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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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About Acne How Do Acne Lesions Heal? Acne lesions heal in 3 phases: (1) the inflammatory phase, (2) the healing phase, and (3) the remodeling phase. More severe lesions heal more slowly, and lesions with more inflammation tend to scar more easily than those with less inflammation present. February 25, 2021
Adult Acne How Common Is Adult Acne? Adult acne is more common than people think. Based on available data, more than 30% of women and more than 20% of men between the ages of 20 and 70 have acne. Rates decline consistently with age. February 25, 2021
Diet The Tenuous Relationship Between Dairy and Acne Most questionnaire-based studies show an association between milk and acne, and hypotheses of how dairy could affect acne abound, but until we have a good quality study, we won't know for sure. Cheese shows now association, and evidence on yogurt is incomplete. February 10, 2021
Other Skin Conditions Which Skin Type Ages Faster? Three recent studies show us that oily, acne-prone skin might stay thicker, develop less deep wrinkles, and show less signs of skin aging in the long term. So, maybe there is a silver lining to having acne when you are younger. February 09, 2021