For centuries, people who had acne were told that they needed the sun to “dry out” their skin. While both dryness and sun are enemies of healthy skin, it turns out the old advice to expose acne to the light of day was partially correct. Visible blue light, it turns out, can kill acne.
Keeping acne-prone skin free of blemishes requires daily effort, but it does not have to cost a fortune or take over your life. Here are seven simple ways to fight acne blemishes that nearly always work.
Birth control for acne, but is it right for you? If you notice that your acne tends to get worse during the week before your period, then birth control may be able to help. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are the main hormones involved with acne related to the menstrual cycle, and their varying levels can […]
People who are blessed with dark brown and black skin tones have skin that is uniquely resistant to sun damage and sunburn. The same characteristics that give black skin the power to stand up to sun damage, however, also make it vulnerable to permanent damage from acne.
If you have acne, you know there are a million different products claiming to be the magical cure for your blackheads, whiteheads, and zits. But which ones really work? Can you really use baking soda for acne? Should you buy over-the-counter acne treatments? Or would it be better to see a dermatologist for prescription strength […]
Many acne care products can kill acne bacteria. The problem with some of these products is that they can also kill the skin. This article reviews the 10 most commonly used products for getting rid of acne infections, their pros and their cons. But first let’s take a closer look at how acne bacteria cause, […]
Vitamins are vital, and we should always take more, right? Everyone needs to get a minimum amount of vitamin B12. But taking too much vitamin B12 can make your acne worse, and even trigger breakouts when you have clear skin. On the other hand, certain acne medications can cause a deficiency of vitamin B12 that […]
Treating acne on Asian skin presents special challenges that are often overlooked by the manufacturers of the most popular acne care products. The products that work on other skin types can be harmful for Asian skin. Here are ten useful tips for treating acne on Asian skin.
Can an apple a day keep the dermatologist away? No matter how light your acne, an apple diet won’t get rid of blemishes overnight. You still have to do basic skin care. This remarkable, inexpensive, and widely available fruit, however, can do a great deal to reduce inflammation in your skin.
Accutane is sometimes almost a miracle drug for cystic acne, but this potent drug can cause significant side effects. Accutane is usually a drug of last resort for acne, used only when all other treatments fail. Many people who use Accutane, however, fail to realize the potential for serious complications in treatment.
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