Acne. Understanding the Facts.

Acne is usually an underestimated condition affecting most of us at some point in our lives. Evidence shows that acne may influence the quality of life, self-esteem and mood in adolescents and adults; its consequences in aesthetic-sensible areas may be life lasting.

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Is milk consumption good or bad?

          Milk contains and transfers signals involved in acne and prostate cancer. Oncogenic miRNAs such as miRNA-21, miRNA-25, and miRNA-125b are present in milk.    ...

Golden Staph. A new actor in acne.

        P. acnes Propionibacterium acnes (P acnes) plays an important role in the development of acne lesions. Many of the creams we use for acne contain some...

Tea tree oil, an essential oil useful for acne

            Where does it come from? Tea tree oil is an essential oil extracted by distillation from the Australian plant Melaleuca alternifolia. Australians have used...

Spironolactone, an alternative for adult female acne.

        What are my options when isotretinoin is not for me? Many adult women suffer from acne beyond their teenage years. This can be very bothersome. Flare-ups...

The role of low carbs/ high protein diet in acne

  Diet can elevate acne – hormones Recently, researchers have discussed a lot the role of diet in the development of acne. In special, they have discussed the role of...

What is the role of oral antibiotics in acne?

Oral antibiotics are useful as part of acne treatment when lesions are inflamed, have collections of pus or when it presents with nodules and cysts. Although antibiotics lead to improvement...

Talking about Hamamelis

What is  Hamamelis? Hamamelis is native of the East Coast of North America.  For years people have used distillate product of the leaves and bark of Hamamelis virginiana for bruises, sprains,...

Are chocolates your skin’s most terrifying enemy?

Reading at a magazine while waiting at the doctor’s office I found an article that talked about chocolates and acne. The article explained how a group of teens were put...

What’s new in light-based therapies?

Different light-based therapy have been used to treat acne, specifically targeting Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) and modulating the body’s defense response. P. acnes naturally produces porphyrins, substances that strongly absorb light....

Topical Nitric Oxide

Propionibacterium acnes or P. acnes, is a bacteria involved in the development of acne lesions. For years topical antibiotics such as erythromycin or clindamycin have been recommended as a part...

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