The start of a new
school year can feel like a clean slate for a lot of people. New teachers, new
friends and new opportunities all present themselves without fail, but for some
who are self-conscious about their acne,
back to school season can be a stressful and triggering time.
If you live in an area of the world that
experiences seasonal changes, you probably know this situation all too well:
you find a nice solution to help keep your acne symptoms at bay, and just as
you finally start to notice results, the weather changes and you have to start
all over again with some entirely new routine! And the more severe the acne, the worse it can be.
While treating acne can come with its own
source of headaches, it doesn’t have to be a devastating ordeal each time the
climates change. By taking just a few preventative measures, you can treat your
skin NOW, and set yourself up for a flawless fall face at the same time! Here
are just a few of our favorite tips to help take your summer acne treatment to
fall without a hitch!
For years, people believed that a good, healthy dose of sun was the answer to their acne-related problems. Doctors in the 1950’s even prescribed sessions under a sun lamp to treat patients looking to rid their complexions of acne, and the idea has more or less stuck, with some looking to more and more DIY options to help symptoms of acne.
Many dermatologists are pleading with people to resist the urge to go about treating their skin the old fashioned way with a lengthy sunbath by the pool. The claim nowadays is that the sun’s rays can actually end up making acne worse...but why? To get an idea of exactly what the sun is doing to your skin to make acne worse, check out this quick and easy guide below!
composting, environmentally sustainable cleansers – let’s face it, going
organic feels good and is more and more an adopted way of life.Unfortunately, if
you have acne, you may find out that most of the treatment solutions out there
involve the use of chemicals, sometimes even quite harmful. But worry not! You
don’t have to compromise your healthy lifestyle to achieve an acne-free
complexion. Implementing certain natural solutions into your daily life may be
easier than you think!
Summer time is synonymous with fun in the
sun, right? If you’ve got acne, it may also mark the beginning of some big-time
breakouts, which isn’t exactly most people’s idea of a good time.
Many acne sufferers complain of increased acne
symptoms during the summer months, when our skin gets hit hardest with a
catastrophic combination of skin-damaging factors – the drying effects of the
sun, extra dirt and debris buildup from the outdoors…all of this “attacks” our
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.