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Ask Curology: Is blue light good or bad for skin?

Can too much screen time cause skin damage? This is what we know.

Jun 14 • 5 min read

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

Ask Curology: Your skin’s moisture barrier

The facts about fixing your damaged skin barrier

Mar 3 • 4 min read

Ask Curology: Do I have perioral dermatitis?

What to do if you have a flaky, peely rash on your face.

Feb 24 • 3 min read

Ask Curology: Skin Vitamins, A-Z

The science behind skincare you can swallow.

Feb 9 • 5 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

Ask Curology: My breakouts stopped. What’s next?

What to keep doing for your skin once your acne clears up.

Jan 11 • 3 min read

Ask Curology: Is it folliculitis?

What causes these tiny bumps, and how can you treat them?

Dec 21, 2020 • 4 min read

Ask Curology: Is isotretinoin safe to use?

What you should know about this acne medication, including the potential side effects.

Dec 4, 2020 • 5 min read

Ask Curology: Should I be dry brushing my skin?

How (and why) to dry brush, according to science.

Nov 12, 2020 • 5 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

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

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

Ask Curology: Can stress cause wrinkles?

How “worry lines” got their name

Aug 14, 2020 • 4 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

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

Ask Curology: Can eating the right food make you look younger?

The truth about anti-aging food

Jun 30, 2020 • 5 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

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

Ask Curology: Should I use a skincare fridge?

Genius skincare storage idea, or waste of space?

May 27, 2020 • 4 min read

Ask Curology: what causes oily skin

Tip for oily skin from a Curology medical provider

May 11, 2020 • 4 min read

Ask Curology: How do I take care of my combination skin?

What to do when just “dry” or “oily” doesn’t fit the bill

Apr 27, 2020 • 4 min read

Ask Curology: Does popping a pimple spread infection?

What really happens when a pimple gets popped

Apr 16, 2020 • 4 min read

Ask Curology: How to prevent and treat whiteheads

Spoiler alert: don’t pop!

Apr 3, 2020 • 4 min read

Ask Curology: How to get rid of chest acne

The causes of chest acne and treatment options

Mar 20, 2020 • 5 min read

Ask Curology: How to get rid of dark spots

Treating melasma, hyperpigmentation, and sun spots

Mar 6, 2020 • 4 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

Ask Curology: How do I get rid of hormonal acne?

The causes of acne on your jawline, neck, and chin

Feb 19, 2020 • 4 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

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

Ask Curology: waxing on tretinoin — is it safe?

How to avoid rashes and other side effects

Jan 8, 2020 • 3 min read

Ask Curology: Is my cold breaking me out?

The real reason you get acne flares when you’re sick.

Dec 23, 2019 • 4 min read

Ask Curology: tretinoin vs. retinol

What’s the difference between these retinoids?

Dec 10, 2019 • 4 min read

Ask Curology: do charcoal masks work?

The real benefits of charcoal, according to medicine.

Nov 15, 2019 • 3 min read

Ask Curology: 5 ways to brighten dull skin

How to make your skin glow, according to science

Nov 4, 2019 • 5 min read

Ask Curology: What is my dry skin trying to tell me?

What your skin can reveal about your health

Aug 29, 2019 • 4 min read

Ask Curology: is my acne face wash making me break out?

Some anti-acne products may make it worse, but don’t worry: it gets better.

Aug 19, 2019 • 4 min read

Ask Curology: why is my face red?

An expert explains how to reduce redness in skin

Aug 8, 2019 • 10 min read

Ask Curology: I popped a pimple! Now what?!

How to heal a popped pimple and prevent acne scars

May 14, 2019 • 5 min read

Ask Curology: why is my skin getting worse???

Purging: when your skin gets worse before it gets better

Apr 17, 2019 • 5 min read

Ask Curology: retinoids or retinol

Q: “I started using retinol and my face is peeling off??”

Apr 9, 2019 • 7 min read
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