zits
It's looking like a long road back to an India-Jewel-level ass from here.
in

Jan 8, 2013 at 10:30am | 452 comments

healthy
Yes, I’ll admit it –- I’m a grown woman who’d rather look good than be sane.
fat
acne
While I’ve yet to meet a dermatologist who’s on the no-dairy bandwagon, almost every single esthetician has the exact opposite opinion.
in

Jan 31, 2014 at 9:00am | 301 comments

facials
clairsonic
It’s like that Josh Hartnett movie "30 Days of Night" but, like, with my face.
accutane
I signed some papers that said the manufacturer wouldn’t be responsible for my death or deformities in fetuses, yadda yadda yadda, something about suicide and permanent damage to your intestines, blah blah, sure I’ll sign!
in

Jan 8, 2014 at 9:00am | 206 comments

shoppables
Logically I know that pushing at a blackhead until it erupts is only going to make things worse. And yet!
in

Jan 18, 2013 at 2:00pm | 197 comments

pcos
I am, and always have been, absolutely desperate for clear(er) skin. I will literally do just about anything.
in

Jan 24, 2014 at 5:00pm | 178 comments

jeans
I’ve owned a ton of different kind of jeans in all different price ranges and styles, but in the end, Acne had me (and my bubble butt) at hello!
cleansing
acne
With no make up, and a thin layer of sweaty sheen, my scarred skin seemed to glow obnoxiously, made all the more noticeable by my hair pulled back tight off my face. But my skin never prevented me from becoming a dynamic dancer with confidence in her abilities.
sweatshirts
It is by far the best thing that ever happened to my wardrobe.
face wash
It feels like I'm on an eternal search for acne clearing products.
in

May 20, 2014 at 9:00am | 116 comments

you are the advice columnist
acne
Back in high school, when everyone’s skin was freakin’ out real bad, I would respond to my friends' complaints about their acne by telling them, “I don’t know what you’re talking about," because, “I’ve never had a pimple.” What. A. Dick.
acne
I had all but given up on my ridiculously bad skin, which had gotten so bad that I was avoiding mirrors. But then I found a holistic dermatologist -- and he changed my f-ing LIFE!
in

May 22, 2012 at 10:00am | 82 comments

acne
This week in Acne Awareness Month I try an alternative skin treatment -- talk therapy.
stretch marks
ACTUAL LAYERS of my skin peeled away while my stretch marks remained. They were indestructible.
acne
acne
This wedding season, skip the beaded strapless number and go for something you would wear in real life.
acne
If there's something out there that can help me get great skin, I'm down to give it a go.