You've just started a new skincare routine or introduced a new product, only to wake up a few days later to an unexpected breakout. Understandably, it might feel disheartening. You may be thinking, “Isn’t this new product supposed to help my skin?” But before you toss that product into the trash, let's talk about a phenomenon known as skin purging. As an esthetician, I've guided countless clients through this process, and I’m here to demystify it for you.
While they're super convenient (we've all been there), these sneaky snacks and meals can wreak havoc on our skin. In this post, we'll get into why these quick bites might be messing with your skin and share some doable tips to cut back on them.
When it comes to clearing acne, there are so many different ingredients available! If you’re an existing client of mine, benzoyl peroxide or sulfur may be top of mind, but there are also two popular acids to consider: Mandelic acid and Salicylic acid.
In discussions about hormonal acne imbalances with Testosterone and Estrogen typically dominate the conversation, however, there is another hormone that is less frequently mentioned but can be just as triggering...
While vitamins and supplements aren’t inherently bad, if you’re acne prone it’s important to pay careful attention to what type and how much you are taking. This is because taking too much of certain supplements (more than 100% of the Recommended Daily Allowance, or ‘RDA’) can actually have a negative effect on your skin. Let's dive into some of the most popular supplements that may be sabotaging your skin!