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  1. Acne and Salicylic Acid

    Acne and Salicylic Acid

    When we hear the name salicylic acid, we aren't exactly jumping out of our chairs to start putting it on our skin. Scary sounding name aside, salicylic acid is one of the most common and effective acne-fighting ingredients out there. It is also important to understand that there is a wide variety of products on the market which use salicylic acid as an active ingredient. Some salicylic acid products require a prescription while others are over-the-counter.

    To make sense of all of this, we will be exploring exactly what is in salicylic acid, how it fights against acne, and how to use these products effectively for healthy, glowing skin!

    What is Salicylic Acid?

    What is Salicylic Acid?

    According

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  2. Common Mistakes People with Acne Make on Their Skin

    Common Mistakes People with Acne Make on Their Skin

    Acne is one of the most common skin issues. Despite how common it is, however, there is no shortage of misunderstandings and misperceptions about acne. This leads to a lot of people making mistakes when it comes to skin care.

    So, what are these mistakes? And what should people do to make sure that they are taking care of their skin? These are topics that we want to address in order to help everyone's face glow.

    Acne 101

    Acne 101

    Despite what most people think, acne is not caused by dirty skin, bacteria, or eating lots of greasy food. Yes, these factors lead to less healthy skin, but they are not the triggers or causes of acne. They are among the so called 'acne myths.' These are frequently written about and are the bane of dermatologists and responsible

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  3. Postpartum Acne What Can You Do For Your Acne When You're Still Nursing?

    Postpartum Acne: What Can You Do For Your Acne When You're Still Nursing?

    You have been the queen of changes for almost a year now. No one could touch your ability to grow, shift, glow, melt, eat, and emotionalize. But you thought you were done when you hit the delivery room, with the exception of 'shifting' back to your old pre-pregnancy self.

    By now you've realized that the changes are far from over. Even weeks after the birth, your raging hormones are continuing to wreak havoc on your skin. So what can you do about it?

    Post-Pregnancy Hormones

    Post-Pregnancy Hormones

    The hormones that have been elevated for the past nine months to help keep your pregnancy going drop off suddenly after birth. Estrogen levels

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  4. Are You Still Breaking Out? Hormonal Acne in Your 30's and 40's

    Are You Still Breaking Out? Hormonal Acne in Your 30's and 40's

    Surprise!!

    You thought you were done with your acne when you left your teenage years behind.

    Wrong!

    Now you're in your 30's and even 40's and are still breaking out; usually right before an important meeting or your best friend's wedding.

    To make matters worse, those pesky spots are even harder to deal with than ever before! Chances are you've been battling your symptoms with cleansers and anti-acne remedies to no avail. So just how do you deal with hormonal acne when you're in your 30's and 40's?

    What is Hormonal Acne?

    What is Hormonal Acne?

    As the name implies, your

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  5. Fighting Back Against Zits

    Fighting Back Against Zits

    No one wants to wake up the morning before a big interview or client meeting, roll out of bed, toddle down the hallway, and squint at the mirror . . . . only to find out your face has been taken over by a big acne breakout!

    Now you're kicking yourself for not washing your face before you went to bed after that late night out doing paint and sip for your girlfriend's birthday. Now you're scrambling trying to find a remedy or a coverup for the red, swollen, blotchy pimples that are dotting your face. Not today!

    Relax and don't stress. Easier said than done, we know. But believe us, stressing is almost guaranteed to make your acne worse. More on that later.

    How Does Acne Form?

    Acne is the skin condition responsible for pimples and

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  6. 5 Unexpected Things You Are Doing That Cause Acne

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    By now, you have probably read your fair share of skincare articles that tell you that one of the keys to nipping acne in the bud for clear, radiant skin starts with a healthy inside. For the most part, this information is very accurate - if you're fueling up on empty calories that are riddled with preservatives (chips, soda, fast food, etc.), not only are you going to feel terrible, your skin will start to look and feel that way too.

    Filling up on fresh produce, drinking plenty of water and upping your protein intake creates balance in your diet and can also help you attain that vibrant, clear and youthful complexion that every skin-savvy gal wants.

    But is cutting out junk food enough to battle breakouts?

    The bad news: there are a ton of acne triggers that we expose ourselves to on

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