Zit Happens

An over-the-counter (or nonprescription) pill claiming to “cure” acne sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? We’re sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but that’s because...

I often get compliments on my skin from people telling me that I’m so lucky, and they’re not wrong — if you look at me on any given day, my skin is clear. I rarely wake up with pimples,...

Navigating the world of acne is no easy feat — there are hundreds of products on the market geared toward treating it and endless contradicting advice on what to do if you have it. But before you even...

Let’s face it: acne anywhere on your body can be frustrating. Some skin types are more prone to acne, and especially so when exposed to bacteria, oil, sweat, and inflammation. Then, with the hotter...

I can’t count how many times I have been told that I’m “glowing.” The compliment seems to slip off one’s tongue like turpentine around pregnant people. And while I know it’s...

Acne and the scars it sometimes leaves behind are just a part of life for the 50 million people in the US who experience breakouts. It can occur at any age or place, from the schoolroom to the boardroom....

When Topicals Don’t Make a Difference, It May Be Time to Ask About Oral Acne Medications Whether you’re a teenager experiencing your first bout of breakouts or an adult who thought your...

I’ve had acne for most of my life and, as a result, have pretty much heard and tried it all. One of the most commonly asked and widely debated skin-care question is: does toothpaste help with zits?...

The thought of wearing a tank top isn’t something that should cause anyone anxiety, but for me, it does. I’ve always had acne, but thankfully, I figured out a routine on how combat my...

8 Editors Share Their Biggest Acne Confessions, Because Zits Happen to All of Us Having acne can make you do some pretty rash things to get rid of it. Think: applying toothpaste to a zit, spending more...

The Best Online Acne Resources You Can Access Anytime, Anywhere Acne can be difficult enough to deal with on its own, but dealing with the skin condition in the middle of a pandemic or when your dermatologist...

The Life Cycle of a Pimple and How to Treat Each Stage, According to Dr. Pimple Popper We all know that dreaded feeling when a new pimple starts to form deep under the skin — the painful sensation...