You want to, and you’re almost ashamed to admit it, but you can’t look away. Dr. Pimple Popper, aka Dr Pimple Popper, Dr Sandra Lee, takes on the brave tasks of extracting the most disgusting, puss filled faces to raise awareness of…well…pimples. Take a look if you dare.
But let’s be honest–there’s nothing more fulfilling in the self-mutilation practices we do than popping a big, fat white head or squeezing an oily blackhead that leaves a giant cavern in your cheek or chin. But that relief is short lived, when the dark spots and hyper pigmentation take months to fade, especially in darker skin.
Dr Emma Wedgeworth, a consultant dermatologist and spokesperson for the British Skin, told the Daily Mail that “It’s not tackling the root cause of the problem. You can extract all you like, but the spots will just keep recurring.Much better to address the issue with some effective topical agents or even oral antibiotics if needed.”
You couldn’t tell it today, but I used to have an acne problem. Whiteheads, blackheads, popping pimples and scars. I had it well into my twenties, until I figured out what my skin needed–constant exfoliation to prevent oil buildup and dead skin that clog pores and cause the acne. Now a days, I use a clay mask, followed by a scrub, followed by a serum with fruit acid. It keeps my skin pimple and blackhead free.
My Weekly Exfoliating Regimen
STEP 1: Clay Mask to draw out the oil and impurities: The Vegetable Facial Mask from 100% Pure is extremely powerful, and you can actual feel how the clay mixture draws out the gunk. In addition to all the “green”ingredients, it contains a fruit acid exfoliator, plus Vitamin E, Vitamin A and antioxidants like Coenzyme Q10.
|Vegetable Facial Mask – $45.00Detoxifying, highly skin nourishing facial mask draws out impurities to minimize facial pores and to deeply purify while vegetables and seaweeds feed your skin with vitamins, antioxidants and other healthy nutrients. Highest amount of vitamin C and vitamin A for brighter, more youthful skin. For Whom For all skin types, for those who want to cleanse and purify skin. Directions for Use Use once a week or as often as needed on clean skin, layer on mask and leave until dried. Then rinse well. Ingredients Extracts of Fucus Vesiculosis (Organic Kelp), Spinach Oleracea (Organic Spinach) Leaf, Brassica Oleracea Acephala (Organic Kale Powder) Leaf, Solanum Lycopersicum (Organic Tomato Powder) Fruit and Hordeum Vulgare (Wheat Grass) Powder, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10 from Olive Oil), Thioctic Acid (Alpha Lipoic Acid from Spinach or Broccoli), Red Wine Resveratrol, Montmorillonite (French Green Clay), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Extracts of Coffea Arabica (Organic Coffee Cherry) Leaf/Seed, Euterpe Oleracea Pulp (Organic Acai Berry), Camellia Sinensis (Organic Green Tea) Leaf*, Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf), Oregano (Origanum Vulgare Leaf) and Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris Flower/Leaf), Mentha Piperita Oil (Peppermint Essential Oil), Fragrance (Parfum, Natural Source), Lonicera Caprifolium (Japanese Honeysuckle), Geraniol**, Limonene**, Linalool** * Certified Organic **component of natural essential oil Product Size 3.4 fl oz / 100 ml|
STEP 2: I then follow up with 100% Pure Red Wine Resveratrol Scrub + Mask and let it sit for a bit on my face. The scrub used gentle jojoba beads to prevent skin irritation and leaves my face feeling smooth and plump.
Red Wine Resveratrol Scrub + Mask – $35.00
Red Wine Resveratrol Age Protective collection was formulated specifically to aggressively protect against signs of aging such as environmental damage, lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity. Packed full of protective and nourishing antioxidants, vitamins and other beneficial nutrients, this instantly hydrating, super nourishing scrub + mask is formulated to keep your skin healthy, vibrant and youthful. Truly 100% Pure – never any harsh detergents, chemical preservatives, synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances or any other toxins. For Whom For age protection. Recommended for use as a rejuvenating mask or as a nourishing facial cleanser. Directions for Use Wet face and gently massage into skin using small circular motion to slough off dead skin, rinse afterwards. Ingredients Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Organic Rosa Centifolia Flower Water (Rose Hydrosol)*, Vitis Vinifera Seed (Grapeseed) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado Butter) Butter , Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla Wax), Jojoba Esters (Jojoba Beads Wax), Wine (Red Wine) Extract, Resveratrol, Extracts of: Vitis Vinifera (Muscadine Grape) Skin, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Seed , Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) and Lonicera Caprifolium (Japanese Honeysuckle) * Certified Organic Product Size 4 oz / 118 ml
STEP 3: Finally I use a serum or cream with fruit acids to further exfoliate. One such item is Mad Hippie Exfoliating Serum. It contains the following:
Glycolic Acid – Derived from sugar cane and regarded as the most effective of the alpha hydroxy acid family due to its smaller molecular size, glycolic acid is amazing at exfoliating, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, discoloration & age spots.
Lactic Acid – Derived from fermented beet sugar & another member of the alpha hydroxy acid family, lactic acid exfoliates, reducing the appearance of wrinkles & discoloration while hydrating & moisturizing.
Apple Stem Cells (PhytoCellTec®) – Works to reduce the appearance of age related deterioration of the skin.
Gigawhite – A blend of 6 organically grown alpine plants that have a dramatic brightening & evening effect on skin tone.
Matrixyl Synthe ‘6 – The newest member to the Matrixyl family of peptides, Matrixyl Synthe ‘6 works to naturally smooth the skin & reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Sodium Hyaluronate – The salt of hyaluronic acid (HA), sodium hyaluronate has much better skin penetrability than HA alone. Sodium hyaluronate works to plump up the skin, giving you back that youthful, full look.
White Tea – Strong antioxidant works to neutralize aging free radicals and inhibit photoaging.
Goji Berry – Super-antioxidant berry rich in amino acids, minerals, beta carotene and vitamins C, E, B1, B2 & B6.
Vitamin C – A powerful antioxidant that is vital for the production of collagen. Vitamin C works to brighten the appearance of the skin while helping curb the aging effects of the sun.
If you’re interested in trying my regimen, this weekend is a good time. 100% Pure is running a promotion where you’ll get a 6-piece gift set with the purchase of $84 or more. Just click the image below to connect to the promo.