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A NEW CROP OF ACNE FIGHTERS HAVE ZITS ON THE RUN

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Posted by 03.14.14

Dermatologists will tell you that acne is not caused by dirt or by not cleansing thoroughly, but getting rid of pore-clogging sebum and debris is key to ending the acne cycle. The next vital step is to reduce the bacteria that cause breakouts.

If your acne is severe—meaning a steady collection of inflamed pimples popping up all over your face, chest, or back—go straight to a dermatologist and do not pass go or collect $200… Hard, painful, deep cysts respond best to drugs so over-the-counter skincare products won’t work. Find a board certified dermatologist at AAD.org or ASDS.net.

When following a dermatologist’s directions or seeking over-the-counter acne treatments, keep the f

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MUDDY WATERS – MUD AND CLAY FOR CLEAR SKIN

Posted by 01.12.12

Mud and clay may not sound too glamorous, but these natural ingredients have been used for centuries for their therapeutic benefits as well as their beautification properties. Clays absorb excess oil and debris, and they also exfoliate dead surface cells for increased circulation and rosy cheeks. Clays can be found in a wide range of colors such as red, green, white, pink, and gray, as well as varying textures from super fine to coarse. The colors usually occur due to the mineral content of the clay. Kaolin, a key mineral component of natural occurring clay, is the main ingredient in many face masks because it can attract the dirt that gets trapped deep in your pores.

Another friend to cl

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PIMPLE PLAN PART II – Skin Care For Spots, Blemishes & Blackheads

Posted by 10.20.10

The Right Skin Care Product Can Help Heal Your Breakouts – BUT the choices are endless!

With hundreds of acne products lining drugstore shelves and department store counters, infomercials with celebs touting their cures, how do you know which one to use?

The Mayo Clinic recommends checking out the ingredient labels and choosing the appropriate ingredients from this key list of superstars. (more…)

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