Acne, Pimple or Zit.

Pimple occurs when pores are blocked with oil and dead skin cells. Our hair follicles are linked to sebaceous glands that secrete skin oil known as sebum for moisture control. With dead skin or dirt, these build up in the hair follicles and form together a soft bump, forming a thriving environment for bacteria that is already on the skin. When pores get infected with dirt, grit and bacteria, the result is acne. Typically, it appears on the face or neck but could also form on the upper back, chest or shoulders.


Acne Vulgaris

The most common form of acne

Mild to moderate acne vulgaris consisting of the non-inflammatory blackheads and whiteheads and inflammatory lesions such as papules and pustules.

Severe lesions characterized by inflammatory nodules and cysts.

Whatever it is, don’t try to pop that pimple. It could lead to scarring of the skin that might cause frustration and emotional distress. If you really must pop it, let it go naturally with some warm water and anti-bacterial ointment.

Contributing factors to the formation of acne.
1. Healthy follicle2. Duct clogged by dead cells, sebum starts to accumulate3. Bacterial infection, inflammation triggered, – pimple4. Follicle ruptures, pustule with fluid formed – acne
  • Excessive production and secretion of serum due to improper moisturisation;
  • Dead skin cell build up blocking pores, dust and other pollutant can function likewise;
  • Skin fauna imbalance leading to the accumulation of bacteria;
  • Hormonal changes.
What affects your acne problem?
Hormones

Hormonal variation in the body can aggravate acne formation. The sebaceous glands enlarge and produce more sebum. Hormonal infatuations can happen in pregnancy, puberty, menstrual cycle and the use of oral contraceptives affect sebum production.

Exposure to cosmetic ingredients

These are based on your skin’s reaction to allergens such as cocoa butter and mineral oils.

Genes

Our genes do determine the skin’s response to inflammation and healing ability. Often chronic acne and eczema is the result of inability of the body to get rid of bioaccumulation.

Stress

Stress increases the level of cortisol which increases inflammation. So a happy you, equals healthy skin.

Greasy and “heaty” food, nuts and chocolate

Research has proven little to no effect of these food products on the development of acne. But if you notice some sensitivity to such food, it would be advisable to avoid them.

Dirty skin

Although dirt may not a direct cause of acne, dirty skin can cause an imbalance of skin fauna, increasing the level of bad bacterial.

How to treat acne problems?
SkinSavers Deep Pore Cleanse

Our multi award-winning facials control and promote the correct level of sebum production, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammation and healing properties, combined with aesthetic technology to kill sub-surface bacterial, and reach the deeper layers of the skin to promote healing.

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Crystal Clear Solution

Low Level Laser is used to control the sebum glands, resulting in less oil production. Our 3 step chemical peel facial and Dermabrasion help resurface the skin of scars and dry flaky skin. They are most effective when used in combination with other acne treatments.

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