Acne and Sweat – Does Sweat Cause Acne?

Does sweat cause acne? The internet chimed in and let’s see what they have to say. In this article we debunk whether or not sweat causes acne. Come inside and find out.

Blackheads and Whiteheads

Blackheads When you hear the term “blackhead” you know exactly what we are talking about, right? When you hear the term “whitehead” you are a little less certain, but you kind of have an idea. Actually, if you are like 9 out of ten people, you are probably wrong on both counts! Most people think a blackhead is dirt that … Read More

Diet And Acne

Acne is hereditary. But like many things that are hereditary, acne is affected by environmental factors as well, like what you eat and how much you sleep. For 25 years the medical community said that your diet did not affect your acne. Even today, about half the books on my shelf claim there is no correlation between what you eat … Read More

Acne Treatments That Work

No doubt you have tried a lot of things to clear up your acne. You have probably been to the dermatologist, spent hours talking with people in white coats at department stores, and lots of money trying products on the aisles of the drug store and Wal-Mart. But since you are reading this, I’m betting nothing has worked. Is there … Read More

Acne and Aging Skin

Okay, so you’re a grown up and you outgrew your acne years ago, but all of a sudden you are starting to see acne blemishes again. You’re too old for this! You may even have grandkids. What is going on? If you have read the other articles on this site, you already know about the causes of acne, but in … Read More

Acne Scars

One of the most heartbreaking aspects of acne is that it can form scars, both physical and psychological.

Antibiotics for Acne

Since 1897, when the renowned French dermatologist Raymond Sabouraud first noted that material from acne lesions contained bacteria, it has been assumed that killing that bacteria would clear acne. What M. Sabouraud did not realize is that all pores, whether afflicted with acne or clear, contain those same bacteria. Bacteria does not cause acne. The excess shedding of skin cells … Read More

Accutane® – the Basics

Accutane® is the original trade name of the generic drug isotretinoin. It is an isomer of Vitamin A acid which, when taken orally, systemically stops the production of sebum throughout the body. Acne is an inherited disease of the sebaceous follicles – what we call pores – in which the lining of the pores shed too many dead skin cells. … Read More

Accutane® – in-Depth

The use of Accutane® for acne has become highly controversial, and for very good reasons, but in the beginning it seemed like the answer to every acne sufferer’s prayers. After the initial success of topical retinoids in the late 1970’s, the scientists at Hoffman-LaRoche, (the manufacturer of Johnson and Johnson’s Retin A®) began investigating a related chemical compound of retinoic … Read More