THE ACNE GROUP is dedicated to providing accurate, reliable information on the treatment of acne, acne skin care and eliminating acne. Believe it or not, acne IS a skin disorder! Everyone seems to have acne and everyone seems to suffer from it.


  • 1) Abnormal blocking of the sweat and hair follicle caused by too much androgen production in teenagers and by stress in those with adult acne.
  • 2) A greater production of oil by the sebaceous glands.
  • 3)And the abundance of common bacteria that all humans have.


1)Rosacea: Acne and rosacea are two unrelated skin conditions. However, the two do co-exist together on the patients skin just as acne and psoriasis or acne and eczema and many other skin conditions that also appear together. Adult acne and rosacea are often seen on approximately 80% of patients and varies from mild to severe acne. Rosacea and acne are quite different as rosacea is a red face in the mild forms and has many stages. However, acne is red pus filled bumps that vary from mild to severe.

Clogged skin pores and bacterial infections cause acne. The blackheads, whiteheads and pimples are all different forms of acne and sometimes appear with rosacea or combined skin disorders appearing at the same time. Rosacea consists of red bumps called papules. The papules and pustules that occur in rosacea may look like typical acne, but closer observation by a trained physician reveals the absence of whiteheads and blackheads. In rosacea, the pimples and cysts rarely appear on the chest and back.

2)Seborrheic Dermatitis: Seborrheic dermatitis is very painful sensitive skin when on the face. When it is on the scalp it is called dandruff and had little or no pain as the scalp has very few pain sensors or nerve endings. Many people bump their heads for years with very little problem. Seborrheic dermatitis is an itch red area on the facial skin and on other places of the body. Most often, seborrheic dermatitis is on the facial area along with rosacea. It involves overactive sebaceous glands and scaly flaky skin. Whereas, the scaling skin on the eyelids of ocular rosacea.

is sometimes confused with it.

Pictures are shown as follows to illustrate the severe skin conditions:




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Did you know that many acne sufferers are also affected by rosacea? Quite often due to the very aggressive skin medications to exfoliate the blocked oil pores, the skin becomes very red and irritated. Rosacea and acne is caused by an acidic body and skin, and the primary symptom is a red face. The Rosacea-Ltd III web site has more information on rosacea.

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The Myths Surrounding Acne
Acne is caused by certain foods. This is not true. All too many studies have found no connection between diet and acne. Neither chocolate, French fries, or pizza cause acne. If you happen to be one of the few who actually are affected by a certain food, then don't eat it! As a general rule, however, your body will always respond better to a good diet and lots of water.

Acne is caused by stress. This is not true, especially in young people. If anything, stress may worsen acne. The worsening of acne from stress is because more sebum, or oil, is released when you are stressed out.

You have to grow out of acne. This is not true a lot of the time. There are many products and methods for treating acne. If nothing is working for you, always see a dermatologist.

Acne is just a cosmetic disease. It is obvious that acne can worsen your looks and can result in permanent physical scars; however, it is usually never life-threatening. This does not mean acne is a simple cosmetic disease though. Acne and its negatives can affect the way people feel about themselves to the point of affecting their lives. If someone doesn't handle their life properly, acne can become a type of mental disease as well.

Acne is caused by poor hygiene. This is not true. Acne is caused by extra skin and oil, but if you wash your skin hard and too often, you can make your acne worse. Remember: acne is not caused by dirt or surface skin oils; therefore, 'over washing' your epidermis will not help.
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