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Your skin is your body’s largest organ. It’s also the most easily seen. Because of this, skin conditions can take a toll on your self-esteem. Practicing good general skin care is important. But even with healthy skin care habits, issues like acne, rosacea, and unwanted facial hair, along with wrinkles and other signs of aging, can cause you to feel less than your best. The good news is, most skin conditions are treatable. This means you can improve your appearance, often with a single medication and just a couple minutes of daily care. Moreover, looking better can increase your self-confidence—which may, in turn, motivate you to lead a healthier life. With our wide range of skin care solutions, AccessRx may carry a medication to effectively treat your skin condition.


Understanding Skin Conditions: Rosacea

Rosacea is a long-lasting condition that affects more than 14 million Americans. And without proper rosacea treatment, it tends to get worse over time. If you have rosacea, you will generally notice symptoms that come and go in a cycle: They flare up for a few weeks or months, then decrease or disappear, before they flare up again.

Unfortunately, rosacea most often affects your face; rosacea causes the blood vessels in areas where you are prone to blushing to widen and rise to the surface. The result is redness, flushing, and swelling plus small red bumps filled with pus.

The condition can also lead to small red lines under your skin, a swollen nose, and thickening of the skin on your forehead, chin, or cheeks. Moreover, areas of swelling can be prone to acne. When rosacea affects your eyes (called ocular rosacea), you may notice redness, dryness, and/or itchiness and even problems with your vision.

Rosacea causes are not well known. But once you’ve been diagnosed, aside from using daily medicine, doctors recommend identifying the factors that trigger a flare-up and then trying to avoid them. You can identify your triggers by trial and error and keeping a list of any possible suspects.

Triggers can include sunlight, very hot or cold temperatures, emotions like anger or embarrassment, and strenuous exercise, among others. Rosacea and diet can also be connected. When it comes to rosacea and nutrition, while a certain diet doesn’t cause rosacea, the following foods and drinks can be common triggers: hot, caffeinated beverages; alcohol (especially red wine); spicy foods; citrus fruits and vegetables; marinated meats; and certain cheeses.


Understanding Skin Conditions: Unwanted Facial Hair

The growth of unwanted facial hair in women can have various causes. Most commonly, facial hair may increase as a natural part of the aging process. As a woman, you always have a certain amount of male hormones in your body. But as you age, you create more male hormones, called androgens. This can cause an increase in hair growth on your face and neck.

Androgens are also affected by obesity. Since androgens are stored in fat, the more overweight your body, the more male hormones you may retain—and, hence, the more unwanted hair.

Finally, certain medical conditions, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), can lead you to look for treatment to reduce the growth of unwanted facial hair.


Understanding Skin Conditions: Acne

Acne can include pimples, deeper lumps (like cysts or nodules), and/or plugged pores (like blackheads and whiteheads). And it doesn’t just form on your face. Acne can also occur on your chest, back, or even your neck or upper arms.

Acne starts with your sebaceous glands, which produce an oily substance called sebum. Your sebaceous glands are connected to your hair follicles. Under normal circumstances, oil flows up through the openings of your hair follicles and out onto your skin’s surface—keeping your hair and skin moist.

But your glands can make too much oil. They can also shed too many dead skin cells. When this happens, excess oil and dead skin stick together creating a soft plug. This blocks the opening, causes swelling, and creates a setting where bacteria can grow easily. The result is unsightly acne: whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, and cysts.


Understanding Skin Conditions: Wrinkles

One of the most common signs of aging skin, wrinkles can be caused by inside factors, like your genes, or outside factors, such as smoking or sun damage.

Your genes play one part in how soon your skin undergoes the natural aging process. Two important substances in this process are collagen and elastin, the fibers that support your skin and keep it from sagging. But starting in your mid-20s, your production of collagen begins to decrease. And elastin—the substance that gives your skin its spring—starts to lose elasticity. When these are damaged, wrinkles develop.

Sun exposure is one factor that can speed up the aging of your skin—since ultraviolet (UV) rays break down collagen and slow your ability to create new collagen. The sun’s rays also destroy elastin, causing it to weaken and lose its spring sooner.

Smoking is another outside factor that can cause wrinkles and speed up the aging process. First of all, the chemicals in tobacco smoke destroy collagen and elastin. Secondly, the nicotine causes the blood vessels in the outer layers of your skin to narrow. This slows blood flow to your skin—and blood contains oxygen and other important nutrients your skin needs to stay healthy. Finally, the heat from cigarettes along with the constant squinting of your eyes and pursing of your lips can contribute to wrinkles.


Treatment & General Skin Care

AccessRx provides several popular prescription treatments for common skin conditions. These include Metrogel, the most popular rosacea treatment; and Vaniqa, to reduce the growth of unwanted facial hair.

Are you ready to take control of your skin condition? Get detailed information below on general skin care treatments—or click here to see how to order your prescription medications simply and securely via AccessRx.com.


Metrogel Prescription Medication for Rosacea

Metrogel is the most commonly prescribed rosacea treatment today. This highly formulated, once-a-day therapy helps alleviate the stubborn symptoms of rosacea—from redness, flushing, and swelling to pus-filled bumps. Learn more about how Metrogel can help you reclaim clear skin.


Vaniqa Prescription Medication for Facial Hair Removal

Vaniqa is the first and only FDA-approved prescription cream clinically proven to help women reduce the growth of unwanted facial hair. Providing positive results within 4-6 weeks, this twice-daily therapy slows the speed of facial hair growth, allowing you shave, tweeze, or wax less frequently. Learn more about how Vaniqa can give you freedom from unwanted facial hair.



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