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The Beautiful Skin Blog — pimples

What causes acne?

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Very short answer: Acne is caused by clogged pores, which can get infected. Some more details: The sebaceous glands just under the surface of your skin produce oily stuff called sebum. Sebum is in fact supposed to help keep your skin clean. It carries dead skin cells up through small canals – called follicles – to 'eject' that unwanted material on the skin's surface. Your sebaceous glands grow and become active during adolescence. (That's one reason you had such awesome skin as a baby, and then it suddenly turned into your worst enemy when you hit the early teen years.)...

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A cute note from a new COR user...

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Dana from Greenbrae CA shared this note with us from her niece Anna. Anna is a 12 year old and a cheerleader who was having some issues with acne until Aunt Dana bought her some COR..this is the cute note Anna sent to her aunt...

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What does "noncomedogenic" mean, and is it important?

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You'll see the word noncomedogenic on lots of makeup and skincare product labels these days. What does it mean? Noncomedogenic refers to products that don't tend to block the pores of your skin. A 'comedo' is a type of blemish resulting from a blocked pore – according to the American Academy of Dermatologists, a comedo is a very mild form of acne. So that's how we get to the word 'noncomedogenic'. So far, so simple, right? What's not so simple is that the use of this term is not regulated by the Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) or anyone else...

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Fresh, healthy skin tip #1

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Here's an oh-so-simple tip to help you put your best face forward: Make cleaning your face a separate process from your shower or bath. You will use different soap or cleaning products in the shower, and the skin on your face is more sensitive and delicate than on most of your body. See "How to clean your face" for our simple step-by-step guide to caring for your skin. Got another tip for clean and healthy skin? Send us a note! 

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