Green Tea Extract for Acne Relief

by L Matthews on March 8, 2017

Green tea is a great source of antioxidants and has demonstrated a range of benefits for metabolism. Now, researchers have found evidence to support the use of green tea extract for acne relief.

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It’s that time of year again, where we frantically rummage in our bathroom cupboards for the sandy, goopy best sunscreen bottle of last summer or go to the store to stock up. Whether your choice of sunscreen depends on whether it smells nice, goes on easily, is not too greasy, or is cruelty-free, be sure […]

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Acne – Yeast Infection

June 24, 2015
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Several skin complaints, including acne, are caused by a yeast infection, meaning that to cure acne you need to first resolve the overgrowth of yeast. One type of acne caused by a yeast infection is called pityrosporum folliculitis and is particularly prevalent in teenagers and in men. Symptoms of pityrosporum folliculitis include chronic, itchy, red […]

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Got Warts? Try Zinc

May 10, 2015
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Zinc is an essential mineral needed for the growth and repair of healthy skin. It plays a key role in immune function, is required for a whole host of enzymatic processes, and has even been found to help reduce diaper rash, acne, and cutaneous warts.

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Acne Products and Serious, Life-Threatening Side Effects

May 7, 2015
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Anti-acne products sold by top-name brands can cause serious and potentially life-threatening allergic reactions, according to a warning from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Acne gels, lotions, cleansers, and similar products have been associated with hypersensitivity reactions that have landed some people in hospital with serious swelling and breathing difficulties.

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Keratosis Pilaris and Coconut Oil

April 8, 2015
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Sometimes known as ‘chicken skin’, keratosis pilaris is a condition caused by a build-up of keratin in the hair follicles of skin, leading to small bumps, usually on the backs of the upper arms, thighs, and posterior. These bumps, which look a little like permanent gooseflesh or goosepimples, are normally asymptomatic, although some people find […]

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Acne Under Beard Hair – What Causes it and What Can You Do?

April 7, 2015
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It may be a few months until Movember, but many people are still sporting beards grown over the winter months, and many of those people are struggling with acne under their beard. Why does this itchy, irritating, painful skin condition occur? Read on to find out!

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More Causes and Cures for Acne in Winter

April 6, 2015
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Winter Zits and Make-Up Winter acne is sometimes related to the use of heavier make-up to mimic the bright, rosy glow of summer, especially in those with pale skin. Unfortunately, this can mean that pores become blocked with creams, powder, blush and bronzers, causing whiteheads and blackheads as sebum, melanin, and make-up all combine to […]

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Eat to Beat Acne in Winter!

April 6, 2015
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Acne in winter can be connected to dietary changes that reflect the seasonal availability of fruits and vegetables, as well as our fluctuating tastes during the year.

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Acne in Winter

April 4, 2015
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If you suffer from acne in winter, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many people find that when the cold weather hits, so do outbreaks of spots, pustules, blemishes, and painful acne. So, what causes acne in winter, and what can you do about it?

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