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  • mandelic acid vs salicylic acid

    Salicylic Acid VS Mandelic Acid: Which One Is Better At Treating Acne?

    Salicylic acid has been the only exfoliant I’ve recommended to acne-prone skin for years. There’s nothing that cleans up your pores and gets rid of those stubborn blackheads and whiteheads better (well, maybe manual exfoliation, but that’s irritating and – when done at home – may even cause scarring). Until The Ordinary made Mandelic acid […]

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  • 5 natural ways to heal fungal acne

    5 Natural Ways To Heal Fungal Acne That Really Work

    So, you got fungal acne? The first step is to rid your skincare routine of ANYTHING that could remotely feed Malassezia, the fungus that’s making your life miserable. I’ve written a post about how to do this here. The second step is to kill the damn fungus once and for all. But what if you’re […]

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    Retinoids Side Effects: How To Counteract The Peeling

    Wanna jump on the retinoid bandwagon but are scared they’ll turn your skin into a flaky, peeling mess? I hear ya. You’ve heard that retinoid are the gold standard for antiaging. They reduce wrinkles. Shrink pores. Fade away dark spots. You want yourself some of that. But you’re not keen on the adjustment period. You’ve […]

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  • skinceuticals ha intensifier

    Treatment VS Prevention: What Really Works Against Wrinkles?

    What the heck works against wrinkles?! Pretty much every skincare product out there promises to make your fine lines and wrinkles disappear. And for a while, they seem to work. But… somehow, those pesky wrinkles always seem to find their way back! Is there no hope? Truth bomb: once wrinkles have made an appearance, it’s […]

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  • Which Form Of Retinoids Is Right For You?

    Retinoids are the most powerful family in the skincare world. They’re the ones you turn to when you want to get those pesky wrinkles off your face, fade away dark spots and kick acne in the butt. But, they’re not all created equal… Some members are more powerful than others and will deal with wrinkles […]

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  • hormonal acne

    Thinking Of Going On Accutane? Here’s What You Need To Know

    “Help! I’ve tried EVERYTHING to get rid of acne but nothing works. Am I doomed forever?!” I get this question a lot. Over the years, I’ve noticed these acne sufferers fall into two categories: Those with mild to moderate acne who’ve been trying random skincare products without success. Those with severe, inflamed, aggravated acne that doesn’t […]

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