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Earlier Acne Outbreaks May Be Caused by Earlier Puberty: Experts

August 6, 2013

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) — Though acne has long been viewed as a teen phenomenon, dermatologists have been tending to an ever-younger patient pool, a new preadolescent reality that many experts link to a trend toward an earlier onset of puberty.
Now, a team of physicians has put together a new list [...]


Doctors OK Guidelines for Treating Acne in Younger Kids

May 6, 2013

Pimples have long been the bane of teenage existence, but pediatricians say there is now enough evidence on effective treatments to put out the first guidelines on battling acne in children. There is a range of medications that can clear up even severe cases of acne, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Writing in the May issue of its journal Pediatrics, the group throws its support behind new guidelines from the American Acne and Rosacea Society that detail how to treat acne in children and teens of all ages.


Acne-Free People May Have Skin-Protecting Bacteria

February 28, 2013

Your odds of having acne may depend on whether the “good” strain of a particular type of bacteria lives on your skin, a new study suggests. “People never think of wanting to have good bacteria on their skin,” said lead author Huiying Li, an assistant professor of molecular and medical pharmacology at the University of California, Los Angeles. “But some of them you should love.” It’s the presence of acne-defeating bacteria that allows people without acne to live relatively pimple-free, she explained.


With Acne, Bacteria Strain on Your Skin May Be Culprit

February 28, 2013

By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) — Your odds of having acne may depend on whether the “good” strain of a particular type of bacteria lives on your skin, a new study suggests.
“People never think of wanting to have good bacteria on their skin,” said lead author Huiying Li, an assistant [...]


Study Finds No Tie Between Acne Drug Accutane and Crohn’s, Colitis

February 20, 2013

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) — A new study counters the notion that the prescription acne drug Accutane raises the risk of Crohn’s disease or colitis in women.
The study of more than 45,000 women found no such link between Accutane (isotretinoin) use and these illnesses, which are collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
One expert [...]


Simple Tips for Smoother Shaving

January 26, 2013

SATURDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) — Shaving can sometimes be rough, but there are ways for men and women to get a smooth shave with a minimum amount of skin irritation, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.
Wet your skin and hair to soften it before you shave. Taking a shower or bath makes it [...]


5 Healthy Eating Tips to Banish Acne

December 26, 2012

Think you are the only person in the universe dealing with adult acne? Well, you’ve got company. Clinical acne affects 45% of women ages 21 to 30, 26% of women ages 31 to 40, and 12% of women ages 41 to 50, according to a study by Massachusetts General Hospital. Why do blemishes continue to linger post-puberty?


Acne May Blemish Teens’ Emotional Lives, Too

March 17, 2011

By Randy Dotinga
HealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, March 17 (HealthDay News) — A new review confirms something that teens have always known: pimples, low self-esteem and depression often go hand-in-hand.
While it doesn’t prove that blemishes actually cause emotional problems, the analysis of 16 studies suggests that teenage acne outbreaks do more than just boost Clearasil sales.


Bad Acne Linked to Suicidal Thinking in┬áTeens

September 16, 2010

Compared to their clear-skinned peers, teens who have bad acne are more than twice as likely to have mental health problems and are at greater risk of having suicidal thoughts, according to a new study.


With Microdermabrasion, Rough Seems to Work Better

October 21, 2009

Rough buffing of the skin does a better job of removing wrinkles and acne scars and stimulating healing than a gentler rubbing, University of Michigan researchers report.



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