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Why blue light therapy will not cure acne

Why blue light therapy will not cure acne

Blue Light Phototherapy is a treatment for acne that uses high intensity blue light to destroy the acne-causing bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes). It's proponent's advocate that it will clear acne fast and prevent future breakouts but this is a big fat lie. Here's...

Planet you.

Planet you.

You, it turns out, are actually only half you. The rest of you is made up of microbes. Scientists have now calculated that the ratio between resident microbes and human cells is approximately one-to-one. You are a walking world, full of bacterial colonies from your...

How an exfoliating acid can help prevent acne.

How an exfoliating acid can help prevent acne.

Using the words “exfoliation” and "acne" together normally is followed by comments regarding flare-ups and increased irritation. But when done right, exfoliation is an important part in keeping acne at bay without added breakouts. Exfoliation is the removal of dead...

Beauty takes time: breakouts and purging

Beauty takes time: breakouts and purging

You eagerly start using a new product that promises to fix your skincare troubles, and within days your face is covered in new spots. What’s happening? Is your skin reacting or is it just evidence that it’s working? Has the product caused this new outbreak?  ...

acne and butter?

In almost any acne blog or forum you will find a lot of advice on dairy and acne. Most of it will suggest that cutting dairy from your diet will reduce acne. For some people this is true. But, if you dig a little deeper, you will find a whole group of people who cut...

Is watermelon good for acne?

Is watermelon good for acne?

Watermelon is very trendy right now. This juicy pink treat has been touted as helping reduce skin damage and redness caused from sun exposure, preventing future wrinkling and possibly even lower skin cancer risk. Wow. But what about for acne? All acne is hormonal to...

Zinc will make your acne less severe.

Zinc will make your acne less severe.

Zinc does a lot of goods things in our bodies. It is required for the activity of many enzymes and proteins, supports our immune system and our sense of smell and taste. For acne, Zinc has been shown through scientific research to reduce the severity by up to 50% in...

White, brown or wild rice for an acne fighting diet?

Rice contains lots of fibre, protein, essential minerals, and very little fats and is a great superfood. But when it comes to skin not all rice is equal because different rice (I'm pretty sure rice is the plural of rice) have different amounts of Omega-3. Omega 3 can...

Coconut oil for skincare.

Coconut oil for skincare.

Coconut oil for skincare has been through the mill quite a bit recently. First it was the best thing ever, then it was the worst thing ever. Then it was the best thing if you don't have sensitive skin and then it was the worst only if you have dry skin and so on. So...

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