Tag: Acne scarring

Angelina has chickenpox

Posted on December 17th, by Helen in Blog, Celebrity, Dermatological Advice. No Comments

Advice from Dr. Jessica Wu


ResurFX Laser Review

Posted on October 1st, by Helen in Blog, Skincare, Treatments. No Comments

My “glowier” face for Fall


Derma Roller

Posted on April 15th, by Helen in Dermatological Advice, I tried it!, Skincare, Treatments, Videos. 2 comments

Can you roll away scars?


My Laser Peel

Posted on April 1st, by Helen in Blog, Skincare, Treatments, Wedding Prep. No Comments

Better than Microdermabrasion!


To pop or conceal?

Posted on December 16th, by Helen in Expert Tips, Products, Skincare, This vs That. No Comments

Zit popping vs. makeup overload


Pimple Poppers

Posted on August 28th, by Helen in Blog, Obsessions, Products, Skincare, Videos. 12 comments

VIDEO: Public displays of gross!


The new “facials”

Posted on August 23rd, by staff in Skincare, Treatments. No Comments

What is laser skin resurfacing?


Best Treatments for Men

Fix your face, without surgery.


Goodbye Pits and Pocks!

Posted on March 4th, by staff in Dermatological Advice, Skincare, Treatments. No Comments

2 types of lasers for one goal.


ProFractional Laser

Posted on January 15th, by Helen in Blog, I tried it!, Treatments. No Comments

Slough away scars and wrinkles.


Fractora For Scars

Posted on November 23rd, by Helen in I tried it!, Treatments. 12 comments

22-year-old Aneta Iskra has a plan to erase her acne scarring!


Needleless Mesotherapy

Posted on October 23rd, by Helen in Blog, I tried it!, Treatments. No Comments

Helen tries a natural alternative to chemical peels (and it’s no walk in the park).


My Battle With Acne

Posted on September 1st, by staff in Uncategorized. No Comments

Nikki Yeh, a new mother who struggled with acne all of her life, tells us what she learned from an acne expert.


Adult Acne

Posted on March 22nd, by staff in Article - Adult Acne. 7 comments

You’re an adult. You shouldn’t be getting acne, right? But the reality is that acne can occur at any time in life. Here’s what you need to know to understand and conquer this common but frustrating skin problem.

WHERE ACNE HAPPENS
Pilosebaceous follicles (pores) contain a hair root, a hair shaft and a sebaceous gland that produces sebum, an oily substance. The sebum flows into the hair shaft, travels up to the skin’s surface and works to protect the skin from infection and prevent water loss.

HOW ACNE HAPPENS
Acne is a visible result of disruptions of the biological process in the follicle. This disruption can be caused by many variables, (see “The Causes”), but there are four contributing factors that can produce acne, whether on their own or in combination.

1. LACK OF HAIR.  “Like the wick of a candle, the hair wicks sebum out,” explains Holly Sherrard, education director of the International Dermal Institute in Toronto. “When there’s a lack of hair there, the sebum tends to stay in the follicle.”

2. DEAD SKIN CELL BUILDUP.  This buildup can block pores and trap the sebum inside. “People with a predisposition to acne can have four to five times as many dead skin cells building … Read More »