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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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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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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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February 9, 2021
Effective Treatments for Acne Scars

Experiencing a severe acne breakout can be embarrassing, but for some people a blemish doesn’t just go away when the pimple clears up. Acne scars can last for several weeks, months, or even years after your acne is gone. So how can you get rid of acne scars or prevent them from happening? Here are […]

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Exfoliating Cleansers for Acne

Exfoliation is often essential to maintain clear and smooth skin. Exfoliating cleansers combine the benefits of both cleaning and refreshing the skin while also removing dead skin cells for a bright complexion.   Many people like to use face scrubs as part of their skin care routines. The tricky thing about exfoliation is it can […]

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January 12, 2021
Why Benzoyl Peroxide is a Powerful Ingredient to Fight Acne

If you have browsed the store shelves or talked to a skin specialist who knows about the importance of using quality ingredients to fight acne, you have probably heard of benzoyl peroxide. This is one of the most common ingredients in treating acne and here's how it works. What Causes Acne The surface of your […]

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December 8, 2020
Why a Personalized Skincare Regimen is Important for Battling Acne

When it comes to skin no two people are alike, so why is it that most skincare products and regimens are designed for basically anyone and everyone? While there are some underlying products and ingredients that are beneficial to help most people keep their skin clean and clear, having a more personalized skincare regimen can […]

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The Best Cleanser For Inflamed Acne!

If you’re prone to acne, you may have tried a few different remedies and methods to cleanse your skin, including face washes. A face wash is important for managing acne as it rids the dead skin cells, oil, dirt, makeup, and sweat, which cause breakouts. As key as a face wash is to any skin […]

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The What, When & Why's Of Washing Your Face

How often should you wash your face? We’ve all become accustomed to washing our hands often, many more times a day that you would likely ever think to wash your face. It can feel mysterious-how much is too much and how much is too little?   On one hand, you want to get rid of […]

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What's The Difference Between Retinol & Retinyl Palmitate?

The word retinol has become such a common phrase in the skincare industry that most people have it in their routines or will use it for its anti-aging properties. It's arguably the most famous and effective anti-aging ingredient but can also treat a handful of other common skin hang ups including texture, dark spots, and […]

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October 13, 2020
Top Reasons to Add Microdermabrasion to Your Skincare Routine

You may have heard people raving about microdermabrasion and wondered if it was a good option for you. This popular skin treatment is relatively simple, and it provides a ton of benefits for your skin. Let’s talk about what it is, and some of the main reasons you should schedule a microdermabrasion session with an […]

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Tips to Stop Picking At Your Skin

Skin picking is a hard habit to break that many who suffer from acne have to deal with. It’s called Excoriation disorder, dermatillomania, or chronic skin picking and it impacts as many as 1 in 20 people.   Sometimes there are no specific causes for skin picking. It can develop over years or become a […]

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September 25, 2020
Sunscreen: When, Why, and How to Use it in Your Skincare Routine

Your skin is the barrier between the outside world and your body. It’s exposed to all kinds of things throughout the day—pollution, dirt, sunlight—and all of these things can cause damage to your skin. Protecting against these environmental hazards is an important part of skincare. One of the best ways to create a barrier is […]

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Is Makeup Making Your Acne Worse?

There are a lot of factors that can impact whether you experience breakouts, and one of the most common concerns that people have is whether their acne could be causing (or worsening) breakouts. The answer is yes, makeup can definitely affect breakouts. Much of that depends on the quality of your products, and whether they […]

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Acne & Social Media

Most of the time, social media and acne seem like they don’t go together. Everywhere you look, there are pristine airbrushed pictures of people living their best lives. It can often feel like acne doesn’t fit into that standard.   Research has shown that out of 1010 teens (15-19 years old) who were surveyed about […]

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Tips For Managing Mask Breakouts

Acne associated with friction of fabric touching your skin (like a hat, mask, or helmet) is called acne mechanica. We all have tiny little hair follicles on our face, chest and back, and wearing anything that creates friction and pressure can irritate the hair follicles and result in an acne flare.   While vital for […]

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