5 Easy Acts of Self Care That Can Help You Fight Acne
Self-care simply refers to any acts devoted to supporting your mental, physical, and/or emotional well being. Acne obviously affects the physical part of us, but do you know how this skin condition can affect the other areas of our lives? Acne has been linked to depression, anxiety and low self-esteem among many, especially among teens and those with severe or chronic symptoms. Because acne affects more than just our skin, it’s important that we give our whole selves some extra love and attention from time to time.
5 Skin Pleasing Treats For A Clear and Beautiful Complexion Skin This Fall

Acne is a usually the result of a hormonal imbalance, which goes on to affect the sebaceous glands. These glands produce sebum, or oil, which travels along the hair follicle, or pore, to protect and nourish the skin. Some imbalanced hormones can trigger the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum than necessary, which becomes clogged within the pore on its way to the surface. When combined with dead skin cells, bacteria forms, which sparks an inflammatory reaction, resulting in symptoms called pimples.

What oils can I use on my skin? Do they even help?
A: A few years ago, oil-free moisturizers were all the rage. People thought that oily skin would break out if more oil were topically applied. I remember seeing lots of skin that was dehydrated with red inflamed breakouts from this method of hydration. Certain oils can be your friends! It is just important that you use the right oil for your skin, because the wrong one can absolutely lead to more breakouts, while the right one can balance your sebum, making it less hard, sticky and pore clogging.
The Many Ways To Use Brewer's Yeast To Help Fighting Acne

If you have been dealing with acne for any amount of time, you probably feel like you’ve heard of, and tried, just about every tonic, treatment and remedy under the sun, but there’s one you probably haven’t heard much about, and it’s a dietary supplement worth knowing.

Brewer’s yeast is most known for it’s role in making beer, but did you know it can also work to help keep skin healthy and acne-free?

3 Top Do’s and Don’ts to Eliminate Acne Cysts and Pimples This Fall
Cooler days and longer nights can only mean one thing - Fall is in full swing!  For some, this shift in seasons is a welcome departure from the scorching summer months, but for anyone with acne, this time of year can make for a whole new set of troubles and concerns.
If ALL Else Fails: A Real Treatment for Adult Acne

Acne is usually associated with being a teen “problem,” but did you know that the average age of someone with acne is 26?

If you’ve tried everything to treat your adult acne, or are just experiencing acne for the first time and want to avoid the guessing game, read on to learn what you’re working with, and how to really treat the problem.

3 Easy Ways To Use Apple Cider Vinegar To Help Your Acne

When it comes to the benefits apple cider vinegar can have on acne-prone skin, the list is practically endless! It can naturally detoxify the body of harmful free radicals by flushing toxins from within, exfoliate dead skin cells on the surface, and contains manganese, which helps the body metabolize vitamins, and protects cells against damage caused by free radicals. Even digesting apple cider vinegar has its benefits, as the process produces malic acid, naturally rich in antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties, which are all essential steps in fighting acne!

Q: What are the best ways to deal with acne scarring?
A: One of the most frustrating parts of acne are the scars that it leaves behind. A pimple that only lasts a week can leave its impression on your skin for weeks, months or even- forever.  There is number of ways to deal with scars – some that can start even when you still have acne and others that are only suitable after your skin improves.
A Look At Chronic Acne, And 5 Rules For Stopping The Cycle
Acne is a disease which affects the skin, and is the most common skin condition affecting people of all ages. Caused by a hormonal imbalance which triggers an excessive amount of sebum, or skin oil, to be produced by the sebaceous glands, acne symptoms appear on the surface as red, swollen bumps often referred to as pimples.
Why as an adult do I have acne? I didn’t have it when I was younger but am now suffering with it! By Courtney Wells (Esthetician)


Adult acne can hit you like a train out of nowhere. Lots of people suffer from acne as adults, even if they had perfectly clear skin throughout their teenage years. Acne in younger people is, in a sense, easier to understand, because it is linked to hormonal changes and an excess of oil production from the sebaceous glands. Acne in adults is much more complicated because, yes even though it comes from a hormonal imbalance, there are more sources to contend with.

AcnEase: The Facts Behind an Acne Solution with 96% User Success
Overnight spot treatments, age-defying serums, pore-reducing tonics - In such a consumer-driven culture, it isn’t uncommon to witness claims that promise nothing short of a miracle to eliminate your acne. Designed to encourage buyers to pluck a product off the shelf in an instant, many of these topical treatments are wrapped in packaging ripe with buzzwords, to instill a sense of trust, wonder and hope that this magic bottle might possibly be the answer to their problems!  Additionally, many products are designed for teens so it’s impossible to decipher how to treat adult acne in a world full of teen acne products
3 Ways to Zap a Zit in a Day

For anyone with acne, the universal question still remains - how do I get rid of it?! We all want to get rid of our pesky pimples ASAP, but in order to understand the best way to treat the problem, it’s important to understand the cause of our concern.

The term acne is generally used to describe those red or white swollen bumps that appear on our skin, but those are actually just the symptoms of acne, which is technically a skin disease. Usually caused by a hormonal imbalance, acne can affect anyone at any age, though some people are more genetically predisposed to experience acne than others. Acne can appear in a variety of forms, from whiteheads to cysts, each requiring their own level of care, and approach to treatment.

AcnEase® Blog Named One of the Best Skincare Blogs of 2016 for Second Consecutive Year

Herborium Group, Inc. is excited to announce that the AcnEase® acne skincare treatment blog has been named, for the second consecutive year, one of the Best Skincare Blogs of 2016 by the distinguished Healthline.com. Joining the ranks of Allure’s Daily Beauty Reporter, the AcnEase blog was selected and praised by Healthline as a top blog providing high quality information and education to consumers that empower them to make informed, safe and effective skincare choices.

6 Things To Do Now To Get Clear Skin In Time For Back To School
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.
How to Treat Acne Now So That it Won’t be Back This Fall

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! 

The #1 Thing that Is Making Your Acne Worse this Summer

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!  

The Pocket Guide To Naturally Getting Rid Of Acne
Organic produce, 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!
5 Ways Not to Make Your Acne Worse This Summer

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 skin.
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. 

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.
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.

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

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.

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. 

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.