Almost everyone has suffered from acne at one time or another in his or her life. It is primarily a disorder of the sebaceous gland (glands in the skin that secrete an oily substance) of the face, the neck and back. When the sebaceous glands become clogged with the oily substance they create, the accumulation results in pimples. There are several forms of acne, but the most common is acne vulgaris, found primarily in adolescents.
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Overall beauty might be more than skin deep, but gorgeous skin goes a long way in creating a healthy and attractive image.
Studies on beauty perception show that a clear, even skin tone is more aesthetically valuable than classically attractive features, or even facial symmetry. That's why anything that harms or disfigures the skin in the slightest is such a blow to a woman's appearance and self-esteem. ... Read More
Your face is the first thing people notice about you. Whatever fashions you choose to wear, whatever position in life you happen to be in, it's your face that is the center of all human interaction and communication.
Women have always been experts at creating a presentable public face. For millennia, we've used various techniques to camouflage our least-favorite features and accentuate our natural beauty. Sometimes, the desire to... Read More
Eating the right foods is great for the inside of your body, but the results of a healthy diet can be seen on your face, too. If you have a problem with acne, then a healthy eating plan can improve your complexion by up to 20 percent. Diet definitely plays a role, but it's not a substitute for proper skin care or seeing the doctor, according to dermatologists. But researchers do believe certain types of food can reduce - or... Read More
Acne scarring can have serious effects on a person's self-image and emotional state. Fortunately there have been significant advances in the treatment of acne-related scarring in recent years. It is important to note that nothing will completely heal the majority of scars.
Laser Therapy Using lasers to treat scars is a new technology, but is one of the most promising options for severe scarring. The lasers... Read More
Before getting into acne control, let us know how it is formed. Oil called sebum is secreted normally from hair follicles which travel up to the pores where it lubricates and protects the skin. Sometimes, there are overworked oil glands which enlarge and produce too much sebum which can get trapped in the hair follicle.
Thus the pores will get clogged which are either called blackheads or whiteheads, allow bacteria overgrowth of... Read More
Comedones are the scientific name for them, but if you suffer from blackheads, you want to call them gone as soon as possible. Ugly blackheads form when pores get clogged with oil and debris, such as old makeup or dead skin cells. During puberty, this and other forms of acne are common, but many adults suffer from them as well. Blackheads are oxidized oily deposits that differ from pimples in that they're not covered by skin or anything... Read More
It's inevitable. The morning before a first date or the night before your big presentation, a big pimple is just waiting to erupt on your face! You don't need to panic when clogged pores threaten to ruin your flawless face; we've got some great tricks for beating those blemishes at all stages of the game.
What IS a pimple?
A pimple is an infected or clogged pore that swells up above the skin. Some pimples are... Read More
Treating your acne can be an overwhelming task what with all of the medications available these days. The best way to find treatment for your acne is to first learn about your skin. There are 3 main skin types. Knowing what type of skin you have is the first step to effectively controlling your acne. If your skin is oily a gel product is best; if it is dry, you should choose a cream based product. People with sensitive skin should choose... Read More
Having a breakout on your face is one thing, but imagine waking up to blemishes all over - arms, chest, back, buttocks...this is reality for many people. Body acne is less common than regular acne, but those who suffer from facial acne are more prone to it. Risk factors for body acne are genetics, overactive oil glands, proliferation of bacteria and in some cases, tight-fitting clothing or equipment, such as football pads. This type of... Read More