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What makes Artistry’s polishing scrub so wonderfully right for every skin type is that its gentle and effective. Save the extremely sensitive skin types, most people (yes, including men!) should exfoliate their face every day. The standard rule of thumb is applying the exfoliator using small quick circles with your finger tips. Keep your pressure hard enough to move the product, not the skin. This should be done for 15 second at least once a day. If you choose to it could then be done once a week for 2 minutes in addition to your daily routine. It’s essential to exfoliate in order to slough off dead skin cells and unclog pores. Even if you don’t have an acne problem just removing the dead skin will brighten your completion and even out tone over time. It’s also important to find a product with smooth exfoliating beads. The rough apricot scrubs should be used with caution because the uneven and sometimes sharp pieces can actually cause small lesions on your face. This is harmful to your skin, particularly around the eye area. Enter Artistry’s polishing scrub. The beads are round, the scent is bright (perfect for waking up in the morning), and its price at $24.20 is comparable to any other standard drug store product.

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Thats right.  Sea salt and lemon juice is an amazing all natural way to treat and prevent acne.  I can’t take credit for this idea I got it from my friend Rochelle, but it works so well I wish I could.

Combine about a teaspoon of lemon juice and enough sea salt (it must be sea salt) to make a paste.  Wash your face with a gentle non-exfoliating cleanser first. I would suggest either the balancing or hydrating cleanser.  Carefully scrub onto face.  I would recommend that traditional exfoliating method of rubbing gently in small circles  all over your face.  Scrub for about 15 seconds – 1 minute depending on skin sensitivity.  Leave on for 5-10 minutes.  Remove gently with a warm wash cloth. Expect some stinging, and be aware that the more severe the acne the more it will sting.  I also would advise using a gentle toner afterwards to remove any residue before moisturizing.

This simple (and inexpensive!) technique should visibly improve acne in a matter of days.  Use consistently for a month and skin tone, redness, blackheads, and acne will improve dramatically.

If you have dry skin but don’t like heavy or greasy products I would strongly suggest Artistry’s soothing crème. It’s light and has almost no fragrance also making it a good choice for sensitive skin. It’s designed to improve your skin’s resistance to environmental stresses and will reduce facial inflammation from things like acne. It also has the winning antioxidant combination of vitamins A, C, and E. This is my daily moisturizer for both evening and morning because it’s light enough to wear during the day, but effective enough to provide adequate moisture for nighttime. It lasts about a month to a month and half depending on use, and best of all its only $23.70! Note that it does not include SPF, but if your makeup has SPF this should not really matter.

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