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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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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. Beyond that, make sure to apply it extremely gently to avoid irritating the skin, and remove it gently at the end of the day before bed. 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
Makeup Why It's Important to Remove Makeup at the End of the Day Skin, like the rest of the body, follows a circadian rhythm. At night, the skin becomes more porous, making it easier for pollutants to enter. To be safe, remove makeup from the skin before sleep to make sure the skin does not absorb any unwelcome ingredients or pollutants. January 04, 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
Diet Do Sugary Foods and Drinks Cause Acne? Sugary foods like candy and soda are known as "high glycemic load" foods because they cause a spike in blood sugar and a corresponding rise in insulin, which may initiate a cascade of hormones that may lead to more acne. But more evidence is needed. January 04, 2021
About Acne Does Wearing a Baseball Hat Cause Acne? It's a double-edged sword. Wearing a hat can physically irritate the skin, and physical irritation can lead to more acne. On the other hand, baseball hats protect the skin from the sun, and sunburns can lead to acne in the weeks following overexposure to the sun. December 23, 2020