Great Tips that will Help To Keep Your Skin Clean

Great Tips that will Help To Keep Your Skin Clean

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Skincare is an important issue for all people, particularly teenagers, and finding information on how to keep skin clear can be quite simple. Unfortunately, the majority of this information is misinformation with plenty of bad advice despite the good intentions. This is because skincare is not only significant, but it is also very complex and dependant on a person's skin type. Fortunately, there are certain set tried-and-tested rules that work for all skin types and the information is provided below.

You may be asking yourself: why should I trust you? Could you be giving me bad advice? No, or at least hopefully not. The information discussed in this article is according to discussions with various makeup artists, skin experts and personal reviews from tests on thousands of skincare products over the past ten years.

No Hot Water Required To Clean Your Face


Contrary to popular belief, hot water is not required for effective skincare, particular in the facial region. In fact, this is most ineffective for people with sensitive and normal skin because it can cause redness and irritation. The drying out of sensitive facial skin will often leave the area vulnerable to skincare problems ranging from flaky dermis to acne.

To avoid these issues, it is recommended that you wash your face with air-temperature or mildly heated water. This will clear the skin of dirt without any irritation or redness. This is the same for skincare on the rest of your body. While turning up the heat in the shower may feel fantastic, it is not a positive behavior when considering effective skincare.

• Oil Is A Good Thing, Not A Bad Thing

In recent years the use of oils for skincare has become popular, and beneficially so. Due to many negative pieces of information, individuals previously avoided items such as coconut oil, sesame oil and olive oil believing them to contribute to acne or pimples. The fact of the matter is that washing your face and body with coconut oil, sesame oil and olive oil (as well as using it as a body lotion) can be highly advantageous. After a couple of applications you will notice your skin becoming naturally moisturized and evening out the oiliness or dryness regardless of skin type.

It should also be noted that several vegetable oils are beneficial as body lotions. The majority of high-end beauty products are now utilizing these oils in their development because they are not only moisturizing but also skin protective.

• No Need To Scrub For Exfoliation


The thought of scrubbing your face to exfoliate is a common one, but it is another form of misinformation. While scrubbing can be useful for exfoliation, placing smashed strawberries or fruits on the skin can be more effective. This process is often less harsh or painful than using the store-bought scrubbing brands which, in some cases, could increase the presence of acne.

Instead of using a chemical-packed scrub, the natural potion could be better for facial skin and avoid making the skin more vulnerable. Of course, allergies can cause a problem and leaving the natural acid on your face could be disadvantageous instead of beneficial. It is also important to note that this method may be too powerful for people with extra-sensitive skin, but it is useful for those with other skin types.

Use Proactiv

Proactiv is becoming increasingly popular in skincare routines across the world as it’s touted for being remarkably good at helping people who are prone to acne. The cleansing product can be ordered online and has plenty of good reviews. However, it’s best be aware that some users have negative reactions to Proactiv.

• Your Diet Influences Your Skin


It is important to consider diet when looking at skincare. A healthy diet filled with fresh vegetables and fruits, lots of water, reduced amounts of alcohol, lots of exercise, and potentially skin-beneficial tea can contribute to better skin. Furthermore, it will improve body systems making you feel better inside and out.

• Chocolate Doesn't Cause Pimples


A wonderful fact to note for all those chocolate fans is that chocolate does not cause acne; however, pasta and bread can. According to research, chocolate presents a low link to acne whereas a high link is noted between high-glycemic food and acne.

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it


Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

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Shaving My Head Taught Me That Self-Confidence Does Not Depend On How I Look

Shaving my head helped me gain more self-confidence than I ever thought possible.


Hair is something that has more power over us than we think. Historically, hair was viewed as a way to identify your gender, marital status, religion, or social position. In the Quapaw tribe, single Native American women wore their hair in braids, while the married woman wore it long and loose. Hair can be sacred, as well. Many Sikhs believe that hair should not be cut in any way, as it is a gift from God.

In most of Western society, hair serves simply as a gender marker. Although we are straying away from traditional gender roles, long hair usually signifies femininity and short hair represents masculinity. The media portrays desirable young women with long, silky, effortlessly perfect hair.

For me, my hair served as a comfort. Although I struggled with its frizziness, brittleness, and tangle-ability, I relied on it to make me feel secure. When it hung to my waist in high school, I would use it to cover up my arms and shoulders when I wore sleeveless tops, as I didn't like these parts of my body.

As a child, I remember watching Natalie Portman on the Oprah Winfrey show, talking about having to shave her head for a movie role. Even though I thought it was extreme, her calm and pragmatic demeanor about it changed my perceptions on having a shaved head. I remember her saying, "I always wanted to do it once in my life, anyways. It'll grow back my natural color eventually."

Months before I left for college, I began to devise a plan. I would dye my hair the fun colors that I wasn't allowed to in high school, and then shave it all off for the new year. I got started the week after I moved into my dorm and bleached my hair. As the chemicals burned my scalp and made my eyes water, I realized that there was no going back now. I had committed to shaving my head.

When January rolled around, I was starting to get apprehensive. The weekend I had marked on my calendar approached, and I trekked through a snowstorm to the nearest SportsClips. The barber seemed bewildered at my request but didn't give me any time to reconsider. She took the clippers right to my head, and I watched as my bleach-damaged locks fell to the ground, much like the snow outside.

The first week was hard. I didn't recognize my reflection and often caught myself reaching up to play with my non-existent hair out of habit. I only went out in girly outfits or a full face of makeup, as I felt the need to assert my femininity.

As the weeks went on, however, I began to fall in love with my stubbly head.

Would I recommend shaving your head? I would. Although the journey has been challenging, the benefits make the shave well worth it. Not only do save time in the morning, but I also have learned how to stop hiding behind my hair.

Shaving my head taught me how to stop relying on my appearance for self-assurance. When I had long hair, I would often base my validation around how I looked. Although it provided me temporary confidence, it meant that I wasn't placing any confidence in my other traits. I cared more about how the world saw me than how it heard me. Now that I've stripped myself of my comfort blanket, I feel as though I can conquer anything, no matter how I look.

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