Category Archive: Acne

How to Handle Acne Naturally

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Despite what movies and television shows may lead us to believe, acne isn’t just a problem teenagers face during puberty. In reality, acne can be a lifelong problem for many adults and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Fortunately, there are great natural remedies available that can help minimize or even prevent annoying zits. The …

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All Natural Homemade Acne Soap

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My youngest son, Christopher, suffers from cystic acne. I too had the problem when younger. When he was a teenager I was constantly taking him to the dermatologist trying to find that miracle medicine that would “Cure” his acne. The different medications worked for a short time, but over the long period they quit being …

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Natural Health and Beauty – Using Essential Oils for Healing Your Skin

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Trends in health and beauty are placing more trust in the efficacy of natural and organic ingredients. Skin care is no exception, with more women coming to realize the purity of what they put on their skin is as important as that of what they eat. The skin is the largest organ, and is generally …

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How to Use Tea Tree Oil to Treat Acne

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Acne is a skin condition that can affect men and women at many different stages in life, ranging from those troublesome teenage years when excess sebum can wreak havoc on the skin, to the 30s and 40s where those that have never suffered from it before can suddenly develop the ailment. Although there are many …

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Treating Acne with Laser or Surgery

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The majority of people with a mild case of acne can treat it effectively by keeping the area clean and applying a topical product that contains benzoyl peroxide to help clear up the blemishes. Those with persistent acne or more severe acne often seek alternative treatment methods. A dermatologist can help discuss the different treatments …

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Back Acne Treatments

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Back acne – you might not see it, but if you have it, you’ll certainly feel it. And although not everyone will get acne on their backs, this condition is common enough to have earned the nickname, ‘bacne’. Sounds funny but it isn’t really. The back area is home to thousands of sebaceous glands and …

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Does Your Diet Really Affect Acne?

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Whether or not a person’s diet affects the presence or absence of acne is one of life’s greatest debates. There are as many people who claim a relationship exists between acne and diet as there are those who swear no such relationship exists. So which way of thinking is right? Will you really break out …

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How the Birth Control Pill and Pregnancy Affect Acne

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Acne first develops during adolescence, when hormone levels begin to surge. This deluge of hormones causes the sebaceous glands to go into overdrive. They begin producing increased levels of sebaceous oils that often become clogged inside the glands. When the oils can’t escape, acne develops. If fluctuating hormone levels within the body trigger an increase …

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Acne Scar Removal and Treatment

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At some point in life, almost everyone experiences acne. For some, acne is nothing more than an annoying and sometimes embarrassing rite of passage that occurs during adolescence, when hormone levels surge. Others unfortunately suffer extreme bouts of acne. Either situation can however, result in mild or severe acne scarring. Several different acne scarring treatments …

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Acne Issues for Babies and Young People

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If your newborn or infant breaks out with a case of acne, don’t panic! It’s quite normal. Usually the acne will clear up all by itself and there’s rarely a need to use any medications or call your doctor. Babies, especially newborns, often get acne bumps that are caused by natural skin oil becoming trapped …

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