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Are you a skincare beginner or a budding expert looking to learn more? Our education articles break down everything you need to know about skin concerns, routines, and more.

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What is milia?

What is milia? Today, we’re jumping into one type of bump that you may have heard about most commonly in infants — milia.

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Best moisturizer for acne-prone skin

If you have combination acne-prone skin, figuring out which moisturizer is best for your skin might be tough. In this guide, we break down the best moisturizer for combination, acne-prone skin.

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How to build a face care routine

As you get into skincare, it might seem overwhelming, especially trying to figure out the order you're supposed to apply products in. Below, we detail how to build a face care routine for your skin!

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How to cure acne

Looking for a cure for your acne? Unfortunately, while there's no cure for acne, there are effective treatments for your acne. Below, we discuss the options for treating acne.

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How to get rid of large pores

Noticed that you have large pores? Wondering if you can get rid of them? Read on to learn more about pores — including what causes large pores on your face and how to minimize their appearance.

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What causes acne breakouts?

What causes acne breakouts? In this guide, we’ve covered the key factors that cause acne breakouts and effective treatments for acne breakouts.

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Clindamycin side effects

As you hear the benefits of clindamycin, you might also be wondering about the side effects of clindamycin. In this article, what is clindamycin and the side effects of it.

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Does vitamin C help acne?

Vitamin C is known for its benefits for healthy skin, but did you know that vitamin C can help with acne? In this article, we break down how vitamin C benefits your skin and other ways to treat acne.

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Acne vs. pimples: is there a difference?

Acne and pimple seemed to be used interchangeably, but is there a difference? We explain the distinctions and how to treat your acne in this article.

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Essential oils for acne

If you're looking for natural treatments for acne, essential oils are often suggested. But do essential oils actually work for acne? In this article, we tackle that very question.

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Rosacea vs. acne

Wondering how to tell the difference between rosacea and acne? Below, we've listed the key differences between rosacea and acne, and how to effectively treat both.

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What is my acne telling me?

If you're seeing a pattern with your breakouts, your acne might be telling you something. Below, we decipher what your acne might be telling you and the best treatment for your acne.

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How to get rid of oily skin

Oily skin is a frustrating problem, and it could be the symptom of a few different problems. In this article, we break down why you might have excessively oily skin and how to get rid of oily skin.

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Acne dark spots: how to get rid of them

It's not enough to just get acne, sometimes as your acne scars heal, they leave dark spots. In this article, we break down what dark spots are and how to get rid of them.

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Do eye creams work?

This is a bit of a controversial topic lately, but do eye creams really work? In this, we answer whether or not it works, what you might need it for, and even how to apply an eye cream.

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Forehead acne

Dealing with acne is hard, especially in a noticeable spot. Forehead acne is bad, but it's not the end. In this, we discuss what causes acne and how to treat the pimples on your forehead.

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Using niacinamide and retinol together

Are you wondering if it's okay to use niacinamide and retinol together? In this, we explain how to use niacinamide and retinol together for an effective skincare treatment for your acne.

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What is your skin type?

Ever been asked your skin type? In this guide, we explain how to figure out your skin type and how to care for your skin type. We also suggest some products for your skin type.

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How to get rid of acne naturally

If you have acne, you're probably wanting to know how to treat and get rid of your acne. In this, we’ve explained how acne happen and how to get rid of acne naturally.

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Is retinol good for acne?

Is retinol good for acne? Below, we’ve explained what retinol is, as well as how it works as an acne treatment.

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Why is my forehead breaking out?

Getting acne on your forehead is particularly annoying because it's so visible. Below, we explain some causes for forehead acne and treatments to get rid of forehead acne.

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What causes acne in adults

Do you have acne as an adult? What causes acne in adults? And, most importantly, what can you do about adult acne? In this, we talk about what causes acne and how to treat acne.

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Sulfur for acne

Are you considering using sulfur to treat your acne? Let’s take a closer look at this compound and how it might work to treat acne.

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How to remove dead skin cells

You may have noticed some dead skin cells on your face. Below, we’ve explained how the epidermal turnover process works and why it's important to remove dead skin cells.

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Does sugar cause acne?

If you have acne, you might've heard this before - that sweets and sugar cause acne. But does sugar really cause acne? We break down the science and explain how sweets affect your acne.

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How to get rid of red pimples

We've all been there. There's a big red pimple on your face and you want it gone. We break down why you get pimples and the different treatments to get rid of pimples.

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Baking soda for acne: Is it effective?

When you search for home remedies for acne, baking soda is a common suggestion. However, is it effective? We break down the science behind acne breakouts and using baking soda for acne.

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Salicylic acid for acne

Salicylic acid for acne is common to see, but what exactly is it? In this, we explain how salicylic acid treat acne and any potential side effects.

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Using retinol and Vitamin C together

Can you use retinol and vitamin c together? The answer is complicated, but this article breaks down how to use both retinol and vitamin c effectively and safely.

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How to get rid of whiteheads

Noticing some whiteheads? In this guide, we explain what whiteheads are and 7 methods to try to get rid of whiteheads.

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Glycerin for skin: is it effective?

You might've seen glycerin listed as an ingredient in your skincare products, but what is glycerin? In this guide, we explain what it is and the benefits of glycerin.

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How to get rid of nose acne

Acne is frustrating to deal with, and nothing's worse than seeing a pimple on your nose. We break down the various ways to treat and get rid of pimples on and around your nose.

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Benzoyl peroxide for acne

You might have heard about benzoyl peroxide as a treatment for acne, but what is benzoyl peroxide? In this guide, we break down what you need to know about benzoyl peroxide for acne.

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Best moisturizer for acne-prone skin

Knowing what to use can be difficult, but the right moisturizer can help in treating your acne. In this, we explain why acne-prone skin need moisturizer and what ingredients to look for.

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Rosehip seed oil and acne

You may have heard about rosehip oil, also known as rose hip seed oil, and how it could help with your acne. In this article, we see if it can really help with your acne-prone skin.

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A guide to retinol side effects

We’ve all heard the horror stories of someone misusing retinol and leaving their skin irritated and sensitive. We've created a guide to what retinol is and the side effects of retinol.

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Does milk cause acne?

Chances are you've heard that milk or dairy is the reason for your acne, but is this true? We look into the relationship between dairy and acne, and how diet can impact your skin.

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Is popping pimples bad?

We've all either wanted to or have popped a pimple before. In this, we explain why pimple popping isn’t a good idea and how to treat pimples and acne.

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Microdermabrasion

What is microdermabrasion? In this article, we talk about what it is, how microdermabrasion works, and the cost of microdermabrasion

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What is the best face wash for acne?

If you’ve ever struggled with acne, you know it’s no simple fix. In this article, we break down how to shop for face wash when you have acne and acne-fighting ingredients to look out for.

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Skincare routine steps

It's important to keep a consistent skincare routine, but what even is the correct order to apply these products to your skin? We'll tell you how to layer products for healthy skin.

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Turmeric for acne

If you're looking for natural treatments for acne, you've likely heard that tumeric can help with acne. Below, we explained what turmeric is and how it may be useful for treating some types of acne.

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Do acne facials work?

Have you tried an acne facial to help manage your acne-prone skin? If you're considering an acne facial, this article will help explain the side effects and effectiveness of an acne facial.

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What is acne?

What is acne? We explain what acne is, the most common types of acne, the main factors that may cause you to develop acne, and how to treat and prevent acne breakouts.

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What is hyaluronic acid good for?

It seems like everyone is talking about hyaluronic acid, but what is it? In this article, we explain what it is and the benefits of hyaluronic acid.

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What is acne vulgaris?

What is acne vulgaris? While it sounds fancy, it's just what we think of as acne. In this article, we explain what causes acne, symptoms of acne vulgaris, and how to treat acne.

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The best makeup for acne-prone skin

Contrary to popular belief, not all makeup is bad for your skin! In this article, we tell you what ingredients to look for and the best makeup for acne.

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How to get rid of blackheads

You may notice little black dots on your nose, chin, and face and want to know how to get rid of blackheads. Here are the 8 best treatments and tips for clearing blackheads.

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Inflammatory acne

Not all acne is the same, some acne can be painful and leave scarring. In this, we talk about what is inflammatory acne and the best ways to treat inflammatory acne.

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How to stop acne breakouts

Acne breakouts can be a serious annoyance, but they're almost always treatable. In this, we explain how and why acne breakouts develop and share 15 tips to stop acne breakouts.

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Best acne spot treatments

Are spot treatments for acne really the best way to treat acne? In this article, we break down what is acne, best acne spot treatments, and how to get ahead of acne breakouts.

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Tips for blemish prone skin

Blemish prone skin can be a real bummer. But in this, we tell you some tips for blemish prone skin and how to prevent future breakouts.

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What is microneedling?

People talk about microneedling, but what exactly is microneedling and should you try it? In this article, we break down everything you need to know about microneedling.

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How to get rid of acne marks

As if dealing with acne isn't enough, sometimes you find yourself with lingering acne marks. In this guide, we break down what you need to know about getting rid of acne scars.

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How to get a clear face

Trying to get a clear face? While there's no such thing as perfect skin, here are some clinically-proven and dermatologist-approved tips for clear skin.

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How to reduce acne

Acne can be annoying, but they're often treatable. We're sharing 16 science-backed tips that you can use to reduce acne and prevent breakouts.

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How to get rid of zits

Zits are annoying, but can you get rid of them fast? Read on to learn more about what causes them and how you can get rid of zits quickly.

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How to get rid of adult acne

Acne isn't just limited to teenagers, adults can have acne too. In this article, we break down the causes of adult acne and how to get rid of adult acne.

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Face mask for acne

Face masks are extremely popular and can be found all over social media and in drug stores. But are they worth the hype? We talk about what are face masks and if they work for acne.

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How to get clear skin and stop breakouts

It seems like everyone on social media has the ideal "clear" skin. Here's how to treat and stop breakouts to achieve healthy, glowing skin.

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Popping zits risk

It's a dilemma most people have faced: a pimple has popped up and you're debating whether to pop it. In this article, we break down what popping may do and alternative ways to treat your acne.

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Why do I have acne?

Acne isn't fun, especially adult acne. Let's explore what acne actually is, the potential causes, and treatment options to help.

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How does acne form?

How does acne form? We'll be looking at the causes of acne, different types of acne, and acne treatment tips to help with managing acne.

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Vitamin E Oil for Skin Health

What is vitamin E oil and what are the benefits of it? Read more to find out!

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Wrinkles In Men

In this article, we’re exploring the causes of wrinkles in men, what types of wrinkles are the most common and prevention and treatment options to keep your face youthful for as long as possible.

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How to Remove Acne Scars Naturally

Read on to learn ways you can possibly remove or reduce acne scars naturally, along with ways to prevent acne from occurring in the first place.

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Difference Between Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Wondering what the difference is between fine lines and wrinkles? Read on to find out.

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Hydrolyzed Collagen

Wondering what hydrolyzed collagen is? Read more to find out about the benefits and side effects!

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Can You Drink Alcohol with Doxycycline?

Wondering if you can drink alcohol while taking doxycycline? Read more to find out!

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Laser skin resurfacing cost

Interested in laser skin resurfacing? This guide breaks down everything you need to know about laser skin resurfacing, including the side effects and cost.

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How to make your pimple go away

Dealing with pimples can be annoying and you want your pimple to go away. In this article, we break down how to make a pimple go away.

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Exfoliating With Tretinoin: Tips

Tretinoin is one of the most popular topical ointments to treat acne and signs of aging, but how does it work with exfoliating scrubs?

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Tretinoin Cream Side Effects

Most tretinoin users experience little side effects, but that doesn't mean they don't exist. In fact, they're more prevalent than you think.

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Tretinoin Skin Peeling is Real

One of the most unpleasant side effects of using tretinoin is tretinoin skin peeling. Luckily, it doesn't have to be the end of the world.

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How to Use Tretinoin Cream

Start by choosing the right strength of Tretinoin cream, and the recommended  time to apply tretinoin cream or gel to your face is at night, shortly before you go to bed.

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How Long Does Tretinoin Take to Work?

While tretinoin produces anti-aging results in as little as 84 days, it’s even more effective as a long-term wrinkle and aging prevention treatment.

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How to Use Tretinoin for Wrinkles

Clean and dry your face, apply a small amount, avoid eyes, and use with a moisturizer and sunscreen.

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Can You Use Hyaluronic Acid With Retinol

Hyaluronic acid and retinol are two very effective acne treatments. And when you use them together, the results may be even better.

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Can You Use Tretinoin With Moisturizer?

It’s perfectly safe to use a moisturizer with tretinoin. In fact, tretinoin without moisturizer is generally not recommended. 

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Commonly Missed Areas With Sunscreen

Applying sunscreen daily is crucial to keep your skin healthy, but these are some of the most commonly missed areas when applying sunscreen.

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Rosacea Triggers

Wondering what could be causing your rosacea flare ups? Read on to find out what the most common rosacea triggers are.

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Period Acne

Wondering how your period affects your acne? Here's what you need to know about period acne and hormonal breakouts.

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Best Ingredients For Hyperpigmentation

Dealing with hyperpigmentation, dark spots, or melasma? Here are the best ingredients for hyperpigmentation.

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Scalp Acne: Causes and Treatment Options

Dealing with scalp acne and wondering how to treat it? We're breaking down the main causes of scalp pimples and the best treatments for them.

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A Guide to Prescription Acne Medication

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Is Tretinoin Over The Counter?

Wondering if you can pick up OTC tretinoin at your local drugstore? Here's what you need to know.

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What Tretinoin Strength is Best For Acne

Tretinoin is a very effective acne treatment. Let's talk about the tretinoin strengths and percentages that will effectively treat your breakouts.

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Tretinoin for Acne

Considering getting tretinoin for acne? We're breaking everything you need to know about tretinoin acne treatment.

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Acids 101

You may have been hearing more and more about acids in skincare lately. Here's the breakdown.

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Acne 101

We’ve asked our medical director, Dr. Aimee Paik, some of your most burning acne questions! She covers the basics about the different types of acne.

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Are You A Man With Acne? Read on.

Most skincare marketing targets women, but men can have their own particular skincare concerns, too. If you're breaking out, you may want to read this.

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Tretinoin vs. Retin-A

You're interested in using a prescription retinoid, but which is right for you? We're here to help!

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OTC vs Prescription-strength Retinoids

For skincare veterans and newbies alike, retinoids can be an important cornerstone of anyone’s skincare routine.

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Vitamins 101

You know vitamins are good for your body, but what about for your skin? Read on to find out which vitamins will give your skin a radiance boost!

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Refreshing Your Skincare Routine

It might be a good time to check in with your skin and see if your routine needs any tweaks. Do you need to step up your skincare game?

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Four lifestyle changes for glowing skin

Skin health isn't just about your skincare routine – your lifestyle choices play a big role too. Find out what choices our derms recommend for your best skin ever!

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Fact or Fiction: Toothpaste And Acne

Toothpaste was designed to be used on your teeth, not on your face. Toothpaste used on acne can risk further irritation.

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Oils 101

Will oils give you a coveted glow or just clog your pores? Let's take a look.

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Sun Protection 101

Confused by your sunscreen label? We take a look at some of the most common ingredients in your sun protection.

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Fact or fiction: acne and makeup

If you see a clear connection between makeup usage and your acne, taking a break from cosmetic products is the best way to prevent your skin condition from worsening.

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Makeup and Skin

We know makeup can lead to clogged pores, but did you know you don't have to sacrifice your full face for clear skin? Here's how.

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3 Ways Menopause Can Affect Your Skin

Menopause causes big changes to your body, including your skin. With the right tools, these adjustments will be just a blip on your radar!

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How To Properly Wash Your Face

Getting that skin glow and skin health starts with a clean face. Healthy skin = glowing skin!

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Trendy Skincare 101

Hip, fun, cool ingredients are popping up in the skincare industry! Some may be passing fads, while others prove they can go the distance.

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Acne... Or Rosacea?

Acne treatments letting you down? You may be struggling with a lesser known concern: rosacea. Here's what you need to know.

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Skin Aging 101

Curious about how retinoids can help your skin? Apostrophe's medical director is here to help!

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How Pregnancy Affects Your Skin

Not everyone experiences that famous pregnancy glow. Learn how you can handle some of the more challenging changes that can come along with pregnancy.

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How To Choose Your Sunscreen

Let us help you find the best sunscreen for your skin and protect yourself from damaging radiation.

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Sunscreen Application 101

Read on to learn how to maximize on your sun protection once you’ve tracked down the perfect product.

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Hormonal Acne 101

The narrative around acne is so strongly tied to our teenage years, many of us expect it to disappear on its own once we hit our twenties, only to be hit with hormonal acne in our adult years.

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Fact or fiction: tretinoin myths

There's a lot of (mis)information out there when it comes to one of the most powerful skincare ingredients: tretinoin. We investigated some common tretinoin myths to separate fact from fiction.

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Ways Can You Treat Retinol Burn

What is retinol burn? Is it as bad as it sounds? And how can you treat it if you’re experiencing it? Read more to find out.

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Acne Severities

We're breaking down the differences between mild, moderate, and severe acne and how to treat them.

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Best Sunscreen For Your Face

Everyone needs sunscreen, but which sunscreen is best for your face? In this article, we break down the type of sunscreens and which one is the best for you.

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Winter Skin Care Tips

Dealing with dry skin this winter season? Here are our top winter skin care tips for combatting dry, flaky skin.

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How to unclog your pores

Clogged pores aren't fun. Whether you're dealing with blackheads or pimples, here is how to unclog your pores and prevent your pores from getting clogged in the first place.

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How to Get Better Skin

Are you wondering how to get healthier and glowy skin? We know it's easier said than done, but here are some of the things that you can do to get better skin.

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OTC vs Prescription Acne Treatments

We're breaking down the difference between these two types of acne treatments.

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How to minimize your pores

To prevent dead skin cells from enlarging your pores, try adding alpha-hydroxy or beta-hydroxy acids, or AHAs and BHAs, to your skin care routine.

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Adult Acne Causes and Treatments

We’re breaking down everything you need to know about adult acne.

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Your Guide to Skin Tightening Treatments

Thinking about getting skin tightening treatments? In this article, we break down what exactly are skin tightening treatments and other anti-aging skincare tips.

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The Best Ingredients For Acne

We’re breaking down our derms’ favorite acne-fighting ingredients.

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Body Acne Causes & Treatments

We’re breaking down everything you need to know about body acne and how to treat it.

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Light therapy for acne

What is light therapy? We break down the benefits and costs of light therapy as an acne treatment.

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How to get rid of a zit overnight

Searching for an overnight zit treatment? While that might not exist, here are our top tips and treatment options on how to get rid of a zit safely and effectively.

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How to get rid of big pimples

Waking up with a big pimple can be annoying. But here are some helpful do's and don'ts for getting rid of your big pimple!

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Antibiotics For Acne

Looking for effective antibiotics for acne? We've got you covered! Continue reading to learn more

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Hydroquinone Acne Scar

Wondering how to use hydroquinone to treat acne scars? We're here to help! Read on to learn more about it

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How Long Does Hydroquinone Take to Work

Do you have dark spots or uneven skin tone? Hydroquinone is a powerful ingredient used to even out skin tone. Read to find how long it takes for it to work

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Best Oral Medication for Acne

Do you have an acne outbreak and are wondering what is the best oral medicine for acne? We're here to help!

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Prescription Acne Medication

Having non stop acne breakouts? It might be time to visit a dermatologist and be given prescription acne medication.

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How to Apply Hydroquinone

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Is Hyaluronic Acid Good for Oily Skin?

Is hyaluronic acid good for oily skin? Read more to find out!

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Is a blackhead extractor effective?

Curious about using blackhead extractor tools for your blackheads? Read on to learn more about blackhead extractors, and whether or not you should include one in your skincare arsenal.

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