Palos Verdes, Carson and Torrance

Eyelash Extensions

26302 Western Ave #8
Lomita, CA 90717

562-216-3688

Oily Skin and Acne myths

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Happy Holidays

Christmas is around the corner and I love the holiday season.  What I like most is the Christmas lights, spending time with family and friends, the gift wrapping, baking, shopping, and especially the gift giving’s.
Being extremely busy and stressed seems to almost be an ingredient for the source of breakouts and acnes.   For this holiday season let see if we can reduce this a bit with some common home remedies.

Here are some myth buster for oily skin and acne.

Oily Skin and Acne myths
Myth #1: Oil can be controlled by stripping skin with harsh, drying ingredients such as alcohol.

Ironically, stripping the skin of oil can actually cause skin to produce even more oil that before, as the sebaceous glands go into overdrive in order to replace what has been lost! For those who self-treat with these products, skin is often left dehydrated, irritated and sensitized.

Myth #2: A blackhead is actually dirt inside the pore.

Blackheads, also known as open comedones, are merely whiteheads that have reached the skin’s surface and opened up, allowing oxygen to finally enter the follicle, causing the oil and dead skin cells within the follicle to undergo a chemical reaction known as oxidation, leading to the dark color. The belief that a blackhead is dirt feeds another myth about oily and acneic skin – that it’s not clean, or is not being properly cleansed.

Whiteheads, also known as closed comedones, are follicles that are filled with the same material, but have only microscopic opening to the skin surface. Since the air cannot reach the follicle, the material is not oxidized, and remains white.

Myth #3: Sugary, refined foods contribute to acne.

Many people accept the myth that what they’re eating is causing their skin condition. This is actually a misinterpretation – these foods don’t directly cause acne, but they do feed the breeding ground for acne by exasperating sebum production. Speak to your skin therapist to find out it your oil production is being triggered by specific food intake.

Myth #4: Sunscreens increase oil production and feed acne bacteria.

While some sunscreens’ ingredients can make skin feel greasier and can e comedogenic (clog pores), there are new, more sophisticated formulations available that provide sun protection with skin care benefits.
Here are some home therapies to take care of your skin before acne outbreaks occur.

  • Eat right and don’t skip breakfast
  • Get your seven to eight hours sleep
  • Cleaning your face daily with chamomile tea instead of soap and water

My advice is to get your facials done regularly

Customer Reviews

Sabrina B.

Sabrina B.

I have been going to Lien for years on and off, she is the best and so sweet and knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to deciding what lash to go with that will look nice specifically for you. They always look so beautiful and I always receive compliments from strangers for my lashes. I always recommend Love Skin Care with Lien

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Beatrice P.

Beatrice P.

it’s been 5 years since my last review for love skin care so i thought it time to update it. i have been going to Lien since like 2013 to get lashes done and every time since then the lashes turn out so good. Lien is super accommodating and it is SO easy to make an appointment through text. regarding covid-19, Lien is very clean and the bed thing you
lay down on has fresh paper on top, the same kind they use at the doctors office when you sit on the chair. Masks are required and she washes her hands thoroughly before starting. i will say that sometimes there is a little wait from the beginning of your appointment time but it’s not an issue for me, but plan accordingly. (more…)

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Jennie M.

Jennie M.

LOVELOVELOVEEE. This was my first time getting eyelash extensions and I was taken care of by Amanda. I called to see if they were able to do a walk in and fortunately, they were. The location was a bit confusing to me at first considering I didn’t see any sign. BUT, as soon as I found it and went inside, the lobby was very clean and professional. Amanda greeted me and was very nice and sweet. She was also very accommodating with how I wanted my lashes and when she finished, it was RIGHT ON. During the process, she was so light handed that I didn’t feel a thing and was able to even fall asleep TWICE. Not only that, Amanda was also very informative with how to take care of my lash extensions. I’m definitely coming back and would recommend this place to anyone who’s interested in getting eyelash extensions. I love my eyelashes!

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Amy L.

Amy L.

Love this place of course!!! Been coming to Lien for 10 years now. I never last past a month without my lashes. Simply the best and natural looking. Lien is the sweetest lady ever and would recommend her business to anyone!

Text or call ahead of time to schedule your first appointment. You won’t be disappointed 🙂

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Cystal W.

Cystal W.

I’ve been going to Lien for years. I’ve tried other lash places but was never fully satisfied with the end result or the customer service. Lien provides outstanding customer service and is honest about which lash extensions she recommends for you. She will even recommend not continuing with lashes if she feels they are harming the ones you have. She provides high quality lashes, glue, and technique. Her hands are so light that I have fallen asleep many times. Many people have complimented on how nice my lashes are, and I always tell them they are not real and are extensions. I have recommended many friends and family and all have had good experiences. And to add to that her prices are reasonable. Try them out… You won’t be disappointed!

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