None of us considers acne bacteria to be “friendly” bacteria. But scientists at the Graduate School of Medicine at Mie University in Japan report1 that they have been able to stop the growth of melanoma tumors with an injection of acne bacteria.
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.
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 […]
A new form of an old treatment for rosacea is getting extraordinary results. It’s based on azelaic acid, a product that sometimes gets good results in treating rosacea and sometimes doesn’t. The new foaming formula, however, may be exactly what is needed to make azelaic acid more effective for more people who have rosacea.
Nearly 50% of people who have rosacea also have a condition known as small intestine bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO. In one small study, 100% of people who have ocular rosacea (which can cause red and puffy eyelids, a feeling of grittiness in the eyes, eye pain, and sensitivity to light) have the predisposing condition.
A few years ago I spent about a year working as a scientific consultant to a company that catered to the rich and beautiful of Beverly Hills. Coming from a background of poor people who had “nice personalites” on a farm in Texas I was not a natural fit, and I realized I wouldn’t be […]
One of the least frequently considered complications of acne is hyperpigmentation, the formation of small, or not so small, brown spots on the skin after pimples heal. Hyperpigmentation can occur on all skin types1 and all skin shades, but it tends to be more prominent with darker skin.
Dr. Vivian Bucay is a cosmetic surgeon in San Antonio, Texas. Over half of her patients come from various locations in Mexico because of her expertise in Hispanic skin care. But is there really such a thing as Hispanic skin, or Hispanic skin acne care?
In 2011, the US Federal Trade Commission settled complaints1 against two makers of smartphone apps that claimed to cure acne. “Smartphones make our lives easier in countless ways, but unfortunately when it comes to curing acne, there’s no app for that,” said Jon Leibowitz, Federal Trade Commission Chairman. The settlements with the US Federal Trade […]
Many proud mommies and daddies are dismayed and frantic when their newborns break out in acne. Infant acne usually appears at the very time the baby is at his or her peak of fussiness, gassiness, and nighttime sleep deprivation. Photo taking comes temporarily to a complete halt and parents wonder what could have taken over […]
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