The Causes of Adult Acne and How to Help Treat It

The Causes of Adult Acne and How to Help Treat It

While breakouts are often associated with your pre-teen and teen years, acne can still be prevalent as an adult. The American Academy of Dermatology reports that a growing number of adults are suffering from acne later in life, but the exact cause is unclear. Unfortunately, women are often more prone to adult acne than men. […]

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Four Ways to Reduce Acne Caused by Face Masks

Four Ways to Reduce Acne Caused by Face Masks

Face masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but wearing them may clog pores, irritate the skin, and cause or intensify acne. Luckily, by following a few simple skincare guidelines, wearers can both help protect themselves from the virus and minimize the effects of skin-to-mask contact. Here are four ways to help reduce acne caused […]

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September 2020 Special

September 2020 Special

Treat yourself this month by taking advantage of our maskne package special!   The Deluxe Clarifying HydraFacial focuses on deep decongestion of the skin. It includes extended pore extractions and clinical strength blue LED light therapy to help calm existing blemishes, increase skin hydration, regulate oil production, and help prevent new blemishes from forming. (Regularly […]

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How Do Hormones Affect Your Skin?

How Do Hormones Affect Your Skin?

You may notice that your skin sometimes looks better during certain parts of your monthly cycle. If you’ve been pregnant or entered perimenopause, you’ve likely had changes in your complexion during those times as well. Breakouts, blemishes, oily skin, and related symptoms are associated with our hormone levels. Explore the ways in which hormones such […]

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How Do Dermatologists Deal With Back Acne?

How Do Dermatologists Deal With Back Acne?

Back acne is a condition that often develops at puberty, and it may end without medical intervention when you’re in your late teens or the early 20s. However, it may persist well into adulthood for some people. The severity of acne can vary from just a few spots to large clusters, and, when left untreated, […]

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How Do Retinoids Affect the Skin?

Retinoids are topical vitamin A-based drugs that first came to the market as an acne treatment in the 1970s. Despite the popularity of retinoids, there are still many misconceptions around them. To make an informed decision, anyone planning to use retinoids should first talk to a dermatologist. Here’s a brief overview of retinoids and their […]

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Why Does Cystic Acne Hurt?

If you’ve ever had a pimple that was large, inflamed, and under the skin, you’ve dealt with cystic acne. Cystic acne is considered to be the most severe form of acne. Unlike typical whiteheads, cystic acne forms deep in the skin and rarely comes to the surface. These pimples can last for weeks and are […]

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When Should Acne Be Treated by a Doctor?

If you struggle with acne, you’ve probably tried dozens of cleansers, creams, and over-the-counter products to combat blemishes over the years. For many of us, however, breakouts are more than a cosmetic concern. Be aware of these signs indicating that your acne could benefit from medical treatment by a dermatologist. Severity of Acne Chronic inflamed […]

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Four Effective Treatments for Acne Scarring

Even after acne clears up, many people are bothered by the appearance of scars that remain behind. You might notice flat, red marks, discoloration, pitting, or raised bumps. While some scars go away over time, others can be permanent. Fortunately, safe, effective medical treatments for acne scarring may help reduce dark spots and other reminders […]

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Acne 101: Why Are My Normal Pimples Scarring?

You’ve heard it a thousand times now: don’t pick your pimples! Hopefully, you’ve taken that skin care advice to heart and left them alone to heal properly. But unfortunately, even the most vigilant non-pickers will find that every once in a while, a pimple that’s left alone still leaves its mark. But these aren’t actually […]

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