Acne Skincare Resources

  • Posted 02-15-2015

Guide How to Manage Oily Skin

Our sebaceous glands are present throughout the skin on our body with exception of our palms and bottom of our feet.  These glands produce skin oil known as sebum which keeps our skin, soft, protected, and elastic. Without sebum our skin would look like alligators skin…scaly and overly dry. But sometimes these glands produce too much skin oil and our skin becomes too oily; our face and sometimes body, shine in all the wrong places leading to melting make-up and unhealthy appearance but very often also leads to dreaded breakouts- and unsightly pimples. Indeed oily skin is known to be a precursor to acne and even though some individuals with dry skin also get acne, the majority of acne sufferers have oily skin.  So- if you want to prevent an acne breakout and get rid of your oily complexion you need to control the excess oil being produced by your sebaceous glands. 


  • Posted 02-08-2015

[ACNE GUIDE] 5 Important Tips for Acne Skincare This Winter

During the winter, many of us suffer from drier skin. Against common belief, dry skin is never a sign of healthy skin. Factors that make skin dryer and more sensitive during the winter include cold and windy weather and central heating. The exposure to drastic temperature changes will also affect the skin making it red and almost painful.  As dry skin flakes more than oily skin and this "produces" more dead skin cells, those cells may actually clog pores and add to breakouts. In addition, since our skin and body have a "self-protection mechanism," over drying your skin may lead to the onset of sebum production and this of course will lead to more and more frequent breakouts. Sufferers of eczema or acne rosacea and rosacea may experience more intense symptoms in the dry and cold weather.


  • Posted 01-31-2015

How to Help Fight Adult Hormonal Acne with Diet

For those individuals who suffer  from  adult acne the normal transport of sebum out of the follicle is impeded which leads to an accumulation of sebum providing a breeding ground for bacteria. Regular cleansing only is not capable of removing the bacteria entrapped at the base of the hair follicle. The rapid growth of the bacteria in combination with the accumulated sebum cause the follicle to enlarge and can result first in a mild form of Acne called comedones otherwise known as whiteheads or blackheads.


  • Posted 01-31-2015

Adult Hormonal Acne and Stress

Acne and can scars affect nearly 50% of adult women and over 25% of adult men. Acne can appear at just about any age (overall 75% of all people suffer from acne breakouts at some point of their lives) and afflicts all ethnic backgrounds making it one of the most widespread medical conditions in the world... As acne usually makes its first appearance when we reach puberty the incidents of adult acne is steady increasing and the reason behind both- adolescent and adult acne is mostly the same: hormones. 


  • Posted 01-18-2015

Perimenopausal Acne – How to Treat Acne Due to Menopause

I understand that when entering menopause, I may have to deal with these unwanted hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and even bone loss, but acne??  You have got to be kidding!

Why acne now?

Unfortunately it’s not a joke, the changes in estrogen and progesterone levels are responsible for many of the symptoms associated with menopause, and are also often culprits in causing women to experience acne break outs during this changing phase.


  • Posted 01-18-2015

Cystic Acne: How to Break the Cycle of the Toughest Form of Acne

Acne pimples start to develop in pores that become clogged with excess sebum (skin oil) made by the sebaceous glands.  As the pores become clogged with the excess skin oil they also trap dead skins cells that normally rise to the surface of the skin to be sloughed off.   

 


  • Posted 01-12-2015

How to Manage Acne During the Pregnancy

The fact is that more than one out of every two pregnant women can expect to develop acne. For some, acne may be severe.

Acne is an external manifestation of an internal imbalance that leads to overproduction of sebum (skin oil) by sebaceous glands. This extra sebum together with dead skin cells creates an ideal condition for bacterial growth which can promote inflammation. The first stage of acne usually starts as oily skin; the next stage is the appearance of comedones (white heads and black heads).  If the pore becomes inflamed due to the influx of white blood cells, pustules and papules appear. If the inflammatory response spreads to adjacent tissue, this represents cystic acne.


  • Posted 10-16-2014

Go-to Guide on How to Read Your Supplement Labels

Adhering to GMP regulations is not optional, it is the law. While it is a positive message when labels indicate that products are being manufactured in a GMP compliant facility, all supplements are required to be manufactured in such a facility.


  • Posted 10-04-2014

Important Tips for Mom's of Pre-Teens with Acne

While we normally associate acne with teenagers, a surprising number of pre-teens suffer from the condition as well. As this younger age group experiences more and more breakouts, pre-teen acne is gaining more attention from pediatricians and dermatologists. For example, a recently published study noted 78% of girls between nine and ten years of age have had acne breakouts (study published by The Cincinnati College of Medicine).

Additionally, in May 2013 the American Acne and Rosacea Society (AARS) published guidelines for the "Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Acne" which was subsequently endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

It is therefore very important to carefully address how to deal with your child's acne even before they become teenagers. 


  • Posted 09-16-2014

Fall Skincare Checklist: What You Can do to Prevent Acne

Fall is a wonderful time for lots of reasons-the leaves change to beautiful hues of red and orange, the cool weather allows us to bundle up with fun sweaters and scarves, and mugs of hot cocoa are never in short supply. Unfortunately, in addition to all this fun, breakouts have a way of sneaking up on us. But not to fear! There are actions you can take to ensure this doesn't happen to you. The following checklist was designed especially to keep your skin glowing and acne free during the chilly fall months.


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