Wintertime Acne – Why It Happens and How To Prevent It

December 4, 2020

Have you ever noticed that you get more acne breakouts during winter?  You aren’t alone. A 2015 study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD) found that acne flare ups increased by 11% during the colder months compared to the summer. There are several reasons why this might be happening. The […]

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Exfoliation – Why It Helps When It Comes To Acne

November 12, 2020

Can Exfoliation Help Minimize Acne Breakouts? Exfoliation is a word we frequently hear when it comes to skincare. There are exfoliating products that contain sugar, sand, oatmeal, ground up seeds and even small plastic beads. There are literally hundreds of different types of exfoliating masks and expensive spa treatments, not to mention scrubbing pads, sponges […]

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Makeup and Acne Part 2

October 16, 2020

After our last Makeup and Acne post, we received several follow up questions from clients: 1/ Should people with acne prone skin stay away from makeup altogether? 2/ Is it a myth that makeup causes acne?  Like the chocolate causing acne myth? 3/ What are some specific ingredients to avoid in over the counter makeup? 4/ Why […]

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The Risks of Taking Accutane

October 2, 2020

Have you thought about taking Accutane?  Read this first. You’ve heard us talk about how pimples are formed. But just for fun, here’s a recap – skin cells line the inside of the hair follicles. After a few weeks, those skin cells die off, and instead of freely moving out of the hair follicles to […]

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