Accutane is to the holistic acne treatment folk what Monsanto is the organic folk: pure unadulterated evil that can do no good. The drug is universally demonized in the natural health community, and hot on the heels are lawyers eager to scare people into signing up for a class action
OK, sorry about the sensational headline, I just couldn’t resist. Especially since there’s a grain of truth to it. I just came across case reports and papers reporting skin hyperpigmentation after minocycline treatment. These describe people who have developed blue/gray areas on their
Benzoyl peroxide has become somewhat of a boogieman in the natural acne treatment movement. And there’s no shortage of myths like ‘my skin gets addicted to BP’ and ‘when you quit your acne comes back with a vengeance’. As with all myths, there’s grain of truth in those, but they are u
New study unveils even more side-effects from Accutane. A Turkish study published just two months ago found that Accutane treatment increased systemic inflammation and reduces blood vitamin E levels. In earlier posts I have talked about inflammation and the role it plays on acne. And
Benzoyl peroxide (BP) is one of the most successful OTC treatments for acne. It kills bacteria and helps to shed dead skin cells. Recent research also suggests it may mitigate genetic androgen sensitivity in acne-prone skin. Benzoyl peroxide normally comes in 3 concentrations 2.5%, 5%
Antibiotics are the first-line treatment for moderate to severe acne. And most acne patients walk out from dermatologist’s office with a prescription for course of oral antibiotics. Doctors prescribe and we take them assuming they are safe and without much thought to the consequences.