Ellen and Hannah have acne, and they want to shout it to the world! With a sprinkle of humor and a dash of cynicism, they'll share conversations with dermatologists, influencers and possibly their moms about the genetic curse of adult acne.
Spring's Hottest Accessory: The Microbiome
Hi Zitties! We took a week off from publishing, but now we're back with an episode on 🦠THE MICROBIOME🦠To cover this topic, we're leaning on the 2020 book Clean: The New Science of Skin. There's a vast ecosystem on your face that affects your health and appearance, and it's a beautiful thing. We'll talk about prebiotics, probiotics and the new Wild West of microbiome-targeting skincare, PLUS a chat about why skincare isn’t well-regulated in the United States. Finally, if you don't already love ceramides, we'll give you another reason!
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Two Soaps? Too Complicated!
Doo doo doo doo! Today, we're talking about 🌱clean beauty🌿 and the overwhelming number of skincare products on the market that promise prettiness, hope and a "natural" lifestyle. To discuss this topic, we're leaning on the excellent research by James...
No Shame in the Accutane Game
Accutane, AKA Isotretinoin, is a controversial drug in the skincare world. WHyyyy? Well, it's a super-powered retinoid for treating severe acne, and it has some pretty wicked side effects. Ellen's enduring this treatment in real time after getting her...
The Scars We Carry
CW: Discussion of surgery, injuries and a car accident.Scars: whether from a surgery or an accident, these physical reminders of trauma contain emotion, pain and history. In this episode, we chat with Liz Sexton, a dear friend and badass woman, about...
Re-Release: Pretty and Zitty
About a year ago, we recorded our first episode for Pretty Zitty, detailing our struggles with "problem skin." We sat on the interview for awhile, afraid to put our most personal and embarrassing stories out into the ether. But! Lucky for you (lol, jk)...
You Gotta Be Proactiv
In the words of Diddy, "It preserves my sexy." Yep, we're talking about Proactiv, the famous infomercial skincare regimen. Truth be told, neither of us have actually used their products, but we nevertheless did a deep dive into their products, history...
I’ve been looking for a specific podcast about skin as I struggle with my own skin problems. THIS IS IT! These girls are so funny and relatable it feels like I’m talking to my old friends. A must listen!!