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Is There Really a Link Between Ice Cream And Acne?

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We all know that acne just isn’t fair. It messes up your skin. It can ruin your social life and bring your romantic life to a halt. And acne experts are always telling us that “if it tastes good, you probably can’t eat it,” if you have acne. Now a study conducted by scientists in […]

Different Strains Of Acne Bacteria Cause Different Diseases

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The acne bacterium Propionibacterium acnes, often identified by its abbreviation P. acnes, plays an unusual role in health and disease. Everyone has billions of P. acnes on their skin. Sometimes this bacterium builds up and clogs a pore, forming a whitehead that later oxidizes on contact with the air into a blackhead. Sometimes the immune […]

Seborrheic Keratosis: The Stubborn “Acne” That Isn’t Really Acne

One of the most persistent of all skin problems is a particularly hard-to-treat skin condition called seborrheic keratosis. Tending to start in middle age and to stick around for the remainder of life, seborrheic keratosis takes on the appearance of acne that has been stuck onto the skin. It usually begins as one or more […]

The Possible Underlying Cause Behind Acne and Weight Gain

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If you have recently gained weight and started breaking out, there’s no need to panic, especially if you’re in your teens. Although the diet and skincare industries would have you believe otherwise, weight gain in your teens is normal and healthy, and acne is just part of the hormonal shifts you’re going through right now. […]

Lithium And Acne: What’s the Connection?

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Lithium has been a mainstay of treating bipolar disorder for many years. Although other medications are also often used to treat this commonly diagnosed psychiatric condition, when the cost of medication  is a major concern, lithium is almost always the medication of choice1. One of the serious potential side effects of lithium treatment, however, is […]

It’s Okay, Let It Out: Why Expressing Your Emotions May Be Better For Your Acne

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One of the newest topics in acne research is the relationship between a psychiatric condition known as alexithymia and acne. Alexithymia is a personality trait that causes difficulty in expressing, understanding, or describing emotions. The Greek words from which the term is derived literally mean “without words for emotions.” The experience of alexithymia is not […]

Acne And Prostate Cancer

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Acne is a major downer that most men forget. But it turns out that men who have been free of acne for 50 years and more may still suffer one of the most serious after-effects of acne1 in the form of an increased risk for prostate cancer. Propionibacterium acnes is the species of bacteria that […]

Finding the Truth About Milk and Acne

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If you live in the United States or Canada, you get bombarded with two kinds of information about milk and dairy products. The milk and dairy companies constantly remind us that dairy products are the main source of calcium and phosphorus in our diets and we simply have to have them in our diets (they […]

SAPHO Syndrome And Acne

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SAPHO syndrome is a condition that affects up to 1% of the population of the United States—and up to 4% of the population in Alaska and Denmark—that most of us have never heard of. Sometimes merged with a condition called hidradenitis suppurativa1, SAPHO syndrome is characterized by a combination of synovitis (inflammation of the linings […]

How Acne Makes Your Skin Stress Out

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Everybody who has acne knows that acne is worse when you are under stress. Stress makes acne worse1, and as soon as you look in the mirror or you hear that first snide remark, acne makes stress worse. There is a vicious cycle between stress and acne that keeps the condition flaring up again and […]

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