By sharing un-retouched photos of acne online, under the hashtag #FreeThePimple, Louisa Northcote wants to break taboos around acne.
"Since my early skin-picking days in middle school, I have resented the idea of labeling my habit, resented the idea of facing it."
Hydrocolloid acne stickers exist — and the cult-favorite Mighty Patch from Hero Cosmetics has me completely sold. After removing the patches, give your face a good wash with a gentle foaming cleanser like La Roche-Posay's Effaclar Gel Cleanser, which is alcohol-free and uses zinc to purify and cut down on excess oil without drying, and apply the rest of your products as normal.
People with various skin conditions answer uncomfortable questions — "What's on your face? Did it hurt? Are you a ghost?" — in a powerful photo series by New York City photographer Peter DeVito.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., affecting over 50 million men and women — which means acne can't only happen to everyday peeps. Click through to read up on the times some of your favorite pretty faces proved that us normal folks don't monopolize zits — acne is equal-opportunity. Reinhart recently revealed that she's been dealing with cystic acne since she was 12.
An Indianapolis woman died after contracting a flesh-eating bacteria while on vacation in Florida. Carol Martin and her husband, Richard, went on their annual vacation in February to Clearwater, Florida. When they got home, Carol noticed what looked like a pimple pop up on her right butt cheek. It was sore and somewhat painful, so she went to the doctor twice. Both times they gave her antibiotics that didn’t work. The sore continued to grow. So after the third trip, ...
For years, Cassandra Bankson became a master at the cover-up — but it wasn't until the model and beauty vlogger finally cleared her skin that she realized she was using her chronic cystic acne to conceal another reality: she's gay. "This has been my deepest secret," says Bankson, who candidly chronicled her skin-care journey with her 824K followers on YouTube. "It got to a point where having acne was my life.
The actress didn't let her struggle with cystic acne stop her from showing off an all-natural look — and a new hair color.
Family visits usually make for a mixed bag of emotions. There's the obvious plus of getting to see loved ones for the first time in what might feel like eons, but under the excitement usually lurks some anxiety — because no one grills you harder about your relationship status, how much money you have in savings, and the state of your apartment than a parent. Finally alone, I decided to give myself a much-needed chill-out session with Monastery's XX Glycolic Mask.
Dermatologist Sandra Lee, aka Dr. Pimple Popper, just shared her latest extraction video, featuring a "rose" cyst, which is actually an epidermoid cyst.
After years of struggling with acne, Emma O'Mahoney says her acne medication, doxycycline, caused her to lose her eyesight. Now, she's sharing a message of acne positivity.