Hormonal Acne and Possible Treatments

Image for hormonal acne page.Many acne sufferers have questions about the effects of hormones on their condition, what the specific acne hormones are and an effective hormonal acne treatment, so let’s take a look at it here. Hormonal Factors The so-called acne hormones are a group of hormones called androgens of which testosterone is generally considered the main culprit in triggering outbreaks. To keep this simple and understandable let’s . . . → Continue reading: Hormonal Acne and Possible Treatments

Acne From Stress and Some Simple Control Strategies

Woman with acne from stressDoctors and dermatologists have for a long time argued about a connection between stress and acne. The real problem here is that most of the information available regarding the connection between acne and stress is anecdotal. In other words it comes from the real life stories and observations of the people who suffer from acne rather than some clinical trial or test. Very often evidence . . . → Continue reading: Acne From Stress and Some Simple Control Strategies

How to Spot Acne Myths and Acne Facts

Signpost showing acne myths and acne facts.I was going to just do a straight list here on famous and not so famous acne myths at the same time countering them with the relevant facts. However when I started to research the topic, it just seemed to go on forever! So instead of trying to do the impossible by taking them all up one by one I thought it might . . . → Continue reading: How to Spot Acne Myths and Acne Facts

The Main Causes of Acne

Skin cross section showing pores and bacteria causing acne.The purpose of this page is to take up and hopefully deal with directly, two main points: 1. What causes acne and… the other sort of follows on from that 2. What can be done based on those causes. Warning! Please Read This! (Really!) There are two reasons why you, as an acne sufferer are wide open to getting ripped off . . . → Continue reading: The Main Causes of Acne

Is There a Connection Between Sugar, Acne and Insulin?

Chart showing acne sugar insulin connection.In the interests of understanding any relationship between sugar and acne or insulin and acne we need to start with a very basic explanation of these factors at work within the body. The first step is that we eat food and our bodies process that food with the ultimate goal of converting it into energy… right? That energy has to be converted into a . . . → Continue reading: Is There a Connection Between Sugar, Acne and Insulin?