The reason Burt's Bees gets poor marks from both dermatologists and consumers is that the the base formula contains almost 30% alcohol, which makes it too drying and irritating to consider at all, not to mention that alcohol stimulates oil production at the base of your pores, causes free-radical damage, makes skin redder, and impairs healing. To further exacerbate the problem, this product contains oils of juniper, lemon, and eucalyptus, which only serve to make blemished skin look worse and to impede skin's healing process. More Information
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.