What About Your Acne?

Perfect Home Remedy For Acne Scars : Lemon Juice Toner/Mask

My name is Yolanda Russo, skincare expert at Speranzi Facial Spa. And today, I am definitely on a mission to help those who suffer from acne, especially the acne that is caused by stress and anxiety of 2020 foods, especially American Standard Diet, rich in high glycemic foods and processed foods, sugars, triggers that inflammation in the body in the gut and as a result show up as a zit on your face to be exact right in the center of your cheek.

Stress are another stressor that triggers acne. So know this, even if you suffered during your youth, during your early years if you’re a past 19, and you’re still having acne issues we are going to talk.

Scientist finally found the gut-skin connection and now we know that most of the immunity is created in the gut. And what is immunity. Each cell feeds on the nutrition that you pack into your stomach. So if you put healthy nutrients by drinking freshly brewed green juices your skin and your body feed off of if and make you feel good and look good. But when you put junk foods into your stomach the end result is going to be acne breakouts. You won’t feel good either. That’s why we need to find substitutes for the foods that you like that taste good but they’re not so good for you. Potato chips, french fries, fried foods, and lots of different things that you probably are aware of sodas, you should stop drinking sodas. Just replace that with mineral water and a little bit of lemon juice a lemon from fresh lemon or maybe a freshly opened pomegranate juice. Simply squeeze the goodness into the water and you’ll have the home made ice tea. It takes courage to get used to a new way of eating and living but it is worth it. Nothing is going to change until you do something about your acne problem. Don’t squeeze your acne, instead,heal it from inside out. Begin your journey to healing acne with the right diet and skin care products that are good for your skin.

Stress is another thing that affects our immunity. When you’re stressed when you are fearful when you’re disappointed or even depressed. You are not supplying the energy of yourself so that they can protect you, so anything can happen. And in this case, acne flares up. Fortunately, during the facial treatment I help you understand how to calm your body and mind in order for the skin to look and feel healthy. In addition, you’ll leave the facial room knowing exactly what to do at home to keep your skin fresh and glowing

Many people go online to help themselves and spend money on skin care products their friends are using in hopes that it’ll work for them. This strategy rarely works simply because vast skin issues might be triggered by various daily habits such as touching the face, not washing it correctly or over exfoliating.

BOC Skin Care and Acne Skin Care Zit Zapper Bar Skin Care lines are plant based and easily assimilated by the skin.  Your home care will be recommended by your esthetician and it will include three products: Cleanser, Moisturizer and Spot Treatment or a Facial Mask. The young skin will benefit from AHA’s, BHA’s and Lactic Acids whereas more mature skin from Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid. Don’t overwhelm the skin with applying a wrong skin care products, I recommend visiting our store www.beauoutlet.com and selecting a simple yet effective skin care that is helpful in relieving many skin dilemmas.

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Adult Acne Is A Real Problem

How do you deal with acne naturally?

Traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine has known this for centuries and only now the Western medicine is becoming more open to the fact that stress and anxiety affects the gut as a result our skin.

I am acutely aware of the gut-brain connection and how it affects our body because of my long history of migraines. Today, I am a life coach and beauty coach and I am passionate about helping people reduce discomfort and frustration regarding their ski. Stress and anxiety puts a huge burden on our body so why not to start with a simple exercises and take a deep breath every hour to reduce this burden.

And to help you stay on track I’ve created a simple acronym that will help you to remember to do something for yourself.


D diet( drink a fresh green juice every morning)

A attitude(go on the news diet)

T transformation (get outside and smell the fresh grass, notice the leves change its color..breathe

E exercise (get up from your desk and get in at least 15 min to support your health)

Repeat those four tasks daily to see yourself happy again.

How The Skin Communicates With The Gut


The Standard American Diet (SAD) is a high-glycemic diet rich in processed fast foods, refined carbohydrates and animal proteins known to create all kinds of inflammatory responses. In addition, this type of diet can increase secretion of android hormones such as testosterone that triggers sweat glands to work extra hard and make the skin look and feel sticky. As a result a T-zone suffers in a way that the pores enlarge, blackheads or whiteheads come up and you squeeze them out causing more breakouts in addition to acne scars.

You can blame the old food pyramid for the current obesity epidemic and since 2011 the food pyramid has retired and is replaced by MyPlate . But like with everything else we need to take charge of what we put on our plate and how much of it in order to stay healthy and younger looking.

According to scientists the gut, brain and skin are complex organs and although the communication link has been recognized but admittedly not fully understood. The gut and skin are filled with microbes that impact the health of those organs. This is nothing new to practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine that have been around for thousands of years. They both have a gut-centric approach to health and disease. Many of ingredients called “superfoods” today, like green tea, seaweed, kimchi, and mushrooms come from the traditional Asian diets. Western medicine is working on it. Here are some cons of SAD.

Here are three ways of gut-skin communication:

  • Taking in of nutrients and immediate effect on the skin( the skin either looks glowing or irritated with acne breakouts within 12 hours )
  • Absorption of nutrients that can trigger hormonal changes that affect the skin (breakouts on the chin are blamed on hormones)
  • Influence of gut microbes and toxins on the health of the skin ( probiotics are known to assist in keeping balance in the digestive track)

What is interesting that the gut houses 60 to 70 percent of the body’s immune cells which communicate with the brain and all other organs including the skin. If you want to stay healthy you need to start with your gut. According to www.health.gov about half of American adults have one or more diet-related chronic diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers.

Acne is another far-reaching problem that affects people not only physically but emotionally. According to Colorado Dermatology Clinic only 10 percent of individuals consult their physician while 20 percent of affected individuals seek assistance from a skin care center. Surprisingly, 40 percent of individuals do nothing to treat acne while the other 30 percent simply use over-the-counter products.

Let’s sum it up, to look good and feel good you must begin with adjustments you make in your diet. High carbs and refined foods are quick and easy to find but if you make an effort and begin adding colorful veggies to your plate you’ll win the race to a healthier you.

For help with your skin and selection of the correct skin care products for your skin please consult with your local skin care professional or reach out to Yolanda Russo, skin care expert at Speranzi Facial Spa. Virtual Beauty Visits are available, book it through our www.speranzi.com website today.

Best Acne Skin Care Products

There is so many acne skin care products to choose from. Regardless of the severity of a problem your cleanser and moisturizer should be gentle yet exfoliating. AHA or glycolic acids are a very good solution for young skin that needs to be breathing. I would not recommend using any of the gritty kinds of exfoliants as they make you feel good for the 30 min and then your skin becomes sensitive and dry and as a result it oils up. 

Your moisturizer should as light as feather but not oil free. You need the natural oils from lemon or other fruit to give you the protection. [highlight]Don’t look for oil free products when dealing with acne and oily skin. That is a myth designed for you to follow one path, oil free path. You need oils. Natural oils dissolve the skin oils unlike the synthetic oils [/highlight] Oil free simply means it does not contain the healthy oils but it means it has a wax and paraffin or glycerin which are synthetic oils. You don’t want to put any of those on the skin when dealing with acne. It is always a good idea to do tons of research to locate the best acne skin care product, before spending tons of money on creams and cleansers which after all do not show desired results. There is many types of acne and most likely you don’t know that unless you see a skin care specialist who can help you to figure it out and recommend the best skin care product. Professional skin care is a little more expensive but it is going to help you to combat the skin problem. Over-the-counter or pharmacy products lack of natural and safe ingredients and are not recommended.
Acne products can be found almost everywhere. You  can find them in the supermarkets, drug stores or even department stores. Natural acne helpful products include Oat and Apricot and fruit acids to melt the dead skin cells and let the skin breath by unclogging the pores. Citrus based cleansers are very effective as they melt the oils and soothe the irritation. Fruit acids such as AHA, glycolic, lactic and salicylic are extremely powerful skin healing ingredients that work from  inside out. They absorb easily to the skin only to flush the toxins and remove the surface coating of oils. Zit Zapper Bar AHA cleanser is excellent in helping you to keep your skin clean and acne free. Purifying toner or an astringent should be your everyday, even in your gym bag, if you suffer from oily skin or ‘shiny skin’. It smoothes the complexion of the face without over drying and destroys sebum build ups to prevent further pimples.

Drug store acne products are sold to a thousands of people all over the worldPeople feel that it starts to get rid of up acne outbreaks quickly when used twice a day. Wash and clear advanced acne moisturizer is a really good product that not exclusively lets blemishes disappear but even works as a great toner.
Cetaphil cleanser is not for everyone and not an everyday product. It is extra gentle to acne prone and sensitive skin and leaves skin silky but it may clog the pores.  Noxzema triple clean anti blemish pads absorb extra grease  so I’d recommend using it daily in place of astringent not the cleanser. You still need to wash the face with special cleanser and water to go deep into the pores. All of these products may work on some level but you may need to do trial and error testing before selecting what works on your skin the best. The trick to the clear skin is to stick to the program and use the cleanser and moisturizer twice a day. Remove the makeup daily and change your pillowcase daily.

Neutrogena acne products like face wash and toner are very sought-after as well as they’re known to be highly rated on account of their acne fighting ingredient salicylic acid. Neutrogena acne medication simply not only kill bacterias but encourages the growth of healthy dead skin cells. But it is not for everyone, if you feel sticky after using it, you may want to find some other product because you’ll get clogged.

Here is a rule of thumb to determine if a new product is bad for your skin. Watch the skin for a week and you’ll know if it works for you or against you. It usually takes 7-14 days after using a specific product before you notice your skin is clogged. The first couple of days your skin feels nice and smooth and you feel less dry. After a couple of days your forehead becomes a little more shiny in the mid-day. A week later you’ll notice zits and the cycle begins. That is a definitely product containing synthetic oils. Not good for you.

Your skin is very different from the skin of your friend’s skin so don’t be so quick to recommend your skin product to them unless you know that it will help them. They may have a different skin type and a different acne type so that may actually do a reverse what it did for you. It is very good idea to get a extrame timefor yourself and apply a face mask once a week until your skin looks the way you want it. There are many face masks out there and you’d not know what to use unless you try it. Mud masks are ok, clay masks are ok but don’t overdo it. Keep it on the skin for 5 min not any longer as it can overdry the skin and do the opposite from what you are trying to do. Radiant and flawless skin will raise your self esteem as well as lift your spirit. Be careful in managing your skin care or let someone else help you to jumpstart the process. 

Yolanda Russo the skin care expert offers effective and affordable acne treatments via  Zit Zapper Bar at Speranzi. 

Help My Acne Go Away!

My acne is not going away

Understand Your Acne

You might have tried every product that you know of to help you heal your acne. It worked on your friends skin but not on yours. Why?

The first and most important factor in dealing with acne is understanding the cause of your acne. Most definitely, your acne is not the same as anyone else’s and this is why some things work on them but don’t respond at all on your skin.

Acne tends to begin during the teenage years where the oil production is increased due to hormonal ups and downs. Most young people are not used to a good skin care routine and try to buy a skin care product and put all hopes on it only to find out that it did not help their acne problem. Let’s talk about acne triggers instead of causes, since there is not one cause of acne.

Oily foods, dairy and chocolate is known to cause breakouts. How would you know that those foods are a problem for you? Your zits will appear on cheeks within 24 hrs up to 48 hrs after eating any of those. So if you are trying to wash the face twice a day with a product that is known to help acne skin such as AHA CLEANSER and still break out, it’s time to adjust your diet to support your body to repair the damage in addition to seeing a skin care professional who can help you with an overall skin balance.

What is your home care routine

One of the greatest acne solutions are fruit acids containing glycolic acid, AHA acids, and natural salicylic acid. Those are gentle on the skin but effective on your clogged pores. Many people use benzoyl peroxide which is also very effective in combating acne but when used too frequently it tends to irritate and overdry the skin. Don’t overuse the products that irritate the skin to avoid the uncomfortable feeling of dryness. One of the reason you struggle to keep the balance is when the skin is too dry it signals the body to moisturize it with its own oils. Those oils are thicker and clog the pores in addition to make your face shiny and sticky.

What are you doing wrong?

Most people who struggle with acne think more is better and they over exfoliate the skin while mixing scrubs with a salicylic acid cleanser, over dry the skin with the electric brush which seem innocent at first but then the skin starts showing redness and irritation. Doing too much can hurt the skin and make the acne become worse.

If your dermatologist prescribed you Retinol-A then ask them when should you use the salicylic acid and your benzoyl peroxide. Make sure not to use any of those product together as the skin will tell you it had too much by flaking off and dryness. Do not double up on the product, when your cleanse with a salicylic acid cleanser don’t exfoliate with a salicylic pad at the same time. Keep them seperate and that may mean you need to have two different cleansers at home.

Adult acne is treated much differently than teen acne in that the products used are less harsh such as Triple Exfoliating Cleanser which is our clients favorite.

Don’t suffer alone, get help

Many types of acne can resolve easily with the help of a skin care professional but if your acne is not clearing up and it is painful you might need to see a dermatologist.