Category Archives: Acne Treatement

ACNE: What Causes It and How Can You Treat It?

There are very few certainties in life, and those certainties you can expect are generally unwelcome. One such certainty is acne. Commonly occurring during puberty, acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S. and affects more than 50 million Americans each year. Acne is characterized by inflammation of the skin that presents itself in pimples, blackheads, small bumps and cysts. Continue reading ACNE: What Causes It and How Can You Treat It?

What’s the Difference between Dry Acne and Oily Acne?

Acne is frustrating no matter at what age you are afflicted. Those blemishes just put daggers in the heart of your self-esteem when they stare back at you in the mirror.

Everyone seemingly has a suggestion for how to deal with it, ranging from blatant urban legends (like using toothpaste) to more scientifically based methods. Unfortunately for many, these well-intentions suggestions haven’t delivered the cure. If that is the case for you, the reason many be that you are using the wrong treatment for your type of acne. Continue reading What’s the Difference between Dry Acne and Oily Acne?

Dry Skin, Acne or Eczema—Which Do I Have?

Being comfortable in your own skin is tough when you’ve got uncomfortable skin. Accurate diagnosis and treatment is paramount to addressing the cause and providing relief so that you can put your best face forward.

Some conditions have similar symptoms and may be difficult to tell apart. Improper treatment can exacerbate the condition and prolong healing time. While a dermatologist can, of course, diagnose dry skin, acne or eczema, there are some signs and factors that can help you determine your own skin condition. Continue reading Dry Skin, Acne or Eczema—Which Do I Have?

The One Product You Need for Effective Deep Pore Cleaning

Super Silk Silt MasquesEveryone knows that for blemish-free skin, you need to keep your pores clean. While daily cleansing works wonders to remove makeup, surface impurities and dead skin cells, some “ick” is harder to wash away. Excess oils, especially, penetrate pores where they cause clogs and encourage infections (often resulting in embarrassingly noticeable and painful pustules).

For a gentle yet effective deep clean, you need Hale Cosmeceuticals’ Super Silk Silt Masque. Continue reading The One Product You Need for Effective Deep Pore Cleaning

What You Need to Know About Adult Acne

Womans Before After Acne FaceIt’s normal for teenagers to develop acne as the result of changing hormones, but the blemishes may continue well into adulthood for some people. However, understanding the underlying causes and effective solutions can help women of all ages keep the blemishes away.

Hormonal Changes Never End for Women

Hormones shift around the menses cycle, during and after pregnancy, and as you enter menopause. Making any adjustments to birth control medications can also lead to hormonal changes and acne.

Stress and Medications

The stress of daily life can make acne worse. Additionally, certain medications are known for leading to outbreaks. Speak openly with your doctor about your concerns, and ask if acne is a potential side effect of any new medication. Try to manage stress through a regular workout program or by keeping up with your favorite hobbies.

Hair and Skin Products

The lotions that you use on your hair and face can also lead to breakouts. You may pay a little more for products that are non-comedogenic, – acnegenic, and oil-free, but you’ll see the difference in clearer skin.

Dietary Factors

Research has shown that high-glycemic-index foods can give you pimples while expanding your waistline. Opt for a cleaner diet that focuses on fruits, vegetables, and healthy proteins. Focus on low-glycemic-index foods that are going to be easy on your complexion and your weight. A 2006 Harvard study also found a link between high dairy intake and outbreaks, so you may want to limit yourself to one glass of milk in the mornings.

Finally, reach for some topical solution that are effective for people of all ages. Tea tree oil is known for calming inflammation in skin cells, and it’s gentle on the skin. Salicylic acid is also a fine choice for drying out pimples, but choose an adult formula that’s made for more sensitive skin. Perhaps most importantly, resist the urge to touch the acne. The same advice your parents gave you a decade (or more!) ago holds true today: Touching the blemish will only make it worse, but keeping it clean will promote healing.

The Science of Skincare: Triple Antibiotic Ointment for Acne Care

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When it comes to acne, there’s a whole slew of misinformation regarding home remedies. From baking soda to Windex (à la My Big Fat Greek Wedding), millions of Americans are misled to think there’s a miracle cure-all to be found in a common household good. Unfortunately, when it comes to skincare, following an old wives’ tale can sometimes cause more harm than good. Continue reading The Science of Skincare: Triple Antibiotic Ointment for Acne Care

Building Your Skin Care Vocabulary: Skin Conditions

Take Control Over Your Skin Treat your skin and see it grin!

Beauty. It’s not about what you can cover up, but how you can put your best face forward with the healthiest skin possible. When you understand the unique condition of your skin, you can take active measures to combat problems so that you feel good in your skin—and good about you. Continue reading Building Your Skin Care Vocabulary: Skin Conditions

The Science of Skin Care: Salicylic Acid

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In your declaration of independence from a dull complexion, you may have considered a chemical peel to help unburden your face of that dead stratum corneum. If so, you may’ve also encountered salicylic acid. Salicylic acid has long been an active ingredient in many acne-fighting products, but its action on the skin goes beyond clearing up breakouts. Continue reading The Science of Skin Care: Salicylic Acid