• Fede Montagud, editor

    Resveratrol helps control acne

    10 Nov Resveratrol helps control acne



    Dermatology Times

    It is known for its reparative potential and sold as an anti-wrinkle agent, but according to a new study published in Dermatology and Therapy, resveratrol also helps cure the unsightly pimples that appear on the skin. Especially when combined with benzoyl peroxide, an antimicrobial agent widely used in anti-acne creams.


    The alliance of opposites: Resveratrol is an anti-oxidant and benzoyl peroxide is an oxidizer. But together they seem to be effective in fighting acne. This is the conclusion of research by scientists in the dermatology division of the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California (UCLA), who claim that resveratrol enhances the bactericidal effect of benzoyl peroxide and inhibits growth of the Propionibacterium acnes bacterium responsible for acne over a longer period (over 24 hours). Additionally, the formula is not harmful to the skin. Read More

  • Rosa Taberner, dermatologist

    Acne heals, but the scars remain

    20 Sep Acne heals, but the scars remain



    The Lancet

    Acne, particularly common in teenagers, is one of the world’s most common skin disorders. Although it results in a wide range of lesions, acne, even if untreated, is often benign. However, sequelae in the form of scars may persist for life.


    Acne is such a common problem that we often take it for granted as a normal physiological phenomenon. Some 85% of adolescents experience, to a greater or lesser degree, acne lesions of various types: comedones (blackheads and whiteheads), papules (pinheads), pustules (infected pimples) and nodules (larger, raised and often painful lesions). Fortunately, very effective treatments are available nowadays and most cases resolve in time. But if the lesions become scars, these can persist for life. Read More

  • Rosa Taberner, dermatologist

    Can diet improve acne?

    10 Jun Can diet improve acne?




    Acne is an extremely common disorder of the skin that affects 85% of people between the ages of 12 and 24 years. Except in the most severe cases, acne is considered to be a simple physiological alteration, yet it can greatly affect quality of life. The influence of diet on acne is still being debated today.


    Acne is a disorder of the hair follicles, with many influencing factors: increased sebum (oil) production stimulated by hormonal factors; pore blockage due to increased cornification; and finally, proliferation of the bacterium Propionibacterium acnes. The result is an inflammatory response and the formation of the lesions characteristic of acne, whether pimples, papules, pustules (pimples with pus) or, in more severe cases, nodules, cysts and scars. Read More

  • Violeta Camarasa, science journalist

    15 golden rules to control acne

    Acne is a skin imbalance that affects many young people. Although unsightly, acne is not usually serious and can be brought under control with a basic skin care routine. The challenge is to avoid bad habits: to keep acne at bay, first you have to keep yourself in check! Here are 15 tips for daily prevention and treatment of mild acne problems.


    Adolescence is a period of change. Because the body is developing physically and psychologically, the transition can cause certain hormonal imbalances that affect the skin, such as the overproduction of sebum (oil). Although usually not serious, acne is visible and often results in lowered self-esteem. According to some studies, 30% of young people with acne stop going out, which seriously affects their personal development. Do not let acne change your life: look after yourself and visit the dermatologist, a doctor who specializes in the skin and its health. Our tips will help you control this problem that is so typical in young people. Read More