When skin health, acne and
other skin problems are talked about, the focus is on good ingredients
and regimens. It is equally important to know what is not good for your
skin too. After all, skin is the largest organ, and a very important
one. Some of these harmful ingredients used in topical products may actually get inside of your body.This is especially important to know if you use certain products for an extended period of time.
If you already have skin problems, especiallyacne, these ingredients will further affect your skin health, making treating acne more difficult.
Exfoliations and Chemical Peels became very popular with Glycolic Acid
(and less Salicylic Acid) becoming the toast of the town.
is reason to believe that for most skin types, with the exception of
dry and sensitive skin, some level of exfoliation may be beneficial. It
can help to remove dead skin cells, helping to unclog pores, remove dry,
dark, and flaky skin resulting from photo-aging, and stimulate collagen
production to help skin regeneration.
As with many things that are "in" at the time, we seem to go overboard. Too frequent and strong chemical peels may lead to sensitized, irritated and over-dry skin. And
too vigorous and frequent abrasive exfoliation can lead to skin
inflammation. The COST of the procedures can take a toll on you too!
So your skin is FINALLY clear and your pimples, cysts, blackheads and whiteheads have diminished. And you couldn't be happier!
wait, can they come back? How do you decrease the probability of seeing
those pesky zits again? And if they show up, how do you "terminate"
acne is a manifestation of an internal imbalance that leads to
overproduction of sebum (skin oil) by the sebaceous glands, the factors
that were responsible for this overproduction of sebum may return. But
you are not helpless!
guys. It's no secret that male acne is difficult to treat. But while
you're working on treating your acne with AcnEase®, there are ways to
make it look better, and have people focus on you instead of your zits.
you've thought about applying makeup before or maybe the thought never
crossed your mind. Either way, know this. These days, makeup isn't
just for women. An enormous amount of men actually apply makeup to
their faces daily, and you wouldn't even know!
muster up the courage, and take your buddy or partner with you to the
cosmetics counter if you're feeling like you need a little cover-up -
you'll be glad you did (especially when those holiday photos begin to
holidays always arrive with lots of party invites. And who doesn't love
a party? But if you're feeling self-conscious about your skin and
aren't sure how to go from everyday makeup to festive glam, it can all
seem overwhelming. But putting on the glitz is easier than you think,
even if your everyday routine consists of mainly lip balm. The following
7 steps will ensure you're party-ready for every invite you receive.
acne takes time, dedication and perseverance, as there is no miracle
cure that will allow you to regain clear skin overnight. While we are
waging our war with pimples and cysts however, we still want to look and
feel good about ourselves. So let's talk about make-up that does not
spoil your results (or your progress with AcnEase®), but will make you
feel secure without using products and techniques that may slow the
healing process or actually accentuate your blemishes.
those with acne prone skin - especially with chronic acne (acne lasting
3 or more years, or re-occurrs over the years), what you put on your
skin repeatedly and long term is very important.
are two chemical substances that can be found in most topical acne
products that need to be used with caution - especially while used
longer term to try to control chronic acne: Salicylic Acid and Alcohol.
Spring is almost here, and before you know it,
summer will be upon us. Don't wait to take your shirt off to get rid of your
body acne. If you start now, by then, you will have made some clear skin to
show off! Here are our top tips on how to say "goodbye!" to body
Cause of Body Acne
Women and men that have active physical
lifestyles tend to suffer more with body acne primarily due to androgens that
are the main stimulator of sebaceous glands. Acne results from the over
secretion of sebum by the sebaceous glands and inflammation that follows too
much sebum clogging the pores and mixing with acne bacteria that will cause
inflammation known as pimples, cysts, lesions, etc. More acne occurs where the
skin surface has a greater concentration of sebaceous glands, and where
perspiration is more prevailing. The most common sites for acne are, therefore,
the face, back and chest.
aren't the only ones who get acne - it can can effect adult men of all
ages. The average age of the acne sufferer in the US increased during
the last decade from 20.5 to 26.5 years old.
Are You a Statistic?
is a manifestation of internal imbalance that leads to overproduction
of sebum (skin oil) by sebaceous glands. This extra sebum together with
dead cells and dirt creates an ideal condition for bacteria what in turn
will cause an inflammation that presents itself as ACNE (pimples,
cysts, blackheads, whiteheads etc).
your skin is plagued by acne, blackheads or whiteheads, ranges from dry
to oily, part of your daily skincare routine MUST include an
appropriate moisturizer 2 TIMES daily - in the morning and in the
evening - in order to help the skin stay hydrated and supple.
of the most prevailing and potentially disadvantageous myths about
cleaning acne prone skin is a belief that you need to use salicylic acid
or alcohol based products to do it, and in addition, scrape the skin
during vigorous exfoliation.
the intentions behind this belief are good (killing bacteria that
thrive in clogged pores), and some may even experience a temporary
decrease in pimples, long term effects are certainly not worth it. A few
of the adverse effects you may expect from this type of cleaning is
dry, irritated, prematurely aged, sun sensitive skin, and an actual
increase in inflammation due to skin abrasion.
Little do many know that sex has many beauty and health benefits, including making your skin very happy!
Those engaged in regular sexual activities look and behave younger,
sleep better (orgasm produces endorphins and oxytocin - associated with
bonding) and burn calories. Having an active sex life also increases
your DHEA level; and this hormone is credited with anti-aging effects.
Important Information for Preventing Acne and Acne Scars
STAY TUNED BELOW FOR RECIPES THAT ARE SURE TO "WOW" ON VALENTINE'S DAY!
our society, a simple 3-letter word "fat" grew to become a notorious
villain. The fact is, however, that to live a healthy life and to show
off a beautiful complexion, we need to recognize the "good" from the
the FDA is concerned about the side effects of 10 brands of birth
control pills sold in the US, and 4 of the pills that are already on
their list are a subject of a class action suit (Yaz®, Yasmin®, Beyaz®, Ocella®) .
the ban of Bayer's acne drug Diane-35 in France due to the number of
associated deaths and other serious health problems, and a follow up
investigation in the UK, Spain, Australia and other EU and middle
eastern countries as well as Canada, we feel that as a service to
our clients, we need to help them to understand these developments on
how this affects their own acne treatment options.