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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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Why Do I Breakout Everytime I Shave?

Similarities Between Razor Bumps and Acne Despite their differences, razor bumps and acne have some similarities in how they present themselves. Both acne pimples and razor bumps can become infected with bacteria. The immune system responds to these bacteria by...

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Does Wearing Makeup Cause Acne?

Does Wearing Makeup Cause Acne?

Hundreds of myths circulate about what factors cause acne. How do you know which ones to believe? One of the most common perceptions is that wearing makeup causes acne – but, does it? The answer, as with most questions concerning pimples and breakouts, is that makeup...

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How Often Should You Wash Your Bedding To Prevent Acne?

Acne mechanica is any type of acne that is the result of material or objects touching you face. When your pillowcase isn’t laundered or changed regularly, a build-up of dirt or oil from the environment as well as your skin and hair touching the pillow is transferred...

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Which Acid Is Best For Your Skin?

You are probably already familiar with the most common type of acid recommended for acne sufferers: Salicylic Acid. But just because it’s a common product doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily the best type of acid for your skin and your specific type of acne.   In...

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Can Ice Help Inflammation?

Pimples and zits can be tricky to get rid of, and they’re even more tempting to pop. You already know that popping is a complete no-no. There are potential benefits to ice on pimples, but the question is whether this method is effective enough to fully clear up your...

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How to Cover Up Acne With Acne Safe Makeup

One of the most stressful parts about having acne is feeling like people are looking at you and judging you for having it. While acne is the most common skin condition that more than 40 million Americans deal with at least once during their lifetimes, that fact...

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Myths About The Science Of Skincare

It’s generally best practice to take everything you hear (or read on the internet) with a grain of salt. Hopefully, you already have a skincare routine that you do every morning and night but there might be some things that you do (or not do) based on the advice...

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Pros & Cons of DIY Acne Treatment

Pros & Cons of DIY Acne Treatment

When you suffer from acne, you go through much more than breakouts on your skin. This condition can devastate your self-esteem and make you sit home alone, afraid to show your face to the world. Seeing a dermatologist can, unfortunately, be very expensive. And, for...

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What You Need to Know About Parabens

Parabens have been causing quite the controversy in the recent decade. From studies showing links to cancer, to some countries instigating outright bans against it, it’s definitely been making headlines. But what exactly is it and is it really that bad for you?...

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Using Probiotics to Improve Acne

Using Probiotics to Improve Acne

The health benefits of probiotics are well known in the medical community, but did you know that using a probiotic can help get your acne under control and keep your skin clear? Doctors prescribe probiotics to patients for certain conditions but, if you visit a...

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