Acne scars manifest as raised or pitted skin. It is the result of the body’s attempt to heal itself. This is your guide on how to help acne scars.
Dead skin cells can clog the pores. When the pores become inflamed, it results in acne lesions. These lesions can rupture and its content can irritate the skin and cause redness and tenderness. The body forms new collagen fibers to fix these problems.
Pitted acne scars occur when the skin doesn’t produce enough collagen, while raised acne scars result when excess collagen is produced.
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What you eat not only affects how you feel but the way your skin looks as well. When you eat a healthy diet, your skin will have a natural glow that’s absent when you get your meals from fast food restaurants.
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Many people put some type of cosmetic on their face before they go out.
After all, who doesn’t want to look their best? But what about people with acne prone skin? Is there a link between cosmetics and acne prone skin? There’s a common belief that wearing make-up can make this common skin condition worse.
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You Bet, Drinking Alcohol Causes Pimples
What’s worse than waking up with a hangover after a night of drinking all that wine, beer and vodka? Skin breakouts and/or inflammation that you’ll have to live with for days! Alcohol doesn’t do cutaneous inflammation any favors. In this post, we will discuss how it affects your facial beauty. We’ll also talk about the effects of different alcoholic drinks on your skin, particularly on its link with acne. Continue reading Does Drinking Alcohol Cause Acne?
Acne is usually a reaction to the problems in your digestive system. Though it is not scientifically proven, gluten sensitivity could be one of the root causes. People who are sensitive to gluten cannot digest the protein and the large pieces of unbroken molecules enter the blood stream to be recognized as foreign particles.
There are several studies findings that suggest one’s genetics and acne having a connection. Although there is usually multiple factors at any one time that contribute to a person’s acne. There are actions that can be taken to reduce and heal your acne.
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The Relationship Between Depression and Acne
There is an article in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology (Consequences of Psychological Distress in Adolescents with Acne, Laurent Misery) that helps us with an interesting question. Can depression cause acne? Or, at the very least contribute to it? It says that teens are psychologically vulnerable and sensitive to changes in their bodies and appearance.
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