Acne itself is a pretty innocent skin condition, but that doesn’t mean it’s entirely harmless. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the way our society views acne can have serious negative effects on people’s psychological health1. Those with acne are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, and other serious mental health conditions. But what […]
Okay, so you woke up with red and bumpy, inflamed skin. Take a deep breath, don’t freak out and let’s do some research on what could be causing it. It could either be eczema or it could be acne. Both are treatable and both are caused by things that are innocent enough, so no need […]
What Are Loofahs? You might have been using a loofah for years without actually knowing what it is made of. What you are actually scrubbing your skin with is made of a vegetable related to the cucumber, suitably dubbed the luffa plant. You read it right – this vegetable’s dried fibers are used to weave […]
Fungal acne looks like regular acne but is actually caused by an entirely different kind of infection. Typical acne, also called vulgaris, is caused by a combination of inflammation, excess sebum (the oil produced by our skin), and a particular type of bacteria known as Propionibacterium acnes or p. acnes. Fungal acne, on the other […]
Have you recently experienced a sudden bout of acne and are wondering why no specialized acne-fighting products are helping your case? Are you blaming the inadequacy of the products, or even worse – your own bad luck? That may simply be because you do not have regular zits, but are instead suffering from acne of […]
The most recurring forms of acne happen on the back, face, and chest. Although scalp acne may not be the most common form of acne that people have to deal with, it does not diminish the annoyance of those who have to face on a daily basis. If you are one of the unlucky ones […]
An acne face map can be an important clue in helping you to determine what is causing your outbreaks. Depending on where your acne is located, you may be able to narrow down what’s bringing it on and how to help eliminate it, as well as prevent more of it. The more you can learn […]
People who pop pimples often are punished by an even more disfiguring skin condition called impetigo. Entering the skin through tiny scratches, nicks, and tears, impetigo can spread all over the body and cause temporary disfigurement that’s a lot worse than acne. Scars and permanent disfigurement from impetigo, fortunately, are rare.
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 […]
One of the most difficult realities about rosacea is that no acne treatment works for everyone who has it. Some people just need to stop drinking hot cocoa and hot coffee, and like magic, they are cured. Some people get good results by taking special precautions to avoid sudden changes in temperature. Usually, this means […]
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