Friday Favorites are designed to provide you with a round-up of some of
the behind the scenes topics we discussed this week with acne
sufferers, and also our top finds across the web which will help you
live an acne-free lifestyle. Living a healthier lifestyle helps AcnEase® do
its job by rebalancing your sebaceous glands to produce a normal amount
of oil...giving you an acne-free complexion long-term!
all long for Summer to arrive since it's a beautiful, fun time of year.
But, summertime can also bring oily skin, blackheads and more acne
breakouts. So - while using the right acne treatment,
remember also to make some adjustments in your skin care and diet so
you can keep your skin healthy on those fantastic summer days and
Moisturizing: Lighten-up on your moisturizer
We already know that moisturizing
is essential for acne prone skin. In the summer, since you will wash
your skin even more often to get rid of sweat and outdoor dirt,
moisturizing is very important to prevent dry and sensitive skin. But,
make sure that you lighten up on the moisturizer of choice. Chose lotion
rather than cream (this applies to both the face and body), and READ
the labels to choose non-comedogenic and oil-free products.
the winter, our skin gets dryer - and dry skin is not healthy skin. A
normal response to help dry skin symptoms is to use products that
contain oils. Doing this may produce a serious problem for acne prone skin - clogged pores and an entire inflammatory cycle of "producing" the pimples or cysts.
Over-dry skin may also be a manifestation of invisible inflammation in deeper layers of the
skin. So, instead of one problem you may actually have two if you allow
your skin to get too dry due to environmental factors like wind, cold,
indoor heating, hot showers etc. or because of prolonged use of certain
ingredients in your skincare products such as salicylic acid or alcohol.
PLEASE NOTE: Contrary to popular belief, over-drying oily skin to deal with acne is not an efficient way to treat acne.
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.
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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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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.