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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Many proud mommies and daddies are dismayed and frantic when their newborns break out in acne1. Infant acne usually appears at the very time the baby is at his or her peak of fussiness, gassiness, and nighttime sleep deprivation. Photo taking comes temporarily to a complete halt and parents wonder what could have taken over […]
Tens of millions of teenagers have been admonished not to indulge in masturbation because sexual self-gratification will cause their faces to break out. Since 80% of teenagers get acne and 80% of teenagers masturbate, there might be a ring of truth to this age-old advice1. But is there really any relationship at all between masturbation […]
In 1995, actor Brad Pitt was selected as People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive.” In 1975, however, the then-unknown Brad Pitt was about to start Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Missouri. He was plagued by acne, just like many teenagers1. In 1985, Pitt was earning his living by wearing a chicken suit for an El Pollo […]
Acne on oily skin requires special handling. Get to know the facts about oily skin acne so you don’t make expensive and potentially disfiguring acne care mistakes.
Adult acne is an issue that many people don’t like to discuss. This is because most people feel that acne is something that only adolescents get. They assume that once you grow past the teen years you will also leave behind the skin blemishes. Believing that the issue is one that only teens have to […]
Acne and cosmetics are not necessarily incompatible. With a little planning, cosmetics can help you achieve smooth skin even while blemishes are still healing, but you will need to pay careful attention to your daily skin care routine. Here is what is required for effective use of cosmetics in the day of the life of […]
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