Much of what is believed about the subject of LED light therapy is urban mythology, based on sales spins and not in rigorous scientific evidence. Several of these myths relate to the relationship between LED devices, hyperpigmentation, and are perpetuated despite the fact that they are not supported by clinical research. Specifically, this article explores the myth that LED devices can cause hyperpigmentation. {mprestriction ids="3,4,26,18,6,7,8,9,14,18"}…
The summer of 2020 was one marked by unprecedented change in the lives and habits of people worldwide. Months of being confined to homes brought about the do-it-yourselfer in many. People sought alternatives to maintain their skin care and health. And while more complicated cosmetic practices such as injectables had to be put on the back burner, procedures like dermaplaning quickly found their way into…

Hair Products Can Cause Acne

Written by Cynthia Malcom Taylor
Do hair sprays, conditioners, and other hair styling products clog pores, resulting in acne breakouts? The answer is a resounding YES. If tiny bumps are seen along the hairline on the upper part of the forehead, this may be an example of clogged pores. Products can cause whiteheads and other types of acne in these areas. The bumps can be so subtle that the client…
Vitamin A is the name of a group of fat-soluble molecules referred to as retinoids. Retinoids belong to the terpene family and are sourced from both flora (plants) and fauna (animal sources). Terpenes occur in aromatic substances and spice plants, cellular structuring substances, hormones, and vitamins.1 Their molecular structures include retinol, retinaldehyde, retinoic acid. Retinoic acid shows the most biological activity.2 Retinoic acid modulates gene…
Clinical research is always the best place to start when looking for a factual answer. According to various studies, the real answer is (drum roll, please) maybe. The studies that exist are conflicting and not well documented, which begs a decision be made outside of the research. {mprestriction ids="3,4,26,18,6,7,8,9,14,18"} SUN EXPOSURE Exposing acne-prone skin to too much sun will eventually backfire, causing more problems in…

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