Blackheads, Pimples & Breakouts
Oh My!!

Posted: Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 10:22 AM
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Jessica McClendon
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BAD SKIN–Lets talk about it.
Written by: Jessica M. – Guest Blogger

We have all had our run-in’s with that unwanted tag-along, or mafia of zits that made home your chin. Gross right? But it happens to ALL of us! Matter of Fact I am dealing with quite the blowout myself!!

We each have had our fair share of unwanted skin troubles; as it always goes; we get ready for a big night, hot date or saucy function and somehow land ourselves the most unwanted third wheel, the crater breaking surface and demanding center stage on our face!! There is no ditching this guy…UNLESS…you had some helpful tips and tricks to have your night pimple free! Problem solved! Let’s get crackin’…

First things first:

TIP #1:
We are what we eat!
– Good food in good food out!
• Think pure, think Green, fresh fruits and vegetables think like an herbivore.

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TIP #2:
Deal breaker numero dos:
– Skip the sodas and extra sweet tea, instead, opt for something a bit more hydrating like good ol’ H2O.
– Need that extra pep? Add fruit, or maybe lime or lemon–it’s beneficial AND it adds some flavor (avoid sugars and Splenda- like the plague. Yeah the pink stuff, that’ll kill ya).

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TIP #3:
Now when it comes to topical applications, before you start covering your skin in something that Jane’s moms cousins sisters aunt Sheila told her to use, YOU should get to know YOUR skin. Just because it works for them does NOT mean its going to work for you!
– That means everything down to cleanser, moisturizer, and whatever mess your coating all over your skin.

TIP #4:
Exfoliate! Sloth off that nasty dead skin. Once a week apply a warm wet cloth on your face to open the pores, then use a mask or an exfoliator and rinse clean. Part of my routine is using my Clarisonic with a frothy face wash followed up by a Vitamin C serum and moisturizer!
– Maybe bored at home? There are some great recipes for NATURAL face scrubs.
– YouTube some of my favs: Kandee Johnson or BeautySplurge!

TIP #5:
MOISTURIZE & SPF!! It doesn’t matter if you think you are so oily you could fry eggs–find a face wash and moisturizer suitable for YOUR skin type. – Without moisturizing we are depriving our skin, NOT washing your face, applying a moisturizer, and a daily SPF? Yeah that will lead you down a LONG road where you will meet middle age you, with LOTS of Pre-mature Lines and wrinkles.

FINALLY! Make-up Trends
Clear up that skin because GUESS What SKIN IS IN this season!

What does that mean for you and me?
Well right back to hydration- Use more skincare rather than trying to use concealers and heavy foundations and powder. Let it breathe. Remember this advice is coming from a Make-up junkie. At first this will be hard you will feel NAKED but just give it a whirl–

I started adding skincare to my daily routine and limiting myself on make-up.
For Example:
Wash, Vitamin C Serums, and an awesome BEAUTY BALM — (Asia has been holding out on this little guy and now the epic Beauty Balm is ALL OVER the market.)

BB creams are AWESOME cause they typically have moisturizer, SPF and they even give you a clean finished look!

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Add a bit of lightweight concealer under the eye area and some mascara.

This look is perfect for those hot summer days and it really gives your skin a well-needed break.

I throw a bottle of MAC’s FIX+ in my purse as a mid day refresher.

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Give these tips a try and I can promise your skin will be SO happy!

Its cool…Thank me later : )

Jessica – Simply Everything

Jessica McClendon
Jessica is a blogger, traveler, wife, sister, daughter, and friend. She goes by the name of Jessica McClendon and Make-up Artistry is her thing. She is an absolute junkie for cosmetics and all things BEAUTY related. Her roots are that of a true southern girl out of East Tennessee but at the moment she is blogging from Detroit, Michigan. Currently Jessica is transitioning into a sweet little new married life, and her simply-everything blog is exactly that. She posts about traveling, loving life, doing a little reviewing & checking out the latest greatest beauty products, along with having cheesecake & a fine glass of wine.

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  • very nice post! 🙂

    Segments of Life May 30, 2012 12:01 pm
    • Thanks for stopping by!! I agree Jessica did a great job!!


      Ashley Elizabeth June 3, 2012 6:44 am
  • These are all great tips! We definitely are what we eat – I really don’t understand why some just chose to ignore that fact. My favorite product for skin is coconut oil. Not only is it a fantastic moisturizer, makeup remover and acne fighter, it’s also the best cooking/eating oil around!

    ThePixie May 30, 2012 7:46 pm
    • Thanks for stopping by!! I love coconut oil too…it’s such a great all around product!


      Ashley Elizabeth June 3, 2012 6:45 am
  • is so hard to find a spf moisturiser that wont clog me up:(

    roxana May 30, 2012 10:39 pm
    • Have you tried any of the beauty balms with broad spectrum SPF?


      Ashley Elizabeth June 3, 2012 6:46 am
  • This was a very helpful post !! new follower please follow back

    _thatsheart June 3, 2012 7:56 pm
  • Great tips. I always carry MAc Fix+ in my makeup bag to refresh my face!!! xx

    JoJo June 4, 2012 3:40 pm
    • Thanks!! Jessica did a great job! I’d love to have you as a guest blogger sometime!!


      Ashley Elizabeth June 7, 2012 10:43 pm
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