Is that acne on my baby’s face?

Newborn with acne: In newborns, acne often clears on its own without treatment. It’s possible. Acne usually begins in one’s teen’s, but some babies have acne. Here’s what parents should know. Newborn acne is generally nothing to worry about About 20% of newborns have a type of acne called neonatal acne. You’ll usually see it … Continued

Stubborn acne? Hormonal therapy may help

Women who have acne along their jawline and lower face tend to have good results from hormonal therapy for acne. Do you continue to see acne along your lower face, jawline, and neck despite trying all sorts of acne treatments? Have you taken an antibiotic to treat your acne and been disappointed with the results? … Continued

Pimple popping: Why a dermatologist should do it

Too often, people worsen their acne by squeezing pimples and other acne blemishes. If you have a pimple that you’re about to pop, stop! You’ll want to read this first. Do-it-yourself pimple popping can backfire Squeezing pimples and other acne blemishes may seem so simple that anyone can do it, but there is an art … Continued

Is that stubborn acne really acne?

Pimple-like breakouts around the mouth: This may look like acne, but it’s actually a skin condition called perioral dermatitis — not acne. If you have acne that just won’t go away, you may want to take a closer look at your skin. It’s possible that you don’t have acne. Other skin conditions can look a … Continued

Is any acne treatment safe to use during pregnancy?

So many things change during pregnancy, and your acne treatment may need to be one of them. Here’s what you should know about using acne treatment while you’re pregnant. Acne medication never to take during pregnancy If you’re pregnant, immediately stop taking these medications and do not use them during your pregnancy. Isotretinoin Brand names … Continued

5 ways to help your teenager survive acne

Having any type of acne (pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, or acne cysts) can feel devastating for a teenager. Just when our appearance becomes so important and we want to look our best, acne can begin. Some teens seem unfazed by acne. For most teenagers, however, this especially visible skin problem can be upsetting. If your teenager … Continued

What can clear severe acne?

If you wake up to find a few large pimples on your otherwise clear face, you may consider that severe acne. Likewise, a breakout of whiteheads and blackheads before a first date may seem like severe acne. But that’s not the type of acne we’re talking about here. Severe acne: This 14-year-old boy has acne … Continued

10 skin care habits that can worsen acne

While it’s important to wash your face, washing too many times a day can irritate your skin, causing new breakouts. Are you faithfully treating your acne but still seeing new breakouts? Your skin care routine could be to blame. Here you’ll find 10 skin care habits that can worsen acne and dermatologists’ tips to help … Continued

Is your sports equipment causing your acne?

Shot-putter: When equipment frequently rubs against your skin, acne can flare. Some sports equipment and clothing provide an ideal environment for acne to thrive. This is so common that there’s a medical term for this type of acne. It’s called acne mechanica. You get this type of acne when sports equipment or clothing traps heat … Continued

Is your workout causing your acne?

Prevent acne: To remove sweat during a workout, use a clean towel and gently pat the sweat from your skin. Do you suspect that your workout is causing (or worsening) your acne? You could be right. If your workout is the culprit, you don’t have to stop exercising. You can continue to play sports, take … Continued