How To Prevent Premenstrual Acne?

How To Prevent Premenstrual Acne?

To know how to prevent premenstrual acne, you need to know what triggers this inflammatory condition and how to deal with the cause’s root. As you might have guessed, this is most likely linked to hormones. The hormone progesterone, to be exact, plays an important role in premenstrual and menstrual acne. Progesterone levels rise during … Read more

Does Chocolate Cause Acne?

Does Chocolate Cause Acne?

If you’re wondering whether a block of your favorite chocolate will cause your skin to break out, you’re certainly not the only one. Chocolate has been studied as a possible contributing factor to acne ever since 1969, and many studies have suggested that a few components found in chocolate can, in fact, cause acne. Multiple … Read more

5 Best Anti Acne Serums

The Best Anti Acne Serums

I always like to say that less is more in skincare, especially when dealing with acne. Trust me; you don’t need a lot of products to deal with this condition. You only need a few decent ones that work for you and help you achieve your skin goals. One of the five products I swear … Read more

How To Get Rid of Back Acne (Backne)?

How To Get Rid of Back Acne (Backne)?

If you are already dealing with facial acne, chances are that other areas of your skin are also prone to this inflammatory condition. Bacne is an extremely common condition, and to get rid of back acne, much like regular facial acne, you need to keep the area clean and use active ingredients that can eliminate … Read more

6 Best Anti-Acne Face Washes

Best Anti-Acne Face Washes

Anti-acne face washes or cleansers can be a little tricky because they often contain active ingredients intended to fight the acne-causing bacteria; however, these ingredients also happen to be a little drying for the skin. Drying out your acne isn’t the route you want to take because it is counterproductive in the long run. Dryness … Read more

6 Best Products For Cystic Acne

Best Products For Cystic Acne

Cystic acne is an inflammatory skin condition much more severe than typical whiteheads, pustules, and papules. Usually, it presents itself as deep red, purplish, or brown spots that are often hard and painful.  This specific condition is usually linked to some underlying health issues, including hormonal imbalances, bad diet, and stressful lifestyle, but it’s not … Read more

Can You Use Tea Tree Oil For Acne?

Can You Use Tea Tree Oil For Acne?

Tea tree oil is often used in complementary and alternative medicine to treat conditions such as athlete’s foot, lice, nail fungus, cuts, mite infection, insect bites, and acne. However, while you can use tea tree oil for mild to moderate acne, this doesn’t come without its own risks, much like any other ingredient in a … Read more

Does Exfoliating Help With Acne Scars?

Does Exfoliating Help With Acne Scars?

Acne scars are the aftermath that remains once the inflammation ceases. Depending on the length and severity of the inflammation as well as your skin’s resilience, type, and color – acne scarring can appear as dark brown spots, red spots, purplish spots, or atrophic scarring that sits lower than the surface of the surrounding skin. … Read more

Does Spicy Food Cause Acne?

Does Spicy Food Cause Acne?

The relationship between spicy food and acne is a controversial one, to say the least as people have long been arguing whether certain hot foods can exacerbate the inflammatory condition or even cause it in the first place.  It doesn’t happen to everyone, but for some people, spicy food can cause acne flare-ups. This may … Read more

How To Get Rid of Chest Acne?

How To Get Rid Of Chest Acne

If you have facial acne, chances are that other areas of your skin are also prone to this inflammatory condition. To get rid of chest acne, much like regular facial acne, you need to keep the area clean as much as possible and apply topical treatments such as salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and retinoids.  But … Read more

How To Get Rid of Butt Acne?

How To Get Rid Of Butt Acne?

To get rid of butt acne, you need to avoid wearing tight clothing that induces friction, apply warm compresses to soften the bumpy skin, keep the area clean as much as possible, and apply topical treatments such as exfoliating acids.  Butt acne is a mild skin condition medically known as folliculitis. The name folliculitis is … Read more

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

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-prone skin.  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 … 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

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

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