is officially here, and for most people that means eating lots of chilly treats
to stay cool. However, when it comes to keeping your skin healthy and acne
free, not all treats are created equal-many of our summertime favorites are
loaded with excess sugar, which can lead to skin inflammation or
loss of skin elasticity and sheen due to collagen deterioration-collagen serves
as the building blocks of the skin).
you're smart about it though, there are plenty of summer treat options out there
that won't wreak havoc on your skin! It's all matter of finding foods which
have many of the important vitamins and minerals
for good skin health, and thankfully there are plenty out there.
Acne pimples start to develop in pores that
become clogged with excess sebum (skin oil) made by the sebaceous glands. How
serious your acne problem is depends both on the length/persistence of acne
breakouts over the years and how serious the inflammation is that manifests
into different types of breakouts (from whiteheads to serious cysts and
lesions). If you suffer from acne for two or more years, you have
The most serious form of acne is cystic acne
that forms when the pores become clogged with sebum mixed with dead skins cells
that normally rise to the surface of the skin to be sloughed off and get
trapped in the pore. Bacteria also get trapped in this mix and as the
body attempts to kill the bacteria using its immune system, you get a local
inflammatory response due to cytokines, chemokines and white blood cells
entering the area. Normally the pore is encased by the cells in the lower
layers of the skin, but in the case of cysts this inflammation spreads under
the top layer of the skin. This influx of cells and proteins causes
swelling (bumps under the skin) and can be both very painful and very harmful
to your skin.
When we discuss a sickness or disease, many times we are actually describing the symptoms, not the disease.
Science and medicine have made progress in better
understanding the underlying causes of diseases and therefore allowing
physicians to tailor the treatment that is the best for a particular
individual. Furthermore, researchers are continually developing more precise medications
with a goal of increased efficacy and less adverse side effects. The
birth of personalized medicine came about because of the Human Genome
project that was completed in 2003 and for the first time in human
history provided a detailed "genetic map" for mankind. This map is
helping to explain why some individuals respond to a particular drug or
treatment while others do not and also allows us to actually focus on
individual needs for treatment rather than a traditional "mass
Sometimes, skincare dangers are in the places we least expect. Read on to learn how to save your skin.
How many times do your
use a towel on your face before you grab a new one? If your answer is
anything other than "once," you might want to rethink your habit. Even
if you only ever use the towel on freshly cleaned skin, there's a chance
your skin isn't 100% free of bacteria. Any residual bacteria can
transfer to the towel, and if you use that towel again you're putting it
right back on your face. The point is, if you want to keep your face as
clean as possible, and thus your skin as clear as possible, err on the
side of safety and use a fresh towel every time.
We get this question alot, 'Can I safely (and effectively) take AcnEase® while taking a prescription medicine?' Whether
your other prescription medicine is for acne or something else, we have
all the answers you'll need (and if you don't see your prescription
medicine listed below, please reach out to us and we will get you the
answers you need).
Can I take AcnEase® while on...
Accutane is presently a subject of a class action suit due to the
severe side effects and has been taken off the market. Generic forms of
Accutane are still on the market and prescribed. If you decide to stay
on the generic Accutane (Isotretinoin),
know that it carries the same adverse effects as Accutane. In
addition, according to American law, you lose your right to be
compensated for any damages caused by the drug if you use the generic
form of it.
All of us are different: different lifestyles and
preferences, different personalities, different skin tones and even
different skin types. You might have oily skin, dry skin, or a
combination of both with or without a sensitivity factor to mix with
it. Your skin type might even change with the age, specific body
conditions like pregnancy, very intense exercise, menstrual cycle or
even the weather!
So how do we sort through this skin-type madness in order to care of
our skin the right way? For starters, let go of the misconception that
only oily-skin people get acne. ANYONE can get acne, and
EVERYONE and EVERY SKIN TYPE needs a proper skincare routine.
It has finally happened! You've cleared your skin of acne with AcnEase®! But now what?
Can I stop taking AcnEase cold-turkey?
Stopping the treatment suddenly may work for some but for some it may also increase the risk for flare-ups to return. So we developed a strategy to minimize this risk. We suggest that instead of stopping AcnEase cold-turkey, you wean yourself off the treatment slowly by going down by one level of treatment over a 1-2 month period.For example, if you are on the severe acne regimen, you go down to moderate acne regimen. Stay on this level for 1-2 months, and if your skin remains clear, go down again to the mild acne regimen for 1-2 months.If you don't see any flare-ups within 1-2 months, then go down to the maintenance treatment. You can stay on the maintenance for a long time as AcnEase is safe for long-term use. Or, if you don't see any flare-ups in 1-2 months on the lowest maintenance dose (2x3 or 2x2 tablets daily), then congratulations! You may opt to stoptaking the product all together.
Numerous individuals with chronic acne opt to useAcnEase regularly on a lower regimen for a long time to make sure they maintain clear skin. All of the dosages for the treatments are located on each product page on our website--and all of the dosages also come with your order.
We get this question a lot, so chances are, you're wondering too! Here are the facts:
AcnEase® treatment may take anywherebetween one to 6 months depending on the severity of your acne and
how chronic it is. If you think this is a long time...think twice. If
you use antibiotics, retinoids, oral contraceptives and of course any
topical products, a minimum recommended time to see any results is 6
months. And if you stop using them, your acne will return, as none of
them actually addresses the causes of acne and breaks the acne cycle.
Even generic forms of Accutane with its severe adverse effectsare
prescribed for a minimum of 6 months...so AcnEase can really help you
not only better but also faster.
The Internet is full of "advice" and tips on every subject, and acne
is no exception. Just one Google search can provide limitless DIY
acne treatment tips and remedies. This is when it becomes most vital
to do your research and rely on information from trustful and
responsible sources because there are many DIY remedies that not
only DO NOT WORK but may even make your skin condition
worse--regardless of what anyone claims.
Allow us to provide you with the TRUTH about some of these DIY miracle acne tips and treatments.
Dr. Agnes and the
AcnEase team want to provide you with more than just a quality acne
treatment that will help you break the cycle of acne, and so we pride
ourselves on providing you with not only the facts about AcnEase and
the science behind it, but the facts behind acne skincare and skin
health in general
We deliver the facts, and people are noticing.
AcnEase has received so many great reviews from AcnEase users, and
sites like Acne.org and Amazon.com and also investigative sites
like DoesItReallyWork.org, who recommend giving AcnEase a try because we
are "legitimately trying to provide a quality product and not just
after the quick buck.
It's that time of the year again: time for lighter colors, lighter jackets and maybe even a lighter skincare routine.
But how should you change up your skincare routine to avoid suffering from any breakouts?
You may have started using a richer moisturizer at the
beginning of winter. If that's the case, it's probably time to choose a
lighter moisturizer again. In general, choose a lotion or even gel-like cream (this
applies to both the face and body) and make sure it's noncomedogenic,
without alcohol, salicylic acid or other drying ingredients.
In part I of a discussion on safety of acne treatments, we
discussed how when we find ourselves suddenly experiencing acne
breakouts, or when we suffer a long battle with acne and nothing seems
to help, we may be willing to take any prescription acne treatment our doctor prescribes.
We may also reach for the first over-the-counter
treatment we lay our eyes on or just look for what seems "the
strongest." Again, what we often forget about is to consider both
short-term and long-term health consequences. Whatever the choice is,
it will affect not only our skin but our entire system. So become an
Read on to learn more about your over-the-counter acne
treatment and whether or not it's safe for you to keep using. And if
you're using prescription acne treatments, don't forget to check out part 1 of this discussion.
When we find ourselves suddenly experiencing acne breakouts,
or when we suffer a long battle with acne and nothing seems to help, we may try anything that our doctor will prescribe.
What we often forget about is to consider both short-term and
long-term health consequences of treatments. Many products used for
acne treatment are systemic (taken orally), and obviously they will
affect not only our skin but our entire system. So, to be on the safe
side, you really need to educate yourself before putting anything in to
Learn more about your prescription acne treatment and
whether or not it's safe for you to keep using, and keep your eye out
for part 2 of this hot topic, which will help you decide whether your over-the-counter acne treatment is safe.
Along with the
excitement of being pregnant means many changes in your body. One of
them is a dramatic increase in hormone production, especially sex
hormones such as androgens (testosterone), estrogen and progesterone.
These are among the most potent stimulators of sebaceous glands. The
overproduction of sebum (skin oil) by sebaceous glands is the first step
in acne forming. The accumulated sebum together with bacteria, dead
skin cells and dirt will lead to inflammation and infection manifesting
itself as pimples, cysts, and in milder cases whiteheads and blackheads.
The fact is that more than 1 in 2 women will develop acne during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester.
The problem is how to manage acne during the pregnancy while ensuring
the safety of baby and mother, and to help the woman to feel the best
she can during this very important period of her life. After all, a
happy mommy is the best mommy.
Below is some important information on what to avoid, and what you can actually do to safely manage your acne during pregnancy.