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Acne and Age
By MIJ Sadique
One of the bitter truths about acne is that you are never too old for it. Acne doesn't necessarily vanish once
you have crossed teenage. It is common to see people frowning at their pimples in their twenties, thirties and
even forties. The good news is that acne is treatable regardless of your age. Awareness is the key, so why
not get some more enlightenment on this issue?
Most of us know how teen acne occurs. It is caused by hormonal fluctuations that result in excessive
production of skin oil due to overactive sebaceous glands in your skin. Over the counter lotions and creams
that help remove the excessive oil can reduce breakouts to some extent. Combined with a daily cleansing
routine, teen acne can be addressed by a good number of acne home remedies and topical treatments.
However, adult acne needs to be treated differently. The treatment depends on whether it is late-onset acne
or persistent acne. The former occurs unexpectedly notwithstanding your generally clear skin, while the
latter persists from your teenage.
What are the possible causes and implications of adult acne? Other than hormonal imbalances, adult acne
can be attributed to several factors including genetics and lifestyle, particularly stress. In women, the
predominant causes are pregnancy, menstruation and sometimes menopause. Side effects of certain
medications, stopping birth control pills and over use of oil-based cosmetic products can also cause acne. In
some instances, acne may be indicative of an underlying health condition or disorder. For instance,
breakouts together with excessive facial hair, thinning scalp hair, overweight and irregular menstrual cycle
could indicate a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome. The disorder is caused by high androgen and
low estrogen levels and imposes risks of infertility. Acne with fatigue may indicate thyroid issues. Similarly,
sudden breakouts accompanied by unusual thirst could indicate diabetes. In the case of type 2 diabetes,
which hinders your body's wound-healing capability, treating acne could be difficult.
Again, don't be intimidated because there are innumerable acne remedies. Firstly, when you face a sudden
acne breakout in your adulthood, it is advisable to consult a doctor and get checked for any underlying
disorders. Treating any underlying problems will address the acne as well. But, if there is no such cause, the
basis of your acne treatment would be an appropriate skin care regimen. This is because adult skin is
generally more sensitive than teen age skin and needs mild cleansing products. Opt for products containing
mild concentrations of salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. Such acne products can destroy the acne-causing
bacteria and encourage exfoliation to promote the growth of healthy skin. Use non-comedogenic

moisturizers that prevent pore-clogging. If your acne is too stubborn, it is wise to consult a dermatologist,
who may prescribe Accutane, tretinoin or antibiotics.
Observe your lifestyle and incorporate stress-management activities, such as getting enough sleep, proper
exercise, meditation, etc. This will help your body control the production of excessive stress hormones that
can inflict harm to your skin. Obesity contributes to recurrent acne by increasing androgen levels that trigger
your oil glands. Managing stress and weight is vital for natural acne cure.
Check out Clearade acne treatment that works on the root causes of acne. You may also
visit http://www.naturalacnetreatment.com/homeremedies/ to learn about some of the best acne home
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Article #2
Adult Onset Acne - Not Just A Teenager's
By Susan E Foster
Acne is often viewed as a teenager's problem, how many of us have been told "You'll grow out of it!"? Yet
you reach your twenties and hope that the following year your skin will be clear, but it just doesn't happen!
The fact is not everyone does grow out of it, acne can linger well into your 40's and beyond. You may also
never suffer with acne as a teenager, then suddenly develop adult onset acne, this usually starts after the
age of 18.
There are many adults who suffer from adult onset acne in their twenties and beyond. The damaging effects
of stress from work and everyday life adds to the misery often making the condition worse.
Mental anxiety could be a major trigger in worsening acne for adults. Women are most likely to suffer from it
since they're exposed to stress which they acquire throughout their day-to-day lifestyle. They may be also
prone to hormonal imbalances, in particular at times when they have their menstruation and through
The environment is another factor in developing adult onset acne. If your surroundings are dirty or it's hot,
you may sweat a lot. Maybe you work in a place where your skin is exposed to oily substances too, all these
factors can lead to the clogging up of your pores leading to spots.
One of the best things you can do is maintain good skin care. Cleanse twice daily, and use cleansers that
contain salicylic acid if possible, these are great for acne prone skin and remove the dead surface skin cells,
there are plenty of face washes and wipes on the market that contain this ingredient. After cleansing apply a
moisturiser, then a treatment can be applied at this stage too.
Products containing benzoyl peroxide are particularly effective, benzoyl peroxide will also slough dead skin
cells, unclog the pores and kill the acne causing bacteria P.acnes.
Moisturisers that contain glycolic acid can also help acne prone and ageing skin. Glycolic acid has a smaller
molecular structure and can penetrate the pores better, it will help reduce blackheads and whiteheads and
over time will reduce acne breakouts. These products used in conjunction with one another can have a
particularly good effect at controlling acne.

Try to Consume a healthy balanced diet and drink plenty of water.
Take adequate sleep and rest. Try to exercise more, yoga is a great stress reliever and is ideal for acne
If your acne is very severe it's always advisable to seek the help of your doctor, the over the counter
products mentioned above may not be enough to help your skin and an alternative treatment may be
appropriate for you.
Susan Foster is the owner of the website Help Adult Acne: http://helpadultacne.info
Here you can download a FREE copy of Sue's "Control Your Acne" eBook and also find tips, treatments and
information on dealing with adult acne.

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Complete Solution on How to Remove
Blackheads Internally and Externally
By Jen Becht
How to Remove Blackheads Internally and Externally - Latest Update
Blackheads and acne can be an unsightly problem for many people, especially the peer-pressured teen. They
can appear on your forehead, nose, chin, back, chest and any part of the body. It can sometimes be difficult
to prevent the development of this annoying problem, but you can learn how to remove blackheads and
Root Cause of Blackheads
The first step in knowing how to remove blackheads and acne is in knowing what causes the problem to
begin with. They pop up on all parts of the body because of a blockage in skin and hair follicles, although the
secretion of hormones also plays a role in the condition. Stress, allergies, accumulation of toxins in the body
and metabolism can contribute to the formation of blackheads. Improper removal and acne treatment can
lead to infection, scarring and further acne breakout.
What is Blackhead?
A blackhead itself is a wide opening on the skin that has a blackened mass of debris that covers the opening.
The debris can be from bacteria and sebum oil. Too much of such oils in the pores can be excessive, build
up and get stuck. As the air hits these blocked oils, they become black. However, blackheads are not always
black in color but can sometimes appear yellowish. They are generally the first stage in an acne problem and
can develop into a pimple or pustule.
Why Squeezing Blackhead is Bad?
It is not uncommon for most people to want to squeeze out a pimple, acne or blackhead, but there are many
problems with this procedure. Squeezing can cause more harm than good. Doing so can push the debris or
pus further into the follicle rather than extract it, and cause infection, formation of a cyst, inflammation and a
worsening condition. Once a cyst is formed, it can only be treated by a doctor. If you feel that you must
squeeze your blackhead, be sure to rinse the area before doing so and cleansing it afterwards. Just be
cautious in applying oily lotions and creams to the squeezed blackhead.

How to Treat Blackheads Internally?
The best way to treat acne and blackheads is keeping the skin hygienic and clean. Getting enough sleep,
stress management, diet and natural supplements can help with treating the problem from the inside.
1. Water
Eliminate blackheads internally begins with drinking ample supplies of water each day, at least 2 liters for
good health and skin hydration. Water is not only a universal solvent for the skin, flushing out toxins from
the body, promoting good digestion and other organs, it helps with fat digestion and other soluble
components in the body.
2. Diet
Pay close attention to diet, eating plenty of green vegetables, high fiber cereals, proteins and grams as a
major source of your daily food intake, along with fresh fruits and fruit juices. Some of the best options of
foods are oranges, carrots, watermelon, salmon and apricots. Zinc supplements are important to fight off
infection and inflammation, and can be attained through such foods as beef, nuts, meats, whole grains and
3. Supplements
Aside from a highly nutritional diet, another internal solution on how to remove blackheads is through some
natural and dietary supplements. They are meant to counteract the toxins in your body that caused the acne
and blackhead outbreaks. This is an optimum way to not only prevent and treat acne and blackheads but
promote and improve good overall health. Herbal vitamins and minerals are the best remedies for removing
blackheads. Echinacea and Oregon grape are both helpful herbs in boosting the immune system and
eliminate harmful toxins.
Scientific studies have discovered that concentrated forms of Vitamin A can eliminate even the most severe
forms of acne and blackheads. Vitamin A is very effective in treating this problem, especially in prescription
form but this is not necessary. You do, however need the appropriate amount for your particular body
weight. Be cautious in using the supplement in high doses except directed by your doctor to avoid toxicity.
Other supplements are also effective in treating blackheads internally such as zinc, Vitamin B, magnesium,
sulphur, electrolytes and chromium.
How to Treat Blackheads Externally?
1. Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic Acid

In cleansing and fighting acne and blackheads effectively, further scientific studies have shown the benefits
of using salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. Bathe the skin with the solutions placed in hot mineral water.
These solutions work to prevent bacteria growth significant in the cause of the problem. The only concern is
that the peroxide can cause a dry skin condition if used in high doses. The salicylic acid seems to have less
side effects. It removes dead skin cells to prevent the accumulation of these cells and oils from building up
and clogging the pores. This cleansing process works best when used together with moisturizers and
exfoliation treatments.
2. Important Daily Routine
It is important to cleanse your face twice each day, usually morning and evening before going to bed. Use a
gentle soap for the face that also helps in gently removing the day's makeup. More frequent cleansing can
strip the skin of necessary oils that also leads to dry skin. A great process in acne treatment is to use steam
for a few minutes at a time to open the pores before cleansing. For the facial area, you can pour hot water in
a bowl and lean into it with a towel over your head and the bowl, while your skin benefits from the steam.
Then cleanse your face as usual. This is a great process just before retiring for the night. After cleansing,
rinse the skin with cold water to close up the pores and follow-up with a moisturizer with Aloe. Aloe Vera gel
is a great solution that is soothing and non-irritating to the skin. It also works as an antibacterial to inhibit
blackhead growth.
3. Moisturizer
Another choice moisturizer is one that is non-comedogenic. These types of moisturizers are oil-free and do
not clog pores like many other products, and works to soothe and calm acne-prone skin. You can use such
products liberally. Some excellent products are Cetaphil and others by St. Ives, L'Oreal, Aveeno, Neutrogena
and more as advised by your physician. To find an appropriate moisturizer approved for your skin, read the
label and be sure it states it is non-comedogenic or oil-free.
4. Peels, Masks and Clarisonic Mia
Another method in how to remove blackheads is to use special facial peels and masks that will clean out the
pores and reduce their appearance. Their pores tighten up, helping to further block the spread of blackheads
and acne. Choose a mask that is chemical-free to help remove dead skin cells, dirt and oil. Another great
cleansing process is the use of the Clarisonic Mia sonic skin cleansing system. It works similar to that of the
sonic toothbrush to cleanse the skin deeply and more effectively than the traditional cleansing of the skin.
The Clarisonic Mia system enables the use of a gentle brush head that goes back and forth over the skin for
gentle stimulation and cleansing. The skin looks and feels healthier. The process also helps other products
to become more easily absorbed into the skin.

With proper internal care and upkeep of cleansing your skin on a regular basis, as described, you can stay
on top of any blackhead and acne problem. Feeding the body with proper nutrients and supplements, taking
in ample water daily and following a cleansing process of the skin is the best remedy for eradicating
blackheads, along with preventing them from reoccurring. Use the recommended topical products and
moisturizers formulated to keep the pores open and healthy to treat and avoid problems with blackheads and
For more information on how to remove blackheads, you can visit ebestacnetreatment.com, a popular
website that offers the latest information on "how to treat acne" and the "top acne products".
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Jen_Becht

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How To Cure Acne Naturally In 3 Steps
By Mirza J. Utama
Many people think that curing acne is not an easy thing to do. That might be true, but curing acne itself is
actually a simple thing to do. If you follow the simple process of natural acne healing method, then you will
be able to cure your acne for good. However, the time it takes for you to heal your acne completely will
depend on how you treat your skin and how persistent you follow the method. You can cure acne naturally
by following 3 simple steps.
Step #1. Resist All Your Acne Development
First of all, when you see acne spreading in your face, you should try to stop its development within your
skin. It means that you need to avoid your acne from spreading even more. You need to stop your acne from
getting worse. So, you should stop all activities that may lead your acne to get bigger and worse.
For instance, these are the things that you need to avoid when you have acne:
- Eating junk foods
- Pinching your acne
- Touching your face too often
- Extreme tiredness
- Stress or emotional imbalance
- Dehydration
- Using drugs or over the counter products
When you're able to keep your acne in a controllable state, you will eventually be able to cure it naturally.
Avoiding those things is the first step toward acne freedom.
Step #2. Remove The Whiteheads
Your acne becomes bigger because there is a whitehead within your acne that keeps blocking the pores. The
whitehead will cause inflammation within your skin. In order to know whether your acne still has whitehead
or not, you can touch your acne gently using the back of your hand and if you feel pain, then it is an
indication that the whitehead hasn't been removed. If you follow the first step carefully, you'll have bigger

chance to remove your whitehead from your acne. This is necessary because unless your whitehead is
removed, your acne won't disappear.
So, the next step that you need to do is to remove your whitehead from your acne. But remember, you can't
do this forcefully. It will only create more inflammation and make your acne worse the next day.
Step #3. Speed Up The Restoration Process
Once your whiteheads are removed from your acne, then you will no longer need to worry about it. Your skin
will naturally begin to restore itself. Your acne will begin to become smaller and smaller because there is
nothing that blocks the pores any longer. However, it doesn't mean that you are free to do anything during
this process (such as neglecting your diet, not balancing your emotion, etc). What you need to do is to speed
up the restoration process so that your skin is restored to its original condition.
Here are the things that will help you to speed up the healing process:
- Eat more fresh and healthy vegetables
- Drink more water and fruit juices
- Rest more
- Clean your body
- Clean your environment (your clothes, bed, pillow, etc)
- Expose your skin to morning sunlight
- Breathe fresh air
- Do some relaxation
Those things will help you to boost the healing process quickly. More importantly, don't repeat the bad cycle
again. From now, you should do your best in preventing your acne from coming back.
Stop getting ripped off! Learn the shocking truth about acne, drugs, creams and the only path to lasting acne
freedom! Click here to get the facts on how to eliminate your acne to the root naturally and permanently and
achieve lasting clear skin without spending your hard-earned money on drugs and over the counters.
To learn more information about the secret to achieve clear skin, you can visit http://clear-skinsecret.blogspot.com.
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5 Hidden Things That Cause Acne To Appear
By Mirza J. Utama
There are many factors that can cause acne to appear on your skin. These factors will depend on the condition of
your skin. For instance, you might easily cause acne to appear in your skin after eating some foods, but others might
not experience the same thing as you. However, there are hidden things that can possibly cause acne to appear in
your skin, regardless of your skin condition. Here are 5 hidden things that cause acne to appear:

1. Emotional Imbalance

Emotional imbalance can cause acne because it can quickly build stress and depression in your mind. Stress is
known as the factor that can cause your acne to persist. Emotional imbalance can be destructive for your overall
health, not just your skin. A balanced emotion is a positive emotion, which will help you to keep your health in the
best state.

2. Toxic Redistribution

If there are toxins within your body, and you keep them within your body, you will see that your body will begin to
redistribute the toxins after some time. The way for your body to expel toxins is through digestive system. It is a
natural system built in your body that will help to keep your body clean from toxins and unnecessary wastes.

3. Bad Diet

The foods that you eat will be used by your body as a building block and a support to sustain your overall health. The
nutrition of the foods will be distributed all over your body, including your skin. If the foods are bad, then your body will
only distribute bad substances all over it. Your skin will get affected by this, and will eventually develop acne.

4. Environmental Problem

Your surrounding environment can also cause acne to appear in your skin. For instance, if you live in a humid and
dirty environment with polluted air, your skin will eventually absorb the pollution from the environment. This will
develop a lot of problems for your health. In most cases, acne will appear when you have problematic environment
that affect the condition of your body badly.

5. Hair Oil

Not washing your hair regularly will make the hair oil to affect the condition of your skin. For instance, it can clog the
pores in your face that can trigger bad environment for your skin. Also, dirty hair will touch your face often, which will
quicken the process of acne development.

Acne can appear due to various factors, but those hidden factors are the ones who are likely be ignored by acne
sufferers. Yet, those hidden things can potentially make your acne to appear in your face. Of course, it only affects
you if you have acne-prone skin.
Please note that this article is not intended as a professional medical advice for you. Use your own due diligence to
confirm the accuracy of the information contained in this article. The information contained here may not be
applicable in your personal life.
Stop getting ripped off! Learn the shocking truth about acne, drugs, creams and the only path to lasting acne
freedom! To get the facts on how to eliminate your acne to the root naturally and permanently and achieve lasting
clear skin without spending your hard-earned money on drugs and over the counters, click here.
To learn more information about the secret to achieve clear skin, you can visit http://clear-skin-secret.blogspot.com.
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How To Prevent Having The Worst Acne
By Rea Olague
Teens and some young adults may have skin problems in the form of acne. Basically, this is
a skin condition that affects millions of people around the world. While this is normal, it can
have so many negative effects to a person. On the health aspect, a person may have
unwanted scars on the face due to acne. The pimples could also become infected and may
leave deep tissue damages. On the other hand, there are also psychological effects of
having breakouts. One may not be able to improve his self esteem due to acne. Moreover, it
could be a source of embarrassment especially among teens. In this case, it is best that you
know how to prevent acne early on. It would also be helpful if you have some ideas how to
treat it if you already have some symptoms.
One way to prevent acne breakouts is to have enough sleep. Sleeping for about eight hours
each day will help in making your skin look better. With enough rest, you are promoting a
healthy habit of daily body repairs. As we do daily activities during daytime, we are exposed
to different environments. We could be exposed to dust, pollutants and radiation.
Therefore, such things could easily make our bodies weaker. This will already affect our
skin which needs rejuvenation during sleep. If you could have sufficient sleep, then you are
allowing your body to repair the damage done to it. This will also help in preventing any
pimples from appearing on your face. So make sure you have a good sleep every night.
Eating a balanced diet is also important. For teens, this is crucial since they are starting to
build their bodies for maturity. Therefore, one should eat the right amount of fruits and
vegetables. These are important to build the immunity of the body. Usually, the pimples and
acne on the face may become infected. These are due to the bacteria on the skin surface
that could thrive. With a weak immune system, the bacteria will just multiply causing more
breakouts on the skin. Therefore, proper nourishment will always be essential. There are
some foods that could enhance skin health. These foods are rich in vitamins C and E.
One more thing that you can do is to wash your face regularly. The face is exposed to
countless numbers of pollutants each day. When these particles clog the pores, you can get
trapped sebum. The oil glands on the skin will then develop what we call whiteheads. If

these become infected, then they will turn into pimples. As you know, a properly cleansed
skin will always have minimal pollutants with it. This means you should always wash the
skin surface every day. Of course, it is also important to moisturize the skin. When you
wash it, you are stripping away the natural oil too. This could then lead to skin dryness
which is not a good thing. You can simply apply moisturizing cream on the face especially if
you have dry skin.
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