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My Current Skincare Routine for Acne Prone Skin

My current skin care routine contains more products than I’d like to use on a daily basis. Before I switch to a simpler routine, I thought I would share it on the blog. They are all drugstore type products and boast of nothing too fancy. My skin is highly acne prone, although over the years […]

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Is Your Lotion Destroying Your Skin? pH Matters

The pH of healthy skin is about 5.5. It is maintained at that level  by skin’s complex regulatory mechanism. To brush up on what pH means, let’s turn to high school books. pH is a measure of acidic or alkaline nature of a solution. pH less than 7 is called acidic and pH greater than […]

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Treading Tretinoin Territory? Know the Side Effects

Tretinoin creams like Retin-A (available as Retino-A, Nexret in India) can bring about wonderful changes in the skin when it comes to acne, aging and scars. But something so powerful isn’t without side effects. Some of the side effects I’ve seen people experience are: extreme redness and swelling on the skin, itchiness, severe dryness, darker […]

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How to Pop a Pimple Safely

While popping a pimple is no fun, you will enjoy this video by Dr. Ava Shamban, M. D. Don’t let the message get lost in the histrionics because the doctor talks about how to safely pop a pimple without causing a scar. Dangers of popping a pimple Popping a pimple should be more of an […]

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Beat the Heat: Cooling Down Acne the Natural Way

Today’s post comes from Akshay (@akshaykshardul) who shares interesting information about how internal body heat affects acne. Although there is little scientific research behind body heat and acne connection, it holds an important place in Indian medicine, mainly Ayurveda. We can’t argue with success as evidence suggests that there might be something to it after all. […]

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New! Quiz Your Way to Clear Skin

Those new to Acne Mantra sometimes get overwhelmed seeing the amount of information they may need to go through before they can chart out a skincare plan for themselves. We’ve been thinking about ways to ease the information overload and direct them to the information they need, skipping the information that they don’t. Enter the quiz. Straight […]

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