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Teen vs. Adult Acne: What’s the Difference?

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You expected pimples in high school.  Maybe even a few in college, too.  But now you’re in your mid-20s...or perhaps even your 30s.  And your skin didn’t get the memo--because you’re still breaking out. What gives? It’s one thing to get pimples when you’re a teen. But it’s quite another [...]

October 2019

Pregnancy & Acne: How To Achieve Clear Skin

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You’re pregnant. Congratulations! You feel great and can’t wait to meet your little one. But why is your face suddenly a mess? According to WebMD, about 50% of pregnant women experience acne, especially during the first two trimesters. And it’s probably no surprise that hormones are the culprit! Pregnancy hormones—in [...]

September 2019

Probiotics for Acne ― Do They Actually Work?

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If you ever experience bloating, gassiness, skipping bowel movements, diarrhea, stomach aches or cramping, start taking probiotics! Probiotics are living microorganisms that, when taken orally, provide numerous health benefits. Comprised mainly of beneficial bacteria, you can take probiotics as supplements as well as eat foods prepared using bacterial fermentation such [...]

September 2019

Do Chocolate and Sugar Really Cause Acne?

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Did you grow up hearing “Don’t eat chocolate! Don’t eat candy! They’re bad for your skin, you’ll break out!” Such a bummer, especially if you were a teen who loved treats. And maybe, to this day, you worry about eating candy or chocolate because you’re afraid your complexion will freak [...]

March 2020

Vitamin A for Acne Treatment

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Vitamin A supplementation from natural sources and the infamous Accutane (a vitamin A derivative 13-cis-retinoic acid that WE DO NOT RECOMMEND) are two of the most well-known internal/oral treatments of acne. If you want to clear your acne without Accutane, you can! Since Accutane is a synthetic form of vitamin [...]

March 2020

Do Chocolate and Sugar Really Cause Acne?

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Did you grow up hearing “Don’t eat chocolate! Don’t eat candy! They’re bad for your skin, you’ll break out!” Such a bummer, especially if you were a teen who loved treats. And maybe, to this day, you worry about eating candy or chocolate because you’re afraid your complexion will freak [...]

March 2020

Vitamin A for Acne Treatment

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Vitamin A supplementation from natural sources and the infamous Accutane (a vitamin A derivative 13-cis-retinoic acid that WE DO NOT RECOMMEND) are two of the most well-known internal/oral treatments of acne. If you want to clear your acne without Accutane, you can! Since Accutane is a synthetic form of vitamin [...]

March 2020

Alternative Treatments for Acne Triggered by Hormones

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It’s about 10 days before your period and bam! A new pimple...right on schedule.You decided to go off the pill or remove your IUD. Sure enough—you start breaking out. Do you know YOUR primary acne trigger? Still struggling with an unsure self-diagnosis? We created a short quiz to help you [...]

December 2019

3 Biggest Skincare Mistakes that Aggravate & Perpetuate Adult Acne

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Every single day, you potentially face an onslaught of contributing factors that wreak havoc with your complexion and make your adult acne worse. Do you know YOUR primary acne trigger? Still struggling with an unsure self-diagnosis? We created a short quiz to help you Discover YOUR Complexion Triggers Take The [...]

August 2019

7 Makeup and Skin Care Tips for Acne-Prone Skin

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Ugh—there’s another one! A red, painful blotch and future zit on your right jawline.  Or nose. Or chin. It doesn’t really matter where the pimple is, because the last thing you want is for anyone to notice it! So you spend the next 10 minutes trying to cover up your [...]

January 2019

Understanding the Dangers & Side Effects of Accutane

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Accutane. If your guts twinge just reading this word, your instincts are right on track. Accutane and its generic counterpart, isotretinoin, belong to a class of drug called retinoids (man-made vitamin A derivatives). Available only by prescription and under a dermatologist’s close scrutiny, it works by decreasing oil (sebum) production. [...]

January 2019