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Video: Preventing Clogged Pores

Friday May 30, 2014

Preventing blocked pores goes a long way toward preventing acne breakouts. Want to know how to keep those pores unclogged? Read More...

Comparing OTC Acne Treatments

Friday May 30, 2014

Anyone who knows me knows I'm just a little bit cheap. I don't buy brand name clothes, I don't buy salon shampoo, and I definitely don't buy expensive skin care products. Read More...

Getting Your Parents On Board with Treatment

Thursday May 29, 2014

I've known lots of teens who have had to be dragged, kicking and screaming, to the dermatologist's office by their parents. But what if you are the one who wants to see a doctor about your acne, and your parents are digging in their heels? Read More...

Kick Off the Summer Season with the Right Sunscreen

Friday May 23, 2014

Memorial weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. That means more time enjoying the outdoors. So... are you wearing your sunscreen?

Yeah, I kinda hate it too.

What Teens Really Think of Acne

Wednesday May 21, 2014

Teens get acne. It's a natural, normal part of adolescence. So, many of us assume acne isn't that big of a deal to teenagers.

Guess what? Acne does affect them. Maybe more than they're letting on.


Personalize Your Acne Treatment

Saturday May 17, 2014

Acne vulgaris, what we know as common acne, is just that: common. It doesn't matter how old you are, or what skin type you have, acne happens.

But teens are going to have different issues than adults with acne. Read More...

How Often Are You Washing Your Face?

Thursday May 8, 2014

Although it's still springtime, in my neck of the woods we're already experiencing rather summer-like weather. Which means my face gets super oily. Ugh.

The hot, yucky weather just makes you want to bust out the facial cleanser and scrub away. But how often is too often when it comes to cleansing your face? Read More...

Free Samples May Influence What Your Dermatologist Prescribes You

Tuesday April 29, 2014

Handing out free drug samples, especially for topical medications, is common practice in dermatology offices. It sounds like a good thing -- you get to try an acne medication to see how it works for you before paying for the prescription.

But some in the health care field think otherwise. An article published in the April 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology brings up the subject of free drug samples, and suggests that maybe this is a practice whose time should come to an end. Read More...

Got Blackheads? Try These...

Monday April 28, 2014

I probably get asked about blackheads more than anything else. Because even if you don't have acne, everyone (seriously, everyone) has blackheads. Read More...

Do You Need a Prescription Acne Treatment?

Sunday April 27, 2014

We've all done it -- jumping from one OTC treatment to another to yet another, desperately seeking results.

While OTC acne products can be effective for some people, they aren't the best choice for everyone. Many people will need a prescription medication to get their acne under control. Read More...

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