January 22, 2014

8 Steps To Reduced Redness

In my previous post, "Do You Have Adult Acne? ...Or Is It Really Rosacea?" I went over the differences between Adult Acne and Rosacea, how to tell what kind of breakouts you're having, and also mentioned lifestyle changes that could help to manage Rosacea flare-ups. 

To recap some main points: One of the primary ways you can distinguish a Rosacea breakout from an Adult Acne breakout is that in Rosacea, there isn't the presence of the large blackheads that often exist within Adult Acne. You can also notice the difference when the redness associated with an Adult Acne breakout is only on the blemishes themselves. In the case of Rosacea, the redness surrounds the entire area on and around any red bumps. These red bumps are mostly of small size, whereas the bumps are of different sizes in Adult Acne.

But I'm sure you're wondering just what kind of personalized and specific skincare routine is necessary to calm your redness and Rosacea breakouts!

January 20, 2014

Do You Have Adult Acne? ...Or Is It Really Rosacea?

While I regard myself an Adult Acne specialist, I also specialize in Rosacea and Sensitivity. As someone who actually has Rosacea herself, I can understand the frustrations that come along with not knowing how to properly manage the condition -- or even knowing the difference between a Rosacea breakout and an Adult Acne breakout!

January 17, 2014

AcneWhisperer TV: How to Better Apply Mineral Makeup

Ever find that the way that's shown at the store or on TV of how to apply mineral makeup leaves your skin feeling and looking cake-y? 

Let me let you in on a secret:

It's not at all necessary to apply mineral makeup like that! Watch the video below to see how I apply mineral makeup for a totally flawless and completely natural look. :)

January 15, 2014

Follow the Acne Whisperer on Bloglovin' and Share Blogging

Here at The Acne Whisperer blog, I love to reiterate that I'm available as your very own, personal online esthetician. This blog is where I can share information and insights about skincare concerns for adults with acne -- including info about non-comedogenic products, how stress and hormones relate to this skin condition and what can be done to treat this often embarrassing problem.  

With my online skincare consultation service, called the Eval by Email Online Skincare Consultation, I have found great success with guiding people all over the United States to better skin. If you're in your late-20s, 30s, 40s, or even 50s and still suffer from Adult Acne, Rosacea, or general skin Sensitivities, you've found the right place! This blog, along with my website is where you can find out more about products that are suited to your skin type. 

I also want to let my readers know that in addition to giving advice on personalized skincare plans, I'm absolutely available for guest-posts for your own blogs. If you would like a question to be featured in one of my up-coming Skincare Q&A's, if you'd like me to answer a question for your own blog, or if you'd like to be included in my Blog Roll, please do not hesitate to reach out!

I can be contacted by email or through the various social media outlets listed on the right ---->

Another great way to follow me is at: The Acne Whisperer on Bloglovin.

Thank you so much for all of your support! I'm looking forward to a great year in blogging and meeting new people from around the country. :)


A Year-Round Routine For Dry Skin

In my previous post about how to identify sensitive skin, I mentioned that only 10% of the entire world's population truly has dry skin. The rest who experience dryness actually have dehydrated skin.

Truly dry skin lacks oil and has less natural ability to keep water within the skin. The skin uses oil to lubricate itself and to keep water from escaping. Because pores expand to accommodate a larger oil flow, the indicator of truly dry skin is very small pores. Dry skin is typically thin, delicate, and can sometimes become slightly congested due to a lack of momentum of oil. In this case, not enough oil is produced to push out of the pores, which can result in some oil becoming stuck and solidifying by mixing with dead skin cells. However, with truly dry skin this is actually not very common.

January 13, 2014

Surviving Winter With Adult Acne

Winter dryness actually affects everyone’s skin, not just those who experience year-round dry skin. However, people with acne or oily skin may become quite baffled when it comes to any dryness at all. Many people tend to break out more in the winter than in the summer, even though the opposite may seem to make more sense. Winter dryness can actually cause breakouts, as well as itchiness, flaking, tightening, and redness.

Knowing what to do about winter dryness starts with an understanding of how it happens in the first place. 

The very top layer of human skin is made up of an amazing network of living and dying protein-rich skin cells, softening lipids, and water-loving sugars. When functioning properly, this network keeps your skin soft and pliable, draws water from your body to itself, and renews itself each and every day. We call this network the Lipid Barrier or Acid Mantle (both terms are used in Esthetics).

January 9, 2014

AcneWhisperer TV: How To Apply Eye Cream

Are you starting the New Year with resolutions geared towards self-improvement?

While you're busy at the gym or learning how to cook healthy meals in the kitchen, you should also look towards your bathroom to direct some attention to your skincare routineTaking care of the skin around your eyes is hugely important -- especially during the dry, cold winter months. 

Have you ever wondered about how to actually apply your eye cream? Believe it or not, it's actually not as obvious as you might think! 

Check out the video below for a how-to about the correct way to apply eye cream.