Submit your skincare questions to Dr. Agnes, CEO of Herborium and natural medicine expert
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!
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!
Now more than ever, people seem to be looking for safe, natural and effective ways to treat anything that ails them, from pain to digestive troubles to addressing their skincare needs, but how does a natural acne solution really work?
In order to understand how acne can be treated, it’s important to become familiar with how acne works in the first place. Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, and affects people of all ages. It is 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 become 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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.