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.
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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).
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treatment option for relief of their particular symptoms.
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seems that two practical beliefs about possible connections between
food and acne gained some new research supported legitimacy Studies
conducted by Jennifer Burris, MS, RD, of the Department of Nutrition,
Food Studies, and Public Health, New York University confirmed that
eating foods with a high glycaemic index (GI) like sugars and simple
carbohydrates and drinking milk not only aggravates acne but in some
cases may even trigger it too.
to a 2007 Australian study, young males who were put on a strict low GI
diet noticed a significant improvement in the severity of their acne.
Since it is expected that eating High GI foods cause a spike in hormone
levels including insulin, which is thought to instigate sebum
production, the results were not so surprising.
cystic acne can affect anyone. Cystic acne, or nodulocystic acne, is the most
severe form of acne vulgaris. Deep, inflamed breakouts develop on the face
and/or other areas of the body. The blemishes themselves can become large; some
may measure up to several centimeters across. Although many people use the term
"cystic" to describe any type of severely inflamed acne, only those
who develop cysts truly have cystic acne. They feel like soft, fluid-filled
lumps under the skin's surface. Cysts can be painful as they originate deeper in the skin than
typical pimples and may also commonly produce scarring.
to common belief, squeezing an acne cyst can cause an even deeper infection and
more painful inflammation spreading under the surface of the skin which can
last much longer and lead to the development of additional cysts.
term “hormonal acne” may be a misnomer since most acne can be traced back to
fluctuations in hormone levels. A common
misunderstanding is that men have testosterone and women have estrogen and
progesterone; in reality, both genders have a balance of all 3. The primary culprit in the formation of acne
relates to fluctuations in androgens (male hormones) and in particular
testosterone, DHEAS (dihyroepiandrosterone sulfate) and DHT (dehydrotestosterone).
in these hormones can lead to the overstimulation of the sebaceous glands, and
as a result to an over-production of sebum (skin oil) and the onset of acne
formation. Too much sebum together with dead skin cells and dirt eventually
leads to clogged pores, and this provides an ideal condition for the growth of
bacteria (propionibacterium acnes) which secrete
chemicals into the skin that stimulate an inflammatory response. These
inflammatory responses are pimples, cysts, blackheads and whiteheads.
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.
Day is both eagerly awaited and profoundly feared. One of the
trepidations many of us feel is how to make sure that we look and feel
most confident and attractive on this day. So if you see a zit popping
out on your face just before V-day, it can be highly stressful.
Dr. Agnes helps you to alleviate those fears with her top 5 at-home quick fix acne care remedies.
Have all of these ingredients handy before you start so you don't scramble before you need to get ready for your night out.