The bane of many people’s lives, and whether it is 1 spot or 100, it affects the person concerned. One of the most common misconceptions concerning Acne is that it is caused by dirty skin. They treat the problem by frequent and harsh washing – only to exacerbate the condition.
Acne has many causes: genetics, hormones, stress, diet, and over cleansing of the skin can all play a part. But to understand Acne you need to first understand what creates a spot.
There are three main factors in the development of a spot:
- Excess Keratinisation, too many dead skin cells on the top layer of your skin.
- Excess Oil (Sebum). Sebum production is normally stimulated by the hormone testosterone, which is why acne is so prevalent in teenagers (who experience a hormone surge during puberty). In women, due to fluctuations in hormone levels, spots can be a problem throughout their lives.
- A bacteria found around the opening of a hair shaft (P. acnes bacteria).
Mix them all together and it can cause havoc. But be aware you need at least two to cause spots.
Can I cure it?
We cannot stop spots completely,(if you have a genetic predisposition then it is within you), however, most people grow out of their spots. Our aim is to prevent them damaging the skin for life. What we can do is to control the number of spots, their severity, and to minimise any damage they might do to the skin.
How does Dermaviduals help to improve it?
Dermaviduals cleansers are gentle and will not over strip the skin. They will cleanse and gently remove excess keratinisation and the excess sebum. The secret is to remove the layer of dead skin without stripping the good oils (remember spotty skin is not dirty skin). Beware of cleansing products that leave your skin feeling very dry or tight. These products remove too much of the sebum, making the skin feel it is dry, which in turn stimulates oil production.
Bacteria is found on all skins, not just those with acne, and it performs a useful purpose within the microbiome system. Of the skin. Unbalance the pH of the skin and you will upset this bacteria, thus causing spots to occur
Cleansing with dermaviduals will not upset the pH nor the acid mantle. Thus keeping the skin in a perfect harmony.
After Cleansing, the Enzyme Skin Renewal used once or twice a week, will help to desquamate the excess keratinisation. Treatment Gel can be applied to help the reduction of both sebum and Keratinisation, and depending on your particular type of acne Soothing Lotion or Hydrating Lotion.
Dermaviduals will make your skin an environment that makes it harder for spots to live on. As we have said we can’t Stop Spots but we can make you have less, make them heal quicker and not leave marks.
By understanding the skin and giving the skin what it wants will change your skin.