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You don’t need to be a makeup artist to successfully use makeup on acne prone skin. The ideal makeup product for any type of acne prone skin has three important qualities.
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When combatting acne, the easiest and most universally effective treatment comes through a skincare routine. Applying gentle, proven topical products on a consistent schedule will help you target and eventually clear acne.
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Vitamins and minerals are a vital part of our physical health, but how do they affect our skin? Let's take a closer look at what you need to know to make a decision about which products will work for you.
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Just as common as acne itself is insecurity and mental health concerns related to its development and presence. One study indicated that acne patients were 3 to 4 times more likely to experience depression than the general population.
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Accutane, the previous brand name of isotretinoin, is often prescribed to treat acne, but its adverse effects on the skin, mind, and body can be severe enough to cause long-term problems.
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Acne breakouts may occur the most when you are least prepared to combat them: in times of stress. But why is this?
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Have you noticed small blackheads or whiteheads in the pores on your nose? The causes of acne are basically the same regardless of location, so nose acne can be treated with the products in your usual acne-fighting routine. Here's how.
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It is well documented that hormones have a connection with the development of acne. But how do you know if you have hormonal acne? And how do you defeat it?
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Acne can make us feel isolated, even though most people have acne, including famous people. Read these reassuring stories of celebrities with acne.
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All acne has the same causes, so the acne on your jawline comes from the same process that causes acne elsewhere on the face. However, there are certain things that make jawline acne unique.
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When you're dealing with a pimple in an especially obvious place or a stubborn zit that won't budge, an acne spot treatment may be your best solution.
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Honey as medicine, including for the skin, dates back many centuries to ancient times; still, it may not be the skincare solution it's often advertised as. Here's why.
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Apple cider vinegar has been touted by DIYers as a great cure for acne. There is some reason behind this, as it does contain acids that can kill acne causing bacteria and remove dead skin cells. However, can this common kitchen product actually get rid of acne?
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If you have pregnancy acne, you’re in good company: over 50% of expecting mothers develop it at some point during their pregnancy. In this article, we discuss the medically reviewed causes of pregnancy acne, as well as ways to treat it successfully.
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Acne on the face is no fun, but what's often even harder to deal with is body acne, which can appear just about anywhere at any time. Here's how to treat body acne effectively.
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There are countless diets doing the rounds that allegedly combat acne, but can you distinguish fact from fiction? Find out why diet matters, and why a regular skin care routine is much more important.
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All acne is caused by the same factors—inflammation, bacteria, and excess oil production. However, not all acne is caused by the same combination of these factors. Here's how to get rid of your cheek acne once and for all.
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Some acne clears up in days while others can take several months. While you need to stick to an acne treatment for some time without giving up to truly see the best results, there are some ways to encourage acne to clear up faster.

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Sweating, humidity, and uncomfortably hot temperatures: whether your summers are hot and dry or damp and muggy, many people actually do report worsening acne during the summer. Here's how to fix it.
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Differin is one of many retinoid-based acne treatment options available on the market today. But there is a lot about Differin that many users do not know, and, in reality, there are much better alternatives.
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Many sources claim that you should never, ever pop a pimple, but it doesn't have to be the beauty sin some make it out to be. Here's how to pop a pimple responsibly.
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For centuries, sulfur has been used to treat acne of all sorts, but just how does this one ingredient make such a difference when it comes to skin care?
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Acne-prone skin is a common condition among people of all ages, but it’s even more likely to develop during the teenage years. Check out this guide to discover effective and safe products for teenage acne.
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There is a lot of misinformation around essential oils for acne. Find out how to use them responsibly, and why they must be paired with other acne fighting ingredients.
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Homemade solutions for acne can appear to be a natural and affordable way to treat acne, and oftentimes they do have certain helpful properties. However, these solutions may not be as curative as they seem.
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Adult acne affects about 40% of men and 54% of women between the ages of 25 and 44. Learn how to identify your acne triggers, and find adult acne causes and solutions.
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When you're looking for an acne cream that works for you, you'll need to understand the ingredients found in acne creams, how they work, and what they can offer you based on your skincare needs. Here's how.
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Dermatologists, or doctors who treat skin conditions, are often thought of as an essential part of any acne treatment plan. But is this really the case?
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When faced with a breakout, many individuals will turn to medications in order to rapidly treat their acne. But what are the best treatments, and is medication really the answer?
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The T-zone and forehead are common places for blemishes of all sorts to form, but that doesn't mean that you're doomed to deal with forehead acne forever. Here's how to best treat your forehead acne.
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A person considering birth control for acne should be aware of the many alternatives to reduce acne before beginning a new medication. Here's why an effective skincare regimen using products like cleansers, moisturizers, and serums can clear up your blemishes without the side-effects.
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Perhaps you should not seek out antibiotics for acne as soon as you start noticing pimples. Here's why sticking to a thorough and quality skincare routine to significantly improve your acne is a much better approach.
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You're probably familiar with the soothing power of aloe vera on a nasty sunburn, but can you also use it to treat acne? The answer is complicated.
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Spironolactone can regulate your hormone levels in order to treat hormonal acne, but changing your hormones should not be your first defense against acne. Here's what to do instead.
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Coconut oil's reputation as an effective do-it-yourself acne cure can actually do more harm than good. Coconut oil is comedogenic, meaning it will very likely clog your pores, leading to more acne.
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You may have heard of toothpaste as an over-the-counter acne spot treatment, but this old-fashioned home remedy will actually do you a disservice.
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You may have heard about the benefits of witch hazel, a natural extract, for skin and acne. But what can witch hazel really do for your skin? And is it effective?
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Cystic acne is painful, severe, and capable of causing deep scarring, which makes it a real challenge to manage. The best treatment is multi-faceted.
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Let's get one thing straight: acne is not your fault. But that doesn't mean that it can't be treated, and even prevented in the first place. Let's dive deeper into the causes of acne, so that we can better learn how to prevent it and treat it.
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Tea tree oil is commonly used both by itself and in products to treat acne, but is it actually effective? Here's why it's better paired with other acne fighting ingredients.
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