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Lifestyle Habits Masturbation and Acne What does the research say regarding masturbation and acne? What is the history of this myth? Is there any evidence? Plus, a unique hypothesis linking... August 23,2018
Smoking/Alcohol/Drugs Does Smoking Cigarettes Cause Acne? Four studies show that smoking increases acne, and three studies show it decreases acne. However, we know that smoking increases inflammation in the body, and acne is an inflammatory disease. It is safer not to smoke if you are acne-prone. August 23,2018
Smoking/Alcohol/Drugs Alcohol and Acne Nobody knows whether drinking alcohol will cause acne or make acne worse. The scientific community has not produced enough evidence, and the evidence we do have is inconclusive and mixed. However, physical irritation of the skin makes acne worse, and drunk people tend to be less careful. August 23,2018
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 is the best way to combat stress, but deep breathing, meditation, and adequate rest can also help. September 03,2018
Smoking/Alcohol/Drugs Drugs and Acne Due to ethical restrictions, there is very little evidence regarding how marijuana (pot, weed), cocaine, ecstacy (MDMA), and methamphetamines (meth, crystal, speed) might affect acne.... August 23,2018
Sun Exposure Sunscreen (SPF) and Acne Everything you need to know about using sunscreen (SPF) on acne-prone skin. The difference between physical and chemical sunscreen ingredients is explored, along with information on broad spectrum and water resistant sunscreens. Directions on how to choose and apply the best sunscreen are given. September 15,2018
Sun Exposure Does the Sun Help or Hurt Acne? Getting some sun helps the body produce vitamin D, which might help reduce acne. Also, light therapy treatments work to some degree for acne, which leads us to believe that the sun might also offer some benefits. However, direct research is limited and conflicting, and we simply do not yet know. September 15,2018
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. August 29,2018
Exercise/Sports How Will Swimming in Seawater Affect My Acne? Swimming in the ocean or sea should not negatively affect acne. However, be gentle with your skin when you are drying off, time your swimming activities so you are not over-washing your skin, and protect your skin from overexposure to the sun. September 04,2018