Acne sufferers are taking to social media to announce they’ve discovered the answer to their skin problems, with the help of a bar of soap which only costs £6. The alleged ‘miracle’ charcoal soap is made by hot, new start up company Charcoal Theory, which, with it’s stark black and white packaging and lab formulated ingredients is reminiscent of worldwide sensation and beauty brand of the moment, Glossier. The soap comes as a little black bar, containing natural ingredients like organic activated charcoal, organic tea tree oil and shea butter.
There’s a widespread perception that models have naturally flawless skin, but one model is on a mission to debunk that image of perfection by embracing her skin, acne and all — and she’s encouraging others who struggle with skin blemishes to do the same. When Starlie Smith, or “Queen Starlie” as her Instagram fans know her, strutted the catwalk at the Dolce & Gabbana show during Milan Fashion Week last month, it wasn’t her perfectly-coiffed raven tresses that had the Internet talking. “Here’s some acne positivity,” one person commented in a Reddit thread, alongside a runway photo of Starlie where she displays less than flawless skin.
If you’re currently taking long-term contraception like the combined pill, you’ll likely have experienced some of the above side effects. Sadly, the same can’t be said for our male counterparts currently trialling male contraception. While women may have rejoiced in the news that the injected male contraceptive is now a very real, very effective option, there seems to be a bit of a spanner in the works.
If you want to up your beauty game forget forking out £££ on ‘miracle’ products, Victoria Beckham has revealed that the secret to flawless skin isn’t about what you slap on your body, but what you put into it. “I see a dermatologist in LA, called Dr. Harold Lancer, who is incredible. According to science salmon and other fatty fish are packed full of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A and C. Not only do these act as anti-inflammatories and help moisturise skin, but several studies have shown a link between healthy skin and fish consumption.
Rather depressingly, rates of adult acne have gone up 200 per cent in the last year alone. Some of the most beautiful women in the world, including Victoria Beckham, Cameron Diaz and Katy Perry, have talked about their struggle with spots. With around 50 per cent of adults suffering from acne at some point, and with 80 per cent of those being women, it’s important to understand what’s really going on when it comes to problem skin.
Snooks said that shes filming these “skin diaries” to “get rid of some of the bad stigma around this medicine and show the reality instead of horror stories. From the very first video, Snooks details her reactions to the medication through the highs and lows, and it gets pretty emotional at points. What do you think of Snooks’ ‘skin diaries’?
Acne scars fade overtime (depending on severity) but there are few things you can do to speed up the healing process. Protect your skin from these harmful rays by using broad-spectrum sunscreen. My absolute favourite exfoliating pads are Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare’s Alpha Beta® Peel, Extra Strength Daily Peel.
So you’ve got a big interview tomorrow afternoon. You’re ready. You’ve got your resume, your speech, and your perfect “hire me” shoes. You wake up, and immediately — you feel it.
Dr. Anne Chiu shares her tips for treating every type of acne. “This is usually found in people whose skin doesn’t turn over as quickly or as well,” says dermatologist Annie Chiu, MD.
Jenner has opened up about her battle with acne for the first time. The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star has revealed that she struggled with acne as a teenager, confessing to fans that it left her feeling “like an outcast”. Jenner took to her website to share her experience with the common skin condition, recalling that it started when she was about 12 or 13.