Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dear Pimple, thanks for ruining my day!

Happy Hump Day! Feels like summer to me here in NYC we have temps in the 50's!!! I actually got to wear a pair of Winter boots other than my snow boots. Today I am super excited because I had another article published over at theindiechicks.com I call it, It's Ok to Enjoy Sex go sneak a peek. So grateful to be able to share more of my writing and photography at this time with you guys. It is going to be a great year of change and growth for sure and I look forward to sharing it with you all.


One of the things I am always looking into and sharing is better natural skin care. A while back I shared a new routine ( beautiful ) I started using to take better care of my skin. I was finding that yes even at my age every now and then I was getting a pimple or two here and there and it wasn't just a "certain" time of the month. I don't care how old you are, you don't want to wake up in the morning and deal with that! I am happy to say that I am pleased with the changes so far and going natural is absolutely the best thing for me. Last month I found an article that said Olive oil was good for skin care globalhealingcenter.com. So I decided to give it a try. I started cleaning my face with a cotton ball and some Olive oil every night. I use a circular motion gently, leave on for a few minutes then take a warm cloth and wipe away, it leaves my face feeling amazing. I will continue to do this for a whole month and let you know how it goes.


As we age "gracefully" we shouldn't have to give up our youthful look and we shouldn't have to settle for the lies the media shares about products and procedures. Accepting we are getting older doesn't mean the end of our vanity or that we don't have the right to be vain every now and then.


This got me thinking about when I was younger and about Puberty. I thought, if this is how I feel today at my age, what about that poor teen just getting started on this road? I recall how I helped my daughter on this journey but how my mom wasn't very helpful on this end. So I decided to revisit a past share just in case some of you have teens dealing with this as we speak.


This is what I shared:

Certain things in puberty just have to run their course but we can certainly make the trip easier and happier.
To do this we must and I stress the must, start to teach our children to be mindful of their hygiene. This means washing our hands often and our faces before bedtime. The earlier we get them use to this routine the smoother it will be when breakouts start to appear.
When you have your own breakout show them how you take care of it, let them know that no one likes to get a pimple but it does and will happen.
Wash face with mild soap or breakout product
Use lukewarm water
Don’t over exfoliate, you will only cause extra dryness
Pat face dry. Never rub.
Use medication in infected area only, not the whole face
Some home remedies do work, like toothpaste. A little dot on pimple reduces swelling.
If problem is severe, visit a dermatologist sooner than later. We all know how self-conscious we can be about our appearance; we don't want our kids to feel unnecessary discomfort
Drink plenty of water and eat well. Fruits and veggies, good diet does help.
Get a cover up stick as close to skin tone as possible to reduce appearance of pimple and help in dealing with the breakout. Boys can use it too, no big deal.

Last but certainly not least, teach your kids to just be patient. Be kind, understand that they are going through changes and this is part of many changes to come. Take things in stride.

What do you think? What is your hygiene routine? Has it changed since you were a teen? How did you deal with your teens breakouts? Share your story.

Always stress free xo.

12 comments:

  1. I must try the olive oil - my Mum swears by coconut oil too. Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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    1. Amber thanks for stopping by, I hear good things about coconut too gonna give it try. Thanks for having me over at Pin Worthy.

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  2. Hi Mari! You already know we share a love of natural skin care. Sage advice for the teens that also applies to adults with the occasional breakout. After going through it with my oldest, the only thing I can say is "this too will pass".

    You shared some great info in the original "Beautiful" post too.

    1 thing I want to mention is that we have to be really careful when choosing olive oil. There have been many studies lately proving that alot of what's marketed in stores may not be truly pure olive oil, but a blend. So we must read labels and do our research. Always be safe.

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    1. Hey Nikki! thanks for stopping by, yes reading labels is a must when trying to go natural. I actually enjoy reading the labels now before I would find it annoying but longevity comes with a price and if living healthy and looking your best naturally means an extra few minutes in the store I am all for it. Chat soon :)

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  3. As I get older it seems like I use less products on my face. And my go to product for my face, hair, and body is coconut oil. That stuff is literally Ah-Mazing

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    1. Carrie, thanks for visit. I already use coconut for my scalp and nails and body scrubs. I haven't used on face yet but since I keep hearing about how great it is will surely give it a try. Hope to see you here again soon :)

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  4. My niece and nephew are already on their way to great hygiene. I agree it is important! Thanks for linking up at Idea Box link party! I can't wait to see what you share next week.

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    1. Hey CC, thanks for having me over at Idea Box :). Glad they doing the right thing early hygiene is so important.

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  5. I had HORRIBLE acne as a teen. I tried natural remedies, over the counter washes, dermatologist creams, and nothing worked until I finally got put on a super high powered acne medication (that has since been discovered to cause liver failure...oops). That cleared up my acne and for awhile I kept my acne scars at bay with birth control. But when I went off that after college my scars started showing through. I have great luck with a natural face cleanser involving tea tree oil, organic olive oil, and castor oil when I remember to use it!

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    1. Meaghan, funny you mentioned Tea Tree oil I use that for my breakouts now! It's been working wonders. My skin tends to get marks so I understand the scar issues I am still looking for a natural fade cream solution. Thanks for visit and comments.

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  6. Thanks for sharing at the Idea Box. Please come back and post again next week.

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    1. Cyndee thanks for stopping by, enjoyed Idea Box!

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