Skin Acne and Diabetes

If you have adult acne and have fat around the middle i.e.: a large waist line or a big stomach, it could mean that you have a high insulin level — a symptom of pre-diabetes. Patients who have diabetes and acne often have difficulty getting their acne under control and in some cases, a bad case of acne can be one of the first visible signs of developing diabetes. Because the high blood sugar levels found in diabetes also have been implicated in acne formation, many clinicians are not surprised that the two could be related.


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Acne versus Cold Sores

Sometimes people tend to confuse acne with cold sores. However, these are two different skin disorders. Even though, both skin conditions share certain common symptoms they have absolutely no similarity when it comes to causes and treatments.  By closely observing the symptoms, you will be able to distinguish between the two conditions. However, when doubt remains, a visit to your dermatologist can lead to a proper diagnosis and a recommendation for appropriate treatment. Cold sores and acne require different treatments, and improper treatment can slow down healing.


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Treating Dry Skin and Acne During Winter

During the winter, people typically experience drier skin due to a number of factors, including cold and windy weather and central heating. The exposure to drastic temperature changes tends to dry out the skin.   In some cases, these factors may trigger the production of dry skin cells, which clog pores and lead to breakouts. People who struggle with acne may experience breakouts more frequently. Sufferers of eczema or rosacea may experience more intense symptoms in dry and cold weather.


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Causes and Treatment for Male Hormonal Acne

Causes and Treatment for Male Hormonal Acne

While acne is prevalent among teenagers, adult men of all ages can also be plagued by this skin disorder as well. Hormones appear to be the primary culprit in adult male acne, which can be tough to treat. Hormonal imbalance is the main factor that leads to acne. Hormonal acne affects 50% to women and 25% to men. Hormonal acne in men can occur at any stage of life whether it is a teenager stage or adult stage. However, the American Academy of Dermatology suggests that dermatologists can clear almost any case of acne, even in an adult male, with the treatments now available.


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Pre-Teen Acne

Pre-Teen Acne

The preteen period marks the transition from child to teenager. Acne is which is normally prevalent among teenagers is now affecting preteens as well. Acne in the preteen years would once have been considered distinctly unusual and a cause for concern. In fact, about 8 in 10 preteens and teens have acne, along with many adults. However, the reduction over the past 50 years in the average age at which puberty occur meaning that preteen acne is becoming increasingly common.


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Menopausal Acne and Treatments

Menopausal Acne and Treatments

Hot flashes, night sweats, and weight gain are all common symptoms of menopause.  Acne can also occur among menopausal women as well.  No matter what age you are, when you go through a hormonal change, the hormonal imbalance will result in acne. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, women in menopause are most likely to spot acne blemishes near their chin, jaw, and mouth, but pimples can also appear on the chest and back.   


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Pumpkin Face Mask for Acne Prone Skin

Pumpkin Face Mask for Acne Prone Skin

Wondering what to do next week with your pumpkins after Halloween is over? Save some for your face!

 

This pumpkin face mask is especially useful for those with sensitive and irritated skin.

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The Best Herbal Relaxants for Stress and Skin

The Best Herbal Relaxants for Stress and Skin

Ever feel like this?  Loaded question, I know!  

But little do many know that if stress is balanced with relaxation, then its negative effects may be diminished and a balance can be achieved. Really! 

And if a balance is not achieved, stress affects our skin in a variety of ways.

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How to Not Let Sugar Destroy Your Skin this Holiday Season

How to Not Let Sugar Destroy Your Skin this Holiday Season

The holidays are a time where many indulge in sugary things. From the holiday parties to intimate gatherings, there is so much temptation that it can sometimes be hard to avoid. But do know this! Sugar REALLY is bad for your skin and may exacerbate acne as well. Many people wonder why they can't break the cycle of acne - and this is one major cause.

 

Sugar is not just a part of cookies, candies, cakes or sodas, but it also can be found in almost every food in your refrigerator from mayo to Canadian bacon. The ingredient may not say "sugar", and be disguised as corn syrup (or a word that ends with "syrup"), fructose, lactose (or a word that ends in "ose"), fruit juice concentrate, sorbitol or xylitol. When you combine their rather overwhelming presence with foods that easily and rapidly convert into sugar like potatoes, pasta, crackers and potato chips, your skin can continually have issues.  Remember - sugarplums should dance in the Nutcracker, not on your table!

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Herbal Acne Treatments

Herbal Acne Treatments

Acne is a prevalent skin disorder affecting nearly 17 million people. Over-production of oil plugs pores and causes pimples. It is common to see acne on the face, back, shoulders, arms and chest. Effective over-the-counter treatments are numerous, but many can cause adverse side effects, such as dryness, redness and itching. Herbal treatments can be as effective as the commercial products, but may cause fewer side effects.


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Linda's Success Story

Linda's Success Story

I have been an AcnEase user for several years now. Since my teens I have tried every topical acne treatment from benzoyl peroxide to pumpkin acid peels.  I spent 15 years as a model and actress and learned every trick in the book for covering up my skin eruptions with makeup but there were times that the bumps and redness were such a distraction that it took a lot of effort from the make-up artists and photographers’ lighting to compensate for the issue. In my thirties I even resorted to a series of extremely painful photo facials with the promise that they would stop my acne and get rid of the scarring.  Needless to say nothing has worked except being on birth control pills but birth control pills reeked havoc on my body. I went through volatile mood swings including depression, weight gain, and hypoglycemia from not eating because I had pseudo-morning sickness often, two small cysts in my breast and a uterine fibroid. After getting off the pill, the cysts went away and the fibroid has shrunk.  I never ‘adjusted’ to the chemical hormones that altered my natural cycle. 

 

 

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What NOT to Do When You Have Acne

What NOT to Do When You Have Acne

In this journey we've set out on to help you get clear skin for the holidays, it's important to focus on the basics first, and to learn not just what to do, but also what not to do. 

 

1.  Do NOT squeeze, pop, rub (vigorous exfoliation) the pimples - and do not let anyone do it for you! 

 

A very important role of skin is PROTECTION. When you break or injure this barrier, bacteria will hop in and create even more serious inflammation and infection. In addition, this is how acne scars and marks are made!

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The SUPER HERBS that REALLY Fight Acne

The SUPER HERBS that REALLY Fight Acne

There are a number of herbs that are good for your skin. But when you suffer from acne, good is not enough! You need SUPER herbs and skilled preparation to get a true natural medicine that actually works.

 

To exemplify how complex the science of herbs is:

 

As wine grapes yield a different quality and taste depending on where and how they are harvested, the similar rule applies, and is even magnified, with herbs. Different parts of the same herbs (leaves, root or stem) processed under different temperatures, and the method of extraction, may provide for totally different properties of a final product.

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Summer Series #4: Is Your Acne Medication Harmful in the Summer?

Summer Series #4: Is Your Acne Medication Harmful in the Summer?

This is the 4th article in our Summer Series, so stay tuned for many more summer tips to keep your skin clear! Join us on Twitter and Facebook to keep the conversation going! As an acne sufferer, you know that many medications have sun restrictions. But avoiding the sun in the summer is like waving a big delicious candy bar in front of a child's (or, let's admit, an adult's) face and telling them they can't eat it. Being on an acne medication during the summer with this type of restriction can cause sunburn/sun damage (sometimes irreversible), irritation and dryness; all of which can make your acne problem worse. If your product is listed here, my recommendation to you is to consult with your doctor about taking these medications during the summer in order to reduce the harmful effects. ...

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One of our AcnEase success stories is now walking the runways in NYC!

One of our AcnEase success stories is now walking the runways in NYC!

Cassandra Bankson, the teen whose makeup routine to cover up her acne-plagued skin made her into a YouTube sensation, started the next chapter of her life, landing a spot on the runway during New York Fashion Week. A confident Bankson walked the runway at the Stacey Igel's "Boy Meets Girl" show in New York City Wednesday night, proudly putting a past of being bullied for her acne-ridden skin behind her. "I'm a small town girl who sits in her living room and films videos all day and now...I'm in New YorkFashion Week," Bankson said backstage. "It's still a dream. I am so thankful." The 19-year-old first achieved Internet stardom after posting makeup tutorials on YouTube with her concealing tips, revealing how she covered her acne-ridden skin before heading out to face the world. In the videos, Bankson talks to her 45 million viewers, first in full makeup, ...

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