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Health Tip: Can't Clear Your Acne?

Posted 17 days ago by Drugs.com

-- 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 touching it repeatedly. Use products labeled "oil-free," "non-comedogenic" or "non-acnegenic" that shouldn't clog pores. Use acne medication on any area prone to a breakout, not just on active blemishes. Regularly wash pillowcases, hats and anything that touches your face. Read more

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Study Highlights the Beauty Industry's Ugly Side

Posted 26 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

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 never hear about a problem with a product, the study suggested. A U.S. Food and Drug Administration complaints database contains only 5,144 adverse events between 2004 and 2016 reported in connection with cosmetics, noted the study's senior author Dr. Steve Xu. He's a dermatologist with Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. "Here is a $400 billion industry with millions of products and multiple controversies, but we only had about 5,000 adverse events over the course of ... Read more

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Acne Yields Up Secret That Points to New Treatments

Posted 28 Oct 2016 by Drugs.com

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 all these bacteria on our skin," said lead researcher Dr. Richard Gallo, interim chair of dermatology at the University of California, San Diego. "Usually, we walk around at peace with them," Gallo pointed out. "But at certain times, that detente breaks down and you get an infection." In its study, Gallo's team focused on the Propionibacterium acnes bacteria. As the name suggests, the bacteria can contribute to acne – as well as certain other infections. Usually, P. acnes lives on the skin ... Read more

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

Posted 29 Sep 2016 by Drugs.com

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 that the skin of acne sufferers appears to age more slowly than in those who have not experienced any acne in their lifetime. Whilst this has been observed in clinical settings, the cause of this was previously unclear," said lead researcher Dr. Simone Ribero. He is a dermatologist in the department of twin research and genetic epidemiology at King's College London. "Our findings suggest that the cause could be linked to the length of telomeres, which appears to be different in acne sufferers and ... Read more

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Health Tip: Don't Ignore Acne

Posted 19 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

-- 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 available. Read more

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