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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 severeâ€”meaning a steady collection of inflamed pimples popping up all over your face, chest, or backâ€”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,
As a former acne sufferer, I know the devastating effects of breakouts.Â Itâ€™s not just the unattractive spots and the physical scars they leave behindâ€”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 donâ€™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. T
Summer is nearly over, and though you may still be trying to savor your last few days of fun and sun, itâ€™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.
Letâ€™s start with the weekday face. When hurrying between classes an
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Banish those pimples, blackheads and blemishes with this weekâ€™s GORGEOUS GIVEAWAY. We have 3 sets of Beyond Clearâ„¢ ($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 Clearâ„¢ gets quick results without the irritation usually associated with acne treatments.
The secret behind itsÂ non-irritating effectiveness is the patent-pending Clarifoam Technologyâ„¢ Foam Delivery System, which delivers a potent dose of benzoyl peroxide â€“ 4.25% – in an encapsulated form. This allow