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 so packed full of health promoting and disease-fighting properties that it is sometimes called “Miracle Tree” or […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Acne vulgaris, a common skin disorder, was proven to cause significant psychological and psychosocial repercussions in 1955. Since these findings, measures have been taken to curb and prevent those effects. These measures have been successful to some degree, but the effects that acne has on a person’s mental health are much deeper than originally thought1. […]
As usual, when it comes to the information about the skin and hair, there just aren’t many full articles dedicated to men. Acne is just as prevalent in adolescent males as females1. As adults though, more women tend to get acne than men. But that doesn’t mean men don’t suffer the same issues and heartache […]
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