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Chlorella For Acne
If the label is true: Chlorella is a common green pond scum, with some nutritional value. Some folks have packaged it as a nutritional supplement and will sell it to you. The "superfood", anti-cancer, immune-enhancing and similar claims are all made up (breaks no law, strangely.) if the bottle contains what it says it does (and in this shadow world it often doesn't), you're safe. It's your money. ...Read more
Algae: Chlorella and spirolina are green and blue=green algae used as dietary supplements. Am not aware of any known direct toxicities, but persons with seafood allergies and those with hyperthyroidism should avoid these. The more important question is are they really necessary? Only you can determine whether you really need these. Only your wallet is likely to be hurt. ...Read more
Acne Troubles: You can usually keep acne under control with gentle facial cleanser, 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and light facial moisturizer. If these fail, a dermatologist could prescribe antibiotics, topical retinoids, or Accutane as a last resort. If you would like more personalized advice, click the Send Message button at healthtap. Com/saurbornmd ...Read more
Many ways: Start with a mild daily cleanser (like cetaphil or dove sensitive skin). You can use benzoyl peroxide, a topical antibiotic or an oral antibiotic. Additionally you can use salicylic acid or glycolic acid. Retinoids (like retin a (tretinoin) or differin) can be used as can Accutane (an oral type or retinoid). Other treatments include blue light therapy or comedone extraction. ...Read more
Each hair follicle is connected to a sebaceous gland. The sebaceous glands produce sebum, which keep the skin surface oily and protects the skin.
The importance of adequate face washing: when dead skin clogs up a pore, bacteria grows in the oily skin.
The whiteness of an acne lesion is the pus formed by the dead white cells that fight the acne bacteria. ...Read more
Scars: Acne can always be treated effectively and if you want treatment, it is your right. Being a teen is rough enough without getting bad advice or criticism. Fairly severe acne will produce some scarring, which you may or may not want. Nobody wants severe acne, but if you have mild disease and do not want treatment, it's your business and yours only. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: Acne is a serious, chronic disease that needs to be managed scientifically until it remits on its own. The stuff that works (benzoyl peroxide, retinoic acid derivatives, salicylic acid, prescription antibiotics) all are gifts from mother nature. If you're responsible for a young person's health, you have a duty to provide effective treatment including physician consultation. ...Read more
Acne: During puberty, there is an increase in sebum production in the skin. Sebum and skin debris clog pores and the blockage results in inflammation. Gently cleaning the surface of the skin and applying acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide or prescription clindamycin help reduce the bacteria and clean up to the top layer of the skin allowing the pimples/comedones to clear over time. ...Read more
Please see referance:
It is a big topic, so please review this site.
It is an inflammation of the oil glands over the face chest and back primarily. Hormonal factors play a big role esp. In teens. Young adults may have other factors contributing to this and will need some further evaluation.
https://www. Aad. Org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/a---d/acne ...Read more
Skin disorder: Involving the pilosebaceous follicles which encompasses the hair shaft, the hair follicle, the sebaceous (oil) gland. Acne involves increased "debris", so called follicular hyperkeratinization, in the follicle, along with increased sebum (oil) production, and inflammation that may in part be related to the Propionibacterium acnes bacteria. ...Read more
Acne is a condition in which hair follicles on your face and other skin areas get blocked with oil ad dead skin cells. It is common in teenagers and may be exacerbated by hormonal shifts. It usually but not always clears up when people get somewhat older. Here is a link to a site for more information
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/acne/basics/definition/con-20020580 ...Read more
Clogged glands: Acne, medically known as Acne Vulgaris, is a skin disease that involves the oil glands at the base of hair follicles. It commonly occurs during puberty when the sebaceous (oil) glands come to life - the glands are stimulated by male hormones produced by the adrenal glands of both males and females. ...Read more
See below: Acne results from oil overproduction (often due to hormones), clogged pores, p acnes bacteria, & resultant inflammation from your immune system recognizing infection. Effective acne treatments target these causes: benzoyl peroxide & antibiotics kill bacteria, retinoids decrease oil, salicyclic acid & retinoids unclog pores, oral contraceptives target hormones. ...Read more