Diet and Acne

You are what you eat. But, does diet cause acne? Acne is a common skin condition that affects people of all ages, and many factors can contribute to its development.  By in large, acne is caused by two main factors: hormones and genetics.  But what about diet?  Shouldn’t this have some impact on an individual’s […]

A dietary supplement can improve Acne Excoriée (skin picking in acne).

Acne excoriee is a skin condition that is often overlooked and misunderstood. It is a compulsive disorder that involves picking at acne lesions, resulting in prolonged healing, persistent redness, scarring, and hyperpigmentation. This condition is typically seen in young women, but anyone can be affected. Acne excoriée is more than just a bad habit; it […]

How to take Accutane and prevent side effects

Accutane was the original brand name of the chemical compound isotretinoin. Even though multiple preparations of isotretinoin have been formulated and are sold today through prescription, the name Accutane has stood the test of time.   Accutane is a modified version of vitamin A that shrinks the oil glands in the skin leading to remarkable clearance […]

Adult Female Acne

Every day I hear the same complaint: “I am 40 years old and breaking out with acne. Why?” Adult female acne refers to women in their 20s, 30s and 40s who experience acne, often in a ‘hormonal’ distribution around the chin and jaw line. Some of these women had acne as a teenager, and simply […]

Spironolactone for Acne

Long-term use of Spironolactone in women for acne In May 2020, a retrospective study from the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology examined the safety and effectiveness of long-term oral Spironolactone for the treatment of acne in women. Spironolactone is FDA approved as a diuretic for blood pressure control. However, it also has the […]