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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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Diet Caloric Intake and Acne Increased calories might increase skin oil production, and thus make acne worse, whereas decreased calories might have the opposite effect. Is this why most "acne... December 07, 2020
What Is Acne How Long Does It Take for a Pimple to Form? The dermatology community's best guess is that it takes anywhere from 2-6 weeks for a pimple to form, so if you find that you're getting a breakout "out of the blue" it may be from something that started clogging your pore(s) a couple/few weeks ago. December 06, 2020
What Is Acne What Is an Acne Papule? An acne papule is a slightly raised, red, sore lesion that is not yet filled with pus. A papule stays on the skin for a few days and then usually fills with pus, becoming a pustule. Because papules do not contain pus, they cannot be popped, and you should not attempt to pop them. December 06, 2020
Body Acne Who Gets Body Acne More--Males or Females? From the very limited data we have thus far, males may experience acne slightly more body acne than females, but females also often experience it. Treatment for body acne is similar to that for facial acne, but skin on the body can normally handle more aggressive treatment. December 04, 2020
Cystic Acne What Is Cystic Acne? Cystic acne is a severe, and often scarring, type of acne with larger, more painful lesions called nodules and/or cysts. It responds to treatment with benzoyl peroxide, but physicians sometimes prescribe isotretinoin (Accutane) to patients with extremely severe cystic acne. December 02, 2020
Diet Is There a Link Between Iodine and Acne? Only very high levels of iodine from sources like kelp supplements or some medications lead to skin eruptions that look like acne, called "acneiform eruptions." The research shows us that we do not need to concern ourselves with iodine affecting acne when it comes to a typical diet. November 25, 2020
Makeup Is Mineral Makeup Good for Acne? Pure mineral makeup should be safe for acne-prone skin. However, check ingredients because not all mineral makeups are pure, and some makeups labeled "mineral makeup"... November 25, 2020