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Is Acne Hereditary?

Genetics and Acne Genetics and Acne

Growing up as a kid, did you have severe acne? What about mild acne? Are you worried about your children getting acne? Worried they will go through the same struggles with it like you did? This is a common concern among parents. Growing up with acne can be really tough and in extreme cases, even […]

Can You Prevent Your Child From Getting Acne?

Teenage Acne Prevention Teenage Acne Prevention

While children can get acne1, it is most prevalent in teenagers going through puberty. Acne can cause insecurities, depression and overall low self-esteem in many teens. Is it possible to prevent your child from getting acne? Unfortunately there’s not a guaranteed solution to prevent acne because acne is caused by overactive oil glands. Fortunately though, […]

Is The Climate Causing Your Acne?

Climate and Acne Climate and Acne

Have you noticed that you breakout more during a certain time of the year1? Maybe during winter you have the worst breakouts or being in the sun during the summertime seems to lead to more breakouts. That’s because what many people don’t realize is that climate can definitely affect your acne2. But there are things […]

Is Acne Becoming A Kids’ Disease?

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Everybody knows that teens get acne. Nearly everyone now an adult remembers getting blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and other kinds of zits as a teenager. But there is a disturbing recent trend of acne in children as young as 7 up to the age of 12. Dermatologist Latanya Benjamin of the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital at […]

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 […]

When Acne And Weight Gain Go Hand In Hand

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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

Lithium Products can cause Acne Lithium Products can cause Acne

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 […]

Unexpressed Emotions And Acne

Alexithymia and Acne Alexithymia and Acne

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 […]

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