Continue reading "The Ultimate Acne Prevention Checklist"
Do you want to know why that new, “guaranteed best-ever” acne tip worked wonders on your friend’s skin but did zippo-nada for you? The answer is insanely simple: you’re not your friend. So many variables contribute to acne. Genes, hormones, skin type, degree of oiliness or dryness, lifestyle, diet and even where you live. Skin […]
Continue reading "Who Knew? Not All Acne is the Same, Are You Treating Yours Wrong?"
Acne has several different faces—and, as you’re probably aware, none of them are pretty. Because we’re constantly receiving questions from readers as to why their blemishes persist, we’ve been able to gain some insight into how many people go about treating different types of acne. Here, we’re calling out the most common mistakes we come […]
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It’s easy to get a little desperate when your skin seems out of control. Unfortunately, most “miracle solutions” and “overnight cures” fail to deliver real results. And some can even cause permanent damage to your skin. To help you avoid the pitfalls, here are the facts about some popular acne treatment myths: Myth: Spot treatments […]
The first step in treating acne is understanding acne.
Here at acne.com, you’ll find a wealth of information on everything from blackheads and whiteheads to cystic acne and hormonal acne—what causes these blemishes, how to treat them, and how to keep your skin as clear and healthy-looking as possible.
For every over-the-counter acne treatment product in drugstores and websites, you can find a homemade counterpart that people swear will work. Coconut oil is the latest ingredient that has people excited as many are discovering its natural benefits for both good health and fighting acne. While oil cleansing is not a new idea, coconut oil […]
You’ve probably heard the term “noncomedogenic,” meaning won’t clog pores. If you focus on the middle of that word, you’ll see “comedo” and that’s the term for blackheads and whiteheads (the plural is comedones) — aka clogged pores. So what’s it clogged with? Spoiler alert: it’s not dirt. Blackheads and whiteheads are filled with the […]
Take a few minutes to research laser acne treatments and you’ll to bump into terms like fraxel, smoothbeam, v-beam, CO2, erbium, pixilation and photodynamic therapy. What do all these terms mean? Here, we break it down in a handy guide. Laser Fundamentals A laser is simply a device that emits a focused beam of light. […]
Now that summer is finally here, we can all celebrate the season of beach parties and barbecues … and bikinis, bare arms, and, basically, bodies on full display. The latter is great news for the small percentage of the population who are fit and free of body acne. For everyone else, this sort of thing […]
When comparing acne products, it is oh-so-tempting to choose a super-simple treatment that promises great results with virtually no effort. If it’s possible to enjoy clear, beautiful looking skin in just 30 seconds a day, why not go for it? Well, there may be good reasons why super-simple is not always super-smart when it comes […]
We’ve all experienced that horrific moment: You wake up on the day you’ve been anticipating for months (your wedding, a date with that special someone, a major job interview) only to discover a nasty blemish has taken shape smack in the middle of your face. While it might feel like the end of the world, […]
If you see a dermatologist for the treatment of moderate to more severe acne, you may be prescribed a combination of topical remedies and oral acne antibiotics—the most common of which include tetracycline, minocycline, doxycycline and erythromycin. Depending on your situation, medications of this nature can be a wonderful thing. To learn more about how […]