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.
Many proud mamas and papas are taken back when their beautiful bouncing baby breaks out in acne at about the age of three weeks. Acne doesn’t just come at the very time parents want their newborn to be at his or her most photogenic, it also comes at about the same time that baby becomes […]
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 […]
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?
When most teens and many adults are asked what they would most like to change about their faces, the unequivocal answer usually is “Acne!” But the truth is that many other color and texture issues cause acne sufferers consternation about their skin. Here’s a look into some treatable skin conditions that excessive focus on acne […]
Cystic acne is a specific form of acne that involves large, painful bumps that can appear on the face, chest, back, or anywhere else acne commonly appears. Unlike blackheads, whiteheads, or pimples, the infection in this kind of acne does not rise to the surface of the skin. Instead, healthy skin grows over it, leaving […]
Back acne can be uncomfortable as well as embarrassing. Wearing a shirt on a back that has acne can lead to more irritation. Take the shirt off or wear a tank top and you may feel the embarrassment of more people seeing the blemishes. While it may seem like you are all alone in the […]
Acne breakouts on your shoulders are usually not the easy-to-treat mild to moderate form of common acne known as acne vulgaris. Here’s how to combat shoulder and back acne
People used to think that only oily skin got acne, but the truth is, excess oil is only one factor in acne formation. Acne can occur on any skin type, oily, dry, normal, or combination. Treating acne on oily skin, however, requires a different skin care treatment plan and different skin care products than those […]
Hundreds of millions of children have been admonished by their mothers always to wash the backs of their necks. Preventing and treating acne on the neck, however, is not as simple as keeping the neck clean, because almost any form of acne can occur on the neck.
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