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Does Tea Tree Oil Remove Blackheads?

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Blackheads. We almost never know what to do with them. Some sources say squeeze or scrub them, while others don’t. In all actuality, getting rid of blackheads is very simple as long as you know what to do and what to use. The magical fix to blackheads requires one product only, tea tree oil.
Why Does Tea Tree Oil Help Remove Blackheads?

Tea tree oil is great for treating other forms of acne because it contains antibacterial properties, is an excellent disinfectant and is soothing. But what makes tea tree oil so special is its ability to deeply penetrate the skin and get under the clogging in our pores. That being said, it disinfects, dries out the blackhead and unclogs the pores.

Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp fine sugar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 drops tea tree oil
  • A steamer
Treatment Time: 15 minutes.
Method:
  1. Steam your face for about 5-10 minutes.
  2. Combine and mix all the ingredients until coarse.
  3. Apply mixture to your face and massage gently in circular motions.
  4. Massage for a couple of minutes and then rinse your face with cool water.
Frequency: 2-3 times a week.
Why This Works

This tea tree scrub is a wonderful exfoliate which helps unclog pores and dry out pesky blackheads. Be sure you are using pure tea tree oil only. Any other variants may end up worsening the conditions of your blackheads.

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Give Yourself A Post-Holiday Detox

fybc 28.jpgHappy almost new year! Hopefully, your holiday season was everything that you wished for and you are looking forward to the rest of your year. Feeling very positive about the year ahead but maybe a little guilty about your over-indulgences? Read along for some basic post-Christmas detox tips.

Exfoliate
Exfoliating and dry body brushing are fantastic ways to help to boost circulation and improve the appearance of dulling skin. Both of these methods offer a great vitality boost for neglected skin. Start your first week of detox with a gentle exfoliation mask or face wash every two days, then drop back to once a week as you do not want to damage delicate facial skin. The body, however, can benefit from dry brushing every day. For glowing skin, brush your skin daily, towards the heart, from your feet upwards.

Cleanse

The rich foods and alcohol we consumed of the holidays tend to be more than usual, which means now is the time to cleanse the body of those additional toxins. A great first step is to start each day with a cup or glass of warm pre-boiled, or cold bottled water, with some added lemon juice. This is a fantastic detoxifier and your body will thank you for it! Avoid alcohol and caffeine (if possible) completely for the period of your detox.

Diet

If you haven’t already, give your body a break from heavy, rich or processed foods including red meat and products that contain wheat. Try to keep dairy to a minimum (a probiotic yogurt or eggs). Smoothies and organic vegetable soups provide a great meal alternative to a detox.

Aromatherapy Oils

Patchouli, lemon, juniper, grapefruit or geranium oils are all great for detox. Add 6-8 drops to your bathwater for the best results! It is always a good idea to patch test any oils that you have not previously used before including them in your detox in the event of any sensitivity.

Exercise

Exercise is the best thing you could include in your detox plan. Yoga is a fantastic option for both mind and body and as little as ten minutes in the morning and ten in the evening will help you to remain focused, relaxed and better able to deal with cravings.


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Certain Ingredients For Your Thanksgiving Meal Can Make Your Skin Shine

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Although professional facials are our forte here at FYBC, we are never opposed to a little DIY skin care. In fact, we have put a list together of Thanksgiving Day foods staples that are good for your skin. Who would have thought that your favorite Turkey Day meal is also a facial?

Cranberry

Not only are cranberries high in collagen-building vitamin C, they contain ellagic acid, which helps prevents wrinkles by blocking the formation of an enzyme that breaks down elastic tissue. So, coat your face with it in between meals or eat it with bread. Whichever way you choose to take advantage of the power of these tart berries, you are winning.

Apple

An apple a day keeps the doctor and your dermatologist away. Apple extract is commonly found in anti-aging lotions. Why? Apple contains malic and mandelic acids which reduce skin discoloration and scarring.  

Pumpkin

We have talked about the positive effects of pumpkin before but in case you missed it, here is the scoop on the pumpkin. Pumpkin is a rich source of vitamin A, C, and E and contains essential fatty acids that keep your skin protected from free radicals.

Cinnamon

Just about every Thanksgiving meal contains cinnamon. It’s a wonderful spice that not only tastes amazing but it can improve your skin. Cinnamon helps fight acne by boosting circulation!

Thanksgiving leftovers are your best friend this holiday season. Be sure to try out a few of these ingredients and share your results with us!


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3 Foods to Avoid on a Clear Skin Diet

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Keeping your skin clear can be a challenge. Between weather changes, stress management, and hormones, maintaining clear skin can sometimes feel impossible. What if we told you there was something you could do to better control the clarity of your skin? Well, you are in luck because your diet is a major influence on your skin. Here are 5 acne causing foods to steer clear from this fall.

Dairy

Dairy products are the biggest culprits when it comes to causing acne. If you are breaking out on your neck, chin or jawline, chances are your intake of dairy is to blame. Why dairy? Dairy products increase your body’s release of insulin and other growth hormones.

Bananas

Sugar, in general, is not good for clear skin and bananas are especially high in sugar. Too much sugar leads to inflammation of the skin which often leads to acne and redness. People who remove sugar from their diet oftentimes see a difference in their skin in just one week.

French Fries

The notion that greasy foods cause acne used to be just a myth. However, studies have proven that greasy foods are a direct connection to acne. French fries have a glycemic index of 75 which means it has the ability to drastically change your body’s blood sugar. Elevated blood sugar increases insulin which increases excess oil and skin cell production and leads to clogged pores and breakouts. In addition, the high presence of salt dehydrates your skin.

The cleaner the diet, the clearer your skin will be. To feel great on the inside and outside, avoid these three foods. For more information on ways to keep your skin clean and clear, contact us at Forever Young Body Clinic. Book an appointment with one of our skin care specialists today.


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3 Ways To Add Pumpkin To Your Skin Care Routine

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The transition from the summer heat to brisk fall weather can certainly take a toll on your skin. Although stocking up on a quality moisturizer is beneficial, the key to keeping your skin fresh and healthy may be sitting in your backyard. Autumn is the best time to take advantage of pumpkin and its skincare benefits.

Pumpkins offer the benefits like:

  • Help promote cell turnover
  • Brightens & smooths skin
  • Is a natural source of zinc which fights acne
  • High in fatty acids and vitamin E

Regardless of the skin type you have, pumpkin-based products can help! Here are a few ways to incorporating pumpkin into your fall skincare routine:

1. Pumpkin Spice Body Scrub

Everyone needs a good exfoliant! They are great for getting rid of dry, dead skin and can help bring back a natural glow. However, it is important to moisturize after any scrub.  If you don’t have a moisturizer, simply add a few teaspoons of rich plant oil to your Pumpkin Spice scrub recipe.

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup organic canned pumpkin (or homemade pumpkin puree)
  • Mix sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon together. Mix with pumpkin. Apply to skin and scrub in a circular motion, and rinse.

2. Pumpkin Puree Moisturizer

This moisturizer should be made in small batches because it will get moldy if left unused. It should be stored in the fridge

In a large bowl mix:

  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Store in the fridge and use just like a regular moisturizer!

3. Pumpkin Flesh Facial

It sounds a bit odd, but you can toss pumpkin puree right onto your skin and leave it be for several minutes and be doing some good for your skin.

If you have a little more time, try this facial:

  • 2 tablespoons of canned pumpkin (puréed)
  • 1 tablespoon of soy yogurt or ¼ teaspoon of soy milk
  • ½ teaspoon of brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cranberry juice or
  • ½ teaspoon oatmeal

Since autumn is the season of pumpkin, put it to good use! Try these DIY seasonal skin care treatments and let us know how you like them.


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Tricks To Managing A Breakout At Home

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There are so many DIY skin remedies out there, but it can be tough to know which ones actually work. Here at FYBC, we have tested a few fabulous skin care tips that not only work but can be done in the comfort of your own home. Save your self a trip to the drug store because the ingredients you need for a quick skin care fix are most likely in your cabinets at home. Take control of your skin care once and for all with the help of these tips. 

Sea Salt: Sea salt is an antiseptic, which is why many people notice that their skin clears up after being at the beach. The good news is that you don’t need to spend hours in the ocean to reap the benefits of saltwater. You can simply apply sea salt to your face to remove age spots, acne, and wrinkles.

Try it at home: All you really need to do is add one tablespoon of sea salt to a 16-ounce spray bottle of warm water. Lightly spritz your face with the combination each night and let the salt do its work.

Aspirin and Honey: This combination is perfect with skin irritation and inflammation strikes. Although aspirin is most commonly used for pain, it also reduces external swelling, which means a red, irritated pimple can go from noticeable to hardly visible in a short amount of time. Honey, on the other hand, is a natural antibiotic that can disinfect your pores.

Try it at home: Crush a single aspirin in a bowl and add a small amount of toner to create a paste. Apply the paste to your blemish for around five minutes. Wash it off and then apply honey and leave it on for ten minutes. 

Lemon and Sugar:  This little trick is great if you are dealing with stubborn pores clogged with dirt and oil. This pair targets oily skin! Since lemons are a natural antiseptic and sugar is an exfoliant, this combination will open up your pores and penetrate the skin to fight acne. 

Try it at home: Cut a lemon in half and sprinkle sugar on one of the exposed halves. Apply that to your face each night to remove dead skin. Say goodbye to acne and welcome fresh, glowing skin.


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DIY Beauty Hacks To Try This Weekend

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The weekends are for relaxing and making time for a little TLC. While you’re enjoying your a few days away from the realities of the work week, we have a few fun and luxurious beauty tips that are sure to brighten up your weekend and your complexion. These weekend beauty tips are just a few from our list of DIY favorites.

Make Your Skin Glow: On Sunday night, mix a pinch of turmeric with 2 tablespoons of honey in a small cup. The combination of the turmeric and honey will create a paste that will be applied like a facial mask. Apply the mixture to your face and neck to stimulate blood flow, draw out toxins, lighten dark spots, and kill bacteria. Leave the mixture on your face for 15 minutes for radiant skin all week!

Say Goodbye to Dark Circles: Look for an eye treatment that contains caffeine and keep it in the fridge until you are ready to use it. Cold temperatures (or anything cold for that matter) constrict blood vessels and is simply perfect for reducing under-eye puffiness. Then, the caffeine detoxifies the skin under your eyes and breaks up any baggage. Lightly dab the cream onto your under-eye area as soon as you get out of bed Saturday and Sunday to look more awake on Monday.

Enjoy your weekend but head into the upcoming work week feeling like a glowing goddess. Spent a few moments this weekend caring for and loving yourself.  If you need a little extra something for your skin, book an appointment with us! We offer amazing facials, spray tans and so much more.