Are Pimples Acne?

  “My son doesn’t have acne! He just has those regular teenage pimples, you know, that all kids get.” “I don’t have acne. I just have these hormonal breakouts that happen at that time of the month.” “I don’t know why my daughters have those awful acne pimples. I never had acne. Plenty of blackheads and those bumps under the skin, but no acne, … Read More

Pore Clogging Ingredients

You already know that if you are in the least acne-prone, you never want to put anything on your skin or in your hair that is going to clog your pores. But there are many products labeled “Non-comedogenic” and “Won’t Clog Pores” and “Hypoallergenic” that have some of the worst ingredients for clogging your pores. Why would a manufacturer put … Read More

Proactiv® and Benzoyl Peroxide

I am frequently asked what I think about Proactiv® as an acne treatment, and frankly, compared to a lot of what is out there, both over-the-counter and physician prescribed, it’s not bad. Its major drawback is it is a one-size-fits-all product. Most of the feedback I get on it is of two types. Either it was too harsh, or it … Read More

Retinoids, Retinols, and Retinoic Acids, Oh My!

Okay, technically retinoids are a large class of chemical compounds related to vitamin A. Retinol and retinoic acid (Retin A®) are both types of retinoids, but you will often hear of retinoids as the products you need a prescription for, and retinols as those sold over the counter. Our bodies can convert retinol into retinoic acid, but it takes a … Read More


Rosacea, sometimes incorrectly called “acne rosacea” is a common, but poorly understood condition of the skin of the face that is characterized by excessive flushing, persistent redness, broken capillaries, and in one of the subtypes, bumps and pimples. In another of the subtypes, called ocular rosacea, it affects the skin and blood vessels around the eyes and can result in … Read More

Tratamientos Para El Acné Que Funcionan

Seguro has intentado curar tu acné de mil maneras. Probablemente has ido donde el dermatólogo, y has hablado por muchas horas con chicas en las tiendas de cosméticos  y gastado mucho dinero en las farmacias, Ulta, Wal-Mart, etc. Pero ya que estas leyendo esto me apuesto que nada ha funcionado. ¿Existe algo que funciona? Si!  y no es una pastilla … Read More