Acne dysmorphia is a rare but debilitating mental illness, linked to body dysmorphic disorder, and similar in psychiatric terms to Anorexia Nervosa. People with acne...
What Is AcneWhat Causes Acne?
There are many potential causes of acne, including hormones, diet, vitamin deficiency, stress, evolutionary biology, and inflammation, amongst others. Science still does not know exactly, but some possibilities are explored.
How To Pop A PimpleHow to Pop a Pimple
It's OK to pop a pimple that is ready. Just make sure to do it correctly to increase chances of healing and decrease chances of scarring.
What Is AcneWhat Is Acne?
Acne lesions occur when microscopic pores in the skin become clogged, trapping skin oil inside and providing a breeding ground for acne bacteria. Lesions include whiteheads, blackheads, papules, pustules (zits), nodules, and cysts.
Other Skin ConditionsRosacea
Rosacea is a skin disease that affects adults over 30 years of age and tends to worsen over time. Even though it can look like...
Ethnic Skin AcneAsian Skin and Acne
Asian people, like all ethnicities, commonly suffer from acne, but Asian people may have slightly less acne than other ethnicities. Asian skin tends to be prone to hyperpigmentation, which are the red/dark marks that are left after acne lesions heal.
Ethnic Skin AcneBlack Skin and Acne
Black people, like all ethnicities, suffer from acne at a high rate. Black people also contend with raised scarring, including keloid scarring, more than other ethnicities.
Ethnic Skin AcneLatino Skin and Acne
Latino people experience high levels of acne, just like all other ethnicities. However, Latino people may experience more severe lesions and scarring when compared to other non-Caucasian groups. Latino people tend to experience hyperpigmentation, which are the red/dark marks left after acne heal.
ComedogenicityComedogenic (Pore-Clogging) Ingredients
Comedogenic ingredients are topical skin care ingredients that clog pores and can lead to acne. From the evidence we have from clinical studies thus far, it is prudent to avoid these ingredients if they are within the first 7 ingredients listed on your skin care product.