Back in July, I sat down with chemist, organic skincare founder and former rosacea and acne sufferer, Marie Veronique, and in-demand Bay-area facialist, Kristina Holey, to pick their brains for answers to my biggest skincare questions: Is candida linked to perioral dermatitis? Are some people predestined to develop rosacea? Does retinol thin your skin? Can you use retinol if you have rosacea or PD? Do lasers cause premature aging with consistent use? And more. The answers below will make you cringe and gasp as you recall everything you’ve done in opposition to this sage advice.   Marie: It’s interesting and…

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Each week we explore your questions in Ask An Aesthetician with Seti Mayet; former instructor at the International Dermal Institute and founder of skin care practice, Enliven Your Skin, in Los Angeles, CA. Check out last week’s question – “Does eating dairy cause breakouts?” – and if you have any, send us your questions via social media or email!  Hi Seti, I have little bumps on the back of my arms. What are they and how do I get rid of them?  Seti: What you’re describing sounds like a classic case of KP or Keratosis Pilaris. Keratosis pilaris (KP) is keratinization of…

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Each week we explore your questions in Ask An Aesthetician with Seti Mayet; former instructor at the International Dermal Institute and founder of skin care practice, Enliven Your Skin, in Los Angeles, CA. Check out last week’s question – “How do I pop a pimple without leaving a scar?” and send us your questions via social media or email.  Hi Seti, will eating dairy cause acne breakouts? And if so, is it safe to apply products topically with dairy in them, like milk or yogurt? Seti: There is growing evidence to support a link between heavy or regular consumption of milk and…

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