Back Acne

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Back acne is a rather common form of acne. Common enough in fact, to have earned the nickname, ‘bacne‘. It sounds funny but it isn’t really. The back area is home to thousands of sebaceous glands and each one is busy producing a lot of oil. Tight-fitting clothing and clothing made from fabrics that don’t […]

Scalp Acne

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Scalp acne, the mildest form of which is also known as scalp folliculitis, probably occurs more frequently than most people realize. If you think about what acne is – a skin condition – it makes sense then that acne can appear almost anywhere on the body. One area in particular that is not often associated […]

Acne Skin Care Guide – Types of acne, causes, ways to treat it and more…

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Effective acne skin care can be the difference between enjoying life or hiding from it. Anyone who has ever suffered from acne knows that it not only affects your appearance, it affects your life. The embarrassment associated with a poor complexion keeps many terrific people from socializing. Stop hiding. It doesn’t have to be that […]

Acne Diets

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Do effective acne diets really exist? As much as we wish it were true, there is no scientific evidence to link acne outbreaks to poor eating habits. Just as there is no proof that eating chocolate and greasy fried foods causes acne – there is no proof that eating healthy foods will eliminate it. Still, […]

Facts About Acne – Who Gets Acne?

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Probably one of the most obvious facts about acne is that anyone can develop it. Although most commonly associated with teenagers, acne is a skin condition that can affect anyone at any age – babies, teens and adults. Changes in the body at different phases in life can result in visible changes to the skin. […]

Acne Blue Light Treatments

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Light therapy and in particular, acne blue light treatments, have proven to be extremely successful in treating mild to moderate inflammatory acne. Light therapy is not a new idea. Documentation of the healing properties of color date as far back as 1876 when Augustus Pleasanton published his theory “Blue and Sun-lights”. He believed that colored […]

Acne And Pregnancy

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The connection between acne and pregnancy has long been documented. Pregnant women often report an increase in acne outbreaks not only on the face but on the chest and back as well. In an effort to properly prepare for the growing fetus, the female body goes through many changes. The two primary female hormones at […]

Acne – A Symptom of Stress

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Acne, is it a symptom of stress? The connection between stress and acne has long been debated. Research on the topic has been limited with no firm conclusions being reached. Recently though, scientists conducted studies on a small group of students who already suffered from acne. From those studies they determined that acne does worsen […]

What Causes Acne?

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What causes acne is not fully understood, but we do know some of the biology behind it. The main culprit is the excess production of an oily substance called sebum whose function is to keep skin and hair lubricated and supple. During adolescence, the body often produces excess amounts of sebum. The sebum combines with […]

What Is Acne?

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A very common skin condition, acne most often makes it’s first appearance during the teenage years. Commonly known as pimples, it usually appears on the face but can also happen on other parts of the body such as the back, the shoulders, neck and chest. Even though most teenagers experience acne at some point, it […]