Acne is one of the most common skin problems, affecting about 90% of all people at some time during their life. Most common in adolescence and early adulthood, acne is often characterized by oily skin, clogged pores, and pimples. Acne is caused by a combination of genetic and hormonal factors. Stress, diet, and external factors (such as certain skin care products or routines) can aggravate acne. While managing stress and improving diet can often help alleviate breakouts, selecting a good skin care routine is an important component to successfully addressing acne.


Rosacea is a chronic condition characterized by redness, blushing or flushing, tiny, dilated blood vessels in the skin, and/or raised, red bumps on the cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin. Rosacea tends to affect adults with fair skin complexions and those with genetic predisposition. People with rosacea usually have more sensitive skin and can experience flares in symptoms with various triggers such as warmth, cold, sun exposure, stress, alcohol, and hot or spicy foods. Avoidance of these triggers as well as implementing a skin care routine that calms the skin can help manage the symptoms of rosacea.


Most people experience dry skin at some point in their lives, but those with persistent dry skin can be predisposed to developing eczema. Dry skin can occur due to a variety of factors, including cold, dry weather, genetics, and harsh cleansers or soaps. For those with dry skin or milder forms of eczema, skin care precautions may be able to help control flares. Minimizing hot showers and exposure to irritants or triggers (such as scented perfumes, harsh soaps, scented detergents, etc.) can reduce flares. Gentle cleansers and consistent daily moisturizing can also improve the skin barrier and help alleviate symptoms of excessive dry skin.