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How do I fade acne scars?

After an acne breakout, you may notice red and brown marks.  These aren’t actually acne scars, but acne marks – what’s called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. True acne scars are deeper, indented, and may have a rough texture. They occur when the skin’s inner support structure has been damaged.What causes acne marks and scars?When the skin surface opens (like […]

Types of acids used in skincare

Put acids on your face? Don’t worry, we’re not talking about bubbling laboratory vials and noxious gases, but powerful ingredients that are probably in skincare products you’re already using. You’ve heard of AHAs, BHAs, even Vitamin C – these are often used in anti-aging, brightening, and exfoliating  products. Your dermatologist may even use higher concentrations […]

What does stress do to your skin?

Can stress really cause pimples, or is it (no pun intended) “all in the mind”?  There may actually be a strong connection between stress and your skin, and there’s a new field of science that’s dedicated to studying it: psychodermatology.Psychodermatology looks at how emotions can impact the skin. Several research has already seen a link […]

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