Is Your Zip code Effecting Your Skin? Where you live may be causing your breakouts!

Is Your Zip code Effecting Your Skin? Where you live may be causing your breakouts!

Although there are many factors that can contribute to acne, little do many know that where you live not only contributes to skin problems, but it requires a personalized skincare regimen.

Depending on where you live, there are some important steps that you can take to greatly improve your skin's health.  But in general, no matter where you live, it is imperative to learn how to really clean acne prone skin without chemicals and how to moisturize acne prone skin if you want clear skin for good.

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Does Acne Prone Skin Need Daily Moisturizing Treatment?

Does Acne Prone Skin Need Daily Moisturizing Treatment?

The answer to this question is unequivocally YES.

 

If your skin is plagued by acne, blackheads or whiteheads, ranges from dry to oily, part of your daily skincare routine MUST include an appropriate moisturizer 2 TIMES daily - in the morning and in the evening - in order to help the skin stay hydrated and supple.

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How to REALLY Clean Acne Prone Skin Without Chemicals

How to REALLY  Clean Acne Prone Skin  Without Chemicals

One of the most prevailing and potentially disadvantageous myths about cleaning acne prone skin is a belief that you need to use salicylic acid or alcohol based products to do it, and in addition, scrape the skin during vigorous exfoliation.

As the intentions behind this belief are good (killing bacteria that thrive in clogged pores), and some may even experience a temporary decrease in pimples, long term effects are certainly not worth it. A few of the adverse effects you may expect from this type of cleaning is dry, irritated, prematurely aged, sun sensitive skin, and an actual increase in inflammation due to skin abrasion.

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Better Sex? Better Skin! The Best Aphrodisiacs for Sexy, Acne-Free Skin

 Better Sex?  Better Skin!  The Best Aphrodisiacs for Sexy, Acne-Free Skin

Little do many know that sex has many beauty and health benefits, including making your skin very happy! Those engaged in regular sexual activities look and behave younger, sleep better (orgasm produces endorphins and oxytocin - associated with bonding) and burn calories. Having an active sex life also increases your DHEA level; and this hormone is credited with anti-aging effects. 

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Fats that You and Your Skin can LOVE!

Fats that You and Your Skin can LOVE!

Important Information for Preventing Acne and Acne Scars

STAY TUNED BELOW FOR RECIPES THAT ARE SURE TO "WOW" ON VALENTINE'S DAY!

In our society, a simple 3-letter word "fat" grew to become a notorious villain. The fact is, however, that to live a healthy life and to show off a beautiful complexion, we need to recognize the "good" from the "bad" fats.

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The Current Hazards of Treating Acne with Birth Control Pills

The Current Hazards of Treating Acne with Birth Control Pills

Currently, the FDA is concerned about the side effects of 10 brands of birth control pills sold in the US, and 4 of the pills that are already on their list are a subject of a class action suit (Yaz®, Yasmin®, Beyaz®, Ocella®) .

With the ban of Bayer's acne drug Diane-35 in France due to the number of associated deaths and other serious health problems, and a follow up investigation in the UK, Spain, Australia and other EU and middle eastern countries as well as Canada, we feel that as a service to our clients, we need to help them to understand these developments on how this affects their own acne treatment options.

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5 Surprising DIY Remedies to get Rid of Zits for Valentine's Day

5 Surprising DIY Remedies to get Rid of Zits for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is both eagerly awaited and profoundly feared. One of the trepidations many of us feel is how to make sure that we look and feel most confident and attractive on this day. So if you see a zit popping out on your face just before V-day, it can be highly stressful.

 

Dr. Agnes helps you to alleviate those fears with her top 5 at-home quick fix acne care remedies.

 

Have all of these ingredients handy before you start so you don't scramble before you need to get ready for your night out.

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How to Get Rid of Back Acne

How to Get Rid of Back Acne

The skin on the back is thicker than anywhere else on the body and contains many sebaceous glands situated just below the surface of the skin. Sebaceous glands continuously produce and secrete skin oil (sebum) through the openings (pores) in the skin. When too much sebum is produced, pores and hair follicles become clogged and together with dirt and bacteria, you have a recipe for acne.

Why Back Acne is Hard to Get Rid Of

Factors that over stimulate sebaceous glands may be different including internal imbalance or hormonal fluctuations due to puberty or heavy exercise, which induces extra male hormones called androgens and affects both males and females.

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5 Fool Proof Ways to be Acne-Free for GOOD

5 Fool Proof Ways to be Acne-Free for GOOD

So, it's mid January, and hopefully you're still on track to fulfilling your new year resolutions, including the one to be ACNE-FREE.

 

There are too many factors to list that can derail your good intentions. Not to mention that according to statistics, by February, the percentage of people who stick with their new year's goals drops by 65%!   

 

We're here to help you not be one of those people!

 

Our 5 Fool Proof Ways on How to Stick with Your Resolution to Become Acne-Free for GOOD

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Treating Dry Skin and Acne During Winter

During the winter, people typically experience drier skin due to a number of factors, including cold and windy weather and central heating. The exposure to drastic temperature changes tends to dry out the skin.   In some cases, these factors may trigger the production of dry skin cells, which clog pores and lead to breakouts. People who struggle with acne may experience breakouts more frequently. Sufferers of eczema or rosacea may experience more intense symptoms in dry and cold weather.


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How to Not Let Sugar Destroy Your Skin this Holiday Season

How to Not Let Sugar Destroy Your Skin this Holiday Season

The holidays are a time where many indulge in sugary things. From the holiday parties to intimate gatherings, there is so much temptation that it can sometimes be hard to avoid. But do know this! Sugar REALLY is bad for your skin and may exacerbate acne as well. Many people wonder why they can't break the cycle of acne - and this is one major cause.

 

Sugar is not just a part of cookies, candies, cakes or sodas, but it also can be found in almost every food in your refrigerator from mayo to Canadian bacon. The ingredient may not say "sugar", and be disguised as corn syrup (or a word that ends with "syrup"), fructose, lactose (or a word that ends in "ose"), fruit juice concentrate, sorbitol or xylitol. When you combine their rather overwhelming presence with foods that easily and rapidly convert into sugar like potatoes, pasta, crackers and potato chips, your skin can continually have issues.  Remember - sugarplums should dance in the Nutcracker, not on your table!

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What NOT to Do When You Have Acne

What NOT to Do When You Have Acne

In this journey we've set out on to help you get clear skin for the holidays, it's important to focus on the basics first, and to learn not just what to do, but also what not to do. 

 

1.  Do NOT squeeze, pop, rub (vigorous exfoliation) the pimples - and do not let anyone do it for you! 

 

A very important role of skin is PROTECTION. When you break or injure this barrier, bacteria will hop in and create even more serious inflammation and infection. In addition, this is how acne scars and marks are made!

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The SUPER HERBS that REALLY Fight Acne

The SUPER HERBS that REALLY Fight Acne

There are a number of herbs that are good for your skin. But when you suffer from acne, good is not enough! You need SUPER herbs and skilled preparation to get a true natural medicine that actually works.

 

To exemplify how complex the science of herbs is:

 

As wine grapes yield a different quality and taste depending on where and how they are harvested, the similar rule applies, and is even magnified, with herbs. Different parts of the same herbs (leaves, root or stem) processed under different temperatures, and the method of extraction, may provide for totally different properties of a final product.

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One of our AcnEase success stories is now walking the runways in NYC!

One of our AcnEase success stories is now walking the runways in NYC!

Cassandra Bankson, the teen whose makeup routine to cover up her acne-plagued skin made her into a YouTube sensation, started the next chapter of her life, landing a spot on the runway during New York Fashion Week. A confident Bankson walked the runway at the Stacey Igel's "Boy Meets Girl" show in New York City Wednesday night, proudly putting a past of being bullied for her acne-ridden skin behind her. "I'm a small town girl who sits in her living room and films videos all day and now...I'm in New YorkFashion Week," Bankson said backstage. "It's still a dream. I am so thankful." The 19-year-old first achieved Internet stardom after posting makeup tutorials on YouTube with her concealing tips, revealing how she covered her acne-ridden skin before heading out to face the world. In the videos, Bankson talks to her 45 million viewers, first in full makeup, ...

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Emergency Tips For Last-Minute Zits

Emergency Tips For Last-Minute Zits

From the change in seasons to the change in schedules, this time of year can cause some major havoc on your skin - and the last thing we need is to wake up in the morning having to deal with surprising and unwanted pimples or cysts. Here are some of my recommended quick fixes to make facial acne look non-existent (while waiting for the more sustained effects following your AcnEase treatment). 

Emergency Tips for Last-Minute Zits

If the pimple is just forming and you need it cleared in a day or two, increase the evening dose of AcnEase® to 6 tablets for one or two days...

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