Helping People Achieve Clear Skin Since 2007

Helping People Achieve Clear Skin Since 2007

Is Mineral Oil Really That Bad For Your Pimples?

In the past, mineral oil has gotten a bad rap for causing pimples and acne – a widespread reputation that many people believed. However, new studies are showing some very different results. According to researchers, there are different grades of mineral oils, and the one used in common skincare isn’t the type to cause pimples […]

Is Vaseline a Useful Home Remedy for Acne?

For many years, it was popularly believed that Vaseline was an acne-causing substance and should be avoided like the plague by anyone who was acne-prone. Believe it or not, this belief turns out to be more fiction than fact for the majority of acne sufferers in the world, and there are a plethora of examples […]

How to Survive Menstrual Acne Breakouts

Every woman dreads that time of the month when they have to deal with cramps, bloating and all-things-PMS. For some, that list also includes acne and breakouts, known as menstrual acne. What Is Menstrual Acne? Menstrual acne is the skin flare-up that occurs about 7 – 10 days before a woman’s period begins and usually […]

Acne on Cheeks – What Causes It And How To Get Rid Of Cheek Acne

Stubborn acne on cheeks can seem impossible to treat, but a few fundamental lifestyle changes could do the trick. Unlike the forehead and nose, which are in the notoriously oily ‘T-zone,” the cheeks are part of the “U-zone,” which is typically drier. That doesn’t mean cheek acne is rare though. It just means oil is […]

Is The Climate Causing Your Acne?

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Have you noticed that you breakout more during a certain time of the year? Maybe during winter you have the worst breakouts or being in the sun during the summertime seems to lead to more breakouts. That’s because what many people don’t realize is that climate can definitely affect your acne. But there are things […]

Is There Really a Link Between Ice Cream And Acne?

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We all know that acne just isn’t fair. It messes up your skin. It can ruin your social life and bring your romantic life to a halt. And acne experts are always telling us that “if it tastes good, you probably can’t eat it,” if you have acne. Now a study conducted by scientists in […]

Seborrheic Keratosis: The Stubborn “Acne” That Isn’t Really Acne

One of the most persistent of all skin problems is a particularly hard-to-treat skin condition called seborrheic keratosis. Tending to start in middle age and to stick around for the remainder of life, seborrheic keratosis takes on the appearance of acne that has been stuck onto the skin. It usually begins as one or more […]

The Possible Underlying Cause Behind Acne and Weight Gain

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If you have recently gained weight and started breaking out, there’s no need to panic, especially if you’re in your teens. Although the diet and skincare industries would have you believe otherwise, weight gain in your teens is normal and healthy, and acne is just part of the hormonal shifts you’re going through right now. […]

Lithium And Acne: What’s the Connection?

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Lithium has been a mainstay of treating bipolar disorder for many years. Although other medications are also often used to treat this commonly diagnosed psychiatric condition, when the cost of medication  is a major concern, lithium is almost always the medication of choice. One of the serious potential side effects of lithium treatment, however, is […]

It’s Okay, Let It Out: Why Expressing Your Emotions May Be Better For Your Acne

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One of the newest topics in acne research is the relationship between a psychiatric condition known as alexithymia and acne. Alexithymia is a personality trait that causes difficulty in expressing, understanding, or describing emotions. The Greek words from which the term is derived literally mean “without words for emotions.” The experience of alexithymia is not […]