7 Everyday Habits That Could Be Causing Your Acne

Minimize Stress to Minimize Acne Most of us are too well acquainted with acne and read article after article in search of both the root of the problem and its cure. We often hear about common acne-inducing habits like: Eating poorly Using irritating facial products Using dirty pillow cases Using an un-sanitized cell phone

What Causes Adult Acne?

No, it doesn’t just happen to teenagers. Adults get acne too. For some, adult acne can be the first breakout they’ve ever had, and this can be frustrating. So what’s causing it? To recap what we said before, when your sebaceous glands produce more oil, your skin is more prone to acne and other skin problems. One culprit in increased sebaceous gland activity is cortisol,

How Stress Can Affect Your Skin

n recognition of Stress Awareness Month, the theme for this month is—yep, you guessed it—stress. Particularly, how it affects your skin. Stress isn’t just a mental issue. It can have many adverse effects on your body, including your skin. Being stressed makes your body produce cortisol and other hormones, which cause your skin to be more sensitive and leads to your sebaceous glands producing more oil. Oily skin is more prone to acne and other skin problems.

The Right Way To Pick A Blemish

Given that you’ve heard all your life, “Don’t pick at your face.  Leave your pimples alone!”, you may be surprised that I am encouraging you to pick.  Don’t get me wrong, your health and beauty are of my deepest interest here but there is a time and place and I want to discuss that. Let’s back up a bit, before we get to the extraction…

Your Dairy-Rich Diet May Be Causing Your Acne

I know, I know. People- ahem, experts- say that diet has nothing to do with causing acne. And we believed them, for a long time. Now, I think we are starting to understand nutrition better and our eyes have been opened. At least, I know mine have. Last spring my daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac, both auto-immune diseases. In an effort to heal her body from the inside out, we worked with a holistic doctor that uses food as the “medicine”. This experience really
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