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27 Mar

What is Adult Acne?

More people are suffering from breakouts than ever before, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Dermatology’s annual meeting this March.  Even though over 50% of adults continue to get acne well into adulthood, if you are over 18 and have acne, it’s easy to feel like you’re the only one.  It’s mortifying […]

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27 Mar

Does Proactiv Work?

We must be asked at least once a day about Proactiv and all of its copycats. What I respond with is, “well, it’s a good start.” There is good science behind Proactiv and that is why it works for some people. But for the rest of you, have you noticed that it stops working after about […]

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27 Mar

Zeno and other Heat Devices

Heat devices for acne: A lot of hot air The concept of skin care devices is an appealing one. It seems that surely, with today’s technology, there should be a way to get rid of acne pimples fast. Skin care appliances such as Zeno Hot Spot, Thermaclear, and Claro claim to blast acne bacteria with […]

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27 Mar

The Power of Benzoyl Peroxide

We utilize potent products in our system of acne management. Of these, benzoyl peroxide is a particularly powerful fighter in the battle against blemishes. Benzoyl peroxide, or BPO as it’s also known, is an ingredient that’s been around since the seventies as a topical acne treatment, and for good reason: it works. Wondering how it […]

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27 Mar

The Best Acne Products

Best Acne Products What makes acne products effective? They need to: Penetrate the inside of the pore – stopping acne where it starts. Help to keep the pore clear of dead skin cells. Kill bacteria inside the pore. Be noncomedogenic (non pore-clogging) so as to not make your acne worse. We have found that acne products […]

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27 Mar

Home Remedies for Acne

Acne Home Remedies Not all home acne remedies are bad, indeed some can even alleviate irritation or inflammation, but the only thing that will get you clear is a managed home care routine that works to prevent the acne cycle from starting in the first place. This includes daily use of exfoliants and anti-bacterial ingredients […]

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27 Mar

Popping Pimples

Popping pimples seems like a good idea at the time. It’s quick, it’s satisfying, and it leaves you with a smooth surface. Problem solved, right? It might seem like it, but every day our acne specialists see the fallout from acne that’s been overzealously picked and popped. Most commonly, popping pimples will leave you with […]

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27 Mar

It’s not the chocolate!

It’s Not the Chocolate or the Greasy Fries It’s the salt on those fries. Yes, it is salty foods and food high in iodides that are the culprit in making acne worse. Below is a list of foods typically high in iodides. We tell people to not go crazy around eliminating these foods, just be […]

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27 Mar

Coconut Oil for Acne?

I actually can understand why someone who is desperately looking for relief from their acne might turn to cocout oil.  It contains lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, which have antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. It can help to kill yeast and parasites which improves digestion, and it can also boost your immune system […]

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