Acne is caused by a combination of excessively oily skin and clogged pores. It’s one of the most common skin complaints but so many of us are causing more harm than good to our skin when we try to treat it. In this blog, find out what you can do to ease your symptoms and give the condition the boot.
What Is Acne?
Acne is a common skin problem that will affect most of us during our lifetime. It causes oily and itchy skin which clogs pores, causes spots, and can be extremely painful. It’s particularly common during times of hormonal change such as puberty and pregnancy.
The most common area of skin to get acne is the face, particularly the lower half. It is also common on the back, and around 15% of acne sufferers also develop the condition on their chest. It doesn’t just come in the form of pussy red spots, blackheads and whiteheads are also a common form of the condition.
The Different Types of Acne
There are six different types of acne that fall into one of two categories: noninflammatory and inflammatory. The key distinction between noninflammatory and inflammatory is that the latter normally results in swelling which often comes as a result of a bacterial infection. Nodules and cysts are the most severe forms; read more about them below.
Noninflammatory Acne Types
Inflammatory Acne Types
What Causes Acne?
Acne is caused when hair follicles, which are tiny holes in the skin, become blocked. Sebaceous glands are attached to the hair follicles to lubricate the hair and to prevent the skin from drying out.
The lubricating substance is what we call sebum. Acne occurs when the skin produces too much sebum. The sebum mixes with dead skin skins and resultantly blocks the follicles, which is what leads to the affected areas developing the condition.
Acne Marketed Skincare Products May Be Making Your Condition Worse
In general, a lot of over-the-counter skincare products contain ingredients which are way too harsh on the skin.
In our culture of social media and instant result skin care, we have become obsessed with seeing immediate results which has led to companies adding ingredients which are causing long-term damage to our skin.
The situation is even worse for oily or acne prone skin. These products tend to be some of the harshest out there as they’re designed to dry out the skin and eliminate excess oil.
However, because they’re so harsh they are completely stripping the skin of all natural oils and sebum. Oil is necessary to keep our skin functioning normally otherwise we wouldn’t naturally produce it!
When the oil is stripped, the skin then reacts by producing even more oil to try and replenish its supplies which actually makes the situation worse.
2 out of 3 forms acne are in irritating states so further irritation needs to be avoided at all costs. Many skincare products which claim to treat the condition only irritate the skin further.
The Dermoi Recommended Acne Product
Osmosis Skin Defense is a revolutionary new product that works from the inside out to help fight acne. We highly recommend adding this product to your skincare routine.
The supplement combines multiple detox strategies to bind and remove heavy metals, pesticides, plastics, preservatives, and estrogen toxins from our body. Osmosis Skin Defense restores health to the body to reveal a clearer, blemish-free complexion.
The slow-release capsule also allows nutrients to be released in a controlled fashion in the gastrointestinal tract, improving the quality and efficacy of the formulation.
- Provides excellent antioxidant protection
- Detoxes the body
- Clears the skin and restores luminosity
- Removes dead skin cells
- Boosts mood and brain health with N-Acetyl Cysteine
- Cruelty-free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan
The Risks of Cosmetic Acne Treatments
Many skincare treatments that are recommended for treating acne are actually making the situation worse. Treatments, like microdermabrasion, can cause further irritation and inflammation, which in some cases exacerbates the risk of bacterial infection.
Those suffering from acne are more prone to skin scarring and/or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Adding inflammatory treatments on top of this further increases the risks of permanent scarring.
Treatments should aim to repair inflammatory damage not make it worse, which is where Dermoi comes in.
The Best Treatments for Acne That Won’t Damage Your Skin
At Dermoi, we have developed two specialised facials to help treat all types of acne. Both our Vitamin Infusion and Facial Peel acne treatments have been formulated by our scientific team to treat the condition without causing irritation or skin sensitivity.
Both facials have been designed to regulate cell renewal, reduce excess sebum and prevent inflammation, while also helping to eradicate bacteria.
The treatments help to prevent future breakouts, while also immediately clearing pores and reducing inflammation for instant results without the usual damage!
Dermoi’s vitamin infusion goes beyond the skin’s surface to clear all types of acne.
The treatment balances oil production, clarify pores, brightens skin tone, and reduces both redness and facial scarring.
The treatment infuses vitamin A into the skin which normalises skin cell shedding, increases cell turnover, stimulates collagen and assists with the healing of acne scars. It also uses pure active powders to gently exfoliate while relieving skin inflammation, evening the skin tone, and killing bacteria.
- Clinically-proven to be effective against all types of acne
- Evens skin tone and texture
- Heals acne scars
- Prevents future acne and skin damage
- Strengthens and plumps the skin
- 100% safe, non-toxic, cruelty free
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This results-driven treatment resurfaces and clarifies problematic skin while calming redness and irritation. It has no downtime or facial flaking
Like the Osmosis treatment, it gently exfoliates the skin, refines skin texture, and kills p.acnes bacteria. It’s followed by a healing, and rejuvenating treatment containing hyaluronic acid and an array of antioxidants for intense repair.
- Improves skin clarity
- Softens acne scars and pore size
- Brightens dull skin and hyperpigmentation
- Boosts collagen production and skin regeneration
- Hydrates and calms the skin
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Author: Sam Pennington