Skincare Tips and Advice

Comedogenic vs. Acnegenic

Comedogenic vs. Acnegenic

There is much confusion on what comedogenic means. Many get it confused with acnegenicity which is different.  Comedogenicity is the ability of a substance to cause hyperkeratosis (overproduction of skin cells) particularly in the top portion of the follicle/pore.  The end result is scaling of the skin and the production of microcomedones (invisible) and comedones (which, in layman’s terms are clogged pores and blackheads).
by Emily Linehan on April 23, 2021
How Stress Affects Your Skin

How Stress Affects Your Skin

It goes without saying, but stress can definitely affect the skin in not so desirable ways. While breakouts are most commonly associated with stress induce skin troubles (more on this later), there are many other ways stress takes a toll on our skin.

by Emily Linehan on April 16, 2021
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Does Makeup Make Acne Worse?

If you are acne-prone, your makeup could be the hidden culprit that is preventing you from having the clear skin you dream of. Did you...
by Emily Linehan on April 02, 2021
The Link Between Dairy and Acne

The Link Between Dairy and Acne

Dairy is one of the most triggering foods for those who are acne prone and I can usually tell by seeing a client's skin if they have been consuming dairy. The dead giveaway is tender, inflamed acne lesions (many times cystic) found mostly on the cheeks, but also the jawline and chin.
by Emily Linehan on March 05, 2021
Adult Acne

5 Reasons Adult Acne Is More Common Than Ever

Although more commonly talked about these days, adult acne still seems to have a stigma attached to it. In many of the consultations I have...
by Emily Linehan on October 27, 2020
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What Causes Acne?

Got Acne?You have probably heard a million different theories as to what causes acne, such as: ✔️ Acne is an internal issue; you need to...
by Emily Linehan on October 20, 2020