Acne is caused by chronic inflammation and is often treated with antibiotics.
Acne treatment including the highly effective acne medication isotretinoin should be made more readily available despite reports of its association with depression and teen suicide.
Those hitting the gym on account of their New Year’s resolutions are likely reaping the benefits, including improved overall health and mood.
Conclusions about the effectiveness of blue light therapy for acne are limited. A new systematic review and meta-analysis of 14 randomized controlled trials of blue light therapy for acne shows methodological and reporting limitations–including small sample sizes, short intervention periods, and variation in reporting quality for acne outcomes.
An unhealthy diet, a high level of stress, and extreme skincare routines were the most significant factors related to acne breakouts.
Adolescent acne does not always result in a pathological condition; rather, it may be a natural, transient inflammatory state occurring when the maturing facial skin is exposed to new microbes and enhanced production of an oily substance called sebum, according to a Forum article published on September 26 in the journal Trends in Immunology.