It’s time for back to school season! We know that no one wants to start a new school year dealing with painful and embarrassing acne. So this month we want to send you to school with a gorgeous and healthy skin!
So What is Acne? Acne is a skin condition affecting approximately 17 million Americans. So you’re not alone! Acne is characterized by multiple whiteheads, blackheads, papules and pustules on the face, chest and back. It develops when grease from the skin’s sebaceous glands plug the tiny hair follicle openings which leads to clogged pores. When bacteria grows in these clogged pores it leads to different types of inflammation resulting in acne.
What Causes Acne? There’s been a lot of speculation over the years about what causes acne. It has been linked to chocolate, exercise, cheese… But scientists are now saying that genetics and hormones are the only two proven culprits. When hormones change due to adolescence or pregnancy there is a rise in androgen levels. Androgen is a hormone that can cause oil gland under your skin to increase in size which in turn stimulates increased oil and sebum protection. Sebum is an oily or waxy matter that is necessary for keeping skin hydrated and helps give the skin a waterproof like quality. However, too much sebum or oil can break down cell walls and encourage bacteria to grow leading to inflamed and clogged pores. Studies also show that high level of oil that lead to acne can be genetic.
What Are The Symptoms of Acne? Acne is characterized by redness, uneven skin tone and blemishes. There are several different forms of acne that can sometimes become very painful or inflamed. Whiteheads, blackheads, papules, nodules and cysts are all different types of acne that generally manifest as red, white, or black bumps on the skin.
How Can I Treat Acne? The best way to treat acne is to reduce bacteria build up and oil formation under the skin. Our spa can offer very effective professional treatments to reduce the symptoms of acne including peels, specialized facials, and masks. For at home treatment we suggest using oil-free products including Totarol, Salicylic Acid, and Benzoyl Peroxide. These acne fighters are proven to reduce flare ups and redness. All of these ingredients can be found in our Glo Therapeutics products that are specific to acne!
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