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February 11, 2020
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 can cause acne, but it doesn’t necessarily have to. […]

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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 back onto your skin. This can clog pores […]

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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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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 this post, we’ll share with you why acids are so […]

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January 14, 2020
3 Surprising Tasks that Can Help Control Acne

Are you looking for the best ways to cure or control acne? You might be surprised by how many seemingly innocuous factors can cause breakouts and flare-ups. The fact is that there is no one single cause of acne. You can develop problems due to your diet, your skincare routine, environmental conditions, etc. If you’re […]

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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 breakout for good. How it works […]

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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 doesn’t make it feel any easier to cope […]

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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 you’ve heard over and over again […]

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December 10, 2019
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 those people who don’t have health insurance – or insurance […]

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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? Parabens’ first appearance in food grade items and cosmetics was in 1930 […]

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November 12, 2019
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 medical doctor or dermatologist for breakouts, the chances are slim […]

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8 Weird Things That Cause Acne Breakouts

Sometimes it can feel like acne occurs with no rhyme or reason. While the main cause of acne is genetic/hormonal reasons, there can be physical and environmental aspects at play as well. Noticing the patterns of when your acne occurs will help you keep breakouts from happening as frequently and intensely. Here’s a list of […]

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October 8, 2019
How Diet Affects Acne Breakouts

Despite what you may have heard, your diet can have a profound effect on your skin and acne flareups. Today, we understand the inner workings of the human body much better than we did decades ago. Back then, teens and others who experienced acne were advised to avoid greasy foods, chocolate, and other foods because […]

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Control Your Acne With These Simple Homecare Suggestions

Have you ever fallen down the rabbit hole of so-called acne cures and treatments? It may start off just browsing but soon enough you’re hundreds of pages deep into a single Google search with no end in sight and ending up with more questions than you originally started with. What leads you to diving so […]

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What Actually Helps Acne Scars

Acne by itself can cause strife but the after-effects can be just as damaging and far more long-lasting. Acne scarring usually happens when you pick at your skin. This is particularly bad for middle or high schoolers who simply don’t know or can’t help going after their pimples and blackheads. Of course, the best remedy […]

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September 10, 2019
Tips on Preventing Blackheads

Among those who deal with acne regularly, and even those with fewer such issues every now and then, blackheads are a well-known and common occurrence. So named for their color and appearance on the face or other skin areas, blackheads are unpleasant to look at and can be uncomfortable to deal with as well. At […]

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Has Acne Been Affecting Your Life?

While it is common for acne to develop in the beginning stages of maturation (between the ages of 10 and 13) it’s not totally uncommon for it to start later and last longer for some people, particularly if you have oily skin. Mild acne is characterized by having fewer than 20 whiteheads or blackheads, fewer […]

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Do Those Trendy Face Masks Really Work?

You’ve probably seen videos or advertisements of those white paper masks that are so popular right now. The ones with the holes cut out for your mouth and nose? Yeah, those ones. Many others have made it onto the scene as well, whether it’s charcoal, clay, rose, mud, sheets masks. But are they really good […]

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August 13, 2019
How Popping Pimples Can Worsen Acne Breakouts

There are several negative habits that may contribute to acne breakouts, and one of these relates to mistaken attempts to clear it up: Picking at or popping pimples. While it may seem like a good idea in the moment, and feels like it accomplishes something and gets rid of a negative mark, popping pimples yourself […]

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Do I Have to Use A Moisturizer If I Have Oily Skin?

When your skin gets dry, it responds by creating more oil. This extra oil can clog pores, giving you pimples. Not moisturizing if you have oily skin can actually make your skin produce more oil because it’s dry and this can cause your skin to look even more shiny. Skin has what is called a […]

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