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Skin
August 8, 2019

These good bacteria live on your skin

By now, you’ve probably heard of the gut microbiome: the array of microorganisms that live in your digestive system. It turns out that your skin has its own community too.
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Skin
March 20, 2019

Is your medication causing acne?

If you have acne, you are not alone. While doctors don’t always know the cause of acne, they do know that changing hormone levels, genes and some cosmetics may play a role. Certain medication can also be to blame.
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Skin
November 27, 2018

What your skin is telling you about your health

Your skin reflects your health. Imagine a mirror that echoes from the inside out; chances are that if you’re generally unhealthy – the evidence shows up on your skin. As your largest organ, your skin needs (and deserves) the best care and nourishment. Your diet plays a vital role here. What you put in is what you get out. So, watch what you eat to avoid any unexpected “guests” showing up on your face and body. Some skin issues are way beyond your control, but for the most part, there are ways you can give your skin a healthy boost.…
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Skin
February 20, 2018

Clean your diet, clear your skin

It is huge! In fact, it doesn’t matter what size it really is - when you spot a pimple on your face, it always feels like it is massive. It would be understandable if you were a teenager, but why do some of us still suffer with this as adults? Thanks to human biology, hormones and the complex nature of your skin, acne is a global challenge. It is most common among male teenagers as their testosterone levels are usually high, but it can affect men and women of all ages. This pesky skin condition can be persistent, but there…
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Skin
September 6, 2017

The best home remedies to cure boils

Could it be a bad pimple or a boil? Well both start out similarly. The difference is that a pimple may appear as a raised reddish spot and a boil grows bigger and may become more painful. You can blame a bacteria called Staphylococcus aureusis also known as “staph” for this irksome condition. Red, painful, swollen, pus-filled and tender; a boil is certainly not what you want. The good thing is you can get rid of it naturally. The ew factor A boil is an infection of the skin caused by bacteria. It begins in the oil gland or hair…
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Skin
July 29, 2017

Still going through puberty in your 20s?

Going through puberty and getting older is a completely natural process, but your hormones can do some weird things when you least expect it! Your hormones are your body’s special chemical messengers that control most of your major bodily functions. They can affect reproduction, emotions, mood, and even your skin. 1. Skin issues Your start a new job, move, get married, and have kids. Each of these milestones comes with its own levels of stress. These changes affect your mental health and wellbeing, and your skin. Here’s how: Stress levels influence your hormone levels, which may induce acne and trigger…
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Skin
May 2, 2017

The right treatment for blackheads

If you’ve ever had acne, you’re no stranger to blackheads and whiteheads. These tiny yet terrifying skin symptoms are common and unwelcome guests. Blackheads Blackheads develop when sebum and debris collect and clog up the pores in your skin. Sebum contains a dark pigment called melanin, which oxidises and turns black when exposed to air. This is why blackheads have a dark appearance. Blackheads are easy to spot. They look like little slightly raised black dots on the surface of your skin. Blackheads are often found on your nose, shoulders and back, but can also lurk on other areas of…
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Skin
August 5, 2016

Adult acne – what could be causing your skin woes?

When we’re in our teens, we almost expect to get pimples or suffer from acne, and most of us did at some stage. Once we reach our twenties and thirties however, we also expect our skin woes to be over. For an increasing number of men and women though, acne remains a problem well into adulthood, and can even become an issue for people who never suffered from it in their teenage years. (more…)
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Skin
February 23, 2016

Yes, dry skin can get acne!

Joanne Hart for HelloDoctor.com If you think about acne, you probably think: oily skin. Think again. People with dry skin can also suffer from acne break-outs. Here’s what you probably don’t know about dry-skin acne. (more…)
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Skin
July 17, 2015

Will my pimples ever go away?

Acne, spots, pimples and blemishes can really ruin your self-esteem. For people with really bad skin, pimples and acne are a massive deal. The truth is, when you have a severe problem, few products actually work. When they don’t, the first thought that comes to mind is: “Will my pimples ever go away?” (more…)
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