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27 Mar

What is Adult Acne?

More people are suffering from breakouts than ever before, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Dermatology’s annual meeting this March.  Even though over 50% of adults continue to get acne well into adulthood, if you are over 18 and have acne, it’s easy to feel like you’re the only one.  It’s mortifying […]

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27 Mar

Secret Acne Cures

Secret Acne Cures! Secret Acne Cure! Acne Free in 3 Days! Clear Skin Overnight! Oh, how the acne sufferer hopes and wishes these ads could be true. I see these ads every day and I have to laugh. The old adage “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” is true here. […]

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27 Mar

Ethnic Skin- How is it Different?

How is it different? People of Middle Eastern, Hispanic, Asian, and African descent have skin that can differ in significant ways from the skin of those with a primarily European background. Regardless of your ethnicity, it is important to keep these differences in mind when selecting your own acne treatments and products. People of color, including […]

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27 Mar

Acne Mechanica

Have you ever noticed getting acne wherever your skin is constantly rubbed on, like wearing a hat or helmet, or playing the violin?  You are victim of acne mechanica. Acne mechanica is acne that is caused by skin friction, heat, pressure on the skin, or when skin isn’t exposed to the air. Sweaty, constantly rubbed […]

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27 Mar

Whiteheads and Getting Rid of them

What Are Whiteheads? A whitehead is called a “closed come done”.  It is basically a blackhead that has not “matured” into a blackhead yet, as the pore remains closed.  Because the pore is closed to air, it does not discolor like the blackhead does. It just looks like congestion and bumps under the skin.  This […]

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27 Mar

Birth Control and Acne

Birth control pills, IUDs, implants and shots are widely used today and prescribed often as a means to control acne. Most forms of birth control can have the potential to cause acne and weight gain in those susceptible. Typically birth control is divided up as estrogen or progestin dominant and have varying degrees of androgenic […]

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27 Mar

Swimmers

If you often battle body acne, do you notice breakouts the more you hit the pool? Swimming pool disinfectants contain iodides and chlorine. These ingredients are a recipe for disaster for acne-prone pool lovers. Iodides and chlorine can remain in the water, causing skin problems for frequent swimmers. The combination of the physical exercise of swimming […]

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27 Mar

Does My Workout cause Acne?

Folliculitis Have you ever noticed that you have mysterious bumps that appear after working out? Is it sweat that causes acne? No, sweating does not cause acne. But, if you get bumps that look like acne from working out and/or sweating, what you may be experiencing is something called folliculitis—aka pityrosporum folliculitis. It is an […]

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27 Mar

How to Get Rid of Body Acne

Body acne is frustrating and embarrassing for those who suffer from it. Who can remember a skipped school dance or a missed afternoon with friends at the beach because of this annoying condition? Understanding what kind of acne you have is the first step in correctly treating it. Using the right products in the right […]

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