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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
Got Acne? Stay Away From Seaweed (Spirulina, Chlorella and Algae)

Got Acne? Stay Away From Seaweed (Spirulina, Chlorella and Algae)

Have you been wondering what is so great about spirulina, chlorella, blue-green algae, kelp, and seaweed? They are part of a huge family of organisms classified as “algae” that range in size from microscopic (spirulina and chlorella) to 180 feet long...

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...
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...
The Benefits of Probiotics on Acne and Rosacea

The Benefits of Probiotics on Acne and Rosacea

Maintaining a balance between good and bad bacteria in the body has benefits beyond the digestive tract, it may also affect the health and appearance of acne and rosacea, researchers have found. Probiotics introduce healthy bacteria to the gut and create a barrier to...
Hidden Iodides Are Breaking You Out

Hidden Iodides Are Breaking You Out

Your diet just might be causing your acne, thanks to a common ingredient hiding in many foods and supplements. Although most experts agree that chocolate and greasy foods do not cause acne, research supports that sugar, peanuts, and, most important, iodides (also...

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