popular way of thinking when you have acne is to scrub your skin as
much as possible with products that "sting" in order to get rid of acne
-Unfortunately, this is not the case. That "stinging" feeling doesn't
mean that you're doing something good for your skin. Practices like
this actually do more harm than good. The more chemicals, and product,
that you put on your skin, the more your skin is striped of its natural
oils, and goes into protection mode and actually produces more oils,
which can make your acne worse and chronic!
We do know that by implementing the proper washing and moisturizing
techniques, your chances to get clear skin increases two-fold. And
don't forget - you have to treat your skin with an acne treatment when
you have acne - it will not go away simply by washing or doing DIY
every pimple is acne. Pimples may be allergic hives, bites or even a
sweat rash...just to name a few. So as a mother, how do you know it's
time to seriously search for a safe and effective acne treatment for
your fast growing teen?
Here are some basic red flags you should watch for:
usually develops and worsens in time. So the earlier you catch it, and
start the right treatment, the faster you get rid of it and there is
less risk of obtaining lasting skin damage such as acne scars and marks.
1. Oily and shiny T-zone: a clearly shiny and oily forehead, nose and chin may be an early warning for forthcoming acne
2. Oily Skin overall: shiny, oily or very oily skin represents a clear warning sign for acne
3. Blackheads and whiteheads: these represent an early stage of acne
4. Redness, inflammation, pimples or cysts on cheeks, chin, back and/or shoulders: these are fully developed acne symptoms
Acne is a part of many teen lives
- unfortunately. And they will do anything to get rid of it - who
wouldn't!? HOWEVER, there are some important safety alerts both smart
teens and their mothers need to know before choosing an acne treatment.
Reason being that MANY of the most commonly prescribed regimens do have
side effects you need to know about. Weigh the benefits and potential
dangers - after all, an educated consumer is a safe consumer.
Here are some of the potential treatments you need to be alerted to.
teenagers will experience acne at some point during their adolescent
years. A number of factors contribute to teenagers having the highest
incidence of acne. Many parents attribute acne to poor diet or lack of
attention to proper skin cleansing and moisturizing. However, the real
cause of acne is a hormonal imbalance related to adolescence that over
stimulates the sebaceous glands.
A hallmark of teenage skin aside from the pimples is "greasy or oily skin".
appearance of oily skin goes hand in hand with the increased appearance
of acne. The oily skin is due to an over secretion of sebum (skin oil)
by the sebaceous glands. This over production of sebum not only
manifests itself as oily skin but can also lead to clogged pores that
are seen as "white heads" and "black heads." Once the pores of the skin
are clogged with sebum, they accumulate dead skin cells and provide a
perfect breading ground for the growth of bacteria. This combination of
clogged pores and growth of bacteria is responsible for acne.
Special thanks to Dr. Gilligan, Chief Scientific Officer at AcnEase, for collaborating with me today.
Knowingwhy guys get acneand how to treat it effectively will only
accelerate the time it takes for you to get rid of your acne. Unlike
many general acne products that are designed to target women, and
include estrogen or phyto-estrogens, or involve time consuming topical
routines, AcnEase® is a one of a kind Botanical Therapeutic® clinically validated oral tablet that contains only all natural herbal extracts for men and women.
Our guest today is Kendra Richards, professional makeup artist, whose work has
been seen in publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and InStyle to
advertisers Olay and Paul Mitchell and Target to name a few. Some of her
many clients include Cindy Crawford, Hilary Duff, Anna Paquin, Justin
Timberlake, James Franco, Martina McBride and Bella Thorne.
In addition to her clients, Kendra frequently shares her
professional expertise on camera for E! Entertainment, Lancome,
PopSugar, CocoPerez and Total Beauty to name a few. Sharing beauty
insider techniques is her favorite aspect of reaching people through the
Be an educated consumer! If you
or your children are on any of these generic forms of Accutane (Isotretinoin),
look for information on potential adverse side effects. Accutane has been pulled off the market due
to its severe side effects and is presently a subject of a class action suit
for the damages it caused. Unfortunately, the generic forms of the drug
are still available and prescribed with the same potential adverse effects.
Also, as you can learn from the
video above, you cannot seek compensation for damages caused by the generic
form of the drug.
In our quest to spread awareness about safe and effective acne
treatments this June for acne awareness month, we're focusing on the ladies
today! So ladies (and moms of teens!), listen up - not only will this
information help you, but also your children or the men and women that you know
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.
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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?
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.
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