Melissa, the woman from MSNBC who interviewed me this morning, would like to talk to a few people who have taken antibiotics to no avail. If that’s you, please feel free to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She’s cool and easy to talk to.
I spent a lot of time working with the best formulators in the U.S.A. and together we made the best salicylic acid I’ve ever tried, but I’m coming to realize that there is only so much you can do with salicylic acid. I just don’t think it’s that great of an acne fighting ingredient, no matter how much you bump it up with auxiliary ingredients. In the end, I prefer AHA.
Light therapy is an interesting new form of acne therapy. In my opinion, it’s not quite there yet, but I’ll stay on top of the latest research in this area.
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.
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!
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.