Chemical exfoliants like retinoids (Retin-A, tazorac, etc.), alpha hydroxy acids (glycolic acid, lactic acid), and salicylic acid, can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Be extra aware of sun protection if you are using any of these products.
Monthly Archives: March 2009
We’re starting “Sun Week” a little late in the week because YouTube was down on Monday and then we had a special announcement on Tuesday about TLC (The Learning Channel) doing a documentary about Acne.org! Check out yesterday’s video if you want to be a part of the documentary. Happy Sun Week!
Sorry you guys. YouTube is doing maintenance, so I can’t post today’s video. I’ll post first thing in the morning tomorrow 🙂
I forgot to mention the cost of cortisone shots in the blog yesterday. It sounds like they are between $10 and $100 depending on where you go and whether your insurance covers it. You can read more on this cortisone shot cost post on Acne.org.
btw, no video today. I was at the dentist all day again and didn’t have time to shoot anything. I’ll do my best to get one up tomorrow!
I’ve been researching cortisone shots for the past few weeks and finished my research this morning. I’ve got the whole lo-down for you guys. Joel and I made a new cortisone shot page on Acne.org if you wanna check it out too.
Probably the most underutilized part of acne.org is the personalized acne advice page. If you haven’t taken the quiz there, I recommend you do. Joel and I worked on it long and hard and it’s pretty darn good if I do say so myself 🙂
No, I’m not advocating eating cupcakes 🙂 I eat them in this video for dramatic effect. I actually tend to eat well most of the time for my overall health and well being. Since we don’t know if diet and acne are related, we may as well eat a balanced, healthy diet just in case. My advice would simply be to not get obsessed with chasing one diet or another. It’s not likely to work in the long term. For more, check out the diet and acne page here at Acne.org.
Check out the stress and acne page for more info as well as tips on how to handle stress.
Hey you guys. I’ve been spending today researching oral contraceptives and acne. It’s interesting stuff. However, I ran out of time before I got to a daily video again! I’ll be sure to get one up tomorrow.
In the meantime, if you are jonesin’ for a good video, might I suggest the one from 2 days ago titled “Dental health does not take a holiday”? We had a lot of fun doing that one and worked all day on it so you guys have to watch it 😉
Have a great evening everybody!