Acne Skincare Resources

  • Posted 09-25-2016

5 Surprising Facts You Might Not Know About Adult Acne

For some, acne is a reminder of our younger days, making our teen years, and social lives, that much harder to navigate. For countless others, that problem continues well into adulthood, or begins then, in a condition known as adult acne. Affecting people over the age of 25, this skin condition is common, though rarely talked about, which brings us to the question…

  • Posted 09-15-2016

Top 10 Facts About Adult Acne You Don’t Hear About

Anyone with acne tends to become somewhat of a skincare expert by necessity. We all know that too much oil can lead to acne breakouts, and many of us have spent countless hours and dollars trying out every acne-fighting ointment under the sun, to varying degrees of success. But did you know that there’s a lot about acne you probably don’t hear about?

  • Posted 09-12-2016

Top 4 Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting Rid of Your Adult Acne

Anyone with adult acne is probably well aware of the countless solutions being offered out there, from over the counter topical cleansers, to natural remedies, to prescription drugs. Because we live in a consumer-culture, we’re often directed to throw products, and money, at our problems, whatever they may be. With ads and commercials telling us what we need to do more of, it’s easy to overlook one very important question: what’s not working for my skin?

  • Posted 08-16-2016

Adult Acne and Aging: Coping With Acne Beyond Puberty

When you think of pimples and acne, the first image that usually comes to mind is the face of a teenager struggling with zits. A common misperception is that acne usually disappears after puberty. These days, adults with acne have become the norm.  In fact, recent statistics reported by the American Dermatology Association suggest that the median age for patients treated for acne has significantly increased over the last decade: from approximately 20.5 to 26.5 years of age. Doctors report that most adults (both men and women) who have experienced acne as teens (with oily skin prone to breakouts) are more likely to experience a reoccurrence in their adult life. 

  • Posted 07-28-2016

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and acne. Is there anything I can do?

It is not completely understood why or how the changes in the hormone levels occur in woman with Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).  PCOS can have a wide spectrum of symptoms due to the diversity of the syndrome.  A common denominator however is fluctuations in hormone levels including an increase in testosterone, both known as contributing factors for acne.  The ingredients present in AcnEase® are tailored to limit the negative impact of fluctuations in hormone levels and increases in free testosterone on the sebaceous glands that produce sebum (skin oil)

  • Posted 07-24-2016

A Quick Do’s and Don’ts Guide For Cystic Acne

Acne is acne, right? Yes and no. Some types are more mild, while others require more knowledge and treatment in order to experience relief. One such type of acne is called cystic acne.

  • Posted 01-19-2016

How to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads

Contrary to popular belief, whiteheads and blackheads are a form of acne. Making things very simple, acne may be divided into two categories: pimples & cysts and whiteheads & blackheads. Blackheads and whiteheads, known as comedones, aren’t of course as blatant symptoms of acne as pimples or cysts but certainly need to be addressed. They also can be more numerous on the face and shoulders.

  • Posted 07-15-2015

Teen Acne: How to conquer breakouts in the Summer

School is out and your teen is either away at camp, on vacation, in the pool and on the beach hoping that their pesky acne will disappear due to lots of fresh air, sun and water … while they may be having a blast, sun and beach time may exacerbate teen acne if certain measures aren’t taken. 

  • Posted 03-28-2015

Can I Get Rid of Teenage Acne?

Approximately 85% of all teens deal with acne - some more severe than others.

The actual cause of teen acne is a hormonal imbalance that causes an overproduction of skin oil called sebum. Excess sebum together with dead skin cells and dirt will clog pores. When you add bacteria to this mix – an inflammation cascade may occur, and the pimples will show up on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders.

Acne symptoms may vary from mild to severe and not all of them disappear by them-selves when the individual cross to adulthood.

Unfortunately adult acne is on a rise and, in addition, leaving teen acne untreated may lead not only to chronic adult acne but also to acne scars and marks.

  • Posted 03-28-2015

For Men Only: 8 tips how to shave with acne

If you have acne, especially moderate to severe acne shaving may aggravate this condition creating both physical discomfort and emotional stress.

In addition for some shaving may also cause so called shaving acne or so called “ razor bumps” Those latest one often result from the use of modern multi-blade razors. When you shave with razor that has many blades the first blades actually lift the hair out of the skin, and the following blades then cut the hair from below the skin line. That’s how you can get that really smoothly shaven feel and more irritation.

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