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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 characterized 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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