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Health Tip: Recognize a Bad Reaction to Acne Medication

Posted 26 Feb 2018 by

-- Using certain acne products that contain the active ingredients benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can cause rare but serious and potentially life-threatening allergic reactions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. The ingredients also may cause additional side effects, including burning, dryness, itching, peeling, redness, and slight swelling where the product is applied, the agency ...

Pain of Acne More Than Skin Deep

Posted 9 Feb 2018 by

FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2018 – Acne can be emotionally devastating at any age, and new research suggests it could even throw you into a deep depression. "Our research has shown that patients with acne have a 63 percent increased risk of developing major depressive disorder in their first year following an acne diagnosis, compared to patients without acne," said study author Isabelle Vallerand. "We also ...

How to Take Action Against Acne

Posted 26 Jan 2018 by

FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 – Waiting for acne to clear up on its own can be frustrating, especially for teens who are already self-conscious about their appearance. Untreated acne can cause low self-esteem and anxiety as well as permanent facial scars. Ignoring it or assuming kids will outgrow it can harm them physically and emotionally. Acne can also continue into the adult years, and be especially ...

Health Tip: Four Common Types Of Acne

Posted 20 Sep 2017 by

-- Acne is typically caused by the clogging of hair follicles by debris from skin cells, skin inflammation, oily secretions and certain bacteria. The American Skin Association identifies these common types of acne and their causes: Comedones- These are non-inflammatory acne lesions and may be open or closed. Closed comedones are commonly called whiteheads. Open comedones, also known as ...

Health Tip: Can't Clear Your Acne?

Posted 2 Aug 2017 by

-- If you're having little success in clearing your acne, experts say you shouldn't give up hope. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests: If you're trying a new treatment, give it time to work before you try something else. You should see some improvement in four-to-six weeks. Always follow the instructions on any medication or skin care product. Don't scrub or pick at your skin. Avoid ...

Study Highlights the Beauty Industry's Ugly Side

Posted 26 Jun 2017 by

MONDAY, June 26, 2017 – When you purchase a new eye shadow or shampoo, you expect those products will be safe and that they won't cause skin breakouts – or worse. But new research found that's not always the case. And, because cosmetics are woefully underregulated in the United States, and there's no solid system in place to catch when personal care products are harmful, it's possible you'll ...

Skin's Bacterial 'Balance' May Help Trigger Acne

Posted 6 Apr 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 – An unbalanced population of bacteria on the skin may play a major role in acne, according to a new, small study. Up to 85 percent of people develop acne, a disease of hair follicles on the skin, but its exact causes are unclear. One specific type of bacteria has long been suspected, but this study suggests the presence or absence of one particular strain is less ...

Men: Here Are Ways to Healthier, Younger-Looking Skin

Posted 19 Jan 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 – Many men don't think about skin care but they should, a dermatologist says. The first step is to understand your skin type, according to Dr. Anthony Rossi. Sensitive skin may sting or burn after product use. Normal skin is clear and not sensitive. Dry skin is flaky, itchy or rough. Oily skin is shiny and greasy, and combination skin is dry in some places and oily in ...

How to Exfoliate Safely and Give Your Skin a Healthy Glow

Posted 8 Jan 2017 by

SUNDAY, Jan. 8, 2017 – Many skin care products promise to improve appearance by exfoliating – or removing dead cells – from the skin's outer layer. But sometimes, exfoliating can do more harm than good, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). "For some people, exfoliation can actually make their skin worse with increased redness or acne breakouts," said Dr. Rebecca Tung, ...

Why Acne Can Strike Women After the Teen Years

Posted 28 Dec 2016 by

TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2016 – Why does acne still plague some women into adulthood? A new study offers some hints. Researchers from Italy who looked at 500 women uncovered some factors related to the risk of acne after the age of 25 – including a low intake of fruits and vegetables, high stress levels and a family history of adult acne. The findings do not prove that those things cause acne in some ...

Can Protein in Common Skin Bacteria Offer Disease Protection?

Posted 23 Nov 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 – Our most common skin bacteria may help shield us from some skin diseases, a new study suggests. Swedish researchers report that Propionibacterium acnes secretes a protein called RoxP that protects against bacteria that are believed to contribute to several skin disorders. Specifically, RoxP protects against skin cell damage called oxidative stress caused by reactive ...

Acne Yields Up Secret That Points to New Treatments

Posted 28 Oct 2016 by

FRIDAY, Oct. 28, 2016 – In a finding that could lead to new treatments for acne, scientists say they've discovered a previously unrecognized way in which bacteria trigger inflammation in the skin. The skin is the body's first line of defense against invading germs. But it's also constantly awash in bacteria of all kinds – and usually puts up no fight. "It's a big puzzle as to why we tolerate ...

Acne's Silver Lining: Slower Aging of the Skin?

Posted 29 Sep 2016 by

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 – There's some potentially good news for people with a history of acne – their skin may age more slowly than those who didn't have to suffer mottled skin through adolescence. That's the suggestion of a British study that included just over 1,200 twins. One-quarter of them struggled with acne at some point in their life. "For many years, dermatologists have identified ...

Health Tip: Don't Ignore Acne

Posted 19 Jul 2016 by

-- Acne is more than just a nuisance and a blow to someone's good looks. Letting acne run its course is not the best advice, the American Academy of Dermatology says. The academy adds: Lack of treatment can lead to permanent scarring and dark spots. Treating and ridding your skin of acne can boost self-esteem. Ignoring acne isn't wise or necessary. There are a host of effective treatments ...

Acne Treatment Differin Gel Approved for OTC Use

Posted 12 Jul 2016 by

MONDAY, July 11, 2016 – The once-daily acne treatment Differin Gel 0.1% (adapalene) has been approved for over-the counter use among people 12 and older, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. It's the first among a class of drugs called retinoids to be made available over the counter to treat acne. The drug's active ingredient is the first new OTC acne treatment approved since the 1980s, ...

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