Staph Infections on the face or the body can look much like acne, but staph is much more severe. One way to tell the difference is that the staph will not have symmetrical borders like a pimple or a pustule does. If you suspect that you or a loved one has this, direct them to go to a physician immediately for testing.
Finally! You can have beautiful color towels in your bathroom again.
As you know, benzoyl peroxide is notorious for bleaching fabric, so before now, users have been relegated to using white towels and washcloths.
See go on ahead and get your towel groove on -
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Your lip balm may be the culprit. In looking at ingredient decks for various lip balms, I found quite a few clogging offenders. The comedogenic ingredients are bolded in red.
Ingredients: Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Lanolin, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Comfrey (Symphytum Officinale) Root Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Canola Oil
Not only do you need to watch out for pore-clogging ingredients in your skin care when you are acne-prone, you need to also watch what you use on your hair. There are tons of hair products out there that contain sodium laureth sulfate or sodium lauryl sulfate both of which are high on the comedogenic (pore-clogging) scale. When I did a search for “shampoo” on the first page of Amazon, almost all of the shampoos listed had pore-cloggers in them. I have made the offending ingredient red in each list of ingredients. And this is just a partial list – my aim is to point out how many shampoos contain these ingredients – make sure you check ingredients against our List of Pore Cloggers before investing in it.
Aveeno Nourish and Moisturize:
Water, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Dimethicone, Sodium Cumenesulfonate, Cocamide MEA, Cetyl Alcohol, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Gluten, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Avena Sativa (Oat) Peptide, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Acrylates Copolymer, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Glycol Distearate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-10, Glycerin, Mica, Titanium Dioxide. May Also Contain: Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide. Continue Reading »
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The red marks left over from acne are frustrating – it’s bad enough to have acne, but then to be left with the red marks left behind? It’s just not fair. What I tell me clients is that only time can fade the redness.. and it does. It takes a long time, but the redness will eventually go away. I tracked one of my clients and took pictures along the way to show you that it actually does fade. She did the Face Reality Acne Clinic protocol to clear up her acne. Once her acne was under control, the redness faded.
Here’s her pictures.
Picture #1 – Inflamed acne.
Sebaceous Hyperplasia is a very common benign skin condition. They look like a small donut-shaped bump on the skin. These lesions show up mostly on the forehead, cheeks and nose and appear as whitish-yellow or skin-colored papules that are soft and vary in size from 2-9 mm. Continue Reading »
No, sweating does not cause acne. Acne is caused by too many dead skin cells shedding too quickly inside the pore. This happens with people who are genetically prone to this phenonemon called “retention hyperkeratosis”. But, if you get bumps that look like acne from working out and/or sweating, what you may be experiencing is something called folliculitis, aka Pityrosporum folliculitis. It is an infection of the hair follicle thought to be caused by the common cutaneous yeast, Malassezia furfur. Continue Reading »
Warning- acne products that you buy from the drugstore most likely have pore-clogging ingredients in them.
The offenders are: Glyceryl Stearate SE, Isopropyl Myristate Continue Reading »
How to Get Rid of Body Acne
Body acne is frustrating and embarrassing for those who suffer from it. Who can remember a skipped school dance or a missed afternoon with friends at the beach because of this annoying condition?Understanding what kind of acne you have is the first step in correctly treating it. Using the right products in the right way is the key to getting and staying clear, whether your acne is on your face or on your back (or chest). Continue Reading »
Green smoothies and drinks made with spirulina and chlorella may be good for general health, but it’s not good for the acne-prone person. There a a lot of idiodes in those green powders. Iodides tend to irritate the follicle wall and can cause acne. Here’s a list of herbs containing high amounts of iodides. Continue Reading »