Acute vs Chronic Acne: How to Identify in Order to Treat

Acute vs Chronic Acne: How to Identify in Order to Treat

When most people experience a breakout, the only thing on their mind is getting rid of it as soon as possible, whatever it takes. While we all want to experience our clearest and healthiest skin possible, the best way to get those results is to find a treatment that’s right for your skin, and that starts with identifying just what type of acne symptoms you have.

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If You Really Want to Get Rid of Acne, Start Doing These Two Things Now

If You Really Want to Get Rid of Acne, Start Doing These Two Things Now

When most people think of treating acne, facial washes and spot treatments are often the first, and sometimes only, things to come to mind. Because acne isn’t just the result of a dirty complexion, however, it’s important to look to the source, stay informed, and keep your head in the game in order to witness real results.

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Does Blue Light Therapy Really Work to Get Rid of Acne?

Does Blue Light Therapy Really Work to Get Rid of Acne?

People are always searching for the next big thing in skincare, from anti-aging technology to treatments that leave you looking like you’ve just returned from a relaxing vacation. For those with acne-prone skin, most are up for trying anything in the hopes of finding some sweet relief from stubborn breakouts. Lately, acne sufferers are looking to blue light treatments to clear their complexions, but does it really work?

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Why Topicals Alone Will Never Get Rid of Your Acne

Why Topicals Alone Will Never Get Rid of Your Acne

When most people think of treating acne, zapping away oil and dirt with a medicated cleanser is usually the first thing that comes to mind, but unless you have something working from within, chances are those pimples will return in no time.

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How to Give Your Acne-Prone Skin a Good Spring Cleaning!

How to Give Your Acne-Prone Skin a Good Spring Cleaning!

Spring has been well under way for a few weeks now, but even if you’ve already cleaned your house and home, there’s always time for a thorough skin cleansing ritual as well!

Many acne sufferers complain of increased breakouts during the warmer spring and summer months, when our skin gets hit hardest with a catastrophic combination of skin-damaging factors – the drying effects of the sun, extra dirt and debris buildup from the outdoors…all of this “attacks” our skin. In order to coexist with the change in weather, it’s important to keep a few key issues in mind when looking to maintain an acne-free complexion, taking care not to neglect your self-care, and skin care, when spring cleaning this year. 

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5 Rules for Acne-Prone Skin During the Spring

5 Rules for Acne-Prone Skin During the Spring

Before treating acne, it’s important to understand just how this condition affects the body, and skin. Acne is attributed to a hormonal imbalance, which can affect the function of the sebaceous glands, whose job it is to create sebum, or oil. This oil travels along the pore to hydrate and protect the skin on the surface. When too much sebum becomes clogged within a pore and pairs with dead skin cells from the surface, bacteria forms, triggering an inflammatory response from the body. This process is known as the acne cascade, and usually results in red, swollen bumps known as pimples, a symptom of acne.

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5 Ways To Ensure Your Hair Care Routine Doesn’t Aggravate Your Acne

5 Ways To Ensure Your Hair Care Routine Doesn’t Aggravate Your Acne

The formation of acne is usually attributed to either excessively oily or way-too-dry skin, but there’s another culprit that may be contributing to your symptoms - your hair or more precisely – your hair care routine.

Acne is a result of a hormonal imbalance, which can affect the function of the sebaceous glands, whose job it is to create sebum, (skin oil) which travels along the pores to hydrate and protect the skin on the surface. When too much sebum is produced, it clogs the pores.  A mixure of the skin oil, dirt and dead skin cells invites bacteria to form, triggering an inflammatory response from the body. This response usually appears as red, swollen bumps known as pimples, a symptom of acne.

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Are Your Skincare Products Causing More Acne?

Are Your Skincare Products Causing More Acne?

Washing acne-prone skin plays a big part in maintaining its health and happiness, but if you’re using products that don’t work with your particular skin or acne type, those twice-daily reprieves may be doing more harm than good.

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AcnEase: A Good Practices Guide to Keep in Mind While on Your Treatment

AcnEase: A Good Practices Guide to Keep in Mind While on Your Treatment

When many people begin a new acne treatment, the goal of obtaining clear skin is the main thing on their minds, but in addition to keeping all eyes on the prize, it’s important to understand just how to make the most out of your new skincare regimen.

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5 Ways to Make a Huge Difference in Clearing Acne TODAY!

5 Ways to Make a Huge Difference in Clearing Acne TODAY!

For anyone with acne-prone skin, who doesn’t want to get rid of the issue overnight?  Many people have patience, but many don’t.  And unfortunately, our judgment can get cloudy and we only look for a solution without looking at the underlying cause.  So instead of focusing your search today on the next best thing that is guaranteed to help you whether it be in a day or 6 months, it’s important to understand two things:  how and why acne forms, and how important it is to develop ongoing healthy lifestyle habits.

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4 Easy Steps to Clear + Avoid Breakouts for Valentine's Day!

4 Easy Steps to Clear + Avoid Breakouts for Valentine's Day!

With acne-prone skin, you wanted clear skin like yesterday.  And you certainly don’t want to worry about whether or not your skin is going to look good or not for an upcoming special day. When many people look to rid their skin of acne, a topical wash, cream or spot treatment is usually the first thing they reach for. 

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3 Acne “Fighting” Ingredients that Can Increase Signs of Aging!

3 Acne “Fighting” Ingredients that Can Increase Signs of Aging!

When it comes to addressing acne, many will go to great lengths to treat their condition, but did you know that certain ingredients commonly found in many topical acne treatment can age your skin quicker?

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5 Things That May be Contributing to Your Acne

5 Things That May be Contributing to Your Acne

If you’ve noticed acne symptoms on your skin for any amount of time you probably have a routine for dealing with the damage, but are you aware of some common factors that may be contributing to your condition?

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The Pocket Guide to Eliminating Cystic Acne for Good

The Pocket Guide to Eliminating Cystic Acne for Good

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, and many people have experienced symptoms that appear on the skin as breakouts. Some types of acne are harder to treat than others, and cystic acne is among the most stubborn, but with the right approach, even cysts can be eliminated for good.

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Predictions for How Acne Skincare Will Change in 2017

Predictions for How Acne Skincare Will Change in 2017

Out with the old and in with the new! This year is sure to come with a lot of new treatments, techniques, and trends in skincare.  We sure are looking forward to seeing all that 2017 has to hold.

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