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The Key to Acne-Free Summer Skin

Break out your swimsuit, shades, and sandals--summer temperatures are heating up, and beach days and barbecues are on the way. The only thing that could put a damper on your festivities? Annoying acne breakouts. Don't let skin concerns get in the way of your next pool party. Dr. Schultz has some tips to keep your skin clear this summer.  "To address summer skin issues – including acne – glycolic exfoliation is key! Gentle... Read more >

How to Minimize the Look of Large Pores

"This is an issue that drives many of my patients crazy," says Dr. Schultz. "Enlarged pores are the antithesis of soft, gentle skin." Those large pores are caused by swollen, engorged oil glands resulting from the sebaceous follicular canal being clogged, giving the skin's surface a thick, cobblestoned look-- much like the orange pictured above. The oil collects in the pores, and dirt from the air gets trapped in the... Read more >

Is It Safe to Use Benzoyl Peroxide?

Is it safe? Benzoyl peroxide is an ingredient that many dermatologists depend on to help solve their patients' acne issues. So it's no surprise that there are dozens of over the counter products that feature this ingredient. The FDA, however, is not as enamored with Benzoyl peroxide. After many years of debate, benzoyl peroxide has been placed on the "GRASE" list, which stands for "generally recognized as safe and effective."... Read more >

A Simple Routine for Clearing Acne

Cleanse and Tone Properly cleansing your face twice a day is a necessary step for everyone despite your skin type. Use a skin type appropriate cleanser to wash your face morning and night. Then, follow with a toner to ensure that all the dirt has been removed and that there are no traces of face wash left over. Exfoliate This step is only to be done at night. In the... Read more >

Shopping for Acne Products

Water Based Water based products have mostly water and only a small amount of oil, if any. This is a good thing if you have acne, as adding more oil to an oily face will only lead to more breakouts. Oil-Free Just what it sounds like, oil-free products do not contain any oil. Again, these are a great choice for people with oily skin. Non-clogging These products have been shown... Read more >

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