Acne & Weight Gain

Acne and Weight Gain – Study Shows That Being Overweight Increases Chances of Getting Acne

A recent study has found that there is an increased probability of teenagers and young adults getting acne if they have a high body mass index (excess weight). I think there needs to be more research into this but it’s an interesting article none the less.   Teenagers and young adults may be able to prevent acne by stepping on the bathroom scale. Over the years, researchers have found that weight gain and moderate to severe acne — a problem that affects about one in five teenagers — go hand in hand, particularly among young women. While it is not entirely clear why, excess hormones most likely play a role. The most recent study highlighting a link was published this month in The Archives of Dermatology and included roughly 3,600 teenagers. The researchers looked closely at their weight and its relation to their skin, factoring in several variables that could also play a role, including age, puberty and diet. High-sugar junk foods like candy and soda are not only linked to weight gain, for example, but are also known to worsen acne. Read the full story   It’s claimed that one of the factors of this is due to increased androgen levels that is caused by obesity. This is a definite possibility as fat tissue plays a part in converting weak androgen into stronger ones which can actually trigger acne. What are you thoughts about this article and do you think it carries much weight…? (don’t laugh to loudly) Click To Read More »

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Suicide Causing Acne Drug – New Petition Being Made Against Pharmaceutical Drug Manufacturer

I am sure if you have or have suffered with a skin condition such as acne, that you’ve heard the name Accutane or Roaccutane? We have a page specifically about it due to the horrendous side effects! This acne treatment drug, in our opinion, is and was a massive medical health catastrophe . Although there continues to be many lawsuits against Roche and other pharmaceutical companies who created their own generic form after the drug patent had expired, a new petition is being made that threatens Roche yet again, concerning the link between the drug and IBD. The prescription drug Accutane, which was used to help treat severe acne, was withdrawn from the market in 2009 by manufacturer Hoffman-LaRoche after an increasing number of patients sought the advice of an Accutane lawyer in regard to filing an Accutane lawsuit. Many of these patients suffered from Accutane inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a serious gastrointestinal condition that causes life-altering symptoms. As Accutane lawsuit plaintiffs continue to file claims against drug maker Roche, a new health petition is gathering signatures at Change.org, with signers showing their support for an online letter to Roche to “tell the truth” and “come clean” on Accutane inflammatory bowel disease. Read the full story about this acne drug   The sad thing is, this drug is still available from doctors and dermatologists under its generic name Isotretinoid. This to me just demonstrates that there is more importance placed on money than that of patient care and health. There does not seem to be a real concern about your actual health, given that this drug is linked to IBD (irritable bowel syndrome) that cannot be cured if caused by accutane, and suicides. This is just a couple of the long list of horrendous and horrific side effects. No wonder they have law suits in thier 100s being made. What do you think about this aticle? Click To Read More »

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Well-being Q&A: Acne Rosacea

We work hard in researching the latest best news and articles to bring you great information on how to treat various form of acne and other skin conditions using nothing but natural treatments. Here you will find a list of herbs that can be used that have proven to be very effective at treating acne rosacea. They even give a natural treatment that you can make.   Many over-the-counter skincare products contain ingredients such as acids, alcohol and other irritants that may also worsen rosacea. About one in two people with rosacea experience ocular rosacea – a burning sensation in the eyes. In severe and rare cases, the oil glands in nose and cheeks become enlarged, resulting in a build up of tissue around nose, a condition called rhinophyma.   The exact cause of rosacea is still unknown and the basic process seems to involve dilation of the small blood vessels of the face. Suspected causes of rosacea include but are not limited to genetic factors, genetics plus sun exposure, a mite sometimes found in hair follicles, the bacteria Helicobacter pylori (that is associated with stomach ulcers), gastrointestinal disease, and medications that cause blood vessels to widen. View the original article here   To think that all manner of health conditions and complaints can be treated safely and effectively using nothing but 100% natural ingredients, what Mother Nature provides for us, is an amazing thing. The world has the ability to heal us all, and we have the ability to heal the world. What do you think about that? Click To Read More »

Drop Your Doctor & Manage Your Own Acne

Drop Your Doctor & Manage Your Own Acne

Now before we begin, obviously, we are not suggesting or advising nor do we condone the practice of jogging along to your local doctors surgery and KO’ing your doctor or GP with a Rocky style uppercut… No… just stick to a basic right hook, keep your elbow up and follow through into the cheek bone… ONLY JOKING! We are merely stating that you can do things without them especially when it comes to treating acne. We do however advise and condone the practice of jogging… highly helpful to your health and your acne as you will soon discover So on to the matter at hand… dealing with your acne on your own. One of the biggest worries for most acne sufferers is how they can manage acne on their own. Some often think that doctor prescription and hospital medication are the only way of treating acnes. However, this is not true as there exists ways in which you can take care of the situation by yourself. When you have acne infections, at times, you may often wonder whether there is a way to ensure that your acne does not become worse or how to get rid of acne fast. There are many ways in which you can take care of acne on your own without the help of expensive medications and expensive dermatologists. Even before you understand how to take care of acne on your own, you have to understand that there a few basic causes of acne spots and pimples. Knowing these causes will help you to move forward and elminate those potential causes that do not apply to you, so you can then move forward and deal with the causes that apply to you. Here is a list of know causes of acne: Excessive skin oil production by the sebaceous glands which cloggs pores. Blocked hair follicles, again due to excess sebum oil. Hormonal imbalances caused during puberty, pregnancy and menstrual cycles. Eating too much sugary and fatty foods, processed foods, dairy products that can also trigger hormonal imbalances. Build up of toxins inside the body. Poor functioning digestive system. Constipation Wearing too much oil based makeups. Side effects of medications, antibiotics and steroids. Stress and depression. Tight fitting clothing, headbands or anything restrictive like a chin strap. This may appear to be quite a lot of potential causes but fear not, the likelihood is that you have already eliminated some potential causes  just by reading the above list. On your own, you can decide to focus on natural home treatments that are often more preferable than using medications as they are safe and pose no danger to your skin or health unlike acne medications. There are many home therapies that help to unclog blocked pores, killing of skin bacteria and reducing the production of skin oil. One of the best ways of unclogging the pores is ensuring that you wash the infected area with warm water to ensure that the pores of the skin remain clean and […] Click To Read More »

Digestion Problems and Acne

Digestion Problems and Acne

Many may be wondering why discuss the digestive system when talking of acne. Is there a relationship between the two? Well, we will see whether there is a relationship between your digestive system and acne infections and how knowing this relationship will help you in the natural prevention and control of your acne infection. As you may already know, the main functions of the digestive system is that it is the part of your body that will help in breaking down foods into fatty acids, amino acids, glycerine and sugar. After the digestive system has broken down the food, such food is in turn transported via the blood stream for use by the body in producing energy and nutrients for maintaining the body. I bet you can now sense the direction I am headed. However, before we reach where I am going, I want to tell you that the body is completely dependent on the nutrients provided through the digestive system. Have you ever wondered what would happen if you had a faulty digestive system? Even if you ate all the foods containing the minerals required by the body for the control of acne, it would be meaningless! The main substance in your digestive system A vital substance that helps your digestive system working properly is Hydrochloric acid or HCL. Your digestive system must be able to provide a certain level of HCL in order to function effectively. If you eat junk food regularly or your usual diet contains much fat and sugar, the level of HCL in your stomach will be reduced. Ask your doctor especially if you suffer from fatigue or adult acne and other skin problems. Depleted HCL will also lead to other problems such as muscle cramps, arthritis, and food allergies. Besides an unhealthy diet, prolonged use of antibiotics is another cause depletion of HCL. Without enough HCL, your immune system be compromised, and this will lead to acne flare. Therefore, the relationship between the digestive system and acne is portrayed by the functioning of the digestive system which determines in a big way your acne condition. A ‘faulty’ digestive system will automatically lead to skin problems such as acne since the body will not get the nutrients required in maintaining the balance of the skin. Also, should your digestive system be faulty, it will take longer for your acne condition to heal since nothing you ingest towards assisting you with the treatment will be properly passed to the skin organs. When the digestive system can no longer break down food into useful components to be used by the body, the unbroken food may turn into toxic waste that may prove harmful to the body. The body will also undergo strains and stress conditions that may worsen skin conditions and affect the whole body system if not taken care of. How therefore do you take care of your digestive system so as to ensure that it is functioning properly to help you in the prevention of […] Click To Read More »

Acne Caused By Clothing

Acne Caused By Clothing

Did you know that the clothes you wear may have a relationship with your acne condition? Maybe you are shaking your head in disbelief but it is very true that your clothing may influence your acne condition. As a matter of fact, experts have realized this and are currently advising people to watch the clothes they wear. Clothes can not only be the cause of acne but also the cause of other numerous diseases. It is true that we don’t wear clothes on our faces and even those who cover their faces with clothes are often rare to find. However, as we had discussed previously, acne not only affects the face but also other parts of the body. Let me tell you how clothes affect acne and how you should handle acne. There is a cause of acne known as acne mechanica which in the essence, is caused by elements such as heat, friction, and if there is a constant contact of the skin and clothing. As such, it is not strange to see someone who is always wearing such clothing wear as headbands or helmets having an acne infection along the hairline. Those who often wear tight clothing are as such also in high risk of getting acne mechanica. The ones who are often prone to this types of acne are those who often use sporting  are at a higher risk of this type of acne as they have tight clothing and wears that often rub against the skin. Ladies too who love wearing tight clothes are always at a high risk of getting acne mechanica. Some men too are fond of wearing shirts with tight neck line and as a result, risk getting the infection along the neck. What should you therefore do? There are several things you can do in regard to your clothing so as to prevent acne mechanica the first of which is to ensure that your wear loose fitting clothing. It is often recommended that should you notice that your clothing is either too tight or is rubbing against your skin, the best thing to do is to change the clothing or loosen it. If it is a must that you should wear tight clothing, then, you should not stay in them for long periods of time. Ensure that you change as soon as it is practically possible into loose clothing. The best type of clothing to wear however, are clothing made from cotton. With the proper clothing, you will never have to worry about getting acne mechanica on other parts of your body. There are many known causes of acne that many people are not aware of. One the major, if not the biggest contributor is the relationship between digestion and acne Click the link to read more. Click To Read More »

How Vitamin B Complex Effects Acne

How Vitamin B Complex Effects Acne

Did you know that a deficiency of the vitamins in your body could lead to acne infection? Indeed, research has proven that vitamins play a big role in the prevention, control and natural treatment of acne. So eating vitamin rich foods is the way to go. Two times Nobel Laureate, Dr Linus Pauling, said “You could trace every disease and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.” Approximately 99% of the human body is comprised of minerals, yet minerals are generally overlooked when nutrition is considered. It is well known that the human body requires at least 60 minerals in order to maintain a disease and ailment free state. If this information is indeed true, it’s easy to understand why sickness is so prevalent throughout the world, even in technologically advanced countries. The body can utilize minerals without vitamins, but vitamins and most other nutrients are basically useless in the absence of minerals. (source:  Biological Therapeutics) One of such vitamins is the vitamin B complex which has been proved to be very beneficial for acne. Where exactly do you get vitamin B complex? Well, it is not difficult to obtain this vitamin for it is gotten by eating foods such as green leafy vegetables, fish, eggs, whole grains and milk, although a word of caution on the milk front, as it is also linked to aggravating acne due to then added hormones in milk not to mention chemicals, so keep the milk intake down to a minimum. There are many functions of vitamin B complex in the body. Some of these functions include its effect on cholesterol levels. This vitamin has been reported to effectively reduce cholesterol levels and check the amount of sebum on the skin. As such, obtaining this vitamin will ensure that your skin is always kept healthy and secure from acne infections as it will regulate the amount of sebum on the skin. Vitamin B2 is not only capable of reducing the magnitude of acne infections but also in alleviating the amount of stress in an individual. As we has said earlier, stress also contributes to acne infections to a certain degree. Vitamin B3 has anti inflammatory effects on the skin of an individual and has been known over the years to improve acne conditions. Those who are infected with acne and get enough of this vitamin will heal at a faster rate than those who are experiencing its deficiency. It is important to note that Vitamin B3 is found in foods such as Avocados, eggs, peanuts, liver and lean meat. The reason as to why the vitamin B complex is effective against acne is because they work as one compact unit to fight acne causing conditions. Important to note also is the fact that these vitamins are water soluble vitamins and therefore, any excess will not aggravate your acne condition since they will be passed out through urine. When suffering from acne and you are looking for natural treatments for your acne condition, it will do […] Click To Read More »