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Friday, October 03, 2008

Can Tough Economic Times Lead to Acne Breakouts?

It's been a tough month for most folks; the whole economic meltdown has fatigued our lives and the worst part for some is the zit-y way of reflecting on the skin due to stress. Not too long ago we published a piece explaining how stress affects acne breakouts, so we thought this would be a good opportunity to give you some sane advise to control acne.

If you've been watching the news lately, then you understand what we're talking about. And if you're crazy enough to read the WSJ or FT, then the conditions for stress-related acne are there.

All the papers are inundated with economic death notices.

Everyone seem to want to know why the sudden pimples. How they can control the breakouts? The answer: not by stressing your skin out. The best answer is to start using an Acne Treatment System that can provide your skin with vitamins and skin restoring ingredients to give you an acne-free complexion.

Stress related acne is not an illusion
Medical research has affirmed that the connection between stress and acne is a fact. According to a 2007 study reported on WebMD, teens undergoing high stress levels (think exam time), were 23% more likely to have an acne breakout than in non-stressful times. German researchers at the Free University in Berlin reaffirmed this in a study on adults, finding that subjects suffering from stressful conditions had more acne breakouts than those who didn’t.

Our situation right now with the economic meltdown is a prefect recipe for stress. Even if we try to insulate ourselves from the media, there's still plenty of other elements and individuals surrounding us that will get us talking and stressing about it.

There is a powerful relationship between the brain and skin conditions, called Psychodermatology. One of the impacts that mental stress has on the skin is Acne. Facial skin is more susceptible to stress than other parts of the body, therefore if you have acne-prone skin, you should treat it with pharmaceutical-grade acne products.

The reality? No one is immune from acne we should all prevent it with an effective Acne Treatment System.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Curing Your Acne Breakouts

Our previous acne posts covered general information about acne and the causes of acne for those of you experiencing frequent breakouts looking for a fast cure, yet effective and definitive acne treatments for your skin. In this segment we present the best acne protocol clinically developed by our skincare experts in this bleb field, along with a practical list of which acne products you should apply to start your own acne treatment cure.

How to cure acne: Starter guidelines for your acne stressed skin:

Learn what each acne product does for your skin.

Distinguishing between acne product ingredients and their general benefits for your skin is very important. Many acne specialized sites concur that both the acne product ingredients and the benefits for the skin have much greater importance in maximizing their benefits.

This includes both general and specific benefits; examples of this include the specified purpose of each acne product like acne treatment/repair/diminish, and specific ingredient benefits such as absorbs into the skin to clear acne-causing bacteria.

Even if you just want to prevent acne, you should still be learning the benefits of every medicine. MenScience acne experts agree that many people wanting to prevent acne are going to acne information web sites; as they want to guarantee not breaking out, and finding the best acne medicine. So if you want to learn how to prevent acne, our acne skin care experts agree - read MenScience's acne treatment recommendations.

Distinguish between acne medicines

According to our acne experts, "Acne is triggered by several factors, including hormone imbalance, overproduction of sebum (the oily substance on the skin) and growth of bacteria (known as P. acnes). For this reason, using gentle, effective acne medicine (not abrasive) is an integral part of an acne treatment as it regularly removes the blockage of dead cells from pores."

One acne medicine that stands out greatly is the Acne Spot Repair. According to feedback from customer reviews, nearly 99% of current customers that have used this zit killer give it 5-stars and say it has become the main acne product in the their acne treatment routine.

Steve, from Tucson, AZ, a 48 year-old male with occasional breakouts - has made this his "go to" acne medicine every time he gets a pimple now. "I thought I was using the best until I tried this product. Doesn't dry your skin out or leave dry patches like other products."

Customize your acne treatment to control and eliminate acne permanently

Before you put together and start using an acne treatment, you need to know what each acne product targets and how it will relate to your skin needs. Ireneo, a customer from Soledad, CA, says, "MenScience Acne Treatment hydrates my skin, minimizes pores, it's soothing, and works effectively. I needed an acne system to clear my skin since I been breaking out from stress."

MenScience Acne Treatment offers pharmaceutical-grade acne medicine so that you can get an acne-free complexion:

  • Daily Face Wash: This advanced liquid cleanser promotes a clear complexion by removing the bacteria, impurities and oily residues that cause acne.
  • Advanced Face Tonic: This gentle, yet high-potency wonder softens, smoothes and conditions for a radiantly clear complexion. Professional-grade Alpha Hydroxy Acids remove organic buildup while dissolving dead skin cells and pore-clogging, oily residues to renew and clarify.
  • Acne Therapy Lotion: This intensive acne medication cures recurring acne with dermatologist recommended Benzoyl Peroxide. Enriched with vitamins and skin restoring ingredients, the prescription-grade formula repairs and conditions acne stressed skin to help prevent scarring. Ultralight and oil-free, the Lotion absorbs quickly and invisibly without leaving a residue.
Distinguish between comedogenic vs non-comedogenic acne medicine

Comedogenic refers to ingredients or products that have a tendency to block pores and promote comedones (plural of comedo), or acne.

If you already suffer from oily or acne-prone skin, keep an eye out for these comedogenic ingredients when purchasing products:
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Pigments & Dyes (red in particular)
  • Coal Tar
  • Lanolin
  • Isopropyl Myristate
Consider acne products with dermatological ingredients

You have the option of using an acne product comparison chart to find acne products that target the causes of acne and keep acne blemishes under control with effective pharmaceutical-grade acne ingredients to diminish acne and prevent acne outbreaks. Consider ingredients like:
  • Glycolic Acid
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids
  • Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Allantoin
  • Urea
  • Green Tea
  • Vitamins B5, A, C and E
Where to search: Search engine are the best resource
You also have the option of maintaining a clear complexion at all times by using convenient prescription-grade acne pads anywhere oily residues start building up. Advanced Acne Pads help you diminish acne areas, healing and repairing acne-stressed skin.

Other acne treatment resources
If you are having difficulties trying to decide which acne products are best for your skin, please let us know and we'll happy to help you find the right acne medicine for you.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Wedding Crashers

Remember the hit comedy Wedding Crashers? Well, some guys are taking that seriously... They're literally crashing weddings! But according to an article on Ask Men.com, there are some fine points men must master to do it in style... So if, like many men, the allure of 'oodles of free food and booze' excites you and you aspire to be a skilled wedding crasher, then read on.

Seems like the big idea to fool the grooms, groomsmen and entire wedding is confidence and vague references. The wedding family is often so concerned with managing sure the actual wedding day festivities goes smoothly and making sure everyone feels welcome, they're pretty oblivious.

A key thing wedding crashers should remember to impress the other grooms and groomsmen? Their grooming has to be perfect. Wedding crasher men should dress and groom themselves very carefully to act the part and not arouse any suspicion.All eyes will be on the bride and grooms and the bridesmaids and groomsmen, but a wedding crasher should try to look extra-spiffy too.

It starts with the shave. To look clean cut and well groomed, men should shave for a wedding, especially they're crashing. For a super-smooth look, wedding crasher men should skip shaving the day before the event and then shave very carefully. Of course, we recommend that they use MenScience's Advanced Shave Formula for optimal results. That goes for grooms and groomsmen, too!

There's nothing else that can make grooms, groomsmen and the entire wedding party negatively aware of your prescence... and that's body odor. Cleanse your skin with the Daily Body Wash and apply a good coat of Advanced Deodorant the advanced, bacteria-killing ingredients will kill odor before it starts. That way, you can act natural and dance like with Grandma Sue like there's no tomorrow... Calmness and bold confidence is a key for men crashing a wedding, and you certainly can't do that if you're paranoid that you're smelly.

There's another kind of wedding crasher that grooms and groomsmen should worry about, and it's not the relatively inocuous kind that is hitting on Auntie Fran. Triggered by stress, acne breakouts are common wedding crashers - and they can end up on the faces of grooms and groomsmen if they're not careful.

These wedding crashers include any variety of acne pimples, acne zits, acne whiteheads and acne blackheads. They crop up without warning, and unlike the weird man hitting on your aunt, this unexpected visitor is really obvious. To zap it, apply Acne Spot Repair directly to the acne blemish. It will reduce acne bacteria levels, help diminish redness and reduce acne pimples within 24 hours.

For more helpful tips from MenScience on wedding day grooming for grooms and groomsmen, read Wedding & Anniversary Grooming Tips for Men.

MenScience also offers some great wedding tips for grooms, groomsmen - really, all men - in Emergency Shaving, Grooming & Skincare Fixes.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Say Goodbye to Acne & Hello to a Social Life

IN MOVIES, only the really big nerds have acne. In life, the social stigmas of the acne prone follow. If you're suffering from acne, you know it's no joke.

Besides having good skin care habits, you can do much to prevent acne. If you want a solution to help you prevent acne breakouts from forming, and the acne scarred skin that can result, here's an acne treatment systemthat really works!

1. Wash your acne prone skin once a day with a gentle cleanser (like the Daily Face Wash) that contains Salicylic Acid. It will help kill acne bacteria and keep pores clear.

2. As an alternative, use the Advanced Face Tonic once or twice a day to help remove organic buildup, dissolve dead skin cells and pore-clogging, oily residues.

3. Follow good, non-comodogenic skin practices; this includes not popping or picking at acne blackheads, whiteheads and pimples. You're spreaking bacteria and irritating skin, which increases acne breakouts - and probably acne scarring, too.

4. Use an acne medicine with benzoyl peroxide, the most effective acne treatment to prevent acne breakouts. The added vitamins and soothing ingredients of the Acne Therapy Lotion will help reduce acne redness and irritation while preventing acne scars.

So now, instead of complaining about how acne breakouts destroyed your social life, take steps to cure acne - permanently!

Note: When you're using acne medication, always protect acne breakouts from the sun with a suncreen, like the TiO2 Sunblock SPF 30, as sun exposure can redden or darken acne marks and make acne scars permanent.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Acne Breakouts Can Be Triggered by Stress


YOU'VE GOT A BIG MEETING IN 2 DAYS... You've worked on your presentation for over a month and it's your one shot to make a big impression. But what's this? Pimples - whiteheads - blackheads - an enormous zit? The only impression you'll make is that of a pimple-faced teenager - not a seasoned professional!

How can you possibly have an acne breakout? You eat right, wash your face regularly with men's skincare products and use acne treatment products - and for goodness sakes - you're in your late 30's!

Once considered pure fiction, medical research has just begun affirming that there is a real connection between stress and acne. To help men avoid and treat stress induced acne (so they look great for the big meeting), MenScience has just released a new article, aptly entitled Acne Breakouts Can Be Triggered by Stress - Check it out!

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Monday, May 05, 2008

Acne Treatment and Prevention - Eight Simple Steps to Clear Stress

TO RELAX ACNE BREAKOUTS, DE-STRESS YOURSELF. Stressed and getting acne breakouts? It's no coincidence. Once considered an old wives' tale, medical research has just confirmed that there is a direct connection between stress and acne breakouts. There's hope. MenScience offers eight stress-reducing tips to help you prevent stress-related acne breakouts.
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