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Facing Acne: How to Cope With its Effects

As we are all aware of, there are emotional effects caused by acne. More 
than those obvious red bumps on your face, there are effects of acne 
that could not just be healed by any cream or acne solution and that is 
the emotional scars left by acne. Well, no doctor or any expert 
dermatologist could provide you with the best answers to this problem on 

According to studies, acne is very common when one is on his teenage 
years. For teenagers experiencing the pains of acne, it is very 
difficult to face the social impacts of acne. There are these marks of 
shame, depression and even self-pity. As a parent of a teenager who 
faces this problem, you could be one of the greatest helps. What could 
you do? You could do a lot.

Remind your child that acne is temporary.

As a guardian, you need to be there and give the encouragement to your 
child. You would probably see him or her so down due to the way people 
and criticisms pinch him or her. Tell that it will not last for long and 
that it would be successfully surpassed. Never stop to explain the 
importance of moving on despite the negative reactions from others for 
their words are not that important at all.

Bring your teen to a good dermatologist

Do not wait for your teen's acne problem to get worse before you go and 
see a dermatologist. The earlier the better, this may be cliche but very 
true for this matter and you could realize the truth behind this. You 
need to find the dermatologist who deserves your trust. Be with your 
teen as you have visits to the dermatologist. Also, help your teen 
follow the reminders and instructions of the dermatologist.

Guide your child to do the right things

There are some things or acts that may worsen acne. See to it that you 
are near your teen to remind that those are not the right thing to do 
and it would just cause bad effects. Explain the cause and effect of 
acne problems and be sure to answer questions that your teen has. 

Boost your teen's self-confidence

Self-confidence plunges down when all those mocks and teases arise. The 
effect to your teen would be bitter. Be there to boost the esteem he or 
she has inside. Be generous with praises but do not use them just to 
flatter. Tell your teen about how wonderful his or her talent is. This 
would be a lift to his/her morale.

You are a parent, and you could help out your teen feel better through 
the misjudgments of the society towards people with acne. This is just a 
stage; it would surely be put to an end. Be there and support your child 
like no one could.

Fight against ACNE

Acne is a common skin problem not only in the USA but in many parts of 
the world. For many, they resort to the use of medicines in order to get 
rid or even prevent acne. It has to be taken note of that there are 
natural and easy ways to get rid of such a skin problem. We would be 
pleased to share with you tips that would let you be acne-free.

The following are the steps to take in order for you to keep your skin 
free from skin problems:

Water therapy

You could prevent acne by drinking at least 2 liters of water a day, 
this would keep you hydrated and let you overcome having too much 
clogged up pores. When you drink this amount of water, you could shed 
dead cells properly.

Healthy diet

Eating vegetable and fruits would not only keep you healthy over-all but 
it would let you have healthy skin specifically. 

Natural for beauty

With so many beauty products, you would be tempted to try them with the 
hope that their promises to make you look great or keep your face smooth 
and healthy. Without you knowing it, they could harm your skin. They 
could even lead your skin to some disorders. Instead of using such 
chemical-based, you could try the natural things or products with 
natural components. One great example is soaps with tea tree oil. 

Stress? Out!

As shown by studies, there is a greater chance of having ACNE especially 
after puberty. This is a stage when hormonal changes are at their peak. 
The more you get stressed, the more your body would react to it. Relax, 
when you control stress, your body could produce more cortisol, which is 
helpful against acne or its agents. 

Not much coffee

Caffeine is identified to cause more stress by producing stress hormones 
in the body. This is not healthy for your skin, stress would aggravate 

Take these as reminders -- you would surely be acne-free!

Misunderstanding Acne

When those reddish things on your face start to show up, you may think 
that it may have been caused by this or that. You may even blame it to 
the most unreasonable reason. Well the best thing for you to do is to 
stop these misunderstandings. When you stick with them, it would not 
help you find the right treatment for your acne. 

These are the common things we think of when it comes to the cause of 

The most misconception is that it is fine to have acne especially when 
you are a teenager. Common people would connect it to puberty or to 
adolescence. This is not a fact. Well, there may be some reasons such as 
the changes in hormones as one is in that stage. But there is falsity 
when people say that acne is for teenagers only. As we could see or read 
on some researches, there are also adults who experience the same acne 
problems as adults do. Age does not matter when it comes to having acne 
as long as you keep your face clean, you would not be prone to have it.

Another thing that has been believed to be the cause of acne is daily 
stress. Most people, young and old, believe in this wrong thought. There 
is no direct connection between stress and having acne for it the stress 
caused by your daily life and all other stressful activities you may 
think of. There has nothing to do with whatever root of stress in your 
work or studies. There has something to do with the way you treat your 
skin. When you do not keep your regimen to keep your skin healthy, you 
would probably have that acne that you are scared to have.

When most people think that acne is just a physical problem, it is but 
you should also know that it is also an emotional burden. There are a 
lot of emotional impacts that could be caused by having acne. On of the 
top most effect is having low self-esteem. As you live in a superficial 
world like ours, you would really feel insecure whenever you feel like 
having those eyes staring at your face. People with acne are so timid 
for they may just be tagged as "ugly" by others. There is a need for you 
to take care of your skin and face. 

The most common misconception about acne is that it could be acquired 
from eating oily food. Desserts, chocolates and all those oily food must 
not be blamed for eating such food but for not taking good care of your 
skin. Well, you must se to it that you maintain that right way of 
keeping your face clean and healthy.

You have to know the real causes of acne; just do not resort to the 
wrong conceptions. They could just harm you instead of helping you out 
in getting rid of acne. And, you know what could be the effects of those 
red tiny humps on your face.

Not All Scars Tell a Great Story

Acne is such an ugly thing to have not just when it is all-red and loud, 
that people could notice it and tell you how bad it looks. But, the pain 
of having the scars of such a terrible ski problem would surely bother 
any person. The bad outcomes of having acne do not stop when the red 
bumps are gone. Though the acne is out, the scars are so obvious and 
they would surely be noticeable.

Are these scars bothering you? If they are, there are available means so 
that you could get rid of them. Well, these processes may really cause 
you to spend some amount but as attested by most who tried the following 

- Collagen injection
- Autologous fat transfer
- Dermabrasion
- Microdermabrasion
- Laser Treatment
- Skin Surgery
- Skin grafting 
- Treatment of keloids

And who could be able to have the above-mentioned treatments? People who 
are affected with acne from various ages for as long as it comes with 
the dermatologist's prescription could have the said treatments. How 
widespread is acne in the world?

According to studies, acne is one of the most widely affecting skin 
problems most especially affecting the United States. For Americans, 40 
to 50 million of them are facing this kind of problem. Moreover, most of 
those who experience acne are those young people at the age of 11 until 
those adults aging 30. The most common portions affected are the face, 
chest and back.  

You could not just choose whatever treatment you want to have; there is 
a proper treatment for the type of scar you want to treat. It is a must 
that you have the right information and of course you seek the help of 
an expert for the determination of the type of scars you have so that 
you would also be guided in choosing the right way of treating your 

The right way of treating acne scars must be determined well so that you 
could be able to have the results you want to achieve and definitely get 
the most out of the money you spend.

Pregnant Women and Acne Treatment

Treating acne is really the right move when you have it, but not at all 
times. There are stages in the life of a person when you could not treat 
acne anytime you want to. And, this is during pregnancy. As we know, 
this is a delicate stage in a woman's life and it is that phase of a 
woman's life that she must show extra care for herself. When she feels 
the need of treating acne, she must see to it that she equips her self 
with the right information.

This must also be remembered by those who may also get pregnant. The 
following are some medications for acne that are not good for use during 
pregnancy for they are harmful for the fetus:

First is Hormonal therapy that may include estrogen, flutamide, and 
spirolactone. They are a big no. They are harmful and may lead to some 
problems for both the mother and the child.  Better see it as a threat 

Another one that would just put a pregnant woman's life in danger is 
Isotretinoin. This has negative effects as well especially for pregnant 
women or those that are breastfeeding. This could cause severe health 
hazards on both mother and the fetus inside her womb. It is advised that 
a woman on the process of taking this must be monitored by the expert. 
Those who are trying to be pregnant must ignore the use of this for it 
may just trigger negative effects not only for you but most especially 
to your child.

And, also if Oral tetracyclines which could be of doxycycline, 
tetracycline and minocycline, must not be an option at all for it would 
not do you any good. As tested and proven, pregnant women or those that 
are breastfeeding must ignore the use of this for it may just give those 
bad side effects that would nothing else be but a threat to your life 
and to your child. The topmost effect is permanent discoloration of 
teeth or bone disorders.

And the last one to ignore is topical retinoids such as tazarotene, 
adapalene and tretinoin. Just like the above-mentioned means, this could 
just be another hazard to you and your baby's health. So, whether you 
pregnant or not, it is not wise to use all these mentioned.

For all of you who would like to treat their acne but are pregnant, why 
must you risk your life and the life of your child just to have a 
prettier face? 

There is due time for treating your acne and during your pregnancy is 
not one of the safest times.

Remedies of Nature: Acne Treatment

Every person knows the value of our face. The better it is, the more 
advantageous it gets. Before anything else, it is the first thing others 
look at whenever they see you. In general, our confidence relies on our 
contentment to our physical appearance. When one thinks he or she looks 
good, the confidence really exudes.

For growing up, the growth of pimples is really a major concern. For 
those who do not have problems involving the face, congratulations! For 
those who are crying over it, there is a bright light at the end of the 

Is acne your problem? Are you spending too much money for chemical 
remedy? Do you want to apply a remedy but you are afraid it may be 
harsh? Try the natural way of treating your acne. You do not have to go 
that far: The treatment is right in your home. The doctor is right 
within you.

The most effective beauty tip of all times is: drink at least 8 glasses 
of water a day. Hydrating your body will help you get rid toxins. Love 
your body and love your skin.

Healthy and clean acts may also help. Make sure that you do not leave 
makeup products on your skin because it contributes to clogging your 
pores, causing more pimples and blackheads. Do not sleep with make-up 
on. Also, keep your hair away from your face. Hair contains oil that may 
create breakouts to your skin.

Wash your pillow case and towels. They are absorbent and they absorb 
even acne-contributors too. Lastly, never prick your pimples. You do not 
want your face to be as dirty as your fingernails, right?

Eating healthy food because when you have ACNE would be best in order 
for you to cleanse yourself not only outside but also inside. It would 
indeed help if you lessen your oily or fatty food intake. Eating food 
rich in fiber is a remedy. Moreover, in order for you to maintain a 
healthy skin, eating food that is considered anti-oxidants would matter 
a lot. Food rich in Vitamins A, B and D as well as those rich in 
calcium, potassium, phosphorus, chloride, magnesium, zinc, iron and 

When you maintain a diet which is high in beta-carotene and zinc, it 
would also be of help not only prevention but as well as in the healing 
process and anti-scarring of acne.

Beauty is skin deep. Yes, but having beautiful skin will make you feel 
more beautiful for your self.

TLC for Skin with Acne

When you have acne, you have to give extra care to your skin for as you 
know, there are factors that changed your skin from those who have 
normal type. As recommended by the experts, you have to treat your skin 
affected with acne with more care and more caution. There are some 
helpful tips you must consider in order for you to gradually get that 
acne cured or if not at least, not let your condition turn even worse.

These are the things you must do and embrace as habits that you may be 
able to achieve better skin.

- The simplest way is by washing and cleaning your skin gently.

There are gentle soaps that would surely wash your skin mildly. You are 
of course not allowed to use soaps that are that strong for they may 
leave harsh effects on your skin. Toners and cleansers are not also 
recommended for they have active components that may worsen your skin's 
condition. When you feel the need of a toner or a cleanser, see to it 
that it has an approval from your dermatologist or else you would just 
cry more and have even the worse acne condition.

Always see to it that you do not use skin products like skin scrubs for 
they would surely harm your skin. Be very careful in treating your skin, 
if you would not, you would definitely regret the outcomes. So, be 
disciplined and do not risk the health of your skin just for temporary 

- For men, shave carefully

In order not to increase the possibility of harm that your skin might 
get due to the things you do or the products you use. Well, for men who 
shave off their skin hair, it is very advisable that they shave 
carefully and use cream or soap before doing so. The soap or cream would 
make the hair softer. Be sure to choose the right shaver as well. 

Shaving is a really hygienic routine and sees to it that you do it 
properly without harming your skin. You have to remind yourself of this 
for it is really very important.

- Choose cosmetics carefully.

This is a special condition when you have acne. Cosmetics must be chosen 
well most especially, they are recommended by your dermatologist. When 
you have cosmetics that are needed to be changed, you need to switch to 
products that are oil free and are noncomedogenic. But, there are cases 
that the use of cosmetics is of no good at all. So, in this case, it 
would be best to leave your skin free of cosmetics. 

These are just some of the things you need to consider as reminders for 
those who have acne. The right caution and care would surely give you 
the best results.

Treating Acne at Home: Save Your Money!

Is acne your problem? You do not have to consider it as a problem. There 
are more things to prioritize and not letting that acne bother you that 
much for it would not help at all. Well, another point we have to 
consider is how to treat acne. With the treatment, money matters. This 
means that of course, you have to have some amount of money for the 

Well, when what you have is not enough, you could have the most reliable 
home treatments. These would be saving you from having worse acne 
without having to spend so much. What are these means? Are they safe? 
Yes, they are safe steps in treating your acne problems and they would 
not let you experience all those acne terrors or bad outcomes of trying 
to get the remedy for acne.

These are worth your trial for they are really effective and you could 
just be at home. But, take note that these guidelines are only for mild 
acne problems and if you have a more complicated situation, you have to 
seek the help of a professional.

First, if washing does not seem to be very helpful for you, then it is 
high time for you to use benzoyl peroxide. This could be found from face 
wash, bar soap, topical cream or gel. The reminder you have to take note 
of is that you must not over use this solution for it may leave your 
skin super red or super dry.

One thing that you would notice as you try home remedies, the results 
may be slow. But, you need to be patient about it. The results you are 
expecting to have may be achieved like after a couple of weeks after you 
use them on your skin. Be really careful with this for you would surely 
be hurting skin if in case and it may even lead to a worse effect.

Have you heard about salicylic acid? It is another thing that you could 
use. And this could be found in facial washes or facial pads. This could 
be very helpful to helping your pores be unclogged and prevent the 
growth of pimples or even the case of acne. Again, you have to be very 
careful in using it too so that you would not have even those very bad 

These two: benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid are very useful treatment 
aids you could use. But, be very keen about them. Use them well.

When it is Not Fun to be a Kid

There is this so-called stage in our life when we experience the 
numerous changes in us be it physically or other aspects. It is named as 
puberty. Then, it is followed by that crucial stage called adolescence. 
There are a lot of physical changes that occur during these stages. One 
of the most common physical changes and even a physical problem for 
young people who experience such problem is acne.

Well, it is a myth that only teenagers, or let us call them adolescents 
who only experience having acne, but to make it clear, acne is possible 
for all ages and whoever the person is. But, the stages mentioned make 
the younger ones prone to acne for they experience this physical change 
involving some parts of their system. These physical changes are of 
course brought about by internal processes or even changes as well.

What then causes acne?

Acne is caused by bacteria. It happens when our pores get clogged up 
with too much sebum produced be our skin glands.

As we are all aware of, young people are not that very particular with 
being hygienic and the care for face is one that is neglected. With 
this, acne occurrence is faster and more possible. Teens experience a 
lot of hormonal changes; one of these many changes is that teens produce 
more sebum from their face and when not properly cared, skin disorders 
may happen. ACNE is one of the possible cases.

Around the world, this has been a common skin problem. There are 
remedies; there are herbal solutions down to chemical solutions. ACNE 
should not be taken so hard, when one tries options for remedy, it would 
surely be cured. Seeking the help of  an expert would of course be a 
great help.

For teenagers, it is also good to ask your parent or guardian to help 
you out in knowing what is best for you and your skin problem.

There are also angles that connect the possibility of having acne to 
parents who had their own acne experiences too. 

Whatever the roots may be, see to it that you, as a teenager take good 
care of your skin by giving the right amount treatment and not just let 
your skin problem get even worse.

Your Acne and the Society (Social impacts of acne to a person)

"Some people think that the physical things define what's within -- So 
full of the superficial"

We could not deny the fact that in this world of beauty magazines, you 
would always feel that there is a need to look good. What would you feel 
when there are red oily humps on your face? Of course, this would matter 

When one has ACNE, it would definitely cause an effect that would let 
the person not only feel a certain "missing" inside. Not only that, 
the following are even worse outcomes brought about by having ACNE in 
connection with the present society:

- Social withdrawal 
- Decreased self-esteem 
- Reduced self-confidence 
- Poor body image 
- Embarrassment 
- Feelings of depression 
- Anger 
- Preoccupation 
- Frustration 
- Higher rate of unemployment

There are 3 key points to consider in seeking for the best way of 
solving acne problems:

Solution takes time so never resort to "fast-promise" remedy. Bear in 
mind that it will not get healed over night; it is a case of patience 
and dedication. Patience to wait for the right time to heal and 
dedication to do one's regimen for treatment are all needed.

Not all methods will work for all. Do not think that the method for A 
and B are also good for you. Each of us has a unique skin type so 
consider all options and be keen in choosing one.

You may need a dermatologist's advice. Do not experiment this time. Acne 
is a sensitive skin problem so it needs delicate way of treatment. Seek 
the expert's help or else you will end up with a worsen condition.
Society favors those who look good. We do not have to look perfect in 
order to meet that standard. We just have to have the confidence and it 
could be obtained if one feels comfortable with his or her self. This is 
achieved when you get the healthy skin you want.

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