Rodan & Fields Skincare Review (Are The Products Any Good?)

Rodan and Fields Skincare review

Multi-Level Marketing (also known as MLM, pyramid selling, network marketing, and referral marketing) is basically a marketing strategy for the sale of products or services where the revenue of the MLM company is derived from a non-salaried workforce selling the company’s products/services, while the earnings of the participants are derived from a pyramid-shaped compensation commission … Read more

Azelaic Acid: The Ordinary vs Paula’s Choice (Which One Is Better?)

The Ordinary and Paula’s Choice are arguably the two most popular skincare brands in today’s market. The two companies have similar products, however, their formulations and ingredients are very much different. The Ordinary is extremely popular for their low prices and ridiculously affordable but excellent products, however, they are also known for giving you one … Read more

Can You Use Toothpaste on Acne?

can you use toothpaste on acne

So, what’s the connection between toothpaste and acne? Well, there isn’t one. However, that certainly doesn’t mean that you didn’t try to make fetch happen whenever a red, angry pimple arose and toothpaste was the only thing you had at hand. It’s alright really, we’ve all done it when we didn’t know any better. However, … Read more

Can You Use VapoRub on Acne?

can you use vicks vaporub on acne

Browsing the internet for acne remedies can sometimes be a rabbit hole of potentially dangerous solutions given by people that often have biased opinions when it comes to giving such advice. However, something that recently crossed my radar was a piece of advice given by an Instagram influencer or whatever that had to do something … Read more

Can You Use Essential Oils On Acne?

can you use essential oil on acne

Years have passed, research has been made, and people still to this day are debating whether essential oils belong in skincare and whether they are beneficial for the skin. Die-hard naturopaths will convince you with all they have and swear that essential oils work better than other “chemicals” as they like to call them. However, … Read more

Why Does Acne Itch (& What Can You Do About It)?

What Makes Acne Itchy

When we think of acne, we typically associate this common skin condition with blackheads, whiteheads, red or purple bumps, pustules, or cystic lesions. Although we don’t generally regard acne as an itchy condition, some individuals occasionally experience itching or a tingling sensation that causes them to pick at their acne. If you are someone who … Read more

Why Does Stress Cause Acne?

why do breakouts happen under stress

For many of us, a quick glance at the number of unread emails on our phone have our stress levels climbing even before we get out of bed in the morning. By the time we get through all the traffic and into work, our anxiety levels are already creeping higher and higher. So, if the … Read more

Here’s Why Rosehip Oil Is Bad For Acne

what is rosehip oil

Oils are definitely a hot topic in the skincare world. Some prefer to avoid them and others embrace them, however, there is one issue that has led to a particularly animated debate among experts – whether or they are good or not when it comes to blemish-prone skin. Rosehip oil, in particular, has been extensively … Read more

How To Get Rid Of Redness From Acne?

what causes acne redness

Acne breakouts are never a simple thing, therefore, our toxic relationship with acne can still be seen on our skin even after we are left to deal with the aftermath of it. It’s not only that acne affects our self-confidence, which in turn, takes its toll in our day to day lives, but once it … Read more

What Is Subclinical Acne (& How To Get Rid Of It)?

how to get rid of subclinical acne

If you recently started noticing tiny, slightly red or flesh-colored bumps on your forehead, you might be dealing with something called subclinical acne. Subclinical acne is not quite a term that’s thrown around frequently, and there really isn’t much information about this condition online. This type of acne doesn’t manifest the usual blackheads or whiteheads … Read more

The Best Skincare Ingredients For Acne

different types of acne

Acne is a recurring issue in many adolescents and young adults, though it affects people of all ages. It can be difficult to know what exactly is causing the problem as there can be different triggers for each person. However, there are several common triggers that can be the root of having acne and this … Read more

5 Best Cleansers For Acne-Prone Skin

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If you have acne-prone skin, chances are that you have probably been led to believe that washing your face multiple times a day to keep it clean is the golden rule for having clear skin. Well, I am not going to lie, I’ve been led to believe the same thing too. But when my face … Read more

5 Best Sunscreens For Sensitive Skin

best sunscreen for sensitive skin

What’s the best sunscreen for sensitive skin?  So let’s talk about sensitive skin and sunscreens. My goal in this article is to teach you: what causes sensitive skin (perhaps your sunscreen isn’t the only problematic product?) how to choose the best sunscreen for sensitive skin? how to recognize what to avoid in a sunscreen? some of my … Read more

How Does Benzoyl Peroxide Work?

How Does Benzoyl Peroxide Work

Benzoyl peroxide is an ingredient that’s best known for fighting acne and it comes in a variety of formulations including over-the-counter cleansers, spot treatments, gels, creams, etc.  It’s also available in different concentrations but the standard over-the-counter strength is 2.5%.  However, depending on the severity of your breakouts, your dermatologist can prescribe benzoyl peroxide treatment … Read more

8 Different Types Of Acne (& How To Treat Them)

different types of acne and how to treat them

Acne is a recurring issue in many adolescents and young adults, though it affects people of all ages. It is a persistent condition that occurs when the hair follicles become plugged with white blood cells, dead skin cells, bacteria, and sebum. Depending on its severity, acne can cause scarring of the skin as well as … Read more

Does Masturbation Cause Acne?

Masturbation is a topic that carries many myths and misconceptions with it. One of these is that masturbation has a negative effect on your skin. Some people believe that masturbating or having sex can lead to acne breakouts especially in puberty. Puberty is the time of hormonal changes, particularly the increase of the male hormone … Read more

How To Treat & Prevent Acne With 5 Simple Hygiene Tips

always wash your face when you are dealing with acne

Acne is a chronic, inflammatory and the most common skin condition that’s affecting millions of people in the world. Our sebaceous glands produce an oily liquid called sebum and this substance is what keeps our skin lubricated and prevents moisture from evaporating through the pores. Sebum also carries dead skin cells through the follicles and … Read more

What Is Post-Inflammatory Erythema (& How To Get Rid Of It)?

Post-Inflammatory Erythema

After writing a post about post-inflammatory pigmentation (PIH), I thought I’d dedicate one more post on another very similar post-inflammatory condition and that is post-inflammatory erythema or otherwise known as PIE. If you’ve read my previous post, you’d know that post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation are those pesky little brown spots that occur when abnormal production of melanin … Read more

What Is Acne Rosacea (& How To Treat It)?

what is acne rosacea

Ance rosacea is a common inflammatory skin condition and it affects approximately forty-five million people worldwide. It often begins with a tendency to blush or flush more easily and can lead to more severe cases like extreme redness followed by cystic acne breakouts and sores. What is Acne Rosacea (& How Do You Treat It)? … Read more