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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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Exciting New Features & Major Community Update

Acne Mantra community has been thriving ever since it was launched. It enables people to connect with others facing similar problems, learn about products that work, and stay away from those that don’t. Friendships develop, bonds form. All good. Since last year’s April when community gates were opened, 14,229 answers have been posted to 2362 questions. With a growing community, there is also a […]

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Out of Acne Hell and Happier than Ever (Success Story)

This post comes from Vanshika Ahmad (@vanshikaahmad) who has sent in one of the sweetest success stories to have appeared here. It ends with a powerful message we can all use – to not give up on ourselves no matter how bad  things get. It often happens that we look to skincare products to completely clear up acne. Skincare is not […]

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