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June Blog Post: Acne Facts

It's National Acne Awareness Month. As an Esthetician, I have supported numerous clients with Acne correction. Not all Acne has the same origin and causes therefore, each client should have customized product and treatment options. The June Blog Post will define Acne, explore the types of conditions many experience along with tips for how to support the skin with products and skin care treatments.

Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil (sebum) and dead skin cells. It often leads to various types of blemishes, including pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, and nodules. Acne can affect people of all ages. It can be prevalent among teenagers due to the hormonal changes that occur during puberty and will present differently with the decline of Estrogen on the journey to Menopause. Some will need to manage Acne as an ongoing condition while others can minimize breakouts with lifestyle changes. Here is a detailed definition and overview:

Key Characteristics of Acne

1. Clogged Pores: The primary cause of acne is the clogging of hair follicles with sebum and dead skin cells.

2. Bacterial Growth: The presence of the bacteria Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) can lead to inflammation and the development of pimples.

3. Inflammation: Inflammatory responses to clogged pores and bacterial growth can result in red, swollen, and sometimes painful lesions.

Causes of Acne

1. Hormonal Changes: Increased androgen levels during puberty, menstrual cycles, pregnancy, and menopause can lead to higher sebum production.

2. Genetics: Family history can play a significant role in determining who develops acne.

3. Diet: Some studies suggest that certain foods, such as those high in sugar and dairy, may exacerbate acne.

4. Stress: Stress can increase the production of hormones like cortisol, which may worsen acne.

5. Medications: Certain medications, including corticosteroids, lithium, and some birth control pills, can contribute to acne development.

6. Skincare Products: Using oily or greasy cosmetic products can clog pores and lead to acne.

Treatment Options

  • Chemical Peels: Exfoliate the skin and improve the appearance of acne.

  • Drainage and Extraction: Manually remove large cysts and nodules.

The Treatment Facial at Angela Green Skin Care is designed to address specific conditions including acne management. A series of 6 is available at a discount as a Service Package.

Product Options for Acne Management

Cleanse Regularly: Use a gentle cleanser to remove excess oil and dead skin cells.

Exfoliation: Gentle yet effective exfoliation will not dehydrate the skin while supporting the skin barrier function

Repair: Acne Management includes the repair of the skin. Peptides are known to enhance the skin barrier, provide hydration and improve the texture of the skin.

The Viktoria DeAnn Kit is a Must-Try to begin Acne Management:

Acne Support

Understanding the various aspects of acne can help in effectively managing and treating the condition. If acne is severe or persistent, seeking advice from a skincare professional is recommended. Your skin care professional will discuss options including the option to seek medical advice to identify vitamin and mineral deficiencies and advanced treatments.

Acne Management available at Angela Green Skin Care:

Say Hello to the Skin You Deserve!


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