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Valacyclovir: How it works, dosage and side effects
Valacyclovir is a prescription medication used to treat the herpes infections that can cause cold sores and genital herpes. You can buy a generic version of the medication – simply called valacyclovir – or a branded version called Valtrex. Both work in the same way. If you have genital herpes or are prone to cold […]
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 […]
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 […]
The ultimate anti-aging skin care guide for men
Guys, let’s be honest. Our skincare routine can be a little lacking. We maybe add a dab of moisturizer after shaving, but anything more than that is treated as an unnecessary extravagance. But if you take care of other parts of your body by working out, eating as best you can, looking after your teeth, […]
Tretinoin vs retinol
Acne can be stubborn to shift. Trust us, we know. But there are effective skin treatments that can help you beat acne. Two of the best of these are tretinoin and retinol. So, are tretinoin and retinol the same? If not, how are they different? And which one is best for you? Here we explain […]
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 skin condition […]
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 skin condition […]
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? […]
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. […]
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 […]
What’s the difference between retinol and Retin-A?
If you’ve got acne, you may have heard that Retin-A is an effective treatment for it. We’ve got good news for you, you’ve heard right! Retin-A is proven to reduce the severity of acne outbreaks and even stop them happening. But skincare products can be complicated. Not least because they contain similar sounding ingredients. As […]
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 […]
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 […]
How to pop a pimple?
There are few things quite as satisfying as popping a good pimple. 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 pimple? Or maybe you shouldn’t be popping your pimples at all? Here we’ll tell you all you need […]
Is it a cold sore or a pimple?
Cold sores and pimples can look similar, especially if you have a pimple 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 pimples are treated differently. And […]
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 […]
Acne face map: What your pimples 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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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? […]
Cold sore stages
Cold sores, sometimes called fever blisters, happen in stages and understanding what these are can help you. Knowing what the early stages of a cold sore are will let you recognize that something is on the way, and the faster you act, the faster you can clear them up. Understanding the later stages of a […]