Six ways to keep your acne form getting worse in a summer

Do you think summer is good for your skin? Unfortunately for those with acne the answer is: rather not! To keep your acne from worsening over the summer here are some important tips to remember.

The Pocket Guide to The Pill, and How It Relates To Acne
For women, the decision to take oral contraceptives is a personal one, with many reasons factoring into their decision. Some women opt for hormonal birth control simply to manage their acne, a method that has proven to work in many cases, but why does it work? And what happens once you put down the pill? 
Can Using Systemic Antibiotics for Treating Acne Endanger Your Health?
The majority of people at some point in their lives experience acne.  Acne is not confined to puberty or teenagers, but impacts adults as well. In fact, during the past decade the average age of the acne sufferer increased by 5 years from 21 years old to 26 years old.
5 Easy Tweaks to Get Your Skin Clear for the Summer

You don’t have to undergo an entire overhaul of your skincare routine or lifestyle to deal with breakouts this summer when just a few quick and easy adjustments to your existing plan can work just fine, and probably stick with you in the long run!

What is Acne?

5 Best Ways to Use Aloe to Improve Acne-Prone Skin
You probably know that aloe is the go-to for many when it comes to repairing cut, scraped, or burned skin, but did you know that it can also be used to help improve acne?
Before treating acne, it’s important to understand just how this condition affects the body, and skin. Acne is attributed to a hormonal imbalance, which can affect the function of the sebaceous glands, whose job it is to create sebum, or oil. This oil travels along the pore to hydrate and protect the skin on the surface. 
Everything You Wish You Knew Before Beginning Your Acne Journey
If you’ve had acne for even a few months you probably already have some experience with the trial and error method of finding the right treatment for your skin. No matter where you’re at on your skincare journey, there are a few things that can help you make some smart choices, and steer you clear of the wrong ones.
The Benefits of Using Honey to Help Your Acne, From the Inside, Out!
There are countless creams, lotions, serums and spot treatments out there to help anyone with acne-prone skin improve their condition, but there’s one natural ingredient that can be effective without worrying about what you’re putting on your body, and it may already be your kitchen.
Everything You Need to Know for Acne Awareness Month 2017
If you’re among the 50 million people living in the United States with acne, every day may feel like it’s dedicated to acne awareness, but June is still reserved as a time to shine a light on a subject by creating awareness for, and laying out the real facts behind, acne and how to treat it.
The Facts Behind The Acne Statistics 2017
Whether you’re just at the start of your acne journey, or have been navigating these waters for a while now, the information you see online and elsewhere may leave you feeling confused. In order to treat your condition, it’s important to understand just how acne affects your skin and body, and what’s really going on when you read those numbers.
Top 6 Triggers That Can Contribute to Breakouts

Most people attribute their breakouts to an overly oily complexion, and they aren’t entirely wrong to do so, but did you know that it takes more than just oil to form a pimple on your complexion?

Acne is a disease that affects the skin, and is the most common skin condition in the United States, and does not discriminate based on age, sex, race, or any single identifier. It is normally caused by a hormonal imbalance that triggers an excessive amount of sebum, or skin oil, to be produced by the sebaceous glands. Too much of this oil can become clogged within pores, where it travels from the sebaceous glands to the surface of the skin. But the formation of acne doesn’t stop here! 

The 4 Most Detoxifying Exercises for Acne-Prone Skin

Anyone with acne knows that clear, healthy skin starts with clean pores. While there are plenty of products out there to cleanse from the surface, there are a handful of exercises that can work to stimulate the detox process from within in the body, making for a gentle way to take care of yourself and your skin!

It probably goes without saying, but when the body is healthy, everything benefits, from our immune systems to our mental condition to our complexions. 

Does Dermablading help Acne-Prone Skin?

Regardless of the season, some people with acne-prone skin look to shed a few layers for the good of their complexion with a process called dermablading.

To put it simple, dermablading is a procedure that rids the surface of the skin of dry, dead cells. Using a surgical scalpel, a licensed aesthetician or dermatologist removes these dead cells by essentially scraping them away, applying short, light strokes to the surface of the skin after washing the face and applying an alcohol solution. The result? A pile of dead skin, a renewed and youthful glow, and a complexion free of pore-clogging debris.

Acute vs Chronic Acne: How to Identify in Order to Treat
When most people experience a breakout, the only thing on their mind is getting rid of it as soon as possible, whatever it takes. While we all want to experience our clearest and healthiest skin possible, the best way to get those results is to find a treatment that’s right for your skin, and that starts with identifying just what type of acne symptoms you have.
If You Really Want to Get Rid of Acne, Start Doing These Two Things Now
When most people think of treating acne, facial washes and spot treatments are often the first, and sometimes only, things to come to mind. Because acne isn’t just the result of a dirty complexion, however, it’s important to look to the source, stay informed, and keep your head in the game in order to witness real results.
Does Blue Light Therapy Really Work to Get Rid of 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. Lately, acne sufferers are looking to blue light treatments to clear their complexions, but does it really work?
Why Topicals Alone Will Never Get Rid of Your Acne

When most people think of treating acne, zapping away oil and dirt with a medicated cleanser is usually the first thing that comes to mind, but unless you have something working from within, chances are those pimples will return in no time.

How to Give Your Acne-Prone Skin a Good Spring Cleaning!

Spring has been well under way for a few weeks now, but even if you’ve already cleaned your house and home, there’s always time for a thorough skin cleansing ritual as well!

Many acne sufferers complain of increased breakouts during the warmer spring and 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 skin. In order to coexist with the change in weather, it’s important to keep a few key issues in mind when looking to maintain an acne-free complexion, taking care not to neglect your self-care, and skin care, when spring cleaning this year. 
5 Rules for Acne-Prone Skin During the Spring

Before treating acne, it’s important to understand just how this condition affects the body, and skin. Acne is attributed to a hormonal imbalance, which can affect the function of the sebaceous glands, whose job it is to create sebum, or oil. This oil travels along the pore to hydrate and protect the skin on the surface. When too much sebum becomes clogged within a pore and pairs with dead skin cells from the surface, bacteria forms, triggering an inflammatory response from the body. This process is known as the acne cascade, and usually results in red, swollen bumps known as pimples, a symptom of acne.

5 Ways To Ensure Your Hair Care Routine Doesn’t Aggravate Your Acne

The formation of acne is usually attributed to either excessively oily or way-too-dry skin, but there’s another culprit that may be contributing to your symptoms - your hair or more precisely – your hair care routine.

Acne is a result of a hormonal imbalance, which can affect the function of the sebaceous glands, whose job it is to create sebum, (skin oil) which travels along the pores to hydrate and protect the skin on the surface. When too much sebum is produced, it clogs the pores.  A mixure of the skin oil, dirt and dead skin cells invites bacteria to form, triggering an inflammatory response from the body. This response usually appears as red, swollen bumps known as pimples, a symptom of acne.

Are Your Skincare Products Causing More Acne?

Washing acne-prone skin plays a big part in maintaining its health and happiness, but if you’re using products that don’t work with your particular skin or acne type, those twice-daily reprieves may be doing more harm than good.

AcnEase: A Good Practices Guide to Keep in Mind While on Your Treatment
When many people begin a new acne treatment, the goal of obtaining clear skin is the main thing on their minds, but in addition to keeping all eyes on the prize, it’s important to understand just how to make the most out of your new skincare regimen.
5 Ways to Make a Huge Difference in Clearing Acne TODAY!
For anyone with acne-prone skin, who doesn’t want to get rid of the issue overnight?  Many people have patience, but many don’t.  And unfortunately, our judgment can get cloudy and we only look for a solution without looking at the underlying cause.  So instead of focusing your search today on the next best thing that is guaranteed to help you whether it be in a day or 6 months, it’s important to understand two things:  how and why acne forms, and how important it is to develop ongoing healthy lifestyle habits.
4 Easy Steps to Clear + Avoid Breakouts for Valentine's Day!

With acne-prone skin, you wanted clear skin like yesterday.  And you certainly don’t want to worry about whether or not your skin is going to look good or not for an upcoming special day. When many people look to rid their skin of acne, a topical wash, cream or spot treatment is usually the first thing they reach for. 

3 Acne “Fighting” Ingredients that Can Increase Signs of Aging!
When it comes to addressing acne, many will go to great lengths to treat their condition, but did you know that certain ingredients commonly found in many topical acne treatment can age your skin quicker?
5 Things That May be Contributing to Your Acne
If you’ve noticed acne symptoms on your skin for any amount of time you probably have a routine for dealing with the damage, but are you aware of some common factors that may be contributing to your condition?
The Pocket Guide to Eliminating Cystic Acne for Good
Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, and many people have experienced symptoms that appear on the skin as breakouts. Some types of acne are harder to treat than others, and cystic acne is among the most stubborn, but with the right approach, even cysts can be eliminated for good.
Predictions for How Acne Skincare Will Change in 2017
Out with the old and in with the new! This year is sure to come with a lot of new treatments, techniques, and trends in skincare.  We sure are looking forward to seeing all that 2017 has to hold.
6 Priceless Party Makeup Tips for Acne-Prone Skin
With the New Year right around the corner, we always want to look our best for those big (or not so big) plans we’ve made. For anyone with acne, this can be a stressful time, but with the right tools you can step into the New Year with your best face forward.
3 Skin Dangers to Avoid At the End of the Holiday Season
The office, the family, the dinner with friends - the holiday season can certainly be a time for celebrating, and for anyone with acne-prone skin, all that partying can catch up to your complexion in no time.
Q: I want to be pimple free before my holiday parties and even new years eve…how!?

A: Why is it that people often get a huge pimple before a special event? We know there are many potential causes that can exacerbate acne, and one that can do a number on you is stress. The holidays can be a great time, but also stressful…stress hormones can trigger excess sebum and before you know it, you’ve got some nasty breakouts right before a fun night out. Before your NYE party or any special event you are looking forward to, it’s so important to add in a few important things you can do to give your skin its best chance of shining!

Holiday Recipes That Won’t Make You Break Out!
With the holiday season here, both our time and our dietary care can slip away from us, which can lead to acne for some people. Food isn’t responsible for acne, however there are some foods that are more disruptive than others, which is why it’s important to recognize how our diet can affect us and our skin.
Q: I want that “holiday glow” this season but my skin is not cooperating. What should I do?

A:  It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but not for your skin unfortunately!  Parties with sugary treats and alcohol, late nights, cold temperatures, drying winds and dry indoor heating systems can wreak havoc on your skin and call for some emergency updates in your skincare routine.

The best way to achieve glowing skin for the holidays is simple: keep it hydrated and exfoliated whenever you can.  And don’t forget the old adage, “you are what you eat… and drink” as well!

And since many of our readers have severe acne, exfoliation needs to be done with extreme care or not at all until the major lesions and cysts heal.   So keep reading and get glowing!