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Vitamin A used in acne medicines may help autoimmune and transplant patients

Posted January 31, 2014

The same form of Vitamin A used by teenagers to combat acne might offer benefits that are more than skin deep. That’s because an international team of researchers have found that it may also help keep the immune system under control for people with autoimmune disorders or those who have received transplants. This finding was published in the February 2014 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology.

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Marine algae can help acne sufferers

Posted November 30, 2013

Scientists from the University of Stirling have discovered an unlikely treatment for acne – marine algae. Research by marine scientists at the University’s internationally renowned Institute of Aquaculture revealed the cleansing qualities of certain fatty acids including some produced by algae.

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Raw foods may help with urinary tract infections, acne, depression, IBS and more

Posted October 18, 2013

Heather Bhagat was only three years old when she had bladder surgery. From there came a slew of persistent health issues, including chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs) – which she typically had once every month – severe acne, underweight problems and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). They not only negatively affected her body mentally and physically but, because of her waning self-esteem, caused friendships to fall by the wayside.

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Six natural ways to heal acne with quick results

Posted October 3, 2013

Skin problems like acne can affect almost everyone. This is most prevalent among adolescents because of their fluctuating hormones. Acne can develop not only on the face but also on the scalp, chest and back. This usually occurs due to lack of sleep, stress, diet and a busy schedule on a daily basis. Even if there is no absolute cure for this skin problem at this time, there are a lot of simple and natural remedies that can be made at home to prevent or diminish the effects of acne.

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Topical Treatment with L-Carnitine for Mild to Moderately Severe Acne

Posted July 31, 2013

In a randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled, 9-week study involving 60 subjects with mild to moderately severe acne (10-25 inflammatory lesions) involving the face, application of a topical skin formulation containing licochalcone A, l-carnitine and 1,2-decanediol, twice a day for a period of 8 weeks, was found to be associated with a significant reduction in the pustules and sebum levels, marked reduction in P. acnes and improvement in DLQI, while no such changes were found in the group who applied a placebo vehicle.

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Acupuncture Clears Acne – New Research

Posted July 30, 2013

New research finds acupuncture an effective treatment for the treatment of acne. Investigators examined the effects of four facial acupuncture treatments on patients suffering from acne vulgaris. Following the treatment regime, the investigators measured significant reductions in acne papules and nodules. Additional objective measurements revealed reductions in local inflammation of the skin and tissues. A survey measured a subjective satisfaction scale from patients that showed improvements as well.

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New links between diet and acne

Posted July 27, 2013

A review carried out by the University of Hull has shed new light on the relationship between acne and diet. Published in Dermatological Nursing, the comprehensive review assesses the latest evidence and findings about the effects of food and nutrition on acne and suggest that high glycemic index foods such as milk could exacerbate the skin condition.

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Top natural remedies for common skin problems like wrinkles, stretch marks and acne

Posted June 10, 2013

The usual skin creams, lotions, or salves promoted on TV or on slick magazine ads are not effective for wrinkles, stretch marks, acne, and other skin problems. They often make matters worse, they’re expensive, and some even contain carcinogenic components.

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Study finds good bacteria that may cure acne

Posted April 5, 2013

There’s new treatment hope for teenagers and adults with acne, as researchers report they’ve found a strain of healthy bacteria that appears to zap nasty zits away. The study involved clear-skinned volunteers who agreed to have their skin loaded with the “good” strain of bacteria which, ironically, is a cousin of the “bad” bacteria that causes pimples.

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Increasing Evidence Links High Glycemic Index Foods and Dairy Products to Acne

Posted February 20, 2013

A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has determined that there is increasing evidence of a connection between diet and acne, particularly from high glycemic load diets and dairy products, and that medical nutrition therapy (MNT) can play an important role in acne treatment.

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