Acne in itself is nothing to be desired, but we think we can all agree that acne scars make the entire process even worse. Learn how to prevent acne scars from appearing in the first place and what you can do to heal them with expert tips from Judith Hellman, MD, a dermatologist and the Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, NY.
We're not gonna lie: Blackheads can be tricky. When dirt, oil and makeup get jammed deep into pores, removing that unwanted buildup without scarring the skin is no easy task. We chatted with two skincare experts to get their opinions on the best way to remove blackheads at home, for your skin's safety and for your sanity.
Commercial acne treatments can dry the skin and make breakouts worse. Here are some natural acne treatments that will clear your blemishes and leave your skin softer and smoother than ever before.
Just because the awkward teen years are over doesn't mean the issues we dealt with are. People with acne-prone skin can attest to this. Nearly 50 to 70 percent of adult women experience bouts of acne during hormonal changes in their adult years. Rather than hiding away like our younger selves, we've got a few tips for how to care for acne-prone skin.
Clogged pores, blackheads, whiteheads--the gang's all here! Summer is a time when our skin is prone to misbehave. If you're like me, you have pretty dry skin all winter and then it slowly starts producing more oil when higher temps hit. Zits start cropping up and rearing their ugly heads quite literally. What can you do besides complain? You can treat your acne with a variety of anti-acne spot treatments, cleansers and lotions. Find your best acne treatment to bust blemishes both large and small!
Few things are more likely to spoil a perfectly good day than a dreaded pimple popping up unexpectedly. At 13, it was a routine part of life; at 25, it's starting to feel ridiculous. But whereas in my youth there was no predicting its placement, now that I'm older, certain areas are definitely more prone than others, and people I've consulted (read: complained to) concur.
For some, the lumpy, red, blotchy grossness of acne was confined to the awkward pubescent years of adolescence. The affliction only added to the already seemingly painful experience of being a teenager, but for most, the whole ordeal was quickly and eagerly left behind once adulthood arrived. However, there are some people whose acne may have left their face only to migrate to other parts of their anatomy. Body acne is just as difficult to deal with as facial acne, perhaps more so in some ways. And being that it's often genetic, it can prove inescapable.
Gone are the days of braces and backpacks, but what happened to acne hitting the road? If you're suffering from adult acne, you're not alone. Many women are prone to breakouts thanks to natural hormonal shifts as we age. So, on top of worrying about fine lines and wrinkles, we also have to stress about bumps that appear overnight. No need to overreact, though. We've got a few tips to keep your skin smooth and acne free!
You're juggling a lot right now. There's stress from work, anxiety over having the in-laws over for the holidays, and a messy house that won't clean itself, no matter how hard you wish. But what if there was one thing that could fix all of those problems? Lucky for you, there is. Check out our essential oils guide to find out just how they can help you improve many areas of your life.