Acne Skincare Resources

  • 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.

  • Posted 03-12-2015

6 Important Questions to Ask Your Dermatologist About Your Acne Medication

Like many other medical professions, dermatology is a demanding career path. Dermatologists spend years attending medical school and have to pass a number of rigorous exams before becoming licensed. Yet, just because a dermatologist (or any doctor for that matter) has these two important letters (DR.) before his/her name, this doesn't mean you should take their suggestions without questioning why.

  • 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.

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