TheraClear Blog

Sip These Teas to Soothe Your Stomach, Lose Weight, and Get Clear Skin

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Original Article By Dominique Astorino
Tea is a soothing Winter drink, and it can have pretty miraculous healing properties. Did you know the teabag you choose can give you a unique result? Whether your goal is calming down, perking up, or recovering, there's a tea for that.

We asked tea expert Kristina Richens — a director at The Republic of Tea, certified tea specialist from Front Range Herbal Institute, and speaker from the SF International Tea Festival — to share what she's learned from her travels to China, India, Japan, and South Africa. She spoke about which teas you should brew up for each time of the day, as well as which ones help with certain physical goals (even if your goal is just to fall asleep!).  ..

7 Healthy Diet Changes for Better Skin

Monday, January 23, 2017

Original Article By Health.com
Clear skin diet
Emerging research is underscoring a shift in the way we think about beauty—now, it's less about superficial fixes and more about understanding the key components of good health. In other words, beauty literally does start from within. Here, seven healthy diet changes that can help you get better skin from the inside out. Think of it as the 360 approach to looking great at every age.  ..

5 Natural Ways to Improve Your Skin Real FAST!

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Original Article By cosmopolitan.in
It is hard enough to find products that will improve your skin, but we have uncovered products you can find around your home that can actually improve your skin drastically! Here are our top 5 ways to get flawless skin without leaving your home!

1) Drink lemon infused water. Although there are many benefits of drinking lemon infused water, our top 2 favorites are anti-aging and clear skin! To make lemon infused water, cut a few slices of lemon in warm water and let sit for a couple of hours before drinking.  ..

7 Myths You Shouldn’t Believe About Acne If You Want Clear Skin

Friday, December 30, 2016

Original Article By Grace Gold for Women's Health
If you’re prone to pimples, you’ve likely heard plenty of stories about what causes zits.

But what’s really true—and what’s completely false?

We asked New York City dermatologist Hadley C. King, M.D., to clear things up.

ACNE MYTH #1: PIMPLES ARE A TEENAGE PROBLEM.
When and how severely a person will get acne is very much genetically determined.  ..

6 Habits That Are Clogging Up Your Pores Like No Other

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Original Article By Jenn Sinrich
Fact: We all have pores—and we’ve all been annoyed with them at some point. “Pores are simply one of those little physical things that bother many individuals, both men and women alike,” says Joel Schlessinger, M.D., board-certified dermatologist and RealSelf advisor. That said, certain habits can make them look bigger and cause skin issues, says Dendy Engelman, M.D., of Manhattan Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. Here's what you should stop doing if you want to keep yours as unclogged as possible:

(1) Picking Your Pores and Pimples
If your end goal is fewer pimples and smaller pores, quit picking, stat. “When you squeeze and stretch skin, you’re contributing to the formation of fine lines, inflammation, and irritation, all of which affect pore size over time,” says Schlessinger. “Harsh motions and pressure make the transfer of oil, bacteria, and other impurities from your hands more of a risk, which can lead to clogging.” We know it's easier said than done, but try using a salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide spot treatment to clear up pimples instead of popping them. We're fans of Clean & Clear Clear Advantage Spot Treatment ($6, amazon.com), which works to significantly shrink zits in about a day's time.  ..

Helpful Tips For Men Dealing With Acne

Friday, November 18, 2016

Acne is something that can be just as discomforting and embarrassing for men as it can be for women. The treatments for acne are quite different for men, simply because males have different skin and a difference in the manner in which men groom. While there are a lot of acne tips that can be helpful to both sexes, these are some great tips that are aimed at men to help them deal with acne and prevent future outbreaks:

Shaving

When you are a man with acne, you need to make sure that you shave very carefully, as the razor can tear the pimples and make the condition even worse. If you happen to tear a pimple, you can spread the bacteria over the skin on your face, which may lead to more acne. It may be best to use an electric razor as an alternative to a straight razor. ..

Here’s What’s Really Causing That Breakout on Your Chin

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Original Article By Lexi Novak
The typical response to a breakout is swift and Pavlovian: See a bump, blast it with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. So I did. But this time it wasn’t getting better. In fact, the inflamed blemishes around my mouth and chin seemed to get worse. And panic popping just made everything redder, splotchier, and bumpier (do not pop). Once desperation drove me to seek professional advice, I learned some surprising—and sort of sad—news.

First, those dots on my face weren’t caused by acne. “Hormonal blemishes usually involve the entire jawline,” says Beverly Hills dermatologist Harold Lancer. “Perioral dermatitis is totally different. It’s yeast bacteria usually [found] around the upper and lower lip area, the angles of the mouth, and maybe the nose. And it’s often presented as a reddish, orangey, waxy, lumpy, bumpy, inflamed pustule rash that comes in varying severity.” So basically the most appetizing-sounding thing ever.  ..

6 things I wish I knew before treating my adult acne

Friday, July 29, 2016

Original Article By Jamie Stone
As someone who survived high school and college with barely a zit in sight (no, seriously), you can imagine the shock and dismay I felt about breaking out with cystic acne at age 24.

The day I went to my dermatologist, I convinced myself that the hard, red bumps on one side of my cheek were a weird allergic reaction or even bed bugs (I lived in New York City at the time). But as soon as my doctor put on her plastic gloves and touched my cheek, she said, "Oh honey, you have acne, not bug bites."  ..

Easy Ways to Prevent and Erase Acne Scars

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Original Article By Emily Gregor
There is nothing more irritating than persistent acne scars. To find out where they come from, how to prevent them and how to get rid of them, we talked to Judith Hellman, MD, the Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, NY. With the right skin care routine and the right tips you can avoid acne scars all together.

Q: What causes acne scarring to occur?
JH: Acne scars result from usually cystic, inflammatory acne, which leaves depressed marks when the lesions resolve. Unlike the pimples, scars are there to stay and are the source of psychological distress to many patients not only in their teens or twenties, but even in their forties and fifties and beyond.  ..

13 Surprising Home Remedies for Acne

Friday, May 20, 2016

Original Article By Marissa Laliberte
Tea Tree Oil
With its natural inflammation-fighting properties, a 5 percent solution of tea tree oil is less harsh than a 5 percent benzoyl peroxide solution and can be just as effective against acne, though it may clear up a little less quickly. Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with between 20 and 40 drops of witch hazel, then use a cotton swab to apply. Try this remedy up to twice a day; more could dry your skin and make the acne worse. ..


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