Teenage Skin

Does Diet Play A Role In Acne?

You are what you eat isn’t just a saying. “Everything you put into your body can have an impact on both your overall health and your appearance, and the amount of acne you experience is no exception,” notes Donna Vial, a certified physician assistant and skin care expert at Sanova Dermatology in Lafayette, Louisiana. Certain foods tend to be breakout Continue reading

Top 4 Tips For Teen Skin

Teens are going through many changes and are typically living life on the go. Alterations in skin due to hormones and busy schedules can make it difficult for teens to find a skincare routine that works for them and that isn’t too complex or timely to complete. Other than the use of multi-functional and sometimes prescription products that effectively deal with Continue reading

Top 5 Ways To Treat Back Acne (“Bacne”)

Back acne, also known as “bacne”, can be annoying and, at times, painful. If you are experiencing back break-outs, you are not alone. Back acne is a common problem among teenagers and adults alike. Luckily, there are ways to treat this pesky problem. 1. Exfoliate regularly “Exfoliating is one good way to prevent back acne,” shares Dr. Jennifer Vickers, a Continue reading

How To Protect Your Children From Skin Cancer

Summer is filled with time spent outdoors, and with that fun comes significant sun exposure. Although young children are not able to fully understand the risks of sunburns and sun exposure, teaching them healthy habits from a young age can help them learn to make the right skincare decisions throughout their lives. Teach Your Children the Importance of Sunscreen Many children Continue reading

Under Your Skin: The Inside Story on Blackheads and Whiteheads

Nearly everyone has them at some point in life, but that doesn’t make having pimples any easier. Whether you have whiteheads, blackheads or an inflamed acne bump, you’d like them to clear up. The problem starts when greasy secretions from the skin’s sebaceous (oil) glands combine with dead skin cells. This excess oil (called sebum) and the dead cells stop Continue reading

6 Benefits of Consistent Chemical Peels

A medium-intensity chemical peel is a procedure that utilizes acid solutions to assist in removing dead and damaged layers of skin. “This helps to reveal the more youthful and glowing skin that is present underneath,” explains Angie Pennington, licensed aesthetician and laser technician at Sanova Dermatology – Central Austin and Sanova Dermatology – Dripping Springs in Austin, Texas. This procedure Continue reading

What You Need To Know Before Using Topical Antibiotics To Treat Your Acne

For sufferers of severe acne, relief often proves elusive. They try topical treatments, oral treatments, and follow a regulated diet, but nothing seems to clear their embarrassing and painful acne. “One common treatment option for sufferers of severe acne is a topical antibiotic,” shares Dr. Miriam Hanson, dermatologist and skin care expert at Sanova Dermatology. But many patients ask: While Continue reading

5 Skin Care Tips for Teens

It’s important to start healthy habits early. And when you are a teenager, taking care of your skin is especially crucial. This is a time of big hormonal changes, which can throw your skin into turmoil. Here are 5 tips for teens to help you improve your skin. 1. Drink Water Water is really important for your skin. Especially when Continue reading

What Changes in the Pilosebaceous Unit Lead to Acne?

We’ve heard about all the contributors: diet, stress, hormones. Even outside variables, like touching the skin too much, transferring bacteria and pollution can also contribute to acne. But all of these factors really effect one underlying structure in your skin that leads to the development of acne. The Pilosebaceous Unit “At its core, acne is a disease of the pilosebaceous unit Continue reading

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