Acne Skincare Resources

  • 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.

  • Posted 08-22-2014

3 Skincare Products That Can Make Your Acne Worse

Many of the skincare products available today aren't doing acne sufferers any favors. While they may provide marginal benefits to your skin, these pale in comparison to the damage they actually can do. Unfortunately, some of the most commonly used products for skincare are the worst offenders. Here's a look at three things you shouldn't be using on your skin.

  • Posted 08-07-2014

Your Guide on How to Exercise Without Aggravating Your Acne

There's no doubt that exercise is essential for good health - from weight loss to preventing cardiovascular disease, it's one of the best things we can do for our bodies. However, working out may not have such a great impact on acne prone skin.

Sweat has a tendency to attract dirt and debris that can clog pores and set the stage for an acne breakout, and obviously you'll be doing a lot of sweating as you exercise. However, if you're smart you can continue to reap the benefits of physical activity without doing damage to your skin. Here are some tips to remember before and during your workout, as well as simple post-workout routine that will nourish and replenish your skin after all that hard work.

  • Posted 08-05-2014

6 Essential Travel Tips for Staying Acne Free

While you may need to relax from time to time, acne never takes a vacation. That's why it's so important to have a plan of action for maintaining good skin health when you travel. While treating your breakouts on the go may take a little more effort than your normal skincare routine, it's well worth the extra work.

Keep in mind that these travel tips are not going to treat your acne. Unless you're doing something about the primary causes of your breakouts, this advice won't be very helpful. However, when used in conjunction with products that address the underlying causes, these five tips will help ensure that travelling doesn't take a major toll on your skin.

  • Posted 07-16-2014

Protecting Your Skin Against the Sun and Acne

Summer is in full swing, and if you're like most people, you're spending more time enjoying the great outdoors. Unfortunately, all this extra time outside puts you at risk for suntans and sunburns.  Using sunscreen may be an easy fix to this problem but you need to use it right and... you should match your sunscreen with your skin type.

There is also a myth that sun exposure will treat acne - as tanned skin may make pimples a little less visible, exposure to UV rays causes inflammation; the last thing that acne prone skin needs. Therefore, it is important to actually know what criteria your sunscreen should meet to provide a solution, not a problem, to healthy skin.

  • Posted 07-09-2014

Is Sugar the Enemy of Your Skin?

Many acne sufferers try to avoid certain foods under the belief that they are the cause of their breakouts. While there are some problems with this line of reasoning, it's definitely true that the things we put into our bodies have an effect on them, and most people would be wise to more closely consider the consequences of their diet.

One thing that our typical modern diet is loaded with is sugar. From sweets and breads to pasta sauce, it's difficult to find products that aren't full of the stuff. Summer happens to be one of those "sweeter" times of year with sugary drinks, ice creams and even fruits (ex. grapes, cherries and bananas are loaded with sugar).

  • Posted 06-19-2014

Understanding Women's Acne: Its Origins Just Might Surprise You!

Persistent chronic acne is a problem that plagues countless women worldwide. We typically think of acne as an issue that only affects teenagers, but in reality, acne affects women (and men) of any age-in fact, some women don't experience their first acne breakouts until well into their 30s or 40s!

There are lots of products and treatments on the market today that claim to quickly treat acne breakouts among women, but how can you be sure what they're saying is true? The only way to know how to effectively fight against women's acne is to take a look at its origins-both what they are and what they aren't. While lots of women think they know what is causing their acne, the real answer might surprise them...and you!

  • Posted 06-13-2014

Winning the Fight Against Long-Term Chronic Acne

While acne is a problem that many people will experience at one point or another during their life, and not only as most think, during adolescence, most are fortunate enough to experience breakouts lasting for relatively short periods. Then, acne may be treated and clear up to either never return, or at least give an individual a longer break. Unfortunately, there are a growing number of acne sufferers who have to deal with mild to severe breakouts for much of their adult life. For these people, acne isn't simply a temporary nuisance-it's a real and chronic condition that impacts many different areas of their life.

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