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Helping People Achieve Clear Skin Since 2007

Pop Quiz: How Your Skin Type Affects Your Acne

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When it comes to treating acne, one product never works for everyone. Choosing products that will help clear up your skin—and that won’t make it worse—depends on knowing your skin type. Products that work for dry skin won’t work for oily skin. Products that work for tight skin won’t work for loose skin. Products that […]

10 Triggers That Can Make Your Acne Worse

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Do you spend hours and hours on skin care but still suffer sudden acne breakouts that seem to happen for no reason at all? The fact is, some of the things well-intentioned experts recommend for treating acne actually make it worse. Knowing what causes your breakouts is essential to stopping them. Summary: A splash of […]

How Your Toothpaste or Lip Balm Could Be Causing Acne Around Your Mouth

Have you managed to successfully clear all of your acne—except for stubborn acne around the mouth? This is actually a very common occurrence, because some of the daily care products we use the most can contribute specifically to acne around the mouth. Toothpastes and lip balms are typically to blame, although orthodontic or dental procedures […]

Get Rid of Acne Inflammation and Redness With These Simple Tips

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An itchy, ugly, red pimple is an obvious symptom of acne inflammation. But acne inflammation is not necessarily caused by acne bacteria, and blemishes that are not red, itchy, tender, or painful can still be inflamed. Summary: Acne bacteria do not cause acne inflammation. The immune system’s response to them does. You can fight inflammation […]

Boost Your Immune System to Fight Acne

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Thousands of so-called experts tell us that the way to fight acne is to strengthen the immune system. The immune system, however, is what causes the skin inflammation that manifests itself as acne. Acne bacteria only pull the trigger. The immune system is the gun. And understanding what “turns off” the immune system can go […]

Hormonal Acne – Know the Causes and Best Treatment Options

When you hear “hormonal acne,” you probably have flashbacks to high school, but unfortunately, leaving your teenage years behind doesn’t free you from hormonal acne. There are actually several ways hormones can cause acne, from puberty to stress to serious health conditions. Most people experience hormonal acne at some point in their lives, or during […]

Could an Enema Really Cure Acne?

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Does taking an enema for acne really make sense? The fact is, enemas are more likely to result in increased blemishes than decreased blemishes, and taking enemas too often can cause other health problems. Summary: Enemas help treat constipation, but they can actually make acne worse. The reason enemas and colon irrigation used to be […]

Simple Tips for Adjusting Your Diet to Reduce Acne

Just avoid chocolate, nuts, and fried food, and your acne will clear up, right? The fact is, research found that some otherwise healthy foods make acne worse, and some foods that we never hear about can help heal it. But there is general agreement that sugar aggravates acne. Summary: If you have adult-onset acne, sugar […]

Stress Is the Most Important of All Acne Causes

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The biggest cause of acne is stress. Skin breaks out in times of emotional stress, but the skin has it own special sensitivities to stress that you can totally prevent. Summary: Acne causes stress, and stress causes acne. Emotional stress causes breakouts. If you know you are going to go through trying times, you can […]

Ten Products that Kill Acne Bacteria

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Many acne care products can kill acne bacteria. The problem with some of these products is that they can also kill the skin. This article reviews the 10 most commonly used products for getting rid of acne infections, their pros and their cons. But first let’s take a closer look at how acne bacteria cause, […]

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