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Say Goodbye to ‘Bad Skin Days’: Homemade Natural Acne Masks

We acne-prone people have two kinds of 'bad' appearance-related days: The notorious 'bad hair day' and then the 'bad skin day'. Although the bad-hair day is common among the masses and pretty much a fact of life, the bad skin day is ours alone and only we understand what it truly means. The bad-hair day, although annoying, doesn't have connotations of resignation. The bad-skin day, on the other hand, at least for me, just means worse-than-usual. I always have some sort of acne-action going on, but on these days everything is extra-inflamed, extra 3-D, and extra gross. Read More

Holistic Healing: The Best [Natural] Blackhead Removers

I've written before about blackheads (see Annoying Little Things: How to Get Rid of Blackheads) and I unashamedly and perhaps negligently, recommended the use of a comedone extractor which is a shiny wire-y thing. Now this is a very effective method of extracting blackheads but it goes against the types of treatments I recommend on this site and although I trust you guys, I'm sure a lot of you would face some issues expertly extracting your own blackheads using a tool best handled by a dermatologist or skilled aesthetician Read More

A Refreshing Acne Treatment: Why Green Tea Works

Green tea is already a healthy-freak favorite, but you definitely don't have to be radically green to enjoy a cup of hot green tea once in a while. In this area, I feel like people either don't drink the stuff at all or are completely obsessed with it. After doing research for this post and especially after finally looking deeply into how harmful my beloved coffee is to my acne-prone skin, I plan on switching a few of my cups of coffee for some green tea. Read More
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More Natural Remedies For Acne: Apple Cider Vinegar For Acne

This will be another addition to my natural-remedies-for-acne compilation. As those of you who come here often know, I'm all into the natural remedies. Today I'll be sharing all the information I know about apple cider vinegar (abbreviated ACV from here on) and why you should become a fan. Read More

Strange Acne Treatments- I’m Talking Toilet Stuff…

Ah... the thing's we'll do for clear skin. Seriously, I've tried some strange stuff before, but nothing like these strange remedies I came across. I generally keep up with new treatments as they come up, but something I've heard of and ignored is urotherapy. If you didn't get the hint from the affix, urotherapy means treatment with urine. Read More
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The Big Debate: Is Coconut Oil Good for Acne?

For some time, I've been debating whether I should try out the coconut oil remedy for acne. I found jojoba oil a while back and love it so much, however I've read some convincing studies on coconut oil as well. I'm just afraid of putting it on my face because many sources say that its comedogenic and will clog up my pores. I'm very aware of the fact that I have to scoop it out of its jar because it's solid and I wonder whether putting it on my skin will be like purposely stuffing my pores with gunk. Read More

Going Holistic: Natural Remedies for Acne

Natural remedies for acne receive two different reactions. There's the organic-eating-eco-friendly-accused-of-being-a-hipster who absolutely loves the stuff because it fits right in with her lifestyle. Then, there's people like me who are sort of into the whole green thing, but for totally different reasons. For me, natural-based remedies are a way to have control over what I'm using, eating, etc. In the drugstore isle, there are so many bottles of stuff with whole paragraphs of ingredients I know nothing about. Read More
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Be Daring: The Oil Cleansing Method For Acne

One of the backward behaviours we acne sufferers share is a tremendous fear of oil. At some point in our lives, we've all been extremely opposed to putting anything containing oil on our face and if you're deep into this fear right now, the very title of this segment spooks you a little. But I'm trying to help you here, so stay and read on. Read More