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What’s your comfort food? Cheeseburger? Pasta? Bet it’s pizza.

Putting on Netflix, getting comfy on the couch, and ordering pizza sounds like a perfect evening plan.

You enjoy that delicious pasta and wake up with a pimple the next morning. 

Spoiler alert! Do you know your comfort food is playing with your skin?

Yes. There are certain types of food promoting acne breakouts, and your favorite cheeseburger is one of them. No kidding. 

These foods call out to the hormones in your body to hangout, and all you get is acne. 

Wait. Don’t panic because foods that cause acne have equally delicious alternatives. And in addition to a suitable diet, a simple skincare routine can clear out your acne. 

Let’s talk about what to eat to remove pimples and what to avoid. 

5 Types of Acne-Promoting Foods and Their Alternatives

If your skin is already acne-prone, the chances of you getting a breakout by eating below food are higher. 

Besides, anything in excess is not healthy. Get a pen and paper. Let’s plan the right diet for you. 

1. Dairy Products 

Not everyone is lactose tolerant. Your body might not be an excellent host to milkshakes, butter, cheese, or other dairy products. 

Dairy products, especially cow milk, end up increasing the insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) in your blood. 

IGF-1, in turn, promotes cell growth, which means more sebum on your skin. The growth factor also triggers certain hormones. Together all this results in an acne breakout

What to Eat: Prefer consuming plant-based milk such as coconut milk or cashew milk. Butter can be replaced by olive oil. And cashew cheese will be as delicious as regular cheese. 

2. Refined Grains and Sugar

These two keep the cycle of acne breakout, ruining the peace in your life. Again, sugar and refined grains such as white rice can boost IGF-1. 

White bread, pastries, pasta, white potatoes are all culprits. The more you love fries, the more your skin is going to suffer. 

Sugar-enriched items are those foods that cause acne on the jawline. 

What to Eat: Whole grains are the apparent alternative to refined grains. I prefer sweet potato, brown rice, brown or whole grain bread, gluten-free food, and fruits. Delicious and healthy indeed.

3. Fast Food

No matter how much we all love fast food, deep down, we all know that it’s not good for health. 

Fast food contains everything that’s going to worsen your acne. Excess cheap oil, sugar, cheese, bread, butter; no less than a monster for your skin. 

Fast food can trigger hormones causing acne and are also heavy to digest, causing other health issues. Do you know these food items can ruin your hair too? 

What to Eat: Don’t worry though, no-one is stopping you from cooking a healthy burger. Use alternative food, and that burger would be bliss. Make sure you use less sugar. Eat a lot of green vegetables. 

4. Chocolate

Look who is another culprit behind acne breakouts. Chocolate is a comfort food, especially during periods. 

It makes you happy but can also trigger hormones resulting in pimples on your pretty face. 

Even though there is no strong correlation between chocolate and acne. Study shows that cocoa and chocolate boost the chances of developing pimples and cysts. 

It’s IGF-1 all over again.

What to Eat: High fiber diet is the best option to prevent acne. You can also include eggs in your diet along with carrots. High fiber food can control blood sugar levels and naturally clears acne.

5. Food That You Are Allergic/Sensitive To

There are some specific food items that one might be allergic to such as peanuts. Your body fails to recognize certain food items and treats them as a threat. 

To fight the threat, your body sends an army of pro-inflammatory molecules that trigger hormones.

That’s why specific food items that you are sensitive to can result in acne breakouts. 

What to Eat: First of all, skip eating food that your body cannot digest easily or treats as a threat. I prefer light food that is less inflammatory. 

Now that you are well aware of foods that prevent acne let’s walk through a simple skincare routine that can improve clear skin chances. 

Skincare Routine

First thing first, cleanse the infected area of your skin every day with Proactiv or another acne treatment. Cleansing and exfoliating will remove all the dirt, oil, dead skin cells from the pores. 

If you have oily skin, use a water-based cleanser. 

A toner will help you maintain the complexion along with moisturizer to have soft skin. 

Use a face mask once a week to absorb the right nutrients into the skin. 

Sunscreen is as vital to your skin as a hat to your head. Sun Rays can damage your skin, promote acne and premature aging. Not to mention life-taking skin diseases. 

Do not forget to put on sun protection before leaving for work/college.

All you have to do is plan a hormonal acne diet along with a skincare routine. That’s the least we can do for our skin. 

Use your regular skin products or try something natural like Averr Aglow’s Luminous Clear Skin kit. It has 40+ natural ingredients. A week of this skincare kit, and you’ll have a glowing result. 

Lovely ladies, don’t let that cheeseburger ruin your day. Get a healthy diet and shine from within. 

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  • There are four main types of acne that dermatologists say can be treated at home: comedonal acne, inflammatory acne, pustular acne, and cystic acne. 
  • Each type of acne has different causes and looks completely different - and because of that, they require different types of acne treatment. 
  • In order to find the best acne treatments out there, we spoke to three dermatologists to determine different types of acne as well as the correct ways to treat each. 
  • Before starting any new treatment for your acne, you should check with your doctor to make sure you're correctly diagnosing the types of breakouts you're experiencing. 
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    Whether you deal with whiteheads on a regular basis, cystic acne around your monthly cycle, or the occasional pus-filled zit when you least expect it, you know how difficult it can be to find a acne treatment that works. That's because not all acne is the same, even though most breakouts on your body are called "acne." 

    "Acne is caused by four main factors: oil production, acne-causing bacteria, blocked pores, and inflammation," says Dr. Joshua Zeichner, a dermatologist in NYC. "People with acne make more oil than those without acne, and the quality of the oil is different." According to Dr. Zeichner, oxidation of the oil is thought to contribute to the development of acne. "Oil gets trapped within the pores by cells that stick together, creating a bottleneck," he says. "The oily environment encourages the overgrowth of acne-causing bacteria that promote inflammation."

    But while that explanation seems pretty cut-and-dry, it's not that simple. You just need to look at the breakouts on your face to understand that not all acne is the same - and that they should be treated differently.

    Comedonal acne

    Comedonal acne refers to both whiteheads and blackheads, which are caused by pore blockage. These two types of breakouts are pretty much the same, except for one large difference. "Whiteheads have skin grown over them, while blackheads do not," says dermatologist Dr. Ted Lain. If the pore remains exposed, the oil inside oxidizes and turns black, causing a blackhead. Whiteheads are different from pus-filled breakouts because the whitehead isn't actually pus - it's hardened sebum. So when you squeeze it (which you shouldn't) it won't pop all over your mirror as a pus-filled whitehead might. You'll typically see comedonal acne on your chin and cheeks. 

    Inflammatory acne

    Inflammatory acne is categorized as small, angry bumps that don't usually have a whitehead or pustule on top - but they're smaller than cysts, which tend to be dime-sized or larger. Inflammatory zits are also known as papules, and you don't usually just get one. They typically present in a group, and are normally seen on the face, neck chest, and back. 

    Pustular acne

    If you've ever squeezed a pimple and watched the pus shoot out onto your bathroom mirror, you've had pustular acne. "They have whiteheads and look enflamed," says dermatologist Dr. Dendy Engelman. "They're the ones that people most want to pop or pick." They're caused by bacteria, which is exactly why people tell you not to pick them when you do have them. Once you do, the bacteria can spread, causing more breakouts. 

    Cystic acne

    Those big, tender, painful pimples that have no head are cysts, and they tend to be caused by stress or hormones. They're also the most serious type of acne and result from oil and bacteria being trapped deep beneath the skin. You'll know if you have them - they're red and painful to the touch. They tend to appear on the chin and jawline. According to Dr. Engelman, you should never attempt to pick or pop these types of pimples. 

    In order to figure out how to treat these types of acne, we spoke to our three dermatologists about the best acne treatments they'd recommend. 

    Here are the best acne treatments:

    Updated on 10/28/2020 by Maria Del Russo: Updated categories, replaced all product picks, and added in expert commentary on each acne type and treatment type. 

    The best treatment for comedonal acne (whiteheads and blackheads) DifferinGel

    Amazon

    When it comes to whiteheads and blackheads, there's no better treatment than your classic Differin Gel.

    Pros: Effective at preventing and treating acne, gel formula ensures oily skin won't get clogged

    Cons: Can be drying at first

    "Comedonal acne refers to whiteheads and blackheads," says Dr. Engelman. "Almost everyone will get one every now and then." According to our dermatologists, they're caused by clogged pores. So for these types of acne, you need a product that "opens" the pores, allowing the sebum to drain so the whitehead can diminish.

    That's where Differin Gel comes in. "Its active ingredient is Adapalene, which is a retinoid," Dr. Engelman says. "It helps to open pores and decrease sebum." Adapalene is a mainstay in dermatology for a reason — it works incredibly well. (Dr. Zeichner calls retinoids like it "pipe cleaners that keep the pores open so the blocked oil can be released.")

    While most people use Differin as a spot treatment, Dr. Engelman says it's actually better as a regular all-over treatment if your skin can handle it. "It can be a bit drying at first," she says. "But it does best when it's used for prevention, not for treatment." While it will clear up breakouts that you already have, it will also go the extra mile in helping to stop future comedonal acne from reappearing.

    And since it comes in a gel format, it's well-tolerated by oily skin types, and it won't make you break out further. Just use a pea-sized amount at night, and finish with a moisturizer to mitigate any dryness. In the morning, make sure to use sunscreen.

    The best treatment for inflammatory acne NeutrogenaPinkGrapefruit

    Neutrogena

    Inflammatory acne needs a treatment that will reduce inflammation while unclogging pores, and Neutrogena's Pink Grapefruit Oil-Free Acne Wash does just that. 

    Pros: Clears pores, blunts inflammation, is non-drying

    Cons: May not be strong enough for those who don't have sensitive skin

    "You can tell when your acne is inflammatory because the zits look super irritated," Dr. Engelman says. They may also be painful to the touch. 

    All three of our dermatologists suggest salicylic acid for this type of acne. "It helps to remove excess oil and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin," Dr. Zeichner says. For that reason, he loves Neutrogena's Pink Grapefruit Oil-Free Acne Wash. The salicylic acid helps to keep your pores clear, keeping them from clogging and causing inflammatory acne. Salicylic acid is also anti-inflammatory — its base is actually aspirin, which helps to bring inflammation down. 

    You could use a spot treatment if you wanted, but Dr. Engelman suggests a face wash, especially if you've got more sensitive skin. "Shorter contact would be the way to go in those cases, meaning a face wash or a toner," she says. "Often what we do is use salicylic acid as a spot treatment when you have an active breakout, and then, if you're acne-prone, use it as a face wash for regular upkeep."

    If you're looking for a spot treatment, Kate Sommerville EradiKate is the gold standard — and it includes salicylic acid. 

    The best treatment for pustular acne LaRochePosayEffaclarDuo

    La Roche-Posay

    The pus-filled zits that you can't help but pick will disappear with La Roche-Posay's Effaclar Duo, which contains benzoyl peroxide, an anti-bacterial acid. 

    Pros: Exfoliates dead skin, removes excess oil, and doesn't cause bacterial resistant

    Cons: More irritating than salicylic acid, so it may be too harsh for sensitive skin types

    As satisfying as it is, popping a pustule — which is a pimple with a big white head — is never a good idea. Since these zits are caused by bacteria, popping them can cause the bacteria to spread, which just leads to more pimples. 

    Instead, reach for La Roche-Posay's Effaclar Duo, which contains benzoyl peroxide. "These types of zits do great with this type of treatment," Dr. Engelman says. Most acne becomes resistant to antibacterial treatments over time, which is why a lot of topical treatments don't work on them. "But benzoyl peroxide doesn't cause bacterial resistant," Dr. Engelman adds. (There isn't an exact reason as to why, though — it's just one of those things.)

    Dr. Zeichner loves La Roche-Posay's treatment because, along with the benzoyl peroxide, it also contains a Lipohydroxy acid, which is a beta hydroxy acid related to salicylic acid. "This combination can reduce the levels of acne-causing bacteria, exfoliate themselves from the skin's surface, and remove excess oil," he says. 

    The drawback is that benzoyl is more irritating than salicylic acid, so you may want to start with baby steps. Don't use this every single night, even when you are breaking out, and then work your way up if your skin reacts positively.

    The best treatment for cystic, hormonal acne Cortizone10

    Cortizone 10

    Those large, deep, painful cysts are typically the result of hormones or stress. They're best served by a dermatologist, but Cortizone 10 can work in a pinch — so long as you aren't over-using it. 

    Pros: Can be used in a pinch, reduces inflammation, makes zits lets painful

    Cons: Prolonged use can atrophy the skin

    Cystic acne is characterized by large, deep, painful pimples that have no head. They typically occur on the chin — and they hurt. "You should never, ever attempt to pick these," Dr. Engelman says. 

    These types of pimples are best healed by dermatologists. They usually inject the pimple with a cortisone shot that helps bring down the inflammation. But if you're in a pinch, and you can't get the dermatologist, Dr. Zeichner and Dr. Engelman suggest a 1% hydrocortisone cream, like Cortizone 10

    "This shouldn't be a mainstay," Dr. Engelman says. "Prolonged use of these can cause atrophy, which is the thinning of the skin." But the hydrocortisone cream can help to take down the inflammation, making the zits smaller and less painful. It's like a less-intense, topical version of what you would get in the dermatologist's office. 

    Cortizone 10 should only be used as a spot treatment, and should only be used once or twice before you contact your doctor. If you aren't seeing an improvement in your cystic acne, make sure to go to your dermatologist. You may need something prescription-grade to get it under control.

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    This $8 clay mask is one of the most popular beauty products across the internet, and it's the only thing that has helped clear up my skin http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/typepad/alleyinsider/silicon_alley_insider/~3/Gc2deRovreg/aztec-bentonite-clay-mask-review When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more.

    aztec secret indian healing clay

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    There are a few things that the majority of people who know me would be able to recite off-the-cuff that I love. That list would include the Scribd reading app, comfort and convenience in general ( , fluffy robes, and smart lights), and, lastly, face masks.

    For the last few years, face masks have been a pivotal part of 'relaxing' for me. Long day? Throw on a face mask! Horrible commute? Face mask. It became the creature comfort version of Penicillin for every daily ill.

    While I've tried everything from the Allure Best of Beauty 2017 $80 TLC Babyface Facial to whatever was under $6 in the TJ Maxx pile, the changes in clarity specifically were always minimal or too fleeting to warrant much shouting from the rooftops or jazz hands in the streets. Sheet masks and hydration masks always moisturized well enough, and peels helped target dark spots and texture, but clay masks remained entertainingly garish and lavish (so, more mentally helpful) rather than a tool for improving the clarity, texture, and tone of my skin. 

    That is, until I tried the $8 Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask that has tens of thousands of 5-star reviews across the internet. Even though I've been obsessed with face masks for years, this is the only one that I would go so far as to claim has actually markedly (and for the long-term) improved my skin's clarity. After a few weeks of using it once a week, my temperamental combination skin is smoother, clearer, and more even overall. 

    The Aztec Clay Mask basically acts like a vacuum for your pores in the five to 20 minutes it's on. The 100% natural calcium bentonite clay draws out all the impurities deep in your skin for what has been called 'the world's most powerful facial'. I can't say it's "the world's most" anything, but it is the first thing I have ever used that wasn't prescribed by a dermatologist and actually works. In fact, it's the first topical treatment I've ever used (prescribed or not) that has actually worked. 

    Like all of my best purchases, I found it through a recommendation. I asked the Business Insider staff to send me the best things they had ever bought on Amazon for under $25 and I bought this mask after seeing a colleague mention it as her "most recommended product." Apparently, it had been hiding in plain sight. Once I had heard of it, I couldn't stop seeing it everywhere: in articles, videos, Youtube testimonials with over 1 million views, and even the Sephora beauty blog, which is typically filled with luxe options from of-the-moment brands. But, all in all, the Aztec Clay Mask is worth the eerie, cult-favorite hype. 

    59ea0f5e2f2d9234008b4767 750 563 1 A before and after shot shared on Amazon. This user got cystic acne at 24 and stopped using the topical treatments given by her dermatologist and instead used the clay mask every other day. This is the difference in skin from January to February.

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    Now, instead of putting on any face mask to have a fun night drinking wine with girlfriends, I apply this religiously once a week to sit with my facial muscles rendered immobile for about 10 minutes. In other words, it's the first mask I've used for the purpose of what it does to my skin, rather than how it makes me feel. I actually had a moment of paranoia where I considered buying another tub (which is giant even for $13) in advance in case the sellers catch onto the craze and raise prices.

    However, you should be careful to only use the Aztec Clay Mask for the recommended 5-10 minutes if you have delicate skin. When I had a dermatologist critique my skincare routine, she recommended washing it off once I could feel it becoming tight and dry to prevent the clay from sucking too much oil from the skin (your skin will adapt and compensate by starting to produce more oil). Be prepared to feel the mask become scaly and tight on your face. I actually have to drink out of a straw when this stuff is on. It's powerful, so you'll see some redness after you take it off, but that has always dissipated within 10-15 minutes or so for me, despite having the sort of sensitive, pale skin that makes yoga teachers worried they aren't giving the class enough water breaks. 

    Thanks to its massive popularity, you can grab it from basically any retailer, but it's a few dollars cheaper on the organic food site Thrive Market ($6.59 — though it's currently out of stock and you'll need a membership to access it). Or, you can order it through Target for $7.99 right now. 

    The bottom line

    All in all, I can say from experience that this cheap wunderkind clay mask is absolutely worth a try if you'd like to see clearer and smoother skin. Skincare is a touchy thing, and even with tens of thousands of 5-star reviews across the internet you can't know for sure that it will work for you, but it is so far the only thing that has ever really made a difference in the clarity and appearance of my skin — and it seems I'm not alone in feeling that way. 

    *Update: After many suggestions from Amazon reviews and a reader writing in, I tried the Aztec Mask mixed with Apple Cider Vinegar. It worked markedly better than before even. You may find the smell unpleasant, but it is worth it for the soft skin, even texture, and improved tone — and absolutely at $8.

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  • There are four main types of acne that dermatologists say can be treated at home: comedonal acne, inflammatory acne, pustular acne, and cystic acne. 
  • Each type of acne has different causes and looks completely different — and because of that, they require different types of acne treatment. 
  • In order to find the best acne treatments out there, we spoke to three dermatologists to determine different types of acne as well as the correct ways to treat each. 
  • Before starting any new treatment for your acne, you should check with your doctor to make sure you're correctly diagnosing the types of breakouts you're experiencing. 
  • Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky

    Whether you deal with whiteheads on a regular basis, cystic acne around your monthly cycle, or the occasional pus-filled zit when you least expect it, you know how difficult it can be to find a acne treatment that works. That's because not all acne is the same, even though most breakouts on your body are called "acne." 

    "Acne is caused by four main factors: oil production, acne-causing bacteria, blocked pores, and inflammation," says Dr. Joshua Zeichner, a dermatologist in NYC. "People with acne make more oil than those without acne, and the quality of the oil is different." According to Dr. Zeichner, oxidation of the oil is thought to contribute to the development of acne. "Oil gets trapped within the pores by cells that stick together, creating a bottleneck," he says. "The oily environment encourages the overgrowth of acne-causing bacteria that promote inflammation."

    But while that explanation seems pretty cut-and-dry, it's not that simple. You just need to look at the breakouts on your face to understand that not all acne is the same — and that they should be treated differently.

    Comedonal acne

    Comedonal acne refers to both whiteheads and blackheads, which are caused by pore blockage. These two types of breakouts are pretty much the same, except for one large difference. "Whiteheads have skin grown over them, while blackheads do not," says dermatologist Dr. Ted Lain. If the pore remains exposed, the oil inside oxidizes and turns black, causing a blackhead. Whiteheads are different from pus-filled breakouts because the whitehead isn't actually pus — it's hardened sebum. So when you squeeze it (which you shouldn't) it won't pop all over your mirror as a pus-filled whitehead might. You'll typically see comedonal acne on your chin and cheeks. 

    Inflammatory acne

    Inflammatory acne is categorized as small, angry bumps that don't usually have a whitehead or pustule on top — but they're smaller than cysts, which tend to be dime-sized or larger. Inflammatory zits are also known as papules, and you don't usually just get one. They typically present in a group, and are normally seen on the face, neck chest, and back. 

    Pustular acne

    If you've ever squeezed a pimple and watched the pus shoot out onto your bathroom mirror, you've had pustular acne. "They have whiteheads and look enflamed," says dermatologist Dr. Dendy Engelman. "They're the ones that people most want to pop or pick." They're caused by bacteria, which is exactly why people tell you not to pick them when you do have them. Once you do, the bacteria can spread, causing more breakouts. 

    Cystic acne

    Those big, tender, painful pimples that have no head are cysts, and they tend to be caused by stress or hormones. They're also the most serious type of acne and result from oil and bacteria being trapped deep beneath the skin. You'll know if you have them — they're red and painful to the touch. They tend to appear on the chin and jawline. According to Dr. Engelman, you should never attempt to pick or pop these types of pimples. 

    In order to figure out how to treat these types of acne, we spoke to our three dermatologists about the best acne treatments they'd recommend. 

    Here are the best acne treatments:

    Updated on 10/28/2020 by Maria Del Russo: Updated categories, replaced all product picks, and added in expert commentary on each acne type and treatment type. 

    The best treatment for comedonal acne (whiteheads and blackheads) DifferinGel

    Amazon

    When it comes to whiteheads and blackheads, there's no better treatment than your classic Differin Gel.

    Pros: Effective at preventing and treating acne, gel formula ensures oily skin won't get clogged

    Cons: Can be drying at first

    "Comedonal acne refers to whiteheads and blackheads," says Dr. Engelman. "Almost everyone will get one every now and then." According to our dermatologists, they're caused by clogged pores. So for these types of acne, you need a product that "opens" the pores, allowing the sebum to drain so the whitehead can diminish.

    That's where Differin Gel comes in. "Its active ingredient is Adapalene, which is a retinoid," Dr. Engelman says. "It helps to open pores and decrease sebum." Adapalene is a mainstay in dermatology for a reason — it works incredibly well. (Dr. Zeichner calls retinoids like it "pipe cleaners that keep the pores open so the blocked oil can be released.")

    While most people use Differin as a spot treatment, Dr. Engelman says it's actually better as a regular all-over treatment if your skin can handle it. "It can be a bit drying at first," she says. "But it does best when it's used for prevention, not for treatment." While it will clear up breakouts that you already have, it will also go the extra mile in helping to stop future comedonal acne from reappearing.

    And since it comes in a gel format, it's well-tolerated by oily skin types, and it won't make you break out further. Just use a pea-sized amount at night, and finish with a moisturizer to mitigate any dryness. In the morning, make sure to use sunscreen.

    The best treatment for inflammatory acne NeutrogenaPinkGrapefruit

    Neutrogena

    Inflammatory acne needs a treatment that will reduce inflammation while unclogging pores, and Neutrogena's Pink Grapefruit Oil-Free Acne Wash does just that. 

    Pros: Clears pores, blunts inflammation, is non-drying

    Cons: May not be strong enough for those who don't have sensitive skin

    "You can tell when your acne is inflammatory because the zits look super irritated," Dr. Engelman says. They may also be painful to the touch. 

    All three of our dermatologists suggest salicylic acid for this type of acne. "It helps to remove excess oil and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin," Dr. Zeichner says. For that reason, he loves Neutrogena's Pink Grapefruit Oil-Free Ance Wash. The salicylic acid helps to keep your pores clear, keeping them from clogging and causing inflammatory acne. Salicylic acid is also anti-inflammatory — its base is actually aspirin, which helps to bring inflammation down. 

    You could use a spot treatment if you wanted, but Dr. Engelman suggests a face wash, especially if you've got more sensitive skin. "Shorter contact would be the way to go in those cases, meaning a face wash or a toner," she says. "Often what we do is use salicylic acid as a spot treatment when you have an active breakout, and then, if you're acne-prone, use it as a face wash for regular upkeep."

    If you're looking for a spot treatment, Kate Sommerville EradiKate is the gold standard — and it includes salicylic acid. 

    The best treatment for pustular acne LaRochePosayEffaclarDuo

    La Roche-Posay

    The pus-filled zits that you can't help but pick will disappear with La Roche-Posay's Effaclar Duo, which contains benzoyl peroxide, an anti-bacterial acid. 

    Pros: Exfoliates dead skin, removes excess oil, and doesn't cause bacterial resistant

    Cons: More irritating than salicylic acid, so it may be too harsh for sensitive skin types

    As satisfying as it is, popping a pustule — which is a pimple with a big white head — is never a good idea. Since these zits are caused by bacteria, popping them can cause the bacteria to spread, which just leads to more pimples. 

    Instead, reach for La Roche-Posay's Effaclar Duo, which contains benzoyl peroxide. "These types of zits do great with this type of treatment," Dr. Engelman says. Most acne becomes resistant to antibacterial treatments over time, which is why a lot of topical treatments don't work on them. "But benzoyl peroxide doesn't cause bacterial resistant," Dr. Engelman adds. (There isn't an exact reason as to why, though — it's just one of those things.)

    Dr. Zeichner loves La Roche-Posay's treatment because, along with the benzoyl peroxide, it also contains a Lipohydroxy acid, which is a beta hydroxy acid related to salicylic acid. "This combination can reduce the levels of acne-causing bacteria, exfoliate themselves from the skin's surface, and remove excess oil," he says. 

    The drawback is that benzoyl is more irritating than salicylic acid, so you may want to start with baby steps. Don't use this every single night, even when you are breaking out, and then work your way up if your skin reacts positively.

    The best treatment for cystic, hormonal acne Cortizone10

    Cortizone 10

    Those large, deep, painful cysts are typically the result of hormones or stress. They're best served by a dermatologist, but Cortizone 10 can work in a pinch — so long as you aren't over-using it. 

    Pros: Can be used in a pinch, reduces inflammation, makes zits lets painful

    Cons: Prolonged use can atrophy the skin

    Cystic acne is characterized by large, deep, painful pimples that have no head. They typically occur on the chin — and they hurt. "You should never, ever attempt to pick these," Dr. Engelman says. 

    These types of pimples are best healed by dermatologists. They usually inject the pimple with a cortisone shot that helps bring down the inflammation. But if you're in a pinch, and you can't get the dermatologist, Dr. Zeichner and Dr. Engelman suggest a 1% hydrocortisone cream, like Cortizone 10

    "This shouldn't be a mainstay," Dr. Engelman says. "Prolonged use of these can cause atrophy, which is the thinning of the skin." But the hydrocortisone cream can help to take down the inflammation, making the zits smaller and less painful. It's like a less-intense, topical version of what you would get in the dermatologist's office. 

    Cortizone 10 should only be used as a spot treatment, and should only be used once or twice before you contact your doctor. If you aren't seeing an improvement in your cystic acne, make sure to go to your dermatologist. You may need something prescription-grade to get it under control.

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    We hook them on to our faces, laugh, sneeze and sputter into them, then crumple them into our bags or pockets only to retrieve them and do it all again. Yet despite official advice that we should be wearing a fresh face covering each time we enter an enclosed public space, a YouGov poll revealed many people are going several wears between washes – and 15% of Brits don’t wash their reusable masks at all. Similarly, more than half of those opting for disposable masks are rewearing them – 7% of them indefinitely so.

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    Acne loves to leave its mark. And those marks are universally unpleasant, whether it’s the big, red blemish on the day you’re meeting your spouse’s boss or the bumpy scars leftover from last year’s big breakout. But if you had to choose between the two, you’d probably take the blemish over the scaring — just because the blemish is temporary. Acne scars, on the other hand, can feel like a tattoo you didn’t ask for. Fortunately, there are solutions — that is, assuming you came here looking for how to get rid of acne scars. Read on for advice on how to prevent new breakouts, home remedies and OTC products to treat acne scars, and, for severe cases, the types of medical treatments that may help. Prefer to listen to this post? Tap on the play icon on the player below. Loading… Work on prevention first If you’re still having breakouts that lead to scaring, the first course of action is to get those flare-ups under control. You can start treating your acne scars asap, but you won’t feel like progress is being made if new blemishes are leading to more scars. Acne can be fairly mysterious. It might up...

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    Skincare, with its never-ending carousel of options and well-funded marketing campaigns, can be confusing and expensive to shop. Without expert recommendations or the time and funds to do all the field-testing on your own, it's sometimes tempting to just trust whatever is priciest because, hey, if it's this expensive, it must be good, right?

    But that's not necessarily true — and, often, it isn't the case after a certain threshold. It's no great secret that certain clinical heavy-hitters work, or that products sold for $30 can be made by the same cosmetics teams that work on $300 tubs of cream. And while sometimes it's worth it to splurge on beauty products, it doesn't automatically mean you're buying a better product.

    There are plenty of affordable skincare brands that perform as well or better than luxury products, at a fraction of the cost. Thankfully, most of what the Insider Reviews team does is test new products for their quality and value. To cherry-pick a few affordable basics that are definitely worth your time, find our favorite affordable skincare brands — and product recommendations — below. 

    Below are 14 affordable skincare brands you should know about in 2020: The Ordinary The Ordinary Glycolic Acid

    Deciem

    Price range: $6-$29 Where to buy it: Ulta

    The Ordinary is a well-loved, affordable skincare brand known for "clinical formulations with integrity." In other words, for using familiar, effective clinical technologies with transparent communication and pricing. The Ordinary's Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution is one of its most popular products for its gentle exfoliation for better skin brightness and clarity.

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    Maelove

    Price range: $19-28 Where to buy it:

    Maelove is a relatively new skincare line priced entirely under $30 that was founded by MIT graduates. Eschewing the marketing schemes that make luxury $300 lotions the norm and skincare confusing and expensive, Maelove makes simple, effective skincare products for all skin types in the same high-end cosmetics labs that luxury brands use.

    Its cult-favorite  (which consumers have pointed out is very similar to SkinCeuticals' $166 version) put the company on the map, and is prone to frequent sellouts.

    Right now, get 10% off any purchase of two products or more with the discount code "TEN" at checkout.

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    Simple Simple Micellar Water

    Target

    Price range: $5-$10 Where to buy it: Target

    It's all in the name: Simple is the skincare brand to know if you'd like affordable, simplistic products that won't irritate sensitive skin. As Insider Reviews editor Sally Kaplan wrote, "Of all the expensive makeup removers and cleansing waters I've tried, this drugstore version is the one I tell everyone about."

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    Mighty Patch

    Price range: $12-$18 Where to buy it: Amazon, Hero Cosmetics

    Hero Cosmetics makes Hydrocolloid patches to draw pus from pimples, resulting in noticeably smaller and less inflamed blemishes overnight. The treatment was originally used to treat wounds, but it's gained popularity lately as an answer to acne. Hero Cosmetics is a relatively new brand name, but Insider Reviews reporters agree that their patches work better than those from the genre's most popular competitor.

    Here's how it works: Place a sticker on top of a blemish and remove it after a few hours or overnight wear. In a nutshell, it's an overnight miracle product. Multiple reporters credit the Mighty Patch with being the only quick fix worth its money — and one we earnestly wish had existed years before. 

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    Price range: $18-$50 Where to buy it: Amazon, Macy's

    No B.S. is a plant-based skincare brand that blends scientific heavy hitters with natural ingredients to make for simple, hype- and fad-resistant skin care that just works. Everything is free from fillers like parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, or phthalates. 

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    Aztec Secret

    Price range: $8-$15 Where to buy it: Target

    Aztec Secret really only sells one product, but we would be remiss not to include the phenomenon of the Indian Healing Clay Mask in an affordable skincare list. The Aztec Clay Mask basically acts like a vacuum for your pores in the five to 20 minutes it's on. The 100% natural calcium bentonite clay draws out all the impurities deep in your skin for what has been called 'the world's most powerful facial' — and it's helping to combat serious acne. The mask has been championed everywhere from Sephora beauty blogs to the review section on Amazon (which has over 11,000 five-star ratings).

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    Price range: $13-$32 Where to buy it: Amazon

    If Muji calls to mind stationery sets and ballpoint pens, you're thinking of the right Japanese retailer. Most of its offerings are household goods, but the skincare line is the real unsung hero. For instance, this High Moisture Light Toning Water is gentle, extremely hydrating, and doubles as both a toner and a moisturizer. Our editor swears by it for preventing dry, flaky skin.

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    Price range: $6-$45 Where to buy it: Amazon, Nordstrom, and Urban Outfitters

    Mario Badescu is the brand behind the popular acne spot drying lotion that everyone from beauty editors to supermodels like Bella Hadid and Kylie Jenner swear by. Badescu products have a potent combination of the usual scientific suspects as well as botanicals. It's best known for the Drying Lotion and a trio of facial misting sprays.

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    Amazon

    Price range: $12-$75 Where to buy it: Amazon, Birchbox

    After finding their own options lacking, Josh Meyer and Matt Bolduc founded Brickell Men's Products to introduce a premium men's skincare line that uses natural and organic ingredients. The products are almost all standouts, but Insider Reviews reporter Amir Ismael especially calls out the Purifying Charcoal Face Wash: "It uses all-natural ingredients like charcoal, peppermint, and eucalyptus. I'm able to deep-clean my pores and get a refreshing and invigorating sensation without using harsh chemicals on my skin."

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    Farmacy Farmacy Skincare

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    Price range: $6-$68 Where to buy it: Sephora, Amazon

    Farmacy makes affordable farm-to-face skincare that combines great natural ingredients with scientific advancements. Their cult-favorite Green Defense daily SPF uses zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to protect skin from the sun, while the antioxidants in the echinacea give skin a boost. According to Insider Reviews Buying Guides editor Malarie Gokey, "the addition of marigold extract seems to help calm my skin and prevent redness or inflammation. The sunscreen isn't oily, thick, or sticky, and it blends in well, too."

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    Acure Acure Brightening Skin Care

    Amazon

    Price range: $9-$17 Where to buy it: Amazon

    Acure is making a name for itself as the 100% vegan and "0% pretentious" brand for skin, hair, and body products. You won't find any parabens, sulfates, mineral oils, petrolatum, silicones, or animal testing — and the Brightening Facial Scrub, which works on all skin types and uses a chlorella growth factor to stimulate new cell growth, has over 1,500 five-star reviews on Amazon. 

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    Cerave Cerave Skincare

    Cerave

    Price range: $5-$25 Where to buy it: Target, Amazon, Walmart

    Developed by dermatologists, CeraVe is another excellent standardized skincare system. The hero ingredients in every one of their products are ceramides, which help restore the skin's barrier, making it soft and moisturized and helping your body protect itself against irritation and air pollution. 

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    Cetaphil Cetaphil Cream

    Cetaphil

    Price range: $5-$17 Where to buy it: Amazon, Target, Walmart

    Cetaphil is a favorite brand among our minimalist colleagues and many of the dermatologists we confer with for articles. The brand specializes in simple, universal formulas — and they work well. 

    We love the brand's Moisturizing Cream and Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser. Story producer Emily Hein has said the Gentle Foaming Cleanser strikes the perfect balance between combating the oil on her forehead without drying out the rest of her sensitive, acne-prone combination skin. 

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    Aveeno Aveeno Products

    Aveeno

    Price range: $3-$21 Where to buy it: Amazon, Target, Walmart, Ulta 

    In our experience, Aveeno makes one of the best affordable moisturizers: the Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer. It's lightweight, packed with nutrients, and an accessible (though not extremely cheap) price. We've found that our skin just sort of soaks this formula up and, afterward, we've got a noticeable "glow" for the day. It's not greasy, either, and hasn't clogged our pores. 

     

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    Hero Cosmetics

    • The Mighty Patch is the best overnight acne solution I've tried in a decade-long search. 
    • It's a Hydrocolloid patch that acts as a magnet for the gunk inside a blemish, best worn overnight.
    • It also reduces exposure to germs, and is alcohol-, paraben-, and sulfate-free. Once the patch is removed, blemishes are drastically less severe.
    • The new Invisible+ Mighty Patch ($17.99, 39-count) is an ultra-thin iteration designed so you can wear them during the daytime. 
    • All in all, they are less conspicuous, but people will probably still notice if they're prominently featured. If you plan on wearing them out in public, though, they're worth buying. 
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    If you've dealt with acne before, somebody (or some company) has probably offered you the skincare equivalent of "magic beans" before: an affordable acne solution that zaps away blemishes overnight. That means that every cursed pimple that shows up right before a big interview, night out, first nerve-racking date, or big beach vacation could be dealt with before the damage could really make any difference.

    Like a mini Indiana Jones, I spent most of my pre-teen years engaged in a sprawling search for exactly this. I read the beauty articles, stalked the CVS aisles, and spent my minimum wage earnings on products that promised to be the next big thing. And while some were decently effective, none came within throwing distance of working overnight. Spot correctors like Mario Badescu's famous Drying Lotion helped me recover faster, but it was still days at a time. Discovering an affordable version of Differin in my mid-twenties helped me manage surface-level bumps within two days. And a chance discovery of this cult-favorite Aztec Clay Mask with over 13,000 five-star reviews has helped me stop most breakouts before they happen.

    But that still leaves the only kind of pimples I really cared about anyway — the ones that were a bit more severe than a light, surface-level irritation, and which you'd probably see someone's eyes wander to in a conversation. 

    That's what I swear by Mighty Patch for, which I bought immediately after reading this Insider Reviews review.

    To be concise, Mighty Patch is simply the best fast acne solution I've ever found. They're Hydrocolloid stickers that suck the gunk out of blemishes overnight (or, as we'll get into later, during the day) if left on top of the blemish for a minimum of six hours. Originally used to treat wounds, hydrocolloid is a super-absorbent material now being put to use in gentle acne treatments — first in South Korea, where Hero Cosmetics' CEO and Co-Founder Ju Rhyu discovered them, and now in the US thanks in part to Rhyu's startup.

    I put a Mighty Patch on at night before bed and wake up to a blemish that seems to have skipped three days of healing; it's not inflamed or raised, and it no longer appears to be active. They're gentle (vegan, alcohol-, paraben-, and sulfate-free), simple, and keep the germs from the outside world and your wandering hands away so blemishes can heal and stay healed. It's my personal "magic beans" product.

    And now, Hero Cosmetics has released a Mighty Patch that can be worn during the day: the Invisible+ patches. They're transparent, ultra-thin, matte to avoid reflecting light, and have tapered edges that blend seamlessly into the skin (find comparative photos below). Now, you can treat pimples in as little as six hours, no matter when they appear — no waiting for the cloak of night to get down to business. 

    How to use Invisible+ Mighty Patches

    Cleanse the skin, pat it dry, and apply the mighty patch on top of your blemish. Leave it on for a minimum of six hours, either during the day or overnight if you choose. Remove it to throw away once the patch has turned opaque (aka sucked up all the impurities from that spot of your skin). 

    What the Invisible+ Mighty Patches are like in person

    Mighty Patch Original vs. the Might Patch Invisible Left: Mighty Patch Original. Right: Invisible+ Mighty Patch.

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    The Invisible+ Mighty Patches are the same technology as the originals, but much less conspicuous. They're thinner, more transparent (the originals have a yellowish hue) and matte so they don't catch and reflect light. They have tapered edges to help the patch blend more seamlessly into the skin. If you wear them during the day, you can add a bit of concealer on top to camouflage it effectively and avoid makeup being absorbed into the blemish.

    If the Invisible+ patch is prominently featured (i.e. smack dab in the middle of your face), though, it's not going to magically look like skin close up. Having said that, though, it's preferable to me between making things worse with just concealer and going sans anything at all. And it'll likely go unnoticed in casual interactions — perfect for doing damage control on a surprise breakout while traveling, beach days, running errands, before a big job interview or date, or pretty much any other time. I've used them last-minute to address a surprise blemish in the morning and afternoon so I could go out with clear skin at night. 

    Plus, the box includes two size options, so you can opt for a smaller patch for less severe blemishes. And, given their cult status, most people won't know what they are, and they're more likely to assume it's got more to do with a bandage than an active acne solution. But, ultimately, it's also good to note that it's not the end of the word even if someone does notice: as Hero Cosmetics' CEO Ju Rhyu, reminded me, "over 60 million Americans suffer from acne at some point so even though we hate it when we break out, it's a fairly normal thing." More often than not, we're all in the same boat.

    My one cautionary note is to check them more frequently while you're out in the daylight if you don't dab concealer on top — once they turn opaque, they're much more noticeable, and you'll probably want to take it off.

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    Price

    A one-time purchase is $17.99 for 39 patches on Hero Cosmetics and Amazon. Or, you can go with a subscription (opting for a box every 30, 45, or 60 days) and save 20% [You pay $14.39].

    The Mighty Patch isn't as cheap as some of our other favorite acne solutions, but it is worth the extra money. It's gentle on the skin, relatively inconspicuous (as opposed to spot solutions), and it dwarfs blemishes overnight. 

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    How to get free boxes or store credit

    You may end up buying them on Amazon, but Hero Cosmetics also has a loyalty program with perks that you can join. Sign up with an email, and if you spend $1, you get 1 point. After 75 points, you'll get a free box of the originals, or $13 credit. With 150 points, you get one box of the originals and one of the Invisible+ or $31 dollars credit. If you'd rather earn points faster, refer a friend and earn 20 at once.

    The bottom line

    All in all, the Invisible+ are a bit less conspicuous than the originals, most so when they're first applied. However, if they're working, both the originals and the Invisible+ will eventually turn opaque and be far easier to spot — though, for what it's worth, the thinness of the Invisible+ is still less noticeable overall. For instance, having used both, I wouldn't wear the Mighty Patch Original out in public because of their thickness and color. I would, however, wear the Invisible+ in public if I thought I could get away with it based on the location of my acne.

    Depending on your comfort level and where you need it (side of the face, chin, forehead underneath a baseball cap, etc.) and where you're going (beach, airplane, running errands) the still-there visibility may not matter anyway. Either way you break it down, the fact remains: the efficacy of the Mighty Patch is worth it. The added subtlety of the Invisible+ is worth it if you plan to wear them during the day or out in public. 

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    System 5 is specially designed for normal to thin-looking, medium to coarse, natural or chemically-treated hair. It delivers smoothing control to hair while refreshing the scalp and restoring moisture balance.
    The technologies include:
    Glyco Shield - White tea extract, humectants, peppermint oil and protective conditioning agents help provide protection and moisture balance to colortreated hair, and leave the scalp feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
    Transactive Delivery System - Antioxidants, botanicals, vitamins, and purifying agents help clean away follicle-clogging sebum and environmental residues from the scalp skin, giving a clean and refreshed feeling.
    Smoothplex - Silk amino acids, kukui nut oil and protective conditioning agents help provide moisture balance and smoothing control, reducing loss by strenghtening against damage and breakage.
    System 6 is specially designed for noticeably thinning, medium to coarse, natural or chemically-treated hair. It delivers smoothing control to hair while protecting the scalp and restoring moisture balance.
    The technologies include:
    Glyco Shield - White tea extract, humectants, peppermint oil and protective conditioning agents help provide protection and moisture balance to colortreated hair, and leave the scalp feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
    Transactive Delivery System - Antioxidants, botanicals, vitamins, and purifying agents help clean away follicle-clogging sebum and environmental residues from the scalp skin, giving a clean and refreshed feeling.
    Smoothplex - Silk amino acids, kukui nut oil and protective conditioning agents help provide moisture balance and smoothing control, reducing loss by strenghtening against damage and breakage.
    Available at salons and retailers across Canada - check out www.nioxin.com to find one near you.
    And since it's very unlikely we will be seeing a tropical vacation this year thanks to travel restrictions - treat your sun-starved skin to a faux getaway with:
    St. Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Gel - 200ml - $54 - an advanced three-in-one hydrating, lightweight gel containing 100% natural DHA along with a hint of translucent, instant bronzer to guide application for a streak-free, natural-looking tan and hyaluronic acid to provide up to 72 hours of hydration. What's nice is it's great for any mood or skin tone - just rinse off after 1 hour for a light tan, 2 hours for a medium tan or 3 hours for a dark tan!
    Available at Shoppers Drug Mart and Sephora stores across Canada and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart and sephora.ca.
    - Lisamarie -

    [Author: noreply@blogger.com (Lisamarie and Christelle)]

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    All the Face Washes That Do and Don't Work for Acne, According to Experts https://roundups.theinventory.com/best-face-washes-for-acne-1844944569

    If you’re anything like Brittney Powell, a skincare blogger at The Blushing Bliss, you’ve tried many different face washes for your acne to no avail. You have to wash your face, but how do you find something that doesn’t dry it out, that doesn’t make your acne worse, or cost an arm and a leg?

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    Biotech Roundup: FDA Culpa, Tricida Trips, Freenome’s Funding & More https://xconomy.com/national/2020/08/28/biotech-roundup-fda-culpa-tricida-trips-freenomes-funding-more/

    Among the casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic: the credibility of government agencies entrusted with protecting public health.

    The FDA this week granted emergency use authorization for convalescent plasma as a treatment for infection by the novel coronavirus. FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alez Azar both misrepresented the magnitude of benefit shown in the clinical data used to justify the decision. Public health officials have said more rigorous testing is needed to understand just how useful the treatment could be.

    Hahn tried to walk back some of his comments but the FDA wasn’t the... Read more »

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    The 'Western diet' is linked to adult acne in a new study http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EndlessInnovation/~3/1c3ssAwO--U/diet-acne
    • University of Paris researchers found that the consumption of fatty and sugary products, sugary beverages, and milk seems to increase adult acne.
    • The team used data from over 24,000 participants in a famous French study.
    • Roughly 50 percent of adults in Western countries over age 25 suffer from acne.


    The bane of adolescence can be a lifetime recurrence with the wrong diet. According to a new study, published in JAMA Dermatology, the Western diet is associated with an increased likelihood of adult acne.

    Acne is the result of dead skin cells and oil clogging hair follicles. This is the stuff of teenage nightmares: blackheads, oily skin, pimples, whiteheads, and even scarring. While the face is often the victim, acne affects other regions with a high number of oil glands, including the upper chest and back.

    Acne is purportedly the most common chronic inflammatory skin disease in the world. While it mostly occurs between the ages of 15 and 17, studies show that roughly 50 percent of adults over age 25 continue to suffer from acne, whether intermittently or chronically. That group is predominantly female, and, more relevant to this study, they are from Western countries.

    Acne psychologically stunts teenagers, resulting in low self-esteem, social isolation, and depression. These psychological conditions continue into adulthood. As the researchers of this study, led by a team from Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale at the University of Paris write, acne "is reported to have the same emotional, social, and psychological consequences as chronic diseases, such as asthma, arthrosis, epilepsy, and diabetes."

    Diet is not the only factor in chronic and persistent acne. Endocrine disorders and genetic predispositions play a role. Environmental and lifestyle factors, such as exposure to pollution, cosmetic products, and tobacco use also contribute. Dietary behavior is also a major factor—perhaps the major factor.

    The treatments for acne range from azelaic and salicylic acid to antibiotics and retinoids. The team in Paris suggests a simpler method: eat less high-fat and high-sugar foods and beverages and consume less dairy.

    Optimize Your Brain: The Science of Smarter Eating | Dr. Drew Ramsey | Big Think

    Using data from over 24,000 participants from the French NutriNet-Santé study, the researchers assessed a dozen food groups, including milk and dark chocolate, refined cereals, vegetables, meat, and sugary beverages. They then classed participants by age, body mass index (BMI), educational status, smoking status, sex, medical history, and physical activity.

    The results were clear: there appears to be a link between adult acne and the consumption of fatty and sugary products, sugary beverages, and milk, all major components of the "Western diet."

    While proving causation will take time, the researchers offer a few hypotheses as to why these dietary groups could be behind adult acne.

    • High-glycemic diets elevate levels of Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and insulin, which ultimately increases levels of oxidative stress and inflammation.
    • Increased IGF-1 stimulates the production of androgens, producing higher levels of sebum, a yellowish, oily substance related to acne.
    • Milk consumption increases IGF-1 production by the liver; drinking milk has similar effects as eating a high-glycemic meal.

    As with many post-study analyses, the team noted a number of limitations, including the fact that acne levels were self-reported in the initial study (therefore open to interpretation and personal biases), and the French population was skewed toward women, healthier dietary habits, and higher educational levels, which is not reflective of the entire planet.

    Still, given the high prevalence of acne in the Western world and the well-known negative effects of the Western diet, their conclusion seems to stand on solid ground.

    "The consumption of fatty and sugary products, sugary beverages, and milk appears to be associated with current acne. Our results may support the hypothesis that the Western diet (rich in animal products and fatty and sugary foods) is associated with the presence of acne in adulthood."

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    Stay in touch with Derek on Twitter, Facebook and Substack. His next book is "Hero's Dose: The Case For Psychedelics in Ritual and Therapy."


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    Fri, 26 Jun 2020 12:24:21 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Psychology Health Biology Happiness Acne Medical Research Paris Innovation Derek Skin Twitter Facebook IGF University of Paris Human body NutriNet Sante Drew Ramsey
    4 Effective Hacks To Reduce Summer Acne https://www.thefashionablehousewife.com/4-effective-hacks-to-reduce-summer-acne/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=4-effective-hacks-to-reduce-summer-acne

    Have you ever felt that you already tried everything to make your acne disappear but you still see the blemishes? Don’t worry. Pimples or acne appears whenever your skin’s oil glands become overactive. This appears when the pores become inflamed. Meanwhile, some types of skin bacteria can make pimples worse. Indeed, pimples can appear anywhere on the skin. However, it appears mostly on the face. 

    Since pimples are triggered by hormones and in some cases, by the genes, there’s no sure way on how you can prevent it. However, there are effective tips to reduce it and keep them in check. For example, to have clearer skin, you just have to make some changes. As such, you can try the tips included below to get started: 

    Give At Least 4 Weeks for the Acne Treatment to Work 

    At first, you might think that using a new acne product every few days can be helpful. However, this approach can even worsen your problem. Acne treatment can take some time to work. When you use a different product each day, it will only irritate your skin and cause breakouts. 

    If the treatment is working, you can notice changes in 4 to 6 weeks only. To see clearing, it will take two to three months or even longer. If you have noticed any improvements, you have to continue with the treatment. Even if you see that your skin is beginning to clear, you have to keep using it. This can prevent further breakouts. You can check www.beautyblog.sg to know more tips. 

    Wash your Face Properly 

    To remove pimples, you have to remove excess dirt, sweat, and oil. However, if you wash your face more than twice, it will only worsen the condition. Remember, do not wash your face with harsh cleansers that will only dry the skin. Make sure to use an alcohol-free cleanser. 

    Wash your face with warm water. Apply the cleanser gently. Massage your face in a circular motion using your fingers and not with a washcloth. Then, rinse thoroughly and pat dry. 

    Some people scrub their skin with washcloths or cloth pads. However, this can only irritate the skin. It can lead to inflammation and worsen acne breakouts. As such, you must refrain from harsh scrubbing and use only your clean hands when washing your face. 

    Use Makeup Sparingly 

    Make it a habit that during an acne breakout, you avoid wearing makeup for now. Do not wear foundation, blush, or powder. In cases that you can’t resist wearing makeup, wash it off before going to sleep. If possible, you must use oil-free products since these do not contain any chemicals or added dyes. Select products that are labeled as non-comedogenic, meaning, it will not cause acne. Finally, make sure that you read the ingredients first before buying the makeup product. You can check beautyblog.sg to know more tips on natural makeup looks.

    Maintain a Healthy Diet 

    Experts provide that consuming fewer carbohydrates and sugars will decrease breakouts. You can also keep a food diary to know if a specific food triggers acne. Overall, having a healthy diet is always good for your body. This can also make your skin clearer. 

    The post 4 Effective Hacks To Reduce Summer Acne appeared first on The Fashionable Housewife.

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    Wed, 24 Jun 2020 13:05:43 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Fashion Face Acne Skin Care Acne Treatment Acne products Skin Care Products Acne Skin Care Skin Care Routine
    Maskne Is the New Acne, and Here’s What Is Causing It https://www.nytimes.com/article/maskne-acne.html Wed, 17 Jun 2020 07:07:21 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs News Masks Acne Skin Cosmetics and Toiletries Sweating Your-feed-selfcare Coronavirus (2019-nCoV 10 of the Best (and Easiest) DIY Acne Hacks We Found on TikTok https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/acne-hacks-tiktok-47377897

    OK, so you're bored in the house (and you're in the house bored). What better way to waste time and get creative than DIYing everything in sight? For beauty people, that may include coloring your hair, mixing up a three-ingredient waxing formula, or finding innovative ways to treat your acne. Thanks to TikTok, the latter option is looking pretty promising.

    Judging by how large the beauty community is on other social media platforms like YouTube and Instagram, it should come as no surprise that TikTok is brimming with makeup, skin care, and hair hacks. Lately, we've noticed several DIY acne treatments popping up in particular - many of which call for common pantry or medicine cabinet ingredients to create. From tea bags and turmeric to spot treatments and toners, keep scrolling to see 10 of our favorites. Trust us, you won't even have to leave home to try them.

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    Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:45:04 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Acne Beauty Skin Care Beauty tips Beauty Hacks Tiktok
    Hims launches group therapy services as first foray into broader mental health initiative http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/n8cvZaifej0/ Hims, the startup consumer health brand providing out-of-pocket physician services online, has launched group therapy services through its Hims and Hers brands as part of an initial push into mental health services.

    The company first began exploring opportunities to expand into the mental health category around eight months ago, and accelerated its pace to respond to increased consumer demand cery aused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Mental health and wellness has become a huge business opportunity for consumer startups as the stigma around seeking treatment for mental health issues has abated.

    For Hims, which built its brand around the destigmatization of disorders like erectile dysfunction, and sexual health and wellness, the extension into mental health made sense, according to founder and chief executive, Andrew Dudum . “It’s probably the simplest leap the company has made,” he said.

    “Hair loss, STDs, acne, performance anxiety… These are really medical conditions that get to your core around confidence, self-worth and stigma… these are not topics of conversation,” Dudum said. “There is a big need in our customer base to help them with areas of anxiety, stress and depression… There is nothing more stigmatized than mental health.”

    Hims and Hers are beginning their foray into mental wellness with anonymized group therapy and guided meditation sessions that won’t have the same hurdles to providing treatment that the company would have for individual therapy or text-based sessions.

    Government regulations at the federal and state level require mental health clinicians to be licensed in-state, which means that the company is limited in the kinds of services it can offer before it rolls out its network.

    Currently, the company has about a dozen mental health practitioners that it’s working with through Regroup Telehealth, one of the largest providers of tele-psychiatry services in the country.

    Ultimately, Hims envisions providing a continuum of care ranging from anonymous group therapy sessions to telemedical consultations, to in-person, video consultations and an ability to issue prescriptions to folks that need it.

    Like its other services, the mental health offerings are going to be capped at the provision of some very basic services and the company won’t be prescribing any medication for what could be considered controlled substances, according to the company’s chief medical officer, Dr. Patrick Carroll.

    “We only treat low risk patients,” Dr. Carroll said. “It will be the same thing for behavioral health… the conventional screen is a PHQ9… We will have a depression and anxiety screen. For those folks that get scripts we can make sure that their prescriptions line up with the tests and screens.”

    That means the company won’t be prescribing medications like Xanax, Ritalin, Adderall, or anti-psychotics for people with more serious conditions. “The majority of things that we will prescribe will be [serotonin re-uptake inhibitors],” said Caroll. Those are medications like Prozac, Zoloft, and Lexipro.

    To ensure that the company’s practitioners are meeting the requisite standard of care, each interaction with a therapist will be recorded and roughly 10% to 20% of those interactions will be audited, per company policy. “We’re going to have the same quality structure in place,” said Dr. Carroll. “ We will have therapists as well as advisers who are going to be part of the quality review process and review encounters to make sure that the guidelines.”

    The group therapy sessions, which will typically cost $15, are free for the next few months as the nation struggles to cope with the dramatic social changes caused by the government’s response to the COVID-19 epidemic.

    Eventually the company expects to adopt a monthly subscription fee for its mental health offerings, including $50 per month for text based therapy and more customized options. Prices will cap at a few hundred dollars per month.

    Unlike companies like SonderMind, which announced the close of a new round of financing yesterday, Hims and Hers mental wellness offerings won’t be covered by any healthcare plan. Instead it’s an out-of-pocket expense similar to the other services that the company offers.

    That model appears to be working. “We have seen over 1 million patients over the platform over the past year and a half,” said Dudum. “From high risk cardiovascular disease and diabetes… The medical system that has been put in place by Pat and the 300 plus physician organizations… is one that is already treating very serious conditions.” 

    In some way, mental health is the most appropriate candidate for a telemedical offering, according to Steve Monte, a field lecturer with the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California.

    “I like to think about it as an idea whose time has come,” said Monte. “Coronavirus has shed a light on how useful these services are.”

    Indeed, many companies already are providing virtual mental health services. Teladoc, the publicly traded telemedicine provider has a subsidiary called BetterHelp, which offers mental healthcare via the phone.

    For Forerunner Ventures co-founder and managing partner, Kirsten Green, the movement into mental health by Hims was a very natural extension of the company’s core thesis.

    “The thing that drew me to the company was reimagining certain elements of healthcare and providing access to people,” said Green. “ We’re not going to be able to service every medical need in this way. To the extent that there are things that can be handled in the appropriate high integrity way that can be supplied digitally we want to be able to provide that to the customer.”

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    I Suffer From Hormonal Breakouts and This Spot Treatment Is a Game Changer https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/dr-barbra-sturm-clarifying-spot-treatment-review-47367809

    I've struggled with acne for more than a decade. Over time, I perfected my daily skin-care routine down to a science. From finding the right cleanser to a hydrating serum that doesn't break me out, these products have saved my skin. Unfortunately though, they don't always help me combat hormonal breakouts.

    Like clockwork, right around the time of my period, a blemish pops up. I don't mean a small whitehead or blackhead, I'm talking an under-the-skin throbbing cyst-like pimple. For these, I always use a spot treatment. For years I've tried so many, but I just discovered one that truly works wonders. The Dr. Barbra Sturm Clarifying Acne Spot Treatment ($55) was recommended to me and I was sold because of the clean ingredients.

    It contains tea tree oil, which my skin has always responded well to. It also includes zinc oxide which helps to break down the blemish. The formula acts as an anti-inflammatory to help reduce redness and swelling. I know, all spot treatments boast this, but this stuck out to me for one reason. It's so light and gentle, I can wear it even before I put on my makeup. I have the clear version and it's easy to put on both morning and night, to help double the chances of the breakout going away faster. The thin but mighty consistency instantly soaks into my skin, so I can wear foundation over it like nothing was even there.

    If you're looking for even more coverage, it also comes in tinted shades too . Last week, just around that time of the month for me, I spotted a new blemish forming on my chin. I immediately put the treatment on and two days later it was almost gone. So, what are you waiting for? Give it a try yourself, you won't regret it.

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    Mon, 06 Apr 2020 15:31:00 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Acne Beauty Skin Care Editor's Pick Beauty Products Beauty Shopping Beauty Products Review Dr. Barbara Sturm
    This Spot Treatment Helped My Hormonal Breakout Vanish in 48 Hours https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/dr-barbra-sturm-clarifying-spot-treatment-review-47367809

    I've struggled with acne for more than a decade. Over time, I perfected my daily skin-care routine down to a science. From finding the right cleanser to a hydrating serum that doesn't break me out, these products have saved my skin. Unfortunately though, they don't always help me combat hormonal breakouts.

    Like clockwork, right around the time of my period, a blemish pops up. I don't mean a small whitehead or blackhead, I'm talking an under-the-skin throbbing cyst-like pimple. For these, I always use a spot treatment. For years I've tried so many, but I just discovered one that truly works wonders. The Dr. Barbra Sturm Clarifying Acne Spot Treatment ($55) was recommended to me and I was sold because of the clean ingredients.

    It contains tea tree oil, which my skin has always responded well to. It also includes zinc oxide which helps to break down the blemish. The formula acts as an anti-inflammatory to help reduce redness and swelling. I know, all spot treatments boast this, but this stuck out to me for one reason. It's so light and gentle, I can wear it even before I put on my makeup. I have the clear version and it's easy to put on both morning and night, to help double the chances of the breakout going away faster. The thin but mighty consistency instantly soaks into my skin, so I can wear foundation over it like nothing was even there.

    If you're looking for even more coverage, it also comes in tinted shades too . Last week, just around that time of the month for me, I spotted a new blemish forming on my chin. I immediately put the treatment on and two days later it was almost gone. So, what are you waiting for? Give it a try yourself, you won't regret it.

    Related: Best Skincare Products of April 2020, According to Editors 26 Skin-Care Products Our Editors Are Leaning On the Most This Month ]]>
    Mon, 06 Apr 2020 15:31:00 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Acne Beauty Skin Care Editor's Pick Beauty Products Beauty Shopping Beauty Products Review Dr. Barbara Sturm
    Bored at Home? Watch Dr. Pimple Popper’s Best Extraction Videos to Date https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/best-dr-pimple-popper-extraction-videos-47363756

    Whether you are a Dr. Pimple Popper fan or not, chances are you've seen at least one (if not more - hey, no judgement here) of her oozy extraction videos before. Regardless of their squirm-inducing nature, these short clips by dermatologist Sandra Lee, MD, are not only universal (we've all had our challenges with blackheads and acne) but also strangely satisfying.

    If you're not sure what to watch next and are looking for a quick fix of satisfying pimple extractions, scroll through for some of her best (but also the gnarliest) pops to date. Forewarning: you might want to watch this after you eat your dinner for the night.

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    Thu, 02 Apr 2020 18:55:03 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Youtube Acne Beauty Sandra Lee Pimple Pimple Popper
    Zoey Deutch's Simple Tricks to Reduce Acne Are About to Make My Skin So Happy https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/zoey-deutch-makeup-guide-for-acne-prone-skin-video-47345054

    Someone please tell me where I can send Zoey Deutch a fruit basket to thank her for sharing her superhelpful tips for taking care of acne-prone skin. In a recent Vogue makeup tutorial, Deutch dropped her favorite skincare products and revealed the beauty routine she follows to ensure that her sensitive skin is well taken care of. "I've had hormonal acne since I was, like, I want to say 15, but it got really bad in my 20s," Deutch says in the video. "It shouldn't make me that self-conscious but I can't make eye contact. I don't want to go out . . . when you're going through it, it is debilitating. You have to figure out what works for you."

    In the video, Deutch goes on to share a few of her favorite products that keep her skin feeling health and soft. "Moisturizers, I think for me, are the thing that trigger my cystic hormonal acne the most," she says before recommending La Mer's Moisturizing Soft Cream ($335). Deutch also uses Georgia Louise's Freeze Tools ($125), the iS Clinical Cleansing Complex ($44), and Foreo Luna's Play Plus Facial Scrubber ($49) to cleanse her skin before putting on the rest of her makeup.

    Above all, Deutch does have one important (and superaffordable!) product that she recommends if you're looking to give your lips a little extra love while you're taking care of your skin. "I cannot live without this. I am obsessed with it," she says, and recommends using Neosporin's Lip Health Overnight Renewal Therapy Balm ($7). Watch the full video here to find out what other tips Deutch has for taking care of her skin and to see what beauty products help her to pull off that glow.

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    Thu, 26 Mar 2020 17:45:10 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Acne Beauty Vogue Skin Care Sensitive Skin Deutch Beauty News Celebrity Beauty Zoey Deutch Foreo Luna Georgia Louise
    Breaking Out? These 6 Bestselling Face Masks Are Great For Acne-Prone Skin https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/best-face-masks-for-acne-from-sephora-47342734

    I have acne-prone skin and it has taken me years to perfect my skin-care routine. From face wash to hydrating serum, I've found the products that work best on my face. One product that I like to still experiment with, though, is face masks. If I'm suffering from a breakout, sometimes these can make all the difference in combating hormonal blemishes. I'm currently in the market for a new one, so I quickly turned to Sephora. I love shopping the site because I could get stuck reading its thousands of reviews for hours.

    If you're also looking for a new mask to help your skin, I curated a list of six bestselling choices that you can shop too. What makes these so special? Customers can't stop raving about them. These top-rated picks all boast over 1,000 reviews, seriously. Trying a new product that's been tried and tested by thousands of others gives me comfort that it has to be good. Curious which ones they are? Keep reading to shop them all and find the one that best fits into your routine.

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    Thu, 26 Mar 2020 15:35:07 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Shopping Acne Beauty Skin Care Sephora Beauty Products Beauty Shopping Face Masks Bestselling Face Masks
    Acne Flaring Up Right Now? Here's What to Know About Treating Stress Breakouts https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/stress-acne-causes-treatment-47338176

    Stress acne is a peculiar thing. When you're stressed, you break out, which causes more stress, and as a result, you get more breakouts. It's a cruel, vicious cycle. As we all know too well, stress can be caused by a number of factors. Pressure at work, daunting assignments at school, drama in your personal life - the list goes on and on. Considering no matter how hard you try to avoid it, life at times is just downright stressful, it can feel like unexpected pimples are inevitable.

    Keep reading to learn more about stress acne and how to treat it, from board-certified dermatologists Ellen Marmur, MD, and Jessie Cheung, MD.

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    Wed, 25 Mar 2020 17:15:03 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Acne Beauty Dermatologist Skincare Tips Ellen Marmur
    3 Things Witch Hazel Can Do To Combat Acne https://www.thefashionablehousewife.com/witch-hazel-acne/

    Witch hazel is a spooky-sounding common toner ingredient that has an almost magical ability to make your skin calm down and feel better almost instantly.

    But, aside from the pleasant instant-gratification of application, what can witch hazel actually help with?

    In this article, we will focus on one of the most touted witch hazel benefits, acne control, and see if it lives up to its mystical name.

    What is witch hazel?

    Witch hazel is a type of flowering shrub that is sometimes also referred to as winter bloom or its scientific name Hamamelis.

    Four species of witch hazel grow in North America, and one species can be found in Japan.

    Native Americans used witch hazel extracts for various medical applications including swelling, inflammation, and tumors.

    Witch-hazel the beauty ingredient is often produced by macerating the leaves and stems of the plant and then distilling and is commonly used in skincare products.

    Source: Fine Art America What does witch hazel do for acne?

    There are a few potential reasons why witch hazel is sought after for those struggling with acne.

    1. First off, witch hazel tends to have a calming, soothing, and anti-inflammatory effect when applied to the skin.

    This comes in handy during rough breakouts that leave your skin feeling angry and inflamed, providing some much needed instant relief.

    2. Secondly, witch hazel has some plant molecules called tannins which provide an antioxidant effect, helping to protect the skin from damaging free radicals.

    3. Finally, witch hazel can help clear away excess oil from the skin.

    And, since many breakouts start out by an accumulation of excess oil in the pores, having a gentle oil reducer can be a lifesaver for your skin.

    Natural Toner with Witch Hazel Who shouldn’t use witch hazel

    While witch hazel is one of the most gentle skin ingredients around, and nearly everyone can safely try it out for their acne, there may be a few infrequent cases of people that it just doesn’t suit.

    First, If you have intensely sensitive skin and nearly everything tends to “set it off” you may want to start with a patch test of witch hazel on the inside of your wrist to check for any reactions.

    While reactions to witch hazel are rare, if you have this sort of hyper-reactive skin, it may not fit with your skin type.

    Secondly, if you have chronically dry skin that dehydrates at the drop of a hat, you may not want to use witch hazel too often to avoid additional dryness.

    While witch hazel is pretty mild and non-drying as far as toners go, if your skin is like a desert, you may benefit from avoiding all astringents – even the gentle ones.

    Pro Tip: You will want to find a witch hazel product that does not contain alcohol, as this tends to be more harsh, irritating, and drying than the alcohol-free witch hazel toner varieties.

    Thayers Witch Hazel How to apply witch hazel for acne?

    Step 1: Clean your face with a gentle cleanser and then pat dry.

    Step 2: Apply about a ½ tsp amount of the witch hazel solution to a clean cotton ball or facial round and gentle wipe all around your face.

    Step 3: Continue with the rest of your face routine including serums, creams, or acne medications.

    Witch hazel is gentle enough for everyday use, but if you find your skin is getting too dry, you can reduce how often you use witch hazel during the week.

    For excessively oily or irritated skin, you may be able to use witch hazel multiple times a day.

    Conclusion
    1. Witch hazel may be a beneficial add on to your skin routine if you struggle with acne.
    2. Studies show that witch hazel can have an anti-inflammatory calming effect to nix the redness common in breakouts, as well as functioning as an antioxidant, and helping to mop up any extra oils.
    3. Most people are able to handle one (or two) rounds of applying witch hazel daily no problem, but if you have chronically dry skin – you may want to only use witch hazel once a day or occasionally to prevent excess drying.
    4. For those with extremely sensitive skin, who develop irritation even with the most gentle of products, you will want to do a quick spot test on your wrist to make sure your skin doesn’t react to witch hazel.
    5. In general, witch hazel is one of the most tolerated, beneficial, and easy to use plant-derived skin ingredients – so give it a try!

    The post 3 Things Witch Hazel Can Do To Combat Acne appeared first on The Fashionable Housewife.

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    A Celebrity Esthetician Shared the One Skin Question She Gets Asked About the Most https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/blackhead-pores-tips-from-celebrity-esthetician-47327916

    Celebrities - they're just like us, right? Not really . . . but at least their skincare concerns are. Crystal Koro, a celebrity esthetician and founder of Crystal Clear Skin & Beauty in LA, who has worked with Olivia Culpo, Mel B, and even gave Kylie Jenner her first facial, is privy to some top-notch insider requests, but do you know what the number one skincare concern is that she's asked about? Pores. (Maybe celebrities are more like us than we thought.)

    "I get so many questions about blackheads or how they can shrink [their] pores," said Koro, "They're coming to me concerned about their blackheads. And realistically, you can't really shrink your pores." Much to our disappointment, it's a myth that pores open and close with steam or hot water - your pores are one size and stay that size.

    Which leads us to wonder, are smaller pores just a pipe dream? Keep reading to hear her tips - that actually work - for .

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    We Asked a Dermatologist How to Kill a Pimple Overnight, and Face Masks Aren't the Answer https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/what-to-put-on-pimples-overnight-47299237

    Waking up to a giant, angry, red pimple is the absolute worst way to start your day. While your acne might get better over time as you learn more about different skincare routines and things that may cause irritation (like scented fabrics and greasy food), the odds of never waking up to a pimple again are pretty slim. So, what can we do to minimize these little demons overnight?

    First, let's break down exactly what a pimple is and how it can affect our face. Dermatologist Caroline Chang, MD, FAAD, said that "the root cause of a pimple is a blackhead." She further explained, "If a blackhead gets overfilled, it breaks from the inside and causes inflammation, which leads to a pink bump," hence, an inflamed papule. Before the pimple regresses, it could turn into a larger, more painful bump. We could be stuck with this monster for up to two weeks.

    "Benzoyl peroxide helps by destroying any bacteria on the skin surface, reduces inflammation, and helps to open up pores through exfoliation."

    But how do we treat an inflamed papule? Dr. Chang recommends using salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. "Salicylic acid is oil-soluble, which means it can get right into pores and help loosen up the clogged pore. Benzoyl peroxide helps by destroying any bacteria on the skin surface, reduces inflammation, and helps to open up pores through exfoliation." A higher level of salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide might seem like a good idea, but Dr. Chang advises you'd be doing yourself a disservice. "Start with a low percentage, especially when spot treating. The last thing you want to do is draw more attention to your pimple by causing a rash on top of it!"

    When it comes to natural or botanical ingredients, she recommends to stay far away. "When you apply these ingredients to inflamed or broken skin, you have an increased risk of becoming sensitized to them, which means you'll develop an irritation or a rash when you are exposed to them again."

    The same goes for picking at an inflamed papule on your skin. It might seem like an easy escape route, but Dr. Chang explained this is one of the worst things you could be doing to your face. Not only are you putting your skin at risk for an infection, but you could also be damaging the inflamed pore underneath. "When that pore's manipulated, it can tear further and cause an even bigger inflammatory response, which means your pimple can get larger." Picking can also lead to scarring - which is a whole other issue.

    If you're battling a pimple that is refusing to back down, she recommends making an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist for an injection of cortisone to help calm down the pimple quickly. In the meantime, keep reading for 10 overnight spot treatment products, including some of Dr. Chang's favorites.

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    Thu, 19 Mar 2020 17:25:03 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Acne Beauty Dermatologist Chang Beauty Interview Caroline Chang MD FAAD
    What's the Best Way to Minimize a Pimple Overnight? We Asked a Dermatologist https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/what-to-put-on-pimples-overnight-47299237

    Waking up to a giant, angry, red pimple is the absolute worst way to start your day. While your acne might get better over time as you learn more about different skincare routines and things that may cause irritation (like scented fabrics and greasy food), the odds of never waking up to a pimple again are pretty slim. So, what can we do to minimize these little demons overnight?

    First, let's break down exactly what a pimple is and how it can affect our face. dermatologist Caroline Chang, MD, FAAD, said that "the root cause of a pimple is a blackhead." She further explained,"if a blackhead gets overfilled, it breaks from the inside and causes inflammation, which leads to a pink bump," hence, an inflamed papule. Before the pimple regresses, it could turn into a larger, more painful bump. We could be stuck with this monster for up to two weeks.

    "Benzoyl peroxide helps by destroying any bacteria on the skin surface, reduces inflammation, and helps to open up pores through exfoliation."

    But how do we treat an inflamed papule? Dr. Chang recommends using salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. "Salicylic acid is oil-soluble, which means it can get right into pores and help loosen up the clogged pore. Benzoyl peroxide helps by destroying any bacteria on the skin surface, reduces inflammation, and helps to open up pores through exfoliation." A higher level of salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide might seem like a good idea, but Dr. Chang advises you'd be doing yourself a disservice. "Start with a low percentage, especially when spot treating. The last thing you want to do is draw more attention to your pimple by causing a rash on top of it!"

    When it comes to natural or botanical ingredients, she recommends to stay far away. "When you apply these ingredients to inflamed or broken skin, you have an increased risk of becoming sensitized to them, which means you'll develop an irritation or a rash when you are exposed to them again."

    The same goes for picking at an inflamed papule on your skin. It might seem like an easy escape route, but Dr. Chang explained this is one of the worst things you could be doing to your face. Not only are you putting your skin at risk for an infection, but you could also be damaging the inflamed pore underneath. "When that pore's manipulated, it can tear further and cause an even bigger inflammatory response, which means your pimple can get larger." Picking can also lead to scarring - which is a whole other issue.

    If you're battling a pimple that is refusing to back down, she recommends making an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist for an injection of cortisone to help calm down the pimple quickly. In the meantime, keep reading for 10 overnight spot treatment products, including some of Dr. Chang's favorites.

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    Tue, 17 Mar 2020 17:25:03 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Acne Beauty Dermatologist Chang Best Way Beauty Interview Caroline Chang MD FAAD
    With Foamix Merger Weeks Away, Menlo Itching Drug Fails a Phase 2 Test https://xconomy.com/san-francisco/2020/02/26/with-foamix-merger-weeks-away-menlo-itching-drug-fails-a-phase-2-test/

    A Menlo Therapeutics drug in testing for various itching conditions has failed a Phase 2 study, but executives say the results won’t translate to its lead itching target nor will they affect its pending merger with Foamix Pharmaceuticals.

    The Menlo (NASDAQ: MNLO) drug, serlopitant, is an experimental treatment for pruritus, itching that’s associated with a number of disorders. The Phase 2 failure was in chronic pruritus of unknown origin. The goal for the 10-week, 233-patient study was to show a reduction in itching as assessed by a rating scale.

    According to results released Wednesday, 37.9 percent of patients treated with... Read more »

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