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Back-to-School Skincare Tips

As summer draws to a close, it means that it is time to go back to school. Whether you are in school or have kids who are, a new school year means stress. With stress comes issues with your skin, including acne, fine lines, blotchiness, and a dull complexion. Luckily, there are some skin care tips you can follow that will help you get through the back to school transition with radiant, blemish free skin. College lifestyles are notoriously stressful and unhealthy, so college students especially m
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Body Acne: Causes and Remedies

Although acne is most commonly associated with the face, it is common to have acne on the body, especially the chest and back. The causes are the same: the pores of the skin become clogged with dead skin cells and excess oil. Acne can occur anywhere there are hair follicles and sebaceous glands (the oil producing glands); therefore, the entire body except the palm of the hands and soles of the feet are susceptible.Although caused by the same combination of oil and pore clogging dead skin cells
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Skin Care with Pumpkins

Pumpkin Spice Lattes…pumpkin scones….pumpkin muffins….pumpkin pies…Jack-O-Lanterns…It’s Fall and that means pumpkins abound. Between Halloween and Thanksgiving, pumpkins get tremendous attention. Don’t limit your enjoyment of pumpkin season to indulging in the yummy, spicy treats because there’s even more reason to love this popular fall squash: its marvelous skin care properties!Rich in vitamins A, C, and E, and in the mineral zinc, pumpkins are incredibly healthy to eat—and to wear! The sam
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Top 10 DOs and DON’Ts of Skin Care

Top 10 “DOs” of Skin CareDO follow our rules to Renew, Replenish, and Rejuvenate your skin.DO wash your face daily with a non-soap cleanser designed to remove impurities and excess oil without stripping the skin of its natural protective barrier. Even better, use a cleanser with glycolic acid to help gently exfoliate.DO moisturize your skin, especially if you have dry skin. Dry skin encourages excess sebum (oil) production and can cause acne.DO wear protective sunscreen w
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Adult Acne

Skin breakouts occur at all ages. Causes are numerous and include stress, incorrect use of pore-clogging cosmetics, hormones, and birth control pills. The underlying factor has a lot to do with oil.A treatable condition rather than a disease, acne can be readily reversed and even prevented. Frequently starting out as a blackhead – a collection of oil and dead cells trapped in a pore which blocks the duct and mixes with bacteria – the pore becomes the inflamed red pimple we call acne.Acne treat
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