Is it acne?… Or Rosacea?

Confused guy

What do you do when you feel a pain?  Or, when you notice something unusual on your skin? If you’re like me, you do your own self diagnosis. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with that.  Just as long as you can solve the problem 90% of the time, like I do! Well, more like 40%… But seriously, here’s a way to increase your own self diagnosis percentage by figuring out if the inflammation on your face is acne and not rosacea. Rosacea… Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that affects adults.  It causes redness in your face and produces small, red, pus-filled bumps or pustules. Symptoms: Spider-like blood…

The pimple stopper!

Tea Tree Oil

Ever had a pimple you wish you could pop, but it just wasn’t ready yet? Trust me, I have! I know, I know, doctors say to never pop your pimples, but who wants to walk around with a bulging white zit on their face? I’m certainly not doing it! So my wife suggested that I rub a little tea tree oil on the area before bed, and it should be ready for the plucking in the morning. Reluctantly, I tried it… And would you believe it worked!? In less than a 24 hours, it was ready to be popped. And the best part, it left no scar!  So of course I…

Non-Controversial Adult Acne Tips

After last week’s post about acne, a physician reader sent me this link from the Detroit Free Press about managing adult acne, calling them “reasonable” and “non-controversial.”  Basically, keep the area clean, don’t touch it, and control stress.  

4 Easy Anti-Acne Tips

Acne on the forehead

There’s never a time when having acne is a “great” experience. So here are 4 tried and true tips that can keep your skin acne-free! Steer clear of overeating sushi (I know, I know…); because it’s raw, it can contain higher levels of bacteria. Sweat toxins out of your skin regularly in a sauna. Wash your pillow (as well as pillowcase) every few weeks. Microscopic bacteria love to settle in the pillow and can easily become trapped in the pores. Exfoliate.