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How to Choose the Best Over the Counter Acne Treatment

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Last night, I went to a drug store which was also a grocery store because I had to buy infant formula milk for my babies. When I was about to pay for what I needed, I noticed a teenage girl carrying a bunch of acne treatment products. By looking at the pile of anti-acne items that she wanted to buy, it was obvious that she was probably confused as to what solution best fits her. She was carrying facial cleansers, creams, and acne lotions.


I wish I had the guts to tell her to consult a dermatologist instead but I’m not into chit-chatting with strangers. Anyway, if any of you are confused with the same problem she had, I’m offering some notes to ponder:

An acne cream or an acne lotion basically works by removing the dirt and oil from the acne lesions. Typically, they contain a variety of active ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, sulfur, resorcinol, and tea tree oil. For some, these may have adverse effects on their skin but for most people, these elements are completely harmless if not used excessively.

Before you buy anything, determine the type of skin that you have. If your skin is oily, choose those that will moderately dry-up your kin like products with salicylic acid. If you have dry skin, go for anti-acne products that are a bit moisturizing like creams and lotions.

Choose a product that fits your lifestyle. There are products that you shouldn’t use when you are frequently exposed to the sun’s rays and there are those that you can use even when you are always on fieldwork. There are also products which you have to apply thrice a day and there are those that you only need to put on come night time. So, opt for that product that matches your schedule and your everyday tasks.

Consider the after-effect of the product. You see, there are acne treatment products that can help get rid of scars and blemishes, others can give you smooth skin while some offer thorough skin cleansing so you can also get rid of the blackheads and white heads. Choose the product which also offers the extra benefits that you would also want to gain.

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NiBO, my N150 Plus

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Supposedly I should write about this one thing that I am most thankful for but since I will always be most thankful for my three daughters, I decided to write about something else which also matters to me a lot.  My most beloved belonging to late is hubby’s pre wedding gift to me – “NIBO”. Nibo is my Red-White Samsung N150 plus netbook which I really really love.


Samsung N150 Plus Specs
It has an Intel® Atom™ Processor N450 1.66GHz and it comes with a FREE Genuine Windows® 7 Starter OS. The N150 Plus offers 1 GB DDR2 memory and 250GB HDD. This 10.1” netbook with WSVGA (1024×600), non-gloss, LED backlit screen uses Intel GMA3150 integrated graphics and it can be connected via Wifi, LAN, and Bluetooth. It has 3 USB ports and 3-in-1 card reader. I consider it very lightweight at 1.24 kg and it has a cam.

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Do More, Eat Less

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They say that if you want to lose weight, you have to do more and eat less. Well, I can’t seem to “do more” these days. I just feel so tired with all the mommying and the writing that I can’t focus on motivating myself to exercise every morning or before I sleep. As for the “eat less” part, I am finding it hard to resist food. I’m trying… I just haven’t succeeded yet but I will soon.


It’s been more than a week since I was supposed to start my weight loss program but I got distracted (and tempted) and it seems that I wouldn’t be able to reach my goal to lose 5 pounds by the end of the month. I could try diet or fat burning pills like lipofuze but I haven’t checked diet pill reviews yet. I can also try those slimming teas but I have to admit, I tried one before and it did taste like grass. I hated it.

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Steaming, A Natural Way to Remove Blackheads

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When I was younger, I was fortunate to not have plenty of pimples on my face but I did have blackheads. And, because I was such a stubborn one, I tried to remove blackheads by squeezing or scrubbing my skin. Luckily, my pores did not get infected then.

When I got a bit older, I found out about another natural and much safer way to get rid of clogged oil and dirt on your face. Aside from using facial scrubs to wash your face over and over again, you can try steaming. Yes, steaming – much like the same method you use to naturally clear your airways when you have colds.

You just have to boil up a pot of water and add a bit of lemon extract. Place a towel over your head and the pot so the steam will go directly to your face. Do this for at least five to ten minutes so the steam can open up your pores. After that, run a clean piece of cotton cloth or a cotton make up pad on your face. This will dislodge blackheads from your open pores. Now, get a piece of cloth, soak it in warm water and press it onto the areas with blackheads. After this, wash your face with soap and water.

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I need a good eye cream

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It’s been almost forever since I have had a good night’s sleep and I think I would have to wait for three more years before I can get one. I’ve been using concealers to hide the dark circles around my eyes and my Doll Face Cosmetics Corrective Concealer Palette is doing a good job so far. I even use it to correct my eye shadow tone sometimes.

However, it seems that it’s not a good idea to put on concealer cream each time I ride with hubby on our scooter. Whenever I do, my face becomes super oily because of the heat and dust and dirt get stuck in my pores. And because I wear half face helmets and no shades, dirt gets stuck even on the small pores of my eyelids. I even had an eye infection recently because of it.

So, instead of wearing concealers to hide the dark circles, I should just use eye creams at night – or better yet, can you suggest the best eye wrinkle cream you’ve used? Or, I should just wear a full face helmet, right?