Helping People Achieve Clear Skin Since 2007

Helping People Achieve Clear Skin Since 2007

The Effect of Steroids on Acne

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Steroid abuse can cause an especially dangerous, even life-threatening, form of acne known as acne fulminans. The relationship of acne and steroids is something everyone who uses illicit or prescription steroids needs to know to protect both appearance and basic health. Summary: Acne and steroids just don’t mix. Steroid abuse can trigger a systemic illness […]

Acne and Sport: What’s the Connection?

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Active people of all ages can develop sports acne, but acne caused by sports activity is usually easy to prevent and treat. Summary: Men and women and boys and girls of all ages can get acne associated with sport activity. The most common kind of sports acne is acne mechanica, or friction acne. Friction acne […]

10 Triggers That Can Make Your Acne Worse

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Do you spend hours and hours on skin care but still suffer sudden acne breakouts that seem to happen for no reason at all? The fact is, some of the things well-intentioned experts recommend for treating acne actually make it worse. Knowing what causes your breakouts is essential to stopping them. Summary: A splash of […]

How Your Toothpaste or Lip Balm Could Be Causing Acne Around Your Mouth

Have you managed to successfully clear all of your acne—except for stubborn acne around the mouth? This is actually a very common occurrence, because some of the daily care products we use the most can contribute specifically to acne around the mouth. Toothpastes and lip balms are typically to blame, although orthodontic or dental procedures […]

Get Rid of Acne Inflammation and Redness With These Simple Tips

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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. Summary: Acne bacteria do not cause acne inflammation. The immune system’s response to them does. You can fight inflammation […]

Boost Your Immune System to Fight Acne

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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 […]

Hormonal Acne – Know the Causes and Best Treatment Options

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 […]

Could an Enema Really Cure Acne?

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Does taking an enema for acne really make sense? The fact is, enemas are more likely to result in increased blemishes than decreased blemishes, and taking enemas too often can cause other health problems. Summary: Enemas help treat constipation, but they can actually make acne worse. The reason enemas and colon irrigation used to be […]

Stress Is the Most Important of All Acne Causes

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The biggest cause of acne is stress. Skin breaks out in times of emotional stress, but the skin has it own special sensitivities to stress that you can totally prevent. Summary: Acne causes stress, and stress causes acne. Emotional stress causes breakouts. If you know you are going to go through trying times, you can […]

Ten Products that Kill Acne Bacteria

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Many acne care products can kill acne bacteria. The problem with some of these products is that they can also kill the skin. This article reviews the 10 most commonly used products for getting rid of acne infections, their pros and their cons. But first let’s take a closer look at how acne bacteria cause, […]