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We get it. It could be tempting to squeeze out the blackheads on the nose using your fingers just to get them removed. But, this method will spread bacteria, cause inflammation, and even scarring. TL;DR: Just forget about popping them by
Make 'em disappear pronto.
First things first: It's normal to have acne, and you should never be pressured to have clear skin. But if you want to get rid of them or manage them, that's totally fine, too. You do you!We
I gotchu, fam!
I've lived with oily skin all my life. I think I've done almost everything to manage the shine and zits. I've tried shine-controlling toners, spot treatments, anti-acne facials, and invasive procedures like lasers and
I am now more confident with my bare face!
As a theater actor before the pandemic, I was always wearing heavy makeup while doing the choreography under intense stage lighting. It's safe to say my skin hasn't always been in the best condition. Looking back, my face was
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I promised in the last quarter of 2020 that I'll take care of myself more. This includes choosing which thoughts to ~process~ in my mind and of course, never skip a pampering sesh to help myself feel good and recharged.
Don't be afraid of moisture!
When I was younger, I was scared of seeing the words "hydrating" and "moisturizing" in product labels. I've got oily skin, so I assumed that these formulas will leave my face shiny and full of breakouts. I'm glad
Drop these ASAP.
Needing to blot your T-zone every two hours is not fun. Having oily skin myself, I sympathize on an almost spiritual level. Still, hear me out: Having oily skin isn't that bad. It actually has some great long-term
Legit everything you've ever wanted to know about zit injections.
Fact: I've probably gotten 30+ cortisone shots in my adult life-and I freakin' love them. No, I don't have a kink for needles-I just have a super-sensitive face that can't tolerate traditional acne treatments. So whenever
When you've tried everything and nothing happens, go for this approach!
Breakouts happen when our internal bodily functions get messed up. It really isn't just about the dirt, bacteria, and oil that "mix" on your face, but it's actually more of how your system *reacts* to them. So, more
Clear skin is just a handful of products away.
Breakouts are undeniably stress-inducing in their own right, but their byproduct scarring can have just as much of an impact on your self-esteem. Scars seem more permanent than blemishes and are often trickier to treat. Thankfully, there are several targeted
Tip #1: Be patient.
I've dealt with blackheads since I was a teen, and it took decades before I finally managed them. I still do get occasional dark dots on the nose and the forehead, but over the years, they've reduced their
Everything you need to know, straight from the experts.
As someone who has struggled with acne on and off for the last 10 years, I can tell you straight up that the most effective thing you can put on your face to treat your breakouts is retinol. No shade to salicylic
This is the secret to a ~*glowing*~ complexion!
Exfoliation is *undefeated* when it comes to skincare. Sloughing away the dead skin cells immediately makes a world of difference in the way your complexion looks-you'll find that your complexion seems brighter and more radiant. And if you have
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We understand the anticipation of anti-acne skincare products to work their magic. However, like all things in life, we must be patient and wait for the pimples to slowly go away. But if you think the process is taking too long,
They only have three to four steps each!
While makeup can do wonders in enhancing our features and camouflaging our imperfections, investing in your skincare regimen is really the key if you want to score a clear complexion. Picking what you'll add to your routine, however, is hard-
Never self-medicate!
Let us preface this article by saying that having acne is *completely* normal. It's a natural occurrence that happens to everybody, and you shouldn't feel bad when you see a new pimple sprout on your face. Getting zits
Prepare to look flawless.
Before anything else, we just want to say that having acne and acne scars is normal. It doesn't make you less of a person if you have blemishes on your face. But if you've come to a point
It's not as uncommon as you think.
Okay, let's be real here: Zits on our faces is something we can live with because they're ~normal~. But pimples popping up on our necks is just a cruel joke-it's like our skin can'
They're annoying, but they can be solved!
Now that masks are a part of our everyday necessities whenever we have to step out of the house, we must accept that pimples on the cheeks or "maskne" are a part of our new normal, too. The good news is that