acne

  • retinol vs azelaic acid

    Can You Use Retinol And Azelaic Acid Together?

    Retinol and Azelaic Acid are two skincare superheroes with the same job descriptions: they help you fight acne and fade away hyperpigmentation. If your face is covered in pimples and/or dark spots, should you use retinol or Azelaic acid? Or is it safe to use them both together? Let’s find out what the science says: […]

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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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  • post birth control acne

    Post Birth Control Acne: Is It Real And How To Treat It?

    Post birth control acne is real. It doesn’t matter if you took the pill to keep the breakouts under control or to avoid pregnancy, once you get off it, all hell can breaks loose. Inflamed skin. Excess sebum. Spots all over the place. With nothing standing in its way, your acne often comes back with […]

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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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  • very oily skin

    Very Oily Skin: Why It Happens & How To Treat It

    How do you treat very oily skin? It’s not enough your skin pumps out more sebum than it needs or that pimples throw a party on your chin every week. Your skin is oilier than oil. So oily that, no matter what you use, you can’t catch a break from all the grease and shine. […]

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