Physical VS Chemical Sunscreens: What’s the Difference?

You probably already know that sunscreen is one of the most popular products in the skincare market. It has been proven multiple times that sunscreen has positive effects of protecting our skin from sunburns, early aging, fine wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, and so much more. But some people might not know that there are two main types […]

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Chemical Burns From Your Skincare

Have you ever applied a skincare product and then felt like your face was on fire? Ever since retinols, chemical peels, and other harsh products have taken over the internet, a lot of people have been experiencing chemical burns on their face despite the general positive effect of these ingredients. This could be because the […]

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Sun Sensitivity From Doxycycline (Acne Medication Post)

After I started having negative side-effects from Minocycline (Mino), my dermatologist recommended I take another tetracycline, Doxycycline (Doxy). Both medications are similar, I’ve already done research about both of them. From what I’ve read online, Doxy didn’t sound much better. But I’m currently taking it now… I haven’t had any side effects, but I’m also […]

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Stress, Stress, Stress!!! How Stress Affects Your Skin

In my AP Literature class, we once read “Metamorphosis”, a short story written by Franz Kafka. In it, the main character turns into a bug after he is no longer able to work and provide for his family. The story laments how society views those who are unable to work as a burden or useless. […]

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Acne Medications: Minocycline and Doxycycline

Did you know dermatologists prescribe more oral antibiotics than any other specialty? According to Penn Medicine News, there are over 7 million antibiotic prescriptions from dermatologists alone every year! It makes me wonder, can most things be treated with a pill or is it just overuse in the field? When I went to the dermatologist […]

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#GlycolicAcidAs… Deodorant?

Tik Tok has done it yet again. Another skincare trend has swept over the platform and internet: Glycolic Acid as natural deodorant. I don’t usually pay much attention to Tik Tok, but this time my curiosity piqued. Many claimed that The Ordinary’s Glycolic Acid Toner could be used as a deodorant instead. It supposedly helps […]

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Stop Comparing Yourself: You Are Beautiful

Hey everyone! Happy Holidays!Or not, whatever you want. But I wanted to send a firm reminder to all of my readers: You are beautiful. You are smart. You are unique. Own your differences and weaknesses! Overtime, you will find strength in who you are. Love you guys! Moe ❤

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The Only Reason of Acne After Threading

If you’ve ever threaded your eyebrows or your face, you probably know how amazing the after result is. Your skin is smooth, clear, and… red? Oh no… now it’s bumpy. With a final, disdainful observation, you notice whiteheads and large, inflamed pimples popping up on your skin overnight. Your skin is angry. Skip ahead to […]

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Volcano Sized Pores… Can We Shrink Them?

In this age of photoshop, facetune, and filters, it’s easy to forget that nobody truly has “perfect” skin. The beauty standard of smooth, pore-free skin has been ingrained in society for decades through advertisements, movies, and more. Even Hollywood used to use the old “Vaseline on the camera lens” hack to make their female actresses […]

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