As a former acne sufferer, I know the devastating effects of breakouts. It’s not just the unattractive spots and the physical scars they leave behind—acne is also associated with low self esteem and a feeling of helplessness. The good news is your acne can be treated and managed, and in some cases even cured.
In case you don’t know, acne occurs when your pores become clogged and inflamed. Pimple formation depends on the presence of oil and dead skin cells (to clog) and bacteria (to infect and inflame). Therefore, acne fighting ingredients generally work by combating oil, encouraging skin cell turnover (in other words, promoting exfoliation), or killing bacteria. There are a lot of
Summer is nearly over, and though you may still be trying to savor your last few days of fun and sun, it’s just about time to head back to school.
But there is an upside to returning to reading, lectures, and exams: new clothes, dorm decor and Fall makeup, of course. Be prepared to power through the school week with our top picks for back-to-school beauty products that are quick, easy, and natural looking; then glam up for some well-deserved weekend partying with something shimmery and bright.
Let’s start with the weekday face. When hurrying between classes and extra-cu
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Banish those pimples, blackheads and blemishes with this week’s GORGEOUS GIVEAWAY. We have 3 sets of Beyond Clear™ ($29.95), a new type of acne regimen that works fast and improves skin quality in 3 easy steps, to give to our lucky winners. Incorporating powerful acne fighting ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, retinol and niacinamide, Beyond Clear™ gets quick results without the irritation usually associated with acne treatments.
The secret behind its non-irritating effectiveness is the patent-pending Clarifoam Technology™ Foam Delivery System, which delivers a potent dose of benzoyl peroxide – 4.25% – in an encapsulated form. This allows this powerful ingredie
Banish shiny skin with this week’s GORGEOUS GIVEAWAY. We have 3 bottles of Tea-rrific Green Tea Mattifier (a $50 value) from Dr. Loretta skincare to give to our lucky winners.
Developed by dermatologist Loretta Ciraldo, MD, FAAD to meet the top skincare concerns identified by her patients, Tea-rrific visibly rejuvenates skin tone and texture while it calms red and irritated skin. It addresses a variety of concerns, including redness, breakouts, brown spots, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles and prevention of sun damage.
What makes this green-tea based serum so powerful is its high amount of EGCG, an antioxidant polyphenol that helps protect cells from DNA damage induced by reacti