What is Acne? What Causes Acne? How to treat Acne
Acne, medically known as Acne Vulgaris, is a skin disease that involves the oil glands at the base of hair follicles. It commonly occurs during puberty when the sebaceous (oil) glands come to life - the glands are stimulated by male hormones produced by the adrenal glands of both males and females
Acne is not dangerous, but can leave skin scars. Human skin has pores (tiny holes) which connect to oil glands located under the skin. The glands are connected to the pores via follicles - small canals. These glands produce Sebum, an oily liquid. The sebum carries dead skin cells through the follicles to the surface of the skin. A small hair grows through the follicle out of the skin.
Pimples grow when these follicles get blocked, resulting in an accumulation of oil under the skin.
Simply put, skin cells, sebum and hair can clump together into a plug, this plug gets infected with bacteria, resulting in a swelling. A pimple starts to develop when the plug begins to break down
Top 8 Acne Treatment Mistakes
Not trying an acne treatment long enough
Trying too many products at once
Over scrubbing or over cleansing the skin
Choosing the wrong products for acne-prone skin
Popping and picking at pimples
Waiting too long to see a skin specialist
Overusing or under using a prescribed acne treatment
Stopping the use of acne product once it clears up
Our certified skin care professional will work individually with every client to find the cause of acne and treat it accordingly to skin type.