The Ultimate Guide to Cleansing

Facial cleansing has evolved dramatically over the last thirty years.  Once, it was believed that you wanted tight squeaky skin after washing your face.  Of course, we know now that the tight squeaky is not as much a sign of cleanliness as it is dryness.  Fortunately, today, we have many options of cleansers formulated to gently clean our skin without stripping it of its natural suppleness and … [Read more...]

Acne Treatment Options in 2013

According to the National Institutes of Health, over 80% of people between the ages of 11 and 30 have acne breakouts. Acne is more common in females, however over 40% of men in their teens and twenties experience acne breakouts.  Acne can appear on the face, back, arms, and other locations and can lead to scarring and poor self-esteem.  Remedies and treatments vary depending on the severity and … [Read more...]

Skin Problems of the Rich and Famous

We’d like to start doing a new feature here on – but we’re not too sure what to call it. Some of the ideas that we have come up with: Celebrity Skin (probably not a great choice, as it sounds like it might be a bit NSFW) Pimple Pop (kinda like this one, but it might be a bit, uhm, gross) American Acne Idol  – (ok, probably not) Skin Problems of the Rich and Famous … [Read more...]

Best of the Worst Home Remedies for Acne

While researching for material to write about tonight, I stumbled upon this article from acne magazine about horrible home remedies for acne.  It got me thinking about some of the things that I’ve been told would help me with my acne.  Things like: -          Honey – smear a bit of honey on your acne before you go to bed each night.  For me, this just resulted in extra love … [Read more...]

10 Steps to Clearer Skin

The fine folks at were kind enough to develop a list of ten guidelines to follow to help you have healthy, radiant looking, and most importantly, blemish free skin. You can find the original link here, as we have condensed their list a bit: 10. Treat yourself to a day spa once every two or three months – The soothing effects of a thorough pampering can do wonders for your … [Read more...]