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American Academy of Dermatology Acne Update

Acne can be a really difficult topic to talk about, right? I mean, just hearing the name can bring up these disgusting images of puss 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 […]

Seven Rules for Effective Anti-Acne Skin Cleansing

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Surely everything that could possibly be said about skin cleansing is already somewhere on the Internet, right? We don’t really think so. In fact, we have come up with seven new rules for fighting acne and bringing out natural skin tones with skin cleansing, starting with one rule you might be surprised to see on […]

Treating Acne By Strengthening The Protective Barrier Of The Skin

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If you have acne, you probably know that sometimes treatment just doesn’t work. In fact, once in a while acne treatments even make your skin worse. When acne treatment produces the oozy, slimy, painful symptoms we usually associate with eczema, the underlying problem typically is damage to the stratum corneum, the protective barrier of the […]

I’m a Guy. Can I Use Makeup for Acne? And Other Reader Questions

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We’re just getting the forum for this site set up, but our writer Robert Rister has been getting reader questions about acne for over a decade. Here are some classic questions that get asked over and over again.

Calming Skin with Calendula

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When we talk about natural treatments for acne, we usually talk about tea tree oil. But the preparation of marigold petals known as calendula also has potent anti-inflammatory power for calendula.

Zeroing In On Xerosis

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Xerosis (pronounced zee-roe-sis) is a chronic condition of dry skin. It’s more common in the elderly than it is in other age groups. One of the odd symptoms of xerosis is the development of acne. Even if you didn’t get whiteheads and blackheads at the age of 17, you just might at 47 or 57 […]

Cleansing Your Skin Isn’t Just About Getting Rid of Dirt

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You can’t spend two minutes surfing the Internet for information about acne without coming across and article or an advertisement or a question or a comment about skin cleansers. Thousands of pages of information tell us that cleansing the skin is basic to curing acne. But what does it mean to cleanse your skin, anyway?

Is There Something Good About Acne Bacteria?

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None of us considers acne bacteria to be “friendly” bacteria. But scientists at the Graduate School of Medicine at Mie University in Mie, Japan report that they have been able to stop the growth of melanoma tumors with an injection of acne bacteria.

Teen Makeup Tips Make Cassandra Bankson Famous

If you are a teen and you have severe acne, there’s a good chance you have already heard of Cassandra Bankson. A major presence on YouTube, Cassandra Bankson offers great tips and insights on how to cover up the worst pimples and blemishes.

Treating Acne in Dark-Skinned People

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If there is anything that can be said about most acne treatments, it is that they are designed for people with fair dry skin who have more of a problem with pimples than with whiteheads, blackheads, cysts, or rosacea. In other words, most acne treatments are designed for white people. Dermatologists in the United States […]

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