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Acne and Acne Scars

When your skin starts to age, there are many changes that can start to occur. Everyone’s skin is different as well which calls for different treatments and skin care routines. While some many experience drier skin with age, others may experience increased skin sensitivity and irritation. Read below some common skin issues and how to treat them with specific Clear Essence skin care products

Dryness

Some simple changes to your bath time can reduce (or alleviate) dry, itchy skin and prevent dry skin from becoming a serious problem. Here’s what you can do: use a gentle, creamy cleanser. Clear Essence natural soap bars contain gentle ingredients found in nature such as carrots, lemon, olive oil and cucumber extracts. Use warm (not hot) water when bathing, hot water strips skin of its natural oils, which can increase skin dryness; use a soft cloth to wash your skin, a loofah or bath brush can irritate your skin.

• Keep your bath or shower short. You may find that you don’t need to bathe every day. When you bathe, keep it short. Take a 10-minute bath or shower to prevent overdrying the skin.

• Pat water gently from your skin after bathing, but leave a bit of water on your skin. Having some water on your skin when you apply moisturizer (next step) helps hydrate your skin.

• Apply a hydrating body oil or body lotion formulated for dry skin within 3 minutes of bathing and throughout the day, this helps ease dryness and restores your skin’s protective barrier.

Irritation

Find your skin to be more sensitive to certain skin care ingredients? Some skin care habits, such as scrubbing your skin clean, can cause irritation to increase. Using mild skin care products and being gentle with your skin can help prevent flare-ups.

Skip the washcloths, toners, astringents, and deodorant soaps on sensitive aging skin as skin can become thinner causing fine lines and wrinkles. These practices can also increase redness.

If most skin care products cause redness, burning, or stinging, try more gentle ingredients for sensitive skin types. Clear Essence recommends its Sensitive Skin Care Line comprised of licorice extracts, shea butter, and sesame seed oil. Try the Clear Essence Sensitive Line Moisturizing Body Oil to plump and hydrate the skin. Use the Clear Essence Sensitive Line Texturizing Complexion Lotion to soften dry patches such as hands, heels, elbows and the full body after bathing and when skin feels dry or tight. Completing this routine daily helps alleviate irritated skin and soften your skin texture for an even, natural glow.

Hyperpigmentation

Get rid of pesky marks and scars with the NEW Clear Essence Exclusive Medicated Fade Creme! Dark marks on the body such as dark spots on the face and hands, age spots, acne scars and sun damage are gently diminished. Looking to treat larger areas such as elbows, knees, bikini area or heels? Our Platinum Line Skin Beautifying Milk has been the tried and true solution for over 30 years for achieving an even, toned, flawless skin tone. Apply twice a day for 4-6 weeks to notice an improved appearance. That means, start now while there’s still a few weeks till summer!!

Clear Essence Anti-Aging Line

A complete line for your maturing skin! Alpha Hydroxy Acid is a natural lactic acid derived from milk and fruit extracts. It works to gently and effectively slough away dead skin cells that dull the skin which cause dryness and uneven skin tone. Use the Anti-Aging Line Complexion Soap w/ Alpha Hydroxy Acid to softly exfoliate and cleanse the skin without being too harsh or stripping your natural oils.

 

During the summer we tend to spend more time outdoors enjoying BBQs, the pool and nature. After all, what would summer be without the nice warm weather to enjoy? However, the extended time outside can mean trouble for our skin. Summer sun can mean discolorations, acne and breakouts!! Read on to learn how the warmer weather affects our skin and what you can do to prevent damage to your complexion.

  • Sunburns and Skin Darkening

If you’ve ever gotten sunburned you know it is no fun. Sun burnt skin tends to peel which leaves your skin uneven and can also cause sun discolorations on the face and body in the form of moles and hyperpigmentation. To prevent sun damage all together, make sure you apply SPF products all summer long. If you’re already looking to treat your uneven skin tone, Clear Essence Platinum Line Skin Beautifying Milk w/ SPF 15 is a great two-in-one formula that corrects discolorations while also preventing new signs of damage. An important tip is to reapply your SPF every 2-3 hours of sun exposure. During this time of year it can take only 15 minutes for skin damage to occur. For this reason its important to stay protected at all times. If you do wind up with a sun burn or peeling skin, have no fear! Clear Essence My Natural Beauty Carrot Oil Soap helps to exfoliate and rejuvenate skin  and also contains Vitamins A and Beta Carotene which naturally replenish and repair damage skin cells.

  • Acne and Breakouts

It’s going to be a hot one this year! Sweat may begin to clog pores while enjoying the outdoors and the warmer weather. Cleansing your skin daily is important to ensure your pores are free of dirt and bacteria. It is even more critical when you are continuously working out or exposed to outdoor elements such as smog and pollution. During the summer you should wash your face regularly to remove sweat and oils that sit on the skin during the day. Clear Essence has many fruit and natural cleansers that are perfect for the summer due to their natural ingredients such as lemonolivecarrot seed oil, and papaya. These sweet scented soaps are perfect for the summer season. For a more powerful cleanse, Clear Essence has just restocked the Blemish Control Wash Formula just in time for summer! This peppermint and salilyic acid liquid cleanser is effective yet gentle at completely clearing the dirt, oils and bacteria that cause acne and breakouts. Still feel oily after cleansing your skin? With the increased summer heat, skin oils reproduce at a much quicker rate leaving skin more susceptible to oils and dirt remaining trapped on the skin. To help close pores and ensure skin is completely clean, try adding a toner during the summer months to reduce oils and balance the complexion. Our Toner Astringent with Alpha Hydroxy Acid helps to regenerate dead skin for a brighter, even tone. Our Sensitive Line Antiseptic Cleanser is perfect for easily-irritated skin types. Use this toner to calm and soothe the skin for a relaxed and refreshed feel.

  • Dry Skin

All this summer fun and warmer weather is making us thirsty! It makes your skin thirsty too, as you’re using more energy to keep cool during the summer. Make sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water to prevent heat stroke and dehydrated skin. When you don’t drink enough water your skin can begin to look dull and lifeless. Dull skin can also be caused by a build up of dead skin cells that trapped on the surface of the skin. Make sure to exfoliate regularly to bring out a bright and even skin tone. Clear Essence My Natural Beauty Olive Oil Soap is moisturizing yet effective in removing dead skin cells with natural olive oil, aloe vera and shea butter extracts. NOW: Buy 4 Clear Essence My Natural Beauty Olive Oil Soap and receive a Anti-Aging Toner Astrigent for FREE! To increase your glow from the outside, make sure to apply plenty of moisturizers to keep skin looking healthy and vibrant. Clear Essence Body Oils are great light-weight moisturizers to give skin extra suppleness while also correcting stretchmarks and discolorations. Back in Stock Just in Time for Summer: It’s Lemon Season! For a refreshed skin texture and sweet lemon scent, try our Lemon Plus Vitamin A Body CremeThis effective lemon skin treatment aims to assist in the healing process of excessive exposure to the sun and skin aging. Vitamin A is both an anti-oxidant and a booster for the natural production of collagen. In combination with lemon extract and other emollients this cream helps to improve the skin’s firmness, texture and complexion. 

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