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Severe acne: Types, causes and treatment


Sometimes it can feel like severe acne hits you harder than Tyson Fury on a good day. It’s visible for everyone to see, it can damage your confidence and it can stay with you for years. It’s stubborn to treat and can leave you with scars. It can also feel like you’ll never beat it. […]

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What is sebum?


If you’re prone to acne you’re probably well aware of the oil your skin produces. Yes, we’re talking about sebum. But do you know exactly what it is? And more importantly, any idea how you get rid of it? Basically, removing excess sebum can reduce your acne – and that’s the name of the game! […]

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How to get rid of spots fast


We’ve all been there. You’ve got a hot date, a job interview or just a night out with the boys. Then it happens – you get a breakout of spots or it’s one stubborn bad boy that just won’t go. You need to get rid of your spots fast. But can you? Whether it’s the […]

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How to get rid of blackheads


They’re annoying and they really don’t look great. They can stop you looking your best and can even lead to some more serious forms of acne if they become infected. Yes, we’re talking about blackheads. So what can you do about them? A fair bit actually. Here we’ll tell you all you need to know […]

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How to get rid of acne scars


Having acne is bad enough, but the scars it can leave behind can be devastating. It’s cruel that you can finally conquer the stubborn condition only to be left with a lasting reminder of it. A reminder that can be every bit as difficult to live with as the acne itself. But you don’t have […]

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10 simple winter skincare tips for men


Winter can wreak havoc on your skin. It can dry it out, make it itchy and red, and exacerbate any skin conditions you may have. That’s not a great look! You really need to take care of your skin in winter and it’s easy to do too. It’s not even a case of using expensive […]

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Tretinoin 101


If you have acne, you’ll know about the huge range of acne treatments out there. You’ll also know that some of these are far more effective than others. But did you know that tretinoin is one of the effective ones? In fact, it’s one of the best treatments for acne you can buy. If you […]

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All you need to know about cystic acne


Cystic acne is acne at its worst. It can hit your self-esteem harder than Anthony Joshua; it’s so stubborn it can feel unbeatable. But you can fight back against cystic acne and you can beat it. Here we’ll tell you what you need to know about cystic acne. What is cystic acne? Acne is a […]

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Adult acne causes and treatments


Most people think acne is something only teenagers get. But that isn’t true, acne is common among adults as well. It’s perfectly normal to have acne once your teenage years are behind you. Here we’ll explain what causes adult acne and how to get rid of adult acne. What is adult acne? Acne is a […]

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Caffeine and acne: What you need to know


Coffee is the most popular drink in the world. Chances are it’s the way you start your day and jump-start your afternoon. But is caffeine bad for you? Perhaps because it’s so popular, there are lots of myths and strange beliefs about coffee. Some people treat it like it’s a dangerous drug that should be […]

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How to pop a spot?


There are few things quite as satisfying as popping a good spot. There’s something deeply pleasing about getting all that gunk out of your skin. But is there a right and a wrong way to pop a spot? Or maybe you shouldn’t be popping your spots at all? Here we’ll tell you all you need […]

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A lowdown of the top treatments for acne


Adult acne. It’s so frustrating. You live with it in your teens thinking it has a shelf-life and eventually you’ll be free. Or sometimes it just pops up when you hit adulthood. We know how frustrating this can be. And we also know how difficult it can be to get rid of acne. So, what […]

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How to get rid of acne scabs


There’s nothing quite as satisfying as popping a spot. When you know you shouldn’t do it, it just feels so good! But it’s the worst thing you should do. Especially if you’ve got acne. If you fall into temptation and you do pop and pick, your spots can bleed and become unsightly scabs. It can […]

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Can the keto diet cause acne?


The keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet that has become a top trend in recent years. The diet can help you lose weight, but the impact it can have on your skin is less clear cut. Some claim it can give you acne, others say it does the opposite and clears your skin up. So, […]

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Is it a cold sore or a spot?


Cold sores and spots can look similar, especially if you have a spot close to your lips. Neither is particularly desirable, and we’re sure you want to get rid of your blemish as soon as possible. You do need to know exactly what you’re dealing with, as cold sores and spots are treated differently. And […]

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Are cold sores herpes? What you need to know


There’s lots of misinformation and confusion about cold sores and herpes. People have questions that often aren’t answered clearly, like are cold sores and herpes the same thing, can cold sores on your face cause genital herpes, and do you have a sexually transmitted infection if you have cold sores? Maybe you’ve got a cold […]

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What causes cold sores?


It’s back! A cold sore can creep up again when you thought you’d dealt with it last time. Sometimes not knowing what to do and how to get rid of it can be so frustrating. If you go online, there’s loads of advice. But it’s not always accurate. That’s what we’re here for. We’re giving […]

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Acne face map: What your spots mean


How many treatments and possible solutions have you tried to clear up your acne? How many have worked? When you’ve got acne, it can feel like a never-ending battle. But have you ever heard of acne face mapping? We’ve got the lowdown on what it might mean for your acne. And if it’s even a thing. […]

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The 101 on acne scars


If you’ve ever had acne, you may have been left with acne scarring. If you have acne now, you may be worried you’ll get scars. Here we’ll let you know the different types of acne scarring, and we’ll give you advice about how you can treat them. What is acne? Acne is a skin condition that […]

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Does sugar cause acne? How food affects your skin


You may have heard that what you eat can affect your skin. Sugar and fast foods are often considered to be the top culprits in causing acne. But is there actually any scientific evidence behind this? Or is it just scaremongering? Ok, so the deal is that a lot of the old advice on diet […]

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Cold sore stages


Cold sores happen in stages and understanding what these are can help you. Knowing what the early stages of a cold sore are will let you recognise that something is on the way, and the faster you act, the faster you can clear them up. Understanding the later stages of a cold sore helps you […]

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Cold sore remedies to try at home


Cold sores can be a nightmare. They don’t look great, they can itch, and they can put a temporary halt on your sex life. But there are meds you can take and cold sore home remedies you can try to ease the symptoms and even help clear them up faster. What is a cold sore? […]

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A guide to the different types of acne


Acne just won’t quit. It can be hard to treat, and it can stick around for years. The good news is that effective acne treatments are available. The slightly worse news is that to choose the right one, you need to know what type of acne you have (and there are loads of different types […]

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Skin care for acne


It can feel like you’re constantly fighting a losing battle when it comes to your acne, but a daily skin care routine for acne can work wonders. Clearing your follicles, removing excess oil and fighting bacteria can all make a huge difference. But with so many products and claims out there, where do you even start? […]

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