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What's New: Acne Ages and Stages, Teen Skin Care, Product Reviews
If you love product reviews, we've got product reviews galore this month. Also, some cool skin care tips for teens and info about treating acne through

Perception of Acne Sufferers Isn't Positive, Survey Shows
Those of us with acne always feel that we're being critiqued by others. Do they notice our pimples? Are they judging us because of our skin? A new survey

Dermatologist Talks About Stress and Acne
How is stress and acne connected? Dr. Richard Fried, a dermatologist and clinical psychologist, weighs in on how acne and stress are related, and how you can improve your acne with stress reduction.

Effects of Acne - Dr. Fried Talks about Effects of Acne
Besides the physical, what are the other effects of acne? It's not unusual to feel depressed, upset, or angry about acne. Dermatologist and clinical psychologist Richard Fried talks about the psychological effects of acne, acne and depression, and the emotional impact acne has.

Acne and Emotions - Dermatologist Talks About Acne and Emotions
As a dermatologist and clinical psychologist, Dr. Richard Fried knows skin. He also knows how intimately acne can effect us. Hear what Dr. Fried has to say about acne, psychodermatology, and the differences between teen acne and adult acne.

Hyperpigmentation Treatments - Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation Treatments
What are the best hyperpigmentation treatments? Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation can make you feel self-conscious about your skin. But there are treatments that can help fade hyperpigmentation fast.

Sunscreen Effectiveness - Questions About Sunscreen Effectiveness
Is your sunscreen giving you the effectiveness you need? Odds are it isn't, at least according to one advocacy group. A high SPF isn't the only thing you should look for in a sunscreen product. Learn why some are questioning sunscreen effectiveness.

Acne Treatments - Acne Treatments in Skin of Color
For those with brown skin, acne treatment presents unique challenges. Learn more about acne treatments for skin of color, and how you can get the best acne treatments for your medium to dark complexion.

Acne Remedies - Natural Acne Remedies
Are you looking for more natural acne remedies? Whether you use them alone, or in conjunction with other acne treatments, these natural acne remedies will help you clear your skin. Find out which natural acne remedies hold the most promise.

Clear Acne for Wedding - How To Clear Acne for Wedding
You're getting married -- now you have to clear acne before the wedding. Learn how to clear your acne before your wedding with these countdown for wedding day skin. Tips for the bride and groom!

Retin-A - All About the Acne Medication Retin-A
Got questions about the popular acne treatment Retin-A (tretinoin)? Get honest answers about how Retin-A works, its side effects, and how to get the most from your Retin-A acne treatment. Tips to help avoid dreaded dryness, too!

Medi Spa Treatments - Types of Medi Spa Treatments
What types of treatments can you find at the medi-spa? Are they helpful in treating acne? Learn more about treating acne with medi-spa treatments.

Stress and Teen Acne
Does stress cause teen acne? Teens live busy, stressful lives. How does this stress affect the skin?

Topical Retinoids - Topical Retinoids Acne Treatments
There are many topical retinoid acne treatment options. Learn more about topical retinoids and how they treat acne.

Benefits of Microdermabrasion - What are the Benefits of Microdermabrasion
Before you have a microdermabrasion treatment done, learn the benefits of microdermabrasion treatment. Find out what microdermabrasion can realistically do for your skin, what it can't do, and what benefits of microdermabrasion you can expect to see on your skin.

Side Effects of Microdermabrasion - What Are the Side Effects of Microdermabrasion
What are the possible side effects of microdermabrasion? Learn about the most common side effects of microdermabrasion before your microdermabrasion treatment.

Teen Acne - Teen Acne Treatments
Dealing with teen acne? Overwhelmed with all the acne treatments available? Learn more about the most effective teen acne treatments, and how to choose medication for teen acne wisely.

Clear Acne Before Prom - How To Clear Acne Before Prom
Want to clear acne before prom? With the right treatment and a bit of time, you can get great prom skin. These tips will help you clear acne before the prom.

Acne Medications - Sharing Prescription Acne Medications
What's the harm in sharing your prescription acne medications? Before you share your prescription acne medications, or use someone else's acne treatments, consider these scenarios.

Acne Antibiotics - Topical Acne Antibiotics
To treat acne antibiotics may be a good choice for you. Learn more about treating acne with topical antibiotics, how they work, and tips for acne antibiotic treatments.

Acne Light Treatment - Photodynamic Therapy Acne Light Treatment
What's new in the world of acne light treatments? Photodynamic therapy is an acne light treatment used to treat moderate to severe inflammatory acne. Learn more about photodynamic therapy (PDT), how it works, and if this acne light treatment is right for you.

Acne Treatments - Glossary of Acne Treatments
Looking for a definition of an acne term or treatment? Get information about acne treatments, terms, and conditions.

Acne Treatments - Glossary of Acne Terms and Acne Treatments
Looking for a definition of an acne term or treatment? Get information about acne treatments, terms, and conditions.

Acne Information Glossary - Information on Acne and its Treatments
Acne Information Glossary - Information About Acne and its Treatments. Need an explanation, information, or definition of a common acne or skin care term? Find the answers you're looking for here.

Acne Information Glossary - Information on Acne and its Treatments
Acne Information Glossary - Information About Acne and its Treatments. Need an explanation, information, or definition of a common acne or skin care term? Find the answers you're looking for here.

Acne Information Glossary - Information on Acne and its Treatments
Acne Information Glossary - Information About Acne and its Treatments. Need an explanation, information, or definition of a common acne or skin care term? Find the answers you're looking for here.

Acne Information Glossary - Information on Acne and its Treatments
Acne Information Glossary - Information About Acne and its Treatments. Need an explanation, information, or definition of a common acne or skin care term? Find the answers you're looking for here.

Acne Treatments - Glossary of Acne Terms and Acne Treatments
Looking for a definition of an acne term or treatment? Find answers about acne treatments, terms, and skin care information.

Acne Treatments - Professional Acne Treatments
If you have acne, you likely have a lot of questions. Your skin care professional is here to help! Having a skin care professional on your side can help you treat acne more effectively. Learn what to expect from your esthetician or dermatologist.

Acne Medications - Oral Prescription Acne Medications
For stubborn cases of acne, your dermatologist may decide an oral acne medication is needed. Get more information about oral acne medications, how these prescription acne medicines work, possible side effects, and how to get the most from your acne treatments.

Acne Treatments - Professional Acne Treatments
Many professional acne treatments are performed at dermatologist's offices, medi-spas, and salons. Learn more about these professional acne treatments, and how they can help you treat your acne.

Acne Information Glossary - Information on Acne and its Treatments
Acne Information Glossary - Information About Acne and its Treatments. Need an explanation, information, or definition of a common acne or skin care term? Find the answers you're looking for here.

Acne Treatments - Over the Counter Acne Treatments
Many people find over the counter acne treatments do the trick, especially for mild or occasional acne. Learn more about the most effective over the counter acne treatments, and how to choose the right acne products for your skin.

Acne Skin Care - Proper Cleansing for Good Acne Skin Care
Proper cleansing goes way beyond soap and water! Learn how to choose the best cleanser for your skin, get the skinny on cleansing options, and tips for keeping your skin properly clean.

Acne Medications - Topical Prescription Acne Medications
Need an acne treatment more powerful than those you can find at your department store? A prescription topical acne medication might be right for you. Learn more about the prescription acne medications available from your doctor or dermatologist, how they work, and what to expect from your acne treatments.

Teen Acne - Teen Acne Treatment Tips for Parents
Remember your own teen acne years? It can be even tougher to watch your teen suffer from acne. But with a bit of know-how, you can greatly reduce (or even completely clear up) your child's acne.

Acne Skin Care - Exfoliation for Good Acne Skin Care
Regular exfoliation removes dead skin cells, which is an important step if you have acne. But improper exfoliation may do more harm than good. Learn the best way to exfoliate your skin when you're acne prone, and which procedures you should avoid.

Acne Skin Care - Moisturizing for Good Acne Skin Care
Moisturize your acne prone skin? Although it may seem like a contradiction, proper moisturizing can be a good thing for your skin. Learn why even oily skin benefits from a good moisturizer, and how to choose the right products to avoid worsening breakouts.

Acne Skin Care - Acne Skin Care Sunscreen
Good sun protection is important for everyone. But when you have acne, it's harder to find a sunscreen that works for your skin. Get some tips to help you protect your skin from the sun, while treating acne breakouts.

Diagnosis of Acne - How Acne is Diagnosed and What to Do Next
So you think you have acne, or you've just been diagnosed with acne. Now what? You probably have a lot of questions, many of which will be answered here. Learn how acne is diagnosed, the grades of acne, and what to do after you or your child receive a diagnosis of acne.

Acne Skin Care - Acne Skin Care Tips
As anyone with acne knows, good daily skin care is a key component of your acne treatment regimen. Want your skin care to be even more effective? These tips will help you get the most from your daily skin care routine.

Acne Treatments - Acne Treatments and Tips
What can you do about your acne? Plenty! Get in-depth information on over-the-counter acne treatments, professional acne therapies, and topical and systemic medications. Also, get tips to help you treat your acne more effectively.

Acne Triggers - Acne Trigger Factors
Why did your skin suddenly start breaking out? Why does your acne seem to wax and wane? Discover the many different acne trigger factors and how you can avoid them. Learn about hormones, cosmetics, diet, and more, and how they impact acne breakouts.

Adults & Acne
Adults & Acne - Dealing with Acne as an Adult. Did you think you left your skin problems behind in high school, only to have them appear in adulthood? You're not alone. Adult onset acne is more common that you might think. Learn why you're suffering from acne at this stage of your life, and what you can do about it.

Living with Acne - Living and Coping with Acne
Acne can be a frustrating and disheartening problem. But there is hope. Learn how to cope with acne breakouts and scarring. Get information on concealing acne, building self-confidence, restoring your self-esteem, and how to live with your acne while seeking treatment.

Acne Skin Care - All About Acne Skin Care
You want healthy skin, and you know you have to make good skin care choices. But that can be hard to do when you're fighting acne. Which products will break you out? Which can be used along with your acne medications? Learn how to properly care for your skin, choose your skin care products wisely, and create a skin-healthy daily regimen.

How Does a Pimple Develop?
You wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and…surprise! A pimple (or a few) has suddenly popped up. While pimples may seem to develop overnight, acne

Simple Acne Treatment - Simple Acne Treatment Ideas
Having trouble sticking to your acne treatment regimen? Maybe a simple acne treatment routine is needed. Studies show you're more likely to stick with a simpler acne treatment routine. Are you ready to streamline your treatment routine into a regimen that's quick and simple to use?

What Is Acne Cosmetica
What is acne cosmetica? Find out more about this type of acne.

Video: The Chemistry of Acne
Video: The Chemistry of Acne

My 2014 New Year's Wishes for You
My 2014 New Year's Wishes for You

Video: How To Treat Acne During Pregnancy
Whether you've had acne for a while, or it first pops up during your pregnancy, treating acne while you're pregnant takes a little more care. Some acne

Birth Control Pill Recall
Birth Control Pill Recall

Treating Acne with Erythromycin
Antibiotics have been used for decades to treat acne. They help reduce bacteria and lessen redness of inflammatory acne. Erythromycin is one antibiotic that

Is Makeup a No-No If You Have Acne? No Way!
Recently someone commented on my skin, in a good way. Actually, they said my skin was pretty. I politely thanked them, but inside I was thinking, Yeah,

What Is a Chemical Peel?
The chemical peel looks tempting on the spa treatment menu. Your esthetician says chemical peels can smooth and soften your skin, fade skin discolorations, and

I Loved This Comment!
A while back I asked readers to finish this statement: the worst thing about having teen acne is... You all answered my call and there are now nearly 500

Are We Really Discussing Justin Bieber's Mug Shot?
Let me preface this by saying I'm not a Justin Bieber fan. In fact, just from what I've seen in the press, he seems like a bit of a brat. But it still made me

Benzoyl Peroxide/Salicylic Acid Vs. Benzoyl Peroxide/Clindamycin
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology set about a comparison of several popular acne treatments -- benzoyl peroxide,

What's New: Preteen Acne Treatment Tips, Acne Free Deep Cleansing Duo Review
Here's what's new on the About.com  Acne site this month.  I hope you enjoy these new articles! Preteen Acne Treatment Tips - These tips are especially for

Acne Concealer - More About Acne Concealer and Makeup
What's the next best thing to clear skin? Hiding those blemishes! Get the skinny on the best acne concealers, makeup, and how to apply to successfully conceal acne.

Treating Acne - Treating Acne and Protecting Your Self-Esteem
Whether your acne is mild or more serious, it can affect your self-confidence and self-esteem. Learn how to take care of yourself and preserve your self-confidence despite having not-quite-perfect skin.

Acne - Living with Acne
Having acne is tough, and it affects much more than just your skin. But it's time to stop focusing on acne and start celebrating your own unique qualities. Share why you're totally fabulous, despite having acne!

What's New: Baby Acne, Acne Free Cleanser Review
Here are the newest articles on the About.com Acne site. Have you seen them? Product Review: Acne Free Oil-Free Acne Cleanser - I just tried this one.

Could Acne and ADHD Really Be Linked?
Could Acne and ADHD Really Be Linked?

What's New: How To Heal a Popped Pimple, Does Windex Work On Zits?
Here are the latest additions to the About.com Acne site. Make sure you check them out! Have a topic you'd like to see addressed, or a question you'd like

Dr. Oz Pops a Massive Pimple on the Oprah Show
Did anyone catch last Wednesday's episode of Oprah?  I'm not a big TV watcher, but a a repeat episode last night was playing in the background when I heard the

Got Blackheads? Try These...
Got Blackheads? Try These...

Learning More About Your Skin
Learning More About Your Skin

What's New: Product Reviews, What Is a Pustule?
What's New: Product Reviews, What Is a Pustule?

Tea Tree Oil
It seems more and more people finding ways to bring nature into everyday life: organic gardening, whole foods, even natural skin care products. If you're one of

Treating Acne Scars
Even with the most careful treatment, acne scars can develop. For some people, the scars resulting from acne can be more upsetting that the acne itself.

Proactiv Alternatives
You may love your Proactiv. But with rising food prices and skyrocketing fuel costs, you also may be looking to trim your skin care budget. Fortunately,

What's New: Product Reviews, Does Stress Make Teen Acne Worse?
What's New: Product Reviews, Does Stress Make Teen Acne Worse?

Acne Causes - Acne Causes and Development
It may seem like pimples and blackheads pop up overnight. But acne development is actually a long process that occurs deep in your skin, where you can't see. Learn what causes acne blemishes to develop, and how they form.

Acne Information Glossary - Information on Acne and its Treatments
Acne Information Glossary - Information About Acne and its Treatments. Need an explanation, information, or definition of a common acne or skin care term? Find the answers you're looking for here.

Acne Scars - All About Acne Scars, Scarring, Scar Treatment and Prevention
If you have acne, you probably worry about scarring. Learn more about acne scars, how scars develop, scar prevention and treatment. Also, get information about pigmentation problems that acne can also cause.

Types of Acne - Learn About the Different Types of Acne
Did you know there are many different types of acne?What type of acne do you have? Learn to identify the different forms of acne, and how to effectively treat your acne breakouts.

Acne Treatment - Acne Treatment Tips
Get the best results from your acne treatments with these acne treatment tips!

Make Your Own Pore Strips
I'm a little bit addicted to those pore cleansing strips. I know they aren't going to clear up pimples, but they sure do a good job leaving my skin feeling

Holiday Skin Care Survival Guide
It's the beginning of the holiday season! I am completely in love with this time of year. Although I do admit it can be a bit busy and, sometimes, stressful.

See a Microdermabrasion Treatment
One of the perks of doing what I do for a living is having access to all the cool skin care tools. I'm especially enamored with the microdermabrasion machine.

Product Review: Clearasil StayClear Acne Wash
Clearasil has been around for ages, and is nearly synonymous with acne treatment. But how does their acne wash really stack up? Read the review of Clearasil

Acne and Self Confidence
Don't let acne get you down! Try these 5 simple tips to help you feel healthier, happier, and more confident.

Acne Skin Care - Acne Skin Care Tips for Winter Weather
What can you do to help keep your skin hydrated throughout the winter months, while still getting the most from your acne skin care routine? Beat dryness, flaking, and peeling with these simple acne skin care steps. Get the most from your acne treatments during the cold days of winter.

Hormone DHEA-S Implicated in the Development of Adult-Onset Acne
Researchers have found a hormone that plays a key roll in adult acne development. Dihydropiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S) is an androgen hormone produced by the

Is Makeup Sabotaging Your Attempts at Clear Skin?
I'll admit it. I love makeup. But it was an endless source of frustration for me when my skin was breaking out. Can you lessen the chance of cosmetics

What Do You Hate About Acne?
I asked my teen readers to answer this question: what's the worst thing about having acne? You all answered, and as of today I have over six hundred responses.

What Do You Think About Miley Cyrus's Breakout Photo?
What Do You Think About Miley Cyrus's Breakout Photo?

How To Remove Halloween Makeup (So You Won't Get Breakouts)
Halloween is just a few days away, and you've got a super cool costume planned. If your costume depends on face makeup, it's OK. Wearing a bit of makeup for a

Spot Treatments to the Rescue
I've been going through a major breakout lately. I'm not sure why, maybe it's the heat or stress. So while I'm a big believer in trying to prevent breakouts

Honey Up Your Skin Care Routine
If you've read my blog for any bit of time, you'll know that I'm a complete natural, DIY skin care junkie. I'm always looking for new recipes and ideas.

Adult Acne or Rosacea? Even Cynthia Nixon Wasn't Sure
Adult Acne or Rosacea? Even Cynthia Nixon Wasn't Sure

10 Things You Must Know About Your Acne
10 Things You Must Know About Your Acne

What's New: AcneFree Severe 4-Step System Review
Here are the newest articles posted on the About.com Acne site this month. Take a look! Product Review: Acne Free Severe Acne 24 Hour Clearing System - It's

Bad Gifts and Bad Advice
Many Christmases ago, when I was in high school, a friend of mine got a tube of spot-treatment in her stocking. She was so horrified she cried; I felt outraged

Moisturizing Tips for Oily and Acne Prone Skin
Do facial moisturizers feel too heavy on your oily or acne-prone skin? Try these simple facial moisturizing tips.

Acne Skin Care - Acne Skin Care Includes Nightly Cleansing
You know your acne skin care routine should include a nightly cleansing. But will it affect your skin if you skip this acne skin care step?

Acne Spot Treatments - Using Your Medications as Acne Spot Treatments
Are you using your medications as acne spot treatments only? Learn why acne spot treatments aren't the most effective way to treat pimples.

Neutrogena Acne - Neutrogena Acne Cleanser
Looking for a good Neutrogena acne cleanser? Read the review of Neutrogena Deep Clean Cream Cleanser and see if this Neutrogena acne cleanser is right for you.

Acne Cleanser - Neutrogena Anti-Wrinkle Anti-Blemish Acne Cleanser
Looking for a good adult acne cleanser? Here is a review of Neutrogena Anti-Wrinkle Anti-Blemish acne cleanser.

Acne Concealer - Neutrogena Acne Concealer
Looking for a good acne concealer? Read the review of Neutrogena Skin Clearing acne concealer, and find out if this product lives up to its claims.

Acne Concealer - Physicians Formula Acne Concealer
Looking for a good acne concealer? Read the review of Physicians Formula Acne Concealer and decide if this product deserves a place in your makeup bag.

Acne Makeup - Mineral Acne Makeup
Looking for a good acne makeup? Read the review of Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Powder, and see if this might be the acne makeup brand for you.

Acne Concealer - Revlon Acne Concealer
Looking for a good acne concealer? Read the review of Revlon ColorStay Acne Concealer, and learn if this product deserves a place in your makeup bag.

How to Find a Dermatologist
Need to find a dermatologist to help with your acne treatment? Learn how to find a dermatologist, and choose the right acne treatment dermatology center for you.

How To Conceal a Pimple - Learn How To Conceal a Pimple
Need to know how to conceal a pimple? Follow these easy instructions that show you step-by-step how to conceal a pimple.

Face Sunscreen - How to Choose an Acne Face Sunscreen
You need a face sunscreen. But there's no need for a thick, oily cream! Learn how to choose the right face sunscreen for acne that will give you great sun protection, but won't clog pores or break you out.

Oily Skin - Tip for Controlling Oily Skin
Oily skin can be annoying, but did you know you can reduce oily skin quickly, easily and for free? Get this fabulous oily skin-reducing tip.

Acne Treatments - Tip for Using Your Acne Treatments
Are you over-using your acne spot treatments? An annoying pimple appears, you apply a spot treatment. And apply, and apply again. Can over-applying your acne treatment help get rid of pimples fast?

Can You Get Hooked On Lip Balm - Can You Get Hooked On Lip Balm Book Review


Dr. Oz Books - Review of You Being Beautiful Dr. Oz Books
You love Dr. Oz, but have you read his new book You Being Beautiful? Read a review of Dr. Michael Roizen and Dr. Mehmet Oz's book You Being Beautiful.

Natural Acne Treatment - Natural Acne Treatment Moisturizer
Burt's Bees now offers a natural acne treatment moisturizer. But how does this acne moisturizer really work? Get the review of this natural acne treatment moisturizer.

Acne Moisturizer - Aveeno Positively Radiant Acne Moisturizer
Are you looking for a good acne moisturizer? We've reviewed Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer. See how it stacks up as an acne moisturizer and if it may be a good choice for your skin.

Follicular Prominence - Definition of Follicular Prominence
If you have acne, you also might be dealing with follicular prominence. What is follicular prominence? Get the definition of follicular prominence.

Phototherapy - Definition of Phototherapy
Learn the definition of phototherapy.

Pimple - Definition of a Pimple
Most people use the term pimple to describe any red bump on the skin. But what exactly is a pimple?

Why Aren't My Acne Treatments Working
Why aren't my acne treatments working? Learn what to expect from your acne treatment, and how to decide if your acne treatment is really working.

Acne Treatments - Medicated Makeup Acne Treatments
Is medicated makeup an effective acne treatment? Many makeup lines contain salicylic acid. Can you use this medicated makeup in place of another acne treatment? Learn what medicated makeup can and can't do for your acne.

What Are Acne Spot Treatments
We've all had that particularly annoying pimple that we wish we could heal fast. Acne spot treatments are over-the-counter acne products that help you do just that. Learn more about acne spot treatment products, and how to get the most from your acne spot treatment.

Acne Medicine - Why Pimples Return When You Stop Using Acne Medicine
Why does acne come back as soon as you stop using your acne medicine? Does this mean your acne medicine isn't working properly? Learn why your acne returns when you stop using acne treatments and the best way to keep your skin acne free.

Facial Moisturizers - Facial Moisturizers and Oily Skin
Should you use facial moisturizers even if you are prone to acne or have oily skin? You may be surprised to learn facial moisturizers can actually be good for your oily and acne-prone skin. The trick is choosing the right facial moisturizer.

Acne Skin Care - Acne Skin Care Tips for Men
If you get pimples, you'll benefit from a good acne skin care routine. But there are special considerations that must be taken into account when caring for men's skin. Don't worry, guys! These acne skin care tips are super simple, don't take much time at all, and can help you get healthier skin.

Treat Acne - Help Your Dermatologist Treat Acne
Are you unknowingly hindering your dermatologist's ability to help you treat acne? Don't let awkwardness or embarrassment keep you from having a a candid conversation about acne treatments with your doctor. Help your dermatologist treat acne with this key step.

Acne Treatments - Seeing an Esthetician or Dermatologist for Acne Treatments
Should you see an esthetician or a dermatologist for acne treatments? Learn how to choose the skin care professional who will help treat your acne.

Rosacea - Definition of Rosacea
What is rosacea? Learn more about rosacea and how it differs from acne.

Estheticians - What Estheticians Can't Do for Your Skin
Estheticians can help you clear acne, but is there anything estheticians can't do for your skin? Before you head to the salon for a treatment by an esthetician, learn what estheticians can't do for your skin.

Are Over-the-Counter Acne Treatments Right for Me
Are over-the-counter acne treatments right for you? These tips will help you decide.

Acne Makeup - Green Concealer Acne Makeup
Green concealer? Why would anyone want to put green concealer on their skin? Find out why green concealer is a must in any acne makeup bag.

Acne Scar Treatments - Punch Excision Acne Scar Treatments
Punch Excision Acne Scar Treatments. There are many acne scar treatments available today. Learn more about punch excision, and how it is used to treat acne scars.

Acne and Exercise - Don't Let Acne Keep You From Regular Exercise
Don't let acne keep you from exercising. Here are some tips to overcome any anxiety.

Macule - Definition of a Macule
Acne often leaves post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation macules on the skin. But what are macules? Learn what macules are and how some macules develop.

Medical Spa - What Is a Medical Spa
What is a medical spa? Also known as medi-spas, medical spas are becoming increasingly popular, especially for those with acne. Find out more about medical spas, and if this treatment option is right for your acne.

Acne Scar Treatments - Subcutaneous Incision Acne Scar Treatments
Acne Scar Treatments - Subcutaneous Incision for Acne Scar Treatments. Subcutaneous incision, also known as subcision, is an effective acne scar treatment for certain types of scarring. Learn more about subcision, and if it may be the right treatment for your scarring.

Acne Treatments - Systemic Medication as Acne Treatments
Acne is sometimes treated with systemic medications. Learn what a systemic medication is and how systemic medications are used as acne treatments.

Acne Skin Care - How To Save Money on Your Acne Skin Care
You can save money on your acne skin care, while treating acne. These three simple tips will help you save money on your acne skin care.

African American Skin Care - African American Skin Care Acne Treatment Tips
Choosing an acne treatment can be overwhelming, but especially so for those with ethnic skin. Treating acne in those with skin of color presents unique challenges not often found in other skin types. Here are three acne treatment tips to help those with darker complexions treat their acne safely and effectively.

Medical Spa - Medical Spa Safety
Wondering about medical spa safety? Learn more about the medical spa safety controversy and how you can ensure a safe trip to the medical spa.

Medical Spa - Day Medical Spa
The medical spa industry is booming. Medical spas offer another option for acne treatment, anti-aging therapies, and other beautifying procedures. Find out more about medical spas, and learn if these hybrid spas are the right fit for you.

Microdermabrasion Acne - What Is Microdermabrasion Acne Treatment
What is microdermabrasion? Learn about microdermabrasion and if it can be used to treat acne.

How Does Microdermabrasion Work
How does microdermabrasion work? Find out how crystal microdermabrasion and diamond microdermabrasion work, and what you can expect from your treatment.

Microdermabrasion Acne - Who Should Not Have Microdermabrasion for Acne
Can you have microdermabrasion done if you have acne? Find out who should not have a microdermabrasion treatment.

Acne and Sensitive Skin - Treating Acne and Sensitive Skin
Having acne is hard enough; having acne and sensitive skin may be even harder. These five steps will help you treat acne and sensitive skin with good results.

Acne Mechanica - Definition of Acne Mechanica
What is acne mechanica? Could you have acne mechanica? Learn more about acne mechanica -- the causes and common treatments.

Androgen Hormones and Acne
What are androgen hormones? Find out what androgens are and how they affect acne development.

What Are Atrophic Acne Scars
What are atrophic acne scars? Get the definition here, and find out how you can treat them.

Acne Scars - Boxcar Scars - Definition of Boxcar Scars
Acne Scars - Boxcar Scars. An explanation of boxcar scars, a common type of acne scarring.

Chemical Peels - Definition of Chemical Peels
What are chemical peels? Learn more about chemical peels, the different types of chemical peels and how they are used, and if a chemical peel treatment may be right for you.

The Definition of the Collagen
What is collegen? Get the definition of collagen and learn how it relates to the skin.

Definition of Comedogenic
What does comedogenic mean? Learn the definition of comedogenic.

Dermatologist - Definition of Dermatologist
What is a dermatologist? Get the definition of

Antimicrobial - Definition of Antimicrobial - Antimicrobial Acne Treatments
When researching acne treatments, you'll often hear the word antimicrobial. What does antimicrobial mean, and how does it relate to acne treatments?

Comedones - Definition of Closed Comedones
At your last appointment, your skin care therapist remarked you had a lot of closed comedones. What are closed comedones? Learn more about closed comedones, and how they form.

Definition of Comedone Extractor
Has your esthetician ever used a comedone extractor to get rid of your blackheads? What is a comedone extractor, and how is it used?

Comedolytic - Definition of Comedolytic
If you have acne, you may have been prescribed a comedolytic medication. What is comedolytic? Learn the definition of comedolytic.

Comedonal Acne - What Is Comedonal Acne
What is comedonal acne? Learn how to identify and treat comedonal acne.

Nonacnegenic - Definition of Nonacnegenic
If you have acne your doctor may recommend you use only nonacnegenic products. What does nonacnegenic really mean? And how can nonacnegenic products help your skin stay clear?

The Definition of Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
What is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation? Get the definition of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).

The Dermis - Explaination of the Skin's Dermis
The Dermis - Explaination of the skin's dermis.

The Epidermis - Explaination of the Skin's Epidermis
The Epidermis - Explaination of the skin's epidermis.

Esthetician - Definition of an Esthetician
What is an esthetician? Learn more about estheticians, what estehticians can and can't do for your skin, and how estheticians can help you treat acne.

Acne Scars - Hypertrophic Acne Scars
Learn more about hypertrophic and keloid scarring.

Acne Scars - Ice Pick Scars
Acne Scars - Ice Pick Scars: An explanation of ice pick scars, a common type of acne scarring.

Acne Scars - Keloid Acne Scars
Learn more about keloid acne scars.

Microcomedo - Definition of a Microcomedo
What is a microcomedo? Learn the definition of microcomedo, how to identify microcomedones, and their role in acne development.

Microdermabrasion - Definition of Microdermabrasion
What is microdermabrasion? Get the basics on microdermabrasion, what happens during a microdermabrasion treatment, and if microdermabrasion is effective for the treatment of acne.

Noncomedogenic - Definition of Noncomedogenic
What is noncomedogenic? If you have acne, your doctor or skin care therapist will probably recommend noncomedogenic products. But what does noncomedogenic mean?

Pilosebaceous Unit - Definition of the Pilosebaceous Unit
What is the pilosebaceous unit. Hint: you have many! Learn about the pilosebaceous unit, why it's important, and what happens to your skin when the pilosebaceous unit

Acne Scar Treatments - Punch Elevation Acne Scar Treatments
Punch Elevation Acne Scar Treatments. There are many acne scar treatments available today. Learn more about punch elevation and how it is used to treat acne scars.

Acne Scar Treatments - Punch Graft Acne Scar Treatments
Punch Graft Acne Scar Treatments. There are many acne scar treatments available today. Learn more about punch grafting, and how it is used to treat acne scars.

Pustule - Definition of a Pustule
What is a pustule? Learn the definition of a pimple.

Acne Scars - Rolling Acne Scars
Acne Scars - Rolling Acne Scars. Learn more about rolling acne scars.

Sebum - Sebum and Acne
Learn the definition of sebum, and how it triggers acne development.

Stratum Corneum - Definition of the Stratum Corneum Layer of the Skin
Stratum Corneum - Get the definition of the stratum corneum.

Home Remedies for Acne - Do Home Remedies for Acne Really Work
Do home remedies for acne really work? Get the surprising truth about home remedies for acne.

Acne Scars - Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation and Acne Scars
Are post inflammatory hyperpigmentation spots true acne scars? Learn more about this common type of skin discoloration, and if post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is permanent.

Acne Makeup - Can I Wear Acne Makeup
When you have acne makeup is often though of as a no-no. Are you harming your skin if you wear makeup? Learn more about acne makeup.

Acne Skin Care - Springtime Acne Skin Care
Springtime is the perfect time of year to reassess your acne skin care routine. With a few quick changes, you can treat acne while you prepare your skin for the warm spring days ahead.

Acne Sunscreen - Do I Need an Acne Sunscreen
I have really oily skin and acne. I'm afraid sunscreen will break me out even more. Do I really need sunscreen?

Antibacterial Hand Soap for Acne - Using Antibacterial Hand Soap for Acne
Should you use antibacterial hand soap for acne? If you have acne, you may be tempted to get your face

Sleep In Mineral Makeup - Is It OK to Sleep in Mineral Makeup
Is it OK to sleep in mineral makeup? Mineral makeup is a popular makeup choice for those with acne because it's light and doesn't clog pores. But is it really OK to sleep in mineral makeup?

Nelsons Pure & Clear Nourishing Moisturizer
Nelsons Pure & Clear Nourishing Moisturizer is made especially for people with acne. But is it right for your skin? Read the review.

Nelsons Pure and Clear Purifying Cleanser
Nelsons Pure and Clear Purifying Cleanser is made especially for people with acne. But is it right for your skin? Read the review.

Enlarged Pores - Treating Enlarged Pores
Enlarged pores can be an annoying problem. Is there a way to shrink enlarged pores? Learn about the most effective ways to treat enlarged pores.

Pores - What Are Pores
If you have oily skin or acne, you probably also have enlarged pores. But what are pores exactly? Why does the skin have pores, and why do some people have large pores while others don't? Learn more about the skin's pores.

Large Pores - What Causes Large Pores
Large pores are an issue for lots of people. What causes large pores in the first place? Learn why large pores develop.

The Difference Between Retin-A and Tretinoin
You asked for Retin-A to treat your acne, but your doctor gave you tretinoin. What is the difference between Retin-A and Tretinoin? Find out.

Get Rid of Blackheads - How To Get Rid of Blackheads
Want to get rid of blackheads? Learn what you need to do to effectively get rid of blackheads.

Dermatologist Acne Treatment - Seeing a Dermatologist for Acne Treatment
You went to a dermatologist for acne treatment, but you aren't noticing results. Should you go back to this dermatologist for acne treatment?

Dermatologist Acne - Dermatologist Acne Treatment Information
Treating acne on your own can be frustrating, discouraging, and downright overwhelming. How do you know when you should call a dermatologist? What can a dermatologist do for your acne?

Licensed Esthetician - Can a Licensed Esthetician Treat Acne
Can a licensed esthetician treat acne? Learn what a licensed esthetician can do for your skin.

Aestheticians - What Are Aestheticians
Aestheticians can help you get the healthy skin you want. Learn more about what aetheticians can do for your skin, what they can't do, and how to choose the right aesthetician.

Acne and Normal Skin - Treating Acne and Normal Skin
Never thought your normal skin type could be prone to acne? Even not too oily and not too dry, otherwise known as normal skin, can be prone to acne. These 5 tips will help you treat acne in normal skin types.

Do I Need a Prescription Acne Treatment
Do you need a prescription acne treatment? Over-the-counter acne products are fine, but sometimes you need a stronger treatment. Here's how to decide if you need a prescription acne treatment.

What's New: Acne Facial Wash Reviews
Here are the newest articles and newly updated pieces on the About.com Acne site. Take a look! Product Review: Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Gel Facial Wash -

Super Speedy Skin Care Routine
It's the last push before Christmas and, if you're like me, you still have about a thousand things to do. Luckily, I'm done shopping. But there's still

Customize Treatment for Your Skin Type
Customize Treatment for Your Skin Type

All About Retin A
Tretinoin, more commonly known by the brand name Retin A, is a powerful medication that is often prescribed to treat acne. Tretinoin rapidly exfoliates the

Just In: Why Rudolph's Nose Is Red
Just In: Why Rudolph's Nose Is Red

What Else Causes Acne?
What Else Causes Acne?

Why Do I Have Acne?
Why Do I Have Acne?

My (Most Recent) Treatment Mistake
I did something kind of dumb today. I was feeling irritated at a few pimples that had sprung up overnight. So this morning I massaged enough acne treatment

Interesting New Technique for Treating Acne
Interesting New Technique for Treating Acne

Women Still Getting Pregnant While On Accutane, Despite iPledge
The iPledge Program was introduced back in 2006 as a way to help reduce the number of women getting pregnant while on isotretinoin (better known as Accutane).

Acne Skin Care Holiday Skin Tips
Looking for acne skin care holiday tips? 'Tis the season for holiday parties, pictures, and ... pimples?! Learn how to treat acne, conceal pimples, and look fabulous this holiday season with these holiday skin care tips for acne prone skin.

Happy Healthy Skin Month
November is National Healthy Skin Month. There is plenty you can do to celebrate: Spend a few minutes every day taking care of your skin. Start on a

Is It Ever OK To Squeeze a Blemish?
I was asked this question a few days ago by one of my students, right after I described the dangers of pimple-popping. And, actually, it's a really good

Acne Look-Alikes
Your face, chest, or back is suddenly breaking out with red, inflamed bumps. It must be acne. Or is it? You may be surprised to learn that there are other

Video: Why Do I Have Acne Now That I'm Pregnant?
Whoever said that pregnancy brings on a beautiful glow was lying! OK, maybe that's a little bit harsh. But I didn't have gorgeous skin during pregnancy.

Photodynamic Therapy - The Future of Acne Treatments
Earlier this year, at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Amy Taub hailed light therapies as …the first new therapies to treat

Isotretinoin - Is Accutane the Answer?
Isotretinoin, or Accutane as it is more commonly known, is a potent and powerful acne-fighting medication. It is a systemic drug used to treat severe and

FDA Approves Oral Contraceptive to Treat Moderate Acne
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently approved the oral contraceptive YAZ (Bayer HealthCare) to treat moderate acne in women. One of just a

Does Tanning Help Heal Acne?
Here we are, enjoying the beautiful summertime. The days are longer, more relaxed (hopefully), and the sun is warm and inviting. So inviting, in fact, that

Study Suggests Stress Makes Teen Acne Worse
You've always suspected it, but now a recent study confirms it: stress does indeed worsen acne in teens. This landmark study, published in the March 2007 issue

New Study Suggests a Connection Between Diet and Acne
Several years back I had an opportunity to teach several skin care classes to a group of Hmong immigrants. Speaking through an interpreter, one woman in

What Causes Acne?
Those of us who suffer from acne get our fair share of unsolicited skin care advice. Friends and family members may tell us to stay away from chocolate and

The Psychological Impact of Acne
Acne affects much more than just your skin. It can bruise your self-esteem and lower your self-confidence. Personally, acne changed the way I viewed myself.

Understanding Benzoyl Peroxide
Benzoyl peroxide is often used as the first line of defense against acne breakouts. Found in countless over-the-counter and prescription medications, benzoyl

Back to the Basics - Daily Skin Care
Daily skin care is beneficial for any skin type, but this especially holds true for those prone to acne. Sometimes we can get so focused on our acne treatments

Exfoliation Basics
Years ago, whenever I went through an especially bad breakout, I assumed I needed more exfoliation. I was I bit hazy on the exact meaning of the term

Beating Bacne - Treating Back and Body Acne
Many people who suffer from acne experience breakouts on areas other than the face. In fact, common areas for acne breakouts also include the neck, chest,

FDA Approves New Acne Medication
There is a new treatment option for those with acne. The FDA has recently approved the topical acne gel Ziana. Ziana is the first acne medication of its kind

What Causes Acne Scars?
If you suffer from acne, at some point you have probably worried about scarring. After all, scars can be a permanent reminder of acne long after the breakouts

Treating Breakouts with Salicylic Acid
Salicylic acid is found in many over-the-counter acne treatment products. A beta hydroxy acid, it is used as an exfoliant to help rid the skin of excess dead

Women More Likely Than Men to Experience Acne as Adults
As many of us well know, acne is not just a teenage problem. Many people struggle with acne well into adulthood. But according to one new study, women are far

All in the Family -- When Your Child Develops Acne, Too
During a recent class, I asked participants to share feelings they had regarding their skin. One woman in particular, gave an emotional account on how acne had

November is National Healthy Skin Month
The American Academy of Dermatology has designated November as National Healthy Skin Month. What better way to celebrate than by learning more about your skin

Treating Acne While You're Expecting
I thought skin was supposed to glow during pregnancy? What happened to yours? This is what my well-meaning (but brutally honest) sister asked me while I was

Stress and Your Skin
Is it just your imagination, or does your acne seem to get worse during particularly hectic or trying periods or your life? The American Academy of

Winter Skin Care Tips for Acne-Prone Skin
Wintertime is tough on skin. The combination of cold temperatures, wind, and arid indoor air can lead to dry skin. On top of that, most acne medications like

Frequently Asked Acne Questions
Is acne caused by a lack of cleansing? Who gets acne? Get the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about acne. Related Topics: What is

Is There a Cure for Acne?
We've all seen ads for products proclaiming to cure acne in just three days! I'll admit I've tried more than my share of these miracle cures. Like many

All About Teen Acne
Nearly everybody develops blackheads and pimples at some point during the teen years. Acne is a very common skin problem during adolescence. But today's

FDA Approves Changes to iPledge Program
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has made a number of changes to iPledge, the program instituted to prevent fetal exposure to Accutane (isotretinoin).

Should You Over-Apply Your Acne Medications?
Every one who suffers from acne finds that one treatment product they can't live without. For me, it was benzoyl peroxide. It was the first medication I found

Time to Take Inventory of Old Skin Care Products
Do you have an accumulation of skin care products and acne medications gathering dust in your cabinet? In honor of the New Year, spend a few minutes to clean

SLU to Study Effects of New Acne Scar Treatment on those with Dark Complexions
St. Louis University School of Medicine is to research the effects of non-ablative lasers on acne scars, specifically in those with darker skin tones.

Finding Help for Your Acne
Who should you call for acne help: a dermatologist or esthetician? Why not utilize the skills of both? Making an appointment with a dermatologist is always

Possible Link Between Severe Acne and Prostate Cancer
A study completed at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Medicine suggests a link between severe acne and prostate cancer in men. Researchers set out to

Former Accutane User Suing the Drug's Manufacturer
A former Chicago Bulls cheerleader is suing Roche Laboratories, the maker of Accutane, claiming the powerful acne drug sent her into a deep depression. Kim

Teaching Teens About Acne
Acne is not caused by eating French fries, or a dirty face. But many teens today still believe these myths and misconceptions regarding acne and its

Treatment Tips
My first bottle of benzoyl peroxide was an impulse buy. I was in the drug store looking for something else when I saw it. It was a generic brand and cheap, so

My Obsession with My Child's Skin
I'll admit, I'm a little obsessed with my child's skin. I scrutinize his face through a magnifying lamp, monitor any and all breakout activity, hound him about

No More Blood Monitoring for Those Using Aczone
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will no longer require blood screening for those who are using the acne-fighting drug Aczone (dapsone). Up until now,

New Procedure Cleared by FDA to Treat Acne Scars
There used to be a time when little could be done for acne scars. Thank goodness times have changed! There are now many options when it comes to acne scar

Acne-Fighting Water?
So, have you heard about the new bottled water being sold in the UK? It's called Beauty water, and it's manufacturer is claiming it helps clear acne. This

Accutane in the News Again
Many people who have found relief from their acne consider Accutane a miracle drug. Meant to be a last resort for those with severe or cystic acne, Accutane

Hot Topic at AAD Summer Academy Meeting: Treating Skin of Color
At this year's summer academy meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, effectively treating skin problems in skin of color was a hot topic, and with good

Sharing Your Prescription Meds? You're Not Alone.
It seems many people are sharing their prescription medications with friends and family members. In a paper published in the June 2008 issue of the American

Voluntary Recall of Acne Drug Solodyn®
The FDA and Medicis have recalled two lots of Solodyn®, an antibiotic used to treat moderate to severe inflammatory acne. The recall was announced after one

Getting Your Skin Ready for Summer
Memorial Day, the unofficial kickoff to the summer season, is fast approaching. Is your skin ready for the summertime? Even if you love the warm weather,

Zapping Zits
Back when I still worked at a great day spa, my absolute favorite piece of equipment was the high frequency machine, or what we liked to call the zit zapper.

Milk and Acne
There has been a lot of talk lately about milk and dairy products, and the effect they have on acne-prone skin. Which sounds sort of odd, because haven't you

Sunscreen Confusion
By now I'm sure you all have heard about the latest sunscreen conundrum. On one side you have the nonprofit agency called the Environmental Working Group

Parents, Need Help Talking to Your Teen About Acne?
I have a preteen son who, like most preteens, is now battling blackheads and pimples. Luckily, because I've been in the skin care industry since he was two,

How to Find the Right Dermatologist
In a recent forum post, a concerned boyfriend lamented that their dermatologist wasn't taking his girlfriend's acne seriously, even suggesting that her acne was

Do You Know the Side-Effects of Your Medications?
A young Australian woman died of a pulmonary embolism, which is being blamed on the oral contraceptive she was using to help treat her acne. Apparently, she

Common Treatment Mistakes
My clients know if they ask me what they can do for their acne, my response is always, What are you doing for it right now? Because nearly all are

How Much is Clear Skin Worth?
About $275 (U.S.), at least for the majority of teens. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco gave a written questionnaire to 266

Saving Money at the Skin Care Aisle
I, like most people, have been taking a hard look at my finances. As a result, I've been trying to trim my budget. A skin care product junkie, I'm learning

Why Does My Esthetician Do That?
Imagine: you're lying in a quiet treatment room, soft music flowing around you along with the relaxing scent of lavender. The esthetician has just finished

Bargain Benzoyl Peroxide Cleansers
Are you looking for an acne treatment cleanser? Try one that contains benzoyl peroxide. With regular use benzoyl peroxide cleansers can help reduce

Homemade Acne Remedies
I've been getting a lot of questions lately about homemade acne treatments. Maybe it's because of the economy, people are looking for ways to save money. Or

Fighting Acne with… Candy?
It seems like an unbelievable oxymoron. I mean, an acne-fighting chocolate? But it is exactly what this candy claims to be. Called Frutels, this sweet

What is iPledge?
If you're taking Accutane, you're already quite familiar with iPledge. iPledge is a computer-based program whose primary goal is to reduce fetal exposure to

Those with Acne Watch More Net TV
Acne sufferers are more likely to download television programs and watch them online, according to a consumer study done by Manhattan Research. Other net TV

A Parent's Guide to Teen Acne
You know you want to help your teen deal with acne, but you're not sure how. What treatments are best for teen acne? Should your child see a dermatologist?

Should I Buy Accutane Online?
You've been thinking about trying Accutane for your cystic acne for a while, but haven't got around to making an appointment with your dermatologist.Then, you

Voluntary Recall of Several OTC Acne Medications
Several over-the-counter 10% benzoyl peroxide medications have been recalled by the manufacturer (CSI USA, Inc.), because some samples were found to contain the

Being Thankful for My Not Quite Perfect Skin
I'm in the midst of a bad breakout, and not those pesky pustules. We're talking big, red, painful lumps that feel like they're super deep. They don't like

Loving My Generic Products
I ran out of my favorite acne cleanser. I had been really stretching that last little bit, running my pinky finger around the inside of the bottle, adding a

Can Acne Be Cured?
This is the one question you really want answered. With all those treatments out there, will any one actually cure acne? Related Topics:Do Those Miracle

A New Acne Treatment Option
So, there's a new drug in town. It's one of those nifty combination gels, and it's called Epiduo. Epiduo is a combination of 0.1% adapalene (better known as

How to Choose the Right Cleanser
My skin is getting older. I'm starting to notice little lines that were there before. I never thought I would age. My skin never got the memo, I guess. So,

Read Any Good Books Lately?
Surprisingly, I have! (Not surprising that a book was good, but that I actually had time to read.) A very good friend and colleague gave me Dr. Oz's book

Product Review: Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Anti-Blemish Cleanser
I know you adult acne sufferers have been tempted to try this cleanser. I mean, anti-wrinkle and anti-blemish? What could be better than that? Read my review

A Sad State of Affairs
So yet another baseball player has admitted to using steroids. Now, I don't follow baseball myself, even though I have a husband and son who seem to breathe

Product Review: Biore Warming Anti-Blackhead Cleanser
When the days are blustery and cold, a warming cleanser sounds lovely. Read the review of Biore Warming Anti-Blackhead Cleanser. Related Topics: Product

Did Yaz Promise Too Much?
Yes, according to the FDA and 27 state Attorneys General. Yaz, an oral contraceptive pill, has been approved by the FDA to treat both PMDD and moderate acne.

No Need to Toss Your Retin-A
By now I'm sure you've seen the scary headlines: Retin-A (tretinoin) has been linked to deaths! Frankly, I'm a little upset by these sensationalist reports

Product Review: Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer
Finding a moisturizer that doesn't clog pores and leave skin feeling greasy can be tough. But this one fits the bill, and gives you SPF to boot! Related

Dealing With The Skin Care Bully
Don't you love unsolicited advice? For us acne sufferers, this usually comes from what I've come to describe as a skin care bully. We all know one: the

About.com Newsletter Alert
If you subscribe to the Acne Newsletter, or some of my fellow Guides' newsletters, you may have recently received spam appearing to have come from About.com.

April is Rosacea Awareness Month
The National Rosacea Society has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month. The society estimates over 14 million people are affected by rosacea. Rosacea

Time to See a Dermatologist
I’m thinking about making an appointment with a dermatologist. I’ve been holding off making the call, even though I’ve been noticed a huge increase in

A Compliment That Wasn't
I received an extremely nice compliment a few days ago that I’m going to brag about. My kids and I were at the dentist, and the hygienist asked my son if I was

Move Over MRSA, There's a New Super Bug in Town
We've all heard horror stories about super bugs, those super-strong, antibiotic resistant bacteria. The most widely known, of course, is MRSA. The bacteria

A Nice View of the Stars
I'm not sure how I ended up on one of those over-the-top entertainment websites that I never visit. But it just happened to be featuring pictures of stars

Melanoma Monday
The American Academy of Dermatology has designated May as Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month.

How Long Have You Been Waiting?
I read recently that in the U.S., the average wait time to see a dermatologist is 36 days. I wish I could say I was surprised. Several years ago I had been

Please Don't Do It
Like most people, I get plenty of junk email. Most of this spam I just delete, seeing as they are about issues I wouldn't feel comfortable discussing in polite

It's National Acne Awareness Month
The American Acne and Rosacea Society (AARS) has declared June 2009 National Acne Awareness Month. According to the AARS, over 17 million Americans suffer from

What Are the Worst Skin Cities in America?
Pittsburgh, Houston, and Bakersfield, California are among the top worst skin cities, at least according to Total Beauty.com. They looked at pollution levels,

Book Review: Acne for Dummies
You’ve probably heard of the For Dummies book series. These books take complicated ideas or subjects and break them down into language a beginner can

Aczone: The Musical
Yes, you read that right. The makers of the Aczone (dapsone) gel have come up with an unique way to promote their product. Aczone: The Musical debuted this

Adult Acne and the Oprah Show
Did anyone see the Oprah show yesterday? OK, so it was a rerun (it originally ran last fall) but interesting anyway. The segment that was particularly

People with Acne Have Lower Levels of Interleukin 10
So here's one that's due to be published in an upcoming issue of the British Journal of Dermatology: acne sufferers have lower levels of interleukin 10 (IL-10)

Epiduo
A relative newcomer in the world of acne treatments, Epiduo is a prescription medication that combines adapalene and benzoyl peroxide. Find out how Epiduo

Aczone Ads Overstated the Facts
Aczone is in the news again, but not because of their campy-cool musical. Allergen Inc., the maker of the acne drug Aczone, has received a warning letter from

Boy Denied Health Coverage for Acne
Healthcare reform has been the hot topic lately (that, and the H1N1 virus). Everyone seems to have a story to share. Take this one, for example: a woman says

Do As I Say (Not As I Do)
While staring in frustration at the latest group of pimples that made their appearance on my face, it hit me suddenly that I wasn't following much of the advice

Fall Skin Care Tips
The kids are back in school, the air is crisp. Autumn is here! As the weather changes, you might notice changes in your skin too. I've been breaking out like

Should You Give Up Burgers?
Apparently vegans never get acne, at least according to actor Woody Harrelson. He said the switch to a vegan diet cleared his chronic acne in just three days.

The Doctors Weigh in on Baby Acne
One of my earliest aspirations was to become a doctor. Then I came to terms with the fact that blood scares the bejeebers out of me. So, I settled for

Acne, Teasing, and the Tween Years
My daughter came home from school in tears yesterday; some of the other girls had been teasing her. Honestly, it broke my heart. These tween years are rough.

Great Facial Masks for Oily Skin
As the air turns cold, many people find their skin gets dry and flaky. Then there are those people whose skin pumps out oil no matter what the weather. If

Microdermabrasion: Getting the Results You Want
Microdermabrasion is a hot skin care procedure that is done in posh skin spas and dermatologist offices alike. After a treatment the skin feels softer,

Product Review: Revlon ColorStay Concealer
Finding a good acne concealer is tough. It has to cover blemishes, last all day, and not clog your pores in the process. How does Revlon ColorStay Blemish

Skin Needling May Be Next Big Thing In Acne Scar Treatment
Acne scars can be notoriously tough to treat. The procedures aren't always as effective as we wish they could be. But a small study published in the Journal

How Do You Feel About Celebrity Endorsements?
Hayden Panettiere got in with Neutrogena Skin ID. Twillight's Michael Welch narrated a never-been-done-before Aczone musical. Who hasn't seen Jessica Simpson

Tips for Using Tazorac
Are you familiar with Tazorac? It's a topical retinoid similar to Retin-A. If you're using Tazorac, or even another retinoid, these tips will help you get the

Battling Winter Dryness
Has anyone else been plagued by super dry skin lately? We've had unusually cold weather here, which I'm sure accounts for my suddenly developing lizard skin.

A New Year's Wish for You
As the year draws to an end, like many people I find myself counting my blessings. Among the things I am thankful for is the opportunity I have had to meet so

How Would a Dermatologist Treat Their Own Adult Acne?
That's the premise behind the video short titled If I Had Acne in Middle Age. Amy Taub, MD, talks about why acne appears in middle age and how best to treat

What Is Your Favorite Moisturizer?
What is it about wintertime that makes skin problems all that more evident? Not only have my clients have been asking about acne, but also how to treat eczema,

At What Age Did Your Acne First Appear?
Yesterday, I met with a woman whose nine-year-old was battling fairly severe acne. Another client just began breaking out for the first time, in her fifties.

Finding a More Permanent Filler for Acne Scars
Dermal fillers are one of the better treatment options for depressed or pitted acne scars. During treatment, a filler substance is injected into the acne scar.

Getting Rid of Blackheads
Want to know the question I get asked most often (besides Mom, what's for dinner?) It's how can I get rid of blackheads? Even those without inflamed acne

How To Cleanse Your Face
I know what you're thinking -- do people really need to be taught how to wash their face? After living with a 13-year-old boy, I can honestly answer yes.

Choosing the Best Health Plan
My husband and I recently decided to switch health insurance providers. We didn't make the decision lightly, partly because choosing a health plan can be so

What Is Your Favorite Cleanser?
At the present moment, I have no less than eight different cleansers lining the sink in my bathroom. A few more reside in the shower, and I even have a couple

What's The Worst Advice You've Received?
When I was a kid (eons ago, according to my children) the most widely-recommended acne treatment products were Stridex pads. They burned, they dried the skin

Albert M. Kligman, M.D., Developer of Retin-A, Has Passed Away
Albert M. Kligman, M.D., the dermatologist who developed the acne medication Retin-A, has died. Much of what we know about the development of acne vulgaris

All About Acanya
Acanya Gel is a fairly new acne medication, a combo of clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide. It's approved to treat mild to severe cases of acne in

Finding Isotretinoin Online Easy, Study Shows
Here's some scary info for you: finding isotretinoin online, no prescription needed, is fairly easy. This is according to a recent study published in the

Product Review: Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Powder
A few years back, in an effort to be a bit more creative (and save a few dollars) I started making my own mineral makeup.  It took many attempts but I finally

Treatment Help for Low Income Families
I've worked with low income families for many years and let me tell you, acne doesn't care how much money you make.  For most families, acne treatment products

Top 10 Skin Myths
As the largest organ of the human body, the skin is amazingly complex.  It's no wonder that skin care myths abound. Will indulging in a few Easter chocolates

New Tax on Indoor Tanning
Come July 1st, there will be a 10% tax on indoor tanning services. It's a little-known inclusion of the recently passed heath care bill. Indoor tanning has

Does Isotretinoin Cause Inflammatory Bowel Disease?
With a new study citing a link between isotretinoin use and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and a recent lawsuit award of $25 million to a patient who

Concealer Isn't Just for the Ladies
When you're in the midst of a really bad breakout, the next-best thing to healing pimples is concealing them. Here's where I'll let you in on a secret:

Could Breast Milk Hold the Key to Treating Acne?
A graduate student at UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering hopes so. Lauric acid, a fatty acid found plentifully  in coconut oil and human breast milk,

E-Visits Leave Acne Patients All Smiles
Acne patients are just as happy with the results of online visits with their dermatologist as those who see their derm in person. Plus, the results were

The Vitamin D/Sunscreen Controversy
I've been a strong proponent for daily sunscreen use for years.  I personally use sunscreen because, although protecting myself from skin cancer is important,

Give Yourself an At-Home Facial
I love getting facials. But, although I'm in the skin care industry, I rarely if ever get one done at a spa. Kind of like the cobbler's children having no

Would You Use a Parasol?
With the unofficial start of summer just weeks away, it's time to get serious about sun protection. But using sunscreen, sometimes even oil-free brands, can

No Increase of Fractures with Isotretinoin (Accutane) Use
A study published this month in the Archives of Dermatology found no link between isotretinoin use and an increased risk of bone fractures. High doses of

Teens, What Do You Have to Say?
My very first client at my first day spa job, straight out of school, was a teenager with acne. Since then, I've been hooked. (And to think, I initially

It's The Unofficial Start of Summer!
Memorial Day weekend kicks-off the summer season (although it doesn't feel at all like summer where I live.) While summer is supposed to mark the start of

National Acne Awareness Month 2010
It's that time of year again: National Acne Awareness Month! Last year, I encouraged you to do something special for yourself. This year, it's all about