Tag Archives: Acne

Managing Teenage Acne – The New York Times

Acne appeared sporadically at first when Sophia Steinberg was in the eighth grade, but within two years she said her face, chest and back were covered with embarrassing lesions of cystic acne. “I was very self-conscious, deeply insecure and anxious,” Sophia, a Brooklyn high school student, told me. “I would wake up ashamed for my… Read More »

Acne: What you need to know

When the teenage years arrive, they often come with those annoying, distinctive pimples on the face, and often on the chest and back too. These little skin imperfections tend to go away as we get older, but for some of us, the painful, red and sometimes yellow “zits” may last a lot longer into adulthood.… Read More »

Acne treatment: Four topical creams and products to treat the skin condition

Acne is a common skin condition causing spots, oily skin and sometimes skin that’s hot or painful to touch. Most people with acne experience it on their face, but many also get it on their back, while some also develop it on their chest. Treatment for acne depends on how severe it is. Over-the-counter topical… Read More »