How to feel beautiful with acne.

Acne is mentally and emotionally devastating.  It can take an attractive, successful woman and turn her into a shadow of her former self in no time.  It happened to me, and I see hundreds of women that are stuck in the same traumatic place.  When my acne first flared...

How to rehydrate your skin if you have acne.

About 15 years ago, in the midst of my struggle with acne, I went to see an amazing aesthetician.  She took one look at my red, inflamed, blemished face and told me that my skin was dehydrated.  She told me I needed to change my skincare regime to include hydrosols...

Does coffee cause acne?

I get asked this question a lot, because everyone loves their coffee.  And with over 1.4 billion cups of coffee being poured around the world each day, there is a lot of coffee drinking going on out there.  So if you are suffering with acne, is your cuppa Joe helping...

The best make-up for acne.

When my acne was raging, there was absolutely no way that I would ever leave the house without applying make-up.  In fact, when my acne was really bad I would even get up early to put on make-up before my husband saw me.  I know that sounds extreme, but that is my...

The real reason you have acne (it’s not what you think).

Acne is not about your skin.  Yes, I just wrote that.  And I will write it again.  Acne is not about your skin. After treating acne patients for over a decade and curing my own acne, I can boldly say that the real reason you have acne is because of an internal...

How to make an acne-fighting cleanser and toner

For the past ten years, I have been working at one of the busiest dermatology practices in Toronto.  This means that I have tried just about every single high-end acne care product that exists.  Seriously - drug and pharmaceutical representatives routinely give me...

Face Mapping and Acne

Where on your face is your acne located?  Is your acne deep and painful, or is it on the surface of your skin?  Can the answers to these questions give you some insight into what is causing your acne? According to like, a million blogs on the internet, Traditional...

How to relax when you can’t relax

It’s August, which means vacation and relaxation for many people.  But what happens when you can’t relax?  And I am not talking about the type of relaxation which includes a Netflix binge and a few glasses of wine.  I am talking about the type of relaxation where you...

Herbal Teas for Clear Skin

For a few years, I totally underestimated the power of herbal teas. Instead, I opted to take strong herbal tinctures and powerful neutraceuticals – I truly felt I needed something really intense to battle my equally intense acne. So for awhile that is exactly what I...

How to Solve Hormonal Acne

Solving acne for good is an inside job, especially when it comes to hormonal acne. The signs of hormonal acne are pretty obvious: deep, cystic lesions that tend to be on jawline, chin and mouth area. Often the break-outs will correspond with the menstrual cycle as...

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