The Sunscreen Smackdown: Chemical vs. Physical

With summer almost here, the heat is on when it comes to using sunscreen. (Although I’d recommend that any time during the year when you’re going to spend considerable time outside it’s worth getting your SPF on.) It goes without saying for those of us with acne that...

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The Important Difference Between Blackheads & Sebaceous Filaments

One of the more common requests from clients is to get their “blackheads out,” when what they really are talking about are sebaceous filaments. While the two look a bit alike, the truth is they couldn’t be more different. While blackheads are non-inflamed acne lesions...

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The Truth About Birth Control For Acne

If you’ve seen a dermatologist and you're a female, there’s a good chance that you’ve been told that going on birth control will get rid of your acne. The idea is that because the pill usually contains both progestin and estrogen, it will stabilize your hormonal...

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