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

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

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

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