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Diet Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Acne Acne is an inflammatory disease, and omega-3 fatty acids, like those found in fish oil, may help reduce inflammation and potentially help reduce acne. September 03,2018
Emotional/Psychological How Acne Affects Self-Esteem As one might expect, acne negatively affects self-esteem in both males and females and in both teens and adults. However, as a whole, it appears that females may experience these feelings more acutely. Effectively treating acne can improve self-esteem in everyone. September 15,2018
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. September 15,2018
Cystic Acne Should You Pop Cystic Acne? Never pop an acne nodule or cyst. They usually do contain no pus, and there is nothing to "pop." Even if a cystic acne lesion contains pus, it is so far under the skin that you will only worsen the infection by attempting to pop it. To quickly heal a large acne lesion, get a cortisone shot instead. September 15,2018
Cystic Acne Do Hormones Cause Cystic Acne? Hormones, specifically androgens, which are male hormones found in both males and females, are required for acne to form. Generally speaking, more androgens means more... September 30,2018
About Acne What Does Hypoallergenic Mean? The FDA defines products labeled as hypoallergenic as “products that manufacturers claim produce fewer allergic reactions than other cosmetic products.” The key point here is "that manufacturers claim." In other words, it is unregulated. Any company can claim that any product is hypoallergenic. September 10,2018
Other Skin Conditions Can Candida Cause Acne? Candida is a type of yeast that lives on 70% of people's bodies and can cause infection in people whose immune systems are compromised. However, it has nothing to do with acne. If any practitioner tells you that your acne is likely caused by Candida, proceed with extreme caution. September 10,2018
Cystic Acne Cystic Acne on the Body The body has larger and more productive skin oil glands, and therefore, more severe acne lesions often develop on the back, chest, shoulders, and the... September 30,2018