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. ...
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, ...
Buttocks acne is a form of back acne. As I explained yesterday in what you must avoid if you have back acne, because the skin is thicker, back/buttocks acne treatment requires more time and a disciplined regimen to see improvement. Even though it's impossible to keep the buttocks area untouched, which can be irritating it, you can take some easy steps to control and even speed up the treatment of back/buttocks acne.
Internal imbalances make your sebaceous glands work over time, which leads to the overproduction of sebum (oil), in turn, clogging pores. Sebum, dead cells and dirt attracts bacteria, leading to inflammation, resulting in the formation of pimples and even cysts. With that said, you need to take some important steps not to exasperate this tough to treat acne.
What YOU NEED to AVOID if you have back acne.
Don't Scrub Your Back:
Keep clean, but don't scrub the skin on your back. Scrubbing may actually break the skin...
The first step in getting rid of acne scars and marks is to let the skin heal itself while new breakouts are prevented. Acne marks and scars are a result of deep lesions and repeated breakouts and can be prevented if acne symptoms are eliminated.
What to do about those persistent acne scars?
Persistent cysts and lesions that effect adult acne sufferers often leave behind long lasting marks in the form of acne scars, which represent post-inflammatory changes in the skin that are not easily reversed. Depending on the method you choose, acne scar treatment can be quite costly and occasionally even discomforting or painful.
As a first-time user, you should start with the treatment phase to see the best results. Each treatment requires a specific number of bottles for one-month: mild acne (3 bottles), moderate acne (5 bottles), severe acne, (7 bottles). We recommend a minimum one-month treatment, and to continue with the treatment even if you start to see results in the average 7-10 days.
NOTES: The product is the same for each treatment. There are 72 tablets per bottle. Each treatment requires a different daily dose - instructions come with the order.
From the change in seasons to the change in schedules, this time of year can cause some major havoc on your skin - and the last thing we need is to wake up in the morning having to deal with surprising and unwanted pimples or cysts. Here are some of my recommended quick fixes to make facial acne look non-existent (while waiting for the more sustained effects following your AcnEase treatment).
Emergency Tips for Last-Minute Zits
If the pimple is just forming and you need it cleared in a day or two, increase the evening dose of AcnEase® to 6 tablets for one or two days...
The big challenge for Fall skin is to off-set the sun and wind exposure from the summer, and the stress of the changed life pace brought by the end of the vacation season, return to school and work and picking up old and new responsibilities. Here's a quick and easy all natural skin fixer that will help "abused" skin achieve a healthy glow.
Oats and oatmeal (not instant or sweetened, but whole grain, steel-cut oats!) are credited with many things. They are an excellent source of fiber, ...
As the summer comes to an end, it's time to give your skin some extra TLC. Think about it. With all the fun-in-the-sun that you've had, your skin has had a little too much sun and wind exposure which causes more dryness, dark spots and possibly even more trouble with acne due to excessive sweating and mixing make-up with certain sun protection products. Since we are almost at the end of the summer, let's help your skin contain the possible damage that occurred over the past 2-3 months with a juicy treat!