Premenstrual acne flares are a common phenomenon, with almost one-half of females reporting that their acne gets worse prior to their menstrual period. These acne flares are generally attributable changing hormone levels during different stages of the menstrual cycle. At certain phases, levels of sebum (oil) on the skin increase, which also results in an… Read More
Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid are both recommended topical treatments for the management of acne, but differ in the manner in which they work. Bacteria (P. acnes) on the skin are key factor involved in the development of acne lesions, so reducing the number of bacteria on the skin can help reduce inflammation and clogging… Read More
The cold winter months can be hard on your skin. But if you take care of yourself properly you can minimize the effects of the harsh Canadian weather and keep your face smooth and smiling. To help you beat the dropping temperatures we have 3 tips to protect your skin and keep you smooth and acne… Read More
Did You Know: Foods that are high in antioxidants are good for your skin and can help to prevent acne breakouts? It’s true! So, the next time you make a grocery list, keep these 10 foods in mind and up your antioxidant intake to help keep your skin healthy and clear of blemishes. Here are… Read More
I have been struggling with acne since a very long time and Benzagel is the only product that helped me. Check out my full review on it, as well as tips, on my blog: “I have used so many different products. Some of them did not work and the ones that did, worked only for… Read More
There are many “home remedies” that are purported to help improve or even “cure” acne; however, for the most part, there is little scientific evidence to show that these treatments are safe and effective. Toothpaste, for example, is reported anecdotally to dry out acne lesions when applied overnight. However, toothpaste includes many ingredients that are… Read More
Ron Pohar, BScPhm. R.Ph.
Pharmacist in Residence
Ron Pohar completed a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree at the University of Alberta in 1995 and is a Clinical Pharmacist at Myros Pharmacy in Edmonton’s inner city. Ron has published a number of articles and continuing education lessons, and is a recipient of both the Award of Excellence and the Centennial Award of Distinction from the Alberta College of Pharmacists. He is the former Continuing Education Chair of the Capital Health Region Pharmacists Association and was a founding board member of the Pharmacists Association of Alberta (RxA).