My Routine for Starting on Tretinoin (Retin-A) Cream (with video)

My Routine for Starting on Tretinoin (Retin-A) Cream

I recently started using a prescription tretinoin cream, a generic version of Retin-A. Tretinoin is probably THE most popular and evidence-supported prescription retinoid (vitamin A derivative), and works as an acne treatment, for anti-aging, and a generous handful of other skin issues. I’ve had a lot of requests for advice and tutorials on how to start on retinoids, how to …

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The Pros and Cons of Accutane (Isotretinoin) for Acne

The Pros and Cons of Accutane (Isotretinoin) for Acne

This is a guest post from Facing Acne. In the history of acne treatments, there has never been a medication that has caused more controversy than Accutane. There is also no treatment that has ever produced such startling results. For this reason, Accutane has both its passionate defenders and its equally passionate detractors. The choice of whether to try Accutane …

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Paula’s Choice Skincare: Best Products (with video)

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My name is Michelle, and I’m a Paula’s Choice tragic. I first got into skincare around 2009. Back then we didn’t have all the brands we have now – and more importantly, we didn’t have all the skincare information we have now. Paula Begoun was one of the few lone voices in the internet landscape talking about the science behind …

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Skincare Oils and Free Fatty Acids: The Science (with video)

Video: Skincare Oils and Free Fatty Acids: The Science

If you’re a skincare nerd, you may know that different skincare oils have different fatty acid profiles – that is, they differ in terms of which fatty acids they contain e.g. linoleic, linolenic, oleic and lauric acid. The fatty acids have interesting properties. For example, lauric acid is strongly antibacterial, and works better than benzoyl peroxide against Cutibacterium acnes bacteria. …

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How to fix your messed-up skin barrier (With video)

So you did the thing everyone told you not to do, and now you’ve messed up your skin barrier. Maybe you exfoliated too much. Maybe you started using too many irritating ingredients at the same time. Maybe you’ve had a cold and you’ve rubbed your nose too hard. And now, your skin’s: red and flaky weirdly shiny textured your pores …

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5 Skincare Myths Ruining Your Skin (with video)

5 Myths Ruining Your Skin

You buy all the products, you put them on your face… and then your skin gets worse? Rude. Today we’re busting five skincare myths that are ruining your skin – and I swear I’m not just going to talk about wearing sunscreen every day. Video is here on YouTube, keep scrolling for the text version… Myth 1: High concentrations are …

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