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Spearmint Tea & Acne

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Spearmint has the ability to reduce testosterone levels, and thereby reduce sebum production and hormonal acne.Hormonal acne is caused by androgens and these are what causes higher sebum production levels - these higher levels leads to a higher chance of blockage,...

Is Your Eye Makeup Safe?

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Discard mascara three months after purchase. Discard dried-up mascara. Adding water introduces bacteria & dilutes the preservative intended to protect against microbial growth. Don't store cosmetics at temperatures above 85F - more susceptible to deterioration...

Hydroquinone 101 + Alternatives

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Hydroquinone is a topical skin-bleaching ingredient used to treat age spots, acne scars and hyperpigmentation by slowing down melanin production. Although it is effective for lightening dark spots, hydroquinone has a reputation for possibly creating...

American Academy of Dermatology - Tips for Oily Skin

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"There are many reasons for oily skin, including stress, humidity, genetics and fluctuating hormones," according to board-certified dermatologist Deirdre Hooper. "These factors can make oily skin difficult to manage; however, there are several things you...

7 Foods That Can Trigger Acne

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7 Foods that are known to cause acne - and some alternatives to what to try instead. 1. Dairy - The American Academy of Dermatology says there may be a link between milk consumption &...