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A Look At Accutane's Side Effects

Whether or not to take Accutane (or Isotretinoin) is no small decision, as it has some serious side effects that come along with taking it. Although countless personal and medical trials have been done on it since its release in the early 1980s, there are a lot of side effects that you should be aware […]

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Do You Really Need Medication to Manage Your Acne?

The experience most people have with acne is this; calling a dermatologist and scheduling an appointment, at that appointment, the doctor spends 5-10 minutes looking at your skin and then suggests you take some sort of antibiotic, contraceptive, or other medication. These medications often have uncomfortable short and longterm side effects, so most people end […]

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5 Things to Avoid When You Have Acne

Triggers for acne come in a variety of different forms, as you have probably experienced in your lifetime. Sometimes it seems like these triggers are random and incoherent, whereas other times you generally know when you expect a breakout and about how long it will last. The most frustrating part about having acne is a […]

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A Drug-Free Way to Clear Acne

In today’s day and age, people and teenagers alike tend to gravitate toward quick fixes and easy cures. The only problem with that is acne can’t be cured with a pill or antibiotic. Those solutions are usually only temporary and can cause health problems if used long-term.   Many doctors and dermatologists prescribe drugs like […]

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Why Over the Counter Treatments Won’t Clear Your Teen’s Acne

What Most People Don’t Realize Most over-the-counter acne medications contain pore-clogging ingredients that actually make acne worse instead of better. If you take the time like we did and read the ingredient lists on the back of common acne products, you would realize that many of them contain pore-cloggers. In this post, we’ll be reviewing […]

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5 Food's That Can Trigger Acne in Your Teen.

Think about all the new experiences that happen in your teens; driving, dating, college, friends, jobs. Teens teeter on the line of independence and discipline essentially until the day they move out on their own. It can be a tumultuous time for teenagers. And on top of that all that, there’s frequently another struggle. Acne […]

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What Your Teen Wants You To Know About Their Acne...

What your teenager tells you: “Yes, I have been washing my face.” “Yes, I am trying not to pick.” “No, I don’t want to go to the school dance. Dances are lame.” What your teenager doesn’t tell you: “I’ve been washing my face more aggressively than ever but I don’t know why I’m still breaking […]

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What Causes Adult Acne and How to Fix It.

As a teen with acne, your dreams are made up of days where you no longer suffer from embarrassing breakouts. Adulthood is the ticket out of Zitville, at least you hope anyway.  Adult acne is classified as having acne over the age of 25. At that point, your teen years are behind you and you […]

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7 Lifestyle Choices to Keep Your Acne At Bay

Want to know some secrets to clear skin? Read on for solid advice on how to keep bothersome acne from intruding on your life. 1. Working Out: Good for Your Body and Your Skin New year, new you, right? The gym is a great place to develop strength and fitness, but did you know it […]

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Flawless Wedding Day Skin

You're about to start a big chapter in your life and there's a buzz of excitement in the air. And there’s so much to do! Planning a wedding is no joke. You've got to find a venue, decide on your invitation list, choose a ring for your hubby-to-be, find a caterer, flowers and decorations, the […]

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Will I Ever Outgrow My Acne?

They say there is a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to acne, which is the adage that it’s “just a phase. You grow out of it. It won’t last forever.” It’s these popular beliefs that keep kids going. In fact, if you ask many adolescents, they might tell you that […]

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Do Greasy Foods Make You Break Out?

Who doesn’t love a delicious slice of pizza on a Friday night? Or an appetizing cheeseburger while out to lunch with friends? Greasy foods have become a staple called “American Food” and rightly so. There’s nothing more American than throwing some hot dogs on the grill and serving them up for the whole neighborhood. These […]

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Top Face Washing Tips and Acne Safe Cleansers.

If you have acne and you’re not sure how to treat it, there are a lot of questions running through your mind constantly. There’s a lot of wondering if something you did or ate yesterday will make you break out today. Or if something you put on your skin today will make you break out […]

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Treat Your Body Acne Successfully with these Tips and Our Body Acne Kit!

Many people who suffer from face acne may also, unfortunately, suffer from acne on their body. Although they are not mutually exclusive, often if you find yourself with one, you might also find yourself dealing with another. Similar to face acne, body acne cannot be “cured” but can only be treated. And best of all, […]

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How Does Oxidative Stress Impact Acne

The definition of oxidative stress is “an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the ability of the body to counteract or detoxify their harmful effects through neutralization by antioxidants.” But what does that mean in correlation to your acne? Studies have shown that oxidative stress is caused by foods and other consumed substances […]

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The Relationship Between Smoking and Acne

If you have acne and have ever smoked or had a habit of smoking, there are some interesting facts that you should know. By this point, you’ve probably heard everything there is to know about the ill-effects that smoking tobacco has on your body, but what about the effects it has on your acne? On […]

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Does Coffee Promote Acne?

Many people worry that drinking coffee will trigger a breakout. You’ll find all sorts of information out there about what coffee does to the body and skin, but here is some information to think about when it comes to that nice, steamy cup of coffee some of us love and can’t live without. Coffee contains […]

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The Problem with Biotin When it Comes to Your Acne

If you’ve ever wondered how to get your hair as long and shiny as a model’s, then you may have heard about the magical phenomenon of biotin. Same if you’ve ever wanted stronger nails and better skin--biotin is the recommended supplement, right? It says it right there on the bottle. What’s all the hype about […]

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Popular Acne Products that Make Your Acne Worse

Marketing geniuses would love to have you believe that their most famous acne clearing products are safe and do exactly what they advertise--clear your skin. But sadly, this is simply not the case for the products we are about to review in this article. Many doctors and dermatologists are prescribing products for your acne that […]

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How Sleep Impacts Your Acne: 4 Ways to Get More Sleep

International research has shown that lack of sleep is one of the biggest aggravators when it comes to acne (The Clear Skin Diet, Alan C. Logan and Valori Treloar.) When you are sleep deprived, your adrenal glands, levels of cortisol, and insulin levels are disrupted. This makes you more stressed, less likely to get a […]

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