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…

Tips and Tricks On November 11, 2016

Choosing The Right Skincare Product

We’ve all been in the skincare section of the department store before. It’s overwhelming, confusing and somewhat intimidating. There are hundreds of skincare products with so many different claims, designed for many different skin types. With all of the different products available, the million dollar question that we often get asked is: how do I know which product to buy?…

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…

Beauty Myths On October 31, 2016

Do Guys Need to Use Special Products Designed for Men?

It’s been around forever, companies often come out with a “For Mens” line – and it’s a total gimmick. Products that cleanse, exfoliant and protect the skin will work the same was on men as they do on women. In terms of skincare, there is no difference between womens and mens products. Why ‘for Mens’ Products Are Usually Not Good…

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…

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