Nearly every M.D. we talk to urges us to take probiotics—beneficial live bacteria and yeasts that help keep our microbiome (largely made up of bacteria) in balance, and our immune system (about two thirds of it lives in the gut) strong. In addition to their gut benefits, probiotics are said to boost glow and overall … Continue reading The Answer to Clearer Skin: Probiotics?
Acne can have a real effect on how people feel about themselves, so it can be inspiring to read about people’s journeys and successes in combating this morale-defeating condition. When the Twins Day Festival took place in Twinsburg a few years ago, it wasn't just a massive meeting place for multiples, but an opportunity to survey … Continue reading Can Adult Acne Ever Be Fixed?
The real cause behind the spots on your chin may surprise you. The typical response to a breakout is swift and Pavlovian: See a bump, blast it with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. But this time it wasn’t getting better. In fact, the inflamed blemishes around my mouth and chin seemed to get worse. To … Continue reading Why The Breakout On Your Chin is Not Getting Better
You’ve tried everything, from pore-cleansing strips to manual extracts, but the zits still keep popping up with a vengeance. The next thing you know, you're applying layer after layer of your go-to spot treatment and scrubbing it to death. But is that really doing the trick, or could you actually be making it worse? You … Continue reading Are You Accidentally Making Your Breakouts Worse?