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Work Out for Healthy Skin

Holly Anne Alviar

Tags acne, exercise, glow, skincare, workout, wrinkles

Work Out for Healthy Skin

You may have heard that aerobic exercise is good for your skin, but how? Here are 4 great ways that exercise can improve skin. 1. Acne ReductionRegular physical activity will help to increase blood circulation and nourish skin. Blood and oxygen flowing through the skin help to draw out toxins in the body, including toxins, oil and dirt out of the pores.Exercise also produces endorphins that help to reduce stress levels. Stress reduction and endorphins will help to decrease cortisol levels that provoke acne.2. Better SleepExercise helps you to rest and sleep better. Your body and skin repair itself when you...


Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation is NOT "Acne Scarring"

Holly Anne Alviar

Tags acne, Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

Since Acne Vulgaris is the number one skin disorder in America, I get a lot of acneic clients that come in and ask me about how to get rid of acne scars. Sometimes it is acne scarring, but most times, what they are actually pointing out, are the dark marks or discoloration where they have had active acne. Those dark spots are called Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation, aka PIP or PIH. Post-inflammatory pigmentation occurs as the body's defense mechanism in response to inflammation of acne, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis or injury. Luckily, the pigmentation will fade with time and there are several different ways to treat...