is a time for the beach, parties, weddings, graduations and
barbecues...and with the summer, our acne gets aggravated by sweat,
sunscreens, sunless tanning, diet and a number of other factors. So
here's how to use the bounty offered by the summer to do something good
for your skin. Summer foods can actually protect your skin from the
of us are led to believe that if we lather on sunscreen in the morning
and then stay out on the beach all day long, our skin is protected.
Unfortunately, this is incorrect. Learning about proper sun protection
and sunscreens will not only keep you and your skin safe, but it will
also keep you from getting flare-ups.
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.
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So why do guys get acne? You may answer because guys don't take
care of their skin as well as their female counterparts; or perhaps
their skin hygiene maybe lacking; or maybe guys on average play more
sports and sweat more. As all of the above may contribute to making
men's acne more difficult to treat, the real answer to WHY guys get acne
is because males have more testosterone!
Our guest today is Kendra Richards, professional makeup artist, whose work has
been seen in publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and InStyle to
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many clients include Cindy Crawford, Hilary Duff, Anna Paquin, Justin
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In addition to her clients, Kendra frequently shares her
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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
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