Homemade Sunscreen Doesn’t Work (So Don’t DIY)

Homemade sunscreen doesn't work

There’s been a disturbing trend in the natural health sphere for a while now and I think it’s time to talk about it. Natural health bloggers (see Wellness Mama and Pronounce Skincare, for example) have been spreading the word about their amazing homemade sunscreens. They make all sorts of claims about the dangers of store-bought … Read more Homemade Sunscreen Doesn’t Work (So Don’t DIY)

From Fungal Acne/Folliculitis to Clear Skin (with Pictures)

How I finally realised I had - and beat - fungal acne

Fungal acne has been the cool kid in the skin care community for a while now. And it’s because almost everyone can relate in one way or another. People find it comforting that maybe – just maybe – their stubborn, recurring pimples that resist treatment aren’t acne, but a different beast entirely. Though I enjoy … Read more From Fungal Acne/Folliculitis to Clear Skin (with Pictures)

This is How Much Sunscreen to Put on Your Face

Are you applying enough sunscreen?

In case you somehow haven’t heard yet, SPF is the formal measurement of how much UV protection a sunscreen can offer you. Well, that’s at least in theory what you’re getting. Did you know that there’s actually a certain amount you need to put on to get that SPF? Otherwise, you aren’t nearly getting the … Read more This is How Much Sunscreen to Put on Your Face

Flatten Inflammatory + Cystic Acne with Benzoyl Peroxide

Take on inflammatory and cystic acne with benzoyl peroxide

Ever had that really nasty, deep kind of acne? The kind that you could feel growing and practically see from a mile away? Inflammatory acne like papules, pustules and cysts aren’t glamorous or fun. They are painful and can leave serious scarring behind once they’re gone. Unlikely non-inflammatory acne, which is extremely common and can … Read more Flatten Inflammatory + Cystic Acne with Benzoyl Peroxide