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A Brief Overview Of Baby Acne

Small babies may develop acne because of the lingering maternal hormones after delivery, which may cause stimulation to the baby's sebaceous glands. Your baby receives these hormones from the placenta, after the delivery.

Don't worry if your baby has pimples. About 20% of the newborn babies are affected by baby acne, also known as acne-neonatorum.

Let’ know the various aspects of this peculiar type of acne. First things first, the treatment for infantile acne is not the same as that of acne treatment for any other age group.

Infantile acne is gender-biased. Male babies are more affected than their female counterparts. Normally babies have the acne attack at the age of 3 weeks. Some babies have it from the time of delivery. Generally, the types of acne you find in infants are papules and pustules. Papules are red bumps and pustules are whiteheads. They have a collection of pus.

Some babies also have acne on the scalp. Acne in babies does not require treatment as such. The lesions will take care of themselves within a period of four months. But do take the normal care of the baby as you would take care of its other body parts.

Use mild baby soap and gently clean the face once in a day with water. Do not try harsher methods by using oil and other lotions which you think are good. They may at times, worsen the condition. Know for certain that infantile acne will disappear when it has to.

In your anxiety to photograph the baby, don't stuff his/her cheeks with cosmetics and if at all you need to have the touch-ups, do it in an imaginative way.

If you or your family doctor feel that the baby has severe acne, treat it with benzoyl peroxide, keratolytic agents or topical creams like retinoids.

The ways of acne are indeed mysterious. If you have a family history of acne, that doesn't mean that your baby will have acne. And just because the baby has acne, it doesn't mean that it will suffer from the attack of acne, when it grows up. Acne has its own working style and attacking strategy.

Infantile acne, which normally appears after the age of three months in a baby, quietly disappears after the age of 12 months. No special efforts of treatment are required. In some babies, the condition may last up to three years. It is due to the genetic makeup of your baby. You have something to contribute to it, as the hereditary part.

You have nothing to do with the infantile acne, relating to the treatment part. Just observe its arrival and departure. Well, arrival with anxiety and departure with pleasure!

Tania Crowe

Tania Crowe



Who Should Use Acne Medication?

Anyone can have acne and it is a painful and embarrassing problem for most people.  There are ways to treat it so that no one has to deal with this uncomfortable appearance that makes him or her self-conscious all of the time.  For some people, they are just entering their teenage years and there are others who have been dealing with acne for most of their adult lives.

There are so many forms of acne medication out there to choose from.  There are different skin needs and it is important to recognize all of the different types of acne and what the needs for it are.  There are so many over the counter products that can help treat acne for just about anyone.
Anyone can get acne at any stage in his or her life.  There are many things that can cause acne and that is why it may be necessary for someone to get different forms of acne medication for their problem.  There are different ways to handle the different kinds of acne and at different stages that it occurs.  With the right help, you will have a good result in the end.
As with most things, acne has a beginning, middle and end.  It is a skin condition and the best time for acne medication is at the beginning stages.  In the early stages of acne, the pores will enlarge and create thick oils.  They will fill up with black and white matter and this will result in a black head.  This is the part that will cause the acne and needs to be taking care of at once.  The dead skin needs to be exfoliated and removed.
There are many different kinds of creams and gels to use as a form of acne medication that you can find in the stores.  You may find that these treatments work, or you may have to take it one step further and get a dermatologist to assist you with your skin.  When this is the case, you may be prescribed some form of the ointment or you may have to go through a form of therapy to get your acne under control.

If you go through therapy for your acne, you will find that there are a lot of different things to try. There are chemical peels, scrubs, and even electrical programs that may help you find relief from this acne problem.
It may take some work, but with enough information and some research, you will find the right acne medication that will help you get your skin looking clear and pure and give you the self-confidence that you deserve.

Tania Crowe

Tania Crowe



Acne, The Bane Of High School

If you had acne problems, I feel sorry for you. I mean there is nothing worse than the social rejection suffered by those with less than average complexions. The especially sad part is that there was nothing that they could do to prevent it. And on top of that, some people suffer from the indirect consequences of acne that can go with a person for the rest of his life.

Now because the problem is so important in so many ways it is easy to see why there has been so much effort put into learning about the problem and trying to solve it. There are a ton of different ways offered to cure acne and some are a lot more worthwhile than others. These cures range from spreading disgusting mixtures of organically produced potions to ultrasonic technology that "zaps" the gland that is producing the offending inflammation.

That is what acne is, by the way, inflammation that starts deep down in the dermal layer, that attracts all sorts of different immune competent cells to make the pain, redness, swelling, and pus that you find with acne. It would be great if we knew what turned the "switch" on to this inflammation-- but the fact is that we do not. We know that several factors bring it on, a major one being puberty and all of the changes especially the hormonal ones that start circulating through the body. Another major focus is the dirt and oil that get on your face during the day and that you grind in on your pillow at night that is clogging the pores and producing the crops of zits. Another thing is the foods that we eat namely foods high in oils, sugars, and chocolate.

The trouble with all of these ideas is that as much as you work to change these factors the chances are that you will not get rid of the painful and unsightly red pus-filled pimples. You can wash until the take off the first layer of skin but you won't get rid of them all. You can also stop eating anything good, trying to avoid the foods that supposedly cause acne but if you have any success it will only be partial.

So obviously we haven't found what is at the root of the problem but that doesn't mean the effort isn't there. So my recommendation at this point is to get a doctor that will take the time to get to understand who you are and what methods would be most effective for your particular strain of acne. They have access to the best training and information and they are in the best spot to start working on your individual case and hopefully make your life a lot better.


Tania Crowe

Tania Crowe



How Your Period Affects Acne

Start her period, which will happen every month until menopause. A period is essentially a time during each month when there is a buildup of blood in the lining of your uterus. One day when you are ready to have children and start a family, your period will be the reason you are technically able to. While a period can be an inconvenience, it’s truly a womanly gift. Also, it’s a completely natural process.

Is There Any Connection Between Acne and Period?

There is a connection between acne and periods. A lot of women will report that right before their periods or even during the period, their faces will break out pretty bad. Of course, it’s different for everyone. Some people will get acne before their period and there is a connection between the two. But, just because you break out before one period, doesn’t mean you always will. Some people will only get a pimple or two and other people will have full-blown acne breakouts. You may know some people that never break out, not even during periods. That is also a scenario. Another possible outcome is that you always have acne, regardless of when your period is. The worst is for those who already have acne, but they get even more right before their period. If you are amongst the unlucky, and there is a connection between your period and the acne on your face, don’t freak out. It is normal. While it may not be so good for your confidence to look in the mirror and see a face full of zits, it’s okay. You aren’t the only one. Many people in the world of all ages suffer from acne, and many people have acne that gets even worst during or before their period.

The Science Behind Acne and Periods

The science behind the connection of acne and periods can get complicated. A menstrual cycle is usually around twenty-eight days and there are many hormonal shifts throughout those days. In the beginning of the cycle, the main hormone is estrogen, but in the second part, the main hormone is progesterone. On the other hand, before and during menstruation, testosterone is higher than the female hormones. In a sense, the scientific reason for having acne during your period is tied into all of the crazy changes your hormones are going through.

How Do I Know If My Acne Is Hormonal?

Curiosity may have you wondering if your acne is hormonal. The truth is that all acne is a bit hormonal. But, some acne is not completely due to hormones. To know if your acne is definitely hormonal, you would need to get tested. However, there are some signs that will give you a pretty for sure answer to the question of whether or not your acne is hormonal. First of all, look into if you have other hormonal symptoms besides just the acne. The range of hormonal symptoms you can get is massive. Your hormones are very powerful. Some of the more obvious symptoms that a myriad of women experience is anxiety, mood swings, irritability, bloating, craving, etc.

Why do I Break out Before My Period?

Breaking out before your period is completely normal and it most likely happens because of your hormones. There are no exact causes of menstrual cycle acne. The cause would be your period, not something else.

How to Treat Acne Caused by Period?

While on your period, it is even more important than usual to maintain a good diet to keep breakouts to a minimum. Also, make sure you try your hardest to drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Some other tips for avoiding acne during your acne breakouts, include not touching your face, have a skin care regimen, and make sure you don’t go to sleep with makeup on. Try to avoid being stressed because stress causes more acne, and keep your chin up. Acne won’t distract anyone from your true beauty.

Tania Crowe

Tania Crowe