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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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Helpful Habits For Keeping Your Skin Clear

There are a lot of little things to keep in mind when it comes to preventing acne. A big one is cleanliness, but not just of your skin. You also want to think of things that regularly come into contact with your face. Here are a few things to remember while on your journey of […]

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Will Microdermabrasion Help My Acne?

Microdermabrasion has two different methods that may be unreliable when it comes to helping sensitive or acne prone skin. In this article, we will explain what they are, what they are used for, and what the potential risks are when using them for aiding acne. The first method of microdermabrasion is called Crystal microdermabrasion. During […]

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July 9, 2019
Common Acne Care Mistakes to Avoid

At Skintherapy, it’s a point of pride for us to provide comprehensive, tailored skincare for acne and acne scarring. From a variety of treatments to expertise across a wide world of acne products, even including specialty areas like acne-safe makeup, our estheticians are here to help minimize the appearance and impact of acne all over […]

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Spa Facials. Do They Help or Harm Acne?

It’s not hard to find horror stories online showing the results of a bad facial. This post is not to scare you, but to let you in on what to look for in an esthetician and common risks that come with getting spa facials.   Good skin is most importantly about having a solid routine, […]

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June 11, 2019
Debunking Common Myths About Acne and Treatment

When treating acne, it’s important to have a solid handle on what works and what doesn’t for your issues. All patients have slightly different acne-related symptoms and concerns, all under the backdrop of typically causes and exacerbators of acne that are familiar to most people who have suffered from it. At Skintherapy, we’ve noticed that […]

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What's The Best Way To Wash Your Face?

Though it can be a struggle to find the right cleansing routine, there are a lot of ways you can do it wrong, which we will address in this post to help you get the most out of your skincare routine. The right cleansing process will help you avoid breakouts and even help reduce scarring. […]

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What's Better for Acne, Shaving or Waxing?

The question we are going to answer in this article can be a little bit embarrassing for most people. Similar to having acne, it’s one of those unspoken problems that feels like talking about it will only make it worse somehow.   But we are here to remind you that having unwanted hair is completely […]

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May 14, 2019
Basics and Treatments for Female Hormonal Acne

When it comes to acne, particularly for teenagers and young adults, there’s a specific connection between this condition and hormones in the body. Hormone fluctuations are a direct cause of acne, and these age groups experience the largest changes in these areas and therefore deal with this with the greatest frequency. At Skintherapy, we’re here […]

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Can Microneedling Help Treat My Acne?

Microneedling is the process of creating many tiny microchannels in the skin. These channels fill in with new scar tissue which the body then uses  to connect the tissue adjacent to each opening, creating a mold for building new skin cells. Acne discolors the skin as well, with red or light brown patches resulting from […]

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What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling uses tiny needles to penetrate the skin to stimulate collagen growth. This procedure can help with many skin conditions, including:  Fine lines and wrinkles  Skin laxity and sagging  Discoloration, pigment issues and dullness (even melasma)  Skin texture issues  Collagen production (for more firm, youthful plumpness)  Large pores  Acne scars This method for dealing with […]

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April 9, 2019
Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels to Supplement Acne Care

At Skintherapy, we take a comprehensive approach to your acne treatment and skin care. Through a combination of various products tailored to your needs plus our LED Light Therapy Treatment, we’ll help you with a full consultation and subsequent appointments that will establish a strong skincare routine and work to clear your skin of any […]

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Can You Grow Out Of Your Acne?

Although tons of research has been done on the subject, it took awhile for researchers to understand that ultimately, acne comes down to genetics. Certain genes cause overproduction of sebum and dead skin cells. Because of this, acne can’t be cured, only controlled. Which means for some people, they will have to deal with it […]

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March 20, 2019
Can Products Like Hair Dye Cause Breakouts?

In this post, we are going to be discussing the use of different hair products and their effect on the scalp and skin. At the end, we will also have a user friendly guide to help you choose the most beneficial products for you and those who suffer from acne-prone skin. Now, when it comes […]

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Is My Acne Hormonal?

All of us have hormones. They regulate our inner workings to help us perform bodily functions, from the most basic to the most complicated. Some people’s hormones are more in balance than others and this imbalance can cause a variety of problems with our adrenal glands, pituitary, and thyroid. But can hormones affect your skin […]

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February 20, 2019
Do You Have Bumpy, Pebbly Skin? It Could Be Non-Inflamed Acne Arrest.

If you have acne, you know how difficult dealing with pimples, blackheads, cysts and even scars can be. Although it is an inherited disorder of the pores, it often feels like your skin wants to sludge up dead skin cells like a clogged drain over and over again into eternity. While normal pores shed about […]

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February 12, 2019
The Impact of Junk Food on Acne Risks

There are a number of factors that may impact the presence of acne on the face, whether for high-risk teens or people in other age groups. One major area here is the foods and drinks we consume, which can play a big role in several areas of bodily health and appearance, including the potential for […]

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What is the Difference Between Folliculitus and Acne?

Folliculitis is inflammation of the hair follicle. It’s often triggered by yeast, fungi, viruses, or infection already present on the skin. What typically causes it to flare up are things such as over shaving, razor burn, and bacteria floating around in places like hot tubs. These situations can cause staph infection and inflammation of ingrown […]

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January 21, 2019
Do Extractions Cause Scarring?

It’s pretty normal to wonder if something will leave a scar on your skin, or what to do if you already have scars. But first things first, let us help mitigate your fears about scarring. When done by a professional who has been trained to do extractions: No, they will not usually cause scarring. (However, […]

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