The Ordinary Argireline Solution 10% Review

The Ordinary Argireline Solution 10% Review

Unlike other products by The Ordinary, their Argireline 10% Solution isn’t one that’s discussed all too often. Compared to how popular their hyaluronic acid and niacinamide serum are, the Argireline solution is a product I’ve never heard about before until few months ago. Apparently they’ve been selling it for years but I’ve been completely oblivious … Read more

ANLAN Ultrasonic Skin Scrubber Review

ANLAN Ultrasonic Skin Scrubber Review

I’ve previously talked about ultrasonic spatulas on my blog so you may already know that I find these devices particularly useful for extracting stubborn sebum that’s hardened inside the pore. This time around, I was contacted by ANLAN to do a review on their bestseller – an Ultrasonic Skin Scrubber. I happily accepted their offer … Read more

Is CeraVe Good For Acne?

CeraVe is an affordable, drugstore brand that has products for every skin type and skin concern, including a good range for acne.  What I personally like about the brand is that they take a minimal approach with their formulations and their products often have a short but straightforward ingredient list. A few of the most … Read more

Are Pimples The Same As Acne?

Are Pimples The Same As Acne

The difference between pimples and acne is that acne vulgaris is a skin condition and pimples are one of its symptoms.  This condition is incredibly common and it affects the skin’s hair follicles (pores) and oil-producing glands.  What Causes Acne? The only thing that causes acne is clogged pore.  Under your skin, your pores are … Read more

Do Face Masks Cause Acne?

How Do Face Masks Cause Acne

Strapping a piece of cloth to our faces isn’t exactly ideal for our skin and the problem is only made worse by scorching summer heat and excessive sweating.  It’s so bad, in fact, it lead to a whole new issue many of us were unfamiliar with before – maskne. Yes, face masks cause acne, but … Read more

How Do You Rehydrate Aging Skin?

How To Hydrate Aging Skin

The lack of hydration is one of the main reasons your skin gets sallow, saggy, and dull-looking as you age.  But how do you rehydrate aging skin once it starts to sag and look dull? Drinking a good amount of water (although beneficial) isn’t the only answer and it is unlikely that it will make … Read more

Best Skincare Routine When On Tretinoin (Retin-A)

Best Skincare Routine When On Tretinoin

Tretinoin is one of the most researched anti-aging and anti-acne treatments available in today’s market. It’s incredibly effective, however, its known side-effect is irritation which can leave you with red, sensitive, inflamed, and peeling skin.  Given that tretinoin is a powerful ingredient on its own, you need to make sure you are not adding fuel … Read more

How I Healed My Cystic Acne In Five Days

How To Heal Cystic Acne Fast

Did you know that it is possible to reduce cystic acne in as little as five days? This is manageable through a simple and effective skincare routine, minimizing the ingestion of inflammatory foods, taking a few beneficial supplements, and introducing a few healthy habits. I talk to many people that are doing isotretinoin courses boosted … Read more

10 Best Cleansers For Aging Skin

10 Best Cleansers For Aging Skin

Cleansing your skin is the first and most important step in your routine as this helps you remove bacteria, pollution, dust, makeup, and grime, instead of leaving them on your face.  However, as we age, we should be aware that tweaking our skincare routines according to our skin’s needs is also a very important thing … Read more

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Serum Review

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Serum Review

Ever since I purchased my first product by Drunk Elephant, their F-Balm, I can admit that I got hooked on buying their products. Their packagings look fun and creative, they use clean ingredients to formulate their products, they are cruelty-free, and they are expensive. Wait, what?  Yeah, we are all guilty of having that irresistible … Read more

5 Best Water-Based Moisturizers

5 Best Water-Based Moisturizers

As someone with excessively oily, acne-prone skin, I practically grew up thinking, “the heck do I need a moisturizer for?”. This thinking continued until I started studying to become a skin specialist and I was astonished to find out how much a moisturizer can actually help my oily, acne-prone skin. Therefore, I became something of … Read more

How To Get Rid Of Cheek Acne?

How To Get Rid Of Acne On The Cheeks

Having acne on the cheeks is most common right after acne on the forehead, however, it is no different than acne on any other part of the face, neck, chest, back, and even bum.  Acne is a common occurrence that can manifest itself on any area of the body and it usually appears in the … Read more

How To Get Rid Of Chin Acne?

How To Get Rid Of Chin Acne

Acne on the chin is no different than acne on other parts of the face, neck, chest, back, and even bum. This is a common occurrence that typically manifests itself in the form of solid red or purple bumps that often (but not necessarily) have a collection of pus at the top.  To get rid … Read more

5 Best Toners For Oily Acne Prone Skin

Best Toners For Oily Acne Prone Skin

There was a time when toners were considered a necessity in a skincare regimen. Especially if you have oily and acne-prone skin, you’ve probably been told to use these astringent and smelly solutions that often burned your skin but you kept convincing yourself that “if it burns it has to be working, right?”. Well, no. … Read more

The Complete Guide To Using Mandelic Acid

What Is Mandelic Acid

Many over-the-counter products nowadays include ingredients that address different skin concerns, including dark spots, dullness, wrinkles, acne, acne scarring, etc. Well, in case you didn’t know, one particular ingredient known as mandelic acid has shown the capability to target all the mentioned skin concerns and then some. But because it’s still a little bit elusive … Read more

5 Best Pore Clearing Cleansers

Best Pore Clearing Cleansers

Having a good cleanser is essential even when it comes to having the most skincare routine. However, with so many options on the market, how do you even know what to choose? You start by figuring out your skin type and your skin concerns in order to have an idea of what you are looking … Read more

5 Best Sunscreens For Acne Prone Skin

5 Best Sunscreens For Acne Prone Skin

If you are someone with oily, acne-prone skin, chances are that you might be a little concerned with applying your sunscreen, simply because sunscreens, although necessary, can often aggravate your acne and even make your skin more greasy than it already is. Yup, for many people, applying sunscreen can seem equivalent to pouring a bottle … Read more

How To Heal Acne Around The Mouth?

How To Heal Spots Around The Mouth?

Acne around the mouth is a common occurrence that typically manifests itself in the form of solid red or purple bumps that often have a collection of pus at the top, but this doesn’t always have to be the case. To heal acne around the mouth, you should start with implementing good skincare habits and pay … Read more