It is a truth universally acknowledged that every celebrity will, when asked about their glowing skin,respond by saying they just drink a lot of water. Or get a lot of sleep. Or do yoga three times a daywhile eating spinach and listening to Gregorian chants. So when Jessica Alba began talking candidlyabout her zits—yes, even the incredibly perfect-seeming Alba gets acne—in a recently interview, alongwith the products she uses to combat her breakouts, we perked up, listened, and thanked the heavensfor getting some legit Hollywood advice for once
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“When I wake up with a pimple, I immediately scream,” said Alba to PeopleStyle in an interview about her skin-care routine. This was, of course, after she credited her good skin to coconut water, and her avoidance of all deliciously fried and sugared foods. But if a pimple still pops up, Alba admits that she’ll—get ready for it—pop it. (STARS! They’re just like us!) After getting rid of the whitehead, the actress says she’ll dab salicylic acid over the blemish (we like Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel)before using blue-light therapy to alleviate redness.
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Sick Of Pimples? Follow These Zits Tips.
Zits (Pimples) is an unsightly sign of unhealthy skin. There are various factors that lead to unhealthyskin, but the good news is, there are many remedies. And the even better news is, many remedies canbe prepared, frugally, right at home, with things that we already have. Acne care does not have tobe expensive.
Aside from regulating water intake to control pimples, you should regulate your food intake as well. Eat less red meat and dairy to prevent more waste that can lead to acne, due to digesting high protein foods.Eat less sugar to prevent an insulin surge that may cause increased sebum production, which leads to acne bacteria growth. Increase your intake of fruits and vegetables that are high in fiber to help rid your body of waste that can result in pimples.
To get rid of a noticeable zit faster, you can apply baking soda or toothpaste containing baking soda on it.Leave this paste overnight on your skin: it might burn at first but it will help your zit develop faster.Make sure you thoroughly clean your skin the next day.
Another great way to treat breakouts is to save your used chamomile tea bags and apply them to problem areas your face. They will help soothe and control zits. This is a great way to treat acne as it's cheap, natural and effective, and you are using something you likely already have at home.
OK, sounds like mumbo jumbo, right? But red and blue lights really do help combat inflammation, oily skin, and acne by targeting and killing acne-causing bacteria. And though Alba’s blue-light of choice retails for $1,800(she’s posted somewhat terrifying Instagram photos of herself wearing the Shani Darden Deesse Premium LED Mask),you can still get pretty similar results at home (yes, really) with the Silk’n Blue, which won’t totally kill your savings account at $150.
If you do make like Alba and jump on the blue-light trend, make sure to power up the mask every other day to really reap the acne-killing benefits. And also make sure to take a bomb-ass Insta photo of yourself while wearing it to make everything think you’re basically a celebrity. That’s the whole point, right? Right.