7 Awesome Ways to Get Rid Of and Prevent BLACKHEADS -5 min read-

Joseph Lee21 comments

Blackheads are one of the worst annoyances when it comes to skincare. They are usually not big enough of a problem to warrant a trip to the doctor, unlike acne, but serious enough to cause you stress every time you look in the mirror. However, understanding what they are can easily help you minimize the presence of them or get rid of them completely! Here’s a little breakdown about them as well as 7 awesome ways to rid of and prevent blackheads from coming back.

Blackheads are simply pores that are clogged with a mixture of sebum (your skin’s natural oil), dead skin cells, and sometimes dirt particles. They are actually considered a mild form of acne in the medical world. When exposed to air and light throughout your day, certain metals and debris in the mixture oxidize and become a darker color, therefore making the clogged pore look “black.” If you don’t know what “oxidize” means, it’s a process that is very common in the world where a chemical reaction occurs in the presence of oxygen. When a metal rusts or an apple turns brown after being cut, it is all because of oxidation. So now that we have a better understanding of what they are, here are 7 ways to treat and prevent them!

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1. Clays. When it comes to removing blackheads, there are 3 general ways we can do this: Extract them, Dissolve them, and/or Reduce pore size. Clays are amazing for extracting blackheads. Bentonite clay works exceptionally well in this case because the minerals in the clay hold a natural charge, which add to the extraction power when the clay dries on the skin. Although pore strips are fun to look at after peeling off, a bentonite clay mask will be a lot stronger and more efficient when it comes to extracting deeply buried blackheads. The use of clay masks can leave your skin dry so make sure you follow up with a toner and moisturizer afterwards!

 

2. Salicylic acid. When looking for ways to dissolve the blackheads, salicylic acid is one of the best options. Found as an ingredient in many cleansers and products for acne, salicylic acid helps by slowing down skin shedding in follicles (pores) to prevent clogging as well as breaking down blackheads and whiteheads. It works as a keratolytic, which breaks down and softens a protein called keratin. When targeting blackheads, try to look for a “leave-on” product with salicylic acid instead of a cleanser so that it has time to work. Dissolving a blackhead can take time so while some might take a couple of days to a week dissolve, others might take longer or simply stop dissolving after loosening up a little.

 

3. Enzymatic Exfoliator/Granular Exfoliator. An enzymatic exfoliator is a product that removes dead skin cells off the surface of the skin by digesting and breaking down proteins, oils, and debris. Cleansers and masks with ingredients like papaya, pineapple, and rice enzymes are most popular. On the other hand, granular exfoliators are products that contain small granules to debride dead skin cells. Cleansers and masks with ingredients like bentonite, charcoal, pumice, sugar, or salt make for great exfoliators. Exfoliating not only helps remove and break down blackheads, but it also make your skin glow radiant, lively, and healthy!

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4. Toners. There are many ways to reduce pore sizes (enough for a future article!), but toners are a great option. Toners that are great for acne will probably serve you best. Look for ones with ingredients like aloe vera, tea tree oil, and witch hazel. Toners targeted for acne will not only keep your skin moist to slow down oil build up and dense clogging, but they will also help fight off microbes while your pores open after a nice cleansing!

 

5. Retinoids. Retinoids are different forms of vitamin A and are another great option for targeting blackheads. They work by increasing the break down rate of cells on the surface to allow new cells to grow and migrate towards the surface. By doing so, you can essentially think of this method as pushing all the old skin out with new skin from below the surface. This is why they are great for wrinkles and for removing blackheads.

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6. Cleansing. It may seem obvious, but cleansing is a great way to prevent blackheads. The good ole’ soap does a great job at washing away oils and dirt. Having blackheads does not mean you are dirty or washing improperly, since washing with soap or a cleanser would only target the surface while blackheads can form much deeper inside, but it can help prevent many surface level blackheads. Who knows, maybe you simply live in a polluted area or work in a dust-filled place, which are ideal for dirt buildup and shallow blackhead formation.

 

7. Doctor.  If you have a much severe case of blackheads, acne medication and/or micro-needling may be the magical treatment you are looking for. The common acne medication, spironolactone, or even some birth control pills can help control sebum production. Micro-needling can also be a quick way to dissolve or melt blackheads by heating specific areas of the deeper skin with lasers without hurting the surface. Make sure you see a doctor and get the full rundown of the drugs and procedures if you choose one of these methods.

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    Blackheads are definitely a nuisance when it comes to skincare but they are not too difficult to treat and prevent! Just stay vigilant and stay on top of your skin regime. We discussed some awesome ways to get rid of blackheads so try one, a multiple, or all of them out and see what works for your skin. If any of these options worked for you, I would love to hear about in the comments below! If you have any questions, feel free to ask as well! Thanks for reading and I’ll catch you next time!

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    5 Benefits of Using Mud Masks -2 min read-

    Joseph Lee21 comments

    “Luxury. Comfort. Relaxation.” These are some of the words that come to mind when you think “mud mask.” Whether it’s for a spa night or to wind down after a long day, mud masks are always a go to item when you think of high end relaxation and comfort. Here are 5 benefits of including the use of mud masks in your daily or weekly skin routine.

    1. Cleansing. Mud masks have great absorption properties. As they dry on the face, they absorb and suck up dirt and oil that may have gathered in small cellular crevices throughout the day. When used daily or every other day, they can even draw up impurities that are buried in the deeper layers of the skin and prevent future blemishes from forming. With all this absorption going on, they can and probably will leave your face slightly on the drier side, so make sure to follow up with a toner and moisturizer!

    2. Exfoliation. Mud masks are usually made with some type of clay base whether it be bentonite, kaolin, white, rose, etc. Clays in the mud masks naturally exfoliate dead skin cells when the mask is washed off, although the levels may vary. Exfoliation of dead skin cells leaves the skin glowing, radiant, and smooth for you to show off! So if you are going mud mask, don’t go for those peel off ones but get the full benefits with a natural mud that you can wash off.

    3. Nutrients. If you are going to use a mud mask, you might as use one that is natural. I mean, the name has “mud” in it so why even go for something that is synthetically made? Natural mud masks provides numerous amounts of nutrients and minerals to your skin that your cells can utilize to stay healthy.

    4. Detox. Although levels may vary depending on what type of clay is used and how much clay is in the mud mask, all mud masks with a natural clay base will have a detox property. A mask with bentonite will provide you with the most detox. Who doesn’t like a little detox on the face!

    5. Skin tightening. As a mud mask dries on your skin, it tightens your skin as it removes the unnecessary oils and impurities. When followed up correctly with a toner and moisturizer, it can keep your skin looking tighter in a nice toned looking way. Who doesn’t want their skin looking youthful?

    ClearLee Mineral Water Mud Mask Cleanser

    Of course, the unofficial sixth benefit is how amazing they make you feel! A mud mask is something you want to show off when you use it whether it’s through Instagram, Snapchat, or Facebook. It’s something that comes up in conversations with friends and family because it makes you feel so good that you simply have to share your experience. So go get yourself a mud mask and feel like royalty today!

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    What is a toner? -5 min read-

    Joseph Lee20 comments

    In today’s densely populated cosmetic world where every drug and beauty store carries hundreds of brands, there are so many types of products out there with new ones rising each day. Of these, one of the more popular types of product is a toner. You probably heard about how awesome a toner is from a friend and you may even own a couple yourself. But do you know what a toner is? Do you know it’s functions, the different subtypes, and which is the right one for you? I think it’s important to go beyond trying different products until the perfect one finds you but instead to understand the product so that you can go find it!

     

    Where do toners come from?

    Toners were created to be used after the cleansing phase of your routine. Before pH balancing and cosmetic regulation, soaps and other cleansers were usually made and left at a high pH that would be unhealthy for the skin. So toners were recommended as a mean to neutralize the rising pH caused by the cleanser. However, with today’s regulations and technology, most soaps are so mild that pH neutralizing is unnecessary. Therefore, the function of the toner is now also different.

     ClearLee What is a Toner Soap cosmetics

    Although soaps and cleansers are not pH damaging anymore, their function to clean is still the same. While this is good for the most part, they do have their downsides where they strip away the good oils, minerals, and other nutrients along with the “dirtiness”. So the role of a toner today is to provide the skin with all the nutrients it needs to restore and repair any damages. These nutrients can range anywhere from antioxidants to minerals and vitamins. With the right toner, your skin can feel and look healthier, more radiant, and younger.

     

    The types

    Toners can generally be categorized into 2 subcategories:

    1. Alcohol-based
    2. Water-based

    Alcohol-based toners usually also have water in them but, we call them alcohol-based simply because they have alcohol. The benefits of an alcohol-based toner is that it does a great job killing infections if you have a lot of open blemishes like acne. They also help increase absorption of nutrients in the skin if you have a tougher skin that does not like to let anything in. Unfortunately, they do this by breaking down a bit of the protective layer of your skin. So your skin might receive and enjoy nutrients in the short term, but in the long term, its defenses will weaken.

    Water-based toners are now the more popular choice of the two. You can think of them as humidifiers for your skin. They not only provide the nutrients your skin needs but also help maintain humidity so that your skin doesn’t dry out. Plus, they don’t break down the protective layer of your skin. Some water-based toners contain glycerin, which helps provide a protective layer on the skin to prevent it from drying out.

    Although it depends on preference, most will use a glycerin-based toner for night time use only, especially if they do not moisturize at night or their moisturizer does not contain glycerin. This is because glycerin can make the toner heavy and also leave a sticky feeling especially when used on top of makeup. So those that like to use a toner as a ‘day mist’ will almost always choose a glycerin-free water-based toner.

     

    Choosing!

    What is the right toner for you? First of all, let’s cross out alcohol-based toners because usually, you can find water-based toners that have ingredients like witch hazel and specific essential oils known for their anti-microbial activity. While I have to agree alcohol is stronger at killing unwanted bacteria, water-based toners are a pretty close second and I don’t think it’s worth damaging the skin the long term. So no matter the skin type, I would suggest a water-based toner.

    Next are you going for a night time use or all-day use? If you want to use it throughout the day as well as night, I would stick with a glycerin-free water-based toner. If you are going for nighttime use, you can go for either.

    Finally, what in the skin are you looking to target? If it’s simply hydration, look for something with humectants like aloe vera, glycerin (for night time), and honey.  If you are trying to prevent wrinkles, look for toners with antioxidant qualities like retinoid and vitamin C or with plant extracts that provide vitamin A and C. If you are targeting acne prone skin, look for toners with witch hazel, tea tree, and aloe vera. If you have sensitive skin, toning with ingredients like aloe vera, green tea, glycerin, and chamomile can help greatly.

     

    Additionally, also look for one that smells good! I am a huge believer in aroma therapy and know how a really nice smelling product can bring you joy and a better complexion from the inside!

    So we now know more about the history, types, and choosing of the correct toners! What toners have you been using and what kind of skin type do you have? How has your experience been with it? I would love to hear your stories and your routines. Also, is there a toner you are looking for to target something else? I love seeing and responding to stories, comments, and questions so please join the conversation below!

     

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    How do I know my skin type?

    Jennifer Lee

    Assessing the type of skin you have can be essential for purchasing the right products and knowing the right remedies to use to improve your skin. The determining factor to your skin type is sebum, an oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands. The amount of sebum your skin naturally produces will determine how oily your skin will be, how much water it can hold, and hence how quickly your skin can become dry.

    Try washing your face and wait an hour without applying any skincare products. Or, try assessing your skin in the morning after you wake up. By doing so, you can analyze your skin’s normal oil production levels, without interference. Then, see which type most closely resembles your skin:

    NORMAL

    • skin does not appear shiny/oily
    • skin does not feel tight/dry to the touch
    • few visible enlarged pores
    • no signs of flaking skin
    • tend to have very few breakouts/blemishes

     

    OILY

    • skin is shiny with visible oil
    • can see enlarged pores
    • tend to have frequent acne breakouts and blackheads

     

    DRY

    • skin feels tight/dry to the touch
    • skin appears dull
    • visible flaky skin
    • red patches
    • wrinkles/lines on face seem more pronounced

     

    COMBINATION

    • noticeably dry in some areas but oily/shiny in other areas
    • enlarged pores in the oily areas
    • oily areas have frequent breakouts/blackheads
    • dry areas have flaky skin and/or red patches

     

    SENSITIVE

    • skin feels irritated
    • apparent redness
    • burning sensation
    • itching

    Now that you have an idea of what your skin type is, remember to follow up with remedies that apply and are beneficial to your specific skin type. However, no matter which skin type you have, don’t forget to moisturize! For example, if you have oily skin, hydration is just as important to your skin, although it may not seem like it. Just be smart in the products you use and avoid heavier creams and stick to light formulas.

    But also know that your skin type can change over time and the skincare routine that worked wonders for you once, may not always be applicable throughout your life. Some factors like age, lifestyle patterns, medications, hormonal changes, and weather may impact your skin and call for reassessments of judging your skin type. In fact, seasonal changes are a great time to reevaluate the type of skin you have.

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    Can I leave natural or organic products in the shower? -3 min read-

    Joseph Lee

    If you recently moved to natural/organic shower products, whether it be shampoo, conditioner, cleanser, or moisturizer, you might be wondering if it's okay to leave the products in the shower for convenience. Because there are so many products out in the market, I can only give a general answer but with sound reasoning. If you are wondering for a specific product, I would email the support for that specific brand.

    Overall, yes you can leave natural products in the shower. However make sure to close the lid completely and tightly after every use. Also, keep the bathroom ventilated so that it can dry completely between showers/use. A couple of ways to do this would be to keep the shower curtain open, open windows if you have them, and keep the bathroom door open after using it. Any type of dampness is perfect breeding ground for some type of bacteria or microbe. This is especially true if the product does not have preservatives, which is characteristic of most natural products and one of the reasons you probably switched to natural. If you follow these steps the products should be good for about 5-8 weeks.

     

    ClearLee four mud mask/cleanser all natural mineral waterIf you have a product that comes in a large batch, a good idea might be to invest in a smaller container or jar that you can keep in the bathroom. This way you can keep the original in a dry, cool place and have a small portion of it in the shower. This is why ClearLee sends their Mineral Water Mud Mask/Cleanser in 4 packs for their Clear Skin Set so that you can always have one in the shower and not worry about contaminating the rest. I hope this answered a question that was on your mind and that you learned something new. If you have any questions or comments about this article or want to ask a question for me to answer in a future post, please post them down below and I’ll be sure to read and respond to them. Thanks for reading and I’ll catch you next time!

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    Is it OK to use the same cosmetic tools on different people? -4 min read-

    Joseph Lee

    Let’s say you’re on vacation with your friends or live with many people in one household. It might not make sense to have a separate tweezer, nail clipper, or even ear picker for each and every person. But, when you go to borrow or use the same instrument that someone else was using, something about it might seem uneasy, dirty, or infectious. You don’t know if it’s from elementary education or a science class, but something about germs or uncleanliness catches your mind when you are attempting to use someone else’s hygienic tools.

    So is it OK to borrow or share the same tweezers, nail clippers, and ear pickers? The answer is YES, but of course it comes with a few precautions. You always want to disinfect before using the same tools that someone else just used. There are a couple way to do this.

    • The best way to disinfect the tools is washing them with soap and water and then putting them in boiling water for a couple minutes. This method will make the tools as good as brand new in terms of cleanliness. But we all know how much of a hassle it would be to boil the tools after every use.
    • Another way that is almost as good as boiling is using rubbing alcohol or ethanol to disinfect. Just spray or dip the tool in the alcohol and let it dry. If you want to go an extra step, there is a sterilization technique in the biological research world where you dip the tool in ethanol and then hold it over a flame to kill all the bacteria. For example, if you were using a tweezer, you can dip the tips into alcohol and the hold it over a flame for 2 seconds to sterilize. This is best for metal tools but it can even be done for plastics. Make sure you cool it for a minute or two if you use the flame and be careful!
    • Just wash with soap and water. This is not a bad method but I would definitely say it is not the best either. I would use this as a last resort method because it is very hard or near impossible to reach and wash every corner of something as small as a nail clipper. Chances of you washing it completely and correctly is unlikely. But, if there is no other option, you can do this. Just make sure to dry the tools completely to avoid bacteria growth.

    Is it okay to share with a person that as an infection if I disinfect? The answer is yes, but I would definitely advise against it. Let’s say your friend or family gets an ear infection but you two share the same ear picker. There would be no problem with you using the same ear picker if it is disinfected and sterilized completely. In fact, many hospitals recycle surgery tools (those really heavy, metal ones you might see in a TV show or movie) but they have a whole department, staff, and machinery dedicated to sterilizing equipment. Why I advise against you using the same tools as an infected person, even after disinfecting, is simply because you most likely do not have a machine like an autoclave to completely disinfect and sterilize. So why even risk it? I say it’s better to invest $5-10 and completely avoid the risk than to risk it and maybe end up paying a hospital bill.

    Hope this answered a question you were thinking of. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for a future post, please post them down below and I’ll be sure to read them. Thanks for reading and I’ll catch you next time!

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    Should I Keep the Sealing Disc on my Cosmetic Products? -2 min read-

    Joseph Lee

    If you’ve ever bought products that come in a jar or circular container, like our Mineral Water Mud Mask/Cleanser, you might have noticed a sealing disc (usually white) on top of the opening of the jar. If you’re like me, then starts the ultimate dilemma of whether you should throw it away or if you should keep it. Many of you might decide, “I’ll keep it,” because it makes the product look nice but the moment you get a smear on it, you end up throwing it out because it looks ugly or dirty. So the question is, “Should I keep the sealing disc on my products?”

    Simply speaking from a scientific point, YES. If we ditch the aesthetics and forget about smears and “ugliness,” we should always keep the inner lid. The plastic provides an extra layer of protection for your products against air and light. Why is this important? Exposure to both air and light can break down many active ingredients in a product. For example, if you ever bought essential oils, you might notice that almost all of them come in a brown or green tinted glass jar. This is because many essential oils have active ingredients like vitamin C and retinol, which break down when it comes into direct contact with light.

    We all know how pricey skincare products can be. So if you want to protect your product so that you preserve its quality and effectiveness, you should definitely save the inner lid because it is usually placed there by companies for more than the “because it looks nice” reasoning. Hope this helps solve a simple cosmetic question you may have. If you have any other questions or comments please post them down below and I’ll be sure to respond. Thanks for reading and I’ll catch you next time.

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    Essential Oils and Pregnancy -5 min read-

    Joseph Lee

    Are essential oils okay to use during pregnancy? Should I avoid skin care products with essential oils in them while I’m pregnant? These are common questions asked by future mothers who are all about the natural, non-synthetic life but also scared due to common rumors of essential oils.

    Let me take a stab at this and try to break a common misconception. To start, there is no hard evidence or study done to say essential oils are harmful during pregnancy. So where does this rumor and worry come from? Many essential oils come with a warning on their labels, “If pregnant, ask a doctor before use.” This definitely sounds scary and I can see why women, who are usually in the “better safe than sorry” mode during pregnancy, would avoid essential oils altogether.

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     And what if you actually go to a doctor, what will they say? Well I can tell you from my time at medical school that we learned a whopping 1 lesson about essential oils in the unorthodox/alternative medicine section and their effects on pregnancy was not mentioned. Now, I’m not saying doctors are unreliable. They are doctors not because they know everything, but because they have the ability to figure things out. Even if it is a simple Google search, doctors have the ability to know how a drug or procedure works because that is what they are trained to do. However, when it comes to essential oils, there is no study to show exactly how the essential oil would work in the body of a pregnant person. At this point, it makes sense that a doctor will always air on the side of caution because it’s safer for everyone. They will either advise you against it or make a plan with you to start with a small dose and gradually increase it after seeing how your body reacts.

     

     So where does this warning label come from? Well, many essential oils are known to have special properties like anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and astringent effects. These properties are what makes essential oils so amazing in the world of natural skin care. However, I’ll focus in on one example to exemplify where the warning labels come from. Let’s take essential oils with astringent properties.

     

    This means that the oil has the ability to constrict body tissue such as the pores on your skin as well as blood vessels. Examples of essential oils with this property include, myrtle, juniper, rose, rosemary, and ginger. This is why these oils are amazing when it comes to reducing redness on your face. But, you can also see why speculations can be made when it comes to pregnancy. It is natural for a question like, “What if the oils constrict the blood vessels of my baby?” to arise. Since there are no studies done on essential oils with pregnant women, any manufacturer would just plop on the ‘go see a doctor sign’ to get a law suit off their hand.

     ClearLee essential oils

    With all this said, let’s target the real question at hand. Are essential oils safe to use during pregnancy? When it comes to skin care products, especially facial products, yes. Most skin care products advertise the essential oils they have in their products in an attempt to give them an edge on the market. However, what most people do not know is that essential oils usually make up less than 1% of the products. This is not a bad thing because if there were any more than that, people would complain about how oily a product is. But with such little amount, the oils will barely penetrate the skin. Unless you are bathing in essential oils every day, the chances of the essential oil being absorbed into the skin, then into the blood stream, surviving cleaning and filtration by liver, making to the baby’s blood stream, and still being concentrated enough to have any effect is quite unlikely. Now when it comes to drinking essential oils, I’m no expert. You might want to go find a tea expert of some sort for that.

     

    So if you’re pregnant, hopefully I was able to get a little worry off your back. You already have enough on your plate so don’t let going natural for cosmetics be another thing you have to change. In fact, the aroma of essential oils like lavender is said to soothe nausea for some women. Our three products from our ClearLee Clear Skin Set have lavender essential oils in them. So maybe they will even help you out with some aromatherapy on top of giving great skincare. If you have any questions, comments, or stories of how essential oils helped you or someone you know, please share below! Thanks for reading and I’ll catch you next time.

     

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    Your Skin and Your Diet -3 min read-

    Joseph Lee

    It’s not rare to hear that eating a bar of chocolate will make you break out. Or if you are of Asian background, like me, a bowl of ramen might do the same thing. In fact, maybe you have personal experience of it. So does your diet really affect your skin and cause breakouts?

     

    ClearLee skin and diet blog chocolate cake

    Most dermatologists say, “Yes,” or want to say, “Yes.” Unfortunately, there are no significant studies done with enough population size and parameters to truly drive the question home. But having been in the research field myself, I know how expensive a study like this would be as well as the difficulty it would have to execute a definitive study that cancels out all other variables, like exercise, environment, work, etc. Plus, it’s not like a drug or medication would come out of this type of study that would profit a pharmaceutical company, so it is unlikely that an investment for an in-depth study on this will happen any time in the near future.

    Although I am all about the facts and research when writing an article or giving advice on anything, this is one of the few times I would go ahead and answer a question without research backing me up. Yes, diet can absolutely affect your skin. For those of you that exercise, you know that diet and wise food intake is half the battle. Well if the food you eat affects the way your muscles and fat react, same can be said for your skin, which is not only your largest but also one of the fastest regenerating and cell dividing organs of your body.

    Even without specific research, I can confidently say from simply knowing my anatomy and physiology that our skin is affected by our diet. The food we eat is digested, filtered, and absorbed into the blood stream. That same blood goes and provides nutrients to all our cells which include the ones making up the skin. Although our body has an amazing natural filtration system in both the selective absorption of the intestines and the liver, we know that it can’t filter everything. So if you are eating too many oily foods or maybe too many sugary treats, those fats and sugars will make its way into the blood and to your cells. The skin’s reaction to the various nutrients, if we can even call it that, will be different from person to person, so it is hard to say whether this will cause a breakout or not.

    ClearLee Skin and Diet Eggs and bacon

    Now, while diet can affect your skin, it is important to remember that there are so many bigger and better researched factors that affect your skin. From sun exposure to bacterial infections, there are so many factors that have been studied to cause skin conditions, whether it is irritation, acne, or even cancer. In order to take good care of you skin, make sure you first cover the basics of cleansing, exfoliating, hydrating, and moisturizing your skin. The ClearLee Clear Skin Set is great for covering these steps. Also, make sure to protect your skin from the sun when going outside.

    ClearLee Clear Skin Diet Fruits

     And, of course, eating healthy will be an added bonus for good skin care. In fact, it’ll be awesome for your overall health! There are plenty of balanced food charts, recipes, and meal plans out there so I won’t go too much into detail. In fact, my friend Nathan from Quick10Workouts recently came out with a meal plan. I was lucky enough to be one of the first people to see it thought it would be awesome to share his hard work! If you have any questions, comments, or experiences of food making you break out, please share below and I’ll do my best to read all of them! Thanks for reading and I’ll catch you next time.

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    What’s White Sulfur Mineral Water?? -5 min read-

    Jennifer Lee

    What’s the first thing you think of when you hear ‘sulfur water?' Probably the distinct and unpleasant smell of rotten eggs that it has as it penetrates your nostrils, oh-so strongly. Despite its many health benefits that it may have, many may forego these benefits to avoid the rancid smell of the water. Or perhaps, the first thing you think of is sulfur water springs and spas, which can be so heavenly- assuming the smell doesn’t bother you. But who's got the time and money for that on a daily basis?! 

    ClearLee Skin Made Easy Blog Sulfur Springs Dominica

    So then, is there a win-win solution to avoiding the smell, while obtaining the health benefits of sulfur mineral water and saving time and money? Yes!

    The base of all of the products made at ClearLee is white sulfur mineral water, but they don’t carry the smell one would associate with sulfur water. In fact, all the products have very pleasant aromas. Solely by smell, you probably wouldn’t even assume white sulfur mineral water to be one of the main ingredients. How is this possible? The blend of essential oils carefully incorporated to each and every one of the products not only proves great for your skin, but also allows the products to smell delightful. But to those who hate strong, overpowering scents also don’t have to worry! Because it’s not overbearing at all. Just a slight hint of aroma that’s pleasing to your olfactory(smell) system.

    First and foremost lets answer the question: What are the health benefits of sulfur water?

    ClearLee Skin Made Easy Blog Sulfur Springs

    Sulfur springs have been said to be a health and beauty aid since the days of fire and brimstone where even the soldiers of the Trojan war would take dips for curative purposes. Modern studies have shown that the waters help address health concerns like:

    • arthritis
    • allergies
    • psoriasis
    • eczema

    Sulfur as an element is in fact recognized for its antimicrobial properties. It’s also known for being one of the more abundant elements in the body and a key component of collagen, which is highly important for connective tissue. On top of that, its essential to glutathione, which is one of the body’s most important antioxidants. And from personal experience, it’s definitely helped with calming down acne to the point where no more oral medication was necessary (I was on minocycline for a couple years).

     

    Now, what’s the difference between regular sulfur water and white sulfur mineral water?

    Simply put, most sulfur springs are orange-brown in color, but the water ClearLee draws is clear and rich in sulfur as well as many other minerals that crystallize into a white powder when evaporated. Check out the pics below!

    ClearLee Skin Made Easy Blog White Sulfur Mineral Water Powder EvaporationHow cool is that?? You can visibly see the minerals that get to go on your skin.

    The water obtained is drawn from natural flowing, underground springs that are studied and said to be one of the most sulfur and mineral enriched waters in the Americas. And because its constantly flowing, it’s naturally filtered through the ground where it is purified by mineral rocks. This water is even safe to drink for internal health benefits unlike regular sulfur water. And although all the products at ClearLee are made with all natural ingredients (might I also say they’re vegan) don’t go consuming these because they’re not made to eat! But if you want more info on white sulfur mineral water check out this video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIElqjTdaH0

    ClearLee Skin Made Easy Blog White Sulfur Mineral Water Underground

    How do ClearLee’s products save you time and money?

    Since ClearLee delivers straight to your door, you don’t need to take the day off to travel far to find these enriching sulfur mineral waters anymore. ClearLee will do the traveling for you. In addition, for the amount of products that you get, the price is 'ClearLee' worth it. 

    Experience the benefits of white sulfur mineral water in the comfort of your home.

     

     

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