Acne - known as acne vulgaris, is the occurrence of inflamed or infected sebaceous glands in the skin; in particular, a condition characterized by red pimples on the face, prevalent chiefly among teenagers. 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 and lubricates the hair shaft. 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. 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 treatment products, than before they started! When using products that are full of alpha and beta hydroxy acids the skin is drained of all natural oils. 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 six exotic butters (Cupuacu Butter, Ucuuba Butter, Illipe Butter, Shea Butter, Kokum Butter, Mango 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.