About 20% of American adults smoke. Vastly larger percentages of adults smoke in other countries where people aren’t exposed to anti-smoking rules and regulations each and every day every time they go out in public. About 20% of American adults have acne—but they aren’t always the same people who smoke. And some countries that have […]
January is the biggest month of the year for weight loss diets. Hundreds of millions of holiday party goers around the world pack in extra calories in December and pack around extra pounds in January. Hundreds of millions of people go on calorie-restricted diets to get the extra weight off. But what about weight loss […]
If you have rosacea, we don’t have to tell you about the problems rosacea can cause with redness, flushing, and irritation. If you have had both1 common acne (acne vulgaris) and rosacea, we don’t have to tell you that the sheer unpredictability of rosacea flare-ups can be more frustrating than acne itself. But we will […]
Pemphigus vulgaris is a blistering disease. It sometimes produces blisters that look like pimples, but it’s not caused by infection. Instead, pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune condition that can result from hyperactivity of the immune system1 after dealing with a serious infection—including acne. Treatments that work for acne, however, won’t work for pemphigus vulgaris.
For the eight years they are teenagers, boys are more likely to have acne1 than girls. But through the 60 years most of live our adult lives, women are more likely to get acne2 than men. Dr. Julie Harper, an associate professor of dermatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and her colleagues published […]
Many proud mommies and daddies are dismayed and frantic when their newborns break out in acne1. 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 […]
Tens of millions of teenagers have been admonished not to indulge in masturbation because sexual self-gratification will cause their faces to break out. Since 80% of teenagers get acne and 80% of teenagers masturbate, there might be a ring of truth to this age-old advice1. But is there really any relationship at all between masturbation […]
Most people are not aware that there are different types of acne. They see acne and they assume that it’s all the same. Believe it or not, there are many different kinds of acne, plus there are also other skin conditions that often get mistaken for acne. By knowing the different acne types, you will […]
Millions of people who have acne try to hide it with a tan. Tanning acne-prone skin, however, can cause more problems than it solves.
Tens of millions of women in their reproductive years have acne that comes and goes about once a month, along with the fall and rise of estrogen levels. Estrogen can be very important in managing women’s acne, but it’s never as simple a matter as getting estrogen levels higher to clear up the skin.
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