Skincare Science

Skincare Science On November 20, 2016

How Long Until Accutane Works?

How Long Until Accutane Works? Getting prescribed Accutane can be a scary time. Your doctor will tell you that you need to be taken in for blood tests and that there are uncomfortable side effects.While this is all true, Accutane is a powerful drug that has a great deal of success. A common question you’re probably asking yourself is “how…

Skincare Science On November 20, 2016

Polyhydroxy Acid – 3 Things You Should Know

Polyhydroxy Acid – 3 Things You Should Know  If you’re new to skincare, you might wonder why ‘beta hydroxy acid‘ and ‘alpha hydroxy acid‘ keep appearing. These acids are popular in skincare products because they effectively and gently exfoliate the skin. The three types used in cosmetic products include: beta, alpha and polyhydroxy acid. The exact acid names are usually more common,…

Skincare Science On November 18, 2016

Baking Soda for Blackheads – Why It’s a Bad Idea

Baking Soda for Blackheads – Why It’s a Bad Idea I remember the first time I came across a tutorial video on using baking soda for blackheads. Why would anyone ever think it was a good idea? I guess I should give people the benefit of the doubt, because after doing a quick google search, you can find hundreds of…

Skincare Science On November 17, 2016

Does Milk Cause Acne? Science Says Yes!

Does Milk Cause Acne? Science Says Yes! So you’ve probably heard somewhere before that diet affects acne, and that eating healthier will improve your skin’s complexion. While diet and other factors may (or may not) play a role in the development of acne, this article is going to focus on one specific question: does milk cause acne? Before we get…

Skincare Science On November 14, 2016

Lemons for Acne? Absolutely Not!

Lemons for Acne? Absolutely Not! A problem with most ‘beauty blogs’ is that they spread misinformation. Examples are salt scrubs, baking soda masks, lemons for acne, etc. Among the misinformation spread, the most perpetuated ‘beauty suggestion’ is using lemons for acne. While there are many things that grow naturally and have their place in skin care, lemons are NOT one…

Skincare Science On October 31, 2016

Does Diet Affect Acne?

Currently there is no scientific evidence that can directly link Acne and Diet. There are some studies that have been done on glycemic load levels & acne, however the pathogenesis of acne is still unknown. It’s been noted that areas of the world that follow a more plant based (or vegan diet) have noticeably less cases of acne. Foods that…

Skincare Science On October 31, 2016

Does Drinking Green Tea Help Acne?

Plant extracts are widely used in wound-healing, anti-aging and disease treatments. I’m sure you’ve heard of all of the great benefits of green tea such as: improving focus, boosting metabolism and lowering risk of diabetes. This somewhat of a miracle plant seems to do it all. But does drinking green tea help acne? Properties of Green Tea Green tea, characterized by it’s…