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What causes acne, and what can you do about it?

When you suffer from acne, whether it’s a few spots on your chin or more than a few, all you want to do is discover the cause and do what you can to fix it. However, despite there being over 600 million acne sufferers around the globe, the cause of acne hasn’t been narrowed down to any one simple thing. Frustrating, we know! It’s not from lack of trying; the scientific community continue to work on understanding and finding new ways to treat acne. Here’s what we currently know: Genetics:...

January 15, 2021

Protecting your skin before and after sun

As the temperature rises and we start to spend more time outdoors (at the beach if we’re lucky!), it’s time to remember the classic sun safety message of slip, slop, slap and wrap. With ‘slop’, a good sunscreen is one of the best ways to protect your skin against harmful ultra-violet (UV) damage. But when you’re prone to acne and have sensitive skin, it can be tricky to pick the right sunscreen. There are many sunscreens out there, so we’ve broken down exactly how they work and what ...

December 9, 2020

Six tips for great skin this summer

The New Zealand sun can be harsh on our skin, and it looks like we’re in for another scorcher summer. Before you dust off your beach towel and togs, read our six expert tips to keep your skin healthy and happy this summer: 1.           Be sun smart While a little sun can be good (hello Vitamin D), too much is likely to result in a breakout after a few days as the skin reacts to prolonged sun exposure by increasing oil (sebum) production. Protec...

November 12, 2020

Don’t let those allergies affect your skin confidence!

Spring is often a season filled with hope, with the sun starting to come out more, plants blossoming and the temperature starting to rise. However, for many people (up to 20% of New Zealanders!) those blooming flowers also signal the start of the dreaded hay fever season. With symptoms like coughing, sneezing, itching and sniffling, hay fever occurs when your immune system starts to perceive pollen, a harmless substance, as a threat and initiates an inflammatory immune response. Looking at its e...

October 9, 2020

Spring clean your skincare routine

The start of September marks the beginning of spring in the southern hemisphere, and here at Epiology we are all for it! As the flowers begin to bloom and the sun finally shows itself, our household routines often involve a bit of spring-cleaning. At Epiology, however, we would like to see you building a regular “spring-cleaning” habit into your skincare routine.  Wondering what this might entail? Check out the areas we recommend focusing your energies on: Towels and linen The cleanline...

September 8, 2020

Maskne - it's a thing!

When we talk about face masks, at Epiology we’re usually talking about our Anti-Acne Recovery Mask. However, in 2020 the world is talking a lot about another kind of mask – the one that’s designed to keep us safe during the pandemic. With many people around New Zealand now getting on board with wearing a mask to reduce the likelihood of infection, a side effect of mask-wearing has come to light – maskne. Maskne refers to the skin issues, irritation and acne experienced on the lower face ...

August 19, 2020

Get ready to pamper and restore your skin

Sometimes the middle of the year feels like it can drag on – it’s not quite yet spring in the southern hemisphere, and it’s still five months until the end of the year. To cure the end of winter blues, we recommend taking some time out for yourself, whether it be 15 minutes or a whole afternoon, to look after you and your skin. Perfect for this task is our Epiology® Advanced Anti-Acne Recovery Mask. It’s a luxurious facial mask designed to rescue and restore skin troubled by acne, main...

August 11, 2020

Looking after your skin in winter

When the temperature drops and the weather turns to rain, storms and even snow, your skin can start to feel the adverse effects of winter. It’s common for the season’s elements to wreak havoc on your skin, making it dry, itchy and irritated. Whether you’re inside or outside, it can feel like you can’t win; the cold, blustery conditions outside can leave your skin feeling sore, while indoor heat can take away the moisture from your skin, leaving it dry and raw. And as the cold sets in, yo...

July 10, 2020

Foods to feed your skin

While Epiology works on the outside to control acne bacteria and reduce skin redness, leaving your skin nourished and clear, there are some key foods you can add to your diet that will help your skin from the inside: Berries Not only are berries a healthy sweet mouthful, they are packed with antioxidants that can protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. Strawberries can even spur collagen production, to make your skin smooth and supple. If you can’t get your hands on any fresh b...

January 23, 2020

Acne and sensitive skin

When you’ve got sensitive skin, suddenly lots of common skincare ingredients are off the table. Fragrance? Forget it. Parabens? Nope. Synthetics? You get the picture. What is sensitive skin? Sensitive skin is often characterised by inflammation and occurs when the nerve endings in the top layer of the skin become irritated. Skin becomes irritated when its natural barrier has broken down and it can’t fight off nasties in the environment or in some cases, your skincare.The skin’s natural bar...

October 1, 2019

Unisex skincare - Can you make it work?

Newsflash: Men and women are different. So it makes sense that their skin is different too. Male skin is typically thicker (up to 20%) and oilier than females, and they are more prone to severe acne. Females also tend to lose moisture in their skin faster than males. Acne in males and females Acne is caused when hair follicles become blocked with sebum (oil) and dead skin cells, often causing whiteheads, blackheads and acne on the face, chest and back.The formation of acne is the same betwe...

September 30, 2019

Adult acne - What you need to know

Dermatologists are noticing a big increase in adult females, particularly women in their 30s, presenting with adult acne, completely debunking the idea that once you’re an adult you don’t need to worry about acne. (reference NY Times article) Doctors don’t yet fully understand what’s behind the rise in adult acne in women, but many believe it may have something to do with hormonal imbalances as women come off the contraceptive pill and adjust to a normal hormone cycle for the first time ...

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