DietCaloric Intake and Acne
Increased calories might increase skin oil production, and thus make acne worse. Is this why most "acne diets" tend to work in the short term when "bad" foods are eliminated and calories end up getting reduced? Perhaps.
Acne dysmorphia is a rare but debilitating mental illness, linked to body dysmorphic disorder, and similar in psychiatric terms to Anorexia Nervosa. People with acne dysmorphia feel obsessed with skin imperfections and often damage their skin through picking.
Adult AcneAdult Acne
Adult acne affects 25% of adult men and 50% of adult women at some point. On this page, adult acne versus adult onset acne is...
Body AcneBack and Body Acne
About half of people with facial acne have body acne. It occurs most often on the back, chest, and the back of the neck. Treatment is similar to treatment for facial acne, but since the skin of the body is tougher, it can usually handle a more aggressive treatment regimen.
Body AcneNeck Acne
The skin on the back of the neck is thicker than facial skin. Acne in this area is treated similarly to acne on the face, but the tougher skin on the back of the neck can normally handle more aggressive treatment.
Body AcneScalp Acne
Greasy hair products can contribute to acne on the scalp. Avoid these products if you experience scalp acne. Treatment can include benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and some people claim good results with dandruff shampoo.
What Is AcneWhat Causes Acne?
There are many potential causes of acne, including hormones, diet, vitamin deficiency, stress, evolutionary biology, and inflammation, amongst others. Science still does not know exactly,...
About AcneAcne Myths
Myths abound when it comes to acne. This page dispels all of the major myths and presents the facts.