A Camper’s Guide To Keeping Clear

A Camper’s Guide To Keeping Clear

Camping season is in full swing! If you like to spend your warm weekends under the stars, maintaining your skin care regimen can be a real challenge. Follow these simple tips, and a few nights in the woods won’t throw your skin off track. Keeping Clean When we’re in...
Don’t Let Back and Chest Acne Ruin Your Summer

Don’t Let Back and Chest Acne Ruin Your Summer

Strappy sundresses, tank tops, and bathing suits are all a big part of summer. Is your skin ready for the clothes you want to wear, or will you have to keep it hidden under wraps? Most of my clients with chest acne also have something called folliculitis, which goes...
How to Safely Pop a Pimple

How to Safely Pop a Pimple

Let’s talk about when it’s okay to pop a pimple. Now, no one is going to walk out of the house with a whitehead that is about to burst. These are the kinds of pimples that are safe to pop, with minimal risk of scarring and pigmentation. Picking in the morning is not...
Bathroom Surgery (How To Pop A Pimple)

Bathroom Surgery (How To Pop A Pimple)

My clients are always asking if it’s okay to pop their own zits. I give them permission to pop, as long as it’s done correctly. Because, let’s face it–We both know that it’s just about impossible to leave a big, giant whitehead alone that is clearly...
The Best Protein Bars, Powders, and Drinks for Acne

The Best Protein Bars, Powders, and Drinks for Acne

Updated May, 2018 with THE GOOD list! For those of you who work out religiously and are looking for high-quality protein sources, bars and smoothies are quick and easy. Be careful that yours don’t contain spirulina, kelp, peanuts, whey protein, soy protein, or...
My “Clean Eating For Clear Skin” Journey

My “Clean Eating For Clear Skin” Journey

  My name is Alissa Chasen, and I am an acne sufferer, esthetician, skin care company owner, and amateur home cook who is always looking for great recipes that I can make for my family and share with my acne clients. I don’t invent recipes; I improve them. I’m...
Fitness Model Gets Clear and Lands Magazine Cover

Fitness Model Gets Clear and Lands Magazine Cover

Brooke Stacey’s Secret to an Acne-Free Lifestyle We love our client Brooke Stacey’s passion for sports and the outdoors and her physical transformation through hard work in the gym and dedication to clean eating on http://www.brookestacey.com. Here’s what...
Lisa’s Journey to Clear Skin with POREspective

Lisa’s Journey to Clear Skin with POREspective

Lisa’s teenage acne problems worsened when she started using DIY cleansers and lotions made with shea butter. Like many people, she thought natural meant less harmful to the skin, but that’s not always the case. Our acne education library has numerous natural...
The Acne Diaries: “How 3 Estheticians Fought Their Acne — & Won” on Refinery29

The Acne Diaries: “How 3 Estheticians Fought Their Acne — & Won” on Refinery29

Name: Alissa Chasen. Occupation: Esthetician, founder of POREspective skin clinic and products. The Acne Trigger: Going off birth control. What Finally Worked: Changing her diet, never picking, and finding a product cocktail that worked. “In high school, I...
Kati’s Journey To Clear Skin

Kati’s Journey To Clear Skin

My POREspective Routine 16 weeks to clear skin Kati B. from Lockhart, Texas Kati’s Story My freshman year at The University of Texas is when I first started to notice my acne. I had acne in high school, but normally just a few breakouts here and there. As my acne...
Why Accutane Doesn’t Work

Why Accutane Doesn’t Work

Today Allure.com posted an article on the pros and cons of Accutane, but forgot the most important point: it doesn’t always work. I’ve seen clients who have been on Accutane up to 4 times who are still breaking out, and what seems to be happening is they...

“5 Mistakes You Might Be Making When Washing Your Face” on HerCampus.com

  I’m excited to help college girls everywhere make their New Year’s Resolution to wash their faces better (and clear their acne) with the HerCampus.com list of 5 mistakes you’re probably making when washing your face! Read the article: “5...
“What I Eat To Keep My Skin Clear & Glowing” on MindBodyGreen.com

“What I Eat To Keep My Skin Clear & Glowing” on MindBodyGreen.com

This week I had the distinct honor of having my food diary published on my favorite website, MindBodyGreen.com! As a result of the high number of shares of this article on the MindBodyGreen site and social media outlets, women from all over the country are turning to...

Why “Natural” and “Organic” Skin Care Products Are Actually Bad For Acne

In my extensive experience treating acne in over 600 clients over the past 5 years, “natural” and “organic” skin care products, which are touted as having “no chemicals” are actually terrible for acne conditions, and, in fact, make acne much...
Ask The Expert: What To Do About Football Acne?

Ask The Expert: What To Do About Football Acne?

Q: My face barely had any acne before we got helmets and pads on. Now my back and face are getting worse every day. What can I do to fix this? A: This type of acne (called acne mechanica) is something I see all the time in my clients who play football for UT (go...
Collard Green Wraps, 3 Ways (recipe)

Collard Green Wraps, 3 Ways (recipe)

Collard greens are one of the healthiest foods you can put into your body, but cooked greens emit a sulfurous smell and taste that turns many people off who aren’t used to eating dark green vegetables. The solution? Rolling up raw collard green halves with a rich,...

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