Biotin is touted for being great for hair, skin and nails but for anyone who struggles with breakouts, it should be avoided.
Acne is a disease also known as retention hyperkeratosis which, in simpler terms, is a buildup of dead skin cells inside of the pores. Everyday we shed layers of dead skin cells inside of our pores but those of us with acne are shedding up to five layers each day versus someone who doesn’t have acne and only sheds one layer. This excessive shedding is
The most bioavailable form of zinc that acts directly as an anti-inflammatory. Bioavailability is the extent to which a nutrient can be used by the body so this form of zinc is extremely effective. Many people with acne have low levels of zinc in their bodies and supplementing with zinc has been shown to reduce severity of cysts and inflamed lesions. There is evidence that zinc is similar to antibiotics in improving the condition of inflamed acne. Most s
Do not ever put anything on your skin or your hair without checking the ingredients first, even if it says “won’t clog pores” or “noncomedogenic” on the bottle. No government agency oversees this so skincare companies can claim their products promote clear skin and have pore cloggers in their ingredient deck. Makeup: Any pressed or liquid products also should be checked for pore-clogging ingredients.
The best makeup is one that does not contain comedogenic ingredients. Loos
It’s that time of year and that means pumpkin spice and everything nice! Fall is a beautiful time of year but for many people prone to breakouts, there are some things that are not so nice, like acne flare ups. It can be really frustrating to experience a sudden increase in breakouts and not know why. Some attribute the start of school and other stressors to their sudden increase in breakouts, but what happens when these breakouts continue even after certain stressors are no
The following list contains foods that aggravate acne. It’s broken down into two categories, foods high in iodine and foods high in male hormones. I’m not suggesting that these foods be eliminated from the diet completely, but they should be eaten in moderation.
Iodine/Iodides- Excessive ingesting of iodide causes major acne flare ups. Once ingested, iodide mixes into the bloodstream and the excess is excreted through the oil glands which irritates the follicle and causes b