Posts tagged acne
Acne Scarring, PIH & PIE: Differences, Causes & Treatments

I am often asked how to fade acne scarring which to me is a super loaded question since the term has been lumped into one big category. However, while a pimple is the root cause there are actually three main responses from the skin that could occur. True acne scarring, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and/or post inflammatory erythema. Because of this, the treatments for each these will vary so recognizing the differences will provide the correct approach and success in alleviating them.

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How Sugar Affects the Skin

I know, this is not what you (or I) want to hear but you may want to put down that cookie or bag of potato chips. We know sugar and refined carbohydrates are not only terrible for our overall health but also have some not so desirable effects on our skin. Growing up in a big Italian family we ate a lot of carbs, to say the least. So as I write this my pasta eating heart breaks a little.

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Dana Murraydiet, food, acne, rosacea, sugar
Post Birth Control Acne

"The pill" is one of the most popular forms of birth control and many of us have been on it at one point or another. However, when a woman decides to get off the pill sometimes there are some not so desirable side effects that happen to the skin. I refer to this as "post-birth control skin syndrome." This is basically when the skin throws a tantrum for a few months while the body acclimates back to its normal hormone level. Unfortunately, if you suffered from oily skin or acne before the pill some old skin issues may come back. There are definitely some things you can do to help the process along and not make it so miserable.

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Sensitive vs. Sensitized Skin

Over the years performing facials, I have found many people perceive their skin as sensitive and it’s an increasing concern, especially among women. The reality is there is a true sensitive skin type that is a genetic trait but also sensitized or reactive skin which is a skin condition and quite different. Often people see the slightest bit of redness or stinging and automatically assume they have sensitive skin. However, there is a good chance it's not actually sensitive skin, but sensitized skin which is totally treatable and preventable.

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Why rose hip oil should be your new BFF

Rose hip oil has been making some buzz in the beauty world lately. And with good reason! It is a truly remarkable naturally occurring oil with a slew of skin benefits! It can help heal acne, calm sensitive skin, lighten pigmentation and is a wonderful an anti-aging oil! Not to mention give the skin that glow we all crave!

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