Submit your skincare questions to Dr. Agnes, CEO of Herborium and natural medicine expert
Do you wear a sunscreen before stepping out in the sun and even use hats and umbrella as much as possible, but still not able to control increased acne breakout after sun exposure?
Well, we feel you, and you are not alone! Sun exposure can exasperate acne in number of ways. If you have acne prone skin and use wrong sunscreens containing ingredients that additionally clog your pores; if you have sun sensitivity, also known as photosensitivity and your sebaceous glands skin start secreting excess oils as a protection mechanism against too much UV rays, which leads to the development of acne.
When people think of acne, they think of teenagers with inflamed pustules (red breakouts) on their faces.
Nobody thinks of acne when it comes to adults. It is quite embarrassing as an adult to have acne all over your face especially if you’re a professional and have to meet people every day.
Most people think that men care less about their look but it’s wrong; as clear skin is very important for everyone as it truly reflects a person’s overall health.
Your skin is the largest organ of the body and if it has severe acne of the face or back then it is signaling an underlying problem that must be treated immediately or else it may worsen!
There is a raging debate between parents, teens and often professionals around whether or not to pop your pimples. People try to catch them early, others let them develop so they are easy to get at, but you have heard it here first, popping pimples really is as bad for your skin as the experts say it is.
As our other acne based blogs have suggested acne is an inflammation of the skin and a pimple can derive from a blocked pore. With our busy daily lives these pores can become blocked ever so easily with excess sebum, dead skin cells, bacteria and often pus, I know gross right?! But seemingly overnight you wake up in the morning and see this big spot or pimple staring back at you in the mirror. Something takes a hold of us from this point onwards, almost as if the pimple is asking to be popped or squeezed and we feel compelled to listen to it.
Gluten is a little bit of a buzzword these days, I am sure you have seen it on the side of food packaging and marketing materials waving the flag to ensure you know if something is gluten free. But why, what is it?! Many sources claim that gluten is safe for everybody, except perhaps people with a diagnosis of celiac disease or display similar symptoms. But confusingly other health professionals suggest that gluten is in fact harmful for the majority of people and we should be looking out for the gluten free badges. So, where do we stand and what are the implications?!
HelloSpring, and goodbye Spring acne! Spring is a season where we toss out the old to make room for the new. Your skin care regimen needs a cleansing, too! Here’s how to transition from winter to spring with fresh, fabulous skin by updating your skin-care regime with these 7 tips to start the spring season with glowing and rejuvenated skin.
It is spring, which means less coverage and your back acne might become more visible. No one wants to expose their embarrassing back acne during sundress season. But in the middle of the heat, what can you do? It is important to know why and how acne is formed. When pores get clogged with extra sebum and dead skin cells build up, a pimple is formed. Don’t worry! Follow our tips to fight off bacne and regain your confidence in the warm sun.
Your solution to feeling better, gaining energy or perhaps improving your appearance is exercise. However, you can’t seem to work out those pesky post-workout breakouts and wondering what’s the connection between exercise and acne. Exercising helps increase in the circulation of blood and nutrients to the skin, encouraging skin repair and creating a natural healthy glow. It also reduces stress levels, which in turn decreases fine lines and wrinkles. This all sounds good, but for people with acne exercising may also bring more breakouts. How disappointing to then working so hard, only to breakout afterward. But you don’t have to stop exercising, here’s what you should do to tackle this obstacle.
Blackheads are small bumps that appear on your skin due to clogged hair follicles. These bumps are called blackheads because the surface looks dark or black. Blackheads are a type of acne and even if they are less serious that cystic acne, they are very frustrating. In addition – long term blackheads may live enlarged pores and uneven skin, furthermore if removed the wrong way they may lead to infection, acne marks or even scars. Blackheads usually form on the face, but they can also appear on other body parts such as: back, chest, neck, arms and shoulders.
Halloween is a popular time of year for scary movies, humorous costume parties, and not to forget, a wide variety of sweets and candies tempting us from every corner! This event can be a treat for some but a trick for others. Those who want to find a magical potion for this Halloween’s trick for their skin, should continue to read this article. But be aware- we will most likely scare you with our conclusions….and scary facts about sugar and acne. But… wait there is a light at the end of this scary article- as we will tell you how you can become acne free.
Acne is not just women and teens problem. Over 25% of acne sufferers are men and this
includes not just adolescents but actually grow up and otherwise very macho
guys. In fact, during last decade the
median age of people with acne (including men) has risen by almost 23%, from
20.5 years to about 26.5 years old.. In addition guys have obviously less
chance to camouflage acne with makeup while at the same time their acne is
usually more difficult to treat, and a general trend is for men to be more
concerned with their appearance, and more focused ( and spending) on their
looks including wellness, grooming and clothes.