Understanding Cosmetics and Acne – Sound Advice

Teenagers are often the new targets of cosmetics companies. Whether the cosmetic companies are peddling new lines of lipsticks or new perfumes or new face powders, those aged 16 and above are often the new “clientele”. Companies often appeal to the youthful idealism of the younger crowd, linking the idea of wearing makeup to beauty, contentment and overall happiness. Eventually, some of the teenagers believe the mantra, and flock to the stores to buy the different beauty products.

Cosmetics for Skin Care – Is It Safe for Acne?

Let’s face it, if we just rely on what advertisers say about cosmetic products out there in the market today, we would end up buying each and every one of them, because they all purport to be the best in their categories. Do a random search on the Internet and you will see what we mean. So many promises, and no evidence that it will work as promised.

If you want to use cosmetic products to help improve your acne, then the following should be taken into consideration. Remember, not every cosmetic product is safe for acne-ridden skin. If possible, consult your doctor about using anything aside from what has been prescribed to treat your acne.

1. Cleansers – some mild cleansers may be able to help by removing excess oils on the very surface of the skin. This would allow for less bacteria to move about. However, cleansers of this type have no bearing on the infected lesions themselves, whose main problems lie well beneath the surface of the skin. The lesions are tips of little icebergs- the war is on the sub-dermal level.

2. Moisturizers – if you live in a very cold and very dry region of the country and the dryness is making your acne itch, you may try applying small amounts of moisturizer during the coldest and driest parts of the day. Remember to check whether the moisturizer doesn’t have any oil in it. If it does and you apply it to your already problematic acne, then chances are your acne will get worse.

3. A Word About Acne Cosmetica – there are some instances that misuse of cosmetic products would lead to a skin condition that has very similar symptoms with acne vulgaris. Acne cosmetica, as the name implies, is the direct result of cosmetics and skin irritation. If it happens to you, simply stop using the cosmetic products.

Active Ingredients

Often, active ingredients are added by the pharmaceutical companies with good wishes and a lot of profit-making in mind. The FDA sheds light on some of these active ingredients and debunks their supposed positive effects:

1. Aloe vera – for all its healing properties, the FDA states that it would take much more aloe vera for you to reap the benefits of this succulent herb. Therefore, the minuscule amounts present in expensive face creams are next to useless.

2. Vitamins – some cosmetic products sound like multivitamins with the number of vitamins included in the cosmetic package. It might sound good, but the FDA warns that there are no conclusive proofs that vitamins or other micronutrients have any beneficial effects when applied topically to the skin.

Bridesmaids Gifts – Beautiful Cosmetic Bags

Bridesmaids gifts come in a different variety, you can give anything from earrings and necklaces to personalized bridesmaids robes. Bridesmaids gifts can be given before or after the wedding day. In most instances, bridesmaids gifts are given at the bridal shower, especially if the gifts are something that the bridesmaids can use on the wedding day.

Aside from jewelry, handbags and dresses, you may also consider giving something unique to your bridesmaids. Elegant evening bags are always good, but adorable cosmetic bags that can hold their most essential make-ups can be fun. Here are some beautiful cosmetic bags you can give to your bridesmaids.

Personalized 2 Pieces Cosmetic Bag Set. Spunky polka dots give this practical Personalized 2 Piece Cosmetic Bag Set a bit of sass. This adorable travel cosmetic bag set makes a great gift for your bridesmaids and is handy to have for yourself. Each cute bag comes with its own handy mirror tucked neatly into a pocket for easy make-up applications on the go. This cute printed cosmetic bag set comes with one square cosmetic tote and one round cosmetic bag. Each is made of sturdy easy to clean nylon and feature zipper closures and removable mirrors. The large square bag also boasts an interior pocket for extra storage options. To make it even more special for your bridesmaids, you may opt to personalize the bags with their names or initials.

Personalized Terry Cloth Cosmetic Bag. This soft Terry Cloth Cosmetic Bag evokes a feeling of casual comfort and relaxation, just like your comfy bathrobe and cushy favorite slippers. This travel case is perfect for holding bridesmaids’ luxurious lotions and lush lavender scented soaps, and is large enough for all the other necessities they need to help them unwind when away from home. This bag is machine-washable and may be personalized with your bridesmaids’ name or initials.

Crystallized Velour Cosmetic Case. The choices are endless with this hot new Crystallized Velour Cosmetic Case. With four color choices-red with purple accents, lime with pink, brown with teal or black with hot pink accents-you will find a color combination for all your bridesmaids. The plush velour exterior is trimmed with the complimentary color which also lines the satin interior of the bag and even the zipper. After you have determined the color choice, you need to start narrowing down the crystallized embellishments. With over 30 choices, there is no end to the options. There are several phrases choices such as “love me,” “Maid of Honor” and “Bridesmaid” plus all 26 first initials in a soft script make this a very personal gift for pretty bridesmaids.

Embroidered Quilted Cosmetic Organizer Bag. This deluxe cosmetic bag feature a jewel like colors combined with basic black. This is made of diamond stitched quilt microfiber that features contrasting colored piping, handles and outer pocket with velcro closure. Your bridesmaids can perfectly pack their makeups and cosmetics in a well-designer removable inner cosmetic bag, with a elastic edged gathered outer pocket perfect for lip pencils and eyeshadow brushes, and an additional clear plastic pocket. You can have your bridesmaids initials embroidered on the front outer pocket to make it more special and memorable.

Fashion cosmetic bags are indeed a fun and very sassy gift for you bridesmaids. You may also consider other bags such as personalized tote bags, monogrammed purses, monogrammed backpacks and many others.