Jan 05

Acne Skin Care Comparison Charts


Skin Restoring Elements



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Benzoly Peroxide
Eradicates Acne
Yes No No Yes No
Salicylic Acid
Yes Yes Yes No No
Glycolic Acid
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dries Sebum
Yes No No No Yes
Azelaic Acid
Yes No No No No
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Proven to Heal Skin



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Green Tea
Kills Acne
Yes No No No No
Passion Flower
Yes No No No No
Aloe Vera
Irritated Skin
Yes Yes Yes No No
Sage Extract
Free Redicals
Yes No Yes No No
Skin Healing
Yes No No No No
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Types of Skin Worked With



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Sensitive Skin Good Good Good Bad Bad
Oily Skin Good Good Good Good Good
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Mar 29

Acne, Makeup & You

What to do, what not to do…

 There is a popular myth that has always been associated with acne and, that is, acne in women is often “caused” due to excessive make up. In reality, however, this myth is not scientifically proven. However, what has been clinically proven is the fact that while wearing makeup on regular basis does not “cause” acne, it actually triggers or “aggravates” the already existing acne conditions.

You, Acne, Makeup & What You Need To Know

How wearing make-up can trigger acne flare-ups?

There are a number of factors that can make acne flare up or lead to “breakouts”, although triggers can vary from person to person and depend on a number of other factors such as age, gender, weather, hormones and stress related conditions.

The following two make-up related factors have been thought to be important in the “triggering” of acne attacks.

Cosmetics: Some specific cosmetics, oils, gels, cleansing lotions and facial masks are oil-based or oil-friendly. These make-up and hair care products can easily clog skin pores. Therefore, before buying any of such stuff, you should specifically look for the following terms on product labels: “oil-free”, “non-comedogenic” or “non-acnegenic”.

Over washing: Actions like cleaning or washing your skin more often, scrubbing/exfoliating, or using strong cleansers or astringent products can actually strip the skin and irritate it. This can lead to more severe acne.

Make up tips in acne

  • If you wear make-up, you should ideally use dry powder or hypoallergenic, water-base make-up
  • Using skin care products labeled “nonacnegenic,” “noncomedogenic,” “oil free,” or “will not clog pores” can help.
  • If you tend to have oily hair or dandruff you might benefit from an anti-dandruff shampoo.
  • Also avoid unauthentic face creams or oils and oil-based hair tonics.
  • Wash your face twice daily (yes, just twice and not more) with mild soap and water. Don’t be too rough while washing and avoid astringents and abrasives as they can cause skin irritation and in general do not help improve acne.
  • Prefer to use a clean wash cloth and towel every time you wash your face to prevent acne flare-ups. You should also clean makeup brushes, applicators and sponges after every use to avoid pimples. Bacteria build up on these materials and may contribute to acne flare-ups.
  • Avoid unnecessary exposure to sunlight. Wear a sunscreen under your makeup or select moisturizers or foundations with an SPF protection level of at least 15.


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