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Facts and Figures

According to the NIH (National Institute of Health) they estimate 80 percent of people between 11 and 30 have had acne outbreaks. Acne usually effects young people especially teenagers going through puberty. But it also can affect adults well into their 30 and 40’s. It can be a serious problem but not life threatening, just terrible for the self-confidence.


Education

Young Man with Acne on FaceAbout Acne

The medical term for acne is acne vulgaris. Acne is a skin disease categorized by plugged pores -- usually on the face, chest, back, or shoulders. Depending on the size of the plugged pores, the clogs may end up being either whiteheads or blackheads. If the clogs worsen, it's common for them to develop into full-blown pimples, nodules, pustules, papules, cysts, or deep lumps.


Acne Scars

Woman with Acne Scars applying GelAs if acne weren't bad enough, a further insult to pimples and blackheads are the scars they leave behind. Yes, it can leave long term scars especially if you pop the pimple when it is red and swollen. Dealing with acne scarring can sometimes be just as difficult as dealing with acne, but the good news is there are multiple treatment options available.


Acne Treatments

Woman with Acne Before and After TreatmentHow you go about treating acne will largely depend on what type of acne you have. Treating light, inflammatory acne, for example, may simply be a matter of spot treating or adding a new over-the-counter cream to your skin care regimen. On the other hand, some types of acne require seeing a dermatologist and possibly getting a topical or oral prescription. Here are your best treatment options for different types of acne:


Acne Prevention

Woman squeezing PimpleAcne occurs when the sebaceous glands become irritated because the skin is unable to release secretions. When this happens, a pimple appears and bacteria develop in the general area. If the bacterium travels further down, a cyst may manifest. Since pimples are unattractive and cysts are unsightly and necessitate treatment by a dermatologist...


Blackheads

Man having Blackheads removedBlackheads are a form of acne. They are usually found on the face, chest, back, and arms. Like any type of acne, blackheads are the result of clogged pores. The reason that pores get clogged may vary -- sometimes, it's because of hormones, but it may also be the result of a bad skincare routine or overactive sebaceous glands. 


Acne Masks

Woman with Acne MaskFace masks are a great way to cleanse, rebalance and revitalize skin. They are easy to make at home using inexpensive, widely available ingredients. Many everyday foods contain natural substances which can help to alleviate common skin problems. By blending them together, you can create a mask suited to your skin type. Choose one of these Four simple face mask recipes to nourish and rejuvenate your Acne complexion.



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Products

Acne

Acne Masks - One way to fight Acne is to use an Acne Mask (Peel or Facial). They are usually effective in fighting acne and blackheads. See all available acne masks.

Blackhead Removal - One of the unfortunate side effects of Acne is Blackheads. You can either use a Scrub or proper tweezers to Extract the blackhead without causing scarring. Here are some of the best OTC products.

Acne Scar Treatments - Anybody who has suffered through Cystic or Hormonal Acne will probably have scars left over after their breakouts. Here are some of the most effective OTC Scar treatment available.

Pimple Cream - Find all types of popular OTC creams and products to help minimize Acne outbreaks effectively and safely without damaging the skin.

Skin Care

Anti Wrinkle Cream - Find some of the best Anti Wrinkle Creams on the market today. See why there helping people all over the world.

Dry Skin Moisturizer - Some of these acne products will cause dryness to your face especially if your prone to dry skin. Try using a proper moisturizer to avoid this problem. Here are few effective products.

SkinCeuticals Blemish and Age Defense Serum - combines 2% dioic acid with an optimal alpha and beta hydroxy acid formulation designed to prevent the formation of acne, minimize hyperpigmentation and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Disclaimer: Articles not intended to Diagnose, Treat, Cure or Prevent Diseases.