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Acne - what are the causes; The increased production of sebum by the oil glands in the skin causes blockage of hair follicles. It leads to the formation of small bacteria-filled cysts called comedones. If these comedones remain intact and not ruptured, they can progress into open comedones (whiteheads) or closed comedones (blackheads). When comedones rupture, an inflammatory reaction occurs and can spread into the surrounding tissue. Papules, pustules, cysts, and nodules are all forms of inflammatory lesions. There are several factors contribute to the development of acne.
Acne - different types;
Closed Comedo (White head): If the plugged follicle stays below the surface of the skin, the lesion is called closed comedo or white head.
Open Comedo (Black head): If the plugged follicle enlarges and pushes through the surface of the skin, it is called an open comedo.
Papule: The mildest form of inflammatory acne is called papule, which appears on the skin as small, firm pink bumps.
Pustule: Pustules are small round lesions, unlike papules; they are clearly inflamed and contain visible pus (dead bacteria and blood cells).
Nodule or Cyst: They are large, usually painful, inflamed, pus filled lesions within the skin. Both nodules and cysts often leave deep scars in the skin, if untreated.
Acne conglobata: It is rare but serious form of inflammatory acne which develops on the back, buttocks and chest.
To over simplify, at this point, you have one pimple, no big deal.
When that pimple gets infected with bacteria...you have acne, big deal!
Dermatologists say that approximately three-quarters of 11 to 30 year-olds will get acne at some time. Acne can affect people of all races and all ages. It most commonly affects adolescents and young adults, although there are people in their fifties who still get acne. According to Brown University, USA, approximately 17 million Americans are estimated to have acne at any one time.
Nobody is completely sure what causes acne. Experts believe the primary cause is a rise in androgen levels - androgen is a type of hormone. Rising hormone levels cause oil glands under your skin to grow; the enlarged gland produces too much oil (sebum). Excessive sebum can break down cellular walls in your pores, allowing bacteria to enter the follicle and wreak havoc.
Our Acne Relief product line takes a different direction in solving the problems associated with acne. Many, many customers have told us that their skin was oilier after using typical acne products, acne cures and acne medications than before they started! When using products that are full of alpha and beta hydroxy acids the skin is drained of all natural oils. Unfortunately, most natural remedies include these acids. The brain gets a message from the skin..."I'm Dried Up", so the brain makes even more oil/sebum and sends it to the effected area, creating a situation much worse than before treatment began.
We use ingredients that calm and normalize the sebum production process of the body. We use oils infused with herbals to adjust the oil/sebum production of your brain/body. The tepezcohuite plays a large part; it soothes pain, but most importantly, it kills the spreading bacteria. Dandelion Leaf and Root, Burdock Root, Sesame and Walnut Oils combined with these three exotic butters (Cupuacu Butter, Ucuuba Butter, Shea Butter) help normalize sebum production as well and clear acne from the skin, greatly reducing the risk of scarring.
We have hundreds of testimonies to the effectiveness of the Acne Relief bar & balm to relieve and/or completely clear acne from the user, young and old alike.