LEARN HOW TO SAFELY & EFFECTIVELY USE AN ACNE TOOL KIT WITH THESE EASY TIPS:

by Christina in ,


HAVE YOU EVER STRUGGLED WITH ACNE?!

I came across some information recently that I found to be very staggering: according to the NIH or National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases, an estimated 80% of all people that are between the ages of 11 & 30 years old, will have breakouts at some point in their lives. The Mayo Clinic advises that there are more than 3 million cases of acne a year in the United States!

If you've ever struggled with blemishes, breakouts, and keeping clear skin in general...you are DEF not alone- these unfortunate statistics show that quite well. There is some light at the end of the tunnel though for many and it often begins with how you cleanse you face and what products you are using. Pick a main concern- for me it's acne; find a cleanser that is void of harsh cleansing agents and stick with natural and organic ingredients. Try washing your face in the morning when you get up and before you go to bed.

Apply an acne treatment gel to the areas that you are prone to breaking out or might currently have a blemish. If all else fails, there's also another solution that if done properly and safely can eliminate pesky pimples and other blemishes that have already made a surprise visit! Check out The Beauty Closet's awesome guide and tips on how to utilize this vital skincare tool kit below:



From LEFT to RIGHT: Double-ended blackhead extractor, Double-ended Whitehead Extractor & Needle, Double-ended whitehead extractor & Comedone Extractor.

From LEFT to RIGHT:

Double-ended blackhead extractor,

Double-ended Whitehead Extractor & Needle,

Double-ended whitehead extractor & Comedone Extractor.

BLEMISH KIT BASICS:

Start with a simple kit! Go for a tool kit that has the basics, but doesn't go overboard. It's easy to get carried away and harm your skin if you aren't careful- I would advise not to over-complicate things by snagging a kit that has more tools than you know what to do with! Complete Skin Solutions offers one- the 3pc Comedone Extractor Kit, that costs ONLY $7 at amazon.com with Prime Membership! :0

This 3-piece kit has everything you need, without spending tons of cash to do it :Make sure to check out my review of this fantastic find below! As for the basic tools, you will want to make sure you have at least: a comedone extractor, a needle, blackhead extractor [sizes available: double, single, & fine], & a whitehead lancet. 



ACNE KIT TIPS & TRICKS:

  1. Begin with a clean face- use a clarifying cleanser that's gentle and also has antimicrobial properties to ensure your skin is disinfected and properly cleaned!
  2. Disinfect your tools BEFORE and AFTER you begin! This is CRUCIAL! You don't want to end up with secondary bacterial infections due to non-clean tool usage :/
  3. I highly recommend beginning the process immediately following a warm to quick hot shower or steaming your face over some water boiling in a pot for up to 5 minutes. This opens up pores and allows for blemishes to be removed MUCH easier ;)
  4. The best way to utilize the extractor tools, is to gently press on one side and then slide the tool across and over the blemish to pull it out. It's similar to the motion of slicing butter on your toast [yes...yuck!] :p
  5. Avoid doing this before going out for a nice dinner for example or first thing in the am. before you head out for the day/to work/school,etc. You may get some skin irritation and/or redness when doing this, which is why I choose to do it at night before I go to bed. 
  6. Don't overdo it! It's super easy to do, but try not to go overboard. If a blemish seems reluctant to extract, don't keep trying or force it. You will only cause more harm than good! 
  7. Stick with quality, stainless tools that won't rust and can take wear and tear. You must disinfect the tools every time you use them and this will cause the cheaper, less-quality  kits to start to rust & become damaged. 


THE BEAUTY CLOSET RECOMMENDS:

 

Complete Skin Solutions

3 pc. Blackhead & Blemish Extractor Kit

$7

There are times when I stray away from inexpensive products and it's mostly due to quality. With cheaper pricing, there often comes with it a more inexpensive materials and the craftsmanship is not always there. That is of course, not necessarily the case in all situations! Sometimes it takes a bit of hunting, but you can score quality beauty items at decent pricing ;)

This is DEF one of those cases and why this 3pc. Blackhead & Blemish Kit from Complete Skin Solutions is one of my top picks of the year! Not only does this kit exemplify excellent quality, but it's easy to use and inexpensive- plus it has the perfect set that includes all the right tools to get you started.

The pink felt case makes keeping the set together a cinch and has a clear snap-on cover that keeps them clean and all into place. Each tool is well-made and won't warp or bend- even with decent pressure or at different angles. If you've been seeking a great beauty tool to add to your skincare routine that won't cost you and arm-and-a-leg, this is the kit for you :) 


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KEEP SKIN RADIANT & HEALTHY EVEN DURING THE WINTER WITH MASLINIC ACID + BONUS RECOMMENDED PRODUCT FROM dr.brandt skincare:

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EVER HEARD OF MASLINIC ACID?!

I'd actually heard of this unique compound, but I didn't know all that much about it- I'd seen the ingredient in a few skincare products & a couple of cosmetics and I knew that it had promising anti-aging results. In regards to what it actually is and all that it has to offer, there's quite a bit more you may want to know. That's where I come in ;) For starters, Maslinic Acid is a compound that comes from dry olive-pomace oil [or orujo]- which is basically a skin wax derived from olives and therefore a byproduct of the olive oil extraction process as well.

It is a very stable ingredient that provides shelf-life and stability of at least 2 years; it's shown very promising research in the possible prevention of the spread of HIV. The reason being, is that the compound stops the replication of the primary HIV-1 virus and that's good news on fighting the battle against the disease! Although this is awesome for the medical world, there are some benefits in the beauty world too :)

As a powerful antioxidant, maslinic acid provides free radical fighting properties that aid in protecting and repair skin by deeply penetrating the dermal layers. Maslinic acid is also wonderful at preventing future breakouts and healing those that have already occurred. Want to even skin tone, leaving a beautiful glow in it's place? Maslinc acid is a great compound for addressing those issues as well!  All-in-all, this ingredient really does deliver and it's no surprise- being that it comes from a natural source such as an olive. 



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THE BEAUTY CLOSET RECOMMENDS:

 

Key Ingredients: Ruby Crystal Complex - Illuminates skin, promoting radiance by transforming external light into an energy source for skin cells to deliver a healthy glowing complexion. Diffuses light to minimize the look of lines and wrinkles. Hydra-Balance - Regulates water flow through cell membranes, balancing skin�s natural hydro content. Prevents dehydration. Oliveactive (Maslinic Acid) - Counteracts inflammation to help reduce redness & irritation while protecting skin against oxidative stress. Retinol - Increases cellular renewal rate, making skin appear softer and feel noticeably smoother.

Key Ingredients:

Ruby Crystal Complex - Illuminates skin, promoting radiance by transforming external light into an energy source for skin cells to deliver a healthy glowing complexion. Diffuses light to minimize the look of lines and wrinkles.

Hydra-Balance - Regulates water flow through cell membranes, balancing skin�s natural hydro content. Prevents dehydration.

Oliveactive (Maslinic Acid) - Counteracts inflammation to help reduce redness & irritation while protecting skin against oxidative stress.

Retinol - Increases cellular renewal rate, making skin appear softer and feel noticeably smoother.

 

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ruby crystal retinol hydracreme

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This is one of my personal FAV's right now and I've started using it every day since it arrived! It's just what I was looking for in a brightening serum that I can use daily and get real results. This Ruby Crystal Retinol Hydracreme is just what I expected it to be: immediate and long-term effectiveness with quality ingredients. I'm not all that surprised though that I ended up loving this one from the get-go, as I've really liked every dr.brandt skincare item I've given a chance. If you've been seeking the your next go-to skincare line, dr.brandt is definitely the way to go.

I will admit that the pricing is not always the lowest, but the age-old motto: "You get what you pay for" really does apply here! Plus, all of this brand's products come well-stocked which means you get a good amount of product that will last a while...even with frequent application. From the first time I used Glow I could see a fantastic radiance with my skin immediately following application and that's due to the Ruby Crystal Complex , Maslinic Acid, and Retinol.

Continued usage after just a few days will show rejuvenated, glowing skin that's smooth, soft, and noticeably healthier. The packaging is well-designed so it's super easy to get out just the right amount of product without wasting it. It doesn't take near as much product as you may think either; the formula is light and whipped-yet spreads well and goes on smoothly. I would highly recommend this product for any skin type or age- this is a product that anyone can benefit from :) 


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