Acne news, articles and information:
|11/8/2016 - Although acne was formerly thought to be a simple skin condition caused by buildup of dirt and dead skin, it is increasingly being understood as a genuine inflammatory health condition. And while most pimples clear up on their own in a week or so, large or persistent acne outbreaks are a cause to consult...|
|10/24/2016 - You may have heard the advice not to pop pimples, but the risk may be even greater than scarring. According to dermatologist Vishal Madan from Salford, England, popping a pimple in a certain area of your face could cause potentially fatal brain infections.
Madan calls the area in question the "danger...|
|10/13/2016 3:29:30 PM - The healing and cleansing powers of tea tree oil, derived from a shrub-like tree called the Melaleuca alternifolia, have been passed down for thousands of years by the indigenous people of Australia. For centuries, the leaves of the tea tree plant were used to cure most of their common ailments, for...|
|5/1/2016 - Zika might be dominating the headlines as the media and scientists publicize a possible link to birth defects, but a common acne drug can also cause severe birth defects and miscarriages, and many women are ignoring the warnings. The problem is so dramatic that countries like Canada have launched official...|
|3/18/2016 - There a many, many benefits to using nature as your dermatologist. As explained in a post at Love-Yourself-Naturally.com, the chemicals found in mass-produced skincare products can actually exacerbate, if not cause, skin problems. Your skin is very sensitive and can suffer adverse reactions to many...|
|10/2/2015 7:19:28 PM - In a recent column, Fox News health writer Dr. Manny Alvarez was asked about three separate medical conditions — gout; cystic acne on the face, back and chest; and toenail fungus. In each case, instead of recommending chemicals, he suggested natural remedies that have been proven to work every...|
|6/16/2015 - Acne is a skin condition can be caused by a variety of nutritional deficiencies, as well as food allergies food intolerances and fungal infections. Natural remedies for acne include vitamin B6, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C and herbs like tea tree oil. Acne occurs when the skin becomes inflamed. Oil glands...|
|3/3/2015 10:55:15 AM - Most topical acne products on the market today are nothing more than cheap blends of toxic, skin-drying chemicals that both fail to address the root causes of acne and promote rapid aging. But a revolutionary new product line developed by a sharp young man with a family legacy of natural healing offers...|
|12/15/2014 - The conventional approach to acne treatment that says to dry out the skin with chemicals and eliminate all exposure to oils is flawed, and it causes many acne sufferers to experience even worse outbreaks. But a revolutionary new approach to acne treatment developed by a young man who suffered from severe...|
|11/16/2014 - Not only the bane of teenagers, acne can strike adults at any age too. Stress, hormonal imbalance and poor diet all contribute to annoying breakouts. Yet, before fretting that perfect skin will forever be out of reach, have a look at the suggestions below.
Contrary to popular belief, oily skin is...|
|11/6/2014 - Of course you want to find that magic potion that will dry up pimples, heal your skin, and prevent future breakouts. It doesn't exist. If you truly want beautiful, clear, healthy skin, you need to find the cause of your acne, rather than just treat the symptoms.
If your liver is too congested to...|
|11/4/2014 - You don't have to spend another dime buying chemicals to put on your face. Everything you need to create a healthy, beneficial, facial mask can be found in your kitchen.
Honey is an antibacterial that has been used throughout the ages to dress wounds. It is an excellent choice to use on troubled...|
|7/21/2014 - According to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), over-the-counter, topically-applied acne products that list benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid as its active ingredient may cause users to develop dangerous, potentially life-threatening, reactions (1). Consumers have had reactions such as hives, throat...|
|7/20/2014 - According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin disorder in the United States, affecting an estimated 40 to 50 million people across the nation. While acne usually begins in puberty, this unpleasant inflammatory condition -- which manifests as pimples, lumps and plugged...|
|7/9/2014 - Acne may not seem like a serious problem to some people. After all, it's not life-threatening. It's more of an inconvenience than a health problem, right? Wrong. While almost everyone gets acne at one time or another, in some people, it can become both persistent and severe. For these people, it can...|
|6/2/2014 - You'll be hard-pressed to find an all-natural product in the selection of over-the-counter acne treatments available on the market. These cleansers, creams, toners and spot applications contain countless chemicals that are harsh on the skin and can have harmful side effects to your health. And KidsHealth.org...|
|5/27/2014 - Affecting as many as 50 million Americans, acne is the country's most common skin disorder. And while the teen years may first come to mind when thinking about acne, people from all age groups -- nearly 85 percent of the population, in fact -- suffer from the condition over the course of their lives....|
|5/12/2014 2:34:11 AM - Almost 85 percent of people experience acne within the course of a lifetime, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, (1) so it's a very common problem. Many people turn to over-the-counter acne products or prescription drugs for this condition. But many of these products have ingredients that...|
|5/12/2014 - A federal appeals court has recently ruled that driving a vehicle with your hands at the "ten and two" position is reason enough for police to pull you over, even if no traffic laws have been violated.
Additionally, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled, a driver having facial acne...|
|1/11/2014 8:04:03 AM - Fran Kerr, author of Clear Skin for Life and How to Heal from Acne Naturally, has been a fan of jojoba oil for years. "I still do love it. I'm a massive fan of it, but I have a new favorite now," she admits. "It's organic hemp seed oil. I am in love with hemp seed oil as a cleanser and moisturizer."
|12/12/2013 - Chris Gibson started developing acne at the young age of 11. He suffered with the skin condition for over 15 years, saying he was well into his 20s when he was cured. In his case, he had cystic acne, which can lead to severe scarring and permanent pockmarks. "Antibiotics... Accutane... [I] tried it...|
|10/23/2013 - Having bad skin is something that millions of people deal with every single day, and for the most part, it's a very preventable condition.
From adolescent breakouts to adult acne, there are varying degrees of having "bad skin," and most of the cases have to do with bad decisions.
|10/18/2013 - Heather Bhagat was only three years old when she had bladder surgery. From there came a slew of persistent health issues, including chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs) - which she typically had once every month - severe acne, underweight problems and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). These issues...|
|10/5/2013 - Most acne breakouts happen during the teenage years, when the hormones are still in overdrive, but some adults between 25-40 years of age develop what is known as adult acne. Scientific studies have been conducted to understand what adult acne is and how it can be treated.
The following facts were...|
|10/3/2013 - Skin problems like acne can affect almost everyone. This is most prevalent among adolescents because of their fluctuating hormones. Acne can develop not only on the face but also on the scalp, chest and back. This usually occurs due to lack of sleep, stress, diet and a busy schedule on a daily basis....|
|8/31/2013 - Acne scars are the result of inflammation induced by acne, an unpleasant skin disorder commonly experienced during adolescence. Although the scars - which usually manifest as deep pits and indentations - are not medically problematic, they are physically unattractive and frequently contribute towards...|
|6/14/2013 - There may be a safe, reliable and natural way to treat moderate and severe cases of acne: Supplementation with omega-3-rich fish oil.
Acne occurs when a substance known as sebum builds up and combines with dead skin cells. This clogs the skin's pores, producing inflammation and infection, which we...|
|3/19/2013 - Teenagers are faced with a myriad of challenges while growing up, one of which is acne, which affects four out of five Americans between the ages of 12 and 24. Thankfully though, there are effective treatments available right now that work to combat acne and ultimately reduce the damage caused by severe...|
|2/27/2013 - If you're looking to clear up your problem complexion - specifically, your acne problem - new research suggests you may be able to do so simply by implementing some changes in your diet.
A study published recently in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found increasing evidence...|
|1/21/2013 - Millions of Americans, both young and old, suffer from frequent skin outbreaks and acne -- and unfortunately many acne sufferers feel as though they have no other choice but to take harsh drugs like Accutane in order to keep the condition at bay. But there are a number of natural ways to combat acne...|
|12/26/2012 - Recently, two studies were performed to measure the potential of green tea in acne treatment and the results give hope for those looking for an alternative. The findings of these recent studies show that when applied to the affected area, green tea can reduce sebum production, inflammation and bacterial...|
|12/18/2012 - It is one of the most popular medications available for people with severe acne. But Roaccutane (isotretinoin), also known as Accutane in the U.S., is being increasingly linked to causing depression, suicidal tendencies, and even sexual identity confusion among people who take it. And this connection...|
|10/30/2012 - Not only bothersome, acne can also indicate toxicity. Encourage radiant skin and cleanse the body by making easy adjustments to the diet and utilizing natural remedies. Exotic or expensive ingredients are unnecessary -- a solution may be no further than the kitchen pantry.
We are what we eatIt should...|
|10/16/2012 - Released in the early 1980s, Accutane has been touted as a miracle cure for acne over the past three decades. However, in 2009, due to rising public health concerns and emerging lawsuits the drug's manufacturer, Hoffmann-laRoche Pharmaceuticals, pulled the drug off the market in 12 countries including...|
|10/6/2012 12:56:12 AM - Before getting into this article there is a very essential piece of information that must be disseminated concerning those that live in fluoridated communities who are forced to drink bottled water.
Fluorine and chlorine evaporate at 110 degrees F. Hot water from your tap that emanates from the hot...|
|6/19/2012 - Instead of opting for potentially harmful mainstream acne medications, try safe and effective natural remedies for acne problems. You may find your acne and associated problems such as redness and light scarring completely gone or greatly improved in as little as two weeks or less.
Natural Acne RemediesLemon...|
|5/15/2012 - During the 1950s and '60s, there was almost no way to get through puberty acne-free. Then the magnitude of acne-faced teens dissipated. Now acne, also known as pimples or zits, seems to be making comeback.
As acne becomes more prevalent so are the pharmaceutical solutions dispensed by dermatologists....|
|1/6/2012 - Certain pharmaceutical medications prescribed for acne sufferers come with serious side effects. Many sufferers, desperate to be rid of their embarrassing acne, have found out too late that their treatment choice can cause severe, life-threatening diseases. Using a more natural skin care protocol, orally...|
|9/21/2011 - Acne is the scourge of adolescence... and for many adults too. Many readers are likely familiar with the more common home remedies for curing acne... tea tree oil, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and burdock root. However, because acne is such a wide-spread and troubling problem, scientists are continuing...|
|9/2/2011 - Essential oils are one of the most effective natural weapons against acne. Topical use of a few specific essential oils can be a first line defense against the bacteria that cause pimples to form. There are also natural skin toning oils that help to close the pores so acne-causing debris are unable...|
|7/24/2011 - Depression and acne often go hand in hand. Most people dismiss depression as just an unfortunate result of such a visible skin condition. However for almost 100 years visionary dermatologists have known there`s more to the connection.
Though these two conditions are different, they share similar...|
|7/18/2011 - While most acne solutions focus on surface treatments, truly clear skin comes from treating acne from the inside out. Like the rest of the body, the skin needs nourishment and nutrients in order to heal and cleanse itself. One of the most powerful foods for clearing acne is the green smoothie. This...|
|3/28/2011 - Too many teens and adults with acne have been misled when it comes to acne and their diet. Many dermatologists and doctors still advise their patients that diet has nothing to do with acne. They usually prescribe drugs that can have harmful long term effects, rather than educate patients about lifestyle...|
|3/7/2011 - Conventional treatments for acne and/or oily skin include harsh, detergent type cleansers that strip the skin, dry it out and do not get rid of the problem. Acne and/or oily skin problems may persist, leaving the skin looking in dire need of help. Contrary to popular belief, oils such as good quality...|
|3/7/2011 - Acne is a painstakingly frustrating condition. The cure has eluded both sufferers and dermatologists for decades. However latest research on the role of oxidative stress and the antioxidant defense in acne brings new hope for sufferers.
Acne patients are under higher oxidative stress than people...|
|3/2/2011 - Fluoride is in our toothpaste. It`s in our water. It`s even in our food. While fluoride is praised for saving our teeth, many alternative health experts question the validity of fluoride`s benefits. And now many realize that fluoride may also be harming our skin and causing acne outbreaks in millions...|
|2/3/2011 - If you`re an acne sufferer, then you know the frustration of searching for an acne product that actually helps your skin. Chances are you`ve tried everything on the market and were left less than satisfied (and with a much lighter wallet!). The mainstream commercial products you`ve tried may work for...|
|1/11/2011 - Acne medications on the market often contain acids and chemicals that dry the skin and cause rashes, redness and peeling. Essential oils provide a gentle and inexpensive way of treating acne, clearing infections and healing acne scarring. Known for their antiseptic, antibacterial and calming properties,...|
|12/7/2010 - Acne is a problem that doesn't just affect teenagers, but also affects millions of adults as well. Drugs used to be the preferred method to clear up acne, but there are many natural methods that work very well. Natural methods are preferred, since the most common drugs prescribed to fight acne are antibiotics.
|10/12/2010 - The consensus in the dermatological community is that acne is largely a genetic disorder and that diet has little to no effect on the development of the condition. A literature search shows that the irrefutable beliefs held by dermatologists are based on a collection of studies that are inconclusive...|
|8/24/2010 - Acne can have a short-term but potentially long lasting psychological effect. Decreased self-confidence can lead to social withdrawal and even depression. Left untreated, severe acne can lead to disfiguring scarring, which can be difficult to treat. Typical acne appears in the oil-producing areas of...|
|5/22/2010 - At first glance, the treatment therapies that use red and blue spectrum light to treat skin disorders and revive aging skin may seem a bit dubious. How can a light beaming on your face actually help change the visible attributes of your skin? Well, infrared red and blue light therapy, as more and more...|
|4/20/2010 - Accutane, an anti-acne drug manufactured by Roche, is in the spotlight once again for causing a New Jersey man to have to get his colon removed. Following a lawsuit filed against Roche, alleging that Accutane gave him a severe inflammatory bowel disorder, the man was awarded a $25 million verdict.
|3/15/2010 - Acne is a skin problem that affects adults and teenagers. Teenagers are often plagued with persistent acne. Many adults, who may have thought skin problems were a thing of the past, are distressed to find themselves affected, sometimes even when middle-aged. The skin care industry caters to sufferers...|
|2/23/2010 - Acne usually appears in puberty and goes away as one enters adulthood. However, many suffer acne into adulthood or do not experience acne until adulthood. Multiple factors are involved in acne. And there are just as many methods of treating it. While some treatments work for some, they may not work...|
|11/16/2009 - It has been proven that aloe vera can be used to treat acne, with improvements seen in as little as one week. Acne sufferers can see a remarkable improvement by simply breaking an aloe vera leaf and applying the watery gel to the acne lesions. It should be noted that aloe vera does not "cure" acne,...|
|10/14/2009 - Acne sucks. But you don't need antibiotics or harsh chemicals to treat it. In addition to altering your diet so that you consume fewer acne-producing foods (dairy products and fried foods, mostly), there are some effective natural remedies that are also useful for clearing up your skin.
|11/30/2008 - Does it feel like nothing helps with your acne? You eat healthy, you live healthy and you've tried everything, but nothing helps. Your acne just won't budge. You may suffer from gluten sensitivity and it may prevent you from curing acne.
Gluten sensitivity is one of those hidden and hard to detect...|
|11/1/2008 - Does it feel like nothing helps with your acne? You eat healthy, you live healthy and you've tried everything, but nothing helps. Your acne just won't budge. You may suffer from gluten sensitivity and it may prevent you from curing acne.
Gluten sensitivity is one of those hidden and hard to detect...|
|10/27/2008 - We all know the advertisements where celebrities sport the milk mustache and ask `Got Milk?`. However studies suggest that a more accurate question would be: `Got milk? Got acne?` This article explores how hormones and allergenic proteins in milk could contribute to acne.
At least three large-scale...|
|8/9/2008 - When it comes to curing acne, which is more important: what you do or what you think? If you said what you do, you are wrong. The key to curing acne is in your mind. Not in your hands. Thinking about getting clear is much more important than what you actually do. Holding wrong ideas about curing acne...|
|7/10/2008 - Almost every dermatologist will tell you that diet has nothing to do with acne. With fervor, many of them argue this and you know they really believe it. In a world of 'evidence based medicine' you would think dermatologists would have strong scientific evidence backing it up.
It turns out that the...|
|6/26/2008 - More evidence has come in on the dangerous side effects of Accutane, the powerful acne drug, that is also known as Roaccutane in Europe. A Canadian study confirms that Accutane increases depression risk. The study found that Accutane more than doubles the risk of depression.
The study is the first...|
|3/12/2008 - There is nothing worse than owning a skin care store full of wonderful, natural products and getting a horrible bout of adult acne. I now sympathize with thousands of people that have to deal with this terrible skin affliction. Thank goodness, after some trials and tribulations, I was able to identify...|
|12/3/2007 - A clear chemical link has been established between the acne drug Roaccutane and the history of depression and suicide associated with its usage, according to researchers at the University of Bath.
Writing in the journal Experimental Biology and Medicine a team of scientists, lead by Dr. Sarah Bailey...|
|10/12/2006 - Elevated cholesterol levels and liver enzyme levels appear to be more common than previously thought among patients taking the acne medication isoretinoin, including those who had normal blood test results before beginning therapy, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of Dermatology,...|
|10/26/2005 - Most people with acne attempt to treat their irritated skin with external face washes, soaps, lotions and treatments. Yet, according to a number of natural health authors, the best way to treat acne is by changing your diet and getting rid of acne-causing ingredients such as fried foods.
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|10/17/2005 - Acne may seem like no big deal for those of us who have never had it -- or who only had it for just a few years during puberty; but for many teens, having acne can feel like the end of the world. The damage it does to one's self esteem during the time when it's the most fragile can be devastating. Even...|
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