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...

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...
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...
Why POREspective™ is Better Than Proactiv® and Proactiv+

Why POREspective™ is Better Than Proactiv® and Proactiv+

Proactiv® is a three-part acne treatment kit that is sold on a subscription basis, and its major drawback is its one-size-fits-all approach to treating acne that locks people into auto-ship that they have reportedly had difficulty canceling. Most of the feedback we...

Clean Up Your Lifestyle to Clear Your Skin

Interrupted sleep increases cortisol and makes it harder to clear acne: Night-shift jobs Broken sleep from new motherhood Insomnia Menopausal hot flashes Long plane trips Crossing time zones   Laundry products must be free of perfumes and dyes. Safe detergents...
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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