Newsflash: Junk food causes acne

Newsflash: Junk food causes acne September 5, 2016 Chris P. Dietary advice 2 Mmmmmmm… looks good right? WRONG! I’m afraid today’s post is all about ramming home the point that you cannot expect to have clear skin and eat all the junk food you want, because for most acne-prone people junk food causes acne. Don’t

How to spot comedogenic ingredients hiding in your bathroom cabinet

How to spot comedogenic ingredients hiding in your bathroom cabinet August 23, 2016 Chris P. Topical treatments 0 Excuse me for the awful pun in that title, but I couldn’t resist (“spot”, “comedogenic”, geddit?). This post is about compounds, cosmetic ingredients and substances which are comedogenic. Comedogenic means “having a tendency to cause pimples by

The Mind-Skin Connection: Believe it, it’s real and here’s the proof

The Mind-Skin Connection: Believe it, it’s real and here’s the proof August 15, 2016 Chris P. Acne pyschology 0 I’ll admit, the mind-skin connection sounds a bit mumbo-jumbo, and that “psychodermatology” sounds like a profession in line with “naturopaths” and “crystal healers”. In other words, complete hogwash. But if you’re in any doubt about the

Acne classification: How bad is your acne, really?

Acne classification: How bad is your acne, really? August 10, 2016 Chris P. Acne pyschology 2 This post is on the importance of acne classification. Let’s start off with a quote from H. James Harrington. Heard of him?  Probably not.  He’s an international businessman and performance improvement guru. “Measurement is the first step that leads

How long does acne take to form?

How long does acne take to form, plus the most illogical statement you’ve probably read 100 times on acne forums July 18, 2016 Chris P. Hormones and acne 0 Today gentlemen, we’re going to try to answer a fundamental question. How long does acne take to form? This question is fundamental to successful acne treatment