Robyn’s Blog

Foods Can Aggravate Acne

Certain foods can and will aggravate your acne. There are aggravators of acne and the cause of acne. Removing as many of these aggravators from your diet can really support your skin clearing faster. Treating the cause of acne takes a trained, educated and experienced...

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What is Acne Boot Camp?

What is Acne Boot Camp? Does is sound scary? It might sound scary but it is very effective in clearing Acne. This program is not a "one size fits all program". It is designed to your skin and what kind os acne you have. You will discuss your sensitivities, medical...

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Dairy Products Aggravate Acne

Dairy products are not recommended for clients suffering Acne. Why? Cows in the country are given growth hormones so they will produce more and grow fasters. These hormones cause infections and then the cows get infections. these infections are then treated with...

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Compliance.

  I have my share of clients who don't always do what they should do at home, and some whose parents insist they are doing it and it is my products that are not working. I can tell by looking at their skin what isn't going on at home. I have always struggled to...

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Are Your Acne Products making Your Skin Worse?

 Acne products that make acne worse? No. You just spent a fortune at the store on MORE acne products. But it’s true. You won’t believe how many products, even those advertised for acne, are pore-clogging! “How can this be?” you may be asking yourself. “An acne product...

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Is There an Upside to Having Acne?

People who have suffered acne may have the last laugh over their peers with perfect skin after research found that those who suffer from acne are likely to live long.  Their cells have a built-in protection against aging which is likely to make them look better in...

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Commitment: Clear Your Acne

Commitment to your individual Acne protocol is so important. If you, as the Acne sufferer, fall down on just one part of your protocol, your skin will not clear. I carefully assess your skin, its sensitivities, what kind of acne you have and then give you the home...

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Dry Skin is the Enemy of Clear Skin

Many times acne clients think that drying out the skin will make their acne go away faster. Sadly, that is not true. Dry skin causes more clumping of dead skin cells inside the pore. Acne does not need MORE dead, dry skin cells. Using you home care more often than you...

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Spot Treat Those Pimples!

I get asked all the time about spot treating. That treatment can dry up the pimples on the SURFACE of the skin but spot treating will not stop all the acne under the skin you haven't even seen yet. Remember, one pimple takes 90 days to form. So, we don't see what is...

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Sugar and Acne

  Our American diet is loaded with sugar, sugar, sugar. It is very addictive and very hard to stay away from when you eat processed foods. Ever wonder why children love catsup ? It is loaded with sugar. Start reading ingredients and look at the carbohydrate...

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Calcium is Important

  Consuming calcium without magnesium, Vitamin K and Vitamin D is at best ineffective and possibly dangerous. I work with many young athletes who want to get plenty of calcium. They can drink gallons of milk and ice cream. They also eat cheese and yogurt, all...

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Stress and Acne

Stress is a very real factor in skin issues, particularly ACNE. Many of my clients cite a period of stress as the trigger for their adult acne issues. There are very real metabolic effects of stress on skin, such as: * depletion of zinc * insulin resistance *...

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Acne…When Will I clear?

Everyone asks me this question. I always reply " As soon as you do the work!" Clearing acne is your job. I am here to coach you on your diet, what products are correct for your kind of acne and to provide the best professional treatments available. Some Acne...

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Super Greens and Acne

  Diet is so very important when clearing your Acne. Some of the things your THINK are good can actually FEED your acne.  Did you know that "super greens" such as Spirulina, Chlorella, Blue-Green Algae, Maca Powder and Seaweed are extremely triggering for acne...

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Why Omega 3 Fish Oil for Acne?

There sure has been a lot about fish oil and Omega 3 in the media lately.  It is a hot topic.  And no wonder.  9 out of 10 Americans do not eat enough Omega 3, and not enough Omega 3 can lead to all sorts of serious illnesses like arthritis, diabetes, depression, and...

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Comedogenicity…What Is IT?

Comedogenicity in cosmetic products has been studied for decades, but it has been a particularly hot topic the last few years. Clients and skin care professionals alike search through ingredient labels looking for terms such as “noncomedogenic” or “nonclogging,”...

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Attack on Benzoyl Peroxide?

Attack on Benzoyl Peroxide? For several years people have been bashing the use of Benzoyl Peroxide. Since I LOVE benzoyl peroxide for clearing my Acne clients, thought I would post this rebuttal to all the concerns about it.  This was written very eloquently by...

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Soy and Acne

Soy and Acne If you break out around the mouth and along your jawline, tofu and other soy foods could be to blame. And it’s all about the natural plant estrogens found in soybeans. Phytoestrogens mimic natural estrogen levels, and that throws off our hormones. Soy...

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What Makes Acne Products Effective

What makes acne products effective? They need to: Penetrate the inside of the pore, stopping acne where it starts. Help to keep the pore clear of dead skin cells. Kill bacteria inside the pore. Be non-comedogenic (nonpore-clogging) ingredients. We have found that acne...

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Micro needling and your skin

  There are a few issues and questions that have arisen, so I thought it would be helpful to clarify a few for any new needling enthusiasts: If you considering micro needling, take a minute or two to read this valuable information. 1. There is a distinct...

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