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About Acne

If you have ever had a pimple, you’ve had acne. It is a hormonal and inflammatory disease that affects all ethnicities, particularly during adolescence and early adulthood, and is found primarily on the face and upper body

Acne lesions occur when the pores of the skin become clogged, trapping skin oil and bacteria inside, leading to a variety of acne lesions, from mild acne to severe acne that can scar

Factors that may make acne worse: genetics, hormones, physical irritation of the skin, stress, sunburns, cosmetics, and diet.

Avoid pore-clogging ingredients, and always pop correctly. 
 

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How To Pop A Pimple How to Pop a Pimple It's OK to pop a pimple that has an obvious white or yellow center. Just make sure to do it correctly to increase chances of healing and decrease chances of scarring. August 06, 2020
About Acne Does Wearing a Baseball Hat Cause Acne? There's a plus side and a minus side. The plus is that baseball hats protect the skin from the sun, and sunburns can lead to acne in the weeks following overexposure to the sun. The minus is that wearing a hat can physically irritate the skin, and physical irritation can lead to more acne. August 05, 2020
Stress Stress and Acne Feeling stressed can lead to increased hormone production and inflammation, both of which can theoretically make acne worse. This is particularly true in females. Exercise... July 31, 2020
Emotional/Psychological Skin Picking Picking at the skin delays healing and causes a dramatically increased chance of scarring from acne. Whatever you do, DO NOT PICK at your skin. If you find that you cannot stop yourself, seek professional help. July 29, 2020
Body Acne Scalp 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. July 27, 2020
For Females Premenstrual Acne Acne in women tends to flare in the premenstrual window, approximately 7-10 days prior to menstruation. This is likely primarily due to the fluctuation of hormones. It can be kept in check with proper acne treatment, and/or oral contraceptives. July 27, 2020
For Females Menopause and Acne The hormonal changes in menopause can, in rare instances, cause an increase in acne symptoms. Acne after menopause is very rare, and if you see... July 27, 2020
Diet Oral Vitamin D: How Much Is Too Much? Because vitamin D is fat-soluble, it can build up in the body to toxic levels. Do not supplement until you have had a simple, easy blood test (you can ask your doctor for one). Then, follow your doctor's guidelines when supplementing. July 24, 2020
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