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…
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?
If you have ever had a bad acne break out, you may have noticed that it can sometimes leave marks on your skin. These marks can be either pink/red or brown in color but don’t tend to cause textural irregularities like true acne scars. Those pink/red marks are post inflammatory erythema and they can be tricky to treat! The good news is that they will eventually go away on their own and these 12 treatments can fade them faster!
Layering skincare products often feels more complicated than it should be. Will they cancel each other out? Will you end up destroying your skin barrier? In most cases, as long as you’re not experiencing irritation, you’re fine to keep layering away – but maybe you want to know whether there is any additional benefit to using multiple skincare ingredients? For example, is it worth using niacinamide and hyaluronic acid together?
Niacinamide is one of those skincare ingredients that target a wide range of skin concerns which makes it an excellent addition to any skincare routine. However, one question I am often asked is whether niacinamide can cause purging. So, does niacinamide cause purging? What is skin purging anyway and why does it happen?