Top 5 myths on what causes acne

When it comes to explaining acne to adolescents and some adults, it is necessary to separate fact from fiction, because having acne can tax a person’s nerves and send him off to an emotional roller-coaster. The teenage years are a great time to meet new friends and start dating and be accepted by one’s peers; being misinformed about acne is due to certain myths.

Following are some of the most common myths associated with the “causes of acne” today:
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Types of Acne Vulgaris, Rosacea & Conglobata

While the word “acne” is often used in general, not many of us are aware of the fact that acne is actually a disease of various different types. Three major types of acne are as under:

Acne Vulgaris
Acne Vulgaris is the most common type of acne and is characterized as a superficial disease that affects the hair follicles and oil Read more

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Understanding different stages of acne An easy grading of acne

Based on the degree or the severity of the signs and symptoms produced in acne, the disorder can be categorized into three prominent or main stages or grades as follows:

Mild acne (“whiteheads” and “blackheads”)
Mils acne, also known as non-inflammatory acne, is caused by a plug of dead skin cells and oil in the canal that Read more

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What are pimples? Learn the difference between blackhead, whitehead, pimples & cysts…

In acne, pimples, blackheads and whiteheads take away the smooth luster of our complexion. But do you ever wonder what they really are? How they are different from each other or are they all the same?

What are pimples?
Pimples (often used synonymously with the term acne) are red, inflamed raised skin lesions that contain a small Read more

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What’s so special in Clear Skin Max? Clear Skin Max – A clear cut choice for you!

Most acne products are spot treatments that solve the acne problem only temporarily. Therefore, the chances of recurrence are high. Clear Skin Max, on the other hand, uses combination therapy (it is a multi-component system) which combines the superior benefits of different products (cleanser, vanisher, softener and moisturizer) to overcome acne Read more

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Is Clear Skin Max safe for my skin? Basic safety information

Given the high incidence of unpleasant side effects caused by traditional medications and invasive surgery, people would rather take the time to explore alternative medicine. Acne sufferers are no different. Since skin surgeons cannot guarantee 100% recovery from the more radical treatments or cannot assure patients that there will be NO side Read more

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Tea Tree Oil An essential component of Clear Skin Max

Botanically known as Melaleuca alternifolia, Cheel or tea tree (Family: Myrtaceae) is a small tree native to Australia. The leaves of the plant used medicinally are the source of valuable therapeutic oil. The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of leaves. The main constituent in tea tree essential oil is terpin-4-ol, present in Read more

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Rediscovering Vitamin E… An efficient & essential ingredient of Clear Skin Max

An introduction to Tocopherol acetate (Vitamin E)
Tocopherol is the scientific name for vitamin E. Tocopherol acetate is a lipid-soluble version of vitamin E. Natural vitamin E is used as a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger. One of nature’s most dynamic moisturizers, it also aids cellular renewal of the skin. Therefore, to Read more

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A clear-cut choice in acne

Introduction & background
The use of chamomile as a medicinal plant dates back to ancient Greece and Rome. The name “chamomile” comes from two Greek words meaning “ground apple” for its apple-like smell. The ancient Egyptians considered the herb a sacred gift from the sun god, and used it to alleviate fever and sun Read more

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The pros and cons of Retinoids

  • One of the most common ways of treating acne is the use of retinoids.
  • Retinoids are substances derived from
  • Vitamin A, which attempt to cure acne by normalizing the lifecycle
  • of follicle cells. There are two types of such substances, based on
  • application: external (topical) and oral. The best known external
  • retinoids are Retin-A, Differin and Tazorac, while the oral retinoids
  • list is headed by the popular Accutane. Read the rest of this entry »
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