Acne Treatment Center

We, at Acne Cure Health Center would like you to know more about what acne is. This is the Acne Treatment Center where you can learn more about acne, its causes, its symptoms, and how you can effectively control it through personalized treatment regimens for your skin.

The Acne Treatment is divided into a couple of main sections:

Acne Treatment Information

In this section, we will be discussing on what acne really is, its various types and forms, and its causes. We will also discover the different myths connected to acne treatment.

  • What is Acne? – learn more about what truly lies beneath the skin's surface and the processes involved in forming an acne.
  • Types of Acne - discover and learn to identify the different forms and types of acne
  • Non-inflammatory Acne - mild acne, which does not cause much swelling and inflammation
  • Inflammatory Acne - moderately severe acne, usually seen as pustules, papules, and macules
  • Cystic Acne - severely inflamed acne in the form of nodules and cysts
  • What Causes Acne? – There are a lot of things that can bring about acne, including those which you never thought about.
  • Acne Myths – A lot of myths have been created and circulated about acne. We are here to give you the real deal about it, and bust those myths on acne.

There are also several articles on acne treatment, and the many things that can influence it such as stress and the food you eat, so read on.

  • Acne and Your Diet – Can what you eat cause acne? Read on to find out.
  • Acne and Stress – Are you getting stressed because of acne or getting acne because of stress? Learn more about it here.
  • Adult Acne – Having acne even when you are adults? Discover why.
  • “Cure” Acne – Is your acne really cured or just another advertising sham? Get to know more about it here.

Starting your Acne Treatment

As you find out the nitty-gritty on acne, we can then move on to learning about how to treat it and control it. We have customized different acne treatment regimens based on your personal skin type, powerful enough to surely treat acne and keep it away for good. Find out what's best for your skin type and begin your acne treatment now!

  • How To Get Rid of Acne – learn about your skin type and why it is so essential to our personalized acne treatment system
    • Regimen for Dry Skin – how to treat acne while having dry skin
    • Regimen for Oily Skin – how to treat acne while having oily skin
    • Regimen for Combination Skin – how to treat acne while having combination skin
  • Personalized Acne Treatment Consultations - Our skin care products are great, but they work best on the right skin type. Know what's yours through a personal acne consultation.
  • How to Control Acne Breakouts - Helpful tips to keeping acne away throughout the year
  • Common Acne Treatment Mistakes – Discover what you should not do when you have acne
  • Printable Acne Treatment Regimen Checklists – Here are handy checklists that you can print out so that you can be sure of having a copy of your treatment regimen for acne.
    • Checklist for Dry Skin
    • Checklist for Oily Skin
    • Checklist for Combination Skin
  • Acne Treatment Success Stories with Mario Badescu – Discover what the thousands of satisfied customers are saying on how they have successfully treated their acne.
  • Acne Product Application Videos – Watch these handy videos to learn more about the proper way of using our products.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Adult Acne

Having adult acne is quite a common thing, affecting one out of five women between the ages 25 to 40, and about 5% of adults over 45 years of age.
Adult acne does not differ much from the acne experienced during the teenage years. Its formation is still due to the excess sebum production of the sebaceous glands from an imbalance of hormones, ending up with the same swollen painful acne.
It differs in the way it is treated since adult skin tends to be more dry and sensitive as compared to what it was during the teenage years. It would need more extensive and specialized treatment to keep it from scarring due a decreased production of collagen and having other complications.

What are the causes of Adult Acne?
  • Stress – Increases production of androgens that stimulates sebum production. Learn more about Stress and Acne

  • Birth control pills – These pills are usually composed of progesterone and estrogen, hormones that regulate the activity of androgens. Once discontinued, the androgens will increase, thus stimulating sebum production.  

  • Pregnancy – Progesterone is the hormone at high levels during pregnancy. It has androgenic qualities that can stimulate sebum production.

  • Prescription Drugs – Certain drugs such as lithium and barbiturates, found in antidepressants and sleeping pills respectively have been found to promote acne formation.

  • Menopause – A decrease in the hormonal activity of estrogen is common during menopause, which in turn increases androgen activity, thus stimulating acne formation.

  • Skin care products and certain cosmetics with additional oils – Even if you use skin care products for dry skin, the oil in it may further aggravate its condition. It would be better to use alternatives that do not contain oil as an ingredient. This will help keep the skin hydrated while avoiding clogging up the pores.

Pointers on Getting Rid of Adult Acne
  • Know your type of skin to know what to use to treat your acne. For dry and sensitive skin, a gentle cleanser together with an alcohol-free toner would be best, plus a calming oil-free mask. Using scrubs, harsh cleansers and toners will just aggravate the condition.  

  • Properly hydrating your body with at least 8 glasses or about a liter of water a day will help clogging of pores as the skin’s secretion will be diluted.

  • Eat antioxidant-rich foods to maintain the skin’s vitality and health.

  • Cutting down on food with high fat content will decrease sebum production.

  • Use an exfoliating scrub that contains glycolic acid or salicylic acid instead of grains to promote cell turnover.

  • Always ask a qualified dermatologist how to treat and manage your acne once it becomes quite severe to avoid deep scar formation.