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Help…I have Very Oily Skin!

Posted on November 22, 2009 with No Comments

Many of us have to deal with oily skin…some have to deal with very oily skin. Though there are tons of products available to get a clear complexion and reduce the oils, there are a couple of fundamental techniques and products you can use for help.

First, oily skin is generally caused by excess sebum produced by the sebaceous glands. Sebaceous glands are located in the follicle and skin pores. They especially concentrated in and around the “T zone” located across the forehead, on the nose and across the chin area. Heat, general over-activity, reactions to skin products and enlarged pores can lead to increased amount of oil deposits on the facial skin – as well as enlarged pores – that trap bacteria, dirt and impurities – that can lead to inflammation, acne and blemishes.

Use an oily face wash that controls and regulates oil production. Most are formulated with Zinc. Zinc helps slow the production of oil from the sebaceous glands and helps your face remain smooth, healthy and oil-free. Oily skin face washes should be used 2-3 times per day.

If you need more help, try an oily skin face mask or a toner. These give you more “bang for your buck” and can help reduce acne, blemishes and the chronic “shininess” associated with overly oily skin.

If you think enlarged pores are a problem, consider using a microderm abrasion cream to gently exfoliate. Exfoliation is good for facial tissue. It can help clear pimples and oil as well as cleanse and purify tissue. It also helps promote regeneration of healthy skin cells.

Using Emu Oil to Help Treat Skin Rash

Posted on November 4, 2009 with No Comments

Using emu oil to treat skin rash can help alleviate redness and irritation, while stopping itching and tenderness. Take a look at the attched video. It (and this post) is a continuation of series of informational videos related to emu oil.

Typically one video would be enough, but, the oil of the emu has so many effective applications. Its effective for treating and healing many skin ailments…including rashes, burns, lacerations and scars, and itchiness. It is an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial (anti-septic as well), making it ideal for addressing the symptoms and causes of rashes.

It’s important to note that rashes are symptoms related to “something”.  That “something” could be allergic reactions to chemicals, starches, deoderants, and even yard products such as pesticides or fertilizers.  Similarly, rashes may be symptoms from skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis. These symptoms can be triggered by heat, moisture and humidity, and the environment.  Most commonly, however, the causes of eczema are related to heredity while dermatitis is often the result of externals triggers – including stress.  For many of these rash-like symptoms, Emu Oil works very well since it is an anti-bacterial, anti-virus, and anti-inflammatory solution