There is no better time to address the dreaded issue of "maskne" (acne caused by mask wearing), than the one day of the year we normally enjoy wearing a mask when it's not a pandemic, Halloween!!!
So of course, as your skin and acne expert, I have all the details on the main causes of maskne and what we can do to help fix and prevent it from happening. Let's look further...Read The Story
Most of you know and hear over and over again in magazines, blogs and from your estheticians that you should be washing your face before bed. Not washing your face at night is the biggest mistake you can make for your skin besides not wearing SPF. All the aging pollution particles, makeup and built up sebum from the day in your pores mix together by the end of the day into a not so refreshing cocktail in your pores. Your skin regenerates and heals itself to repair from the damage of the day, so washing at night is so important.
But did you know that there are also many face washing mistakes that can lead to an impaired barrier or even cause breakouts too? Lets look further into the top 3...Read The Story
With all the differing loads of information on the internet, from peers and even doctors, it's hard to know what actually works and what doesn't when dealing with acne and breakouts.
Fortunately as an acne expert, and having spent years clearing many different grades and types of acne without medications, I have some basic tips for starters on how to get clear skin.Read The Story
Guys, mandelic acid is AMAZING for the skin! Let's talk about what it does, why it's awesome, and why i recommend it for most adults who need aging and acne support at the same time.
When we enter new clients into our clear skin program, we first have to determine what type of acne they have in order to start the best course of action for their journey to clear. This may also help you, my readers who may be dealing with acne or have in the past, or care about someone with it to understand the condition a bit better!
While there are differences in acne clinical categories, in general, there are 2 main..Read The Story
Comedogenicity is the level of pore clogging that an ingredient has been tested to have. The scale goes from 1-5. 1 and 2 being mostly not pore clogging, 3 questionable, 4 and 5 super pore clogging. Unfortunately when a skincare or beauty product is labeled as "non-comedogenic" it honestly could mean anything, and is no more than marketing lingo. There is no agency that tests this claim on a label, and the FDA doesn't look into it. So pretty much anyone can say their product is "non-comedogenic" no matter what is in it.Read The Story