Common sense tells us that curing acne is matter of drying up the skin. Countless skin care experts tell us that everyone who has acne needs a moisturizer. And both pieces of advice are correct in their own way.
If you talk with acne patients or if you read acne “experts” on the Internet, you might get the impression that the only medications that doctors ever use to treat acne are antibiotics (such as tetracycline, minocycline, doxycycline, and clindamycin), hormonal therapy (birth control pills), topical over the counter products with benzoyl peroxide, and retinoid drugs […]
There is a standard guide to the formulas used to make just the brands of makeup sold in the United States that is over 2,000 pages long. Cosmetics companies are constantly thinking of new ways to help their customers make their skin more beautiful, or maybe just to help their customers think they are making […]
Whether you treat your skin with an acne gel, acne cream, acne foam, or acne lotion is not as important as the ingredients the product contains. For some skin care problems, however, lotions are best.
Acne light therapy is the biggest exception in the industry right now. Very specific kinds of light can help improve the acne you currently have, and when used in conjunction with a preventative acne treatment system, you can see real improvement in your acne, without the initial backsliding. The vast majority of treatment processes for […]
There is some acne laser treatment for nearly everyone who has acne. Some laser therapies are only performed at the dermatologist’s office, but other laser therapies are available for safe and affordable home acne care.
Most people who have acne hear about good products from their friends or see acne products on YouTube and try them. After a few months or maybe a year, they accumulate a huge set of skin care products that don’t work, and for which they cannot get their money back.
An itchy, ugly, red pimple is an obvious symptom of acne inflammation. But acne inflammation is not necessarily caused by acne bacteria, and blemishes that are not red, itchy, tender, or painful can still be inflamed.
Thousands of so-called experts tell us that the way to fight acne is to strengthen the immune system. The immune system, however, is what causes the skin inflammation that manifests itself as acne. Acne bacteria only pull the trigger. The immune system is the gun. And understanding what “turns off” the immune system can go […]
When you hear “hormonal acne,” you probably have flashbacks to high school, but unfortunately, leaving your teenage years behind doesn’t free you from hormonal acne. There are actually several ways hormones can cause acne, from puberty to stress to serious health conditions. Most people experience hormonal acne at some point in their lives, or during […]
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