AcnEase in the News

Have Oily Skin? 5 Steps to Combat Oily Skin and Prevent Acne
January 31 2014

By: Dr. Agnes P. Olszewski

Skin is the largest organ of the
body.  It has many important functions,
and our bodies are programmed to protect this vital organ.  Unfortunately, sometimes the protection
process goes haywire when our sebaceous glands, which produce skin oils (sebum)
necessary to keep our skin healthy and supple, start producing the wrong amount
of sebum. When not enough oil is produced, our skin begins to age and becomes
dry, scaly and itchy. On the other hand, overproduction of sebum results in oily skin and may often lead to acne.
Acne Skin-Friendly Halloween Makeup. Treat - Don't Trick - Your Skin This Halloween
Acne Skin-Friendly Halloween Makeup. Treat - Don't Trick - Your Skin This Halloween
October 31 2013

By: Dr. Agnes P. Olszewski

Who doesn't want to go a bit overboard with makeup on Halloween? Though this is the time to get away with it, you still may want to do it in a way that does not exasperate your acne.  

Here are some Halloween tips to look crazy-good but let your acne-prone skin survive the night.

The latest skincare tips
The latest skincare tips & tricks that keep you informed
October 21 2013

By: Dr. Agnes P. Olszewski

Webinar Back By Popular Demand:  8/24, 7:30pm EST

you missed the first webinar (which was overbooked so we had to schedule it
again!) on how to create your own ACTION® plan on how to treat your
acne, you won't want to miss it this time!  For anyone with acne,
no matter how long you've had it for, you will be able to walk away from
this webinar not only with an ACTION® plan, but Dr. Agnes Olszewski,
CEO of Herborium and natural medicine specialist, will also share with you
her secrets that have helped hundreds of thousands on not only breaking the
cycle of acne, but how to overcome the emotional effects of having this
skincare issue.

How to Stop Acne Before it Arrives
How to Stop Acne Before it Arrives
October 15 2013

By: Dr. Agnes P. Olszewski

Skin oils (also called sebum) produced by your skin’s sebaceous glands are necessary to keep our skin healthy and supple. When not enough oil is produced, our skin begins to age and becomes dry, scaly and itchy! On the other hand, over-production of sebum may eventually lead to acne.

Under normal conditions, the sebaceous glands are a “well-oiled machine” (no pun intended) and they make just the right amount of sebum, which flows up through the pores of the skin to the surface to maintain healthy skin. When excess sebum is produced, it can lead to clogged pores, which accumulate this excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria and create a perfect recipe for forming whiteheads, blackheads (comedones) and pimples. Therefore, the first step in pimple formation (AKA acne) is the over-production of sebum, and your first visible sign of a potential acne problem is... oily skin. Since an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure, it makes sense to start preventing acne at the first sign of a problem: OILY SKIN.

Male Hormonal Acne 101.  Part I: Why Men Get Acne
Male Hormonal Acne 101. Part I: Why Men Get Acne
September 18 2013

By: Dr. Agnes P. Olszewski

While acne in men may not be considered dangerous, it certainly can be very distressing —and is surprisingly common as well. Over 25% of acne sufferers are men and this includes not just adolescents but grown men. In fact, during the last decade the median age of people with acne (including men) has risen by almost 23%, from 20.5 to about 26.5 years of age. In addition, guys have obviously less chance to camouflage acne with make up while at the same time their acne is usually more difficult to treat. The newer generation of men in general tend to be more concerned with their appearance, and more focused (and spending) on their looks including wellness, grooming and attire.

The 2 Most Important Steps for Eliminating Acne Scars
The 2 Most Important Steps for Eliminating Acne Scars
August 11 2013

By: Dr. Agnes Olszewski

It’s hard enough to fight acne, but fighting acne scars is truly an uphill battle. There are many options available to help make scars less visible, but unless you work on treating, and most of all PREVENTING acne from coming, NONE of them will work and be worth your effort and money.

Acne marks and scars result from repeated (and extensive) damage to the skin due to acne pustules and papules, pimples, zits, cysts, etc. Each is associated with an inflammatory reaction which causes some local damage when combating bacteria trapped in the clogged pores of the skin.

If you think of a cut on your skin, you get a scab that helps it to heal. Pimples that become inflamed are like little cuts that need to heal; with repeated breakouts there is no time for the skin to regenerate. When you stop acne from coming you will allow your skin to at least partially renew itself using collagen (building blocks for the skin) producing new healthy tissue. As a result, your acne scars will become less visible, and those marks that are more superficial (small and less deep) may even vanish.

Sun and Acne: 8 Myths That May Ruin Your Skin
Sun and Acne: 8 Myths That May Ruin Your Skin
July 30 2013

By: Dr. Agnes Olszewski

Are  you one of those people that believe if you lay out on the beach all day long, your acne will dry out? Or that if you lather on any type of sunscreen in the morning, it will last all day? These thoughts seem
logical, but unfortunately, they’re incorrect. Learning about proper sun  protection and sunscreens in relation to acne will help keep you safe and your skin clear!

Myth 1: The sun is bad for me

FACT: No, the sun is NOT BAD for you.
The sun is healthy if you take the proper precautions. Ultraviolet light from the sun comes in two main wavelengths: UVA and UVB. They are quite different in respect of the risk they create for your health. UVA rays are those that are considered “bad”, which can cause you to burn and eventually, excess exposure may lead to skin cancer. UVB helps you produce vitamin D, which is very important for your overall wellbeing, supports your bones, skin, muscles, heart, eyesight and immune system- but don’t be fooled, excess exposure can be harmful to your skin cells.
Moderation in sun exposure and using proper sun protection are keys to your skin and body health since long-term, excessive exposure to sunlight can increase the risk of certain types of skin cancer. Appropriate use of sun protection also plays a major role in helping to combat acne breakouts and heal acne scars and marks.

DIY at-home acne remedies
DIY at-home acne remedies
March 17 2013

By: Patricia Conte

Take acne into your own hands

You can combat acne at home with ingredients you probably already have in your cupboard. These DIY at-home acne remedies are gentle and effective.

You don’t have to be a teenager to experience the angst-inducing effects of acne. Thankfully there are several at-home remedies you can easily put together to help soothe your skin and combat a dreaded breakout.

Dr. Agnes is the founder of AcnEase, a unique provider of alternative and complementary health care solutions in the U.S and global marketplace. According to Dr. Agnes, scientists have found that cocoa can contain more antioxidants per cup than red wine or green tea.

There is also data suggesting that regular eating (or drinking) of dark chocolate without sugar (or strong dark chocolate-based cocoa [without sugar]) can calm skin that’s been irritated by sun exposure, and in general, improve skin texture, hydration and appearance. Cocoa butter is actually a familiar additive to many cosmetic products such as body butters, creams or scrubs.

She notes that, in general, chocolate and chocolate-based products are good natural choices to improve your skin. It will act as a moisturizer (makes skin smoother and more supple); calm irritated, dry skin; promote rejuvenation from inside out and help detoxification.

5 Surprising Home Remedies to get Rid of Pimples
5 Surprising Home Remedies to get Rid of Pimples
February 14 2013

So you have a hot date planned, including a romantic chocolate wrap for two perhaps? You’re excited, ready to go and then, you look in the mirror and a pimple rudely popped up on your face in a most noticeable place.  A normal reaction is to pop it —but don’t do it!  It will only invite more bacteria in, make it look worse and worse yet, create an acne scar.  Here is what you can do!

Dr. Agnes P. Olszewski, Founder of AcnEase®, an all-botanical acne treatment, shares with us her top 5 at home remedies to get rid of pimples quickly.

5 Easy Things You Can Do To Improve Your Skin's Health
5 Easy Things You Can Do To Improve Your Skin's Health
February 03 2013
Forget the heavy $100 creams and the crazy as-seen-on-TV skincare systems—you don't need to feel like a chemistry lab rat to improve your skin health this year.

So what can you do then to get skin as glowy as Taylor Swift? Shockingly, it's a cinch. Just follow these five super-simple expert tips—seriously, so easy!—to make your skin shine bright like a diamond in 2013.
Your Holiday Guide to Clear Skin at Any Age
January 15 2013
Any holiday events coming up in the next few weeks or even days? Most of you may remember that my original blog was My Skin Concierge, so I felt it a must to bring you Dr. Agnes's Holiday Guide to Clear Skin!
Dr. Agnes, CEO of Herborium, a Botanical Therapeutics ® company and the makers of AcnEase ®, a 100% botanical acne treatment, launched a 30-Day Countdown to Clear Skin for the Holidays.
Q&A 4Her: Dr. Agnes Olszewski PhD, CEO and Founder of Herborium Group
January 15 2013
Dr. Agnes Olszewski, a founder and CEO of Herborium Group (HBRM), a Botanical Therapeutics® Company, has over 20 years experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector. She’s used her knowledge and passion for medicine to help introduce the company’s flagship product called AcnEase. The all botanical treatment reportedly boasts a success rate of 96% in treating and preventing acne is men and women of all ages and skin tones.

Dr. Agnes shared some thoughts on her entrepreneurial journey with us in our latest Q&A. Read on for more!