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About Acne

If you have ever had a pimple, you’ve had acne. It is a hormonal and inflammatory disease that affects all ethnicities, particularly during adolescence and early adulthood, and is found primarily on the face and upper body

Acne lesions occur when the pores of the skin become clogged, trapping skin oil and bacteria inside, leading to a variety of acne lesions, from mild acne to severe acne that can scar

Factors that may make acne worse: genetics, hormones, physical irritation of the skin, stress, sunburns, cosmetics, and diet.

Avoid pore-clogging ingredients, and always pop correctly. 

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Lifestyle Habits Some Leave-in Hair Products May Cause Acne Some leave-in hair products may come into contact with the skin and clog pores. This is particularly true with pomades, some oils, and brilliantine. All other leave-in hair products should also be carefully vetted for pore-clogging ingredients. January 13, 2021
Makeup How to Choose a Good BB or CC Cream Most importantly, look at the ingredients and make sure to avoid BB or CC creams with pore-clogging (comedogenic) ingredients. Then, when applying, stay ultra-gentle to cut down on physical irritation of the skin. And always remove makeup before bed. January 12, 2021
Makeup How to Choose Good Camouflage Makeup The most important thing to do when looking for a camouflage makeup is to look at the ingredients and avoid products that contain pore-clogging ingredients.... January 12, 2021
Other Skin Conditions Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic skin condition evidenced by dry, itchy, cracked skin. It normally begins before the age of 5, but can last into adulthood in 1/2 of cases. Self-care is normally recommended, but prescriptions also exist. January 11, 2021
Smoking/Alcohol/Drugs Does Smoking Cigarettes Cause Acne? Four studies show that smoking increases acne, five studies show it decreases acne, and two studies show no link. However, we know that smoking increases inflammation in the body, and acne is an inflammatory disease. It is safer not to smoke if you are acne-prone. January 07, 2021
Lifestyle Habits Can Laundry Detergent Cause Body Acne? Laundry detergent is unlikely to cause any problems with acne. The amount of detergent left on clothing after it is rinsed and dried is extremely minimal. To be on the safe side, feel free to use unscented detergent, but don't worry about it too much. January 04, 2021