Know what’s not cute? Sweating through your makeup. Also not cute? The icky things that drying concealers do to your face as they try to banish your zits. But come summer (by which we mean the clogged pores of summer), we have a habit of turning to concealers with harsh ingredients out of pimply desperation. More »
Even though I’ve mostly outgrown breakouts (finally!), I still get the occasional gift from the acne fairy. When this happens, there’s only one thing to do: Bring out the big guns, in the form of Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion. While this spot treatment can’t exactly be used during the day, due to it going on… More »
Scientists at Johns Hopkins have found that minocycline, an antibiotic used to treat acne since the 1970s, can be used as an added defense against HIV. The drug targets immune cells in which the virus remains dormant and prevents them from replicating and reactivating. Minocycline, according to the researchers, is a great weapon in keeping… More »
We may roll our eyes at $400 jeans, but here are some real high-fashion denim wares that have a (more) legitimate price tag. French couture house Lanvin has teamed up with the edgy denim label Acne to produce this impressive collaboration of cocktail dresses, skirts, tops, and jackets. After seeing “high-style” denim disasters from the… More »
This morning I came upon a rather alarming piece of information: My favorite skincare product (and yours, judging from the crazy sales of that St. Ives apricot drugstore staple) could be responsible for making our complexions worse, not better. According to Marc Edward, a top facialist in L.A., facial scrubs “break your skin out more… More »
The Swedish creative agency Acne (you may already know them for their indie fashions and jeans) has unveiled its first furniture collection. Inspired by the company’s Swedish roots, they took a classic sofa design by Swede Carl Malmsten and literally stretched, squashed, and pulled it. The line features totally cool-looking pieces, even if they don’t… More »
Are you a victim of cell phone zits? Now there’s a new iPhone application that can potentially combat this problem while you engage in the very same activity. Called AcneApp and developed by dermatologist Greg Pearson, the program emits red and blue nanometer lights, which are thought to help treat acne by destroying bacteria. Sound… More »
In a time not very far away, your iPhone will be able to clear up your acne and help with wrinkles. Really. According to UK’s The Sun, Dr. Greg Pearson is developing an app that he claims will improve people’s skin by shining a special light on your face while you chat on the phone. More »
Annet King knows all there is to know about skin. As the Director of Global Education at The International Dermal Institute (Dermalogica’s prestigious post-graduate school), it’s her job. King was kind enough to allow us to hit her with a barrage of questions, and gave us some solid advice when it comes to dealing with… More »
Unless you are very, very lucky, many women spend tons of money and time in the pursuit of perfect skin. No one seems to stop buying products, and new treatments continue to come out, so it would seem nearly no one achieves the goal.
Dr. Ellen Marmur, chief of dermatology at Mt. Sinai… More »
It might not be for everyone, but it’s worth a try to dab a bit of Neosporin on a pimple before bedtime. It’s best to use for whiteheads that have already broken the surface and possibly ruptured the skin. Because it’s an antibiotic ointment, it will help prevent infection, and might also help to minimize… More »
There are some things that you would think wouldn’t follow you into adulthood. Fear of the dark, a love for Disneyland, jelly sandals. One of the more annoying ones: acne. Seriously, isn’t that supposed to be one of those things that just scars your high school experience? Waking up to see new pimples when you’re… More »
Back in the day when we had severe acne, our dermatologist would tell us to keep our hair off our faces after he prescribed topical meds and antibiotics. We walked around with a ponytail for about two weeks before realizing that if we stopped using pore-clogging hair products we could let our hair down. Too… More »
If you’re like some of us, the only way to get bone straight, silky hair is via an hour long cream relaxer process. For ages, brands like Dark & Lovely and Organic have been popular for their healthy, easy to use relaxers, but now they’ve got competition: Dr. Miracle’s. Since launching a few years back… More »
Getting skin, “clean, clear, and under control” can be more than a little complicated. To simplify the process, one of our fave skin care brands, Dermalogica, has launched a line called Clean Start. The eight product range is appropriate for all skin types, but targeted specifically at teens to rid skin of blackheads, pimples, and… More »
You either love it or loathe it. For me, many, many years ago, Accutane was a life (or should I say face?) saver. A new college graduate, I was supposed to be past the age of weekly (and daily) breakouts, but somehow, my body didn’t know that. Go figure. So, after trying everything else in… More »
Is a pizza face staring back out at you from the mirror? Your skin isn’t just freaking out because you fell asleep with makeup on—you could have a strain of drug-resistant super-acne on your hands.
I mean, your face.
Antibiotic acne meds were once the salvation of the spotted. But just like… More »
Some women in Cambodia are supposedly using the lubricant from Number One Plus condoms to shrink their zits. We can only imagine how they discovered this was an effective treatment. [BellaSugar]
Soon, we will get to see even more of “Gossip Girl”‘s Chuck Bass, because Ed Westwick has signed a deal to be the new… More »
OMG. Scientists think they have found the cure for acne. The drug SMT D002 supposedly can reduce the flow of sebum, that nasty oiliness that makes you break out, by 90%. Right now it’s only offered in pill form to treat some other condition, but they’re hoping to turn it into a cream that can… More »