9-Pro Tips on How to Fight Body Acne for the Summer

9-Pro Tips on How to Fight Body Acne for the Summer

Body acne most frequently appears on the back and chest. You may not realize the prevalence of body acne since most people are normally wearing clothes, but more than half of people with facial acne have some amount of body acne.  The reasons are simple. 


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5 of the Best Herbal Home Remedies for Acne

5 of the Best Herbal Home Remedies for Acne

Everyone’s skin and body chemistry is different but one thing remains the same: When chronic skin problems arise there’s a sure sign that something is amiss. 

Unfortunately, many people choose potentially dangerous or ineffective products including some prescription drugs and topical medications for acne that have well known sideeffects, and forget about alternative choices like natural acne treatments and natural home remedies.

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Advice from NYC Esthetician: Here’s how you’re causing more acne by dehydrating your skin.

Advice from NYC Esthetician: Here’s how you’re causing more acne by dehydrating your skin.

We’re pleased to announce the addition of NYC esthetician, Courtney Wells, to the AcnEase team as a skincare expert to help you get even closer to obtaining and keeping acne-free skin for life. Courtney has worked with numerous acne sufferers over the years, helping them to find the right balance that works for their skin naturally.

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It's off-limits but we’re putting a spotlight on it

It's off-limits but we’re putting a spotlight on it

June is a very important month for us over here at AcnEase. It’s a time when we get to pull out all the stops by focusing even more so on a topic that is usually off-limits. Well guess what? We’re going to chat even more now about how we can help you get rid of your acne long term, and how you will also be able to help others who you don’t even know with getting rid of their acne – it’s all about paying it forward. #acnechat

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What Exactly is Sebum?

What Exactly is Sebum?

If you have acne, and have read up on its causes, you will find yourself coming across the word “sebum” quite a bit. We know that too much of it can lead to acne breakouts, but what exactly is sebum?

Sebum is an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands. Our skin needs it in order to function, but too much of it can lead to acne, and an overly oily complexion. Other than the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet, sebaceous glands can be found all over the body.

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Fad or Fave? Can Applying Oil Benefit Acne?

Fad or Fave? Can Applying Oil Benefit Acne?

When most people think of oil in relation to acne, their first impulse is usually to steer clear of the slick stuff. In fact, much of the topical skincare industry owes it’s success to stripping skin of oil, promising hopeful acne-prone consumers a squeaky-clean complexion through a course of scrubs, wipes and treatments. Lately, a new trend is shaking things up in the area of acne treatment, using the very thing we’ve been taught to fear to treat our stubborn blemishes and breakouts. 


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A Quick Guide to Managing Oily Skin

A Quick Guide to Managing Oily Skin

We all like to shine…. but not on our faces. So we often ask, WHY is my skin oily and WHAT can I do about it?

The oil you see on your face is called sebum. Produced by the sebaceous glands, sebum is actually a good thing, and is a necessary part of maintaining healthy skin. Sebum travels from the sebaceous glands to the surface through the pores to hydrate, moisturize, and protect the various layers that make up the skin. The face tends to be the oiliest part of the body as that’s where the majority of the sebaceous glands are located, anywhere from 2,500 to 5,500 per square inch!

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Are Lasers and Light Therapy Effective Treatments for Acne?

Are Lasers and Light Therapy Effective Treatments for Acne?

People are always searching for the next big thing in skincare, from anti-aging technology to treatments that leave you looking like you’ve just returned from a relaxing vacation. For those with acne-prone skin, most are up for trying anything in the hopes of finding some sweet relief from stubborn breakouts.

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Six Powerful Herbs and Spices That Help Deliver Clear Skin [DIY MASKS]

Six Powerful Herbs and Spices That Help Deliver Clear Skin [DIY MASKS]

For thousands of years, human beings have looked to the foods that grow naturally around them to fuel their bodies, bring people together, and even treat certain ailments, including acne. From using cloves to numb a toothache, to adding garlic to soups in a fight against the common cold, herbs and spices have been proven to help cure what ails us, all while adding a delicious dash of flavor to the dishes we eat everyday.

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Is Birth Control Pill the Right Choice for Treating Acne?

Is Birth Control Pill the Right Choice for Treating Acne?

For women, the decision to take oral contraceptives is a personal one, with many reasons factoring into their decision. Many women use hormonal birth control (aka “the pill”) for the skin-saving benefits and for those with acne-prone skin, waking up to a face free of breakouts is reason enough to choose the pill as a way to manage their acne.

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3 Important Ways to Control Hormonal Acne

3 Important Ways to Control Hormonal Acne

Acne affects nearly half of adult women and almost a third of adult men. Acne can appear at just about any age and 75% of all people suffer from acne breakouts at some point in their lives.

Acne usually makes its first appearance during adolescence, however, we’re seeing more and more adults suffering from acne breakouts. Statistical data also confirms that the number of adults affected by acne is steadily increasing. Acne affects people of all ethnic and economic backgrounds, making it one of the most widespread and “populistic” medical conditions in the world.

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5 Ways for On-the-Go Teens to Be Acne-Free

5 Ways for On-the-Go Teens to Be Acne-Free

We get it - the life of a teenager is demanding and fast paced. There’s stress that comes with performing well in school and extracurricular activities, social pressures (including being involved in social media) and personal and/or family challenges. Couple this with the fact that teens are always on the go, and proper skincare is a bit tough to fit in. Instant gratification usually replaces taking preventative measures, and often times, many teens think acne will eventually go away by itself.

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How to Treat Acne in a World Full of Teen Acne Products

How to Treat Acne in a World Full of Teen Acne Products

Many people associate acne with the teen years, and the constant hormonal changes associated with puberty. Most topical acne treatments, such as facial washes, lotions, and spot treatments, are advertised to appeal to teens, and the products are formulated to treat the type of acne that affects teens the most. However, the average age of those with acne is actually 26! With the teen market front and center, how can you keep a clear complexion in your adult years?

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How AcnEase® Helps Treat Adult Acne

How AcnEase® Helps Treat Adult Acne

Acne can be a source of trouble for many people throughout their teen years. With hormones fluctuating, causing oil production to kick into overdrive, breakouts can be hard to keep under control. For many, this problem doesn’t simply go away once they reach adulthood, with some experiencing acne for the first time after they’ve outgrown puberty, which is known as “adult-onset acne.” Or, for some, acne can resurface as an adult.

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Top 5 Causes of Adult Acne and How to Control It

Top 5 Causes of Adult Acne and How to Control It

When you’re still battling acne into your adult years, you’ve probably asked yourself this question many times - WHY?! Because so many tend to view acne as a teen problem, the issues surrounding adult acne aren’t commonly explained as well and addressed. This can be both frustrating and actually jeopardize your efforts to regain clear skin.

To choose an effective and efficient treatment for adult acne, it’s important to understand what causes the condition before you can begin searching for a solution. Reason being that acne is an internal issue that manifests itself externally.

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