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

Diet and Acne

Can your diet affect your skin?

A very popular acne myth is that eating fat-rich food, such as chocolate and foods that are fried can cause acne. This myth has been gaining in popularity especially since people tend to have pimples after they eat junk food. However, the correlation between junk food and acne has still yet to be scientifically proven. Nevertheless, having a well-balanced, nutritious diet will definitely help in achieving clear skin and a healthy body. In the next few topics, you will learn about some important nutrients that will help keep the skin glowing and healthy, avoid acne breakouts, and heal acne in a shorter period of time.

Keep Hormones Stable

Since acne is caused by an imbalance of male hormones or androgens that increases the production of sebum to clog pores and ultimately cause acne, then it is best to avoid food that do just that. Eating food with high fat content is often the culprit for increasing hormone production. To counter the increased production of hormones, eating food such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and lean meats is best.

Having Food with Low Glycemic Index

Foods with low glycemic index are those foods that are low in sugar. Keeping the sugar content low will prevent insulin hormone levels from suddenly increasing, which in turn keeps androgen levels stable. Examples of these foods are fish, eggs, cheese, legumes, and vegetables.

High Fiber, Great Skin

When digestion in the body is sluggish and out of order, it can cause a buildup of toxic materials in the body, which can usually affect the condition of the skin. Fiber aids in the body’s digestive system by flushing out toxic materials in the digestive tract. Therefore eating fiber-rich foods such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables will definitely promote great skin.

Fatty Acids, not Fatty Food

Certain fatty acids play an important role in keeping the skin healthy since they help regulate androgen production, thus controlling the production of sebum in the skin. Fatty acids or good fats such as omega-9, omega-6, and omega-3 are important in cell membrane function and strength. They are also essential in the removal of bad cholesterol in the blood vessels. Avocados, salmon, wheat germ oil, walnuts, and vegetables, especially the green leafy ones are great sources of omega-3 fatty acids while omega-6 is often found olives, olive oil, flaxseed and the seeds of sunflowers and pumpkins. Pistachios, pecans, cashews, almonds, and sesame oil are rich in omega-9 fatty acids.

Vitamins and Minerals for the Skin

While most vitamins are needed by the body to keep it strong and healthy, the skin in particular needs vitamins A, B, and E and the mineral Zinc for its regeneration. These vitamins also help regulate the sebum production and secretion of sebaceous glands. Foods rich in these vitamins include spinach, tomatoes, carrots, mangoes, and soybeans.

Milk no more

There is still much controversy over the supposed harmful effects on humans of the milk-producing hormones given to cows. However, knowing that the milk produced by the cows may also have these hormones, and hormones are closely related to the production of acne, this is enough reason to become wary about drinking milk especially if you are trying to prevent acne from occurring. Avoiding dairy products can help determine whether you are sensitive to it or not. But do not forget to take in other calcium-rich foods such as walnuts, kale, almonds, and spinach for your daily calcium allowance as well as other benefits for the skin.
Eating healthy, especially fresh foods with the essential vitamins and minerals will go a long way in having that glowing skin. However, because each individual has their own type of skin and lifestyle, it would be best to observe your food habits and its possible link with acne breakouts.