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What is Acne? Photo credit: htp// Acne is a skin condition that occurs when the oil-secreting glands in the skin are clogged and become inflamed or infected.  If you’ve never taken time to understand why you breakout, below are basic facts that will help you understand acne, to best effectively fight them.  1. There are 5 main known causes of acne:  a. Excessive production of oil by the sebaceous gland (or oil producing gland) of the skin  b. Hormonal imbalance  c. Pore build-up based on excessive shedding of dead skin cells d. Irritations or reactions from make-up, food allergies and medication  e. Bacteria build-up in the pore  2. Not all “acnes” are the same. There are different categories of acne based on their severity, location, and size, and they should be treated accordingly. If you are suffering from the mild forms of acne such as blackheads and white-heads, topical treatments are you best bet f


What is sunscreen?  A cream or lotion rubbed onto the skin to protect it from the sun. An active ingredient in creams, lotions and other preparations for skin.      What sunscreen should I use? 1. Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays). 2. Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 30 or greater. 3. Water resistance. A sunscreen that offers the above helps to protect your skin from sunburn, early skin aging, and skin cancer. However, sunscreen alone cannot fully protect you. Also recommend that you seek shade when your shadow is shorter than you are and protect your skin by wearing long sleeves, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses whenever possible.   Who needs sunscreen?   Everyone. People of all skin colours get skin cancer. More than 3.5 million skin cancers in more than 2 million people are diagnosed annually. Many of these skin cancers could have been prevented with protection from the sun’s rays.   When should I use sunscreen?  Every day . The sun e