Acne – how can I treat it?

Skin problemsEvery individual has experienced acne at some point in their life. Some are still experiencing this in their adulthood years. This kind of acne is different to the type experience during teen years. As in adulthood it is more persistent and less aggressive. Thus, it is important to understand the type you have and how to best treat it.

What are the causes?

There are a variety of factors that can contribute to this skin condition. For instance, hormonal changes or rosacea, stress, bad hygiene and certain medications.

Understanding how acne form?

The skin is one of the largest organ of our body. The skin on our face are made up of tiny pores that are lined with skin cells called keratinocytes. In a normal skin type these skin cells don’t become clogged. However, those who have oily or acne prone skin, these keratinocytes become sticky and clog the pore. Thus,  resulting in the appearance of white heads and black heads.

Acne are more common during the menstrual cycle, due to hormones making the pore more oiler, stickier resulting in bacteria becoming trapped. This results in the bacteria in the pores building up resulting in cysts and papules under the skin. Thus, it is important to understand why we get acne at a certain time of the month.

What type of acne do I have?

There are many types of acne we can get, it is important to identify the type  we have. There are two ways we can categorize acne, is whether it is inflammatory or non inflammatory. Non inflammatory acne are white heads and black heads that don’t cause any inflammation and are painless. The inflammatory type of acne is one that can be easily identified by its pink or red appearance. Thus, it is important that we treat this effectively with a proper skincare regime or skincare treatment.

  • Papules- Known as pink or red bumps come in different sizes, no pus or pain.
  • Pustules- This type acne occurs deeper in the skin. They appear as yellow or white acne that is filled with pus.
  • Nodules-  Are large painful bumps filled with pus or blood.
  • Cysts – Are red, pus filled bumps that are deep in the skin. This is the most severe kind, as more likely to lead to scarring if not effectively managed.

The scars and wrinkle caused by acne and pimple on skin by Hormone

What treatments will work for me?

  • Use skincare products that have salicylic aid, this helps to unclog the pores and remove oils.
  • Medical grade skin care product designed for acne. At Saints European, we have customizable skincare products that has been proven to clear this skin condition.
  • Customizable facial and skin treatments to help to clear the pores and remove black heads. This ensures the skin stays free from clogged oily skin cells. Thus, giving you clearer skin. 

To fine out more about our customizable treatments, please give our friendly team a call on (828) 586 -6172!

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