For many years, it was popularly believed that Vaseline was an acne-causing substance and should be avoided like the plague by anyone who was acne-prone. Believe it or not, this belief turns out to be more fiction than fact for the majority of acne sufferers in the world, and there are a plethora of examples […]
Every woman dreads that time of the month when they have to deal with cramps, bloating and all-things-PMS. For some, that list also includes acne and breakouts, known as menstrual acne. Article Table of Contents What Is Menstrual Acne?What Causes Menstrual Acne?How To Treat Menstrual AcneBirth Control PillsSpironolactoneWeight LossProper Skin HygieneLow-Dose AntibioticsAccutaneReferences: What Is Menstrual […]
Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is a growing concern. Many strains of bacteria that were once responsive to common antibiotics are rapidly becoming resistant. And it just so happens that the root cause of acne is often a bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes and unfortunately it appears to be evolving and becoming resistant to antibiotics.
Many traditional medicine systems rely heavily on herbs and plants for their healing properties1. Ancient literature of many cultures is filled with thousands of herbs and plants that have tremendous medicinal properties. One plant is considered to be full of health-promoting and disease-fighting properties that it is sometimes called “Miracle Tree” or “Tree of Life”. […]
Laser treatments are popular in treating many skin conditions. Yet, the traditional ablative laser technology has many problems. These lasers can easily damage the uppermost layer of skin called the epidermis. It’s also very difficult to control the depth to which these lasers penetrate the skin. But the modern fractional technology overcomes these disadvantages of […]
Acne can be a really difficult topic to talk about, right? I mean, just hearing the name can bring up these disgusting images of pus-filled zits and horrible pimples. But as they say, not talking about a problem is never a solution, so we are going to talk, and it’s good news! The American Academy […]
Stubborn acne on cheeks can seem impossible to treat, but a few key lifestyle changes could actually do the trick. Unlike the forehead and nose, which are in the notoriously oily ‘T-zone,” the cheeks are part of the “U-zone,” which is typically drier. That doesn’t mean cheek acne is rare though. It just means oil […]
Barberries are one of the most antioxidant-rich fruits1 found in nature. It’s now a scientific fact that barberries have numerous health benefits. They’ve been found to be effective in treating a number of respiratory, gastrointestinal and skin issues. As a result, they have generated a great interest in the scientific community. But most recently, they’ve […]
The connection between acne breakouts or flare-ups and vaping (smoking using an electronic cigarette) is just not clear. Some say their acne went away completely after they started vaping while still others say they got acne even though they had never had it before. The only clear answer is that smoking does affect and worsen […]
Since the moment your first pimple popped up on your face, everyone started telling you that chocolate was out of the question now. No more candy bars, no more chocolate cake or pies. Chocolate ice cream was a thing of the past. Don’t even think about chocolate chip cookies. And they were right. They knew […]
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