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.
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 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 […]
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 […]
There are certain numbers that make a big difference in your acne treatment success. These numbers tell you how much of a product is enough and how much is too much, or how long you need to wait to see results, or what you can reasonably expect from an acne treatment. The cold hard facts […]
Over and over on this site, we warn you about the dangers of fragrances, perfumes, and preservatives in skincare products. If you have sensitive skin, fragrances, perfumes, and preservatives can cause you problems a lot faster than acne breakouts, and they aren’t easy to overcome. Some of the most harmful substances are chemicals you probably […]
About 20% of American adults smoke. Vastly larger percentages of adults smoke in other countries where people aren’t exposed to anti-smoking rules and regulations whenever they go out. About 20% of American adults have acne—but they aren’t always the same people who smoke. And some countries that have high rates of smoking don’t have high […]
January is the biggest month of the year for weight loss diets. Hundreds of millions of holiday party goers around the world pack in extra calories in December and pack around extra pounds in January. Hundreds of millions of people go on calorie-restricted diets to get the extra weight off. But what about weight loss […]
If you have rosacea, we don’t have to tell you about the problems rosacea can cause with redness, flushing, and irritation. If you have had both1 common acne (acne vulgaris) and rosacea, we don’t have to tell you that the sheer unpredictability of rosacea flare-ups can be more frustrating than acne itself. But we will […]
Pemphigus vulgaris is a blistering disease. It sometimes produces blisters that look like pimples, but it’s not caused by infection. Instead, pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune condition that can result from hyperactivity of the immune system1 after dealing with a serious infection—including acne. Treatments that work for acne, however, won’t work for pemphigus vulgaris.
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