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Teen acne sparks issues with confidence and looks

Teen acne sparks issues with confidence and looks

Editorial Board February 3, 2017

Lizzie Bruce While almost all students get acne at some point due to puberty, genetics or environmental triggers, harsh stigma and lack of media representation can make acne-stricken teens feel abnormal...

Although incorporating skin care into cosmetics has
recently become one of the trendier makeup optons,
product effectiveness oftentimes does not transcend
beyond marketing the product itself.

Beauty becomes skin-deep

Effectively marketed, skin care-centric cosmetics may not follow through on claims.
India Thieriot, News Editor February 1, 2017

Inside the cardboard box senior Charlotte Cobb ordered a week earlier was pink glossy lining and black block letters reading “Skin first. Makeup second.” In addition to the cleanser and moisturizer...

Acne, a chronic inflammatory skin condition, is characterized by blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and deeper lumps that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms.

Acne types go beyond the surface

From blackheads to cysts, breakouts can be a major factor in self-image issues.
Lisabelle Panossian, Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2017

After reluctantly rolling out of bed in the morning, many adolescents meet a mirror to what can be an aggravating revelation of painful red bumps or small black and white spots, that somehow emerged overnight. “It...

Clearing up the issue

Clearing up the issue

From causes to cosmetics, skin-consciousness is on adolescents’ minds while on the brink of — and entering — young adulthood.
February 1, 2017

Using the pill

Using ‘the pill’

Teens use oral contraceptives to regulate hormones and treat severe acne.
India Thieriot, News Editor January 5, 2017

While asking for birth control pills can often be an awkward conversation between mother and daughter because of its association with sexual activity, BCPs can also be used to alleviate menstrual cramps,...

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