What is Acne?
Acne or acne vulgaris is a skin condition that appears when overproduction of dead cells, oil and bacteria clog pores and create an infection in the skin. The clogged pores or hair follicles lead to cysts, nodules, blackheads, whiteheads, pustules, and redness caused by inflammation. Acne can appear on the face, forehead, back, shoulders and chest. Acne mostly occurs in teenagers, but it can affect people of all ages, and there is such thing as adult acne. Nowadays, acne can also show up because of wearing facemasks constantly, also known as Mask acne.
What causes acne?
As noted, blocked pores or hair follicles cause the effects of acne on the skin. What causes pores to get clogged is a combination of three skin conditions: Over productions of dead cells, excess oil (sebum) and the presence of acne-causing bacteria. The first one is an overproduction of dead cells. The skin in the epidermis is constantly renewing and regenerating new skin cells. New cells are born, and old cells die out. When these dead cells, called corneocytes, do not shed due to lack of skin exfoliation, they build up on the surface of the skin and can block your pores. The second cause would be an excessive amount of oil (sebum). Hormones, age and environmental factors such as your skincare routine, diet and living space can cause your skin to produce a lot of sebum. Sebum can build up under dead skin cells and further aid in blocking the pores. The third factor of acne on the skin is acne-causing bacteria. The skin naturally contains millions of bacteria, some good and some bad. Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) is a form of bad and bad and, when combined with a build-up of dead skin and sebum, will lead to acne that appears on your face or any other body area.
How to get rid of acne?
There are certain things you can do to get rid of acne (Acne treatment). We recommend starting your acne removal journey with a skin analysis and professional facial done by licensed estheticians. They will recommend skincare regimens and specific treatments to help with your acne blemishes—secondly, it’s all about skincare at home. It would help if you adopted healthy skin habits such as exfoliating the skin three times per week and changing your bed sheets and pillow casings every other day. That will prevent acne bacteria from contaminating your environment and your skin. While cleansing the skin is obvious here, you should opt for a super gentle cleanser instead of otherwise known recommendations such as salicylic cleansers. That’s because when you use harsher cleansers, you strip out the skin from all of its good bacteria and natural oils, Acne treatment. Thus, pushing your body to compensate and create more oil. Another great way to reduce acne is by nourishing your skin with powerful antioxidants such as vitamin C and niacinamide serums. These vitamins will defend against bacteria and pollutants while deeply moisturizing your skin for normal healthy function. Here are our top recommendations on clearing your acne or Acne treatment.
How to get rid of acne at home
- Get a professional facial
- Change your pillowcases every other day.
- Exfoliate your skin three times per week using a mild scrub
- Cleanse your skin three times per day using a Super Gentle Cleanser
- Apply a Vitamin C and Niacinamide hyaluronic acid serums
- Apply non-comedogenic and preferably organic moisturizing creams.
- Regularly use a Pore minimizing Kaolin clay face mask to absorb excess oils.
If you are suffering from acne and want help from our professional skin therapist, you can call our Skin Care clinics in Montreal and Laval for FREE consultations or advice. We also offer specific skin treatments to prevent and reduce acne, such as peels, dermabrasion and deep cleansing facials. To treat acne, we recommend you try out these acne facial treatments or acne body treatments:
Acne facial treatments
- Carbon laser peel: This exfoliating facial can be done on the face and the body.
- Chemical peel: Specific acids will be used to target acne on the face or acne on the back.
- Deep cleansing facial extractions : This is a must-try facial that will remove blackheads, whiteheads and excess oil using suction devices and manual extractions tools.