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"As an adult I found having acne even more difficult."

“I thought that in my 20s I would be having the time of my life but instead I was staying inside on weekends and covering my face up in makeup to hide from the world. I can honestly say that to date, this time was the worst and most emotional of my life.”
– Cara, 23

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Summer skin – sun smart tips to deal with acne

It’s that time of year again – hot days, warm nights and holidays on the upside; mozzies, sweat and sunburn on the downside! Dealing with acne in the hotter months can also be a bit tricky so here’s some simple tips to save your skin and keep your acne in check this summer.


Tech tools for acne – are we there yet?

They say there’s an app for everything and acne is no exception. However when it comes to tech tools for your health, there’s a lot at stake, especially when you’re dealing with a frustrating and emotionally charged medical condition such as acne!


Neutrogena Acne Mask recall

The Neutrogena Visibly Clear Light Therapy Acne Mask has been recalled because of the potential for eye damage in people with particular eye conditions.