Doctors are Finally Coming Around…

This is what we have been saying for YEARS!  But, doctors have to say it to other doctors in order for it to be believed and heard.  Thank god some doctors are finally saying something.

A Controversial Proposal

No More Antibiotics for Acne!

Muneeza Muhammad, BA, Ted Rosen, MD


For a drug-free, safe way to get clear skin once and for all, go to Face Reality Acne Clinic. We’ve  cleared up thousands of acne sufferers.

Scientific Study – Whey Protein and Acne

Well, it’s always good to have a scientific study to back up what we already know… that whey protein can cause acne, period.

An Bras Dermatol. 2013 Nov-Dec;88(6):907-12. doi: 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20132024.

Incidence of acne vulgaris in young adult users of protein-calorie

supplements in the city of João Pessoa – PB.

Pontes Tde C1, Fernandes Filho GM1, Trindade Ade S1, Sobral Filho JF2.

Author information

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The Dangers of Prescriptions for Acne

Going to a dermatologist’s office and getting prescription drugs is the logical, first choice for many acne sufferers.  Patients are usually given antibiotics, and/or a choice of prescription retinoids to try.  Most often, when this approach fails, the dermatologist will prescribe a new antibiotic and then often another.  When those treatments fail, physicians will often recommend a cycle of Accutane (or it’s generic equivalents).   Unfortunately, prescription drugs usually fail or only temporarily clear the acne and there are many side effects which can be very dangerous. Continue Reading »

Protein Smoothies for the Acne-Prone

When you are acne-prone, you really need to be aware that milk and dairy products really contribute to acne.  So, that means that whey protein, which is found in most protein powder drinks for smoothies is a no-no.  Soy protein is also off limits.  I want to give you some alternatives that are safe to use.

Sunwarrior Classic Protein is a vegan plant based protein powder that contains all essential and non-essential amino acids. Unlike most whey and soy based protein powders, this one is dairy-free and soy-free so it will not trigger acne.






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How to Choose a Good Quality Omega-3 Fish Oil

written by Francesca Buongiorno

Omega-3 fatty acids are found in high concentrations in cold water ocean fish such as sardines, anchovies, herring, salmon and mackerel.  Research indicates that Omega-3 fish oil promotes an anti-inflammatory response in the body, preventing and improving symptoms of common diseases and ailments.  Studies have shown that people who suffer from chronic inflammatory acne may benefit from taking therapeutic doses (1000-1700 mg) of purified omega-3 oils daily. Continue Reading »

Do you have MACne?


MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 contains algae extract – a known pore clogger.  For a complete list of pore-clogging ingredients, go to our list.  Pore-Clogging Ingredients

Smoking linked to prevalence and severity of acne

Here’s an interesting article about smoking and acne.  I had always suspected that cigarette smoking could cause acne.  I know it adversely affects the skin’s texture for sure!

Smoking and Acne

(TeleManagement) German researchers from Technical University of Munich, report the results of a study which found that smoking is a clinically important contributory factor to acne prevalence and severity. Continue Reading »

Proactiv+ actually worse than original formula

Everyone wants to improve their formulations and Proactiv is no different. Unfortunately, they made a big mistake in reformulating their Pore Targeting Treatment.  Let me explain:

Ingredients in Proactiv Plus Pore Targeting Treatment:

Active Ingredient(s): Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5%.
Inactive Ingredients: water, ethoxydiglycol, glycerin, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, polysorbate 80, polysorbate 60, sorbitan stearate, carbomer, potassium hydroxide, disodium EDTA, fragrance. Continue Reading »

Acne Imposters – Part V – Perioral Dermatitis

Written by Francesca Buongiorno, Face Reality Acne Clinic

Perioral Dermatitis is often confused for acne as it is characterized by clusters of tiny inflamed papules, sometimes pustules, around the chin, nose and mouth area.  It is typically itchy and rash like, which should be the first indication that it is not acne.  These small groups of papules do not respond to regular acne treatment and in fact can often be exacerbated by exfoliants (AHAs) and benzoyl peroxide.  Continue Reading »

Who are you going to trust to clear up your acne?

I have always wondered why doctors/dermatologist just keep doing the same old protocol of antibiotics, topical retinoids and/or isotretinion (aka Accutane) that does not work for most acne sufferers.  Well, seems like they are being paid off by the drug companies… surprise, surprise…..  And no, I am not making this up.

Developer of acne guidelines largely funded by drug makers

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