Skincare Tips

How-To: Get Rid of Acne

We’ve all had acne at least one time in our life. Because of this, we all understand the stress and complications of trying to get rid of acne or cover it up. I’m sure if you are reading this, than you have no doubt searched all over for the answers simply too come up with nothing except empty promises.


But, having suffered from and acne problem at one time myself, I have found a way to defeat acne and let my true skin shine! Now I am going to show you!

This is a 3 step plan for anybody with acne. No matter how bad or how minor. For maximum results, do not skip any steps!

1. Face Wash

First, you need to find a face wash that is right for you. You do not have to buy the most expensive product to get the best results! Some of the best facial cleansers are at your nearest drugstore. If you have sensitive skin, make sure your face wash is gentle. Make sure that you are not using body wash or pure soap!

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These products were not made especially for your face so they will not be as affective and they will irritate your skin! Once you find a face wash that is right for you, make sure you wash your face very thoroughly two times a day. When you wash, make sure you apply soap and rinse two times.

2. Hydrate.

This step is very important! A lot of acne treatments and even acne face washes dry out your skin. So make sure you do not just put lotion on your face. Make sure you drink eight cups of water a day! This will help a lot more than just your skin as well!

3. Spot!

The best thing to get rid of acne is spot treatment! And you do not have to order Proactiv to get results! There is a drugstore brand called OXY that I recommend very much. It is only five dollars or less and works very well over night!


OXY also sells a face wash specifically for acne. I also recommend this from personal use. I have used OXY and have seen amazing results! But you can choose any spot treatment for acne that you want.

If you follow these three rules, you will see your acne vanishing in no time at all!

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I’m Saving Over $500 a Year on Skin Care

I expect that your jaw is probably already on the floor at the mere thought of someone spending $500 a year on skincare products, let alone saving $500 a year on such a vain expense. However, you’d be surprised at some of the confessionals I have read when it comes to the fairer sex and what we spend on skin care products each month and each year.

In fact, it’s not uncommon for many women to drop $400 a month, or even $4,500 a year to feed their own egos — I mean, egos get hungry — when it comes to all things beautiful skin and anti-aging.

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So what do I spend and how much do I save?

On average, I spend no more than $60 a month on skin care products — post savings. This includes my anti-aging eye cream, argon oil, chemical peels, neutralizers, microdermabrasion (home treatment), tinted day creams, night cream and a healthy helping of vitamin E — because if you want beautiful skin, you need to start from the inside out.

And I’m not just throwing money at cheap, quick and dirty drug store solutions either, I’m investing in the good stuff. Now, I’ll bet you will want to know how I save as much as I do, spend so little and still have great skin. Well, hold on to your hats, because the way I do this might just blow your mind.

Shopping Portals

If you are a self-professed diva like me, you need to use a shopping portal. My ‘weapon of choice’ is E-bates. I can shop CVS, Sephora, Walgreens, Avon, Clinique, Wal-mart and even dot com titan from the comfort of my pajamas on a Sunday morning and get deals and discounts galore.

First, I look for the free shipping options, then I evaluate which stores have the best prices and who just happens to be offering the highest cash back amount that day. For example, when I was buying my argon oil, Sephora had it for $48, and was offering 12 percent cash back, whereas was offering the same product for $14.99 with 4.5 percent cash back.

Obviously, Amazon bargain basement price and cash back won hands down. By rinsing and repeating this strategy, I save big all the time, on things I’d be buying anyway.


Even More Cash Back

When I pay for my purchases, I use my cash back credit card, which pays me two to five percent cash back on each and every purchase I make. Then, I pay off that cash back credit card by calling in a payment with my cash back debit card — which pays me two percent cash back.

All in all, I earn massive amounts of cash back rewards between these three methods each month, serving up some big skin care savings and a big smile from me.

Whether you’re a Philosophy junkie, a Clinique disciple or an apostle for Avon, everyone likes saving money, and now that you know how I do it, you can do it too.

What’s your skin care savings style?

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A Review of Obagi Rosaclear Gentle Skin Cleanser

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin condition that afflicts many fair-skinned people. Symptoms include a flushed face, pimples, burning or stinging when applying lotions or medicines to the skin, tiny red veins on the surface of the face and dry, red, irritated eyes.

It is important to see a dermatologist for medical treatment of this skin condition. There are a number of things that can trigger rosacea flare-ups. This includes exposure to sun, heat and exercise, as well as some foods and drinks.

Red Veins

Rosaclear by Obagi

I’ve been living with rosacea for a number of years and am always on the lookout for skin care products that help with this condition. Rosacea cannot be cured but it can be treated. I recently found a very gentle skin cleanser that will not dry or irritate my delicate skin.

This cleanser, Rosaclear Gentle Cleanser is made by Obagi and is part of their Rosaclear collection of skin care products.

I have been using this product for six months and have found it to be very effective at easily and gently removing make-up, even stubborn eye make-up. This product works well and never dries my skin.

The cleanser also calms inflammation associated with rosacea, reduces redness and blemishes as it hydrates the skin. It is also non-comedogenic

Not only is this product excellent, it is also inexpensive to use. The cost online at Amazon is only $13.50 and because it takes such a small amount of product to do the job, a 6.7 ounce bottle will last a very long time. I purchased my bottle of skin cleanser 6 months ago and have used only half a bottle so far.


Other Rosaclear Products

Obagi makes a complete line of skin care products just for the control of rosacea. I have used both the Skin Cleanser and the Hydrating Complexion Corrector. They also offer Skin Balancing Sun Protection with SPF 30.