Top 10 Causes of Acne

This category details information on the top 10 known causes of all types of skin acne conditions.

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Eastern Europeans Can Teach Us A Thing Or Two About Skin Beauty

We agree with the article about women and even men in the western world using western beauty products that can be a contributor to skin conditions including acne. Eastern Europeans, have not fallen for the clever marketing of cosmetics companies and continue to use natural remedies as part of their skin and beauty regime. That would explain why I have yet to see an Eastern European women in the UK with face acne and blemishes. Read on to discover what they use. Ewa Asmar is the founder and director of Bionée organic mother and baby products and a former cosmetics executive for global beauty companies like L’Oreal, The Body Shop and Yves Rocher. She was born in Poland, grew up as a German citizen and graduated from the Sorbonne and the prestigious ESSEC Business School in Paris. Today Asmar runs Bionée from New York City, where she lives with her husband and two sons. View the original article here I truly belive that we have a lot to learn in the western world about taking care of our health, and we can certainly learn from other countries when it comes to using nothing but 100% natural remedies and eating a more natural rich diet. If we paid attention and listened and applied, I think the general health of people in the western world would improve massively. What do you think? Click To Read More »

Treating Acne The Medical Way

Treating acne the medical way

I like the article below because we agree that when it comes to the treatment of your acne using natural methods is best. Beauticians are not experts when it comes to skin conditions so are not equiped to advise on treatments.   Millions around the globe suffer from acne. Though acne affects people of all ages, it’s the younger generation that’s mostly affected. To get rid of acne, some people use cosmetics and other beauty products, some follow natural remedies and some don’t care! Running to a beautician for the pimples or acne treatment is a bad idea. Beauticians are not generally equipped to diagnose and find out the root cause of acne. There are lots of things that cause acne such as hormonal imbalance, drug reaction or it could be genetic as well. View the original article here   We often find it is hard to convince people of the benefits of doing things the natural way because there is so much money in cosmetics and drugs. What do you think?   Click To Read More »

Vitamins Beneficial For Acne

Vitamins Beneficial For Acne

Vitamins have always been important for the maintenance of our body tissues and the development of body organs. Did you know that certain vitamins can actually relieve your acne condition? Yes, you heard right! But which vitamins are good for acne? Read on to find out more! The skin as soft as lint, as smooth as satin – that is the stuff of dreams for most people. Will the nightmare ever end, is unfortunately the case with most of us.  As irritating as it is, a serious outbreak of acne causes more of a psychological impact as it makes sufferers embarrassed to go out and meet people, can cut off off a good part of your outdoor activities as well as harm your social life. The best cure is, however, those that work from a more intrinsic level, because acne is actually an external manifestation of an internal problem – hormonal imbalance, heredity, stress, improper diet and bacterial infection – that can be best handled from the inside where the root cause lies. Now talking about dealing with acne from within, there are some vitamins and other nutrients that have proved to be nemesis of acne as they wipe out the root cause behind such outbreaks. So what vitamins are good for acne and how do they work to clean up the mess? Let’s find out!  Vitamins are not only providers of good health, they can be potent in arresting various disturbances, imbalances and infections. Some vitamins and minerals are called exclusively with acne vitamins because of their effectiveness in targeting and destroying the internal root causes behind the outer dermal eruption. Vitamins that are good for acne are Vitamin A, E, B (B2, B3, B5, B6, B1), C, D and E. Zinc is a mineral nutrient that is also identified as a potent cure for acne. Now, let’s see how each of these nutrients work to help rid your body of the causal factors leading to acne. Vitamin A By regulating your skin oil production capacity, vitamin A arrests the aggravating factor that encourages an acne breakout. Less oil means less health effects of clogged pores, which helps the skin to clear faster. Vitamin A also strengthens the dermal layer, better equipping it to resist bacterial build-up. Vitamin A also detoxes your body from the inside, making the blood cleaner so that acne and resultant scars clear faster. You can acquire the vitamin through the consumption of dairy products, liver, fish oil, carrots and the precursor. The vitamin is also present in some orange fruits and vegetables such as spinach, parsley and kales Vitamin B Acne is often caused by a deficiency of riboflavin in the body. Since stress is one of the causes of acne, take a B5 supplement or eat foods rich in this B vitamin (cauliflower, broccoli, turnip, etc.) helps to reduce stress levels and this greatly reduces breakouts. Vitamin B and Vitamin B Complex, have the capability to relieve stress, improve metabolism, reduce blood cholesterol […] Click To Read More »

Why Natural Acne Treatments

Acne products that work – Why Natural Acne Treatments

Acne products that work We know that many people have their own reasons as to why they consider natural acne treatments over medications and prescriptions by doctors. To some, they opt for natural acne treatments because they feel that modern medication process is expensive and ineffective. Others will prefer natural acne treatment because they feel safer while undergoing natural treatment than medical treatment. This is because they fear that medicines are made of chemicals that may have side effects and worsen the situation instead of improving it. There are many ways to treat acne including natural products for treating acne. Some of these products include lemons, honey, garlic, sunlight and many others that we shall later discuss in detail. When we finally talk about these natural products, we will tell you how they are made, how you can use them, when to use them and their level of effectiveness. Also, we will tell you that the reason as to why you should prefer natural treatment over medications for doing this will help you make the wise decision and use natural products instead of medicinal products for the treatment of acne. The first reason why you should seek acne products that work and are natural because it has lower, to no side effect than medical treatment. This is because natural products are original and free of many harmful chemicals unlike medical treatments. As a result, natural products expose you to lesser dangers and complications than modern medicine. The costs that will be incurred in natural treatment are low when compared to the cost of medical treatment. Natural treatment is carried out through the use of simple available products like lemons that can be home grown. However, medicine is expensive and would require the prescription of a doctor which can involve huge bills in doctor and medical examination fees. Educating yourself and about The body takes more time to absorb and respond to modern medicine than it does to natural products. As a result, natural products are faster and more effective than modern medicinal products. Furthermore, modern medicine is simply a concoction of natural products that have been taken through industrial processing that allows big pharma to then patent their creation to protect their massive revenues. If you were to ask us therefore, should a time ever come that you have to choose between treating acne using natural products or using medicinal products, we would always say go the natural way. Despite all this, natural products also remain less invasive than medicinal products. Therefore, choose natural products where applicable. Click To Read More »

Causes Of Adult Acne

Causes of Adult Acne

Did you know that acne among adults may be more common than you are imagining? For sure, according to research, over twenty five percent of adult males and fifty percent of adult females have been affected by adult acnes! Worse still, over a third of the adults whose faces have been affected by acnes also have their bodies too affected by acnes. In the world today, there is an increase in the number of adults who get infected with acnes than there were in the previous aged. One thing that is clear about adult acne is that it lasts longer and takes years to treat. For instance, a person who develops acne  aged thirty five may be treated well past their fortieth birthday without any signs improvement. Adult acne is often difficult to cope with especially among ladies. This is because unlike men, ladies are often more concerned with how other people view them and how others take them. Therefore, even to a adult woman, acne can have devastating effects on her social lifestyle. The condition can also cause a lot of frustrations and embarrassments among adults as it has always been associated with puberty and teenage years. What are the causes of adult acne, well, unlike teenagers who suffer from acne due to hormonal changes in their bodies, acne in adults is difficult to quantify to a specific cause, with food, stress, medication drugs being known suspects. However, it has been attributed to several factors the first of these being cosmetics. Cosmetics products can cause acne due to the fact that they block the skin pores. When the pores become blocked, it provides an ideal environment for the acne to develop. The only way to prevent acne when using cosmetics is to use cosmetics that have water based elements in their compositions, so its best to avoid oil based cosmetics. Another primary aggravating factor leading to adult acne is believed to be chronic stress which triggeres stress hormones causing an imbalance. This is allegedly a myth, but there is glaring evidence to prove that acne can be stress related. However, there are those who believe that adults too experience such imbalances as they age.  Women are more affected by hormones as they often go through premenstrual flares every month. Sometimes, medical experts say that as one grows old, their immune system weakens, therefore enabling bacteria to cause acne more easily. Just like all the other believed causes, this is yet to be justified. One thing that is clear though, adults also get acnes and in the recent past, many have been prone to acnes like never before. Luckily, there are known effective natural acne treatments that have been effective at helping adult acne sufferers Click To Read More »

Medical Conditions Often Confused For Acne

Medical Conditions Often Confused For Acne

The problem that exists is that many people often confuse acnes with other skin disorders. For instance, many believe that certain foods can cause acne as discussed in a previous post, because they often confuse food related skin diseases with the acne infection. There are several conditions that can be easily confused with acne. Here are some of the common skin diseases that are not only found on young people but also amongst more mature adults who also confuse it with being adult acne. Pseudofolliculitis These often occur when someone has been cut close to the skin during shaving making curled hair to bend into the skin and result in pimples. Due to the fact that this problem is caused mechanically, it is often simple to treat and control. What an infected person will do is to shave his beard less frequently to prevent such cuts. Folliculitis These are pimples that occur on other parts of the body such as the abdomen, the legs or the buttocks. Though many people often mistake these for acne, in the real sense, these are often inflamed follicles. An oral or antibiotic prescription by the doctor is enough to finish this problem although there are other, more natural ways to treat this condition. Rosacea This is a medical condition that often has the symptoms of an acne infection and affects older people in their thirties and forties. It is often characterized by pimples that occur on the face and are at times red in color. Gram-negative folliculitis When someone suffering from acne is treated with oral antibiotics for long periods, they develop pustules that are filled with bacteria which are resistant to treatments. As a result the individual does not respond to antibiotic treatments especially if they had previously used the antibiotic. Therefore, these swellings are only treatable with other forms of treatments and cannot be termed as acne. As we conclude, there may be many other conditions that are often confused with acne as well as adult skin conditions. The only sure way to be sure that you are suffering from acne attack especially if you are past your puberty age is to seek proper medical advice to get a diagnosis. It will be wise to visit a dermatologist instead of guessing the skin disease that is ailing you. Making such a visit may seem expensive in the short run but in the long run, it may save you heartaches and financial stresses. Click To Read More »

Acne and Bacteria

Acne and Bacteria

As health product review experts, we have often heard that acne is caused by bacteria, but is it really true? Maybe you have also heard it before and like other people, you are also wondering whether there is a bacterium behind acne infection. For those who are thinking that acne is a result of bacterial infection, then you are not alone! Dermatologists happen to think the same. As much as we will admit, the causes of acne are many and complex and cannot be attributed to bacterium alone. There are other factors like hormonal imbalances in the body that attribute to causes of acne. Somehow like everybody else, you may be wondering what roles bacteria play in acne development. There are also instances where other medical conditions are  confused with acne. According to some dermatologists who carried out research on the relationship between bacteria and acne, there is a bacterium called Propionibacterium acnes which resides on each and everyone’s skins. This may be surprising but the said dermatologists imply that as long as these bacteria are below a certain number, you are safe. As a matter of fact, they say that in many people, these bacteria will always be below the harmful limit. But those who suffer from acne conditions often have a greater number of the Propionibacterium acnes bacteria residing in the follicles of their skins than those who do not suffer from acne infections. As these dermatologists claim, the presence of these bacteria to the skin is the beginning of acne development. This is because the bacteria often attract white blood cells to the follicle that in turn, produce enzymes that destroy the walls of the skin follicle. In result, this allows the contents of the follicle to penetrate into the dermis which in turn causes an inflammation. Scientists say that the same bacteria are responsible for the formation of fatty acids that act as irritants and ensure that the speed and effect of the inflammation process is increased. According to these scientists, a normal follicle should have sebum that is spread all over the skin surface giving it an oily appearance and when there are no infections on the skin, it stays moisturized and healthy. Somehow, problems come when sebum is trapped in the follicles of the hair and therefore cannot be evenly spread across the skin. As a result, sebum cannot get its way out of the skin follicle and therefore plunge the follicles in a process known as comedogenesis. From this process, a type of acne called blackheads and whiteheads are formed. Click To Read More »