Does Retin-A Cream actually CAUSE more breakouts?!

Were you prescribed Retin-A (or the generic, tretinoin) *cream* for your acne? 
Check the ingredients for isopropyl myristate – it’s an emollient in the product and is highly comedogenic- meaning that ingredient will likely break you out. 
Seems a little counterproductive in an acne cream, right?

Please contact our spa here in Sheboygan- we can help guide you to clear skin! 


Essential Fatty Acids for Skin Health

Basically every skin condition can be traced back to one main cause:  The lack of enough good fatty acids in the diet.  Fat free and low-fat diets are a main culprit!

This can be easily addressed with supplements- Omegas are a great place to start.   
There are a few different brand/ formulas of Omegas that I really like, and I like to switch it up, bottle by bottle, or combine 2 or three different kinds during the day.  I’ve been told that a good amount of Omegas are between 1000mg all the way up to 3,000 mg.  I’m not a doctor, and I don’t even play one on tv, so be sure to double check with your Dr or nutritionist for the right dosage for you.

A vegan choice would be Ahiflower Oil, or this plant-based “MegaX” blend Omega 3, 6, & 9, and a traditional formula would be this fish oil supplement.

Birth Control pills can actually make your acne worse!

Sometimes doctors will prescribe birth control pills to try to help a woman manage her acne- but did you know there are certain ones that can actually make acne WORSE?!  

In Specktra6’s acne management program, what to look for in a birth control pill is one of the many things we cover to help you get clear!  Contact us today to set up a consultation.  920.550.1684 or

Are peanut butter sandwiches your fave? Why you shouldn’t indulge if you are acne prone!

Peanuts are phyto-androgenic, meaning they mimic testosterone in the body. Ingesting them causes an increase in oil production and follicular inflammation. This is a recipe for breakouts (and also very similar to what happens in women’s bodies with premenstrual breakouts). 

Skip the peanut butter- try cashew butter or sun butter (sunflower seed) instead! 

4 Ingredients You Won’t Find in Our SPF

Four common sunscreen ingredients were shown to kill or bleach coral at extremely low concentrations (as low as one drop in 6.5 Olympic sized swimming pools).

1 Oxybenzone (Benzophenone-3, BP-3) – Sunscreen ingredient that disrupts coral reproduction, causes coral bleaching, and damages coral DNA. Oxybenzone is found in over 3500 sunscreen products worldwide.

2 Butylparaben – Preservative ingredient shown to cause coral bleaching.

3 Octinoxate (Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate) – Sunscreen ingredient shown to cause coral bleaching.

4 Methylbenzylidene camphor (4MBC) – Sunscreen ingredient shown to cause coral bleaching. Allowed in Europe and Canada, not in USA or Japan.

Specktra6 Tinted SPF (a physical formula) is free of all 4 and reef safe!!