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Problem: Pillow Acne

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Problem:  Pillow Acne.  Yes it’s true.  If you don’t take off your make-up or cleanse your skin thoroughly before bed, you could experience breakouts.  Solution: Use only cotton fiber sheets.  Cotton fibers help to soak up excess oil and debris that can be left behind by other linen fabrics.  Flip your pillow every other night and spray anti-bacterial spray (for skin) are great to be use opposite the side you are sleeping on (so it has time to work).  This will make a major difference in side-skin clarity.

Scott-Vincent Borba Celebrity Esthetician and Make-up Artist.

For over a decade, Scott-Vincent has been a renowned innovator in the beauty category and has worked on such esteemed brands such as Hard Candy Cosmetics, Johnson & Johnson®, P&G/Wella-Sebastian, Shiseido/Joico, and Dr. Murad.Scott-Vincent helped found E.L.F. Cosmetics with the idea that quality color cosmetics shouldn’t be limited to high-end department stores. Aside from contributing to the monthly blogs, he oversees new product development and leads the brand with head-turning innovation. A graduate of Santa Clara University, Scott-Vincent received an education in Psychology, Law, Business and Marketing.  Since then, he has succeeded as a high-fashion model, TV personality and became a licensed aesthetician to further his credentials and experiences. He founded BORBA, and continues to use his creative thinking to push the envelopes of skin care as we know it. Beyond creating groundbreaking approaches to skin care, Scott-Vincent Borba’s passion lies in raising awareness for the needs of troubled children.  He is an active spokesperson for The Covenant House, a non-profit organization that provides food, shelter, counseling and education for youth in need.

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Rachface wrote:
1) 12/2/2009 9:19:42 PM
Using a good cleanser and moisturizer is also important when you wake up to get rid of oil and dirt from your pillow and drool from sleeping! =D
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SimplyAmazed wrote:
2) 12/2/2009 10:11:06 PM
I didn't even know that! Wow...
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kwamesmom wrote:
3) 12/2/2009 11:19:27 PM
Sometimes its so hard after a long day to make it to the bathroom to cleanse my skin, so in a pinch I have found baby wipes to be a fantastic way to remove makeup, so that cleansing my skin will be a faster process once I get to the bathroom.
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kat584 wrote:
4) 12/5/2009 12:09:16 PM
that could explain my recent breakouts. yuck!!!
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jena wrote:
5) 12/5/2009 4:56:52 PM
So true, Scott-Vincent, you should write a book...
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Jaszy wrote:
6) 12/6/2009 9:06:37 AM
i never thought tht my pillow could b behind the cause of my acne.. i definitley goin to look into gettn an antibactierial spray
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AmazedCustomer wrote:
7) 12/6/2009 10:20:46 AM
Wow...that is great information to have, very helpful and will hopefully help with clearing up my skin. Thanks!
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alliewithlove wrote:
8) 12/19/2009 10:34:59 PM
hey i had 3 big pimples because i went to bed without taking off my makeup.. most people know that they have it on ,but they feel lazy to hop out of bed and wash it off ( that me .. : (
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cavewomaninga wrote:
9) 12/22/2009 9:15:54 PM
where do you get said anti-bacterial spray? i live in canada so don't mention walgreens and things, lol. if anything, what brand should i look out for
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jesscredible wrote:
10) 12/23/2009 5:11:33 PM
what is the best cleanser you are using to spray on your pillows? i have super sensitive skin so i don't want to use something that will be harsh when i lay down my head to sleep..
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lifesepitome wrote:
11) 12/30/2009 12:57:30 PM
I knew that if your pillow case was dirty or "unwashed" for quite a while then you can get acne from it.. but I never thought of getting an anti-bacterial spray for it. What spray would be recommended? I have combination skin so it's so much harder to deal with situations like these..
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