Archive for Category 'Acne'

February 26th 2011 · Aspirin Mask(3)

The aspirin mask is an ultra popular do-it-yourself home beauty treatment used to help acne and improve the overall look of your skin. Have you done an aspirin mask? If you haven’t heard of it before, it’s exactly what it sounds like – a facial mask made of crushed up aspirin! The best part about it is that […]

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June 10th 2010 · Maybelline Dream Matte Powder(6)

Maybelline Dream Matte Powder is an inexpensive drugstore pressed powder I recently bought because my favorite powder had changed its formula, and the Maybelline is even cheaper, and it’s supposedly non-comedogenic, meaning it should be okay for acne-prone skin. Price For the last few years I had been using Neutrogena Healthy Skin Pressed Powder, but the formula […]

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May 20th 2010 · Neutrogena Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment(9)

Salicylic acid acne products are designed to exfoliate the skin in order to reduce acne breakouts. Neutrogena Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment is what I’ve been using recently to maintain my clear skin. Salicylic acid (also called beta hydroxy acid) is able to penetrate your pores, so it can actually clean out sebum and dead skin cells inside […]

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February 17th 2010 · Renova vs Retin-A Micro vs Retin-A(19)

You’ve probably heard of Renova, Retin-A Micro and Retin-A, and know they are good for treating acne and wrinkles, but which one is best? All three prescription-only products share the same main ingredient – topical tretinoin, a form of Vitamin A. Generally, Renova and Retin-A Cream are used to treat fine wrinkles, discolored skin, and rough facial skin, while […]

Posted in Acne, Anti-aging | 19 Comments »

June 25th 2008 · When Acne Breakouts Come Back(8)

If you’ve been lucky enough to figure out how to keep your acne at bay, and prevent future breakouts, then you obviously feel a huge sense of relief. But what do you do when acne breakouts come back? I’ve been relatively acne-free for a few years now. I had pretty significant adult acne which took a few […]

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June 4th 2008 · Avoid Cosmetic Cornstarch If You’re Acne-Prone(14)

As if my list of cosmetic ingredients to avoid to prevent cosmetic acne wasn’t long enough already, I have a few more ingredients to add to the list – cornstarch (also called Zea Mays or corn starch) and rice starch. According to Paula Begoun (, some food-derived cosmetic ingredients should be avoid if you are […]

Posted in Acne, Makeup | 14 Comments »

April 3rd 2008 · Win A ThermaClear!(95)

Here’s your chance to win a free ThermaClear, the zit zapping tool that has been getting rave reviews, and retails for $150 at Sephora. Therative, the makers of ThermaClear asked me if I wanted to test out a ThermaClear, but now that I don’t really get acne anymore, I thought a better choice would be to […]

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April 1st 2008 · My Dermatologist Visit(12)

I went to the Dermatologist yesterday for the first time in three years. I picked yet another doctor at the same Dermatology clinic, because I like to see a different doctor every time, so that I can learn as much as possible about skin care. First I had him check my suspicious moles on my […]

Posted in Acne, Anti-aging, Dermatologist | 12 Comments »

February 20th 2008 · Cosmetic Acne(14)

Remember when I wrote about MAC Strobe Cream, and how I really like it as a moisturizer that also gives you a nice glow? Well I still like it, but will be returning it today:( I hate returning products, but I do it if I know I won’t be able to use the product anymore. I […]

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January 28th 2008 · Proactiv Solution For Acne(16)

Proactiv Solution is probably the best known acne treatment system, thanks to its infomercials that seem to run 24/7. Proactiv promises to banish acne breakouts to reveal clear skin, and the Proactiv makers claim that it really works. As I’ve said before about infomercials, they are just so convincing that you almost feel stupid if you […]

Posted in Acne | 16 Comments »

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