Acne Outbreak During Pregnancy

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Experts tell us that one out of every two pregnant women suffer from acne during their pregnancy. In very rare cases, it can become severe. The causes of acne during pregnancy are related to the higher than normal level of hormones during your first trimester. This increase in hormones excites the skin’s production of natural oils, leading to acne. While there is no surefire way to guarantee you will or won’t develop acne during pregnancy, we can say that if you have a history of acne flare ups at the beginning of your period you may very well do the same during your pregnancy. Fortunately, if you make it through your first trimester with no acne flair ups, you’ll be unlike to suffer from them in your second and third trimesters. If you do suffer from breakouts, it can be a tricky business. Most acne medications are prescription, which can … Continue reading

Acne Beliefs


When it comes to beliefs about the facial foe we refer to as acne, the information is seemingly limitless. One thing is for sure, a majority of people will suffer from acne at one point in their life or another, and this isn’t just limited to the pre and post pubescent crowd. Adult acne is a reality for many people 85% of people will suffer a breakout during their lifetime, and many of these people will be in their adult years. Since there is so much information to sift through, it can be hard to determine what is real from the junk. Let’s take a look at a few acne common beliefs to see if there is any truth behind them: Don’t touch your face! Dermatologists agree with this belief, putting your hands on your face – or letting other people touch your face can lead to a breakout. Think … Continue reading

Your Heart Bangs May be Causing Your Acne

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South Korea is at the heart of many different trends in beauty and hair for the Asian region. One of the most recent trends in hair and style that seems to have its roots in the region is what locals are calling ‘Hateu Aapmuhri’ or ‘Heart Bangs Hair’. This look is achieved by using a curling iron to curl the opposing sides of the bangs inward at the bottom, thus creating an upside-down heart effect. Of course, one must keep this in place so massive amounts of hairspray are used to keep the look going strong all-day or night. Cute at this look might be and innocent as it might seem, it could be causing some skin problems that could be permanent if not careful. Hairspray contains many different chemicals that, when combined, are the perfect cocktail to hold that hair in the right place for hours at a time. … Continue reading

Keeping Acne Scars at Bay

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Despite no single cause of acne being established, science and research has shown that there are a few things we can do to reduce breakouts and enjoy clean, clear skin and avoid acne scars. Here’s just five ways you can avoid acne scars and stay fresh-faced! Clean your skin. – Daily face washing is the key to removing oils and preventing breakouts. Our environment is full of toxins and chemicals that seep into the surface layer of our skin. By using a facial wash that resonates with your skin type, you are effectively cleansing your pores and preventing acne. Wash your face once in the morning and once in the evening with a skin cleanser suited to your skin type. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! – Some acne products remove moisture from the skin. Choose a moisturizer that won’t clog the pores and cause acne, so opt for one with the word “noncomedogenic” on … Continue reading