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So, while your son has been dreaming of baseball, hockey and leaving earth for another galaxy with his imaginary pet Zibbit, adulthood has been sneaking up on him (and you).
Now he is right at the edge of puberty and you realize that there are questions that you must answer as his body strives to reach adulthood. Remember, you are his best resource for answers, but take a breath, there is help.
The beginning of puberty is shaped by many factors from genetics to environmental, and is usually marked by the beginning of changes to the body. There is a wide range of ages when a child may begin puberty; boys usually start between the ages of 11 and 12 and then continue to the ages of 16 to 18.
Your son will go through many changes during this time; most will be mysterious, some will be alarming and all will be embarrassing to a degree for both you and your boy. It’s best and most comfortable for your young adult to hear about this life changing process from you, but where do you start and how do you respond when he begins to ask questions?
There have been hundreds of books written to aid in answering those questions. Here are just a few places to get you started.
- Libraries – Your local library is an enormous resource for you and will give you access to books and articles written for many stages of understanding, from the basics that would be easy for a younger boy to understand, right up to information targeting the teenager. Most will also give you access to many e-books on the subject.
- Bookstores – Most towns have one or the other of the major book chain stores, but don’t rule out the smaller used book shops. They usually have an interesting self-help or health section.
- Your doctor or the school counselor can be great sources for which books are recommended for your son’s age group and where to find them. Don’t forget your boy’s sports coach, as well.
There are various websites available to you, such as:
- Boys and Puberty from the site – KidsHealth by The Nemours Foundation.
- Puberty from the site – YoungMen’sHealth by The Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital.
- Puberty: Changes for Males from the site - SutterHealth by the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
Growth Spurts – About 25% of growth in height occurs during puberty.
- During puberty, boys grow an average of 11 inches and can gain up to 65 pounds.
- They seem to grow out of clothes and shoes at an alarming rate.
- An eating machine now lives at your house.
- You hear all about strange pains in different places.
Moods – Yes, boys do suffer from Mood Swings – batter up!
- Your son lacks the emotional development to fully control his moods, so he will express exactly what he’s feeling when he’s feeling it and not realize it may be hurtful.
- He doesn’t really hate you and the outbursts of anger will eventually ease up.
- Yes, the sweet, reasonable, loving child really is still in there somewhere.
- Changes in hormones are causing this sweet little person to imitate The Incredible Hulk (“You won’t like me when I’m angry...”).
Acne – Seems to be a rite of passage - Discover more here about proactive plus for help!
- Acne is so common that it's considered a normal part of growing up and 8 out of 10 young adults experience it.
- Unfortunately, we are judged by appearance and your child is very sensitive to this.
- If you had acne, your son will probably experience it as well.
- Hormonal changes, stress and diet to some degree are all contributing factors.
Peer Pressure – How to talk to your young man about Peer Pressure.
- Getting the balance right between being himself and fitting in with his group will tell how well he is coping with his peers.
- Peer pressure isn’t always a bad thing; it can keep your boy out of troubled just as well as it can push him into trouble.
- Bullying and Cyberbullying are common and very hurtful and your child could either be a bully or be the target of a bully.
- If your son’s group of friends appears to have changed it may signal a shift in peer group allegiance and may be a cause for concern.
So, here you are - the proud parent of a moody, pimply, rapidly growing eating machine. You know what it’s like because you were through it all yourself, but don’t tell him that. He won’t believe you because how could anyone who grew up before the age of hi-tech computer games and cell phones possibly know what he is going through right NOW!
It is never too early to start taking good care of your skin. My daughters are both in their early twenties, and I have taught them the importance of proper skin care. At my age, I am using anti-aging products, but my daughters need an entirely different range of products for their younger skin.
Higher Education Skincare was developed specifically for the Gen Z and Millennial age group as a clean, cruelty free, education-centric line with high quality dermatologist-approved products.
Teenagers and young adults have different skin issues than more mature skin, like mine. Those with younger skin are not yet dealing with wrinkles, lines and loss of firmness, but the right skincare regimen can help to maintain healthy skin for a lifetime.
Higher Education Skincare's products align with one of the core essential skincare categories: cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate, treat or protect and when used daily help correct a variety of skin conditions such as acne, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, sun damage, dryness and sensitivity.
I received samples of HigherEducation Skincare to review for my daughters. Below is a description of each one.
Pre Req Foaming Cleanser delivers an invigorating gentle foaming cleanser for normal to oily and combination skin that cleans impurities and removes excess oil while removing all traces of makeup. Exfoliates without stripping the skin of essential moisture. Tea Tree Oil provides benefits for skin that is prone to breakouts. Skin feels clean and refreshed.
Grinding Away Skin Polishing Scrub is a gentle, luxurious scrub that removes dead skin cells, improves skin texture, and helps to clear clogged pores. Your complexion can appear smoother, brighter, and more even in color.
Easy A 30 Exfoliating Pads help remove dead skin cells, replenish moisture, and visibly minimize pore size. Skin looks vibrant, smooth, and refreshed. Skin never feels dehydrated.
Cram Session Vitamin Infused Hydrating Lotion is a lightweight, off-white hydrating lotion is a daily antioxidant, loaded with vitamins A, C and E, that protects skin by limiting the production of free radicals which can cause cell degradation over time. Added melanin helps protect the skin from damaging blue light emitted from digital devices, the sun, and other sources. Plant extracts and peptides help restore skin hydration and resilience.
Spring Break SPF 30 is an oil-free sunscreen with sheer solar protection defends against prolonged skin damage from UV light and environmental assaults that cause skin to age faster. Microfine zinc offers broad spectrum physical sunscreen protection from both UVA (the aging rays) and UVB (the burning rays) and leaves the skin feeling silky soft. Contains aloe vera and super antioxidants to help soothe and balance the skin. Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores), fragrance-free, and safe for sensitive skin.
For more information go to: https://www.highereducationskincare.com
If acne breakouts are still pestering you even though it's been years since you had to cram for a mid-term or final, you're not alone. According to the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology 54% of women 25 and older experience adult acne.
One powerful natural ingredient that hasn't been widely promoted to treat this annoying issue is black cumin seed oil, which is the main ingredient in Zaman Skincare's new Sleeping Beauty Serum.
Completely different from the cumin you cook with, this cumin comes from a plant called Nigella sativa. An antibacterial beast, black cumin seed oil helps eradicate acne since it's bacteria that exacerbates pimples in the first place. It's also rich in anti-inflammatory properties and contains high amounts of thymoquinone, which helps heal acne and acne lesions.
Why else is black cumin seed oil an amazing pimple popping preventer? It's one of the richest oils on earth comprised of over 100 valuable chemicals elements, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals including the nutritional powerhouse Zinc.
Remember, the skin is the last organ in the body to receive any nutrients we take internally, so its important to supplement topically with skincare. Many practitioners suggest taking a Zinc supplement if you’re acne-prone, so black cumin seed oil is a great way to also treat your skin topically.
Zaman Sleeping Beauty Serum is a blend of Cumin Seed and Organic Vitamin C. While the Black Cumin Seed acts as an anti-inflammatory to prevent and heal acne, the Vitamin C helps reduce the appearance of pores and wrinkles, while visibly improving the signs of premature aging, including fine lines, uneven texture, age spots, dryness, and dullness.
I was given the chance to review Zaman Sleeping Beauty Serum and I am completely in awe of it. (I don't tend to break out much, except around my time of the month.) Regardless, I wanted to try this beauty serum due to the fact that I love products that are designed to use while I am asleep. I first tried this product about two weeks ago, after cleansing my face at night. After I applied it, (to my face and neck) it appeared to be very greasy! I was worried for a moment, but my worries quickly subsided after about ten minutes when the serum completely absorbed into my skin. It was not the least bit oily or greasy.
I was amazed at how nicely hydrated my skin felt. I did not even feel the need to apply any additional nightly moisturizing cream. My skin rarely feels this soft with the use of only one product. I awoke to perfectly supple skin that looked very well rested and extremely healthy.
Along with Zaman Sleeping Beauty Serum, I was given the opportunity to try out Zaman Skincare's Rise & Shine Serum. I use this serum on my face and neck after cleansing in the morning, before applying my usual makeup. I was immediately in love with this amazing formula. It creates the most perfect primer for my foundation! The serum absorbs completely into my skin, and I am able to feel a very nice tightening effect. It also supplies my skin with the daily dose of moisture it needs without a hint of oil or grease.
I am not kidding, my skin looks so much younger after using this serum for a couple of weeks now. I really cannot even see any wrinkles or lines on my face.
Rise & Shine Moisturizing Serum is a highly effective formula that noticeably penetrates the deep layer of the dermis, to effectively repair damaged skin while visibly enhancing collagen and promoting elastin production. This scientific formula is geared towards helping tighten and smooth fine lines, wrinkles while delivering radiant moisturized skin.
Available for $80 on Zamanskincare.com, Amazon.com and Ahalife.com.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Confidence comes when you look and feel good. There is something to be said about having clear skin and putting your best face forward (definitely a confidence booster). In need of skincare products to help you get there? Bioré Skincare has you covered with a variety of products to help you achieve that #flawless complexion you have been dreaming of. Oh, and National Youth Confidence Day is coming up on October 20th —the perfect excuse to test out these efficacious skincare products that so many teens and young adults turn to.
Achieve clearer skin in just two days with Bioré Baking Soda Acne Cleansing Foam. The foamy formula is fun to use and an effective cleanser. The cleansing foam is made for combination skin, gently removing daily surface dirt and oil to achieve a deep clean without over cleansing or stripping skin of its moisture . The thick, rich foam formula is like washing your face with a cloud—Baking Soda cleansing agents deep clean pores while Salicylic Acid treats and prevents breakouts, ensuring your face looks as clean and clear as it feels. ($6.49; available at all mass retailers and drugstores nation-wide.)
Melt away the stress (and dirt and oil) with Bioré Charcoal Self Heating One Minute Mask. Infused with natural charcoal, the mask opens pores and draws out and dissolves 2.5 times more dirt, oil, and surface toxins than a basic cleanser. It finishes with a cooling sensation for tingly-smooth skin in just one minute. Mix this charcoal face mask with water to increase heating action by 2x. Talk about turning up the heat. ($7.99 (for 4 masks); available at all mass retailers and drug stores nation-wide.) (Tip: Multi- Mask with the Self Heating One Minute Mask and a Deep Cleansing Pore Strip for double the fun.)
Say hello to clean pores! Stop picking and squeezing and start using the Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips. With purifying charcoal powder, the strip acts like a magnet to draw out and absorb excess dirt and oil, reducing shine. The best part – you can see the results right there on the strip. The skin will be left feeling fresh, clean and 3x less oily than before. When used weekly, you will have fewer clogged pores and the appearance of pores will actually diminish. ($6.49; available at all mass retailers & drug stores nation-wide.)
Exciting news alert! The indie beauty brand The Better Skin Co.'s super strength zit zapper ZIT NO MORE is now available on RileyRose.com and Riley Rose stores nationwide.
ZIT NO MORE is a lethal acne weapon in an easy breezy rollerball. You'll love this if you're worried about...
- Sensitive skin
I often get breakouts right before my time of the month, when my skin tends to be more oily. Having a tube of Zit No More on hand is a true life saver! All I do is roll a bit of this miracle solution over my zit a few times a day, and by the next, my zit is gone! I love it!
About ZIT NO MORE
Roll over those unsightly visitors and watch the magic begin. This wonder potion contains salicylic acid wrapped in three soothing essential oils. Dry up pore-offending criminals while nature’s warriors sooth and work hard to better your skin. The formula is boosted with PhytoVie® pollution defense to assist the skin with its battle against pollutants. Results can be fast and your friends may never know you had any skin troubles at all.
How to Use
1. Clean the skin thoroughly before applying this product.
2. Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer one to three times daily.
3. Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two to three time daily if needed or as directed by a doctor.
Salicylic acid, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Oil, Brassica Campestris (Tung Wood)/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer (Rapeseed Oil), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Aniba Rosodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil.
About The Better Skin Co.
Zit No More can be found at RileyRose.com!
When it comes to anti-aging products, I can honestly tell you that some are just a bunch of hype. They don't deliver on their promises of youthful skin, and are a huge waste of money.
In my ten years of being a beauty product reviewer, I have tested hundreds of products. I can honestly say that Rodan & Fields works the anti-aging miracles that it claims it does. In fact, Rodan & Fields is a company that I believe in enough to actually sell their products myself if I ever decide to go that route. For now, I am happy to review their amazing products.
I was given the chance to try out their Redefine Hand Treatment Regimen, Lash Boost, and Intensive Renewing Serum.
Redefine Hand Treatment Regimen
Our hands are among the hardest working and most environmentally vulnerable parts of our bodies. That's why the backs of people's hands often look so much older than their faces. To defend against the telltale signs of skin aging, Rodan & Fields created the REDEFINE™ Hand Treatment Regimen. It visibly brightens, diminishes visible redness and reduces the appearance of brown spots, wrinkles and thin, crepey skin.This set includes the REDEFINE Brightening Hand Treatment and the REDEFINE Age Shield Hand Balm, but you can purchase each one separately.
Our necks and hands are the first areas that begin to show age, and are the first areas to age the worst if you do not take care of them properly. The skin on our hands is thin, and years can take their toll. It is important to pamper them. Using sunscreen on the backs of your hands is very important! I am only just now starting to remember to use it. The age shield hand balm has an SPF of 30 and makes it easy to remember. I keep it in my purse and swipe it on as needed. The brightening hand treatment is amazing as well. It is a nice hand cream that makes my hands feel soft and moisturized. I don't have age spots on my hands yet, thankfully. Maybe I never will if I keep up this hand care regimen from Rodan & Fields!
Intensive Renewing Serum
Experience the visible skin firming, smoothing and revitalizing benefits of powerful Vitamin A without a visit to the dermatologist’s office. REDEFINE™ Intensive Renewing Serum is the closest you can get to prescription-strength Vitamin A without a prescription. With Retinal-MD™ Technology, 20 times the strength of Retinol, Intensive Renewing Serum harnesses the skin’s own renewing powers to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and loss of firmness. This formula is not only stronger than Retinol, it’s smarter too. Specifically designed to be tough on the signs of aging — not on your skin — it’s gentle enough for everyday use on nearly all skin types. (60 Capsules)
I have been using one capsule a day of Intensive Renewing Serum for two months. A little goes a long way. I apply it to my face, neck and upper chest area. I love it because I am a firm believer in the importance of using Retinol in your skin care regimen, but unfortunately I get a bad reaction to it (Retinol). Thankfully, Intensive Renewing Serum is very gentle on my skin. You cannot really tell by my photo above, but the serum comes in small gelatin capsules that you twist the top off of, and apply it to your skin. The serum is so silky feeling, and it absorbs instantly. It makes my skin feel perfect and so soft. I use it right after I wash my face, usually at night before bed. It has helped my skin to look and feel very young and beautiful.
Get the appearance of lush, longer-looking lashes in as little as four weeks with ENHANCEMENTS Lash Boost™.* This nightly eyelash-conditioning serum features a unique proprietary formula that improves the appearance of lash volume and length for lashes that are 100% real, 100% yours. In weeks, you’ll be wondering if you need mascara at all.
Oh my goodness! I am in LOVE with Lash Boost! It is pure heaven. My eyelashes were short and nothing to brag about. I always used several coats of mascara and a lash curler to make my lashes stand out.
After using Rodan & Fields Lash Boost for about six weeks (every single night before going to bed, AFTER washing my face and removing all makeup.) I apply it along my upper and lower lash lines.
My lashes have grown so much longer, thicker and darker. They almost reach my eyebrows! They are lush and beautiful. I get numerous compliments on them, and the compliments that mean the most are from my husband who usually never notices things like that.
This is such a miracle! My lashes are so long that they curl. I even have to comb them and untangle them each day! Now I only need one coat of mascara and I am good to go! This is so much fun for me. Even when I am not wearing mascara, my eyelashes look perfect and beautiful.
I also apply Lash Boost to my eyebrows a few times each week. I used to pluck my eyebrows and the hairs never quite grew back, but now they ARE back! I have my eyebrows back! This is one product that I never want to be without!
This photo doesn't really do my lashes justice, but can you see how long they have become.
For more information, go to https://www.rodanandfields.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
A visit to the spa is one of the most relaxing and rejuvenating experiences ever. You can take in the soothing scents of essential oils that calm the senses and help to lift toxins out of the body. You’ll enjoy the sounds of nature or tranquil music that helps to put you in a sleep-like state as you receive a facial that will leave your skin glowing and youthful.
Unfortunately, most of us don’t have time to visit the spa as often as we would like. However, there are some spa treatments you can try at home that are just as relaxing. It’s also important to give your skin spa-quality treatment as much as possible because of the pollutants that are found in the air that affect our bodies daily. To find out more about how to improve the condition of your skin at home, read more at Facing Acne. These treatments are also designed to give you glowing skin, so you’ll look like you had a spa weekend without leaving the comfort of your home.
Chocolate Face Mask
Not only can you enjoy some of your favorite gourmet chocolate as you indulge in your homemade spa, you can save a little for your facial as well. Chocolate has properties that renew and hydrate the skin, and there are also antioxidants in chocolate that help to combat cell damage and the negative effects of free radicals on the skin. To make this chocolate mask, you’ll need cocoa, honey, heavy cream, cottage cheese and oatmeal. The cream and cottage cheese contain lactic acid, which can even your skin tone and deep-clean your pores. Mix the ingredients together until the mixture looks similar to a batter. Use a facial spatula or brush to apply the mask to your face and let it sit for about 20 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water. When rinsing, use small circular motions to take the mask off and to get the exfoliation benefits of the oatmeal.
A scrub made from sugar or salt is often used in spas as a way to exfoliate the face and body. If you’ve ever experienced a scrub before a facial or massage, you know how soothing it can be. Now, you can make your own scrub at home using brown sugar, oatmeal, and olive or coconut oil. Brown sugar is beneficial for the skin because it protects the skin from bacteria and can get rid of dark circles under the eyes. Oatmeal contains beta glucans which are beneficial for tightening the skin, and the oats gentle exfoliate to remove debris and dead skin cells so that newer skin cells can thrive. Use a cup of each ingredient to create the scrub, and apply it all over your face and body, using small circular motions. Rinse the scrub off in the shower using lukewarm or tepid water. You’ll notice a difference right away – your skin will be smooth, supple and soft to the touch.
Papaya Enzyme Facial
Papain, the enzyme in papaya has the ability to improve the texture of the skin and help to reverse some of the effects of aging and sun damage. Papaya enzyme also serves as a gentle exfoliator and leave your skin glowing after use. You can take the enzyme internally, but you can also apply papaya to your face in the form of a DIY spa treatment.
After washing your face with a quality cleanser, put a pot of water on the stove to boil and mash up half a papaya to form a paste. Once the water gets hot, remove it from the stove and place your face over it to feel the steam for about five minutes. Then, apply the mashed papaya to your face. You can move away from the steam and even go lie down for about 10 minutes while the fruit enzyme does the work of lifting impurities from your skin. This is actually a treatment that is used in actual spas, so you can save money and be completely comfortable while you give yourself this four-star treatment.
Now that you know some of the beneficial spa treatments you can try at home, you can set aside time for a spa day without having to travel anywhere. This may make it easier to make time for quality skin treatments. The more you treat your skin with quality ingredients, the sooner you’ll see a youthful and glowing complexion.
Taking care of your skin isn’t as simple as washing your face. This is especially true if you have oily or dry skin or are prone to pimple breakouts. In fact, if you don’t follow an appropriate regimen, you might even make the problems worse.
Here’s how to deal with the most common skin problems that both women and men experience.
Acne is a general term that refers to a host of skin problems caused by excess oil clogging the pores of the skin; this usually manifests in the form of pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. And while it’s a common problem among teenagers, adult acne can last well up to your 30s or even 40s.
Use a mild face wash no more than twice a day to avoid drying up your skin. Choose products with ingredients like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid to keep breakouts at bay; however, these components may sometimes cause dryness, so you should also invest in a moisturizer that’s suited for your skin type. If you are fond of using makeup, make sure they are noncomedogenic as these products are less likely to clog your pores. Finally, as every dermatologist would advise, don’t pop or squeeze your pimples as this would irritate your skin even more.
The size of your pores is determined by your genes, so you really can’t make them smaller per se. However, if you want to know how to minimize pores, the answer is simple: keep your face clean. Dirt, dead skin cells, and leftover makeup can clog your pores and make them look bigger and more visible. Wash your face twice a day using a gentle, deep-action cleanser to remove these unwanted substances from your skin. For hard-to-remove makeup, use cleansing oils first before washing your face.
Exfoliating twice or thrice a week, depending on your skin type, is also recommended to keep your pores clean. Check the label for ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acid, which helps remove dead skin cells more effectively, and beta hydroxy acid, which helps melt extra sebum.
Like the size of your pores, puffy and dark circles under your eyes can be caused by your genes. Stress and lack of sleep are also exacerbating factors. Other causes of dark under-eye circles are hyperpigmentation and lack of moisture.
If you have thin skin under your eyes, you should try products enriched with retinol to boost the production of collagen. For hyperpigmentation, eye creams with vitamin C and licorice extracts are good choices to lighten the area over time. Sunscreen is also essential to prevent the darkening of the skin in the first place.
Dark circles under your eyes may also be caused by harsh makeup removers. Use gentle cleansing oils to remove eye makeup, especially waterproof mascara and eyeliner. When you wipe off using a soft cloth or makeup wipes, don’t rub back and forth; instead, use gentle strokes following one direction so you don’t irritate or inflame the skin under your eyes.
Oily Skin or Dry Skin
When you have oily skin, you might be tempted to wash too often or scrub too hard to remove the excess oil. However, doing this will also remove the oils that protect your skin and give it a healthy, dewy glow. Wash your face twice a day using two cleansers: one with oil-absorbing ingredients like salicylic acid and one that’s a little more gentle.
For dry skin, the best facial cleansers are those with a creamy, milky formula. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid will also help your skin recover lost moisture by binding collagen and elastin. This makes your skin more more supple and has an added bonus of keeping your pores looking smaller, too.
Moisturizing is also important. For oily skin, opt for lightweight formulas that contain hyaluronic acid or natural ingredients like lemon peel extract (which absorb extra oil). For dry skin, ingredients like jojoba oil (and other natural oils), shea butter, and vitamin E are good options.
Uneven Skin Tone and Dark Spots
Age and sun exposure are the primary culprits behind uneven skin tone and dark spots on your skin. Skin care products with vitamins A, C, and E helps reduce pigmentation and smoothen the skin’s overall texture. Amino acids, on the other hand, work to slow down the production of melanin. Topical treatments like bleaching creams work best for darker, more stubborn spots. Just make sure to use these products according to to the prescribed instructions as some ingredients like hydroquinone may cause discoloration if used improperly.
If you're looking to find out more about how to treat hyperpigmentation check out this article on kojic acid soap.
Using sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30, meanwhile, stops the darkening of existing dark spots and prevents the formation of new ones. Steer clear of products with avobenzone or oxybenzone, which clog up your pores.
Another key to achieve better skin? Live a healthier lifestyle. Eating healthy food, exercising regularly, and getting enough rest will help your body get rid of toxins and make your skin more radiant from the inside!
As the weather starts to warm up – those long, relaxing summer weekends are closer than we think! Luckily, bringing your favorite skincare routine with you doesn’t need to be a chore. This Memorial Day (and all the glorious extended weekends to come) can be made simple with Biore’s perfect travel-friendly essentials to make packing a breeze. These must-haves fit perfectly in your toiletry bag and make cleansing and refreshing your skin quick and fun, so you have more time to relax and soak up the sun!
Bioré® Baking Soda Scrub:
No need to worry about liquid products spilling in your bag – This cleanser is powder until you activate it with water!
The first powder cleanser to be sold at mass, this advanced formula is refreshingly effective and fun to use. It foams up on contact with water, gently exfoliating while forming tiny bubbles that dive deep into pores to break up oil and impurities. When you rinse the foam away, oil, debris and dead cells are swept away, leaving skin 2.5 times as clean as it would get from a basic cleanser. You’ll see an instantly smoother, softer texture and visibly tighter pores after just one use. ($9.99; Drugstores and mass retailers)
Bioré® Skincare Self Heating One Minute Mask:
These Self-Heating masks come individually packaged – easy to grab and go!
If you feel like you need a deep clean, this breakthrough thermal mask will do the trick. It warms to open pores, draws out and dissolves 2.5 times more dirt, oil, and surface toxins than a basic cleanser, then rinses them away with an invigorating cooling sensation. Formulated with natural charcoal, Bioré® Skincare Self Heating One Minute Mask melts dirt and oil better than the leading competitor to clean your pores and clear the problem. ($7.99; Drugstores and mass retailers)
Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips:
Pore Strips are small enough to fit in your makeup bag to help unclog pores, even on-the-go.
A beauty classic, Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips quickly bond to the dirt and oil buried in each pore and lift out pore-clogging agents. Twice as effective as the leading pore cleanser, Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips can also reduce the appearance of pores over time. This quick 10 minute addition to your skincare routine will reveal the deeper clean, fresher, healthier-looking complexion Bioré Skincare fans love. ($7.99;
Select food, drug and mass merchant stores)
Ring in the New Year with glowing, clear skin with Bioré Charcoal Products. The invigorating scents of peppermint pays homage to the holiday season and the charcoal cleans and smooths your skin.
Bioré Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar ($6.49) draws out and binds to deep down dirt and oil for 2.5 times cleaner pores than a basic cleanser. With jojoba beads and peppermint, the formula gently exfoliates and leaves skin feeling refreshed and smooth.
Bioré Self Heating One Minute Mask ($7.99) warms to open pores in just one minute, draws out and dissolves 2.5 times more dirt, oil, and surface toxins than a basic cleanser, and rinses them clean away with an invigorating cooling sensation without stripping the skin
Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips ($6.49) is a twist on a beauty staple – Bioré skincare experts added natural charcoal powder to the iconic Pore Strips! With next generation proprietary c-bond technology and potent charcoal, the strips remove clogs and weeks’ worth of buildup and while refining pores to diminish their appearance over time.
Bioré products are definitely the favorite brand for me and my daughters. Out of all of the expensive products I get to review, Bioré is at the top of my list for effectiveness. Is quality is unsurpassed, and the prices are completely affordable.
These Bioré Charcoal Products are available at select food, drug and mass merchant stores. For more information visit www.biore.com .
*Product received. All opinions are my own.