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Basic Acne Explanation

16. June 2008

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Acne is the most common skin disorder in the world.  Blemishes, bumps, papules, spots, whiteheads, zits, goobers, the plague, or whatever you want to call it, almost everyone is liable to get it.  In the United States and Canada, acene affects 45 to 55 million individuals at some point in their lives, the vast majority [...]

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Can Adults get Acne?

16. June 2008

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Although acne is typically thought of as a condition of youth, an ever-growing number of women (less often men) get acne for the first time as adults.  Acne is no longer just teenage affliction.  There’s definitely been a rise in the number of adult women in their 20s and 30s with acne – even those [...]

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It Appears to be Acne, But It’s Not?

16. June 2008

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There are several skin conditions that appear to be acne, but that aren’t acne at all.  Rosacea and keratosis pilaris closely resemble acne, as does another acne look-alike, pseudofolliculitis barbae – also known as razor bumps.  These conditions, among others, are pretenders that sometimes even fool doctors into thinking they’re actually acne.  There are many [...]

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Do I Need to See a Physician or Dermatologist?

16. June 2008

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For some folks, acne can be more serious.  In fact, by their midteens, more than 40 percent of adolescents have acne severe enough to require some treatment by a physician or a dermatologist who is an authority when it comes to acne.  And adult women who are having problems getting their acne to respond to [...]

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Can I Treat My Own Acne?

15. June 2008

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If you’re just starting to get breakouts or you have really mild acne with a few blemishes here and there, the over-the-counter (OTC), do-it-yourself route may be just the ticket for you.  Look in the mirror.  If you see a few blackheads and whiteheads or a few pimples, you can probably find ways to treat [...]

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Acne Treatment Methods – Today

15. June 2008

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If you have acne is the 21st century, you’re fortunate.  Why?  Because there are so many great ways to treat it and there are many more to come in the future.  But there are no quick cures for acne; in fact, there aren’t really any cures.  Sorry.  The goal treatment is to manage your acne, [...]

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When Am I Suppose to get Acne?

15. June 2008

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In most cases, acne starts between the ages of 10 and 13 and usually lasts 5 to 10 years.  The appearance of teenage acne (acne vulgaris is the technical term) is largely the result of your body’s increased production of hormones.  The good news is that those embarrassing blemishes usually go away and are often [...]

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