Safe Alternatives To Plastic Microbeads In Beauty Products

Safe Alternatives To Plastic Microbeads In Beauty Products

Many over-the-counter exfoliants contain microbeads, which are tiny plastic particles less than 5mm in size. They can take any shape, but the ones used in cosmetics are spherical. Microbeads were patented in the 1970s and became a common ingredient in skin care products, toothpaste, and other health and beauty aids that require an abrasive quality.
For many years, microbeads were considered the perfect exfoliating solution for skincare products — safe, effective and inexpensive to produce. In recent years, as eco-awareness has grown and taken more precedence in the minds of consumers, major media outlets such as the New York Times began raising the issue of environmental damage caused by microbeads.

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Adult Acne: An Epidemic On The Rise

Adult Acne Epidemic on the Rise

Despite the hopes of millions of teenagers, becoming an adult doesn’t shut the door on those pesky acne breakouts.
What’s the story behind the epidemic of adult acne and its ever-increasing numbers? Here are some facts that may surprise you…

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How To Avoid Acne Breakouts in Winter Weather

How To Avoid Acne Breakouts in Winter Weather

Do you think the cold temperatures and brisk air of winter give you a pass on acne breakouts? The truth is that acne does not hibernate once the temperature drops.
Here is a closer look at why acne breakouts happen in winter weather along with tips to battle back:

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Blemish Cover-Ups: Do’s and Don’ts for Covering Breakouts

Blemish Cover-Ups Do's and Don'ts for Covering Breakouts

Make-up seems like a great tool for covering those pesky breakouts and blemishes on short notice, but often times, your cover-up attempts may leave your face with a cakey, artificial appearance. Here’s a “Do’s” and “Don’ts” guide to properly covering blemishes in a way that still gives your complexion a fresh, natural look.

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At What Age Can I Expect My Acne to Go Away?

What Age Can I Expect My Acne to Go Away

Many of life’s milestones are attached to a timeline. You always remember how old you were when you had your first date, started your first job or bought your first car. You might also be eagerly anticipating that age when your acne will go away. But at what age should you expect that to happen?
Below, we’ve provided a quick overview of the different factors to consider with adolescent acne, the impact it has at different stages and what to expect over its lifecycle.

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Will Sunscreen Make My Acne Breakouts Worse?

Will Sunscreen Make My Acne Breakouts Worse?

Your complexion needs daily protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays. The dangers of overexposure to the sun can vary widely, but the most serious risk is the threat of skin cancer, making the regular use of sunscreen an absolute MUST. But how do you protect your skin from the blemishes that may be caused by sunscreens?

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Hormonal Acne: What Is It and How Can I Stop It?

Hormonal Acne - What Is It and How Can I Stop It?

You can’t control your hormones the same way you do your diet or your skin care regimen, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to deal with it.
Here’s a quick look at what’s behind hormonal acne and steps you can take to overcome it.

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Your Definitive Guide To Makeup and Acne

Definitive Guide To Makeup And Acne

If you have acne, using makeup can be more of a nightmare than a dream. Will it make your complexion look worse instead of better? Will your makeup make your acne problem even worse?
Confusion can be enough to make you forego the idea of makeup altogether. The good news is that acne doesn’t have to stop you from wearing makeup if you need to.

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