Iodine in the periodic elements table

Does Iodine Really Cause Acne?

Avoiding iodine has been stock advice for acne patients for several decades now. Iodine is said to cause acne. But is it so? Does iodine really cause acne? That’s what I’m trying to answer with this post. Given that pretty much everybody knows that iodine aggravates acne I was surprised to find very little evidence … Read more

A person smoking

Does Smoking Cause Acne: What Does The Science Say?

There are few substances as harmful and widely abused as cigarettes. The list of negative health effects of smoking is as long as California. But does smoking also cause acne? Evidence to date is conflicting, and smoking seems to have both positive and negative effects on acne. Conflicting findings from epidemiological studies Epidemiological studies compare … Read more

Key that opens door to clear skin

How To Cure Acne Overview

The web is filled with bad acne advice. Q&A sites are full of well-meaning but simplistic advice about how to cure acne. Often how to cure acne questions are answered with put toothpaste on it or use this homemade skin care recipe type of advice. While there’s some truth to such answers and they miss … Read more