Acne is the most common skin concern in the world. It affects almost 85% of young adults. There are millions of skincare products and oral supplements available in the market for the treatment of acne. People in their 20s and 30s are more prone to acne but in some, it takes past their 50s. There are many factors involved in causing acne.
What is acne?
Acne appears when pores get clogged with dead skin cells and oil. Our skin has sebaceous glands that produce oil. Our pores are connected to sebaceous glands. Propionibacterium invades skin cells and starts replicating. White blood cells fight with bacteria and results in inflammation and redness. Whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples are common types of acne.
What causes acne?
Major factors that are involved in developing acne are over-active sebaceous glands, abnormal shedding of dead skin cells, and the growth of acne-causing bacteria. Other factors involved are genetics, diet, hormonal fluctuations, stress, depression, poor lifestyle, and infections.
Skin Care Tips
Benzoyl Peroxide is a compound that kills bacteria associated with acne
Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid that helps to unclog pores
Helps to unclog pores and inhibit the growth of bacteria
Increases cell turnover and replaces old and worn-out cells with new and healthy cells
Alcohol & Acetone
Controls the bacterial growth in pimples and lesions
Prevents the androgens to bind with skin cells which controls the excess production of sebum
A naturally produced acid by yeast and has anti-bacterial properties
Alpha Hydroxy Acids
Improve skin texture and reduce the size of your pores
Helps to treat inflammation caused by pimples
Tea Tree Oil
Has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and protects the skin from sun damage
Derived from vitamin B3 and used topically to treat inflammation