understand that skin problems effect almost everyone growing up, but
the fact that some of us experience acne in our mid-to-late 20's, 30's,
40's and even 50's or perhaps never fully outgrow acne breakouts, is
hard to accept. It is estimated that over 30% of women and more than 20%
of men ages 20 to 60 (and beyond) are troubled by acne. Over 60 million
people suffer from acne in the USA alone, and another 70 million experience acne related breakouts in Canada and Europe.
Cystic acne is the most
severe form of acne vulgaris. Acne in general develops due to overactive
sebaceous glands. At the base of each hair follicle is a gland
called the sebaceous gland, which makes sebum. Sebum is an oily substance,
which under normal circumstances travels along the hair follicle to the surface
of the skin. Sebaceous glands are most numerous on the face, chest, back, neck
and scalp; consequently, these are the most common sites of acne. A number of factors can cause an increase in
sebaceous gland secretions. A primary
culprit are the androgen hormones (analogs of testosterone)
DHT(dehydrotestotsterone) DHEAS (dihydroepiandrosterone). Elevated levels of these androgens cause an
increase secretion of sebum, which can lead to clogged pores and the start of
the acne cascade.
It is estimated that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in
their lifetime. This cancer is also considered one of the most preventable
cancers, so heed the advice on how to protect yourself!
The changes provoked by chronic UVA and UVB exposure that age the
skin is called photo-aging. A New York Times Health Report showed that
"Overall, exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight (radiation
referred to as UVA or UVB) accounts for about 90% of the symptoms of premature
Memorial Day weekend is approaching, and with
the summer comes fun. Graduations, weddings, parties, barbecues, beach
days - who wants to worry about what their skin looks like? You just want to
have fun, enjoy yourself and look your best!
We're here to help you
do just that with our new program.
Our new AcnEase Premier™membership is for those who are fed up with trying to get rid of
their acne, and want a proven way to effectively eliminate and prevent acne.
the summer approaches, so does the temptation to look "sun kissed."
While we don't recommend that you put extra product on your skin, we
also understand that you will! You need to be aware of how the use of
sunless tanning products may present a risk of irritating your skin and
amplifying the existing skin problems, so here are our tips to stay safe
and reduce the risk of flareup's.
New and Improved
AcnEase® Botanical Acne Treatment Has Increased Bio-Availability and is
Easier to Consume
Between the USA and EU, there are 120 million acne sufferers.
Adult acne is on the rise, and the average age of an acne sufferer
has increased over the past 10 years from 20.5 years to to 26.5 years of age.
Many individuals are unable to resolve their acne problem for years, and then
they become a chronic acne sufferer.
bad sunlight (UVA rays) forces the skin to put up defenses by
activating an immune reaction in the form of inflammation that is
visible as sunburn. When you increase your body's immune system
capabilities, combined with using natural sunscreens and/or protective
clothing, you protect your skin from sun damage much more effectively.
So, your sun-protection has to involve both a topical and internal approach...with FOOD!
Sun is actually very important for our health.
When your skin is exposed to natural sunlight (UV rays), your body produces an
essentail nutrient, Vitamin D. Having the right level of Vitamin D in your body
enables better bone health, psychological balance and even has the potential to
assist in decreasing the risk of certain diseases.
On the other hand, sun radiation (UV rays) also damages the DNA of
your skin and may result in the most serious form of skin cancer (melanoma) as
well as cause dry or discolored skin, premature aging, brown spots and
interference with acne treatment.
So how do you find a balance, and protect yourself against sun
damage, especially when you have acne?
May is National Skin Cancer Awareness month, and throughout the
month, we will be providing information on skin cancer and acne. Dr. Gilligan,
one of our medical advisors and Company directors, joins me to today in helping
you learn more about potential issues and prevention.
This time of year, the sun gets brighter, our schedule is lighter
and we're outside much more. It is so important to realize the importance of
having to protect yourself and your skin from the problems that loom with
increased sunlight (UV radiation) exposure. By taking some simple precautions,
you drastically reduce the probability of dealing with this serious issue.
When you make the commitment to treat your acne, you do not want
to slow your progress by having a lapse in treatment. Your have numerous things to remember on a daily basis, and we
don't want you to lose the progress you've made by forgetting to re-order your
AcnEase. We are here to help you succeed!
In an effort to assist
you with getting the best results with AcnEase, and to avoid forgetting to
order on time (enabling a lapse in treatment), we've designed the AcnEase® Replenishment Service.
17 million Americans are believed to suffer from Rosacea. It also
affects 25 times more men than women, and usually occurs in individuals
over 30 with a light complexion.
symptoms of Rosacea may vary from heat and alcohol sensitivity to
facial redness, pimples, teary and itchy eyes and even GI reflux. The
medical world is not sure what really causes this chronic inflammatory
skin condition, and there is no treatment for it. However, there are
some important and efficient ways to control the symptoms, especially
during the spring and summer, including our natural balancing botanical therapeutic® product that can help to control all of the symptoms of Rosacea without any adverse side effects.
Our new AcnEase Premier™membership
is based on years of research and practical experience in helping
thousands of people with acne effectively eliminate and prevent acne.
Our research has proven that anyone with acne, especially those with
chronic acne, have the opportunity to become acne-free when they utilize
the combination of an effective acne treatment, and personalized expert
support as well as peer group support.
Acne is not just a skin disease
- it is often a "soul" disease as well. The psychological and social
impact of acne is a growing and serious concern that can have severe short and
long-term emotional side effects - but the good news is that these symptoms can
Acne affects adolescents at a
time when they are developing their personalities. A growing number of adults
are suffering from acne (the average age of an acne sufferer increased during
the last ten years from 20.5 to 26.5 years old). Adults with acne have a larger
probability to get chronic acne, which forces them to deal with this issue for
a long time, and address it together with all the other adult challenges he or
Dramatically Improve Your Skin Condition While Celebrating Earth Day!
The most precious resource on Earth that is essential for our life is NOT gold, platinum, uranium, diamonds or even crude oil. It is WATER.
is no life without water. Up to over 60% of our body is composed of
water, 70% of our brain is composed of water and 44% of our skin is
composed of water.
Every day we must replace
2.4 litres of water (over 2.5 quarts or 81.15 fluid oz.); some through
drinking and the rest from the foods we eat. So, on this Earth Day, use
this precious resource RESPONSIBLY.