What You Need to Know About Caring for Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin can be a literal pain in the neck. While dealing with ugly breakouts, blemishes, rashes, dry patches, and other visual signs of sensitivity is bad enough, sometimes these reactions can physically hurt, too!

It is essential that you properly diagnose your sensitivities, learn which products cause reactions and which ones work for you, and figure out how to interpret ingredient lists on the back of the bottles of products to avoid provoking a reaction.

It is important to know that sensitive skin isn’t a life sentence. Many people can grow out of or into sensitive skin, or it can be the result of using a particular product that once discontinued, will remedy itself. It can also be seasonal. Many people suffer from sensitive skin in the wintertime when harsh temperatures, blustery winds, and dry indoor air combine to wreak havoc on your skin.

Typical signs of sensitive skin are areas of redness, dryness, blemishes, rashes, flakiness, and breakouts. While everyone’s skin and skin conditions are different, there are some usual suspects when it comes to ingredients that tend to cause or provoke sensitivity. Fragrance is a top culprit, as are alcohol, sodium lauryl sulfate, isopropyl myristate, isopropyl isostearate, menthol, camphor, and peppermint.

If you are suffering from sensitive skin and are in need of a cure, consider the skin care treatment options from Jolie Vie Aesthetics. We work with you to help you achieve whole-body health and wellness and improve the appearance of your skin.

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5 Ways Your Pillow May Be Ruining Your Beauty Routine

Do you ever wonder if there are evil fairies doing damage to your skin and hair while you sleep? Where did that pimple come from? How did your hair become a frizzy, fried mess overnight? What could be causing these unwanted skin and hair conditions in only a few hours? What is happening while you sleep?

While we’re pretty sure there are no evil fairies, it is more likely your pillow and pillowcase that is to blame for your blemished skin and unruly hair. Here are some of the scary conditions that your pillowcase might be contributing to while you sleep:

1. Premature wrinkles from sleeping on stiff cotton pillows and pillowcases

2. Dry skin and hair from cotton pillowcases wicking moisture away while you snooze

3. Hair frizz and breakage from friction caused by your cotton pillowcase during the night

4. Under-eye bags from pooling fluid due to sleeping on a too-flat pillow

5. Breakouts on your skin from resting your face on a pillowcase coated with sweat, dirt, and grime from your hair and skin

So what’s the solution? Switching to a silk or satin pillowcase can help, as well as washing your pillowcase regularly and sleeping on a fluffier or slightly elevated pillow can work as well.

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Can the Ketogenic Diet Cause Breakouts and Other Skin Problems?

By now, you’ve probably heard of the super-trendy ketogenic diet that proclaims to help you lose weight, eat cleaner, and make you feel overall healthier and have more energy. But is there any truth to the claim that eating keto can cause breakouts or other skin problems?

Some of the main identifying features of the keto diet is a slew of healthy fats such as avocado, coconut oil, salmon, and raw nuts. And while there’s no denying that chowing down on these fats provide tons of energy and mood-boosting qualities, can consuming too much fat wreak havoc on your body or your complexion?


There is growing evidence linking diet and skin condition, especially when relating to dairy products or high glycemic index foods. Though there isn’t much research to support the notion that high quantities of fat can cause breakouts, the anecdotal evidence is building up, and the dermatologists and other doctors who are treating patients for these skin woes can confirm.

When the body consumes too much fat, it can congest the liver and cause gut imbalances which can show up visibly on the skin in the form of dullness, oiliness, and pimples. Because of this, it’s important to make sure everything you are consuming, even so-called health foods is done in moderation.

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Do You Suffer From Skin Fatigue?

We don’t always have time to perform our 12-step skin care regimen every evening, and like everyone else, we sometimes cut corners on our ideal diet and getting enough sleep each night. And while you can get away with these habits once in a while, do them too often and your skin will show the effects.

Just like any other part of your body that isn’t getting the care it needs, your skin can become fatigued, too. Adding together hectic lifestyles, overworking, less-than-stellar diets, and exposure to environmental toxins, your skin ends up looking and feeling tired and troubled. The combination of these diet and lifestyle factors can create a stress-heavy environment which causes your body to produce excess cortisol which can affect blood flow in your body and damage the youthful collagen in your skin.

 

Fatigue often shows itself in the form of dull, dry skin, larger pores, and an overall tired appearance. If you find your skin suffers from these conditions, it may be a sign your skin is trying to tell you something. Even slight changes to your diet and lifestyle habits can improve your skin’s quality.

If your skin condition doesn’t improve, you might benefit from a skincare service such as Botox, laser treatment, or other rejuvenation procedure.

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13 Surprising Reasons You Keep Breaking Out

When it comes to acne, many of us thought that once we passed our teen years, those days were over. But unfortunately, many people are finding they are still suffering from acne well into adulthood.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, between 40 and 50 million Americans suffer from acne. The primary culprits of this condition are blocked hair follicles, overproduction of oil, and bacteria growth inside hair follicles. Hormones can also play a role in the way your body reacts to these conditions. And of course, there are daily habits that we have that contribute to the appearance of acne.

 

Here are some of the most common triggers of acne that we can prevent by changing our habits.

1. Using products that contain pore-clogging ingredients

2. Going overboard with the spot treatments

3. Eating too many spicy foods

4. Washing your hair with products that wreak havoc on your skin

5. Scrubbing your skin way too hard

6. Making out with a guy who has a beard

7. Smoking cigarettes

8. Constantly picking at your pimples

9. Not having a method for properly releasing pent-up stress

10. Washing your clothes with the wrong detergent

11. Wearing a lot of hats or constantly touching your face

12. Skipping the shower and not washing your face and body after you work out

13. Lying out in the sun or going tanning

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