As a general
rule, women's hormones tend to fluctuate more than men's, which helps explain
why acne in women tends to be less constant and more erratic than acne in men. More
than half of all adult women experience at least occasional breakouts. Approximately
60-70% of women battle with acne experience premenstrual flare-ups. Acne can
occur throughout a woman's adult life: in early adulthood, in the late twenties
and thirties, during pregnancy, and during menopause. While female adult acne
can be frustrating to deal with, it can be prevented and effectively treated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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. ...