reduce redness and inflammation. Peel a banana and rub the inside part of the peel directly on skin. Leave on for 5-10 minutes, rinse and apply moisturizer. Mix Yogurt and honey and apply on the skin, leave on for 5-10 minutes, rinse and apply moisturizer.
3. Papaya and egg whites - a great mask, use one egg white with a quarter papaya and whip up. The enzymes from papaya help dissolve surface dead skin cells while the egg whites, rich in proteins and vitamins, help dry access oils. Leave on skin for 10 minutes, rinse and apply moisturizer.
4. Baking soda and lemon - Squeeze half a lemon and mix with a spoonful of baking soda, use as a scrub, rinse and apply moisturizer.
Acne and blemishes are usually the result of hormonal changes, stress and poor eating habits. Often stress will show up on our skin as if to nudge us to pay attention to what is happening emotionally. Don’t let acne blues get you down, here’s what you can do: