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...
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...

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...
Tips to Get Your Acne Under Control

Tips to Get Your Acne Under Control

Did you know there’s a whole lot more to getting clear than merely using the right products? Here’s helpful information from Alissa Chasen, the owner of POREspective, to getting your breakouts under control. Understanding Acne Acne is caused by a bunch of different...
Are Your Workouts Breaking You Out?

Are Your Workouts Breaking You Out?

Austin’s parks and lakes make it an amazing city for outdoor activity, but the Texas heat and sun can put you at an increased risk for acne, folliculitis, and sunburns. Did you know that athletes have some of the worst complexions around? Just like getting into shape,...
A Lesson in Oral and Topical Acne Products

A Lesson in Oral and Topical Acne Products

Home Care and Lifestyle Changes A daily system of antibacterial and exfoliating products is needed to treat acne. True control means no physical sign of the disease shows in its active stage. Since acne is a treatable condition with no cure, most adult acne sufferers...
How To Stay Clear During (and After) Travel

How To Stay Clear During (and After) Travel

Before I became a licensed esthetician, I was a traveling dermatology sales rep, and I always packed skin care products to protect my skin from flying, changes in climate, and the poor air quality in hotel rooms. For those of you who will be traveling this summer, a...

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