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Blemish 101: Banish that Blemish

Nothing quite spells trouble than when you wake up with an outbreak on your face, and nothing seems to work. Try the following suggestions to control your blemishes and regain your confidence.   Find a cleanser that suits you Using high pH cleansers or harsh soaps that leave skin feeling squeaky clean may seem tempting when you're having a breakout...

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Blemish 101: What causes Acne?

The causes of acne are often complex and multi-faceted. It doesn't just affect our face - it can also affect our back, neck, and chest and even buttocks. What exactly is acne? Here is a simple definition:   "Acne is a disorder that affects the skin’s oil glands and hair follicles. The small holes in your skin (pores) connect to oil glands under the skin. These glands make an oily substance called sebum. The pores connect to the glands by a canal called a follicle. Inside the follicles, oil carries dead skin cells...

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BEAUTY Q&A: Why do I only develop acne in certain areas?

Out damned spot! We all hate a bout of acne, but sometimes these annoying spots just recur regularly on the same areas of our face. Here’s a breakdown of some common reasons for acne occurrences in certain facial areas.   Forehead Looks Like: Small congested bumps that might not be obvious to the naked eye. The skin on this area is bumpy to touch. Why: This occurrence is most common in teenagers during puberty. Hormonal changes at this time escalate sebum production and heightens the likelihood of clogged pores. Sometimes, keeping a fringe can irritate skin and introduce dirt and oil...

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