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Friday night. Summer is in a full bloom, and your friend just called
about this great beach party tomorrow. Instead of being excited, you get
that sinking feeling...and the only think you can think about is how
you're going to handle taking your shirt off with all of those pimples
on your body.
acne is similar to facial acne in both symptoms and general treatment
rules, but it may be more difficult to control and get rid of, and
therefore will require some special attention. Body acne is most
commonly found on the back (and is also sometimes called "bacne"), chest
and neck but blemishes can appear anywhere with exception of the feet
and palms. Back and body acne affects both men and women, teens and
adults, but body acne is much more common, and often more severe, in
What do you do when your
pre-teen child is unhappy and defiant, feeling depressed or alienated because
she or he has PIMPLES? And they are only 9 or 10 years old! The situation
obviously cannot be ignored, so how do you treat children with PRE-TEEN acne
Most people associate acne
with the teenage years and accept acne as a normal part of growing up. More
recently, pre-teen or pre-adolescent acne is gaining more attention from
pediatricians, dermatologists and of course pre-teens along with their parents.
In fact, in May 2013 the American Acne and
Rosacea Society (AARS) published guidelines for the
"Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Acne" which was subsequently
endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. In part, this increased
attention to pre-teen acne (ages 8-12) results from observations that this
younger age group is now experiencing acne.
A study published by Lucky
et al revealed acne lesions in 78% of 365 girls ages 9 to 10.
a holiday weekend of indulging in carbs, sugars, alcohol and sun
exposure, are you worried that zits and flareups will come fast and
Is this one of the most unbelievable things you've ever heard? Well my friends. Believe it.
answer may surprise you, but YES - a healthy sex life has many health
benefits including improving your skin and actually helping in some
instances to fight acne.
is a manifestation of an internal imbalance that most often is routed
in a hormonal imbalance, specifically in the imbalance of sex hormones
(androgens/testosterone, estrogen and progesterone).
of us are led to believe that if we lather on sunscreen in the morning
and then stay out on the beach all day long, our skin is protected.
Unfortunately, this is incorrect. Learning about proper sun protection
and sunscreens will not only keep you and your skin safe, but it will
also keep you from getting flare-ups.
popular way of thinking when you have acne is to scrub your skin as
much as possible with products that "sting" in order to get rid of acne
-Unfortunately, this is not the case. That "stinging" feeling doesn't
mean that you're doing something good for your skin. Practices like
this actually do more harm than good. The more chemicals, and product,
that you put on your skin, the more your skin is striped of its natural
oils, and goes into protection mode and actually produces more oils,
which can make your acne worse and chronic!
We do know that by implementing the proper washing and moisturizing
techniques, your chances to get clear skin increases two-fold. And
don't forget - you have to treat your skin with an acne treatment when
you have acne - it will not go away simply by washing or doing DIY
every pimple is acne. Pimples may be allergic hives, bites or even a
sweat rash...just to name a few. So as a mother, how do you know it's
time to seriously search for a safe and effective acne treatment for
your fast growing teen?
Here are some basic red flags you should watch for:
usually develops and worsens in time. So the earlier you catch it, and
start the right treatment, the faster you get rid of it and there is
less risk of obtaining lasting skin damage such as acne scars and marks.
1. Oily and shiny T-zone: a clearly shiny and oily forehead, nose and chin may be an early warning for forthcoming acne
2. Oily Skin overall: shiny, oily or very oily skin represents a clear warning sign for acne
3. Blackheads and whiteheads: these represent an early stage of acne
4. Redness, inflammation, pimples or cysts on cheeks, chin, back and/or shoulders: these are fully developed acne symptoms
Acne is a part of many teen lives
- unfortunately. And they will do anything to get rid of it - who
wouldn't!? HOWEVER, there are some important safety alerts both smart
teens and their mothers need to know before choosing an acne treatment.
Reason being that MANY of the most commonly prescribed regimens do have
side effects you need to know about. Weigh the benefits and potential
dangers - after all, an educated consumer is a safe consumer.
Here are some of the potential treatments you need to be alerted to.
The Truth About Teen Acne
teenagers will experience acne at some point during their adolescent
years. A number of factors contribute to teenagers having the highest
incidence of acne. Many parents attribute acne to poor diet or lack of
attention to proper skin cleansing and moisturizing. However, the real
cause of acne is a hormonal imbalance related to adolescence that over
stimulates the sebaceous glands.
A hallmark of teenage skin aside from the pimples is "greasy or oily skin".
appearance of oily skin goes hand in hand with the increased appearance
of acne. The oily skin is due to an over secretion of sebum (skin oil)
by the sebaceous glands. This over production of sebum not only
manifests itself as oily skin but can also lead to clogged pores that
are seen as "white heads" and "black heads." Once the pores of the skin
are clogged with sebum, they accumulate dead skin cells and provide a
perfect breading ground for the growth of bacteria. This combination of
clogged pores and growth of bacteria is responsible for acne.
Special thanks to Dr. Gilligan, Chief Scientific Officer at AcnEase, for collaborating with me today.
I would like to thank Dr. Gilligan, Chief Scientific Officer at AcnEase, for collaborating with me today.
Our guest today is Kendra Richards, professional makeup artist, whose work has
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Be an educated consumer! If you
or your children are on any of these generic forms of Accutane (Isotretinoin),
look for information on potential adverse side effects. Accutane has been pulled off the market due
to its severe side effects and is presently a subject of a class action suit
for the damages it caused. Unfortunately, the generic forms of the drug
are still available and prescribed with the same potential adverse effects.
In our quest to spread awareness about safe and effective acne
treatments this June for acne awareness month, we're focusing on the ladies
today! So ladies (and moms of teens!), listen up - not only will this
information help you, but also your children or the men and women that you know
understand that skin problems effect almost everyone growing up, but
the fact that some of us experience acne in our mid-to-late 20's, 30's,
40's and even 50's or perhaps never fully outgrow acne breakouts, is
hard to accept. It is estimated that over 30% of women and more than 20%
of men ages 20 to 60 (and beyond) are troubled by acne. Over 60 million
people suffer from acne in the USA alone, and another 70 million experience acne related breakouts in Canada and Europe.
It is estimated that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in
their lifetime. This cancer is also considered one of the most preventable
cancers, so heed the advice on how to protect yourself!
Memorial Day weekend is approaching, and with the summer comes fun. Graduations, weddings, parties, barbecues, beach days - who wants to worry about what their skin looks like? You just want to have fun, enjoy yourself and look your best!
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Between the USA and EU, there are 120 million acne sufferers.
Adult acne is on the rise, and the average age of an acne sufferer
has increased over the past 10 years from 20.5 years to to 26.5 years of age.
Many individuals are unable to resolve their acne problem for years, and then
they become a chronic acne sufferer.
We're sure many of you
bad sunlight (UVA rays) forces the skin to put up defenses by
activating an immune reaction in the form of inflammation that is
visible as sunburn. When you increase your body's immune system
capabilities, combined with using natural sunscreens and/or protective
clothing, you protect your skin from sun damage much more effectively.
So, your sun-protection has to involve both a topical and internal approach...with FOOD!
Sun is actually very important for our health.
When your skin is exposed to natural sunlight (UV rays), your body produces an
essentail nutrient, Vitamin D. Having the right level of Vitamin D in your body
enables better bone health, psychological balance and even has the potential to
assist in decreasing the risk of certain diseases.
On the other hand, sun radiation (UV rays) also damages the DNA of
your skin and may result in the most serious form of skin cancer (melanoma) as
well as cause dry or discolored skin, premature aging, brown spots and
interference with acne treatment.
So how do you find a balance, and protect yourself against sun
damage, especially when you have acne?
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May is National Skin Cancer Awareness month, and throughout the
month, we will be providing information on skin cancer and acne. Dr. Gilligan,
one of our medical advisors and Company directors, joins me to today in helping
you learn more about potential issues and prevention.
When you make the commitment to treat your acne, you do not want
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17 million Americans are believed to suffer from Rosacea. It also
affects 25 times more men than women, and usually occurs in individuals
over 30 with a light complexion.
symptoms of Rosacea may vary from heat and alcohol sensitivity to
facial redness, pimples, teary and itchy eyes and even GI reflux. The
medical world is not sure what really causes this chronic inflammatory
skin condition, and there is no treatment for it. However, there are
some important and efficient ways to control the symptoms, especially
during the spring and summer, including our natural balancing botanical therapeutic® product that can help to control all of the symptoms of Rosacea without any adverse side effects.
Acne is not just a skin disease
- it is often a "soul" disease as well. The psychological and social
impact of acne is a growing and serious concern that can have severe short and
long-term emotional side effects - but the good news is that these symptoms can
Acne affects adolescents at a
time when they are developing their personalities. A growing number of adults
are suffering from acne (the average age of an acne sufferer increased during
the last ten years from 20.5 to 26.5 years old). Adults with acne have a larger
probability to get chronic acne, which forces them to deal with this issue for
a long time, and address it together with all the other adult challenges he or
Dramatically Improve Your Skin Condition While Celebrating Earth Day!
The most precious resource on Earth that is essential for our life is NOT gold, platinum, uranium, diamonds or even crude oil. It is WATER.
Every day we must replace
2.4 litres of water (over 2.5 quarts or 81.15 fluid oz.); some through
drinking and the rest from the foods we eat. So, on this Earth Day, use
this precious resource RESPONSIBLY.
because of the dominant male hormone, testosterone, have thicker skin.
So they - especially younger men - are more likely to have excessively
oily skin. When this happens, acne incidents are usually more
prevailing, more persistent and difficult to get rid of.
on subscribed stereotypes, many men chose a regimen that may actually
be harming their skin instead of helping it. Here's how to tell if you're one of those people, and how to steer clear of the #1 skincare mistake that men make that may make their breakouts worse.