Skincare Tips Blog Posts

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Ask Curology: How long does it take to see results?

The truth about how long it takes for acne to go away

Mar 31 • 5 min read

Ingredient spotlight: Tretinoin

Do not fear the tret purge! Here’s all you need to know about using tretinoin.

Mar 24 • 3 min read

The best of caffeine in skincare

Top picks for skin products to perk your face up, just in time for Daylight Savings.

Mar 13 • 4 min read

My Curology journey: an inside look

What it’s like to work for us while being on your own skincare journey

Mar 9 • 3 min read

Ask Curology: Your skin’s moisture barrier

The facts about fixing your damaged skin barrier

Mar 3 • 4 min read

The two finger rule for sunscreen

This sun protection hack is simple — but does it work?

Feb 26 • 3 min read

Ingredient Spotlight: Squalane

What squalane does for skin (and why it’s better than similarly spelled squalene)

Feb 19 • 3 min read

Ask Curology: Skin Vitamins, A-Z

The science behind skincare you can swallow.

Feb 9 • 5 min read

Ice Rolling + Your Face

What you need to know about this cool facial fad

Jan 27 • 3 min read

Ask Curology: Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

Deep-set or brand new, here’s what to do for fading dark marks.

Jan 25 • 4 min read

Is Humanrace the future of skincare?

Pharrell Williams’ new brand values sustainability.

Jan 5 • 3 min read

The truth about reappearing blackheads

Those small black dots on your nose might not be acne after all.

Dec 23, 2020 • 3 min read

6 tips to help puffy eye bags

Simple fixes to help improve your under-eye texture

Dec 9, 2020 • 4 min read

Do you have skin allergies or just sensitive skin?

Hypoallergenic skincare, explained.

Nov 20, 2020 • 4 min read

Ingredient spotlight: Glycerin

Does this hydrator live up to the hype? Here’s what we know.

Nov 9, 2020 • 4 min read

Double cleansing by skin type

Cleansing oils for oily, sensitive, and dry skin

Nov 4, 2020 • 3 min read

Ask Curology: How to get rid of butt acne

Is a butt bump a pimple? The answer, according to science.

Oct 28, 2020 • 4 min read

Ask Curology: What does glycolic acid do?

Should you exfoliate with this alpha hydroxy acid?

Oct 20, 2020 • 4 min read

Pomade acne? Here’s what to do.

A quick guide to non-comedogenic hair products.

Oct 16, 2020 • 5 min read

Skincare in your 40’s (and beyond): Tips from Curology providers

Decoding anti-aging skincare, from wrinkle creams to serums and more.

Oct 12, 2020 • 5 min read

Foundation matching: how to find your undertone

Your skin has a secondary tone and it’s the key to finding your foundation shade

Oct 6, 2020 • 6 min read

Foundation matching: how to find your undertone

Your skin has a secondary tone and it’s the key to finding your foundation shade

Oct 6, 2020 • 6 min read

The #60SecondRule: do’s and don’ts

When washing your face for a full minute is doing too much

Sep 26, 2020 • 5 min read

Ask Curology: Is salicylic acid actually bad for your skin?

Is it safe to use salicylic acid every day? Here’s what we know.

Sep 24, 2020 • 4 min read

Why regular skin checks are a good idea

It’s never too late to start getting skin screenings

Sep 18, 2020 • 6 min read

Ask Curology: Is sleeping with makeup on really that bad?

How important is makeup remover in your PM routine?

Sep 14, 2020 • 3 min read

A Curology medical provider’s skincare routine

We’re trained to give you dermatology advice — but what do we put on our own faces?

Sep 11, 2020 • 4 min read

3 reasons your cosmetics are pilling

Why your makeup or skincare balls up like an old sweater

Aug 6, 2020 • 5 min read

3 reasons your cosmetics are pilling

Why your makeup or skincare balls up like an old sweater

Aug 6, 2020 • 5 min read

Anti-aging pillows and other bedtime stories

Can pillows and sheets turn back time? Here’s what we know.

Aug 4, 2020 • 3 min read

10 things to do while wearing a spot patch

Nothing can stop you — not even a sudden spot.

Jul 31, 2020 • 3 min read

Ask Curology: Can a spot patch get rid of pimples overnight?

The science of hydrocolloid bandages, explained.

Jul 30, 2020 • 4 min read

Meet Curology’s emergency spot patch

Get to know our dermatologist-designed hydrocolloid bandages — your new favorite backup plan.

Jul 27, 2020 • 3 min read

5 common face washing mistakes

Is your soap a big nope? Here’s how to tell.

Jul 24, 2020 • 3 min read

Ask Curology: What’s the difference between body and face acne?

How to treat acne, from head to toe

Jul 16, 2020 • 5 min read

Meet Curology’s new acne body wash

Our salicylic acid body wash for acne is coming to a shower near you.

Jul 14, 2020 • 4 min read

Skincare at home: chemical peels

Get your glycolic acid on without getting off the couch

Jul 7, 2020 • 3 min read

Gua sha facials: fact vs. fiction

Does this face sculpting technique really work?

Jul 3, 2020 • 4 min read

The best body lotions

The top 9 full-body moisturizers for dry skin

Jun 26, 2020 • 3 min read

Skincare through the decades

What to expect from your skin over time

Jun 25, 2020 • 6 min read

Ask Curology: Why do I have dry, flaky skin on my nose?

The real cause of your dry nose — and what to do about it.

Jun 23, 2020 • 4 min read

How does sunscreen really work?

7 FAQs about SPF, and why sunscreen should be your BFF

Jun 16, 2020 • 5 min read

Skincare for swimmers

No-breakout tips for before and after swimming

Jun 12, 2020 • 4 min read

The best moisturizers for oily skin

Mattifying facial lotions to help control oil

Jun 8, 2020 • 2 min read

Ask Curology: Can I get rid of dark under-eye circles?

Tips for dark circles, under-eye bags, and brightening things up.

Jun 4, 2020 • 3 min read

What’s your sun safety score?

10 tips to help protect your skin from UV rays

Jun 2, 2020 • 3 min read

Does drinking water benefit skin?

How skin hydration actually works.

May 20, 2020 • 3 min read

Is coffee good or bad for your skin?

Caffeine in skincare, explained.

May 15, 2020 • 3 min read

Skincare at home

Easy self-care, no pants required

Apr 30, 2020 • 3 min read

Does makeup cause acne?

What to do about makeup breakouts.

Apr 24, 2020 • 3 min read

3 skincare routines for minimalists

Simple skin regimens for less than 10 minutes

Apr 13, 2020 • 4 min read

Ask Curology: How to prevent and treat whiteheads

Spoiler alert: don’t pop!

Apr 3, 2020 • 4 min read

What to expect with tranexamic acid

Is this ingredient right for your hyperpigmentation cream?

Mar 30, 2020 • 2 min read

Acne around your mouth? Here’s what to do.

How to treat the pimples on and around your lips.

Mar 16, 2020 • 3 min read

Ask Curology: Why is my skin red and itchy?

Red, itchy skin can happen with prescription skincare — here’s what you can do

Feb 26, 2020 • 3 min read

Is this ingredient the best blackhead remover?

What causes blackheads and how to get rid of them

Feb 14, 2020 • 3 min read

Ask Curology: what does vitamin C do for your skin?

How to reap the benefits of topical vitamin C for the skin

Feb 6, 2020 • 4 min read

5 DIY skincare trends: facts vs. fiction

Celery juice for acne and other wellness trends, myth-busted

Jan 22, 2020 • 3 min read

Ask Curology: how do I get rid of acne scars?

Boxcar, ice pick, and rolling scars — can they be healed?

Jan 20, 2020 • 3 min read

Large pores and how to shrink them

How to get rid of enlarged pores, according to dermatologists

Jan 14, 2020 • 4 min read

Minimalist skincare: the truth

The essential steps of face care routines and how to order them

Jan 10, 2020 • 2 min read

Ask Curology: waxing on tretinoin — is it safe?

How to avoid rashes and other side effects

Jan 8, 2020 • 3 min read

Skin purging vs. breaking out

New year, same skin goals? Read this.

Jan 6, 2020 • 3 min read

The elimination diet for acne

How to avoid food that causes pimples

Dec 20, 2019 • 3 min read

The best clay face masks under $15

Before you buy bulk clay, read this.

Dec 17, 2019 • 4 min read

5 ways to reduce a pimple overnight

Trying to get rid of pimples fast? Read this first.

Oct 28, 2019 • 5 min read

No more winter skin woes

At last, the best face moisturizer for dry skin in winter.

Oct 20, 2019 • 3 min read

5 tips to heal dry, flaky skin

Remedies for scaly skin on your feet to dry skin on your face

Oct 14, 2019 • 4 min read

Dermaplaning fact vs. fiction

How to dermaplane at home with no regrets

Sep 20, 2019 • 5 min read

Is the pregnancy glow real?

Pregnancy skincare tips & why you’re glowing when you’re expecting

Sep 13, 2019 • 6 min read

Forehead acne: what’s up with that?

The causes of pimples on the forehead

Sep 3, 2019 • 3 min read

Ask Curology: why is my face red?

An expert explains how to reduce redness in skin

Aug 8, 2019 • 10 min read

10 quick travel skin tips

A no breakout how-to for summer wanderlust

Aug 2, 2019 • 6 min read

Alcohol and acne: can drinking cause breakouts?

The negative effects of alcohol on skin (drink responsibly!)

Apr 20, 2019 • 3 min read

5 Myths About Acne, Debunked

Our skincare survey reveals some common misconceptions

Jul 26, 2018 • 3 min read

Skincare for Men: From Effortless to Treat Yo’ Self

The guys behind Curology reveal their real everyday skincare routines (or lack thereof)

Jun 25, 2018 • 5 min read

Pore Strips and Blackhead Vacuums: Yay or Nay?

The right (and wrong) way to purge your pores

Jun 15, 2018 • 3 min read

8 DIY Skincare Treatments That Are Actually Bad For Your Skin

Don’t try this at home.

May 22, 2018 • 5 min read

Skincare Myth: “The Burn Means It’s Working!”

If you feel the burn, you’re doing it wrong.

May 3, 2018 • 4 min read

How To Treat Post-Acne Spots

Post-acne spots and scars, and how to treat them

Apr 11, 2018 • 2 min read

How To Determine Your Skin Type

Spoiler: There’s no right answer.

Mar 30, 2018 • 2 min read

10 Skincare Myths Debunked by Pros

What gets under our skin? Incorrect skincare advice — and there’s a lot of it out there.

Mar 22, 2018 • 4 min read

Your Ultimate Guide to Physical Exfoliation

Especially in a cold, dry winter, exfoliation — removing old, dead cells from the surface of your skin — can be a great way to maintain healthy, clear skin.

Oct 24, 2017 • 1 min read

The Guide to Big Zits

A hard look at big fat zits.

May 4, 2017 • 1 min read
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