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

Common Acne Treatment Mistakes

Acne is a problem encountered by most people in a part in their lives, and they still have to live with the fact that there is still no cure for it. In searching for the proper treatment of acne, many facts and fiction have surfaced. Because of the many acne treatment practices, it is important to know what the real thing is through reliable sources.


Though the rays of the sun may seem to improve irritated skin, it has been found out that acne treatments make the skin more sensitive to the UV rays of the sun, thus needing a sunscreen with high SPF to protect it. The formation of red or brown spots from acne will be more difficult to control and remove. Exposure to the sun is not a reliable treatment for acne, and it will even harm the body and skin.

Pimple Popping

When acne is popped using dirty fingers, improper techniques, and done under dirty conditions, this will just further aggravate the skin and even cause permanent scarring. It is only a qualified doctor or dermatologist or aesthetician who is able to clear acne for you.  Apply a warm compress on the irritated skin, especially when the pimple is painful and swollen, then take an anti-inflammatory medication to help alleviate the pain until professional treatment is obtained.


Although periodic exfoliation is recommended to keep the pores clean and clear, avoid exfoliating on irritated or acne-filled skin as this can burst open small pimples and scatter the bacteria all over the face, thus creating more pimples on the skin. It can also make the oil glands go haywire, producing more oil on the skin and causing more irritation on the sensitive skin.

Excessive face washing

Even if you wash your face every hour, you can still develop acne as this can actually stimulate the oil glands further to produce more oil, thus clogging the pores and developing more pimples, plus having dry, irritated skin due to the harsh cleansers. Wash your face at least once daily, using mild cleansers designed for your skin type, which will get rid of excess oil that may cause acne formation and leave it clean, clear, and smooth.

Refrain from eating chocolate and fried foods

A popular myth about acne is that you can develop acne if you eat chocolate and foods that are fried. However, scientific studies have not seen any connection between acne and these types of food except for the fact that these are not healthy for the body, therefore the skin. It would be best to frequently eat food rich in vitamins and minerals which have antioxidants to protect your skin, such as fruits and vegetables. Lessen your intake of fatty foods and even dairy products as these may trigger excessive oil production. The rule of thumb is that whatever is good for the body is definitely good for the skin.

Cleansing with very hot water

The use of hot water for cleansing your skin can cause delicate capillaries to break under the skin, creating a reddish, blotchy appearance. It can also over-stimulate the oil glands. It is often best to use tepid water for a thorough rinsing.

No need to moisturize

All types of skin needs to be hydrated, especially when undergoing treatment for acne since acne medications such as Accutane and Retin A can dry up the skin. For acne-prone skin or skin with active acne lesions, a moisturizer that is oil-free is best to avoid clogging the pores such as hydrating gels. A moisturizer suited for the day, with sunscreen is also great to protect it from the aging and hyperpigmentation effects of the sun.