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Biore Steam Wash

Biore'® Steam Activated Wash

Steam isn't good for your skin. It can cause capillaries to surface, resulting in persistent redness or thread-like broken blood vessels. Steam also doesn't open pores, because pores do not have an open/close feature like window blinds. Concentrated steam causes the skin to become engorged with water, which swells pores, but that's not the same as opening them. Even if steaming skin was somehow good for it (one more point: steaming doesn't purge toxins from skin, either), this cleanser is terrible and the claims are silly. It contains a very drying detergent cleansing agent along with peppermint and menthol.

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If you have acne, you likely have many questions about causes and treatments.

Only a generation ago, it was thought that eating too many sweet or greasy foods caused acne; now doctors know much more about why breakouts happen and how to treat them. This section addresses common questions about acne.