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Skincare 101: Myths 

There are an overwhelming amount of myths when it comes to skincare. Today, we will put a few of them to rest!
 
1. Eating chocolate will cause breakouts.
Acne is not caused by the foods you eat, but rather the stress you endure, your hormone levels and pollution. Chocolate is actually said to be a stress reducer, but don't let this fool you! A diet high in sugary foods is inflammatory and can increase breakouts. Therefore, overindulging can encourage an environment for acne.
2. Sun block isn't necessary in the winter.
No matter what the temperature is outside, it's important to wear sun block. Not wearing sun block year-round can result in brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles on your hands and face. The easiest way to protect your face - apply a face cream with SPF already in it! 
3. Scrubbing your face with hand or body soap will keep your skin healthy and acne free.
It's important to use a gentle cleanser on the face as it's a very delicate area. Hand and body soap can be too rough. Scrubbing takes off some of the protective oils and barriers, which can lead to rashes and even burns.
4. Facials normally cause breakouts.
Some people are hesitant to get facials because of the horrible breakout stories they've heard in the past. A professional facial appropriate for your skin type, should never cause a breakout.
5. People with oily skin do not need to use moisturizers.
Not all moisturizers are heavy and oil-based. It's important for someone with oily skin to use a water-based moisturizer to keep the skin cells healthy and to discourage dead skin cell buildup.

Success Story

Robin Quiros, PCCA employee
Age: 27
RX Skin Therapy: What is your skin type?
Robin Quiros: Mixed - Oily/Dry

RXST: Tell us about your success with RXST?
Robin: I struggled with acne for 14 years. As a kid, I was called cruel names, got strange looks, and I even struggled to look in the mirror because of the hideous bumps that plagued my face. My parents were concerned as I was the only child in our family of five to suffer from acne so badly. They tried to help and over the years we tested many products or "cures" for this plague. Some of the many things I tried include: Proactiv, Frutels, Witch Hazel, Aveeno, Neutrogena, Clearasil, Zapzyt, Clean & Clear, AcneFree, Murad, and egg yolk masks. 
 
After high school graduation, we decided to try something more drastic - lasers. PhotoDynamicTherapy (PDT) was the newest treatment of choice and it seemed to help quite a bit, but became expensive very fast. We could no longer keep up with the follow-up treatments. Fast forward a few years later, I began working here at PCCA. It was recommended that I be a part of a trial for a new product that PCCA was soon going to introduce. With the help of Kristen Riddle, Creator of RX Skin Therapy, Deborah Kaplan, Vice President of Cosmeceuticals, and Gus Bassani, a team member of mine at PCCA, I was able to try this absolutely amazing product. After years of struggling with this horrible problem, I was quickly beginning to see improvements. I took pictures every month for the first five months and it's amazing to see how much my skin has cleared up. Within the first few weeks of trying RXST products, I had co-workers, family members and friends all commenting on how great my skin was looking. That was confirmation that this product truly works. I very rarely have breakouts and I'm able to afford a product that, put simply, is like no other.
 
RXST: What is your favorite product?

Robin: I like the Clarifying Facial Masque because it always leaves my face feeling fresh.
 
RXST: What would you say to anyone looking to improve their skin?

Robin: I have tried many different blemish products, but nothing compares to RXST. If you are truly struggling with acne issues, give them a chance, follow the instructions, and watch as your face begins to heal.

RXST: What other skin care brands/products do you use and why?
Robin: I like to use Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer alongside my RXST products. This lotion helps keep my skin from drying out and is great to apply before makeup, which I can actually wear now!

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It's Kristen, Y'all!
 
March is Nutrition Awareness Month! If you follow my blog, you would know that I began eating gluten-free last November. It's a diet that has always intrigued me, and I'm extremely happy I decided to try it. I truly feel good. 
 
These days, the term gluten-free goes way beyond just a diet. It's more a way of life. Many companies have made an effort to provide gluten-free necessities such as sun block, toothpaste, shampoos, medicine and even makeup. A majority of RX Skin Therapy products are gluten-free, as well. When creating the line, we chose the ingredients based on their actions for the skin, and in the end, gluten is not necessary for effective skin care. 
 
I hope you all will become more aware of your nutrition and experiment with gluten-free foods and products. You might be surprised by how you feel!
 
Happy Nutrition Awareness Month! 


 

 

 
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