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August 5, 2020

Tips on How to Look Your Best on Zoom 💻
If you’re like the majority of us, by now you are very well acquainted with the ever-popular Zoom virtual call. Most likely you’ve spent several hours in the last few months on Zoom for meetings, classes, happy hours, and family gatherings. With virtual meetings becoming more and more regular for working professional and distant learner students, we may as well optimize how our skin looks on camera. Why rely on good lighting and filters to make your skin glow on screen when you could just follow a few of these simple steps to putting your best face forward on Zoom. 
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July 22, 2020

Do You Have 'Maskne' & Skin Irritations From Your Face Mask?
Whether you’re on a grocery store run, or an essential healthcare worker wearing protective gear for hours on end (thank you!), you may be noticing a skin reaction known as mask acne, or “maskne,” that could look like redness, irritation, or pimples around your cheeks, mouth and jawline.
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July 14, 2020

5 Summer Skincare Tips for Healthy Skin!
For many, summer is the best time of the year with its long days, endless bbq’s, and time underneath the sun. With all the fun we’re having outdoors and getting our tan on, we need to be extra cautious of our skin health and make sure that we’re still moisturizing and protecting with SPF. 
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July 13, 2020

How to Perform a Skin Check on Yourself
Skin cancer is one of the few cancers that if caught early, can be treated, including melanoma, the deadliest form of the disease. In addition to your yearly skin evaluation with a dermatologist, another important key in prevention and successful treatment is performing a personal skin exam. When the disease is found early, the survival rate is an amazing 99%.
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July 1, 2020

MYTH OR FACT: Does the sun clear acne? ☀️
There are many benefits to the sun. It can lift our mood, help create vitamin D which is essential for healthy and strong bones, and according to many people, it helps with acne. Unfortunately for the sun bakers out there, this is outright wrong as sunlight can actually trigger a particular variety of acne known as Acne Aestivalis, more commonly known as Mallorcan Acne. And while you may not care about the formal names of this reaction, what you should know is that it darkens the appearance of acne scars, or hyperpigmentation. GASP! This may come as a shock to you if you grew up listening to a mother or grandmother tell you that the sun in fact does help with acne. 

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June 17, 2020

Help Your Teen Eliminate Acne 🚫🔴
For a teenager, no time of year holds more promise than summer, when they have longer days and fewer responsibilities. They treasure the chance to relax, watching hours of TV or hanging out at the beach with their friends. Still, there’s one little assignment we’d like to suggest for this summer — and that is banishing acne and uncovering clearer skin!
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