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Pore Clogging Ingredients

Some of the worst offenders of clogging pores and irritating acne are those skin care, hair care and makeup products that contain offending ingredients.  Natural oils like cocoa butter and coconut oil which are found in many “organic” skin care lines will wreak havoc with acne-prone skin. In fact, many professional skin care products, natural […]

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October 11, 2022
Common Skincare Habits that Can Make SLC Acne Breakouts Worse

Among the many things that make acne breakouts frustrating for those who deal with them, the fact that they have so many potential causes is definitely on this list prominently. From simple genetics to the kinds of foods you eat and many others, there are numerous things that may impact your acne and breakout frequency […]

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September 13, 2022
4 Acne Treatment Trends You Should Probably Avoid

The internet is never short on advice for curing whatever might ail you. When it comes to skincare advice – particularly acne treatment – you can find literally thousands of online articles and videos offering advice. However, before you turn to TikTok for your skin treatment advice, stop to consider that this kind of advice […]

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August 9, 2022
4 Simple Ways to Boost Your Daily Acne Treatment Routine

If you have been battling with skin issues, you might already know that a solid acne treatment routine is one of the best ways to get problem breakouts under control. Unfortunately, when fighting the battle with acne, things might seem to be taking longer than you would like. If you’re looking for a few easy […]

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July 12, 2022
Is Your Makeup Helping or Hurting Your Breakouts?

Wearing makeup can be important for helping you look and feel your best. Getting your makeup just right can boost your self-confidence and make you feel ready to face the day. Unfortunately, if you are prone to acne breakouts, makeup can be problematic. You can experience skin irritation and clogged pores, leading to increased problem. […]

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June 14, 2022
Do High-Quality Skincare Ingredients Really Make a Difference?

If you suffer from acne or another troubling skin condition, you have probably started taking notice of ingredients. If you haven’t yet started poring over acne skincare product labels to see what they contain, is that something you need to be concerned about? The truth is that high-quality skincare ingredients do make a difference in […]

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May 10, 2022
Myths and Facts About Skincare in the Summer Months

Summer months are coming, and for many that means more time out in the sun—and more skin-baring activities outdoors. Learning how to properly care for skin can help you feel confident while you’re out and about. Here are some common myths about summer skincare that we can debunk today. Myth: Summer requires a total skincare […]

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April 12, 2022
What is Acne Spot Treatment, and How Should You Use It?

Those pimples can be frustrating, especially when they pop up out of nowhere or get irritated and red. Unfortunately, most of us can’t avoid the occasional flare-up. When that happens, acne spot treatments might be the right answer. What is an Acne Spot Treatment? Acne spot treatments are either over-the-counter or prescription creams that you […]

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March 8, 2022
Acne Treatment Dos and Don’ts for Sensitive Skin

Acne can be frustrating and embarrassing, but for people with sensitive skin the challenges of breakouts are often complicated. That’s because most acne treatment options include harsh ingredients that can cause even more irritation, redness, and pain. These dos and don’ts for treating acne with sensitive skin can help you get clearer skin without making […]

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March 8, 2022
How to Properly Use Serum in Your Daily Skincare Routine

If you have browsed beauty blogs or looked into skincare routines lately, you’ve probably seen a lot of content about serums. So what exactly are they, and how do you incorporate them into a daily skincare routine to maximize the benefits? Here is a basic overview of the benefits of serum, who should be using […]

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January 11, 2022
Why You Shouldn’t Skip Sunscreen in Winter

By now everyone knows that sunscreen is an essential part of your skincare routine in the summer. When you are outside on a hot summer day it’s easy to understand why—you can feel those UV rays penetrating and burning your skin within minutes. But it can be harder to remember that you still need to […]

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December 14, 2021
Tips on Keeping Your Skin Healthy in Dry Winter Months

Winter is a tough time for your skin, but with the right skincare routine you can overcome the dry air and dreary days to maintain healthy, beautiful skin. The key is knowing which products to use, and how to adjust your normal routine to account for harsh weather. These tips will help you maintain a […]

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November 9, 2021
Understanding the Moisturizing Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is an ingredient that has gotten a lot of attention when it comes to skincare. But what is it, what benefits does it provide, and how should you be using it in your skincare routine (or should you be using it at all)? We’ll cover the basics to help you decide. What is […]

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November 9, 2021
4 Things You Might Be Doing Wrong in a Skincare Moisturizing Routine

A proper skincare routine should include moisturizer, and that seems pretty straightforward. You just get a moisturizer and apply it to your face to keep it from getting too dry, right? Wrong. Hydration is one of the key aspects of healthy skin, but slapping on some lotion you found on the drugstore shelf isn’t necessarily […]

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October 12, 2021
Do You Need an Exfoliating Facial Cleanser?

You’ve probably seen a lot of advertisements about the benefits of exfoliating products. Many exfoliating ingredients today are added to cleansers so you can conveniently use them in your regular routine. So what is an exfoliating cleanser, and do you need one? What Are Exfoliating Cleansers? Cleansing is an essential step in your face wash […]

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August 10, 2021
The Myths (and Realities) of “Shrinking Your Pores” with Skincare

You have probably seen it a lot in advertising—the promise that a specific product can “shrink” your large pores. It’s something that many brands and skincare companies advertise products that will shrink or minimize the look of pores. The problem with this claim is that it’s actually not possible to shrink pores. It’s a persistent […]

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August 10, 2021
Salicylic Acid vs Benzoyl Peroxide: Which One is Best?

Two common ingredients that are widely used in acne-fighting products are salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. Perhaps you noticed these two products in different creams, face washes, and serums and wondered what the difference is between the two, and whether one is more effective than the other. We’ll go over some of the key differences […]

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July 13, 2021
4 Keys to Effectively Eliminate Body Acne

There is a lot of information out there about treating acne on your face and neck, but that’s not the only place that you can have acne. Since acne is your body’s inflammatory reaction to clogged pores, you can get it anywhere on your body where there are pores (which is basically everywhere). The most […]

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June 8, 2021
3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Try to Fight Acne on Your Own

When you first see the signs of a pimple popping up on your face or neck you probably immediately reach for the nearest acne-fighting tools that you can get your hands on. For millions of people that means something you found on the shelf of a drugstore, a local big-box store, or online. Unfortunately there […]

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May 11, 2021
Myths and Facts About Skincare in the Summer Months

Every season can present unique challenges for your skin. Just like the weather changes, so do your skincare needs. Let’s talk about some of the most common myths about skincare and acne treatment in the summer. Myth: Tanning helps clear acne. Fact: Acne is not affected by the amount of sun that your skin gets, […]

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March 9, 2021
What is Acne Spot Treatment, and How Should You Use It?

Just like there are several different types of acne—blackheads, whiteheads, hormonal/cystic acne, comedones, papules, pustules—there are also different types of treatment. The right treatment for your acne can vary depending on what is causing your breakouts, your skin type, and many other factors. One of the most common treatments for acne is called a “spot […]

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