Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham is getting skin advice from specialists before the family moves to the US. She is concerned about the stronger sun on the West-Coast.

Victoria wants the skin specialist to devise a programme for each of the Beckhams before they move,’ a pal tells the Daily Express.

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Rose petal baths

Take a rose petal bath to help rejuvenate and restore damaged skin, including sun burn and acne scars.

Click here for the details.

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Laser based therapies

As technology advances therapies involved with using lasers have become more common.

“Unlike their systemic counterparts that offer a short-term solution to treating acne by killing acne-causing bacteria, these devices work differently by altering the structure of the oil glands. Studies show that these newer treatments effectively shrink oil glands and, in some cases, even improve acne scarring and overall skin texture. However, the key to increasing their use among dermatologists is fine tuning the existing treatment protocols to ensure success for the majority of acne patients” said dermatologist Amy F. Taub, MD, FAAD, clinical instructor of dermatology at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago.

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Can birth control pills be used to control acne

Naweko San-Joyz asks if birth control pills can be used to control acne, and concludes “Even though studies reveal that birth control pills do combat acne, contraceptives are not ideal for all women with acne. For example, most studies only tested the drugs on women with mild to moderate acne. Women who experience moderate to severe acne should explore acne control options beyond birth control pills- such as antibiotics, topical retinoids, tretinoin or systemic treatments- in order to attain clear skin.”

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Tyra Banks and $200 acne creams

Tyra Banks paid $200 for an acne cream which she resulted in: “I had pimples on top of pimples. The kind of pimples that feel like there is poison underneath your skin. The kind of pimples that feel alive.”

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Acne myths

This article points out the common myths of acne.

- It is not caused by eating chocolate
- It is not the result of poor hygiene
- It is not the cause of stress

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Acne and makeup

Carefair.com talks about the effects of make-up on the skin. With regards to acne this what they say about acne blocking pores:

“This may lead to unsightly and unpleasant acne, which sometimes causes a nasty cycle of applying make-up to cover acne caused by make-up – which, in turn, causes more acne. However, many modern beauty products are “non-comedogenic”, meaning it`s less likely to block your pores. Having this word on the label is practically a requirement for make-ups made for complexion-conscious buyers. “

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Acne linked to suicide

An Australian newspaper reports that studies show that there is a link between acne and suicide.

“At this age young people are developing a sense of identity and self worth, and so they are potentially vulnerable to any adverse psychological effects associated with acne.”

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Five steps to improving your acne

Here are five simple steps to getting clear skin.

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Clear your acne in three days

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