Acne Skincare Resources


How to Help Fight Adult Hormonal Acne with Diet

For those individuals who suffer  from  adult acne the normal transport of sebum out of the follicle is impeded which leads to an accumulation of sebum providing a breeding ground for bacteria® Regular cleansing only is not capable of removing the bacteria entrapped at the base of the hair follicle® The rapid growth of the bacteria in combination with the accumulated sebum cause the follicle to enlarge and can result first in a mild form of Acne called comedones otherwise known as whiteheads or blackheads®

Adult Hormonal Acne and Stress

Acne and can scars affect nearly 50% of adult women and over 25% of adult men® Acne can appear at just about any age (overall 75% of all people suffer from acne breakouts at some point of their lives) and afflicts all ethnic backgrounds making it one of the most widespread medical conditions in the world®®® As acne usually makes its first appearance when we reach puberty the incidents of adult acne is steady increasing and the reason behind both- adolescent and adult acne is mostly the same: hormones® 

Perimenopausal Acne? How to Treat Acne Due to Menopause


I understand that when entering menopause, I may have to deal with these unwanted hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and even bone loss, but acne??  You have got to be kidding!

Why acne now?

Unfortunately it's not a joke, the changes in estrogen and progesterone levels are responsible for many of the symptoms associated with menopause, and are also often culprits in causing women to experience acne break outs during this changing phase®


Cystic Acne: How to Break the Cycle of the Toughest Form of Acne

Acne pimples start to develop in pores that become clogged with excess sebum (skin oil) made by the sebaceous glands®  As the pores become clogged with the excess skin oil they also trap dead skins cells that normally rise to the surface of the skin to be sloughed off®   

How to Manage Acne During the Pregnancy


The fact is that more than one out of every two pregnant women can expect to develop acne® For some, acne may be severe®

Acne is an external manifestation of an internal imbalance that leads to overproduction of sebum (skin oil) by sebaceous glands® This extra sebum together with dead skin cells creates an ideal condition for bacterial growth which can promote inflammation® The first stage of acne usually starts as oily skin; the next stage is the appearance of comedones (white heads and black heads)®  If the pore becomes inflamed due to the influx of white blood cells, pustules and papules appear® If the inflammatory response spreads to adjacent tissue, this represents cystic acne®


Go-to Guide on How to Read Your Supplement Labels

Adhering to GMP regulations is not optional, it is the law® While it is a positive message when labels indicate that products are being manufactured in a GMP compliant facility, all supplements are required to be manufactured in such a facility®


Important Tips for Mom's of Pre-Teens with Acne


While we normally associate acne with teenagers, a surprising number of pre-teens suffer from the condition as well® As this younger age group experiences more and more breakouts, pre-teen acne is gaining more attention from pediatricians and dermatologists® For example, a recently published study noted 78% of girls between nine and ten years of age have had acne breakouts (study published by The Cincinnati College of Medicine)®

Additionally, 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 (AAP)®

It is therefore very important to carefully address how to deal with your child's acne even before they become teenagers® 


Fall Skincare Checklist: What You Can do to Prevent Acne

Fall is a wonderful time for lots of reasons-the leaves change to beautiful hues of red and orange, the cool weather allows us to bundle up with fun sweaters and scarves, and mugs of hot cocoa are never in short supply® Unfortunately, in addition to all this fun, breakouts have a way of sneaking up on us® But not to fear! There are actions you can take to ensure this doesn't happen to you® The following checklist was designed especially to keep your skin glowing and acne free during the chilly fall months®

3 Skincare Products That Can Make Your Acne Worse

Many of the skincare products available today aren't doing acne sufferers any favors® While they may provide marginal benefits to your skin, these pale in comparison to the damage they actually can do® Unfortunately, some of the most commonly used products for skincare are the worst offenders® Here's a look at three things you shouldn't be using on your skin®

Your Guide on How to Exercise Without Aggravating Your Acne

There's no doubt that exercise is essential for good health - from weight loss to preventing cardiovascular disease, it's one of the best things we can do for our bodies® However, working out may not have such a great impact on acne prone skin®

Sweat has a tendency to attract dirt and debris that can clog pores and set the stage for an acne breakout, and obviously you'll be doing a lot of sweating as you exercise® However, if you're smart you can continue to reap the benefits of physical activity without doing damage to your skin® Here are some tips to remember before and during your workout, as well as simple post-workout routine that will nourish and replenish your skin after all that hard work®


6 Essential Travel Tips for Staying Acne Free


While you may need to relax from time to time, acne never takes a vacation® That's why it's so important to have a plan of action for maintaining good skin health when you travel® While treating your breakouts on the go may take a little more effort than your normal skincare routine, it's well worth the extra work®

Keep in mind that these travel tips are not going to treat your acne® Unless you're doing something about the primary causes of your breakouts, this advice won't be very helpful® However, when used in conjunction with products that address the underlying causes, these five tips will help ensure that travelling doesn't take a major toll on your skin®


Protecting Your Skin Against the Sun and Acne


Summer is in full swing, and if you're like most people, you're spending more time enjoying the great outdoors® Unfortunately, all this extra time outside puts you at risk for suntans and sunburns®  Using sunscreen may be an easy fix to this problem but you need to use it right and®®® you should match your sunscreen with your skin type®

There is also a myth that sun exposure will treat acne - as tanned skin may make pimples a little less visible, exposure to UV rays causes inflammation; the last thing that acne prone skin needs® Therefore, it is important to actually know what criteria your sunscreen should meet to provide a solution, not a problem, to healthy skin®


Is Sugar the Enemy of Your Skin?


Many acne sufferers try to avoid certain foods under the belief that they are the cause of their breakouts® While there are some problems with this line of reasoning, it's definitely true that the things we put into our bodies have an effect on them, and most people would be wise to more closely consider the consequences of their diet®

One thing that our typical modern diet is loaded with is sugar® From sweets and breads to pasta sauce, it's difficult to find products that aren't full of the stuff® Summer happens to be one of those "sweeter" times of year with sugary drinks, ice creams and even fruits (ex® grapes, cherries and bananas are loaded with sugar)®


Understanding Women's Acne: Its Origins Just Might Surprise You!


Persistent chronic acne is a problem that plagues countless women worldwide® We typically think of acne as an issue that only affects teenagers, but in reality, acne affects women (and men) of any age-in fact, some women don't experience their first acne breakouts until well into their 30s or 40s!

There are lots of products and treatments on the market today that claim to quickly treat acne breakouts among women, but how can you be sure what they're saying is true? The only way to know how to effectively fight against women's acne is to take a look at its origins-both what they are and what they aren't® While lots of women think they know what is causing their acne, the real answer might surprise them®®®and you!


Winning the Fight Against Long-Term Chronic Acne

While acne is a problem that many people will experience at one point or another during their life, and not only as most think, during adolescence, most are fortunate enough to experience breakouts lasting for relatively short periods® Then, acne may be treated and clear up to either never return, or at least give an individual a longer break® Unfortunately, there are a growing number of acne sufferers who have to deal with mild to severe breakouts for much of their adult life® For these people, acne isn't simply a temporary nuisance-it's a real and chronic condition that impacts many different areas of their life®

Trend: Men are Embracing a Healthier Skincare & Cosmetics Routine


By now, we all know that adult acne is on the rise--for women and men alike® What you might not know is that as more and more men deal with acne, more and more men are becoming comfortable not only using acne treatments but also  on relying on cosmetic products to conceal acne and other unwanted skin marks during the time of treatment®  

Our anonymous Facebook pole revealed that a number of guys use corrective cosmetics to cover up their acne breakouts®


You Do Not Have to Live with Teen Acne Anymore!


Safe and Simple Ways to Treat Adolescent Acne

I'm a teen®®®

Why do I have acne?

All acne is caused by an overproduction of sebum by the sebaceous glands in your skin® The fluctuating hormones you experience as a teen can heavily contribute to this overproduction of sebum® This excess sebum can clog your pores, and mixed with bacteria and dead skin cells, may lead to whiteheads, blackheads and finally pimples and cysts® 


5 Reasons Why Sex Can Help Acne-Prone Skin


Did you know that sex can benefit your skin and even help you treat your acne? Crazy, right?

The fact is, a healthy sex life has many health benefits including improving the quality of your skin and actually helping in some instances to fight acne®

As you know, acne is a manifestation of an internal imbalance, most often an imbalance of sex hormones (androgens/testosterone, estrogen and progesterone)® 


Acne Skincare Winter Guide


For many, the cold clear days of winter bring more than just a rosy glow to the cheeks® They also bring uncomfortable dryness to the skin, especially on your face but also on your hands and feet® For some people, the problem is worse than just a general tight, dry feeling® Skin can get so dry it results in flaking, cracking, or even eczema (in which the skin becomes inflamed)®

Dry skin is never a sign of healthy skin® So how do we stop winter skin problems before they even start?


How to Make Lifelong Changes For Clear Skin - Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions


It's New Year's Eve® You might be rocking your festive makeup, and you're totally pumped about your New Year's resolutions® But sometimes, after the glitz and glam of New Year's Eve has worn off, the resolutions we made with the best of intentions and all the motivation in the world are forgotten or just fade away with the daily rush®

That doesn't have to happen this year® If you've ever lost sight of a New Year's resolution, you will benefit from these tips on how to make healthy changes in your life that will help you to achieve clear skin and how to stick with these changes all year long®


3 Revitalizing Winter Masks For Acne-Prone Skin

Winter is a great time to pamper your skin so you glow at those holiday parties and start the new year with plenty of confidence and cheers®

As a small appreciation gift to you from us, here are 3 wonderful masks that will help you do just that!

But remember, although these masks will help improve your skin this winter, the very first thing that must be done to break the cycle of acne, marks and scars is to PREVENT acne from forming® AcnEase® prevents pimples from forming and reduces the number of pimples that progress to inflammatory pustules, and in doing so it helps prevent skin damage® By reducing the new damage to skin, your body can work on repairing the skin and reducing scarring®


3 Important Tips to Keep Your Acne Skin Healthy in Winter

You worked hard all summer to keep your skin looking fresh, healthy and acne free?don't let winter ruin your progress with dry, flaky skin that may actually exasperate acne! Use the following three tips to keep your acne-prone skin healthy throughout the cold months:

1® Cleanse with the proper cleanser

Perhaps you found a cleanser over the summer that worked great for you and your acne® Maybe you plan to keep using it, even as colder weather moves in® Before you do, ask yourself these questions:

  • Does your skin cleanser contain soap or other over-drying ingredients such as salicylic acid or alcohol?
  • Does it ever leave your face feeling tight, as if your skin has been stretched out?
  • Do you notice any dry patches on your face, even small ones that are barely noticeable?

Skin Care for men


Men's Skin Care and Acne Treatment

As Skin Care Products for Men win the market, Personal Acne Care is Still the Number One Concern®

There was a time when men's personal care products were limited to shaving gear, cologne and deodorant® But judging by the boom in the men's skin care market the days of men stealing their woman's moisturizer are quickly disappearing®

A World of Skin Care Products for Men

Between treating acne and moisturising skin products, 2003 worldwide sales for all types of men's products, including all natural skin care and natural skin treatment for men such as AcnEase® achieved $5 billion in sales®

European men have long been targets of companies marketing skin care products for men, with Western Europe being the second largest men's skin care market at $104 million, behind Asia Pacific®

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