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At Fashion Show, the Hottest Accessory Was Pimples

Moto Guo's spring 2017 collection is titled 'Picnic in the Society'

(Newser) - Malaysian fashion designer Moto Guo appears to be making some sort of statement about pimples, but exactly what, and whether they may actually now be fashionable, remains unclear. GQ reports that in his Milan Men's Fashion Week debut on Monday, Guo's makeup artists created blemishes on his models'... More »

Vitamin Supplement May Cause Acne

Research suggests link between breakouts and B12

(Newser) - Nature giveth, and nature taketh away. The same vitamin credited with helping the brain and nervous system—B12—is now accused of contributing to acne, reports the Independent . A new UCLA study suggests a link, though researchers emphasized that more research needs to be done to confirm what's actually... More »

FDA: Acne Meds Can Cause Life-Threatening Reactions

Warning issued for over-the-counter products

(Newser) - In rare cases, common over-the-counter acne products can cause severe and sometimes life-threatening allergic reactions, the FDA warns. Reactions include shortness of breath, fainting, and collapse, and almost half of those who reported severe symptoms required hospitalization, reports USA Today . The agency says it has had only 131 cases of... More »

New Acne Fighter: Thyme

Agent in plant kills bacteria better than leading treatment

(Newser) - The latest weapon against acne may be on your spice shelf. Scientists have found that thyme extract may fight the skin ailment more effectively than a commonly-prescribed treatment, Scientific American reports. Researchers used the plant's active compound against the chief cause of acne, the bacteria Propionibacterium acnes. Turns out... More »

News Flash: These Apps Won't Cure Your Acne

FTC slaps two programs claiming to work dermatological wonders

(Newser) - No matter what the ads say, you just can’t cure acne with an iPhone. The FTC has moved to shush a pair of apps claiming to do just that. Going for 99 cents on Android Marketplace, AcnePwner said users could “Kill ACNE with this simple, yet powerful tool.... More »

Pimple Popping Shouldn't Be Taboo

After all, we don't mind discussing celebrity private parts

(Newser) - You can blow your nose in public and discuss irregular bowel movements with a friend—but mention pimple popping, and the world goes “ewwww.” But “who hasn't popped a pimple? Who doesn't get a painful little prick of satisfaction from doing so?” writes David Marchese for Salon... More »

Acne Cure: Breast Milk Cream?

Lauric acid found to banish pesky pimples with no side effects

(Newser) - Move over, Proactiv. Turns out breast milk may be the real key to banishing the acne that strikes some 85% of teens. Scientists discovered that lauric acid, which is found in breast milk—and, less titillatingly, coconut oil—fights acne without side effects like redness and burning, reports the Telegraph... More »

Super-Acne Resists Drugs

Resistant bacteria strain increasingly defies antibiotics

(Newser) - As if regular old zits weren't bad enough, awkward teens now have a new worst nightmare: antibiotic-resistant super-acne. Dermatologists say the bacteria that causes pimples is increasingly immune to common treatments, reports MSNBC. And while acne may not be a life-threatening condition, the frequent prescription of antibiotics to treat it... More »

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