Acne Outbreak During Pregnancy

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Experts tell us that one out of every two pregnant women suffer from acne during their pregnancy. In very rare cases, it can become severe. The causes of acne during pregnancy are related to the higher than normal level of hormones during your first trimester. This increase in hormones excites the skin’s production of natural oils, leading to acne. While there is no surefire way to guarantee you will or won’t develop acne during pregnancy, we can say that if you have a history of acne flare ups at the beginning of your period you may very well do the same during your pregnancy. Fortunately, if you make it through your first trimester with no acne flair ups, you’ll be unlike to suffer from them in your second and third trimesters. If you do suffer from breakouts, it can be a tricky business. Most acne medications are prescription, which can … Continue reading

Treating Acne with Birth Control

Treating Acne

Acne is no fun for anyone. For women, with pressure brought on by today’s standards of beauty, acne can be an embarrassing situation to deal with. It can lead to some psychological problems with self-esteem and anxiety, and could lead to long term physical issues with scarring. So we should start treating acne asap. Birth control has long been a strategy for dermatologists looking to help women who are suffering from acne. It can be an especially good option if birth control is in the plans for the woman as well. Typically birth control as a treatment option for acne is discussed following topical treatments and antibiotics. Every woman and every situation is different, but let’s look at some additional information regarding this treatment option: How does treating acne combined with birth control work? Decades of research have told us undoubtedly that there is a strong connection between hormones and acne. … Continue reading

Acne Beliefs


When it comes to beliefs about the facial foe we refer to as acne, the information is seemingly limitless. One thing is for sure, a majority of people will suffer from acne at one point in their life or another, and this isn’t just limited to the pre and post pubescent crowd. Adult acne is a reality for many people 85% of people will suffer a breakout during their lifetime, and many of these people will be in their adult years. Since there is so much information to sift through, it can be hard to determine what is real from the junk. Let’s take a look at a few acne common beliefs to see if there is any truth behind them: Don’t touch your face! Dermatologists agree with this belief, putting your hands on your face – or letting other people touch your face can lead to a breakout. Think … Continue reading

Your Heart Bangs May be Causing Your Acne

Acne Aqua Cleansing

South Korea is at the heart of many different trends in beauty and hair for the Asian region. One of the most recent trends in hair and style that seems to have its roots in the region is what locals are calling ‘Hateu Aapmuhri’ or ‘Heart Bangs Hair’. This look is achieved by using a curling iron to curl the opposing sides of the bangs inward at the bottom, thus creating an upside-down heart effect. Of course, one must keep this in place so massive amounts of hairspray are used to keep the look going strong all-day or night. Cute at this look might be and innocent as it might seem, it could be causing some skin problems that could be permanent if not careful. Hairspray contains many different chemicals that, when combined, are the perfect cocktail to hold that hair in the right place for hours at a time. … Continue reading

Psychological Effects of Acne

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Acne isn’t just annoying, it can lead to a number of psychological effects. The problem is that it’s a normal part of growing up, especially for females. It’s worth understanding how acne can affect mental health. Reduce Body Confidence If you have bad acne, you’re more likely to suffer from poor body confidence. You want to hide your impurities, because those are the areas that bullies tend to pick on. The truth is that most people don’t even notice the acne, and you can hide it. The good news is doctors can offer prescription medications to help reduce acne. Decreased Self-Esteem Similarly to reduce body confidence, acne leads to poor self-esteem and overall confidence. You can become more withdrawn and find it harder to make friends. In fact, if you’re not confident, you can find that your social interactions are affected. This can lead to other psychological issues, including social … Continue reading

Keeping Acne Scars at Bay

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Despite no single cause of acne being established, science and research has shown that there are a few things we can do to reduce breakouts and enjoy clean, clear skin and avoid acne scars. Here’s just five ways you can avoid acne scars and stay fresh-faced! Clean your skin. – Daily face washing is the key to removing oils and preventing breakouts. Our environment is full of toxins and chemicals that seep into the surface layer of our skin. By using a facial wash that resonates with your skin type, you are effectively cleansing your pores and preventing acne. Wash your face once in the morning and once in the evening with a skin cleanser suited to your skin type. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! – Some acne products remove moisture from the skin. Choose a moisturizer that won’t clog the pores and cause acne, so opt for one with the word “noncomedogenic” on … Continue reading