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What is the Difference Between Folliculitus and Acne?

Folliculitis is inflammation of the hair follicle. It’s often triggered by yeast, fungi, viruses, or infection already present on the skin. What typically causes it to flare up are things such as over shaving, razor burn, and bacteria floating around in places like...

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Do Extractions Cause Scarring?

It’s pretty normal to wonder if something will leave a scar on your skin, or what to do if you already have scars.   But first things first, let us help mitigate your fears about scarring.   When done by a professional who has been trained to do extractions: No, they...

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Pore Clogging Ingredients

Some of the worst offenders of clogging pores and irritating acne are those skin care products and hair care products that contain pore-clogging ingredients.  Natural oils like cocoa butter and coconut oil which are found in many “organic” skin care lines will wreak...

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Can Kissing Cause Breakouts?

Now here is the situation. Your skin has been beautifully, perfectly, stunningly clear for months (except maybe a couple hormonal pimples here and there, but no big deal, right...)   And then it happens out of seemingly nowhere. You meet a boy. A male distraction, if...

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Why Does My Skin Purge?

In our clinic we get asked about skin purging and if our products will give people more acne.  The answer to this is two fold.  First off, some people especially if they have non inflamed acne purging will most likely happen when the correct products are being used to...

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Skin Picking: Addiction or Compulsion and How to Stop

The desire for perfect, blemish-free skin is one everyone in our modern society strives for. You see pictures of splendidly perfect skin everywhere on Instagram, Facebook, magazines. But what’s that, you say? More acne? Scabs? Dry skin? It sees like no matter what you...

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Red Bumps, Chicken Skin…. You May Have Keratosis Pilaris.

When it comes to your skin, you want solid, timely advice. There’s so much out there, how do you start?   You’ve done great by starting your journey here reading this blog!   Keratosis Pilaris affects 30-50% of the world’s population. That includes some A-list stars...

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Signs of a Staph Infection and What to Do.

A Staph infection can be tricky to spot because it can look similar to acne. The difference lies in that Staph quickly becomes incredibly inflamed and there isn’t an obvious border where one lesion ends and another begins.   It’s important to know that the...

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