Back to School: Dealing with Acne

You may be new to acne, or perhaps you have been dealing with it for years. Whatever your circumstances, don’t let your acne destroy your confidence. Heading back to school after summer vacation, may be the most challenging time of year for those with acne. The new school year comes along with seeing old friends and meeting new people, and you may not feel your best if you are breaking out. In many cases, others don’t even notice the zits you are obsessing over (chances are- they are obsessing over their own skin)! It may seem like a tall order, but try following these tips to boost your confidence and avoid feeling alienated when your skin has got you down. Don’t stare at that zit in the mirror. Don’t tell other people to look at it. Wear bright lipstick. Wear a crazy outfit. Remind yourself that no one else can see it. Don’t touch it! You will only make it more red! Be positive! That zit will heal soon- don’t let it ruin your day. Don’t let it hold you back, get out there and keep living your life. Don’t stress. Your skin knows when you are stressed. Flaunt what you got. Wear your favorite outfit, or buy a something new you love. Join an acne support group online. Hang out with people who make you feel good. Keep up your determination. Your skin is always regenerating and it WILL heal! Accept who are. Give someone else a compliment. Making someone else feel good, will make YOU feel good. Participate in a hobby you enjoy. Don’t let a zit...

Capsaicin for Skin: What You Should Know

Believe it or not, but hot peppers have healing properties. Capsaicin found in hot peppers is used in a number of topical skin treatments, as it can relieve pain. In fact, we use capsaicin in our ThatZit! formula. View image | gettyimages.com   Before you get too excited, it is important to know that capsaicin can be just as dangerous as it is healthy. This week, we want to point out a few pieces of information that you should know about capsaicin. We’re here to educate! #1: Capsaicin is an active component of chili peppers, which makes it more of an irritant than a healer. It is used to produce a burning sensation. Too much of this can irritate a condition further! It is important to always use a low dose. NOTE: Aidance products only incorporate a tiny amount of this ingredient, as it can cause a burning sensation in large doses, and carefully blend it with soothing moisturizers. #2: Capsaicin is known to temporarily relieve pain on the skin’s surface by blocking the sensation of substance P, a chemical that carries pain messages to the brain. #3: Capsaicin has been known to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, muscle pain, joint pain, and more. #4: Capsaicin must be handled and used carefully, as it can cause burning to areas that you do not intend it to. For example, keep it away from your eyes and other sensitive areas of your body. #5: Capsaicin is not for everyone. It is important to speak with a medical professional before you use capsaicin on your condition. To learn more about...

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