Acne Mythes and Tips and Articals on Scarring

Dispelling Acne Myths

(NC)—Acne. It can be controlled. With a combination of a daily skin care routine and regular consultation with your physician, you can be on your way to clean and healthy skin.

Simply put, acne is the term for plugged pores (blackheads and whiteheads), pimples and even deeper lumps (cysts or nodules) that can occur on the face, neck, back, shoulders and even the upper arms. It can affect girls and boys during adolescence and can even affect men and women in adulthood.

It's time to sort out acne myth versus fact once and for all.

Myth #1: The more you wash your face the fewer breakouts you'll have.
Fact: It's important to maintain a consistent skin care regimen, but over-washing can cause dryness and exacerbate the condition.

Myth #2: Acne is caused by eating candy and greasy food.

Fact: This is a common belief, but there is no concrete evidence to back it up.

Myth #3: Popping pimples will make them go away faster.

Fact: Actually, popping pimples could potentially spread the problem deeper into your skin and may cause permanent scarring.

Myth #4: Don't wear make-up if you want clear skin.

Fact: In fact, wearing make-up is fine, providing it's oil-free and non-comedogenic (won't clog pores) and it is removed in the evening before bedtime.

Myth #5: If breakouts persist, it helps to use more acne medication until the breakouts stop.

Fact: Like over-washing, over-use of acne medication will only irritate your skin by causing more breakouts and drying out the skin. It is important to follow a consistent daily skin care routine that cleanses, treats and moisturizes skin. While there is no quick fix to treat acne, consulting with your physician to determine your best treatment options is the first step.

More information on how to prevent and treat acne is available online at www.cetaphil.ca/acne.

- News Canada

Dos and don'ts of back-to-school skin care

(NC)—The stress teenagers experience in the first weeks of the new school year can leave its mark - literally.

Clearing up acne-prone skin is mission-critical for back-to-school. Adopting a skin-smart approach with a few simple steps can help keep breakouts at bay.

“Top priority is establishing and maintaining a daily skin care routine,” said Antonella Fiedler, business manager for Galderma. “Dermatologists tend to recommend a three-step approach that involves cleansing with a gentle foaming cleanser, treating with an acne-bacteria-fighting gel like Benzoyl Peroxide and hydrating with an ultra-light moisturizing lotion.”

Cetaphil Acne Principles is an example of a simple three-step system that helps attain clearer skin and takes the guess work out of product selection. The treatment is available in a starter kit and is also sold separately. The key to success is incorporating a daily skin care routine – so remember to be proactive when trying to avoid breakouts.

While closely adhering to a skin care regimen is essential, here are a few other important tips to keep in mind:

• Wash your face gently and avoid harsh scrubbing. This can irritate skin and lead to additional breakouts.

• Don't pick and squeeze blemishes. This won't clear up skin any faster and may spread the problem deeper into the skin, which can lead to scarring.

• Maintain a daily skin care routine for a normal healthy skin state. Treat acne regularly and prevent it from getting worse.

Although teenagers experience stress during the first few weeks of school, acne doesn't have to be one of them. Following a dermatologist-recommended skin care routine in the morning and at night is the best way for teenagers to begin the year acne-free.

More information on how to prevent and treat acne is available online at www.cetaphil.ca/acne.

- News Canada

Acne Recipes and Articles:

Understanding Pores

This is a good article on your pores and how to take care of them.

Homemade Acne Recipes

Many people have acne problems but only a few of us know how to treat acne properly and efficiently. This article aims to explain how to make your own acne mask at home from the common ingredients that we find in every kitchens. We have selected top 5 homemade acne masks that will help you get rid of acne fast. Why would you continue paying for expensive acne treatments? Read our guide and you will know how to make your own acne mask.

Are you looking for some of the best homemade acne remedies? This article will tell you about some of the most effective remedies you can use. After reading it you should have a much better idea as to exactly what you can do to get rid of your acne.

Natural recipes for acne skin care have become more popular because many conventional treatments contain chemicals, which often make acne worse. More people than ever are considering or using recipes for natural skin care because, along with being aware of conventional treatment side effects, people want natural remedies that are completely safe, and help prevent or cure acne and the scars from it. Homemade recipes provide treatment and remedies that many people prefer, instead of using over the counter products.

Acne Scarring Articals:

Acne Scarring

This article on Acne scarring was found at Westside Dermatology Group as a PDF file. What I have tryed to do is put it into a web page form.

This is a technical kind of an article that I think is worth reading through. When you do talk to your Doctor about your Acne scarring you will have a good idea what the Doc is saying.

Sent in comments

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: Applying vitamins to your skin is great, but unfortunately, only a small percentage of these vitamins get into your blood stream. Why not just eat more fruits and vegetables? Drinking lots of water and eating healthy is the best thing you can do for your skin. I am also not a great fan of chemicals. There are so many brands on the market that promise you excellent results, but in the long run actually damage your skin. I would really recommend avoiding products with parabens, DEA, salicylic acid, alcohol, and mineral oils. I am a strong believer of natural products, such as Dari Natural's skin care products. It's pure safe, excellent for acne prone and sensitive skin!

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