No more acne!!!

Victoria Rowe's Hollywood Makeup Tips!

Everyday people ask me, “Why am I breaking out?” This seems to be the number one question from my actors, models, and many other clients. 95% of the time I find out that they’re not moisturizing correctly, Not moisturizing at all, or they are under moisturizing. They think that moisturizer will “break me out “. This couldn’t be farther from the truth.

In a dry and hot climate like Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico the number one cause of acne is DEHYDRATION. Your skin creates extra oil when its water levels are low which causes you to break out because the oil collects on the face and attaches itself to dirt and Bacteria, trapping them in the pores and clogging them turning them into acne. Using a lightweight, oil free Moisturizer or Water-gel can make everything go away. Let me explain.

DRY Skin Creates Oily Skin!!!! For some…

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How should I Cleanse and Moisturize My Face??

Every day people ask me, “What should I use to cleanse my face?”
As if that was going to fix every problem they are having with their skin. If you live in a dry climate like Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico or Utah your Skincare regimin is going to be different than your friends or family who live in southern climates or humid climates Like Florida, the south, the northwest, and the east coast. In a dry climate the most important thing is that you are using extremely hydrating oil free moisturizer and lots of it as I mentioned in my earlier post. Here’s a quick great way to make it simple:

1). Wash your face with a gentle exfoliator such as philosophy’s microdelivery cleanser Or yes to blueberries exfoliating cleanser.

2). Use this with warm water and a spin brush like a Clarisonic at least once a day, Preferably at the end of the day so that it cleans off all of your dirt, bacteria, Dead skin, and makeup.

Avoid anything from Clean And Clear, Clearasil, or Proactive in a dry climate. These types of cleansers contain alcohol, benzoyl peroxide, and harsh ingredients that will only dry your skin out, triggering your face to shoot out more oil and thus creating more acne!!! It’s true, Over-the-counter acne medicines can create more acne in a dry climate because it is stealing from your skin’s water level. Your skin has to have most of it filled up with water in order to be healthy and not dry or oily. Your skin shoots out oil when it’s too dehydrated as an emergency sprinkler system. That’s why the best way to cleanse is with a gentle Microdermabrasion cleanser containing gentle beads like rice beads (Not St. Ives apricot cleanser!-Too harsh! ) and a spin brush with warm water.

So remember the best way to keep your skin healthy and clean and clear is to use gentle exfoliation every day along with times of hydration and a great moisturizer, Preferably with organic ingredients and without parabens or other known toxins and chemicals like Alba botanicals Green tea and aloe oil free moisturizer ($14.99 at Target).

Love, peace and makeup, Victoria

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No more acne!!!-For Southern California and other Dry Climates

Everyday people ask me, “Why am I breaking out?” This seems to be the number one question from my actors, models, and many other clients. 95% of the time I find out that they’re not moisturizing correctly, Not moisturizing at all, or they are under moisturizing. They think that moisturizer will “break me out “. This couldn’t be farther from the truth.

In a dry and hot climate like Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico the number one cause of acne is DEHYDRATION. Your skin creates extra oil when its water levels are low which causes you to break out because the oil collects on the face and attaches itself to dirt and Bacteria, trapping them in the pores and clogging them turning them into acne. Using a lightweight, oil free Moisturizer or Water-gel can make everything go away. Let me explain.

DRY Skin Creates Oily Skin!!!! For some reason, mostly a result of marketing by major skincare companies and make up companies as well as many dermatologists, people tend to believe that Moisturizers are “BAD” if they have oily skin. Actually the truth is the exact opposite: The reality is that your skin has to be completely hydrated-about 72 to 80% full of water in order to be pH balanced, meaning normal. If you don’t moisturize or if you dry your skin out with acne products, antiacne treatments, Proactive, Clearasil, Clean and Clear, antibiotics, Retinols, and Anything with Benzoyl peroxide or alcohol, skin will fight you back by shooting out more oil creating more acne. It’s a terrible cycle to get stuck in, but you can fix it!

What to use for moisturizer??? My favorite is a big scoop of ALBA oil free green tea and aloe moisturizer, only $14.99 at Target! I say a big scoop because you can’t just dot it on, use a generous scoop and let it soak in for a minute, filling up that skin with the water it needs to stay soft and dry and not get oily. Another really great one is “take a deep breath” by Philosophy. I’m not a fan of hope in a jar think it’s too heavy for a lot of people, but this new blue oxygen Water gelis amazing give it a try! Remember to give your skin about three to five minutes to soak up a big chunk of moisturizer, you’ll be happy you did because your skin will stay nicer throughout the day.

Stay away from drugstore products like Oil of Olay, Neutrogena, users and the like. What’s wrong with them? Well they have waxes and heavy fillers that tend to clog your skin as well, not to mention some of these products contain or have contained toxic preservatives like parabens, BHT, and formaldehyde. Just because it says oil free it doesn’t always mean it’s the best. Stick to lightweight water gels and organic products For the best result. There are even organic labeled products that contain parabens so make sure you read the label.

Your skin should always feel damp and comfortable, never tight and dry before you put on makeup. Then top that with a dime size drop of Pop Beauty’s Face Magnet Primer with caffeine to shrink up those pores, keeping oil and dirt out ($26 at Ulta and Ulta.com) and you’re ready for gorgeous looking makeup application!

Love, Victoria:)

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