Water - it covers our planet,
our bodies consist of over 80% of it, and we need it to survive. We also waste
it, spill it, pollute it and even try to save it. Even though water is so
pervasive in our lives, have you ever gave it a thought as to what effect water
might have on your acne? If not, you're in luck! This article has been designed
to provide you with everything you need to know about H2O-it covers drinking
water to using water as a recreational activity and everything in between.
We often think of water
as a universally beneficial substance, but under certain conditions and with
certain kinds of water, you may actually be hurting yourself in the fight
Unfortunately, there is a
large amount of disinformation on the web these days about the sun and the
effect it can have on breakouts. As some myths promote practices that are
unnecessary but relatively harmless, those related to sun exposure can become
downright dangerous. Let's take a look at some of these acne "urban
legends" about the sun and discover what the truth actually is.
No one likes dealing
with the summer heat, and for acne sufferers it's not just a matter of staying
comfortable-they're also worried that the hot weather may negatively affect
their breakouts. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to protect yourself
and your skin during the dog days of summer. Don't let the heat get you
down-use these tips to keep yourself safe from the sun.
Try to Limit Sun Exposure During the Hottest Times of
If you're able to avoid
sun exposure during the hottest times of the day, which are later afternoon in
the summer, then by all means do so because you'll be missing out on both the
heat and UV rays that can negatively impact your skin.
years ago, the average person would have never even heard of gluten; however,
today it seems to be the one thing that people can't stop talking about! It
also became a nutritional villain blamed for all sorts of health issues, and a
marketing bonanza occurred within the food industry as a whole range of
gluten-free products were born and brought to market to provide those who truly
should avoid (and those who believe they should avoid) gluten rich products.
is this anti-gluten rally a step in the right direction to healthier living or
yet another food fad? And more importantly, can eliminating gluten really
help with acne breakouts?
Even though food is
not responsible for the underlying hormonal causes of acne, there are certain
products that have the potential to exacerbate acne breakouts or prime your
skin for new breakouts in the future. Dairy products are frequently cited as
one of these "problem foods", which has caused many an acne
sufferer to abandon some of their favorite dairy-based treats in the hopes
that this dietary switch would make their acne problems finally go away for
is officially here, and for most people that means eating lots of chilly treats
to stay cool. However, when it comes to keeping your skin healthy and acne
free, not all treats are created equal-many of our summertime favorites are
loaded with excess sugar, which can lead to skin inflammation or
loss of skin elasticity and sheen due to collagen deterioration-collagen serves
as the building blocks of the skin).
you're smart about it though, there are plenty of summer treat options out there
that won't wreak havoc on your skin! It's all matter of finding foods which
have many of the important vitamins and minerals
for good skin health, and thankfully there are plenty out there.
Acne pimples start to develop in pores that
become clogged with excess sebum (skin oil) made by the sebaceous glands. How
serious your acne problem is depends both on the length/persistence of acne
breakouts over the years and how serious the inflammation is that manifests
into different types of breakouts (from whiteheads to serious cysts and
lesions). If you suffer from acne for two or more years, you have
The most serious form of acne is cystic acne
that forms when the pores become clogged with sebum mixed with dead skins cells
that normally rise to the surface of the skin to be sloughed off and get
trapped in the pore. Bacteria also get trapped in this mix and as the
body attempts to kill the bacteria using its immune system, you get a local
inflammatory response due to cytokines, chemokines and white blood cells
entering the area. Normally the pore is encased by the cells in the lower
layers of the skin, but in the case of cysts this inflammation spreads under
the top layer of the skin. This influx of cells and proteins causes
swelling (bumps under the skin) and can be both very painful and very harmful
to your skin.
When we discuss a sickness or disease, many times we are actually describing the symptoms, not the disease.
Science and medicine have made progress in better
understanding the underlying causes of diseases and therefore allowing
physicians to tailor the treatment that is the best for a particular
individual. Furthermore, researchers are continually developing more precise medications
with a goal of increased efficacy and less adverse side effects. The
birth of personalized medicine came about because of the Human Genome
project that was completed in 2003 and for the first time in human
history provided a detailed "genetic map" for mankind. This map is
helping to explain why some individuals respond to a particular drug or
treatment while others do not and also allows us to actually focus on
individual needs for treatment rather than a traditional "mass
Sometimes, skincare dangers are in the places we least expect. Read on to learn how to save your skin.
How many times do your
use a towel on your face before you grab a new one? If your answer is
anything other than "once," you might want to rethink your habit. Even
if you only ever use the towel on freshly cleaned skin, there's a chance
your skin isn't 100% free of bacteria. Any residual bacteria can
transfer to the towel, and if you use that towel again you're putting it
right back on your face. The point is, if you want to keep your face as
clean as possible, and thus your skin as clear as possible, err on the
side of safety and use a fresh towel every time.
We get this question alot, 'Can I safely (and effectively) take AcnEase® while taking a prescription medicine?' Whether
your other prescription medicine is for acne or something else, we have
all the answers you'll need (and if you don't see your prescription
medicine listed below, please reach out to us and we will get you the
answers you need).
Can I take AcnEase® while on...
Accutane is presently a subject of a class action suit due to the
severe side effects and has been taken off the market. Generic forms of
Accutane are still on the market and prescribed. If you decide to stay
on the generic Accutane (Isotretinoin),
know that it carries the same adverse effects as Accutane. In
addition, according to American law, you lose your right to be
compensated for any damages caused by the drug if you use the generic
form of it.
All of us are different: different lifestyles and
preferences, different personalities, different skin tones and even
different skin types. You might have oily skin, dry skin, or a
combination of both with or without a sensitivity factor to mix with
it. Your skin type might even change with the age, specific body
conditions like pregnancy, very intense exercise, menstrual cycle or
even the weather!
So how do we sort through this skin-type madness in order to care of
our skin the right way? For starters, let go of the misconception that
only oily-skin people get acne. ANYONE can get acne, and
EVERYONE and EVERY SKIN TYPE needs a proper skincare routine.
It has finally happened! You've cleared your skin of acne with AcnEase®! But now what?
Can I stop taking AcnEase cold-turkey?
Stopping the treatment suddenly may work for some but for some it may also increase the risk for flare-ups to return. So we developed a strategy to minimize this risk. We suggest that instead of stopping AcnEase cold-turkey, you wean yourself off the treatment slowly by going down by one level of treatment over a 1-2 month period.For example, if you are on the severe acne regimen, you go down to moderate acne regimen. Stay on this level for 1-2 months, and if your skin remains clear, go down again to the mild acne regimen for 1-2 months.If you don't see any flare-ups within 1-2 months, then go down to the maintenance treatment. You can stay on the maintenance for a long time as AcnEase is safe for long-term use. Or, if you don't see any flare-ups in 1-2 months on the lowest maintenance dose (2x3 or 2x2 tablets daily), then congratulations! You may opt to stoptaking the product all together.
Numerous individuals with chronic acne opt to useAcnEase regularly on a lower regimen for a long time to make sure they maintain clear skin. All of the dosages for the treatments are located on each product page on our website--and all of the dosages also come with your order.
We get this question a lot, so chances are, you're wondering too! Here are the facts:
AcnEase® treatment may take anywherebetween one to 6 months depending on the severity of your acne and
how chronic it is. If you think this is a long time...think twice. If
you use antibiotics, retinoids, oral contraceptives and of course any
topical products, a minimum recommended time to see any results is 6
months. And if you stop using them, your acne will return, as none of
them actually addresses the causes of acne and breaks the acne cycle.
Even generic forms of Accutane with its severe adverse effectsare
prescribed for a minimum of 6 months...so AcnEase can really help you
not only better but also faster.
The Internet is full of "advice" and tips on every subject, and acne
is no exception. Just one Google search can provide limitless DIY
acne treatment tips and remedies. This is when it becomes most vital
to do your research and rely on information from trustful and
responsible sources because there are many DIY remedies that not
only DO NOT WORK but may even make your skin condition
worse--regardless of what anyone claims.
Allow us to provide you with the TRUTH about some of these DIY miracle acne tips and treatments.