• stress acne

    Stress acne Adult acne psychological factors Psychological considerations may not be overlooked in management of acne. In adult acne, as in many skin diseases, stress has been incriminated as a causative factor, which may greatly affect course of treatments, determined principally based on acne types and severity. There is no doubt that anxiety and depression, … Continue reading "stress acne"

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  • Acne vulgaris

    Overview of acne vulgaris Unlike conventional misconception acne vulgaris is a serious chronic skin disorder with grave outcomes. It often causes emotional distress and can lead to more permanent sequels such as scarring and acne-caused lesions of the skin. With appropriate treatment, you can often keep comedonal acne, also called whiteheads and blackheads, under control. Measures … Continue reading "Acne vulgaris"

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  • Acne causes

    Acne causes, etiology Acne is a multifactorial disease with involvement of multitude of  factors which may be introduced as acne causes. Genetic, racial, hormonal, dietary and envrionmental factors have been implicated in its development, while it is clear that its psychological implications may be severe. Although the role of heredity in acne has not been … Continue reading "Acne causes"

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  • Rosacea skin care

    Rosacea skin care to improve barrier function Rosacea used to be called ‘acne rosacea’ but it is quite different from acne. There are red spots (papules) and sometimes pustules in both conditions, but in rosacea they are dome-shaped rather than pointed and there are no blackheads, whiteheads, deep cysts, or lumps. Rosacea may also result … Continue reading "Rosacea skin care"

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  • Sebum

    Sebum definition and function What is sebum? Sebum is a viscous fluid, chemically complex oil, intrinsic product of the skin sebaceous glands, that eventually excreted onto the surface of the skin, seemingly lubricates the stratum corneum and coats hair. Sebum secretion is species specific, hormonally controlled, genetically influenced and limitation of supply of fatty acids … Continue reading "Sebum"

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  • Cystic acne

    Nodulocystic acne lesions Cystic acne presents a severe from of acne vulgaris and requires professional advice from a physician. They are rarely cancerous but addition of inflammation and bacteria through their rupture into the skin can render them painful and pus-discharging. Occasionally bacteria enter the cyst and cause an infection which resembles a boil. Nodulocystic … Continue reading "Cystic acne"

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