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How To Stop Acne

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How To Stop Acne

There is a lot of bad information out there when it comes to acne and how to deal with it. Most people deal with some form of acne as teen agers. A quick Google of “the best acne products,” comes up with benzoyl peroxide based products, which are great at drying out and irritating the skin. This type of process seems to be the prominent ways to deal with acne breakouts. But, is this really the only way to deal with acne breakouts? Let’s take a closer look. Where does acne come from? Acne is a normal part of life. For...

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Question and Answer: Are day/night serums necessary? What do they really do?

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Question and Answer: Are day/night serums necessary? What do they really do?

    The science behind skin and skin care is complex. Knowing how different compounds effect different aspects of your skin is not only complicated for your average joe, but it is tough for physicians and researchers to figure it out (and they are around this stuff all the time). People use all kinds of things on their skin ranging from honey, lemon juice, TCA peels, and growth factors. What is important to consider is what are you attempting to treat? Some of the top concerns for people are acne, anti-aging, and brown spots. So, let’s look at day and...

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Question & Answer: Acne and Aging

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Question & Answer: Acne and Aging

Acne is…how can we put this lightly? Annoying. As a person who once suffered from somewhat extreme acne, I can say it can be frustrating and embarrassing. Some people even develop depression and anxiety over it. In my own struggle to get clear skin, I used everything from antibiotics, benzyl peroxide, Retin-A, harsh soaps and scrubs, Accutane, and even piercing whiteheads with a needle (recommended by a dermatologist). If you are struggling with acne, trust me, I get it. When acne makes it’s not so fun return as an adult, what do you do? We had with that very question...

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Practical Tips to Treat Acne

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Practical Tips to Treat Acne

Even though it’s never fun, acne happens. While seeing a dermatologist is always a good idea, it can be hard to get an appointment right away or sometimes insurance doesn’t cover it. What are you supposed to do in the meantime? We’re going to look at a few things that can help you in the interim. Who and why it happens If you have acne, you aren’t alone. In fact, it’s a very common issue.  According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), “upwards of 50 million Americans deal with acne every year, and that acne is a chronic inflammatory...

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Retinol and Everything You Want to Know About It

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Retinol and Everything You Want to Know About It

“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty” - Coco Chanel  If you’ve ever had issues with acne or any interest in anti-aging, you’ve probably heard of Retinol, Retin-A, Renova, etc. but what is that stuff and what does it do? What is retinol? Simply put, retinol is a vitamin. Retinol comes from beta carotene (Vitamin A) which effects everything from night vision to how embryos develop. Vitamin A was first synthesized back in 1947 and came into vogue for skincare in the late 1980’s. The body...

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