Acne Therapy Education | Skintherapy - Part 5

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Dark Spots

Brown spots, sun spots, age spots, liver spots: you’ve probably heard dark spots called many different things. Some of the most frequently asked questions I get are related to the dark spots people find on their face and hands. What...



Hyperpigmentation

Pigmentation is the color found in a person’s skin. Hyperpigmentation occurs when the person’s pigmentation takes on a darker color usually due to excessive sun damage or sunburns. Hyperpigmentation produces darker pigment in the area which received the damage. Before...



Skin Exfoliation

Exfoliation involves the removal of the oldest dead cells on the skin's outermost surface, and has been used for many years to help maintain skin health. There are two types of exfoliations in the skincare world: mechanical and chemical. Examples...



Omega 3 Fish Oils/DHA for Acne Prone Skin

You may have read our last post about the new Healthy Skin Formula we have started carrying or if you've made a recent visit to our clinic, you may have noticed the three new supplements on the shelves of "Acne...



New Suppliments at Skintherapy Skincare and Acne Clinic

If you understand the cause of acne then it makes sense that taking zinc and selenium for acne is beneficial.  The good news is that when zinc and selenium are taken in combination with other acne products and acne treatments...



Fish Oil for Acne

What do fish oil and cod liver oil have to do with acne, anyway? In a nutshell, fish oil - or rather, omega-3 fatty acids - appears to help some people clear up their skin faster.  This is because omega-3s...



Sugar and Acne

If you're acne prone, you may want to try cutting back on empty carbs and sweets. Researchers are revisiting the connections between diet and acne and a growing body of evidence suggests that eating a diet rich in high glycemic...



Acne Scarring-How Should I Treat My Scars?

Acne Scars Acne can be a devastating disorder – not only is it frustrating to have active acne in the form of spots, redness and pustules, these lesions can leave their mark in the form of scars and dark spots....



What you need to know about Sunscreen

With the summer months in full swing, questions about sunscreen become greater and more of a concern for almost everyone. Physical, chemical, mineral, zinc or broad-spectrum? These days there are what seems to be hundreds of different sunscreens on the...



Acne Excoriee- What are the Signs and Symptoms

Acne excoriée is a type of acne that is sometimes called picker's acne because it occurs when the affected individual picks at the acne lesions. The picking exacerbates the acne and causes scars; the scarring leads to more acne and,...