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Dealing with Acne in Your 20s: Causes and Skincare TreatmentsDealing with Acne in Your 20s: Causes and Skincare Treatments

Acne can be an unwelcome surprise as you enter your 20s. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always end once you leave your teens. There are many factors that can contribute to an increase in sebum production as you get older. Read on to learn about the possible causes and treatment options.

The Ultimate Tattoo Skincare Guide: What You Need to Know About Caring for Inked SkinThe Ultimate Tattoo Skincare Guide: What You Need to Know About Caring for Inked Skin

These days, one in five Americans has at least one tattoo – proving that inked skin is no longer an anomaly. However, even if tattoos are no longer limited to bikers and rockers, getting a tattoo is a big – and typically permanent – decision. Whether you’re contemplating a design or already have one or more, this comprehensive guide has everything you need to know to keep your inked skin happy, healthy and irritation-free.

Common Hair Coloring Mistakes and How to Prevent and Treat Them: Dye Your Hair Like the ProsCommon Hair Coloring Mistakes and How to Prevent and Treat Them: Dye Your Hair Like the Pros

Dyeing your hair at home can be tricky and sometimes leads to disappointing results. Even those who are veterans of the at-home hair dye process can end up with a hair color that’s different from what they wanted. However, once you know the tricks and quick fixes presented here, you’ll be able to achieve a DIY dye job that looks professional! Read on for a guide to avoiding common mistakes, plus easy corrections to get the perfect hair color at home.

Phthalates in Beauty Products: Are They Safe?Phthalates in Beauty Products: Are They Safe?

You might not know it, but if you use beauty products, you’re probably being exposed to phthalates. Phthalates do everything from help dissolve fragrances in your shampoo or lotion to keep your nail polish from cracking after it dries. But are these chemicals safe? Keep reading to find out more.

Post-Breakup Beauty Guide: Pampering and Self-Care for the Breakup BluesPost-Breakup Beauty Guide: Pampering and Self-Care for the Breakup Blues

Trying to mend a broken heart? After a relationship ends, the norm might be to reach for all-too-common coping mechanisms that only lead to feeling worse, physically and emotionally. Instead, soothe the breakup blues with these beauty-boosting treatments and tips designed to lift your spirits and enhance your appearance.

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FAQs

Q: Can birth control help control acne?

A: Yes, oral contraceptives are helpful for many women. Birth control pills block androgen hormones, which make oil glands over-productive. When these hormones are blocked, oil production decreases, making skin clearer. However, birth control, like any medication, comes with side effects, so if you have concerns, be sure to discuss them with your doctor.

Q: I’ve tried everything available to keep my acne under control, but all I get are temporary results. I’ve heard that retinol is a powerful alternative. I’m in my early 20s – can it help me?

A: Most likely. Retinol is very effective at controlling oil and reducing redness and irritation. However, because it’s so powerful, it must be used properly. Don’t overdo it. Start off with SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5. Transition slowly and be patient. If you use too much, you could actually dry up your skin and make acne worse.

Q: My younger teenage sister is experiencing acne as well and she uses a topical treatment. I’m 25; can’t I just use the same type of treatment?

A: While it might be tempting to share a family member’s acne treatment, doing so can actually make your skin look worse, according to Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi. Topical medications are geared toward those with oily skin – mainly teens. As you enter your 20s, your skin becomes less oily and a topical treatment can dry out your skin and cause fine lines to become more noticeable. Instead, consult your doctor as to which type of treatment is right for you based on your degree of acne and skin type.

Q: I’m going through a breakup, and I’ve been catching myself picking and biting my nails. Any suggestions for breaking this habit?

A: Nail biting and picking can be symptomatic of anxiety, so pamper yourself with treatments that are both practical and de-stressing. Book yourself a quality manicure to clean up your nails and give them a pretty polish so that you’re less inclined to fidget with them. If you can’t make it to a salon, use your time alone to engage in nurturing DIY treatments at home, soaking your hands and feet before applying your favorite nail shades on your fingers and toes.




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