• Salicylic Acid and Retinol Together
    Skincare,  Skincare Layering

    Salicylic Acid And Retinol Together: Benefits, Risks, & Myths.

    Salicylic acid and retinol are two of the most effective skincare ingredients for treating oily, acne-prone skin. However, word on the grapevine is that these two don’t play well when paired. So are the rumors true or false? Can you use salicylic acid and retinol together? The short answer is yes, you can use them together, as long as you don’t experience any skin irritation – so probably not a great combination if you have sensitive skin.

  • Can You Use Hyaluronic Acid and Glycolic Acid Together?
    Skincare,  Skincare Layering

    Can You Use Hyaluronic Acid And Glycolic Acid Together?

    They’re both acids but, while there are a few similarities, they mostly offer different benefits for your skin. What happens when you layer both ingredients in the same routine? Can you use hyaluronic acid and glycolic acid together?   Similarities vs Differences Between Hyaluronic Acid & Glycolic Acid Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) made from the sugar cane plant. It helps to exfoliate your skin by breaking down the bonds that hold your individual skin cells together and allowing them to be shed from the surface of your skin with more ease.   The result? Smoother and brighter skin.   AHAs, like glycolic acid, also help to boost…

  • Blind pimple on nose
    Acne,  Skin Concerns,  Skincare

    Blind Pimple On Nose: 6 Quick Fixes.

    The term ‘blind pimple’ refers to an acne lesion, usually a cyst or nodule, that lurks under the surface of your skin. In some cases, these painful lumps are barely noticeable but, when you get a blind pimple on your nose, you may find it hard to ignore. A blind pimple develops much like any other pimple – from a combination of dead skin cells and oil blocking your pore and allowing acne-causing bacteria to thrive and cause inflammation. This inflammation is what causes the redness and pain you may be experiencing with a blind pimple on your nose. However, a blind pimple has not yet come to a ‘head’…

  • Does Hyaluronic Acid Cause Acne Purging
    Acne,  Skincare

    Does Hyaluronic Acid Cause Acne? 3 Easy Ways To Prevent It.

    Hyaluronic acid serums are often touted as essential to any anti-aging skincare routine but is this holy-grail ingredient right for your acne-prone skin? Does hyaluronic acid help acne? Or, more importantly, does hyaluronic acid cause acne?     How Do Skincare Ingredients Cause Acne? There are two types of acne:   Non-inflammatory – clogged pores or ‘comedones’ (whiteheads and blackheads)   Inflammatory – pimples or ‘papules and pustules’ (cysts and nodules are a more severe form of inflammatory acne)   Comedones are formed when dead skin cells clog your pores and trap bacteria inside. If the trapped bacteria multiplies your pore walls can become inflamed and cause the skin around…

  • Can You Use Vitamin C and Retinol Together
    Skincare,  Skincare Layering

    Can You Use Vitamin C and Retinol Together? 2 Common Myths Busted!

    They’re two of the most popular anti-aging skincare ingredients available but what happens when you combine them into the same routine? Can you use vitamin C and retinol together? One skincare myth that seems to stick around like a stubborn blemish is the classic tale of two skincare ingredients that just want to love each other but are forced apart due to their differing pH levels. The Romeo and Juliet of skincare if you will. Where for art thou glowing skin? So are vitamin C and retinol star-crossed lovers or sworn enemies?