Archive for "Acne"

I Have a Huge Zit on My Face. What is the Fastest Way to Clear it Up?

Monday, July 14th, 2014, 7:19 pm

Acne, and the zits it produces, is caused by a combination of 4 things: clogged pores, bacteria, inflammation and excessive oil. It turns out that men produce five times more oil than women, mostly from increased amounts testosterone in their blood. A giant pimple the day before a big event [...]

Can Certain Foods Influence Acne Breakouts?

Thursday, November 7th, 2013, 3:53 am

This is a question that has been debated among dermatologists for decades and is still controversial to this day. However, there is some new research that deserves mention. According to a recent article in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, high glycemic index foods, such as sugary cakes, [...]

Does going to the beach help with acne?

Friday, July 5th, 2013, 3:00 am

Acne vulgaris is an inflammatory disease of the skin that tends to be worse in men, primarily because of higher levels of testosterone and other androgens. Besides male hormones, inflammation and bacteria on the skin contribute to the red nodules and pus bumps that are seen. One often hears about [...]

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