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About Acne

What Is Acne

Acne Basics
Various presentations of acne, like comedones (blackheads and whiteheads), papules, and nodules are described. An introductory guide to the biological processes involved in acne.

Acne Types
A guide to the most popular types of acne accompanied with a sample image of each. This short article is an important resource for those with non-standard acne.

Aggravating Factors
This article discusses items that can aggravate acne, causing flare-ups. Cosmetic products, foods, sweat, and stress are some of the factors that are discussed.

What Causes Acne?
Acne is the visible manifestation of complex processes that are occurring beneath the skinís surface. The article delves into the biological processes that cause acne.

Answers To Acne Myths And Misconceptions
Acne is an incredibly common problem, but one that is still full of myths and misconceptions. Does a tan cure acne? Is acne caused by sexual activity? This article delves into each of these myths, and separates fact from fiction.

What To Avoid
Over-cleansing, cosmetics, sweating, and squeezing pimples are some of the behavioral issues that can aggravate acne. Other environmental issues like stress and foods are also discussed.


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What May Look Like Acne?

Skin conditions that may look like acne
This article looks at four conditions that can visually resemble acne: Rosacea, Folliculitis, Keratosis Pilaris, and Perioral Dermatitis. This article offers readers important information to ensure that you arenít treating the wrong condition.

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