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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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Sun Exposure What's the Difference Between UVA and UVB Rays? UVA rays penetrate more deeply and are the ray primarily responsible for tanning of the skin. UVB rays penetrate less deeply and are primarily responsible for sunburn. Both UVA and UVB ray can lead to skin damage and cancer, so use an SPF 15 or above sunscreen that is "broad spectrum." November 24, 2020
What Is Acne What Is Sebum and What Is Its Purpose? Sebum is the medical term for skin oil that coats the skin and hair of all mammals, including humans. More sebum usually means more acne, but sebum also prevents water loss from the skin, regulates inflammation, fights microbes, and distributes antioxidants and pheromones on the skin. November 23, 2020
Cystic Acne What Is an Acne Cyst? Acne cysts are very large lesions that are part of a type of severe acne called "nodulocystic acne," or more simply, "cystic acne." They are... November 15, 2020
What Is Acne What Is an Acne Nodule? Nodules are large, red, painful acne lesions that form after a pore bursts and expels its contents deep into the skin, resulting in a severe inflammatory reaction. They are firm, fibrous lesions that do not contain pus and should never be squeezed or try to be popped. November 15, 2020
What Is Acne What Is an Acne Pustule? Pustules are what people normally refer to as "zits." They are slightly raised, red, sore lesions with a white/yellow center and are filled with pus. They normally stay on the skin for only a few days, and can be popped when they are ready. November 15, 2020
What Is Acne What Is Acne Conglobata? Acne conglobata is a severe form of acne that comes with large, severe acne lesions, and can leave disfiguring scars in its wake. It is normally treated with isotretinoin, often alongside oral corticosteroids. November 09, 2020
Diet How Fatty Foods Affect Acne It may be the calorie content in fatty food more than the fat itself that might lead to more acne. However, there is simply not... November 06, 2020
Exercise/Sports How Exercise Might Help with Acne Regular exercise may promote positive changes in the body and skin that could potentially improve acne, but like all things in life, moderation is key. When it comes to sweat, that should not be an issue when it comes to acne and just might help. November 04, 2020