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Acne By The Numbers

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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 […]

Fragrances, Perfumes, Preservatives, And Acne

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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 […]

Does Smoking Cause Acne?

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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 […]

Weight Loss Diets And Acne Vulgaris

Weight Loss and Acne Weight Loss and Acne

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 […]

Fixing Redness And Flushing Caused By Rosacea

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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 And You

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. What […]

Acne And Smoking In Women

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Dermatologists often notice that mature women who have acne also tend to smoke1. This article won’t tell you that you shouldn’t smoke (even though we really think you shouldn’t) but rather what women need to know to keep acne under control if they choose to smoke. What’s Different About Acne In Women Who Smoke? Acne […]

Women More Likely Than Men To Get Acne As Adults

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For the eight years they are teenagers, boys are more likely to have acne1 than girls. But through the 60 years most of live our adult lives, women are more likely to get acne2 than men. Dr. Julie Harper, an associate professor of dermatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and her colleagues published […]

How to Deal with Post-Acne Hyperpigmentation

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One of the least frequently considered complications of acne is hyperpigmentation, the formation of small, or not so small, brown spots on the skin after pimples heal. Hyperpigmentation can occur on all skin types1 and all skin shades, but it tends to be more prominent with darker skin. Why Acne Causes Hyperpigmentation The pigment making […]

Acne And Allergies: How Gentle, Effective Treatment Can Change Your Skin

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Do you often break out with tiny red pimples? Do cleansers, moisturizers, toners, and makeup leave your face feeling itchy or tingly? Does sunscreen leave your face looking sunburned even before you have been out in the sun? If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, it’s possible that in addition to acne you […]

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