Acne is a skin condition that can cause pimples, blackheads and cysts. It affects people of all ages, but is most common in teenagers and young adults. Acne occurs when the pores on the skin become blocked with oil and dead skin cells. Bacteria then grow in these blocked pores causing pimples to form. The bacteria also irritate surrounding healthy tissue which causes redness and inflammation.
Despite being a common skin condition, acne can often cause feelings of self-consciousness and insecurity. It is important to remember that you are not alone and that there are a number of treatments available to help you manage your condition effectively.
6 Types of Acne and how to treat them
There are many different types of acne and each type has its own set of symptoms. The most common types of acne are Non-inflammatory acne lesions include blackheads and whiteheads and Inflammatory acne lesions include papules, pustules, nodules and cysts.
1. Whiteheads (closed comedones) – These are small bumps under the skin where the oil gland is partially blocked.
2. Blackheads (open comedones) – Blackheads are enlarged oil glands at the surface of the skin with a dark plug of debris.
There is a wide variety of different types of acne, and many products on the market to treat them. One product that can be effective for some people with more mild acne is face wash. It removes excess oil from the surface of the skin, as well as dead cells that might block pores and lead to bumps on the skin. People who have acne that is not severe, and blackheads and whiteheads instead of pimples, might find this product helpful.
Our Clear Complex Wash is a perfect solution for those suffering from oily skin and acne. The potent concentration of Niacinamide and other antibacterial ingredients in this product will help you with eliminating surface bacteria while also reducing dermal irritation caused by dirt or dead skin cells on your face!
Your skin will feel fresh, soft and clean after every use of our Clear Complex Wash. It is perfect for those with oily or acne-prone skin who want a product that can balance their skin’s oil production without drying out the delicate natural oils of your skin!
Another great product to consider is our Purifying Glycolic Foam Cleanser. This cleanser is the perfect way to start your day. It contains 3% glycolic acid, which gently removes dirt and dead skin cells while balancing pH levels without over-drying out sensitive areas. Aloe Vera soothes dry skin with its powerful nutrients; Panthenol repairs any future blemishes; Allantoin nourishes - leaving you feeling refreshed but not oily at all!
3. Papules – Papules are small, raised lesions that are typically less than 1 centimeter in diameter. They are most commonly found on the face, neck, and chest, but they can occur anywhere on the body.
4. Pustules – Pustules are a type of acne lesion that are filled with pus. They can be red, swollen and sore to the touch.
There are many different treatments for acne, including over-the-counter and prescription medications, as well as natural remedies. One effective remedy that can help treat acne is using a toner with salicylic acid.
Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid that helps to break down sebum and dead skin cells that can clog pores. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce the redness and swelling associated with acne.
Our Salix Toner is specifically formulated to aid in the treatment of acneic, oily, and hyperpigmented skin conditions. Salicylic Acid, derived from natural Willow Bark provides exfoliation that penetrates deeply to purify and unveil fresher and brighter skin with a more even tone. Aloe Vera provides healing and hydration properties to keep skin comfortable and nourished.
Another powerful and effective acne treatment, the Clear Complex Sulfur Masque is a medicated formula that provides relief for those struggling with breakouts. The natural ingredients in this product, Zinc oxide, bentonite clay, kaolin, and sulfur, work together to clear your skin by breaking down excess oil while also breaking through clogged pores overnight. With soothing eucalyptus extract as an added ingredient, you will be waking up to a softer and smoother complexion every day!
5. Nodules – These are large, hard, painful lesions that are either under the surface of the skin or deep within the skin and connect with a hair follicle
6. Cysts – Cysts usually appear as large, pus-filled lumps under the surface of your skin. If a cyst bursts and drains, an infection may develop.
Even after acne is cleared, scarring and the formation of dark spots can be a significant problem. Our Clear Complex PM Purity Gel is the perfect way to get your skin back on track. Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Tea Tree Leaf Oil, and Niacinamide remove dead skin cells and excess oil buildup that lead to future breakouts while antioxidant-rich Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract and pigment-fighting Licorice Root can guard against post-acne scarring and the formation of dark spots.
What Causes Acne
There is no one cause of acne, but there are a number of factors that can contribute to its development including hormones, diet, stress and environment.
Hormones: Hormonal changes, such as those that occur during puberty and pregnancy, can trigger acne outbreaks.
Diet: Foods that are high in sugar and saturated fats have been shown to contribute to acne breakouts.
Stress: Stress can aggravate acne by causing an increase in the production of sebum, a natural oil that can clog pores.
Environment: Exposure to certain chemicals or pollutants may also contribute to acne development.
While there is no one cause of acne, by understanding the factors that can contribute to its development, you can take steps to help reduce your risk of developing this skin condition.
It is important for people with oily and acne-prone skin types to have in their skin care regimen products that work best for their skin type. Our Tissue Hydrating Formula is a lightweight, hydrating gel moisturizer that will not only hydrate your skin but also fight acne. Made with Dermaesthetics PowerBlend™ of Saccharide Isomerate and Safflower Oil to nourish and smooth your skin while building an intensive moisture barrier against dehydration and dryness without leaving a greasy residue behind.
Our Skin Balance Cream is a lightweight moisturizer that is formulated for acne-prone, troubled, and oily skin types. It evens the texture of the skin and re-balances sebum activity. Panthenol and Aloe Vera provide hydration while Vitamin C provides natural antioxidants for a healthier looking complexion with radiant color!
The severity of acne can change over time, sometimes without any visible warning signs. If you are experiencing a sudden increase in the number or size of your pimples, please consult with your doctor immediately to avoid scarring or further skin damage. If you are experiencing acne breakouts, it is important to consult with a dermatologist who can help you develop a treatment plan that is right for you.