Trying to achieve that ‘flawless finish’.
People with visible facial differences, such as acne, are rarely represented in the media and when they are, they are often vilified.
Skin is seen as a marker of health, and thus beauty.
Despite skin conditions such as acne having no negative health effects, they can take a huge toll on the confidence and mental health of the person.
Pores are self-cleaning, so you don’t need to rip out or scrub off their contents.
Many of us would have seen, if not tried, various products claiming to clean the dirt out of our pores. But do we need to?
Pregnant women are told to avoid vitamin A due to the risk of birth defects, but does anti-ageing cream count?
Anti-ageing cosmetics are common and many contain forms of vitamin A, but are there any risks using vitamin A on your skin during pregnancy?
Trying to pop pimples can actually make your skin worse.
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Squeezing and trying to pop pimples is definitely not the best solution and can actually make your skin worse.
Antibiotics can help, but at lower doses and shorter durations than doctors tend to prescribe.
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While antibiotics can kill the bacteria associated with acne, it's their anti-inflammatory effects, not their antimicrobial effects, that yield the biggest skin-clearing benefits.
Adult acne is very common and usually affects women women in their 20s, 30s and 40s.
You may have battled blemishes in your teens, or made it through puberty and early adulthood with relatively clear skin, but it always feels particularly unlucky contending with zits in adulthood. Adult…