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Natural Treatments for Skin Eczema

By Dr. Kristie

Eczema is a common skin condition that affects almost one in nine people at some point in their lifetime. People with this skin condition usually have characteristic skin changes consisting of scaling, thickened areas of skin that ooze and sometimes bleed; but the most annoying…

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How Pomegranate Extract Helps Aging Skin

By Dr. Kristie

The popularity of the pomegranate fruit is growing rapidly as more people discover its unique health benefits. Pomegranates are a good source of polyphenols and other compounds that reduce inflammation and destroy free radicals. Preliminary studies show that the unique compound…

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Should you use a Moisturizer on Oily Skin

By Dr. Kristie

Oily skin can be a challenge to deal with on a daily basis. It can be disheartening to look in the mirror after thoroughly cleansing and toning and see a slick, shiny face staring back at you. Not to mention the breakouts! When your skin produces excess oil, it not only looks s…

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Treating Acne without a Prescription

By Kiera Maryott

While acne medications prescribed by your dermatologist are usually highly effective, they are also expensive and not always fully covered by medical insurance. If you are not able to treat your acne with prescriptions, it is still possible to achieve a blemish-free complexio…

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Using Food to Fight Acne

By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen

Getting rid of acne isn't as easy as infomercials and product advertisements make it seem.  Acne isn't just a skin problem; it actually starts from within the body. Causes of acne range from hormonal issues to eating a diet that is high in fat and grease.   Changin…

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5 Skincare Products Not Worth Your Money

By Katharine B. Coggeshall

And now for the bad news; although these skincare lines are pricey and tout unblemished reputations, some of their products are simply not worth the investment. Either the product doesn't live up to its claims, causes unwanted side effects, or is only as effective as t…

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5 Top Skincare Products worth Your Money

By Katharine B. Coggeshall

We all aspire to have flawless, close up-worthy skin. Many are willing to pay top dollar for products that claim to make that possible, but which skincare products actually work and which is a waste of money? Here is your guide to five top skincare products that ar…

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How to Heal Acne Scarring

By Bridget Webber

If your skin is scarred by acne, chances are that you are fed up and frustrated. No doubt, you will have struggled to get rid of acne in the first place, but instead of obtaining relief, you have discovered that your skin still reflects where acne once was and is darker in t…

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Milk and Acne: Does it Help or Hinder

By Dr. Kristie

Acne can cause a great deal of frustration and heartache for both teens and adults. It’s due to overproduction of sebum and poor skin sloughing, which blocks the pores. This overproduction of sebum is thought to be triggered by fluctuating levels of hormones, especially testost…

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Comedone Extraction: Use It for Blackheads?

By Dr. Kristie

Skin comedones are those ugly little facial bumps that are more commonly known as blackheads and whiteheads. They pop up when pores become clogged with an oily substance called sebum which leads to the appearance of tiny black bumps (blackheads), or white bumps (whiteheads). Co…

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Can Topical Vitamin C Improve Aging Skin?

By Dr. Kristie

Vitamin C is an antioxidant vitamin, so it’s not surprising that it plays a role in skin aging. A trip down the aisle of the cosmetic section of the drugstore shows that it’s a common ingredient in anti-aging creams and lotions used to treat aging skin. Is vitamin C good for sk…

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Eleven Sources of Skin Irritation That Can Lead to Acne

By Dr. E. C. Gordon

Acne is an extremely common skin problem throughout teenage years and into adulthood, but there are a lot of unhelpful myths about what can make it worse. For example, diet actually has little to no influence on whether you develop zits.  However, skin irritation definitel…

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5 Natural Ways to Treat Cystic Acne

By Casey C.

Cystic acne is an embarrassing and often painful ordeal. Rather than just your run-of-the-mill zits that pop up from time to time and go away all on their own, zits from cystic acne are often quite severe. Cystic pimples are large, painful bumps that go deep under the skin. They o…

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Are Facials Effective for Treating Blackheads?

By Dr. Kristie

Blackheads are a frequent problem for people who have oily, acne-prone skin. One of the most common methods for treating blackheads is salon and home facials. Do facials for blackheads help the problem or are they a waste of time and money?

What is a Blackhead?

Blackheads…

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How to Apply Prescription Acne Medication Properly

By Dr. Kristie

Are you frustrated by acne that just won’t seem to go away? Maybe you’ve seen your doctor who prescribed a few prescription medications to help heal the problem. Prescription acne cream can be extremely effective when used properly. Quite frequently different creams are combine…

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5 Holistic Ways to Deal With Hormonal Acne

By Eleanor Stephen

You've tried every product known to man and you're still battling your acne. If you are battling with hormonal acne, certain conventional products and treatments may not work for you--in fact, they often make it worse. If you've grown tired of these treatments, you may want…

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How to Treat an Oily Face That Shines

By Dr. Kristie

Do you have a perpetually shiny, oily face? There’s good news and bad news when it comes to oily skin. Because of its abundant oil supply, an oily face usually ages better, but in the short term, oily skin is more prone to breakouts, blemishes, and shine that can be difficult t…

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Will Popping a Pimple Make It Go Away Faster?

By Dr. Kristie

Uh-oh! You look in the mirror and there's a big, ugly pimple staring back at you. Yuck! Of course, you want it to go away fast, and you've heard a pimple heals up sooner if you pop it. Will popping a pimple really cause it to heal more quickly?

What Causes Pimples?

Pimple…

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How to Deal With Chest and Back Pimples

By Dr. Kristie

It's bad enough to have acne on your face, but chest and back pimples can be just as unsightly and annoying - especially in the summer when you wear a swimsuit. Instead of keeping your shirt on, try some of these ways to treat chest and back pimples.

Wear the right fabrics.

Chest…

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New Acne Treatments on the Horizon

By Dr. Kristie

Acne can be a disfiguring disease – and a difficult one to treat. Not only are acne lesions embarrassing to teens, but repeated outbreaks can be associated with permanent scarring. Teens aren’t the only ones susceptible to this common skin disease – adults get a form of acne - …

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