More than 20 years ago, men in Australia started growing a moustache (a “mo”) in the month of November and rechristened the month as “Movember”. The “Movember movement” has since spread worldwide and raises money for men’s health (mainly prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental illness and suicide prevention) – and so, this month is an appropriate time to discuss men shaving (or not shaving) and acne.
Stress does not directly cause acne. However, studies have shown that if you already are troubled by acne, then stress can make it worse. Research has found that any injury or damage to skin, which includes acne, will be much slower in healing when a person is under stress. So what can be done?
During the Covid pandemic, the practice of wearing a mask in the UK has become one of the new “norms”. With prolonged mask wearing, the health of facial skin has been shown to suffer. We even have a new term for it: maskne. However, with a few adjustments we can reduce the risk/severity of these acne flare-ups.
What is hormonal acne? What effect do hormones have on the skin? When can hormonal acne strike? Where typically does hormonal acne occur? And most importantly: What can be done about it?
There are mixed opinions as to whether the sun actually helps with problem skin. The most important consequence of sun exposure for people with acne is that inflamed and irritated skin is much more likely to become pigmented, which is the skin’s protective response as it tries to minimise sun damage.
When your skin is dehydrated, it can feel tight and dry – and this may lead you to think that you are suffering from dry skin. If your skin is dehydrated and particularly if this has resulted in spots, you should establish an effective skincare regime. Here's how to do just that.
How does Blue Light Technology harnesses all the benefits of light to treat acne without the harmful UV rays? Dr Sam Robson - medical director at Temple Clinic - explains how we can combine what we have learned from science and nature to get the best of both worlds in her latest blog.
Acne is known to cause stress, anxiety and depression. The effects of stress in causing or worsening acne have not been studied as widely. Together stress and acne comprise a vicious cycle. How to put a break on it?
For many years antibiotic therapy has been an important part of acne treatment in either topical or oral form. But nowadays we deal with such endemic levels of resistance that we have had to reduce our reliance on antibiotics and explore novel and new ways of treating acne.