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November 3, 2022

Should We Be Normalizing Acne?

with podcast guest

Cheryl Woodman

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Cheryl Woodman is a scientist, award-winning skincare formulator, acne expert, and creator of Honesty For Your Skin – a safe space where you can find science-based skin help. Cheryl also runs an online Acne Clinic where she helps women ‘who’ve tried everything under the sun and feel stuck at rock bottom’ re-find healthy, happy skin they feel comfortable and confident in. Cheryl wholeheartedly believes if you understand the underlying biological changes of what’s causing your skin to become acne-prone, you can be empowered to take back control of your skin health without the need for acne meds.

In this episode, Cheryl breaks down the science behind why we get acne and gives some amazing solutions and resources for acne-prone skin. We talk about skin biology, what happens when you have a breakout, why eating healthy isn’t always enough, what you can do for hormonal acne, what to look for in skincare products, how to understand the signals your skin shares, and so much more!

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Highlights

  • The increasing prevalence of acne
  • What happens in our skin biology when we break out
  • Why food is a massive trigger for acne
  • Why some of us get acne while others don’t
  • Hormone testing and why “normal” might not be normal for you
  • It’s important to understand how to support your ideal skin health when you have acne
  • Keeping the skin pH in balance
  • The conventional approach to acne and the problem with using the pill as a bandaid solution for acne
  • Acne as an early warning system
  • There are so many different triggers for acne
  • The gut-brain-skin axis
  • How sun-induced oxidation of sebum can contribute to acne
  • Why maskne happens
  • The risk of normalizing acne
  • Understanding the signals your skin sends you
  • Working on upstream hormonal inputs to start addressing hormonal acne
  • Everybody has the ability to have clear skin
  • Cheryl’s top recommendations for starting to heal your skin

Resources

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Brooke Scheller is a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition and Certified Nutrition Specialist in New York City. She specializes in using nutrition and functional medicine practices

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